Need to open your Kia Optima’s hood? Learn the step-by-step procedure for opening the hood of your Kia Optima by following the procedures below.


  1. Unlock the vehicle and open the driver’s door.Opening the driver's door of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  2. Pull the hood release located under the dashboard.Hood release of 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  3. Go to the front of the vehicle.Going in front of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  4. Unlock the hood latch by sliding your hand under the hood and sliding the tab above the emblem.Unlocking the hood latch of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  5. Pull the hood up until the hydraulic hood struts are up.Opening the hood of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

If the hood doesn’t stay up, follow our tutorial on replacing the hood strut supports on a Kia Optima.

We hope you find the Kia Optima Open Hood Instructions guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Kia.

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