My Acura RDX Hood Won't Open

by Nick Miles

The Acura RDX is a crossover SUV that features the sporty handling of a small sedan with cargo space and all-wheel-drive capabilities found in larger sport utility vehicles. Like all cars, you can open the hood to perform routine maintenance and other tasks. Like most modern cars, there is a safety latch under the hood that must release before you can open the hood.

Step 1

Park the car and put on the parking brake.

Step 2

Pull the hood release handle to the left of the dead pedal to unlock the hood.

Step 3

Go to the front of the car and place your fingers under the hood near the center of the grill.

Step 4

Slide your hand to the left until you feel the safety latch under the hood.

Step 5

Push the safety latch up and lift the hood.

Step 6

Release the support rod from its clip and place it in the designated hole on the bottom of the hood to hold the hood in place.

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