To Open And Close The Hood

To open the hood, two latches must be released.

1. Pull the bottom of the RED hood release lever, located on the left kick panel, rearward.

Hood Release Lever
Hood Release Lever

2. Rotate the safety catch under the front edge of the hood, near the center, and raise the hood.

Safety Latch Location
Safety Latch Location

Lift the hood prop rod that clips to the right side (left side when standing in front of the hood) of the engine compartment. Place the hood prop rod in the hole of hood hinge to secure the hood in the open position.

In hot climates, the prop rod may be hot. Pick up the prop rod at the foam on the end of the prop rod.

Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood WARNING!

Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious injury or death.

To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Lower the hood CAUTION!

To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 8 in (20 cm) and then drop it. This should secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.

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