Paul's Travel Pictures

Infiniti QX60 Hood Opening & Oil Level Checking Guide
How to open the hood and check the oil level in the 3.5L V6 engine of a 1st generation 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60.

Main Menu            Home           Digital Cameras

Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog

2020 QX60 - Driver Door
Hood Release Lever
Pull Back Lever - "POP"
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV in locating the release lever and opening the hood to check the oil level on the dipstick or fill the windshield washer fluid.

Owners of other Infiniti and Nissan vehicles such as the JX35, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX80, Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue, Armada, Kicks, Frontier, Titan, NV, NV200, 370Z, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Altima, Sentra and Versa might also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The first step is to open the driver's door.

Locate the hood release lever at the bottom left of the dashboard close to where the driver's left knee would reside while driving.

Gently pull back the bottom of the plastic handle towards the rear of the SUV.

You'll hear the hood latch make a loud "pop" sound.


Hood Slightly Ajar
Yellow Hood Latch
Move Handle To Left
Move to the front of the SUV.

You'll see that the hood is slightly ajar from the front bumper cover with about one inch of space between them.

Look in and locate the yellow rubber cover on the end of the hood latch release handle.

Use your index finger to move the yellow handle to the left (passenger) side of the vehicle.

Open Hood
Close Up of Latch
Hood Latch Bar
Hold the yellow handle over to the left with one hand and then lift up the hood.

The two gas charged lift support struts should raise the hood and keep it in the open position.

Yellow Dipstick Handle
Pull Out - Check Level
To check the oil level in the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 engine, locate the dipstick on the front left corner of the engine just behind the left side fan.

Pull the dipstick straight out, wipe it clean with a paper towel, fully re-insert it and then pull it out again to check the oil level.

The oil level should be close to the "H" (High) line or at least above the "L" (Low) line.

If the oil level is below the "L" (Low) line, pour in some SAE 0W-20 oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches close to the "H" line.

The procedure should be very similar or the same for the hybrid models with the 2.5L I4 engine.

Windshield Washer Fluid
Brake Fluid Reservoir
3.5L V6 Engine
If you need to fill the windshield washer fluid, the gray plastic cap on the bottle is situated on the left (passenger) side of the engine bay in front of the coolant and power steering fluid reservoir bottles.

The brake fluid reservoir is located at the right rear corner of the engine bay close to the windshield.

If the brake fluid level is below the "LOW" line, pour in some new DOT 3 brake fluid until it reaches the "HIGH" line.

If you'd like to check the coolant level in the radiator, allow the engine to fully cool off before opening the radiator cap.

If the coolant in the overflow bottle is below the "LOW" or "MIN" (minimum) level, pour in some new Nissan Coolant.

Do NOT check the coolant level in the radiator when the engine is hot!

Please take a look at all of the 2013-2020 Infiniti QX60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)


Main Menu       Home       Digital Cameras

Misc. Pictures       Articles       My Blog


Copyright 2021
 All Rights Reserved

Paul's Travel Pictures is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Privacy Policy     About Paul & Author Contact Info