Ford Explorer: Open Fuel Door

Wondering how to open the fuel door to gain access to the gas cap on the Ford Explorer SUV? You’re not the only one. First, know that there is no button or latch located inside the vehicle to release the fuel door. Just perform these steps.

There are two ways you can open the fuel door on the Ford Explorer depending on the model.

Model Type 1

  • Exit the vehicle and simply swing the door open.

Model Type 2

  • Exit the vehicle, then push and release the rear half of the fuel door inward. It will then spring open.


How can I lock the fuel door?

This is a concern of many Ford Explorer owners. What you can do is you can purchase a locking gas cap as a solution.

4 thoughts on “Ford Explorer: Open Fuel Door”

  1. Rental car. .how confusing trying to find gas cap release. A little bit of tutorial on the part of agency would have helped. Thank goodness for Google.

  2. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There’s also a third model that has a trunk release button on the left side of the steering wheel on the console.


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