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Leather Steering wheel shrinkage



since I have been looking at used rangers, as old as 02, NONE of them have a steering wheel like mine, their all nice in smooth and soft and stuff, where as mine apears to be shrunk and dried out.... would this fall under "warranty"?
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i dont know but my 2000 steering wheel looked like that and i ended up rubbin gthe coating off of the top...so i put in an 2003 edge steering wheel.
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mine has been like that for over a year, its just recently i noticed other "used" rangers steering wheels dont even come close to that kind of shrinkage.
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my dads explorer was like that too...call and ask..i doubt it is but worth a shot?
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well every other truck i have looked at that is as old or older their steering wheels dont look anything close to mine..... im startin to think my truck was made on a saturday
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Do you condition the leather?
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He said shrinkage...hahaha
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yes it is covered under warranty. I know because I had mine replaced because of the same problem. One dealership said that it was from the heat of Florida but I only had the teuck in Florida for about 6 months, the rest of the time it was in Ohio. I went a few miles down the road to the next dealership and they said that it happens all the time and they ordered me one that day.
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so if my steering wheel was all crappy and I have a warranty, I can just go get a new one??
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so if my steering wheel was all crappy and I have a warranty, I can just go get a new one??
+1 Mine is starting to do this also.
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hmm ill throw that out there on saturday cause i gave the guy a whole list of stuff to fix, but forgot the steering wheel, so ill be sure to bring that up on sat, and if they dont fix it, ill go to another dealer and then anyother till i find one that will replace it... cause its not even soft anymore its like hard and stuff
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yea mine was flaking off. At first I thought it was from me not washing the grease off of my hands before I left work but that was not the case.
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on the other steering wheels i have looked at, u have to look REALLY close to see the "grain" of the leather, where as mine u can see it clear as day, that indicates major shrinkage.
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I can see the grain on mine and its rubbing off (`02), but its still pretty soft. My old Expo was harder bu then again it was a 94
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the steering wheel in dads camero looked like brand new still up until about a year ago, when we began parking it outside and the moisture got to it hard core..... and thats a 1985 camero..... with NO options on it. heh. yet even that wheel, aside from the flakeabge, looks better than mine, maybe im just being ****.
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Wash your hands when your done instead of getting it on your steering wheel, nothing to dry and shrink the leather.
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Boo Yah
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I had a seat cover replaced under warrenty, a steering wheel should fall into the same catagory.
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