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Steering wheel split vinyl

I've had my Model Y for about a month now, and recently discovered a small split in the underside of the vinyl of my steering wheel.

I have a scheduled mobile repair estimated at $653.38. The technician will determine at the time of the appointment whether this is covered under warranty.

Has anyone else experienced this? I searched the forum for similar instances but couldn't find any. I did not produce this damage knowingly and can't figure a scenario that might have caused it.
 

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Pianewman

2021 MYLR VIN 88,XXX, Rd/Wh, 12/20 delivery
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Are you sure it wasn't there when the car was delivered to you? Stranger things have happened during "dealer prep."

I actually wouldn't push TOO hard for warranty replacement, though. It can probably be fixed with over-the-counter vinyl repair, rather then a wholesale replacement of the entire wheel. You're still building a relationship with your SC, and you might need a more valuable good-will gesture from them later.
 
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I've had my Model Y for about a month now, and recently discovered a small split in the underside of the vinyl of my steering wheel.

I have a scheduled mobile repair estimated at $653.38. The technician will determine at the time of the appointment whether this is covered under warranty.

Has anyone else experienced this? I searched the forum for similar instances but couldn't find any.
I did not produce this damage knowingly and can't figure a scenario that might have caused it.
I read about a similar problem in a previous tread few months ago,
and when I looked at this thread MY with new console spotted today
I immediately looked at the steering wheel and noticed this thick plastic cover.
I imagine that a cuter might be needed to remove it.

Note: I read this thread before reading your thread mentioning the steering wheel cover cut.

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