Before you begin, be sure your car is parked safely and is turned off. Always be mindful of hot components like radiator hoses, caps and other components nearby.
The air filter for the 2.5-liter 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid is very easy to replace, and can be done in less than five minutes. No tools are required and it can take less than a minute.
To remove the old filter you can locate the main air filter box at the driver side front of the engine bay just behind the radiator. To open, simply pop the two clips located at the front of the box.
The box is secured at the rear by two tightly fitted tabs at the rear that can slide out by working the box forward and away. Once the tabs are clear you can lift the box upward enough to pull the air filter element out of the box.
To replace the filter just reverse the order of removal taking care to make sure you have seated the filter and that the edges aren’t pinched in any way. Work the two tabs at the rear of the box into their proper locations and then secure the two front latches and ensure a tight fit before driving.