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

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL 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.

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, pull the secondary latch (1) inside of the hood center and lift the hood (2).

3.Pull out the support rod from the support rod holder.

4.Place the support rod end in the designated hole on the underside of the hood to hold up the hood.

WARNING - Hot parts

Grasp the support rod in the area wrapped in rubber. The rubber will help prevent you from being burned by hot metal when the engine is hot.

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