I just bought an 09 Focus one of its features puzzles me
On the trunk lid is a ''T'' shaped flat material, and from the base
of the ''T'' there is a cord, or wire that goes to the locking mechanism.
The ''T'' has a green tint.
There is a picture (crude) on the ''T'' showing the trunk lid open,
and some one jumping out of the trunk, easily understood that
it is a trunk opener for people stuffed in the
Now! Does anyone know what may have happened
to cause Ford Focus to have this trunk release?
Beggin' your pardon on history. The magnet keeper on the refrigerator door
was installed long before children in standard mechanical latched
refrigerator door was an issue. It was an issue after the fact for such
mechanical latched door refrigerators that were no longer being used.
Children were using them as hiding places and for other play toy reasons.
It was because these older refrigerators were replaced, and the older ones
kept, that children stuck in such refrigerators became a problem. The
newfangled magnetic door was what started that ball rolling, The new one
did not fix any trapped child problem.
After that fact, kept newer unused refrigerators don't have that problem.
BUT, the magnetic keeper on the refirgerator door wasn't installed for that
reason to begin with. Don't re-write history.
Mechanically latched doors on unused refrigerators were always a problem.
The very reason magnetic door closing devices were put on refrigerators
was because kids were getting locked inside refrigerators with latching
doors and unable to get out and suffocating. Yes most of these were old
refrigerators which were empty and attracted children, duh!.
A trapped child can get out of a magnetically held door.
This was a federally mandated act in case you should want to learn what
you are talking about.
Better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone thing you might be
ignorant rather than opening it and removing all doubt.
You should learn the meaning of the word accuracy!
As for as history, I doubt you are old enough to remember any.
Youi ignorance of my age and knowledge of past events puts you in the idiot
seat. I won't go into details as you have fouled up the entire last 2
sequential replies with unfounded denials of accuracy and twist of truth.
You should be a politician, not a a newsgroup participant. I kneel at
bended knee at your ability to malign words and corrupt your readers.
Possibly/probably. I was hoping that some one had heard
the specific reason for this safety device.
I forgot to mention in my first post that the manual
states that the ''T'' shaped device requires very little exposure
to sun light to allow it to be visible inside the trunk.
Thew reason for the device is simple... if one were to become trapped in the
trunk of the car for any reason (I deal with the motoring public every
day.... common sense "ain't") the handle is a means of egress...
Ever notice that fire exits are supposed to open "out"?
Do we ever "need" a reason for a safety device?
An automobile trunk without an easy open device is unconscionable - it
becomes a tomb or a device that can aid someone in the commision of a
All I can suggest is that you cut the handle off before you stuff your wife
into the trunk....
Has nothing to do with the thread's original intent.
There is one "safety" device that I know of one workplace that has in place
as a requirement to date. Its a back support device with suspenders. At
this workplace, the suspenders are not worn as standard routine. OSHA has
no opinion, one way or the other, on this back support device (so does it
support the back or not?). The military had such a device in place for 2
years, then removed as a requirement as caused as many accidents (catching
on objects)as it was supposed to prevent.
This is in response to the question posed by the reply below about ever
needing a reason for a safety device.
i thought the real reason for the in-trunk escape handle was so when those
stoopid mechanics locked themselves in the trunk while looking for a water
leak around the gasket, they could let themselves out, instead of having to
trust their fellow mechanics to open it for them from the outside.
No, that's not the case. Government wants us to spend our money, get loans
for money we dont have.to spend that as well We're CHOOSING not to. We're
$1.85, c'mon. They get with the extended warranty, options, etc. big time.
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