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Old 09-15-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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leather wrapped steering wheel-wearing out

My 07 has 33k on it and the leather on the wheel is wearing thin already. Anyone think it could get replaced under warranty? Anyone else experienced this? I think the previous owner had some super sweat that has ate it up?
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My 07 has 16K and I was noticing some wear on mine also. I would try the dealer but all they will do is replace the steering wheel if anything. I doubt they will fix it but you can find some good ones on google or you can take it to your local upholstery shop and have them fix it.
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My 07 has 33k on it and the leather on the wheel is wearing thin already. Anyone think it could get replaced under warranty? Anyone else experienced this? I think the previous owner had some super sweat that has ate it up?
you know....i noticed that on the 06 that i had before i got my 04. the leather got looking really bad. have you tried cleaning and conditioning it yet???

something i did that worked great was get some woolite in a spray bottle...just a bit though, and mix with water. spray it on a rag and work in real good, and you'll notice alot of crap come off of it. then, i used some leather conditioner and worked it in real good, then a coat of nanowax nanoprotectant(303 aerospace will work alot better),and it got looking pretty good.

if that doesnt work, good luck with getting it fixed under warranty.
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The leather itself is thin. So I think cleaning it is a little late. I just wonder if they will look at this as a wear item or warranty issue? I guess I will just have to try.
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The leather itself is thin. So I think cleaning it is a little late. I just wonder if they will look at this as a wear item or warranty issue? I guess I will just have to try.
let us know how it goes man. hopefully, they will do something for you.
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