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Old 07-18-2018, 01:51 PM   #15
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To recommend the poster to adjust his grip is insane. Don't change anything. Enjoy your car. And try to get this replaced for free. If you can't, buy a new one every few years.
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:17 PM   #16
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Not lame.

Then you've been lucky for years because its very common for steering wheels to wear and or burnish from continuous hand contact.
My Hyundai Tiburon is 10 years old and I've been driving with either my hands on top or at 3 and 9 o'clock, not a single damage on the leather. Only the plastics around that have lost their paint.

I'd say it should be covered under warranty but I doubt they will cover it since it can really fall into the "normal" wear. Even thought it is not normal, they could consider that the use was abusive and that it wasn't a manufacturer issue.

Stupid question for the OP... Are you wearing a wedding ring? I guess that would be the type of damage done by a ring if driven by the left hand on top of the wheel..
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:50 PM   #17
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To everyone telling me to "change where I hold the wheel"....I honestly hardly ever hold the wheel here. I usually hold at the 10 and 2 position. Not wearing a ring or anything either.

Is it possible this is from sun damage? (I park under a spot where it is very sunny at work). I will contact my dealer tomorrow

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Old 07-18-2018, 05:23 PM   #18
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To everyone telling me to "change where I hold the wheel"....I honestly hardly ever hold the wheel here. I usually hold at the 10 and 2 position. Not wearing a ring or anything either.

Is it possible this is from sun damage? (I park under a spot where it is very sunny at work). I will contact my dealer tomorrow

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it's possible, but unlikely, being this new.

I did have a car that had a "leather" steering wheel (in quotes because of that car, not the camaro), that I rubbed my leg on everytime I entered, because of where I kept the wheel.

I did have some pants that marred the wheel up prematurely (at around 12k miles).

I'm not saying that's what is happening here, but it's something to look out for.
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:34 PM   #19
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Is it possible this is from sun damage? (I park under a spot where it is very sunny at work). I will contact my dealer tomorrow
Possible, but I see that you're in Ontario. I'm in the Phoenix, AZ area, and even though it's been 100-110 all summer, this hasn't happened to me. I do use a sun shield at work in the summer, though.

Frankly, I think it's a luck-of-the-draw thing. Leather can be weird stuff. Some holds up, some doesn't. So many factors involved.

I still say the dealer will replace it.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:49 PM   #20
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That’s a lame answer. I’ve drive cars for years in the same spot and never had this problem.
Agreed. I have never had this happen on a leather wheel, even on cars with 200,000 miles. So there's a defect in the material and it should be covered.

A seat that's worn from large people sliding in and out is a whole 'nother story.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:25 PM   #21
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Let's use this supposedly more durable material and then not replace it when obvious materials defect occurs!
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:44 PM   #22
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A seat that's worn from large people sliding in and out is a whole 'nother story.
Warranty treats its the same was my point. Ive seen warranty claims go through the last 16 years, if its a leather or cloth wear item it will be covered once unless its a defect. Its hard to tell by the pic, but the #1 leather damage cause is hand lotion. Some just eat away and crack and peel leather. How many people on this board has had that problem on a 6th gen yet? One? Chances are slim its a defect or wed see it much much more. But yes it will be covered.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:12 PM   #23
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Good luck with the dealer. They damaged my 2013 steering wheel & I had to threaten them with damaging the dealer's reputation...all over the internet. Chevy Corp told the dealer they better get on it. They did but sour taste was left in my mind. Too little too late. I traded the car in 3 weeks later.

With my 2018 black wheels I will be going over each wheel with service adviser & he will notate the wheels were chip free. I learned that lesson with my silver painted wheels on my 2013.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:16 AM   #24
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holy shit
ive been driving with my fingers
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:28 AM   #25
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Took it into the dealer today - the wheel is being replaced under warranty
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:16 AM   #26
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My leather seats in one of my other vehicles began to crack prematurely with less than 12,000 miles. Dealer changed those out without a question.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:15 PM   #27
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My dealer probably wouldnt, they would not replace the lighted camaro door sill after the "C" letter started to lift .. "normal wear and tear" they said.. wtf
Ridiculous. Who told you that? The advisor or the manager? It's absolutely 100% covered as long as you're still in your base 3yr/36K period.

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Took it into the dealer today - the wheel is being replaced under warranty
Good, there was no reason they shouldn't have.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:39 PM   #28
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Took it into the dealer today - the wheel is being replaced under warranty
Hope my dealer says they same for mine.Going tomorrow.
2017- 7500 miles. This is on the bottom of the steering wheel.
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