Improperly executed work in the engine com‐
partment can damage vehicle components and
impair vehicle functions. There is a risk of an
accident and damage to property. Have work in
the engine compartment performed by a deal‐
er’s service center or another qualified service
center or repair shop.
The engine compartment accommodates mov‐
ing components. Certain components in the
engine compartment can also move with the
vehicle switched off, for instance the radiator
fan. There is a risk of injury. Do not reach into
the area of moving parts. Keep articles of cloth‐
ing and hair away from moving parts.
There are protruding parts, for instance locking
hook, on the inside of the hood. There is a risk
of injury. If the hood is open, pay attention to
protruding parts and keep clear of these areas.
An incorrectly locked hood can open while driv‐
ing and restrict visibility. There is a risk of acci‐
dent. Stop immediately and correctly close the
Body parts can be jammed when opening and
closing the hood. There is a risk of injury. Make
sure that the area of movement of the hood is
clear during opening and closing.
Folded-away wipers can be jammed when the
hood is opened. There is a risk of damage to
property. Make sure that the wipers with the
wiper blades mounted are folded down onto
the windshield before opening the hood.
When the hood is closed, it must engage on
both sides. Pressing again can damage the
hood. There is a risk of damage to property.
Open the hood again and then close it energet‐
ically. Avoid pressing again.
Pull lever, arrow 1.
Hood is unlocked.
2. After the lever is released, pull the lever again,
Hood can be opened.
3. Be careful of protruding parts on the hood.
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