How do I open the hood of my Ford Focus?

What’s the easiest way to open my car’s hood? I recently bought a used Focus. It’s a lot different than my previous car, and I can't figure out how to open its hood.

Congrats on your new car! I hope you’re enjoying it so far.
Here’s how to open the hood of your Ford Focus:
  • Locate the interior hood latch under the driver’s side of the dashboard inside your car. It will be labeled with an icon of a car with an open hood. Pull the lever to unlatch your hood.
  • Exit the vehicle and walk around to the front of the car. Look in the slot where the hood is slightly ajar. You should see the external hood latch. It will likely be located toward the middle and look like a flat piece of metal.
  • Press the hood latch with one hand and lift the hood with the other.
  • Insert the hood prop arm into the hood to keep it ajar and stable.
And there you have it!
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Hana Sabah
Answered on Nov 04, 2021

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