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Subaru Open Hood

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to open the hood on a Subaru vehicle. 

Subaru Open Hood
ESTIMATED TIME 5 min
DIY COST $0
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

 

  1. Set the parking brake and ensure the gear selector is in Park. Turn off the engine.  how to open Subaru hood
  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 very 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. 

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Notes

  • If the hood doesn't release it can be because the cable is broken or the hood latch is misaligned. 
  • If you are opening the hood on the side of the road, make sure to turn on the hazard lights. 
  • Always turn off the engine, place the shifter in Park, and set the parking brakes. 

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Subaru Open Hood This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to open the hood on a Subaru vehicle.