Opening the Bonnet

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake.
  2. Pull the bonnet release handle under the driver's side lower outside corner of the dashboard.
    • The bonnet will pop up slightly.
  1. Push the bonnet latch lever (located under the front edge of the bonnet to the centre) to the side and raise the bonnet. Once you have raised the bonnet slightly, you can release the lever.
  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, resulting in damage to the bonnet and/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.