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The coloring on the steering wheel on my V70 is coming off at the grip points. Some places it's worn through the taupe to the grey/charcoal material underneath. On another part, it's starting to bubble and surely will come off soon.

Is this a defect (as it seems), or did my wife wear some bad-for-the-wheel hand lotion at some point? (2004 V70)
 

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Re: steering wheel color coming off (v70drew)

I have the same problem with my 35k miles 2003 V70 owned from new. I don't wear hand cream and will approach Volvo for a contribution; I expect steering wheels to develop a shiny patina with usage, but not to come apart. I understand we are far from alone with this issue.
 

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Re: steering wheel color coming off (Borehamovi)

Some do and some don't, It DOES matter if you use a hand cream and/or some people's PH just don't agree with the dye.
If you're out of warranty have it dyed
 

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Re: steering wheel color coming off (Borehamovi)

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I have the same problem with my 35k miles 2003 V70 owned from new. I don't wear hand cream and will approach Volvo for a contribution; I expect steering wheels to develop a shiny patina with usage, but not to come apart. I understand we are far from alone with this issue.

We have it in today. The service rep said that they have seen this problem a lot. I'd get it in while it's under warranty if possible--they gave no indication it wasn't covered.
 

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JRL, I believe you had mentioned in a post before about a nice looking steering wheel wrap. Could you point me in the right direction for it, since I too am having the same problem on my s80
 

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JRL, I believe you had mentioned in a post before about a nice looking steering wheel wrap. Could you point me in the right direction for it, since I too am having the same problem on my s80
IPD sells a VERY good one. Have it professionally sewn on
 

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Re: steering wheel color coming off (v70drew)

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We have it in today. The service rep said that they have seen this problem a lot. I'd get it in while it's under warranty if possible--they gave no indication it wasn't covered.

Said it was under warranty, but they needed 10 days to order the wheel. Apparently they couldn't tell which one we needed.
 
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