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Any idea what the circled hole is? I have a loose black cap sitting next to that hole (see yellow circle) and I’m wondering if it should be in there.
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There are quite a few "holes" under the hood for different mounting points, some of which aren't used in every configuration.
You didn't specify which model you have.

In your case, it looks like it could be a threaded attachment point for a piece of hardware not installed on your model, but no idea where you had the camera pointed. The cap you mention is barely visible. I suppose it could be a dust cap.
There is also a hole to the left of your highlight circle, but that looks to be threaded for a bolt on the other side.

I also have a 2012 X with several easy to find unused threaded (and not) holes.
If you keep looking, you can find others. It doesn't mean there's a problem.

Where on the car is that picture taken?
 

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Judging from the pic - that's on top of the motor, just behind the alternator?

Could the plastic cap be a cap for the AC charge "port" - where you'd hook up the freon to charge the system? They look kind of like tire valve caps, just a bit bigger...
 
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