Kia Sportage: Closing the hood - Hood - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Closing the hood

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Hood / 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 30 cm (1 ft.) above the closed position and let it drop. Make sure that it locks into place.

WARNING - Hood obstruction

Before closing the hood, ensure that all obstructions are removed from the hood opening. Closing the hood with an obstruction present in the hood opening may result in property damage or severe personal injury.

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

Always double check to be sure that the hood is firmly latched before driving away. If it is not latched, the hood could fly open while the vehicle is being driven, causing a total loss of visibility, which might result in an accident.

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