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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12th December 2006
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This is actually quite a widespread problem - Ford's used to do this all the time (my Scorpio & the Ka Luxury I had) both had problems with the leather appearing to 'melt', eventually, I just put up with it, and fitted aftermarket covers. Also, the stitching was prone to coming loose on models such as the Fiesta Zetec-S (which I think is more closely related to the problem you face). How bad is the problem? (what I mean is - does it necessitate a new wheel, or could it be repaired?). I saw on TV recently, a problem with the stitching on a leather-bound steering wheel, which was fixed by a Saddler - it may be possible to get a quote for a repair (which, will more than likely be a more durable solution, than a new wheel) - since you, yourself have mentioned about how common this problem is. If you then approach the dealer with this cheaper option - he may well just bite the bullet, and pay for the repair.

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