Opening the Hood
Hood Release Lever
  1. Pull the hood release lever.See  At a Glance . 
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  1. Slightly lift the hood.
  1. Move the catch to the left for vehicles with left-hand drive. Move the catch to the right for vehicle with right-hand drive.
  1. Open the hood.
Hood Opening
  1. The hood strut supports the hood.
Closing the Hood
  1. Lower the hood and allow it to drop under its own weight.
  1. If necessary, apply a downward force on the leading edge of the hood prior to engage with the latch, to fully latch the hood.
Note:   Make sure that the hood is correctly closed.