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Old 09-15-2011, 01:18 PM
1stbmwx3 1stbmwx3 is offline
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Chull,

How did it turn out? This may be a good alternative.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:40 PM
PPXYZ PPXYZ is offline
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11K miles, steering wheel peeling - WTH

Posted this in another thread but maybe it belongs here.

Peeling on steering wheel - rarely gets touched!
Same problem, around 11K miles and those buttons never get used. It is the left side. There must be a design flaw.

The wheel is matte, the underneath is very shiny black. The shiny looks better.

Noted on the other thread that the dealer wrote up that lotions can cause peeling. If a car cannot take hand lotions without peeling then WTH? Will BMWs require regulation driving gloves in order to prevent peeling? This is nonsense. I have not noticed door handles and other pieces yet but I haven't looked that hard either.
Bummer Bimmer. What a disappointing car.

If anyone has had their plastic pieces replaced for peeling, doesn't the peeling just start up again? Is this car really a BMW?


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Old 06-15-2012, 07:36 PM
spokelizard spokelizard is offline
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If anyone has had their plastic pieces replaced for peeling, doesn't the peeling just start up again?
You're still under the OEM warranty. Bring it into the dealer. The replacement part doesn't have the rubbery finish and doesn't peel. Easy fix.

I see you're still bitterly unhappy with your X3. Hadn't seen you post in a long time, surprised you still have it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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Must not use lotions!

Peeling steering wheel is a problem with lotion. Replacement looks the same as the original. It is a matte finish.

Peeling on places rarely touched because those buttons are never used.

What?

It is likely to happen again, at this rate every 10,000 miles. Will BMW keep replacing this? I doubt it.

Utter and complete nonsense.
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