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Deteriating steering wheel

Ok I've searched everywhere and seem to be the only one with this issue. My truck steering wheel has been deteriating along the top. This has been going on for about a year or so but now it is starting to look pretty bad. Do you think this is something that the dealer would replace. It's a 2009 XLT with 83000kms but I have the extended warranty. I will get pictures up later today to show exactly what I mean.

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Are you talking the leather casing on the wheel?
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Sorry for the crappy cellphone pictures I don't have a camera with me. I don't have any leather on my wheel it is just a solid all rubber/ vinyl one piece wheel. It's the actual steering wheel that is starting to wear off no leather wrap or anything on the wheel

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It could be covered under the extended warranty if you got the premium one. Take your VIN to a dealer and see if it is covered.

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I agree... doesn't hurt to ask first. If you don't like the dealer's response then try Ford Canada customer service. I have the number somewhere if you need it.
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Ok I'll try the dealer first. I didn't have time before I left so I will have to leave it until next weekend when I'm back in town

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Looks like classic UV damage, or maybe your sweaty palms are really acidic.

Why should the dealer have to come good for that again ??

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My '09 steering wheel was replaced due to the "leather" peeling on the bottom.
had 55k on it

They said it was the oils in my hands were breaking down the leather.
they didn't dispute not checking with ford.
They submitted it to ford and it was approved.
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Looks like classic UV damage, or maybe your sweaty palms are really acidic.

Why should the dealer have to come good for that again ??
I don't drive the truck everyday so when it sits I have a sun shield in the window. I have had trucks including my bronco 2 that I have now with over 300 000kms on them and the steering wheels look better than this one. Just figured it should outlast the old ones. Don't see how that's my fault. That's why I asked if anyone else thought the dealer would do anything. I also don't climb in my truck after work with dirty hands so I have done everything that I can to not wreck the steering wheel.

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