Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: can a passenger assist handle be installed on the A pillar like on the 2012 explorer xlt?

asked by on

the overhead placement of the assist handle is awkward-painful and of no use to my handicapped wife.

My car has 175 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It may be possible to mount the grab handle...

It may be possible to mount the grab handle on the a pillar, however, it would require modification to the a pillar panel, and welding a nut to the ’A’ pillar for the handle to attach to. This is not a repair that YourMechanic will be able to do but I suggest contacting a local body shop or even a hot rod shop that does custom stuff like this all the time to find out what the options are. They will most likely want to see the vehicle in person to determine if it is possible to do.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't start - 2011 Lexus ES350

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Even though your accessories are still functioning, the rapid clicking noise you are hearing is the battery not having enough power to turn your engine over and start. If your battery does not...

Q: What do the heads up display lights mean?

The heads up display lights are displayed across your windshield. These lights can illuminate the adaptive cruise control or the collision warning system are being used.

Q: Is it possible to replace the standard Dimension Stereo in a Non Nav Limited with the Navigation system?

Your best bet is to check a website like Crutchfield.com. They have the best information on what systems will fit your car. Attempting to fit an OE Hyundai navigation/radio unit will probably cost a lot more than you think. Also,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...