Steering wheel marks

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Cliffjp
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Post by Cliffjp »

I recently noticed that my steering wheel has a series of marks along the top on the outside. They are like little nicks 3 or 4mm apart. The nicks are very regularly spaced over a length of maybe 8cm. I definitely didn’t scuff the wheel in any way. Has anyone else had anything similar happen? Image[/img]

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Baconrage
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Post by Baconrage »

I've had that on this and previous cars, I've always assumed it's from a rivet on my jeans having caught it as I get in the car.
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Cliffjp
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Post by Cliffjp »

This couldn’t be jeans as it’s on the top. I also think the marks are too regular to be caused by something moving over it. In another forum for a different model of Cupra someone had something similar that they thought was caused by the heating element in the wheel.
Baconrage
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Post by Baconrage »

Is your steering wheel always straight when you get in the car?
None of my other cars have had heated steering wheels so it wasn't that on them.
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Cliffjp
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Post by Cliffjp »

Yes it is always straight.
SabreDentist
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Post by SabreDentist »

Assuming you haven't done anything to mark the wheel, the only explanations I can think of are that they are:

- A byproduct of the manufacturing or car assembly process. If so, it is not really good enough.

- Possibly due to a steering wheel clamp having been used at some point (in a dealer's yard perhaps).

I'd put my money on the first bullet point.
Cliffjp
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Post by Cliffjp »

@sabredentist your first bullet point is what I thought but your second one is also interesting. The local Cupra dealer is having a look at the car in 13 days- I’ll report back.
A4d
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Post by A4d »

I had something similar on a previous car. My guess was it was my wedding band dragging on the wheel over time caused it but that was only a guess. My other guess is that something has been dragged across it and the slight movement/shuddering of the wheel has caused the jump marks.
Cliffjp
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Post by Cliffjp »

The Portsmouth dealer looked at the car today and are going to replace the steering wheel. Top marks for customer service.
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Post by A4d »

That’s good to hear. Did they have any insights to the cause?
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