Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Paul, MN
Car Year: 2011
Car Model: 2.5X Premium (5sp)
Careful driving. I had that happen to a car (non-Subaru) once and the hood suddenly flew open at 65 mpg, spider-webbing my windshield and scaring me half to death. You DON'T want that to happen.
Best thing to do, as suggested above, is to have someone pull the latch while you jimmy the hood open.
If not, force it open (get out a drill/saw if you have to) and install pins to hold it closed until you get a new latch mechanism.
You're facing a possible safety issue here, the worst kind.
Best of luck!
2011 2.5X Premium, 5MT, Obsidian Black Pearl