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    My seat trim broke again this is the 2nd time. I initially purchased a new piece and had the dealer install it. For a week or so it was back to normal when I looked down the other day and so it had broken off again nearly lost it. Is there a recall for the driver seat trim??? LOL why would they make such cheap plastic parts for where you sit???...I love the car but pontiac sure screwed this design up.....anyone else having the same problem?...maybe there's a stronger after market piece I can purchase lol

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    Seems anyone that is tall and/or large has that problem. I am both. I used a long zip tie to secure the broken piece. Some use a small bungie cord
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    What piece? I'm a tall fat ass and haven't had anything break. My car has nearly 53,000 on it.

    2009.5 MSM GXP 500ish N/A RWHP. Mods include but aren't limited to: Texas Speed 418 (6.8L) fully forged held together with ARP from top to bottom, PRC 255cc heads, Rick Crawford intake plenum, TB port, polish and tune, Roto-Fab 102mm CAI w/LS7 MAF, Kooks 1-7/8" headers wrapped with DEI, Corsa catless system, Circle D 3200 Stall, 3.45 final drive, BMR's complete street bushing kit and sway bars, Eibach Pro Kit, G-Force Axles, running on staggered VMR 710's with Bridgestone RE11 rubber. HSV triple gauge pack with Calais smokers kit mod, V6 tails, debadge/rebadge, V6 door handles, AU black door trim, Maverick Man under hood strut covers, & washer and bolt kit, fully corrected paint thanks to Adams Polishes and my hard work. Built with reliability in mind with some power for those times when you need to pass or go over a big hill. Just a poser, not a racer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xycfer View Post
    I love the car but pontiac sure screwed this design up.....anyone else having the same problem?...maybe there's a stronger after market piece I can purchase lol
    The piece you have has already been re-designed and strengthened above and beyond the equivalent piece on a Holden.

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    I have broken 5 or 6, got the call yesterday that my latest is in. The problem is they are trying to support the side bolster on those little plastic pegs. I will be interested to see what version is coming off and going on mine. I shall take a look now that I have been again well educated by our wonderful CP.
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    C.P. you amaze me. You my friend, are one heck of an asset to the G8 community.
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Unhappy Seat Part

    So, has anyone devised a do it yourself fix for this, other than a bungee cord??

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    If you get a new one, sand the plastic up real well to create a "key" for the epoxy to stick to and build up the area with a product like this:Amazing GOOP® Automotive Epoxy Paste 4 oz Kit I love this epoxy because it has aluminum in it and is VERY strong once cured. You basically want to gusset the factory mount to strengthen it.

    I'm amazed that mine isn't broken.

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    My ass broke mine 3 times now ..the dealer I used to go to laughed and said lose some weight Mark! LOL!
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    LOL I guess I'll just order my third piece as well....I'll try strengthening it with the plastic epoxy like my man said in the earlier comment....maybe that will help....the hunt for a stronger driver side seat molding continues lol!....hopefully Santa will bring a strong one!

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