To Open And Close The Hood

To open the hood, two latches must be released.

1. Pull the hood release lever located on the instrument panel, below the steering column.

Hood Release
Hood Release

2. Move to the front of the vehicle and look inside the center of the hood opening. Locate, then push the safety catch lever downward while raising the hood at the same time.

Safety Catch Location
Safety Catch Location

Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open position.

CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 12 in (30 cm) and then drop it. This should secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.

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.

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