and this post
talks about your problem.
Based on the call I recieved from Lansing I would have thought that was fixed on all cars past some unknown serial number.
There are several things you can do.
- Push the armrest back to the right. Then don't hug the arm rest. (I know that's not a truly acceptable solution)
- Fix the armrest so it doesn't slip around on the hinge bracket.
1 - Push the armrest up till it latches.
2 - Remove the screws (6) from the underside of the rest. (service manual pg 8-514&5)
The two lower ones hold the rest onto the hinge.
3 - Look at how the upper half fits to the hinge. in particular look how the posts are sloppy inside the holes in the hinge.
4 - Take aluminum foil tape and cut circles about 2x the diameter of the posts and put four or five of them on the end of the posts. One at a time. Form the tape down over the sides of the post. With each added layer pierce the foil to make it easier to install the screws later.
5 - Press the now alum foil padded posts into the holes in the hinge and test how tightly they fit. Add or remove layers until snug.
6 - Reassemble the arm rest around the hinge.
7 - Test. You may have to torqe the arm rest back to the right, just enough so the latch centers in the slot of the console. Go easy, a little at a time.
The above has the advantage of only needing a Torx screw driver and a roll of aluminum foil tape like that used in air conditioning.
There is another fix that involves removing the entire console, modifying two parts, power tools and a bit of artistic carving skill. Not for the faint of heart.
The tape fix works pretty well.