How to Open the Hood
The reason this baffles so many people is because the hood release on most cars is within the interior of the car. Often, it is some kind of latch under the steering column.
So, if you have found yourself searching left, right and centre looking for a latch within the interior of your car, then you are not the only one.
Opening the hood of your Focus is very similar to opening the trunk of your Focus.
- First, you must be standing outside the vehicle facing the hood from the front.
- Crouch down and rotate the Ford badge so it lifts up and around.
- This will reveal a lock, into which you must insert your car key, like you would with the boot or the ignition.
- Rotating the key will release the hood so you are now free to maintain and repair your Focus.
This kind of hood release is used not only on the Ford Focus, but on other Ford models, where the same method will apply.
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KirbyK on March 10, 2019:
Wehave been struggling togind the release lnob to en the bonnet on our Focus Automatic. Book as no help! Eventually found lever on passenger side not drivers side!!!
Stefan on November 17, 2014:
I was searching like crazy for the hood release when I wanted to fill the water on a Ford Focus I'm borrowing!