Engine compartment

Opening and closing the bonnet

Updated 5/12/2021

Opening and closing the bonnet

The bonnet can be opened using the handle in the passenger compartment and a handle under the front edge of the bonnet. It is important to follow the instructions for closing and to check that the bonnet is fully closed if it has been open.

Open the bonnet

P6-1746-XC40-Opening hood from inside
Pull the handle beside the pedals to release the bonnet from its fully closed position.
P6-1746-XC40-Opening hood with outer handle
Move the handle under the bonnet upwards to release the bonnet from the lock catch and lift the bonnet.

Important

Only loosen the panels around the storage area under the bonnet if the instructions in the owner's manual explicitly state that this is necessary. Contact a workshop in the event of a problem or if maintenance is required – an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Warning - bonnet not closed

P6-2037-General warning triangle

Open bonnet is indicated by a warning symbol and graphic in the driver display as well as by an acoustic signal.

Note

If the car indicates that the bonnet is open despite it being fully closed – open the bonnet and follow the instructions for closing again. Visit a workshop if the problem persists – an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Close the bonnet

Warning

Make sure that nothing is in the way of the bonnet closing to avoid crushing damage.

Lower the bonnet.

P6-2037-XC40BEV-Closing hood properly

When the bonnet has stopped against the bonnet lock – press down on the bonnet with both hands according to the description in the illustration in order to fully close it. Do not load the sides of the bonnet.

The bonnet must be audibly locked on both sides.

Check that the bonnet has been properly locked and that it is not open slightly.

Warning

Never drive with an open bonnet.

Thoroughly check that the bonnet is fully closed after it has been open.

If the car warns or indicates that the bonnet is open, or if something else suggests that it is not fully closed – stop immediately and close it firmly.


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