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I have a 2017 Volt Premier. About a month after I purchased my Volt I noticed that the inner door gasket on the Driver's side door was showing excessive wear. Due to the way that I enter/exit my Volt my left hip rubs against the inner door gasket where it runs vertically along the B pillar. I had a roll of matte black Gaffer's tape on hand so I applied about 18 inches of the black fabric Gaffer tape to the section of the door gasket where I might rub my clothing or belt against the gasket. Problem solved.
 

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I used a length of vinyl electrical tape on the gasket of my 2012 Volt. The slightly shiny vinyl looks almost like the existing gasket, and it just about disappears. I've had to replace the tape once after several years due to wear.
 

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Ah the little things. I catch the bottom of my Gen1 door gasket with my work shoes all the time. I think I may put a "protector" on it now that y'all have given me the idea.
 

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The dealer will replace it once under warranty which I had done on my 2012 and I promised them that I would get in the car old man style, sit on the seat sideways and them put my legs in. No more broken weather-stripping.
 

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That is how I enter the driver's seat now but there is too much me to fit between the B pillar and the steering wheel so I always rub against the B pillar.
 

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One of the things I'm having done when I bring the car in to the dealer. My leg rubs on it.
 

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Same thing happens to me with my egress from the Volt . I remember when cars were large and this wasn't a problem ('though there were many others including vacuum actuated windshield wipers that "stalled" when going wide-open-throttle up a hill).
 

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That is how I enter the driver's seat now but there is too much me to fit between the B pillar and the steering wheel so I always rub against the B pillar.
Try pushing the steering wheel in all the way as you get out and re-enter.
 

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Good grief. It's weatherstripping. Replacing the WHOLE THING in the doorframe for a half-hour of shop time and about $40 in parts and supplies. You can buy 25 feet stick-on replacement for about $20, cut out the worn section and glue in adequate replacement in ten minutes.
 

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I've owned my Volt for all of 2 weeks. One of the first things I noticed was that I hit the "weather stripping" with my back when I got in. My 99 Monte has a huge door and this was never a problem. (Car & Driver noted years ago that GM 2 door coupes traditionally have had very long doors. Be careful in parking lots!) I have adjusted my "entry" now to avoid the contact.
 
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