Kia Soul: Hood - Features of your vehicleKia Soul: Hood

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2020 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Hood

Opening the hood

Kia Soul. Hood

Pull the release lever to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop open slightly.

WARNING

Open the hood after turning off the engine on a flat surface, shifting the shift lever to the P (Park) position for Automatic Transmission/Dual Clutch Transmission/Intelligent Variable Transmission and to the 1st (First) gear or R (Reverse) for Manual Transmission, and setting the parking brake.

Kia Soul. Hood

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

3. Raise the hood. It will completely rise by itself after it has been raised about halfway.

Hood open warning

Kia Soul. Hood

The hood 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.

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 removed from the engine compartment.

2. Lower the hood until it is about 30 cm above the closed position and let it drop. Make sure that it locks into place.

3. 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

  • Before closing the hood, ensure that all obstructions are removed from the hood opening. Closing the hood with an obstruction present in the hood opening may result in property damage or severe personal injury.
  • Do not leave gloves, rags or any other combustible material in the engine compartment. Doing so may cause a heat-induced fire.

WARNING

  • Always double check to be sure that the hood is firmly latched before driving away. If it is not latched, the hood could open while the vehicle is being driven, causing total loss of visibility, which might result in an accident.
  • Do not move the vehicle with the hood raised. The view will be blocked and the hood could fall or be damaged.
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