Need to open the hood of your Kia? This guide provides instructions on how to open a Kia hood.

Applicable to model years 2005 to present.


  1. Park the vehicle. Turn off the ignition. Engage the parking brakes.
  2. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood. Kia Sedona hood release location
  3. Release and lift the hood. Move to the front of your Kia Sedona and locate the hood release. Pull/Press the hood latch, then lift the hood. Hood safety latch on 2015 2016 2017 2018 Kia Sedona
  4. Lift and secure the hood. If your Kia Sedona is equipped with a hydraulic hood lift, the hood will stay in the up position on its own. Otherwise, use the hood prop rod to secure the hood.How to make hood stay up 2015 2016 2017 2018 Kia Sedona

Opening the hood on a Kia is easy. Sometimes, the cable can get damaged, and the hood will not open. We have another article that can help you if your Kia hood won’t open.

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

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