Kia Soul: Closing the hood - Hood - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Closing the hood

First generation AM (2010Ц2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Features of your vehicle / Hood / Closing the hood

1. Before closing the hood, check the following:
Х All filler caps in the engine compartment must be correctly installed.
Х Gloves, rags or any other combustible material must be removed from the engine compartment.
2. Return the support rod to its clip to prevent it from rattling.
3. Lower the hood until it is about 1 ft. (30 cm) above the closed position and let it drop. Make sure that it locks into place.

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.

WARNING - Unsecured engine hood

Always double check to be sure that the hood is firmly latched before driving away. If the engine hood is not secured properly, it is likely to fly up blocking your vision and causing a crash.

The support rod must be inserted completely into the hole provided whenever you inspect the engine compartment. This will prevent the hood from falling and possibly injuring you.

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