Steering Wheel peeling

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  1. dismack

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    Has anyone else had any issues with the extremely thin covering on the steering wheel of the 2016 prius peeling? I had my car for less then 6 months, and the "leather" has already peeled and started coming off the wheel. The car is a lease, so I'm worried about getting dinged for replacing it.
     
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    I thought it was just me!

    I have had my car about 16 months.

    Several months ago I felt a rough spot -- on the backside hidden from view -- at 12 O'Clock.

    This spot was actually the top surface of the leather peeling away over about a 3/8" circular area. The spot did not seem to grow, and I wondered if it had always been there since I got the car.

    I looked at it earlier this pas week and it seemed like a line was extending away from the abraded area. Not peeling off yet, just looking like it might.

    Anyone else?
     
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    is it not under warranty?
     
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    Not any more.
     
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    shouldn't it be 12/12?
     
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    What?
     
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    12 months, 12,000 miles?
     
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    Doesn't it have a 3 year warranty?
     
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    In the States it is 3 years or 36,000 miles.

    Anyone else have the very top surface peeling on their steering wheels?
     
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    When parked in the sun, I always put on a sun protector over the wheel:
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    I had a MAZDA new in 1995 where the wheel delaminated (the urethane cover came loose from the metal inner), was replaced under warranty, but they suggested a sun protector cover.
     
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    I have a loose end at 12:00.
     
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    Is this the base model urethane wheel, or the premium "leather" (SOFTEX) accented wheel?
     
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    Softex here
     
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    After reading your comment, I wrapped my steering wheel with black Gorilla Tape. That solves that.
     
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    Just checked mine -- getting worse.

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    Wedding ring getting caught?

    SM-N900P ?
     
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    Doesn't appear to be "peeling." That looks like somebody picking at the SofTex. Maybe unconsciously? also looks like an indentation of some sort.
     
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    All known ones here (first one is unknown) are the premium Softex wheel. The US does not get the leather wheel they have in the UK.
     
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    I'm at a loose end most times these days! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Guess we can be kinda kinky now and then...
    You jealous???
     
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