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Front grille on Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

Grill question

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#1 OFFLINE   RogerHan


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:31 PM

I just bought a new Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium.   When washing it I noticed something I need help with.  Maybe a small matter but it bugs me. 


On the front of the car there is the main grill in the center, below that are two small opening with slots one on each side of the car.  On the passenger side the slots are open, on the driver side there are not slots just a solid panel where there looks like they were not punched out.


I asked the deal about this, we looked at another car same Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium and same year.  He looked up the part number on the other car and then used my vin number and told me it had a different part number and if they order it, it would be the same look as mine does now.


Would Ford make if different in the same year, what about air flow to the fins behind the open and closed side.


Any help would be welcomed. 



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#2 OFFLINE   Cobra348


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:24 AM

I believe this is a dual-purpose.  This is theory only ... First the covered side acts as a grille blocker.  Second, I believe some sensors or something may be mounted behind there - on the radiator bulkhead or somewhere.


Me?  I noticed it but just shrugged my shoulders and went on with things.

Larry - aka Cobra


Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare,

blacked out grille

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#3 OFFLINE   Va2014HyTi


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:07 AM

Do you have Adaptive Cruise Control?  If so, I believe the radar is located behind that area and the enclosed plastic provides protection.

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2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium - Dark Side
- Driver Assist Package, Park Assist, ACC, Moonroof, Navigation, Heated steering wheel, Heated/AC seats
* Ordered: 11/21/13,  * VIN: 11/26/13, * Sticker: 12/12/13, * Build Date: 12/17/13, * Delivery Date:  1/7/2014

#4 OFFLINE   RogerHan


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 09:23 AM

Thanks all, yes I have a adaptive cruises control and about every other bell and whistle I can think of.  This makes a whole lot of sense now, The other car on the lot did not have Adaptive Cruises control, now I feel much better.  I was thinking to myself if they missed a thing like not punching out the slots what else did they miss.  I am glad I posted here this questions, while the dealer was helpful in saying they are different parts number it did not do much for me wanting to know why it was different,  Now if any one says I have a messed up grill I can no it is for the Adaptive Cruise Control. 


Thanks folks, this help, being new to the Hybrid I will have many more questions for this forum.   

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