How do you open the hood on a Ford Explorer?

Yesterday, I wanted to refill my washer fluid in my new Ford Explorer, but I can’t figure out how to open the hood so I can refill it! Do you know how to open the hood on a Ford Explorer?

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Answer provided by
Katherine Duffy
Answered on May 06, 2022
We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble opening the hood on your new Ford Explorer! To open the hood of a Ford Explorer, follow these simple steps:
  • Find the hood release latch on the left side of the driver’s seat close to the brake pedal. Pull on this lever to release the hood.
  • Go to the front of your car to locate the auxiliary hood latch. Insert your hand between the slightly popped hood and the grill and push the latch to the left to fully release the hood.
  • You’re able to fully open your Ford Explorer hood now!
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