Engine compartment

Opening and closing the hood

Updated 11/10/2020

Opening and closing the hood

To open the hood, pull the lever in the passenger compartment and then turn the handle under the hood.

Opening the hood

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Pull the handle to the left of the brake pedal to release the hood from its fully closed position.
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Move the handle under the front edge of the hood upwards to release the catch and lift the hood.


Only remove the panels around the storage compartment under the hood if this requirement is clearly stated in the instructions in the Owner's Manual. Contact a workshop if you experience any problems or maintenance is required – an authorized Volvo workshop is recommended.

Warning - hood not closed

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When the hood is released, a warning symbol and graphic will be displayed in the instrument panel and an audible signal will sound.


If the warning symbol is illuminated or an audible warning signal sounds even though the hood is securely closed, consult a workshop - an authorized Volvo workshop is recommended.

Closing the hood

Grasp the hood and lower it.

P6-2037-XC40BEV-Closing hood properly

When the hood has stopped against the hood lock, press the hood down with both hands as shown in the illustration to close it fully. Do not push down on the outer edges of the hood.


Risk of injury! When closing, make sure that the hood is completely unobstructed and that no one can be injured.


Make sure the hood locks securely after closing. It must audibly lock on both sides.

P5-1617-S90/V90 Hood, slightly open

Hood not completely closed.

P5-1617-S90/V90 Hood, closed

Hood completely closed.


Never drive with the hood open!

If there are any indications that the hood is not completely closed while driving, stop immediately and close it securely.

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