Hood

WARNING:
Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked:
A hood that is not closed and securely locked is dangerous as it could fly open while the vehicle is moving and block the driver's vision which could result in a serious accident.

Opening the Hood

1. With the vehicle parked, pull the


1. With the vehicle parked, pull the release handle to unlock the hood.

2. (Type A)


2. (Type A)
Insert your hand into the hood opening and slide the hood latch to the left and lift the hood.

(Type B)
Insert your hand into the hood opening and slide the hood latch to the right and lift the hood.

3. Grasp the support rod in the padded


3. Grasp the support rod in the padded area indicated by the arrow.

4. Secure the support rod in the stay hole


4. Secure the support rod in the stay hole indicated by the arrow to hold the hood open.

Closing the Hood

WARNING:
Do not leave items in the engine compartment:
After you have finished checking or doing servicing in the engine compartment, do not forget and leave items such as tools or rags in the engine compartment.

Tools or other items left in the engine compartment could cause engine damage or a fire leading to an unexpected accident.

1. Check under the hood area to make certain all filler caps are in place and all loose items (e.g. tools, oil containers, etc.) have been removed.

2. Insert the support rod in its clip while holding up the hood. Verify that the support rod is secured in the clip before closing the hood.

3. Close the hood so that it locks securely.

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