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Steering wheel marks

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by thefather, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. thefather

    thefather Member

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    IMG_7008.JPG Noticed these marks last week and now it is teared. Anyone else had this problem?

    Not wearing a ring, so it cant ve that :p
     
  2. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Try some Gold Bond hand cream. Maybe your hands are too rough for the supple leather. :D On the serious side, you could treat with a leather conditioner in hopes that it will make the current damage look less, and maybe protect any future issues. Otherwise, time to ask your service center what they think/can do.:confused:
     
  3. thefather

    thefather Member

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    I have silky smooth hands

    Starting to hate all the faults on the car
     
  4. joaquinsfy

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    i have this issue with the piece of metal near the of the pocket of my jeans, i made a heavy scratch in the steering wheel, i use a sandpaper, the sandpaper with the little grain, and very carefully sand the leather, after this i put some hand cream, and now it's perfect, but my scratch seams worst than yours.
     
  5. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have the exact same marks, probably a bit worse than your picture. Mine are only on the bottom of the wheel (when centered) and I have come to believe it's from my jeans rubbing on the wheel as I enter/exit the car.
     
  6. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    FWIW, when a car gets a front end alignment, the techs center up the steering wheel and then lock it into place with a device that grabs the bottom of the steering wheel with a vertical rod and a pad that presses down on the driver's seat. I have seen this put small rubs/scratches in the leather at the bottom edge.
     
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  7. thefather

    thefather Member

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    Has anyone had their steering wheel replaced because of quick tear?
     
  8. clyjr

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    My 2014 stingray had the same issue, defective leather.... Chevy replaced it, hopefully Tesla does the same. Note, it was on the top right on mine, no rings, etc just started rippling up just like your pic.
     

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