Stearing wheel "leather" quality

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esox_hu
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Astra Model: 1.4 (150hp) Sports Tourer Innovation
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Astra Colour: Cool Beige
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Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by esox_hu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Has anyone of you experienced that the stearing wheel "fake leather" material has been peeling off after 1.5 years?
I mentioned it to my local Opel service and they said it's not leather, so their is no warranty for that.
I can't acccept this. A 1.5 years old car stearing wheel (after approx 30.000 Km ride) should not look like that.

For the record, I'm not using any extra hand cream or lotion and never happened anything like that with my previous car stearing wheels...


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Ivanzu
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Astra Model: 1.4T
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by Ivanzu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:03 pm

It should be covered under warranty. Most of the eco box cars dont use real leather on the steering wheel. Mine is in perfect condition, could be a bad a batch because its the first time I see this.


Scotty_b
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Astra Model: 1.4T 150 Sri
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by Scotty_b » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:39 pm

That looks like a different texture to my wheel.
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


John528
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by John528 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 am

Yer me to stearing wheel peeling at top of stearing wheel 66 plate astra Sri


kalten001
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Astra Model: Astra 1.4T Elite Nav
Astra Options: Parking Pack, Keyless Entry, Intellilux
Astra Colour: Emerald Green

Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by kalten001 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:12 am

Yup, My steering wheel is showing signs of wear too. Car is just over 2 years old.
Astra Petrol 1.4T Elite Nav Auto in Emerald Green

Parking Pack, Intellilux Lights, KeyLess entry, Driving Assistance Pack, Sunroof, Power Seats


Scotty_b
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Astra Model: 1.4T 150 Sri
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:08 pm

Try using a good leather cream on the wheel. This will help keep the skin oils from degrading the wheel.
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


James1223
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by James1223 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:58 pm

This happened to my dad on his corsa e, They put a new steering wheel on no questions?


Diggedydawg
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by Diggedydawg » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:47 pm

Mines 4 year old with 105000 miles on and the steering wheel is pristine.


Ivanzu
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by Ivanzu » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:07 pm

Steering wheel leather is made by Couro Azul so it should be of decent quality.


Icy
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Astra Model: Astra K Innovation
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Re: Stearing wheel "leather" quality

Post by Icy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:46 pm

My is fine. Its 18 months old and with 38.500km on speedo...


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