Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Hood
- Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver side instrument panel. The hood will spring up slightly.
- Push the lever at the front of the hood to the side as illustrated with your fingertips and raise the hood.
When closing the hood, lower it slowly and make sure it locks into place.
- Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Failure to do so could cause the hood to fly open and result in an accident.
- If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment, to avoid injury do not open the hood.