Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Hood
Convenient features of your vehicle / Hood

Opening the hood

Hyundai Tucson: Hood. 1. Park the vehicle and set the parking brake.

1. Park the vehicle and set the parking brake.

2. Pull the release lever located under the lower left corner of the dashboard to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop up slightly.

Hyundai Tucson: Hood. 3. Raise the hood slightly, pull the secondary latch (1) inside of the hood center

3. Raise the hood slightly, pull the secondary latch (1) inside of the hood center until it releases the hood and lift the hood (2).

Hyundai Tucson: Hood. 4. Pull out the support rod and hold the hood open with the support rod (1).

4. Pull out the support rod and hold the hood open with the support rod (1).

WARNING

Grasp the support rod in the area wrapped in rubber. The rubber will help prevent you from being burned by hot metal when the engine is hot.

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. Return the support rod to its clip to prevent it from rattling.

3. Lower the hood halfway and push down to securely lock in place. Then double check to be sure the hood is secure.

WARNING

  • Before closing the hood, ensure all obstructions are removed from around the hood opening.
  • Always double check 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 a total loss of visibility, which might result in an accident.
  • Do not move the vehicle with the hood in the raised position, as vision is obstructed, which might result in an accident, and the hood could fall or be damaged.


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