Kia Forte: Hood / Closing the hood

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (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
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 ...

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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Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Owners Manual: Antenna


Glass antenna Your vehicle uses a glass antenna to receive both AM and FM signals. Shark fin antenna (if equipped) The shark fin antenna will receive transmitted data. CAUTION Do not clean the inside of the rear window glass or quarter glass with a cleaner or use a scraper to ...

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual: Coolant


Repair procedures Replacement And Air Bleeding    Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious scalding could be caused by hot fluid under high pressure escaping from the radiator. ...

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