I would like some help. I purchased an Avalanche three weeks ago and last week I noticed that on the inner part of the hood where the closing latch is there is a scratched which is already rusted. The rust seems to be between both the sheet metals also. I tried having the dealer replaced my hood but they claim that they can not exchange it with another vehicles hook because they have Identification numbers. I checked my hood and I don't see anything except numbers that appear to be part numbers. If some one has an Avalanche which was manufactured around the same time as mine can you post the numbers that are listed on the front inner part of the hood I would appreciated. My AV was born on June,2001. Has any of you had this same problem? It appears that the Scratch was made by a machine during assembly. They actually painted over the scratch with a different color paint, which looks like grey primer. Do you think this problem requires a hood replacement? I dont think they can get rid of the rust between the hood sheet metal? What do you think?