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    02 steering wheel unstiched?

    i got my 02 wrx with 13k on the clock and i noticed from day one (but didnt care all that much) that part of the steering wheel, at the 9 and 3 positions, are unstiched, or there is nothing holding the material together in a small spot, exposing the bear material underneath....
    has this happened to anyone?
    what have you done about it?

    please help me, i want to fix this.

    i can get pics later if you need them

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    Nothing you can really do except buy a new steering wheel? I would pick up the STi steering wheel, sounds like a perfect excuse...I mean opportunity.
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    Originally posted by yermom
    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    yeah but like $400 dollars is an issue for a seventeen year old whose trying as hard as possible to save for mods and what not. this pisses me off...i think i will try sewing it back myself...ill let you all know how it comes out. (Anyone total an STi and got a steering wheel out of it with an airbag , PM me NOW!!)

    (actually ill post this in the wanted forum)

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    An 02 with 13k miles. I would go with one of your parents and complain to a Subie Dealer. Subie replaced my backseat that faded from the sun...under warranty 3 year or 36k baby

    I would take a parent or someone with you who can argue your point for them to fix it under warrranty.

    Worked for me
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    yeah i will try that when i get some time...
    probably hard to locate an 02 steering wheel? (momo yellow?)

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    i'd say that's still under warranty, (3 yrs 36K?)

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    yeah it should be...so this is my last year, i will definately be visiting the dealership, even though i know they will be giving me a hard time

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    while ur there get some free windsheild wipers those are covered too
    so are break pads and the rotors

    from subaru.com
    Wear Item Limited Warranty
    Wear item coverage for all models is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Items covered include brake pad/shoe linings, clutch disk linings, and wiper blades.

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    A dealership was always give you a hard time at first, but if you dont back down then they should give into your new steering wheel.
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    I have to ask, are you a steering wheel twister? In other words a person who twists the steering wheel material when driving, I see that alot.

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    no, and it was like that from the previous owner (i got it with 13k)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    no, and it was like that from the previous owner (i got it with 13k)
    He was probably a wheel twister

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    update:

    surprisingly, Subaru is going to replace my steering wheel!

    sweeeet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRSGT
    An 02 with 13k miles. I would go with one of your parents and complain to a Subie Dealer. Subie replaced my backseat that faded from the sun...under warranty 3 year or 36k baby

    I would take a parent or someone with you who can argue your point for them to fix it under warrranty.

    Worked for me
    i just read this and was conufused..how do you know im 17? lol

    and yeah trainrex....unbelievable, right? just walked in , had someone take a look, then he went back inside with my vin and had someone order it


    f'in amazing...+10 pts to SOA and my dealership

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