Ford Escape: Open Fuel Door

As most have discovered, there is not a fuel door release button or latch inside of the Ford Escape, nor is there a lock for the fuel door. Continue below to find the uncomplicated steps to follow which will open the fuel door.

**NOTE: If you are unable to open the Fuel Door on the first try, REPEAT the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.

  1. Go outside the vehicle to the FUEL door. 
  2. Put your finger in the FINGER INDENTION located on the fuel door (See image).
  3. Pull until the door OPENS. The door has a spring that will keep it open.
  4. Push the door to CLOSE it. The spring will lock the door in place.

You are ALL SET!

1 thought on “Ford Escape: Open Fuel Door”

  1. This is the first result for ‘how do I open fuel door on a 2020 ford escape’ — as you wrote this in 2019 and the picture is NOT a 2020 ford escape it’s obvious google is wrong, and this blog is wrong for 2020+ models (4th generation). So for those that struggled like me the correct solution is simply to PUSH the door in with your hand and then it will push back out. It will NOT open if you try to force it from the side like the previous escape versions 🙂


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