Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Opening and closing the hood

1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood


1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom of the instrument panel near the steering column.

2. Go to the front of the vehicle and


2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is located under the front center of the hood.

3. Lift the hood.

    General information
    Have your vehicle serviced regularly to help maintain its roadworthiness and resale value. There is a large network of Ford authorized dealers who are there to help you with their professional servi ...

    Under hood overview
    3.5L V6 engine A. Engine coolant reservoir B. Windshield washer fluid reservoir C. Brake fluid reservoir D. Battery E. Power distribution box F. Air filter assembly G. Automatic transmission ...

    Other materials:

    Fuel quality
    Note: Use of any fuel other than those recommended may cause powertrain damage and a loss of vehicle performance; repairs may not be covered under warranty. Choosing the Right Fuel (Gasoline Engines) Use only UNLEADED gasoline or UNLEADED gasoline blended with a maximum of 15% ethanol in your g ...

    Climate features
    Press the lower right corner on the touchscreen to access your climate control features. Depending on your vehicle line and option package, your climate screen may look different from the screen shown here. A. Power: Touch to switch the system off and on. Outside air cannot enter your vehicle ...

    Cleaning the exterior
    Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash. Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot painted surfaces. Never wash a vehicle that is h ...