Open Subaru Hood

How to Open a Subaru Hood

Need to open your hood to check the brake, power steering, engine, and coolant fluid level of your Subaru? Learn how to open the hood by following the procedures below.



  1. Set the parking brake and ensure the gear selector is in Park. Turn off the engine.
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  2. Pull the hood release lever under the dashboard until you hear the hood pop open. If the hood doesn’t pop up, the cable may be damaged, or the hood is misaligned.Subaru hood release
  3. Go to the front of the vehicle. Slide your hand under the hood and press the lever to release the hood. open subaru hood
  4. Lift the hood and secure it with the hood prop rod.
    Open Subaru hood

Opening the hood on a Subaru is simple and takes only a few minutes.

If the hood does not pop up, check to see if the cable under the hood has come off the release lever.

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


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    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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