To Open And Close The Hood

Two latches must be released to open the hood.

1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel.

Hood Release Lever
Hood Release Lever

2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the center front edge of the hood.

Hood Safety Latch
Hood Safety Latch

Use the hood prop rod (if equipped) 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 6 in (15 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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