Opening the Bonnet

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake.
  2. Pull the bonnet release handle under the dashboard at the driver’s side.
    • The bonnet will pop up slightly.
  1. Push the bonnet latch lever in the centre of the bonnet to release the lock mechanism, and open the bonnet.
  1. Remove the support rod from the clamp using the grip. Mount the support rod in the bonnet.
When closing, remove the support rod, and stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the bonnet. Remove your hand at a height of approximately 30 cm and let the bonnet close.

Do not open the bonnet when the wiper arms are raised.
The bonnet will strike the wipers, and may damage either the bonnet or the wipers.

When closing the bonnet, check that the bonnet is securely latched.

If the bonnet latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can open the bonnet without lifting the lever, the latch mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.

Diesel models

Do not press the engine cover forcibly. This may damage the engine cover and component parts.