Daystar® KJ09145BK - Black Hood Latch Upgrade

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Daystar® - Black Hood Latch Upgrade
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Hood Latch Upgrade (KJ09145BK) by Daystar®. Color: Black. This is a set of two replacement rubber latch straps that feature stronger, more durable rubber construction than factory original parts. As undersized original rubber straps age, they weaken and stretch – allowing the hood to shimmy and rattle as under hood air flow increases. These upgraded straps are a permanent fix for the problem, and are designed to fit related factory handle pieces for smooth and easy operation. Limited lifetime warranty.



  • Set of 2 replacement hood latch rubber sections that feature stronger construction than original equipment factory rubber
  • Hood latch rubber sections are designed for use with factory handle components for proper fit and operation of hood release levers
  • Upgraded strength anchors vehicle hood down more completely to eliminate shimmy and rattle at higher speeds
  • Hardware and instructions needed for installation are included
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Proudly manufactured in the United States

2007 and newer Jeep Wrangler JK models were built with undersized rubber straps in the factory hood release levers. As they age, they tend to develop excess slack which leads to the hood no longer being held tightly shut. As airflow under the hood increases with speed, it causes the entire hood panel to rattle and shimmy due to looseness from the latches. Not only is that embarrassing in front of passengers and hard on your nerves, it puts stress on metal components that were not designed for it.

Daystar offers the Hood Latch Upgrade that lets you permanently solve this problem – for less money than a dealer might charge for parts of the same original design. All the hardware needed to secure these upgraded straps to existing factory handle parts is included along with helpful instructions. Daystar proudly manufactures the Hood Latch Upgrade parts in the United States, and backs them with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and corrosion.

Founded in 1977 in Arizona, Daystar® Products International has been instrumental in the research, development, and use of polyurethane components for off- and on-road vehicles of all types. The company is known worldwide for the quality and reliability of their lift kits, engine/trans mounts, suspension bushings, protective boots, winch accessories, and other useful interior products. Ensuring quality control remains high is a core company value at DayStar, and all engineering, manufacturing, and quality control functions are unified in one integrated location. Since 2000, all DayStar processes have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization for best business practices, and the level of quality and refinement each set of their products possess truly shows that Daystar is driven by superior design.

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Daystar® Lifetime GoEverywhere Limited Warranty

Your Daystar® Comfort Ride or Budget Boost leveling kit is covered by the following Lifetime Go Everywhere Limited Warranty provided exclusively by Daystar Products International, Inc., 841 South 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043 (“Daystar”).

What is Covered?

Real Life Use, Off Road & On: Subject to the terms, exclusions and limitations herein, Daystar® warrants to the initial retail purchaser that your Comfort Ride™ or Budget Boost™ leveling kit shall be free of defects in material and workmanship for so long as it is properly installed on a single vehicle owned by the initial retail Daystar® purchaser.

What is Not Covered?

Your Vehicle & Parts Not Daystar GoEverywhere: Your Daystar Limited Warranty does not cover: (a.) damage to your vehicle, vehicle systems (ex. electronic stability control) other products, components or property not manufactured by Daystar to its exclusive GoEverywhere standards, (b.) customer choice of vehicle configuration/tire and wheel combinations contrary to Daystar® recommendations, warnings or applicable laws, (c.) Acts of God, weather, corrosion, accidents, theft, vandalism, negligent misuse or intentional damage, other exclusions under your OEM Limited Warranty.

Remedy Limited to Repair/Replacement.

Get back on your favorite trail fast. The exclusive remedy provided hereunder shall, upon Daystar’s inspection and option, be either repair or replacement of the Comfort Ride™ or Budget Boost™ leveling kit or parts covered under this Limited Warranty. All labor, removal, shipping and installation costs are customer’s responsibility.

Other Exclusions –Limitation of Damages - Your Rights Under State Law. In consideration of the purchase price paid, neither Daystar® nor any independent Daystar® distributor or repair person are responsible for any time loss, loss of vehicle use, rental costs, transportation, labor or for any incidental, consequential, punitive or other damages you may have or incur in connection with any part or product purchased. No Daystar® employee or independent distributor is authorized to make any statement or representation altering the terms of Daystar’s Lifetime GoEverywhere Limited Warranty. Your exclusive remedy hereunder for covered parts is repair/replacement as described above. This Limited Warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. For example, some states do not allow limitations of how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the limitations and exclusions herein may not apply to you.

All other warranties are hereby disclaimed, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law in which case any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or other implied warranty are limited to a period of four (4) years from date of initial retail purchase. Daystar® reserves the rights to: (a.) require invoice or other proof of purchase; (b.) make future revisions to these products and Limited Warranty without prior notice or obligation to upgrade your Daystar® product.

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

Vehicle Fitment

This part is compatible with 11 vehicle(s)
Year Make Model Fitment Notes:
2017 Jeep Wrangler
2016 Jeep Wrangler
2015 Jeep Wrangler
2014 Jeep Wrangler
2013 Jeep Wrangler
2012 Jeep Wrangler
2011 Jeep Wrangler
2010 Jeep Wrangler
2009 Jeep Wrangler
2008 Jeep Wrangler
2007 Jeep Wrangler

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Daystar® - Black Hood Latch Upgrade
Daystar® KJ09145BK - Black Hood Latch Upgrade
Average Rating: 5 of 5
5 of 5
2011 Wrangler
Daystar® KJ09145BK - Black Hood Latch Upgrade
Excellent tight fitting product. I broke a factory latch on the highway and it costs 120 bucks to get a new one a the dealer. These ones are much stronger tighter and they don't stretch like the factory ones and these are 1/4 the price. To anyone that just bought a jeep this should be your first upgrade.
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2011 Jeep Wrangler
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