Yesterday prior to going out I thought I would check the oil and screenwash as it had been a few weeks since I last did, only to find that the bonnet lock would not open. The key goes in and it turns from side to side, but it won't pop the latch.
Last time I opened the bonnet it was a bit stiff and I really had to "wiggle" the key around to get it to turn but in the end it did, so I didn't think much of it rather than that it is just getting worn.
The car is a MK1 manufactured in the year 2000 and worse yet the MOT is due at the start of June so I will have to get it fixed before then, or they will either not be able to complete the test due to being unable to open the bonnet or will just fail it because of that.
I have no idea what drugs the designer at Ford was on when he thought "hey, lets put a key lock on the bonnet!" rather than just putting a lever inside the car like everybody else, but what is done is done!