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steering wheel is delaminating

i have 2012 6MT 55K miles on in and where I keep my left hand on the wheel I can feel my steering wheel cover material is getting loose between 9 o'clock and 11 o'clock position, I can replace the wheel but I was thinking of drilling a very small hole and injecting some 2 part epoxy and working in and around the area that is delaminating in hopes that it works, Has anyone has this issue? did a search and didn't find anything.
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The leather cover or the actual rubber around the metal part of the wheel?

How tight do you grip your wheel?

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Re: steering wheel is delaminating

I've noticed that the rubber on the top of my wheel is starting to slowly disintegrate and I can twist it. Are you expecting the epoxy to expand under the cover and prevent it from moving?

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Re: steering wheel is delaminating

yes that actual rubber, and yes epoxy won't expand just glue it the rubber in place because its twisting and just annoying,
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yes that actual rubber, and yes epoxy won't expand just glue it the rubber in place because its twisting and just annoying,
Hmmmmm... might work

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i have 2012 6MT 55K miles on in and where I keep my left hand on the wheel I can feel my steering wheel cover material is getting loose between 9 o'clock and 11 o'clock position, I can replace the wheel but I was thinking of drilling a very small hole and injecting some 2 part epoxy and working in and around the area that is delaminating in hopes that it works, Has anyone has this issue? did a search and didn't find anything.
Go to the dealer and complain. Ask to talk with the district rep. and file a complaint. Did this once on a Nissan Maxima steering wheel cracking leather and was replaced free out of warranty. Did this on a Jeep factory running boards fading way out of warranty and they paid half to repaint. Complain and don't back off. Steering coming loose could be viewed as a safety issue. Gave this same advise to a niece; her air went out of a Accua. Dealer fixed, relpacing a bunch of stuff costing her $100. Good luck
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Hi Phideaux! I'm just wondering what happened with your steering wheel! Mine is now doing the exact same thing. 2014 with 52,000 miles... Thanks!
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Re: steering wheel is delaminating

Dang....relax the Gorilla grip on the wheel
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