Mazda CX-9 Owners Manual: Hood

WARNING

Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A hood that is not closed and securely locked is dangerous as it could fly open while the vehicle is moving and block the driver's vision which could result in a serious accident.

Opening the Hood

1. With the vehicle parked, pull the release handle to unlock the hood.

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2. Insert your hand into the hood opening, slide the latch lever to the right, and lift up the hood.

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3. Grasp the support rod in the padded area and secure it in the support rod hole indicated by the arrow to hold the hood open.

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Closing the Hood

1. Check under the hood area to make certain all filler caps are in place and all loose items (e.g. tools, oil containers, etc.) have been removed.

2. Lift the hood, grasp the padded area on the support rod, and secure the support rod in the clip. Verify that the support rod is secured in the clip before closing the hood.

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3. Lower the hood slowly to a height of about 20 cm (7.9 in) above its closed position and then let it drop.

CAUTION When closing the hood, do not push it excessively such as by applying your weight. Otherwise, the hood could be deformed.

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