Dodge Nitro: To open and close the hood - Understanding the features of your vehicle - Dodge Nitro Owner's ManualDodge Nitro: To open and close the hood

To open the hood, there are two latches that must be released. 1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel.

Hood Release Lever Hood Release Lever

2. Push the safety latch lever to the right. It is located between the grille and hood opening left of the center.

Safety Latch Safety Latch

CAUTION: To prevent possible damage:
Х Do not slam the hood to close it.
Х Lower the hood to approximately 6 in (15.2 cm) above the closed position and drop the hood to latch it.
Х Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.

NOTE: Ensure hood prop rod is fully seated into clip before closing hood to prevent damage to grille.

WARNING: Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious injury or death.

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