Search by Title only
Home > Features of your vehicle > Hood > Closing the hood

Closing the hood

  1. Before closing the hood, check the following:

    • All filler caps in the motor compartment must be correctly installed.

    • Gloves, rags or any other combustible material must be removed from the motor compartment.

  2. Lower the hood halfway and push down to securely lock in place.

    • Then double check to be sure the hood is secure.

    • If the hood can be lifted with a slight force, open the hood again and close it more firmly.


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 severe personal injury or property damage.


Fire Risk

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


Unsecured 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.