Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Hood

1 Pull the hood lock release handle located

1 Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver’s side instrument panel; the hood springs up slightly.

2 Push the lever at the front of the hood to the side as illustrated with your fingertips and raise the hood.

3 Remove the support rod from the clamp.

4 Insert the support rod into the slot on the passenger side fender ledge.

5. When closing the hood, return the support rod to its original position, lower the hood to approximately 30 cm (12 in) above the latch and release it. This allows proper engagement of the hood latch.


● Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. The vehicle should only ever be operated with the hood securely closed.

● If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment, to avoid injury do not open the hood.

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