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Hi,

Can someone please explain me what is that metal rod sticking out of door and notch that it fits into when door is closed? What is it called and what is its purpose?
I dont recall seeing it in any other car. I have attached image for reference.
 

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That is a reinforcing post for side impacts. The metal rod goes through the door and then is firmly planted into the b/c pillar (depending on front/back door) to greatly reduce impact penetration when hit from the side.

It's a great safety feature!
 
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