Kia Sportage: Hood open warning

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Hood / Hood open warning

The hood warning message will appear on the LCD display when hood is open.

Hood open warning

The warning chime will operate when the vehicle is being driven at or above 2 mph (3 km/h) with the hood open.

Closing the hood

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 f r om the engine compartment
  1. Lower the hood until it is about 12 in. (30 cm) above the closed position and let it drop. Make sure that it locks into place.
  2. Check that the hood has engaged properly.
  • If the hood can be raise slightly, it is not properly engaged.
  • Open it again and close it with a little more force.

Hood obstruction

Before closing the hood, ensure that all obstructions are removed f r om the hood opening. Closing the hood with an obstruction present in the hood opening may result in severe personal injury or property damage.


Fire risk

Do not leave gloves, rags or any other combustible material in the motor compartment.

Doing so may cause a heatinduced fire.


Unsecured hood

Always double check to be sure that the hood is firmly latched before driving away. If it is not latched, the hood could fly open while the vehicle is being driven, causing a total loss of visibility, which may result in an accident.


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