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That's not good. I'd try using some non greasy leather protectant.

The danger of using leather protectant on the steering wheel is that most protectants are greasy.

greasy + steering wheel = not good.
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That's not good. I'd try using some non greasy leather protectant.

The danger of using leather protectant on the steering wheel is that most protectants are greasy.

greasy + steering wheel = not good.
armorall is notorious for this. the good quality stuff from meguairs and other brands like it don't leave the greasy to the touch finish
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leather steering wheel peeling

I have a 2013 elantra and my steering wheel is also peeling. It started happening on the top after about 11 months. My dealer is replacing it under warranty. The leather isn't actually peeling it's the finish coating on top. I've worked with leather for the past 25 years , and this finish is going to be a problem. Hyundai must know this by now.
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I have a 2013 Elantra and my steering wheel started peeling less than a year after I had it. Reading this has been very helpful, thank you! I tried to contact Hyundai C/S but they were closed for maintenance. I will definitely follow-up tomorrow!
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Mine too! I will take a picture of it tomorrow and not only post it on here, but send to Hyundai corporation as a complaint or a claim on faulty leather finish coat peeling. I have the approval under warranty to have it replaced next week. I think I'm going to throw on a steering wheel cover right away when I get the new one. They make pretty decent looking leather steering wheel covers nowadays. (Coming from a guy who hates tacky ****)
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Its sad that this peeling is happening in such a short time after purchasing the Elantra. The leather cannot be good quality to break down that easily. You could get one of those steering wheel wraps but those generally look pretty ugly.
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Mine too! I will take a picture of it tomorrow and not only post it on here, but send to Hyundai corporation as a complaint or a claim on faulty leather finish coat peeling. I have the approval under warranty to have it replaced next week. I think I'm going to throw on a steering wheel cover right away when I get the new one. They make pretty decent looking leather steering wheel covers nowadays. (Coming from a guy who hates tacky ****)
@seafunk any luck with that picture and did you contact Hyundai as yet? Hopefully they'll actually do something about it, keep us posted.



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any got some photos? since everyone is having issues with the steering wheel. how bad is the peeling?
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My low mileage Hyundai Elantra just started Peeling for no reason
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Peeling Wheel

My 2012-2103 Hyundai Elantra steering Wheel is Peeling at the 4 O'Clock position
My Elantra only has 40,000 Kilometers. It looks like a thin plastic coating over man
made leather, Like a cheap Chinese belt looks good when you buy it then turns to
crap after light use. I take care of my car and like it very much. Too Bad Korea is
sloppy on this detail. The other problem is ROAD NOISE. Too much for this price of
car. They need to study Lexus and sound reading materials. I am not in the mood
to Dynamite my car to get the sound down. I will just get a used Diesel E Class Benz
Korea has to do better before the word gets out on shabby quality materials. Japan
will improve the leather in a heart beat.
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