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Old 03-03-2013, 07:20 PM
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Steering Wheel Leather Peeling

Hello All -

New member here with a few questions. On the way home from taking delivery of my new X3 I noticed a flaw on the spoke of my steering wheel. The coating is flaking off the leather on the spoke in two areas. The larger of the two is about the size of a pencil eraser. The dealer has agreed to replace the wheel but they say it is going to take 3 hours to do as it requires the car to be "reprogrammed."

Have any of you had the steering wheel replaced in your X3? How much of the steering column needs to be disassembled (if any of it) and just how difficult of a job is it? I have the heated wheel option, if that matters.

I'm not thrilled with the idea of having to have the wheel replaced if it potentially could cause other problems (like a misaligned steering wheel or other cosmetic damage - the service advisor tells me the "center" part of the wheel that is not damaged will be reused). Anything I should check for after it has been replaced?

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