Steering wheel leather premature wear

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iwarv
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by iwarv » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:28 am

Buy her some soft leather driving gloves
Bit off topic I know, but I always drive with gloves on. The fingerless bicycle type, not the personal chauffeur / snooker referee type.

Car steering wheels and game console controllers always give me sweaty hand palms. Probably because of the concentration I give to the tasks at hand.

To afford me the extra grip and mostly not to transfer sweat to the steering wheel so my wife does not have to grip a sticky wheel (yuk!) when when she drives the car, I think it's best I carry on with wearing gloves.

I am not much into game consoles these days, so age took care of that one for me.
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by danbri12 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:32 pm

This is normal! That's oils from your lovely moisturised (and dirty) hands getting into the leather. If left, the steering wheel will just go shiny. But a proper glycerin based leather cleaner will return that back to new. Automotive leather has a placticised coating, it doesn't wear that easily.

Just googled this from some car geeks....
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/s ... p?t=201224


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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by cullyboy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:00 pm

My steering wheel has gone the same - IN EXACTLY the same place - have done 20,000 miles now.

I don't rest my hands there and nor do I work in an oil refinery to contaminate the wheel.

Also ....no sweaty palms !


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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by cullyboy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Let me know if Skoda fix it ......Carrs in Bridgwater didn't want to know.


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stryder
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by stryder » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:16 am

Sorry to respond so late but I just received the confirmation from Skoda that it is a production defect. The steering wheel will be changed on warranty.
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cullyboy
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by cullyboy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Can I ask which Skoda Garage you use ........


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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by stryder » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:17 am

Local dealer here in Bucharest.

Yesterday evening I received the new steering wheel, and it looks great. Hopefully this one will last.

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silver1011
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by silver1011 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 pm

Another complaint over on the Kodiaq Facebook group...

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Daddy2Bears
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by Daddy2Bears » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm

Funnily enough there's a link in there back here!

Anyway, mine has gone now, right side outside edge. Going in for 1st service on Thursday so mentioned it when booking in. 9200 miles and less than a year old, had 2 audi for 6 years each and never had it happen before.
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Re: Steering wheel leather premature wear

Post by Vaclav^2 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:40 am

stryder wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:17 am
Local dealer here in Bucharest.

Yesterday evening I received the new steering wheel, and it looks great. Hopefully this one will last.
Looks great, but ahem they’ve put it in the wrong place in the car. It’s on the left :o :lol:


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