Kia Forte: Features of your vehicle / Hood

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) 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 Dual clutch transmission/Intelligent Variable Transmission and to the 1st (First) gear or R (Reverse) for Manual Transmission, and setting the parking brake.

2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the hood slightly, push the secondary latch (1) inside of the hood center and lift the hood (2).

3. Pull the support rod from the hood.

4. Hold the hood open with the support rod.

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.

Power window lock button
The driver can disable the power window switches on the rear passengers' doors by pressing the power window lock switch to the lock position (pressed). When the power window lock switch i ...

Closing the hood
1. Before closing the hood, check the following: All filler caps in the engine compartment must be correctly installed. Gloves, rags or any other combustible material must be remov ...

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