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Old 04-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
SubeySTi2011
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Default 2011 STI Arm rests do not stay put??? anyone else???

I have a STI Sedan and Im curious if anyone is having the same issue as I am having.

My rear armrest for the backseat comes down all the time when I hit the brakes good 2 or 3 times.

Now the front arm rest pops up when i hit bumps.

Really frustrating and such an odd thing to go to the dealer to have them fix which they wont be able to. They might be able to replace the front armrest.

anyone else having this issue?

thanks
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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i am guessing you mean that arm rest extension? I dont have a STi but I have the extension in my WRX. I usually keep it up but alot of times when i try and put it down it wont latch and stay down..i have to give it a good hard thump when i am holding it down for it to latch and hold closed. the latch doesnt seem all that great I wonder if I kept mine down if it would pop up more like yours
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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Haven't had and issues in mine.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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I had the same problem on my '11 STi. I took the arm rest apart and used a pair of pliers on the hing. Worked it back and forth a bunch of times to loosen it up. Little lube, reinstalled, problem solved.

It was annoying while it was happening though.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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I just took my '12 STi sedan into the dealership to have this fixed. It sticks closed now, but I can still open it by lightly pulling up on it with a finger. Back armrest: it doesn't flop open, but it isn't too secure when closed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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My 2012 does the same thing, think im gonna dremmel out the tab section where the latch catches i think the space for the latch to catch on is too small and doesen't allow the lip to catch under it so it just keeps popping up

really annoying
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SubeySTi2011 View Post
I have a STI Sedan and Im curious if anyone is having the same issue as I am having.

My rear armrest for the backseat comes down all the time when I hit the brakes good 2 or 3 times.

Now the front arm rest pops up when i hit bumps.

Really frustrating and such an odd thing to go to the dealer to have them fix which they wont be able to. They might be able to replace the front armrest.

anyone else having this issue?

thanks
Front Armrest: Bring it back to the dealership, they can perform an adjustment on this so it doesn't pop up. Mine wouldn't even say closed, it would pop up when i would try to latch it. Told the dealership and they fixed it for free and only took minutes.

Back Armrest: I think I noticed mine do this once, but I don't slam my brakes alot so that could be why. Mostly engine breaking and light application of brakes. I do alot of highway driving for work. But again I am sure this is something the dealership could resolve.

NASIOC members - if you are nice to people at the dealerships that same respect will be conveyed back to you and they will be more willing to help. I'm getting sick of people saying that subaru dealership (dealerships in general) are always try to screw them over. It's a business, deal with it. Also walking into a dealership telling them you bought their flagship car, so you deserve more respect will not work at all either. Kill them with kindness.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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I thought I was the only one lol...My WRX (No Extension) Front Armrest will NOT stay shut!! Annoys the crap out of me!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #9
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Since I stopped going to speedway for gas when I got mine, I didn't need my speedy rewards key chain thing.
I slid it in between the armrest itself and the button to open it, separating them just slightly. And now it works great. I don't thing the latch is strong enough after a little use.
I figured instead of going all the way back to the dealer, this workers fine.

*Just leave a little tab hanging out so you don't lose it in there.*

Anything would work, it was just what I had.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:50 PM   #10
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The sti has armrests????? Wow that's not what this car is......
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #11
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Nice to know I'm not the only one with this issue
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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my 2011 is the same, can't wait for my next oil change so I can get em to take care of it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #13
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yerp 2011 sti does it also, oh well, dont make the car slower
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #14
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Small, strategically placed piece of velcro, perhaps?

Velcro and duct tape. two greatest inventions...EVER!
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