Originally Posted by jeremy3721
It's a bit asinine to insinuate those of us having this problem are careless and at fault because you haven't had the same issue.
i can agree to disagree.. i believe it's a bit asinine to outright say that it's a design flaw when it's obviously not a part meant to be stepped on.. especially not on the regular as you've mentioned.
I get that there are times when spaces will be cramped and for some it's not as easy to go over and it does suck.. but to say it's a design flaw to me is a stretch.
Kind of like saying the Hummer has a design flaw because it's too big and wide to fit places. The camaro is a wide car with long doors.
Originally Posted by danl
it may not even be related to feet/shoes, coming in contact with the rubber....
If you look under the door itself, it looks like it is rubbing on the molding when the door closes, and opens....the opening of the door could be rubbing, or 'pulling' more, causing wear and friction on the rubber molding, and in time, this will happen.
Incidentally, mine is a 2013, and I never, ever put my feet on any part of the sill, or the rubber molding....and mine shows minor, minor, wear.
May also be related to the weather climate of the cars....colder climate may make the rubber harder, and the door opening and closing may be harder on it than in hotter, drier climate.
maybe the molding needs some kind of slippery moisturizer put on the molding, and under the door, where the 2 comes into contact with one another?
This i can understand claiming a flaw.