Originally Posted by DeeThbd
Just bought my 2010 XLT a month ago, with about 28K on it....this past week I've noticed that the finish on the steering wheel has already worn through the outer layer, at the 4 o'clock position (about 3 inches long), the 12 o'clock position on the front (it is textured so not as noticeable)and where your fingerprints would be on the back. Basically the smooth layer is gone and you can feel a difference in the surface as if you are touching the hard foam rubber underneath. It isn't glaringly obvious, but it is there.
I would understand if was an older vehicle - I ould just put on a steering wheel cover and not worry about it - but this a new vehicle IMHO, and even my previous two high-mileage F150s never showed this wear.
The previous owner must have some sandy meat hooks, like my old man if you shook hands with him it felt like sand paper...