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Old 08-09-2014, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
Thought I'd post here as so little traffic on the Austrailian site.
I usually drive with my elbow resting on the top of the door trim by the window (only when the window is up). I've done this with ever car I've owned without issue. However I've noticed that there is now a permanent dent in the trim of my 2014 Outback. The soft springy material under the faux leather has just given up and leaves an indentation where my elbow sits.

Any others experienced this? Before you ask I'm not a bodybuilder and don't have 200lb arms!

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Dinky,

I've got the same in my 2012. Was there when I bought it from the auctions in Melbourne. Have been thinking about trying a hair dryer to see if it will spring out with a little heat.
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yep...got the same spot on my door...that covered under warranty i wonder? lol
Mine's actually gone from a dent to a ripple now...new door panel maybe the only route?
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Seems pretty poor after only 6 months and 10,000km.....
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Add a "me too" to the epidemic.
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I have that in my 2012 as well. I use is as my seat memory! HAHA Never even thought about taking it in as a warranty item?
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The door sill padding is filled with memory foam. More discussion here.
Wear on door sill from resting arm..
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Thanks for sharing the thread! Can't say I'm impressed after so so little time. I will speak with the dealer but thinking its a "such is life" moment!
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Yep, best to get used to it...
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