Kia Sportage: Opening the hood

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

The hood serves as a cover for the engine compartment.

Open the hood if maintenance work needs to be performed in the engine compartment or if you need to look at the compartment.

Opening the hood

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

Opening the hood

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

Opening the hood

  1. Pull out the support rod.

Opening the hood

  1. Hold the hood opened with the support rod.


Support rod

  • After driving, the engine compartment and support rod will be hot.

    Grasp the support rod in the area wrapped in rubber to prevent burns.

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


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