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Old 06-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Door weatherstrip wearing out

I searched but I don't know the correct terms so I may be missing it. The weatherstripping along the bottom of my door is getting worn out when I get out of the car. I park in a garage and I have to put my foot there to brace myself when I get out. It seems like it wouldn't tear so easily but has anyone experienced this and found a solution?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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I have a 2010 and mine is tearing a little also, I thought about replacing it soon.
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Here is a photo of what I'm trying to describe. Seems like it would be a waste of time to replace it until I figure out a way to prevent it.


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I searched but I don't know the correct terms so I may be missing it. The weatherstripping along the bottom of my door is getting worn out when I get out of the car. I park in a garage and I have to put my foot there to brace myself when I get out. It seems like it wouldn't tear so easily but has anyone experienced this and found a solution?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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Mine wore out quickly. It was replaced under warranty, with many gripes from Chevrolet, and was told they would not replace it again. Now it is wearing out again. Still under warranty, but they have already said no to a replacement. They said it was driver carelessness causing them to wear out. (Apparently it happens a lot) Actually, poor placement by GM.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #6
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Only way to prevent your problems, is to figure out a way to keep your feet off of it. None of my cars have had this problem, but then again I lift my feet over the sill area.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
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Only way to prevent your problems, is to figure out a way to keep your feet off of it. None of my cars have had this problem, but then again I lift my feet over the sill area.
True, but should you have to enter and exit a car in a completely different manner than other cars? Should you have to look out, and have passengers be constantly reminded to : "lift your feet" whenever they ride in your car because of poor thinking by the designers? Seems to me you should be able to use normal entry/exit procedures without having to be worried about how fragile the car is.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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I haven't torn up my molding in over a year of getting in and out with steel toed boots on. My plastic by the door is just fine too. Or maybe my standards are low
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #9
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I think someone needs to make a video on "how to properly enter/exit a camaro".
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Mine wore out quickly. It was replaced under warranty, with many gripes from Chevrolet, and was told they would not replace it again. Now it is wearing out again. Still under warranty, but they have already said no to a replacement. They said it was driver carelessness causing them to wear out. (Apparently it happens a lot) Actually, poor placement by GM.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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I think someone needs to make a video on "how to properly enter/exit a camaro".
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #12
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Mine is being replaced at the dealer under warranty tomorrow. Only warranty claim I have made on the car so far. Mine is a garage queen also that is not driven at least 4 months a year. Looks to me like a poor material composition in manufacturing.
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Mine looks like I rub it with my shoes when I get in and out, doesn't bother me, was at a show and a lady pointed out to me
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:31 AM   #14
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That is exactly how mine looks! and I agree, I dont want to waste my time/money to fix it just for it to happen again
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:58 AM   #15
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I just don't get it. I have never used the door sills as a step when getting out of any car. I could understand it if it was a lifted truck.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:25 AM   #16
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That is exactly how mine looks! and I agree, I dont want to waste my time/money to fix it just for it to happen again
I buy new shoes every year. Even though I know I'll wear them out.
I never thought of asking the manufacturer to replace them.

What is your plan when the floor mats start to look shabby?
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Floor mats wear out on all cars. Door sill weather stripping does not except from old age.
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True, but should you have to enter and exit a car in a completely different manner than other cars? Should you have to look out, and have passengers be constantly reminded to : "lift your feet" whenever they ride in your car because of poor thinking by the designers? Seems to me you should be able to use normal entry/exit procedures without having to be worried about how fragile the car is.
Honestly, I think you are in a small minority of people who do this. Also, no rubber seal is going to stand up to someone constantly placing their shoe soles across it. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how you exit the car with your foot in that position. Can't say I have ever seen anyone do that on any vehicle. Might want to try simply not stepping on it.
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Mine is being replaced at the dealer under warranty tomorrow. Only warranty claim I have made on the car so far. Mine is a garage queen also that is not driven at least 4 months a year. Looks to me like a poor material composition in manufacturing.

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Honestly, I think you are in a small minority of people who do this. Also, no rubber seal is going to stand up to someone constantly placing their shoe soles across it. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how you exit the car with your foot in that position. Can't say I have ever seen anyone do that on any vehicle. Might want to try simply not stepping on it.
That is the problem...the design leaves it hanging out for damage. Others don't. And there are a number of people having this problem. So "small minority"?
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I just don't get it. I have never used the door sills as a step when getting out of any car. I could understand it if it was a lifted truck.
It's not that they are used as a step, it is that your shoes hit the rubber when getting in and out. And rear seat passengers hit it all the time when they get out.
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Please no dis respect intended but why is it that you need to put your foot there?its a door sill not a step. I just came from corvettes I wore out my seat side bolster because I wasn't getting in properly. Maybe change the way you exit and enter your car? This shouldn't be a possible warranty issue because of improper use. Good luck. If you know that putting your foot on that part damages the rubber then don't step or drag your foot on it
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exact as mine.
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Please no dis respect intended but why is it that you need to put your foot there?its a door sill not a step. I just came from corvettes I wore out my seat side bolster because I wasn't getting in properly. Maybe change the way you exit and enter your car? This shouldn't be a possible warranty issue because of improper use. Good luck. If you know that putting your foot on that part damages the rubber then don't step or drag your foot on it
Why should one car have a special entry/exit technique?
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Please no dis respect intended but why is it that you need to put your foot there?its a door sill not a step. I just came from corvettes I wore out my seat side bolster because I wasn't getting in properly. Maybe change the way you exit and enter your car? This shouldn't be a possible warranty issue because of improper use. Good luck. If you know that putting your foot on that part damages the rubber then don't step or drag your foot on it
On the Corvette, the bolster wears out quite regulary according to my (new, and good) Chevy dealer. Apparently, a lot of Corvette owners haven't read the special entry/exit manual for Vettes. Should they have to? Also, the dealer says Camaro bolsters are wearing out on many owners...just like the Vettes.
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