Wow! I had no idea this many people were having the coating peeling issue. If one could peel all the coating off and just have the smooth black plastic underneath like the old school cars it would be better; or upgrade to the piano black ones.5,800 miles mine started doing the same thing AND there is a crack in the steering wheel. WTF, garage kept, 9 months old, under 6k miles….better not give me a hard time about replacing both.
No I did not watch it. I had to work. But I was right next to the SA last week when he called the third party to book an appointment for me. Also, I doubt that the dealer would have been able to get a replacement over the weekend. I see from several posts above there’s a two month lead time for a replacement. The color/texture/finish looks so good I even stated that it must of been replaced when I picked up the car. Did not put my nose to it to smell it (yet) but did not smell anything on my drive home.Interesting, did you watch them paint it? Does it have a slight paint smell? I would have not guessed that the labor to remove the old finish and then mess up a clean spray gun….would have been inexpensive. Seems like replacing the part would have been less expensive on Hyundai. The finish looks flawless…and even textured correctly, and I almost want to be skeptical that they refinished this? 🧐 Sorry, not doubting your word….just asking.