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Well. I took my car in to have the peeling steering wheel looked at. Long-story short, the service woman pretty much blamed me and said she would not do anything about it. I apparently have to wait until their manager contacts the rep and for the rep to come down.

*I posted this to the Facebook page, sorry if you have already seen it*
 

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Hitting the bottom of the wheel with something in your pocket(pen/pocket knife/etc), or a phone holder, will scrape the surface off like that. Even the rivets on jeans will do that.
 

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mines doing something quite similar to yours... I got had my plate in one hand and a drill on the other.. I was trying to place the plates on the seat and scrapped the steering wheel with the edge of the plate... FML... LOL
 

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i hope they fix that for you if not that would be total bull$hit. list the dealership if they dont so we can black list them. the wheel should not be peeling like that so soon.
Victorville Hyundai - Mazda (SoCal)

I'm guessing your wear a wedding ring.
Nope. Im the type who drives with my hand up top. As cliche as it'll sound, I have no idea what would have started this. Im just more peeved because its happened to a number of those on this forum as well as on Facebook's so I just do not understand how it got through QA. Yes, I know theres some of you who treasure the car and upkeep it like a brand new child, but not all of us take care of it as though we are trying to keep it brand new five years from now. That being said, I do not abuse my vehicle, or any that I have had prior to this. Ive had to strip clean a car who was owned by someone who smoked and chucked hard candy at their kids in the back and I never let any of my cars get horrible on the interior and did my best to maintain the exterior as well.
 

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I'm just saying, I have seen damage exactly like that on numerous steering wheels and it's always from something hard/sharp rubbing on it. They just don't do that on their own.
 

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Not trying to be a jerk here, just honestly curious:

Why do you even care then?


There's only one way that this could happen: something with an edge scraping against the steering wheel.
Honest answer; I do not feel like it should happen this soon into ownership and this is the first time I have been able to pick out a car I wanted and get it, rather than settling. I guess you could say, the first scratch/ding (paint, wheel etc.) is the one that hurts the most ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I feel as though they could have used better quality materials but at the end of the day, I get what I pay for and will probably just buy a new steering wheel years later and swap my seats for the reds that they get in Aus.
 

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Honest answer; I do not feel like it should happen this soon into ownership and this is the first time I have been able to pick out a car I wanted and get it, rather than settling. I guess you could say, the first scratch/ding (paint, wheel etc.) is the one that hurts the most ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I feel as though they could have used better quality materials but at the end of the day, I get what I pay for and will probably just buy a new steering wheel years later and swap my seats for the reds that they get in Aus.
Doesn't matter how new the car is, a sharp object is a sharp object, it can happen at any time to any car. Quality materials won't have much effect.
 

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This. If it was better leather the same thing would happen and you'd be even more upset.

The dye layer appears to be removed from some spots so the scratch looks like it can't be healed but it is fixable.

For the scratched bits that are hanging off use nail clipper then shoe polish and a good rubbing will make it much less noticeable.
 

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I am actually on my second wheel. The "new" wheel i have, has stretch marks that crack on the lower left hand side. Same problem on both wheels. Hyundai is not really interested in speaking with me. Probably gonna get it wrapped professionally.
 

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My steering wheel has a defect. Under the flat part, left side. I am the only driver. I don't drive with keys in my hand. I don't get in and out of the car with my katana unsheathed. I do not have a metal hook for hand/s.
 

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Yeah man, sorry to see it, but that is most definitely an abrasion scratch. There are youtube videos out thee to show you how to make it look tolerable, or even fix it, if they don't goodwill you a new steering wheel.
 

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My steering wheel has a defect. Under the flat part, left side. I am the only driver. I don't drive with keys in my hand. I don't get in and out of the car with my katana unsheathed. I do not have a metal hook for hand/s.
Have you had dealer appointments though?

I'm fast approaching 24k miles and still have not had this issue.
 

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Have you had dealer appointments though?

I'm fast approaching 24k miles and still have not had this issue.
I have my car serviced at a local garage that is very close to work so no dealer appointments. I will be contacting them though.
 

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Not an elantra sport owner, but a veloster owner. Take it from somebody that has been there. I was never able to get this fixed. It has gotten worse over the nearly 5 years that I have had the car. Another thing is that some of the scratches happened after service visits. Always got the run around on it. Eventually gave up. I don't wear any jewelry for the record.
 
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