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Closing the bonnet


  1. Before closing the bonnet, 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. Lower the bonnet until it is about 30 cm (12 inches) above the closed position and let it drop. Make sure that it locks into place.

  3. Check that the bonnet has engaged properly.

    • If the bonnet can be raised slightly, it is not properly engaged.

    • Open it again and close it with a little more force.

  • Before closing the bonnet, ensure that all obstructions are removed from the bonnet opening. Closing the bonnet with an obstruction present in the bonnet opening may result in property damage or severe personal injury.

  • Do not leave gloves, rags or any other combustible material in the engine compartment. Doing so may cause a heat-induced fire.

  • Always double check to be sure that the bonnet is firmly latched before driving away. If it is not latched, the bonnet could open whilst the vehicle is being driven, causing total loss of visibility, which might result in an accident.

  • Do not move the vehicle with the bonnet raised. The view will be blocked and the bonnet could fall or be damaged.