So I opened up the hood to refill my washer fluid...
Did it and tried closing it but it didn't close...
I usually just close the hood about 2/3 of the way down and let it drop and it will click closed (dropping it from about a foot higher than the latch mechanism)
I actually opened/closed the hood yesterday and it closed fine just like before.
I also tried slightly slamming the hood closed with no luck. So I had to lock it once into place and push on the hood pretty hard to fully close it and lock it into place. Hood opens up perfectly fine and as it should. It's the closing part that's getting tricky. The hood still won't close if I give it a noticeable force slamming it down, it will just lock into place one click. (Notice our hoods lock once and fully locks on the second lock if you know what i mean....) Nothing is "visibly" wrong on the latch mechanism as far as I can see. No bent hooks, latch, etc... no broken tabs... latch handle works fine
Now the temperature here is crazy and I was thinking it MIGHT be the crazy low temperature (it's 0 degrees Farenheit/-18 degrees celcius) today and tomorrow. I don't have a heated garage so I couldn't try warming up the car.
It's not THAT big of a deal but it's annoying to even be aware of it
*** there were no objects, ice or any of that getting in the way between the hood and the latch mechanism