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Re: Grab handles

Postby Bilbo - March 26th, 2008, 6:47 am

Squishy wrote:If they can't fix it can't you ask for a new key? Being under warranty and all...


Well, this is a good point. I'm wondering why they just didn't do that in the first place. Maybe it too simple of a solution. :doh: I will talk to them.
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Re: Grab handles

Postby jpark - April 1st, 2008, 8:51 am

Guess what I noticed yesterday? Our Fusion has both side curtain air bags AND grab handles. The grab handles have a really cool, hydraulic-feeling spring return that puts them back in stored position slowly.

I wonder if the side curtain airbags and their deployment method are the same as the Escape's. When I get my newest service DVD, I'll take a look for ye.

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Re: Grab handles

Postby Bilbo - April 1st, 2008, 12:44 pm

jpark wrote:Guess what I noticed yesterday? Our Fusion has both side curtain air bags AND grab handles. The grab handles have a really cool, hydraulic-feeling spring return that puts them back in stored position slowly.

I wonder if the side curtain airbags and their deployment method are the same as the Escape's. When I get my newest service DVD, I'll take a look for ye.

:D

Now one of those would be way cool.
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Re: Grab handles

Postby jpark - April 1st, 2008, 1:55 pm

You're quite welcome.

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Re: Grab handles

Postby jpark - April 3rd, 2008, 7:37 am

I have an April 2008 Ford Service DVD on its way.

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Re: Grab handles

Postby jpark - April 11th, 2008, 12:29 pm

I received the latest service DVD yesterday. It has all 2008 models.

I took a quick look at the grab handle area of the Fusion, and the same area on the Escape, but not at the restaint systems. I got pretty busy yesterday, and I'm in the office today for CPR training (of all things!), so I didn't have any time to look.

My initial guess is that the areas look the same, and that one of the Fusion's grab handles would fit without interfering with the operation of the side curtain airbags, but I want to look at the restraint systems to make sure. There's also a recess in the Fusion's headliner around each of the four grab handles that won't be in the Escape's headliner, but you still may be able to use it.
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Re: Grab handles

Postby Bilbo - April 13th, 2008, 11:08 am

jpark wrote:I received the latest service DVD yesterday. It has all 2008 models.

I took a quick look at the grab handle area of the Fusion, and the same area on the Escape, but not at the restaint systems. I got pretty busy yesterday, and I'm in the office today for CPR training (of all things!), so I didn't have any time to look.

My initial guess is that the areas look the same, and that one of the Fusion's grab handles would fit without interfering with the operation of the side curtain airbags, but I want to look at the restraint systems to make sure. There's also a recess in the Fusion's headliner around each of the four grab handles that won't be in the Escape's headliner, but you still may be able to use it.

Thanks for doing all of this.
From looking at the Merc or Tribby brochures I noticed that the curtains come from above (I believe.) I would wonder where they pop out of. and how this affects.

The other point is that they had handles on the A pillars on my 03 but that I believe that the moulding that they were against was also recessed for a better handle fit and finish like the older vehicle's headliners.
Still waiting for the key to get fixed and now the door window.
Today I noticed that her pass. door already has a door scratch. Inconsiderate idiots.
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Re: Grab handles

Postby zibercat - April 10th, 2012, 1:58 pm

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Re: Grab handles

Postby zibercat - April 29th, 2015, 8:44 am

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Re: Grab handles

Postby Freedombird2k0 - January 11th, 2017, 10:52 pm

Anyone have an idea on those grab handles yet? I have an elderly grandmother who needs the grab handles to get in and out of my 08 Escape Hybrid. I just finished installing the OEM running boards and I am looking for a pillar grab handle now. Any and all help is appreciated! :bump:
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