So.. there is a hood open sensor? Is there any dash indication that the hood was open?We had some high winds and we were going about 70 on the interstate. The hood shook so bad it triggered an ESS error because it thought the hood was open. Fault cleared on a restart.
This is interesting... I have not seen any hood shake on my 2019, but.... I have had the ESS error occur 2 times while traveling at about 70 MPH on the Interstate!
No observed shake, but an ESS error that cleared on re-start.
You may be on to something here.
The OM does list open hood as a condition that disables stop/start, and if the hood is open while moving, there is a single chime. I did hear a chime when I got the message.