To open, press the control 1.
Before performing any action in the engine compartment, the ignition must be switched off (please see the information on “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).
Unlocking the bonnet catch
To open, raise the bonnet slightly, then lift the paddle 2 at the centre point of the bonnet.
Opening the bonnet
Lift the bonnet up and release the stay 4 from its holder 5. For your own safety, it is very important to fit the stay into its retainer 3.
When working in the engine compartment, ensure that the windscreen wiper stalk is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Please note when working close to the engine that it may be hot. The engine cooling fan may also start at any moment. The warning light in the engine compartment reminds you of this.
Risk of injury.
Closing the bonnet
Before closing the bonnet, make sure that nothing has been left in the engine compartment.
To close the bonnet, replace the stay 4 in its holder 5. Hold the middle of the bonnet and guide it down to one foot (30 cm) above the closed position, then release. It will latch automatically under its own weight.
After carrying out any work in the engine compartment, check that nothing has been left behind (cloth, tools, etc.).
These may damage the engine or cause a fire.
Ensure that the bonnet is properly locked.
Check that nothing is preventing the catch from locking (gravel, cloth, etc.).
In the event of even a slight impact involving the radiator grille or bonnet, have the bonnet lock checked by an approved dealer as soon as possible.