My family and I have driven Ford F-150's for the last 25 years and I recently purchased my new 2012 F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4X4 about 2 weeks ago.
I was very surprised to find there was no Entry/Exit Handle on the driver's side to assist with entry and exit for the driver.
As an older driver this creates a problem, as well as a safety issure, for un-assisted entry/exit to and from the driver's seat. The factory steps on my truck are higher and flat and look like they could be slippery when wet.
The Passenger seat still has the assist handle and I need one on the driver's side as well.
My dealer's answer was "that's the way they are manufactured now". Both my previous F-150's had the handle and I find it hard to believe Ford gave a lot of thought to discontinuing it on the newer model trucks.
I believe Ford should re-consider the deletion of this assist handle on driver's side of F-150 Trucks. Additionally, they should manufacture and supply an aftermarket Driver's side entry/exit assist handle kit for persons, such as myself, that need it for safer and easier entry and exit.
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