Any chance of Pic's ??FWIW, I just checked my car and the grill is wide open to everything. I can even look into the grill with the hood closed. Luckily, snow weather around here, even in the mountains, is sparse so I don't have much worry about. For reference, my build date is 9/2013.
hope it is a heated hepa pollen filter to take out that sassy snow and Ice fleas ...I talked to my Ford dealer and apparently the new 14-0021 TSB replacing the existing pollen filter and replaces it with a new one. We'll see if this fixes the problem, cars going next Wednesday.