Kia Forte: Opening the hood - Hood - Features of your vehicle - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners ManualKia Forte: Opening the hood

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Hood / Opening the hood

1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop open slightly.


1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop open slightly.

Open the hood after turning off the engine on a flat surface, shifting the shift lever to the P(Park) position for automatic transaxle and to the 1st(First) gear or R(Reverse) for manual transaxle, and setting the parking brake.

2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the hood slightly, push the secondary


2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the hood slightly, push the secondary latch (1) left side and lift the hood (2).

3. Raise the hood. It will raise completely by itself after it has been raised about halfway.

WARNING

Closing the hood

1. Before closing the hood, check the following:

2. Return the support rod to its clip to prevent it from rattling.

3. Lower the hood until it is about 1 ft. (30 cm) above the closed position and let it drop. Make sure that it locks into place.

WARNING - Fire risk

Do not leave gloves, rags or any other combustible material in the engine compartment. Doing so may cause a heat-induced fire.

WARNING - Unsecured engine Hood

If the engine hood is not secured properly, it is likely to fly up blocking your vision and causing a crash.

The support rod must be inserted completely into the hole whenever you inspect the engine compartment.

This will prevent the hood from falling and possibly injuring you.

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