How do I open a Ford Expedition hood?

How can I get the hood of my Ford Expedition open? I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I have never opened it on my own, but I need to add windshield washing fluid and don’t want to have to take it in for something like that.

Abbey Orzech · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Don’t be embarrassed! Many car owners don’t know
how to open their hoods
, but happily it is a simple process.
To open a
Ford Expedition
  • Pull the hood release lever which is found near the floor on the left side of the steering wheel column. This will pop the hood up slightly.
  • Release the hood’s safety latch by sliding it to the left. It should be located right around the center of your hood, but it may take a second to find it if you’ve never felt around for it before. Once the latch is released, you can open your hood fully.
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