[AW] A number of people have experienced problems with tears in the black rubber triangular "boots" at the front and rear of the door. It costs $600 in *parts* to fix, and there is a service bulletin about it apparently due to the cars having gone out with the windows improperly adjusted (i.e. pushing too hard against the boots and eventually causing a tear to form). BTW they use some other word than "boot" which I don’t recall.
I have a fix which I did a couple weeks ago. It’s not cosmetically perfect but does solve the problem from a purely mechanical point of view. Basically, fill the crack with black RTV (aka Silicone Seal) available at auto parts places, etc.
Unfortunately black RTV is a much deeper black than the rubber, so the repair shows. It doesn’t show $600 worth though, in my opinion.
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