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Steering wheel finishing

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by KayRay, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. KayRay

    KayRay New Member

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    Love my Model 3 but after three days of driving I am getting blisters on the inside of my thumb knuckles and under my ring fingers. I hate the steering wheel material and the seams are so rough it is causing the blisters. Anyone else having issues with this? Any solutions?
     
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  2. Mazari4life

    Mazari4life Member

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    Not at all!! That should never happen. Maybe you are allergic to the materials?
     
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  3. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Active Member

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    Sounds like you are holding the wheel way too tight. It does not require a tight grip. To get around the nag screen, just a slight rotational force is needed.
     
  4. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Yeah, how tight are you holding the wheel? If it’s tight enough to cause blisters then you need to loosen your grip significanltly.
     
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    It may seem as fast as a roller coaster but no need for Death Grip;)
     
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    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    20C154A6-4E27-4990-8216-CED1676C0056.jpeg You need new carbon fiber /alcantara wheel :oops:
     
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  7. Johnny Mac

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    Ummm is this thread even legit????
     
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  8. eSpiritIV

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    Coordinated sales pitch?
     
  9. bnsfengineer

    bnsfengineer Member

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    Well not sure because that pic of the steering wheel is from MS not M3
     
  10. RayK

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    I think that the raised stitching on the steering wheel is irritating the OPs skin. I can relate, even having driven my 3 for only 2 days. Using the traditional 10-and-2 hand placement will put the thumbs and ring fingers directly on the stitching. My suggestion would be to use the 9-and-3 locations. Or do what I do: drive with the left hand at the 7:30 position, with the left elbow on the door armrest.
     
  11. 9erDog

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    Weird as this evening on the drive home I was thinking how nice the steering wheel and material felt in my hands. Everybody is different I guess. Or perhaps OP has a defective steering wheel?
     
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  12. bnsfengineer

    bnsfengineer Member

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    Exactly how I drive...I don't completely wrap my entire hand around the wheel either...maybe OP very sensitive?
     
  13. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Did you spring for the optional sandpaper and poison ivy trimmed steering wheel?
     
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  14. 9erDog

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    By the way, I believe with the advent of airbags the safer positions are 8-and-4 now. That is how I have been driving for a number of years and it works well for me.
     
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    That's one of the reasons I adopted the "old person" one-sided driving style. A single hand on the wheel down low keeps it (mostly) out of the way of the airbag.
     
  16. ba2002

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    Anyone not like the shape of the steering wheel?

    Only two model 3's I have been in are early VINs, and the back of the steering wheel is sort of angular - it's not entirely round - at least up top. Am I crazy? Was one of the first differences I noticed from the model S.
     
  17. geometro

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    I’ve had my car for 3.5 months and this “non-round” aspect of the steering wheeel shape bothers me too. I’ve never had this issue with any other car and it’s the biggest disappointment I have with the interior.
     
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  18. Atoms

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    I just googled model 3 rough steering wheel. My original wheel was perfect I thought except a wrinkle and they replaced it and the stitching is REALLY rough. So some steering wheels are perfect and some are rough. Maybe two stitching suppliers. I’m going to contact the SC because it really should not be rough like this particular wheel is.
     
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    sorry, couldn't resist :)
     
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