If you can not locate the Hood Release lever in the Jeep Patriot continue below to find the uncomplicated steps to follow which will open the Hood.
*The HOOD RELEASE lever is located below the steering wheel, on the lower inside panel wall to the LEFT*
- Pull it to OPEN the Hood.
- Standing in front of the vehicle (Hood will be open a little) use your finger to reach in and pull the SAFETY LEVER located underneath the middle of the Hood, directly to the front for easy access.
- When the hood is released from the lever, push the Hood UP.
- Use the Hood PROP (an attached metal pole) located to the far LEFT, to keep the Hood UP by lifting it and inserting it in the designated hole area on the inside of the Hood.
You are all SET!
**NOTE: If you are unable to open the Hood on the first try, REPEAT the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.