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

P5-1507 Opening hood
P5-Icon red arrow 1Pull the handle beside the pedals to release the bonnet from its fully closed position.
P5-1717-V426-Opening hood with outer handle
P5-Icon red arrow 2Sweep from left to right in the opening under the bonnet, move the handle up and to the side to release catch and lift the bonnet.

Warning - bonnet not closed

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


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


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

Lower the bonnet until it reaches the bonnet lock catch.

Press down on the bonnet with both hands in order to fully close it.
The bonnet must be audibly locked on both sides.
Check that the bonnet has been properly locked and that it is not open slightly.


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.