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Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Maintenance / Opening and Closing the Hood

Ford Escape: Maintenance / Opening and Closing the Hood

Opening the Hood

Ford Escape. Opening and Closing the Hood

  1. Open the left-hand front door.
  2. Fully pull the hood release lever and let it completely retract.

    Note: This action releases the hood latch.

  3. Fully pull the hood release lever for a second time.

    Note: This action fully releases the hood.

  4. Open the hood.

    Note: There is no secondary hood release under the hood.

    Ford Escape. Opening and Closing the Hood

  5. Support the hood with the strut.

Closing the Hood

WARNING: Make sure that you fully latch the hood before driving. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

  1. Remove the strut from the catch and secure it correctly in the clip.
  2. Lower the hood and allow it to drop under its own weight for the last 10–14 in (25–35 cm).

Warning Lamps and Indicators

Ford Escape. Opening and Closing the Hood This lamp illuminates when the ignition is on and the hood is not completely closed.

Information Messages

Ford Escape. Opening and Closing the Hood

    Maintenance Precautions

    Service your vehicle regularly to help maintain its roadworthiness and resale value. There is a large network of authorized dealers that are there to help you with their professional servicing expertise...

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    Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual: Opening and Closing the Sun Shade


    WARNING: Do not leave children unattended in your vehicle and do not let them play with the sun shades. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury. The controls are on the overhead console. Opening the Sun Shade Press and release the switch to activate the one-touch open feature...

    Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual: Updating the System


    Updating the System Using a USB Drive Downloading an Update Go to the SYNC update page on the local Ford website. Download the update.Note: The website notifies you if an update is available. Insert a USB drive into your computer.Note: The USB drive needs to be empty and meet the minimum requirements detailed on the website...

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    Ford Escape. Fastening the Seatbelts

    Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle, the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from, until it engages.

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