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It's $14.06 at the dealership and $11.50 online for a little piece of plastic!?!? What a rip off!
I am not sure now what part you are describing? The plastic cap behind the interior door handle which opens the car, or the rubberized mat in the bottom of the interior door pull (where you pull the door to close it). Unless they have changed something on later models, the screw in the bottom of the door-pull was covered by a rubber mat (like on my 2007 MKZ), not a cap. Or in the lower Fusion trim models, there was no screw cover at all in the bottom of the door pull. Perhaps they changed that on the later model Fusions?
Out of curiosity: When did you purchase your Fusion? If recently purchased, perhaps you can get the Dealer to replace them on a complementary basis since they may have been missing from the beginning? Also, if they were there when you purchased (or maybe you never noticed until now), how did you lose them? Did you ever have your door panels off? Were they accidentally vacuumed during a cleaning?
Okay, moving on.... Always remember that purchasing parts at the Dealership Parts Department is just like purchasing a car. The prices are usually negotiable. So try to negotiate the price down.
If that does not work to your satisfaction, then as biggee stated the cheap way to go would be a Salvage Yard, if any are available in the color you need.
Let us know how you make out.
Hey, it's a 2010 milan and I purchased it used 1 1/2 months ago. I wouldn't say it's a cap, it is a mat but it isn't rubberized like the cup holder bottom, it's just flat plastic. I never took the door apart.