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    Astra Convertible (Full Leather) Problems

    I own an Astra Convertible, not the latest model, just the one before with soft rooftop. It's about 5 years old now I think, or thereabouts :P

    Since it's full leather interiors, even the steering wheel, including airbag cover and horn are leather. Just before 3 years passed, I noticed that air was accumulating underneath the horn and created a sort of "bubble horn". The leather on top of the horn inflated hehe, then one fine day the leather cracked ;(

    Went to our local agent and after sending photos to manufacturer, he changed the centre piece that included airbag, horn, etc in leather.

    After almost another 2 years, same problem again! Does this mean that all Astra leather steering wheels that fit my model are faulty? I am no way ready to pay for something that seems to be faulty in origin. In theory, they gave me a faulty replacement in the first place!!!

    Anyone else had same problem?

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    Yeah most of them do it.

    I know all the ones I have seen are
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    its moisture from your hands, and chemical that are on you hands that react with the leather.
    Astra VXR - Arden Blue, Diamond cut 19's, Cruise Control, Debaged, Folding Mirrors, CD70 NAVI and CID + Aux-In, Factory Bluetooth, Piano Black Interior Trim, Full Milltek Unresonated Exhaust

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    The horn button on my wheel is part of the rubber centrepiece?

    Hope my wheel doesnt go like this is another place?
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    The normal rubber ones do it too. It's a common problem.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    Yeah, the horn button on my steering wheel is part of the leather centrepiece (it includes airbag too), guess it was same design for rubber too

    How can manufacturers expect us to pay for a faulty leather centrepiece? In my country they sell this part for bit more then Euro 600

    Think we are not supposed to touch the horn button

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