Kia Forte: Hood / Closing the hood

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) 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.

4. Check that the hood has engaged properly. If the hood can be raised slightly, it is not properly engaged. Open it again and close it with a little more force.

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.

Hood
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Hood open warning
The warning message will appear on the LCD display when hood is open. The warning chime will operate when the vehicle is being driven at or above 3 km/h (2 mph) with the hood open. WARNING ...

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