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Having a hassle with my steering wheel when my car is parked in the open in hot weather. Sticky black stuff oozes out of the perforations in the leather of the wheel. The top of the steering wheel is sun affected, the leather has hardened and discoloured a bit at the top. It's been like this since I've had the car but the black stuff is a recent phenomenon.

Knox Ford quoted $750 for a new wheel (yeah, right!!) and a motor trimmer has quoted $350 to put new leather on but this won't guarantee the ooze will stop. The guy seems to think the rubbery material under the leather is breaking down.

Any suggestions, or does anyone have a wheel to sell at a reasonable price??

Here's a pic of the ooze:

http://www.fordgallery.com/data/500/8401ooze01-thumb.JPG

And a pic of the car itself:

http://www.fordgallery.com/data/500/8401lside1-thumb.jpg

Thanks.....

PS, first attempt to attach pics, hope it works..........
 

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1st of all take the issue up with Ford Customer Service

For an AU to do this in an Australian Climate is unacceptable.

Might just be a fault in the manufacturing of the wheel itself!
 

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I may have a wheel spare, but a friend of mine bought a MOMO one brand new for 250-- rex gorrell ford in melbourne have them.
 

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Thats weird dude !

The leather is held to the wheel by the stitching, but to stop the leather from twisting they probably used glue, which now happens to be breaking down and oozing out through the peforations.

I'd go and get the dealers head, and rub his nose into it so that he knows exactly how you feel. Bloody Ford.
 
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