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      11-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Steering wheel trim, paint rubbing off?

Anyone else having this issue? The black rubberized coating on the steering wheel trim piece where I place my left thumb is starting to peel away. I asked the dealer about this thinking it was a warranty issue and they told me it wasn't covered? My service advisor told me it was due to the oils in my skin or other thinngs along that line and that it wasn't covered. I thought that was a pretty shady answer? a new piece installed will run about $245.00!!! WTF!!!
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      11-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Tischer has them for way cheaper than that. Last I saw $60 for stock. Maybe $110 for M///
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      11-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Had same problem and had it replaced under warranty. Tell them you want to meet with the regional service advisor to discuss it.
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      11-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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mine is the same and I only have 30k miles. Also, my steering wheel is fading and is turning white >_>. I plan on telling them next service
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I just peeled it all off:

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      11-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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Had same problem and had it replaced under warranty. Tell them you want to meet with the regional service advisor to discuss it.
That really works???? The SA shut me down when I asked about it!
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      11-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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mine is the same and I only have 30k miles. Also, my steering wheel is fading and is turning white >_>. I plan on telling them next service
Let us know how your SA handles it!
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I just peeled it all off:

That actually looks ok.....I plan on just upgrading it with the Carbon Fiber trim piece, I just need to find one that accepts the ///M decal because I have the ///M steering wheel.
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How do I contact BMW USA to complain about my dealer not wanting to fix this problem under waranty??
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Tischer has them for way cheaper than that. Last I saw $60 for stock. Maybe $110 for M///
Yea I had the parts guy give me a quote and it was $131.00!!!
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I plan on just upgrading it with the Carbon Fiber trim piece, I just need to find one that accepts the ///M decal because I have the ///M steering wheel.
And thats exactly what I did too haha. But for the interim it was nice.

http://www.autotecknic.com/product_p/bm-0188.htm
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And thats exactly what I did too haha. But for the interim it was nice.

This is the one I got:

http://www.**********s.com/Carbon-Fi...-E93-Sport.htm
Hey can you give me the website without the ********* in it?
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Hey can you give me the website without the ********* in it?
yeah sorry, updated it to a different site with the same one. Mod-bargains has it too, but its only under the 3 series.
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yeah sorry, updated it to a different site with the same one. Mod-bargains has it too, but its only under the 3 series.
Ok, **********s I know! Thanks, any other sites besides Ebay would be appreciated also.
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Looks like you can't put websites in your post or it will get covered by asterisks??? WTF???
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I just peeled it all off:

How'd you peel it off so cleanly?
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Anyone else having this issue? The black rubberized coating on the steering wheel trim piece where I place my left thumb is starting to peel away. I asked the dealer about this thinking it was a warranty issue and they told me it wasn't covered? My service advisor told me it was due to the oils in my skin or other thinngs along that line and that it wasn't covered. I thought that was a pretty shady answer? a new piece installed will run about $245.00!!! WTF!!!
Same issue here but my dealer replaced it under warranty. Depends on the dealer I guess. Since they must have submitted the bill to BMW NA, the manufacturer is covering these issues.
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Same issue here but my dealer replaced it under warranty. Depends on the dealer I guess. Since they must have submitted the bill to BMW NA, the manufacturer is covering these issues.
That's what I was hoping but the assholes in Tucson aren't budging!
*#%K!!! Tucson BMW!!!!!
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Mine was replaced under warranty at 49k miles. Find another dealer that wants free warranty money
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It is covered under warranty , your advisor is full of it , we replace these all the time !
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