I thought I was the only one here… the Telluride has this as a known issue and Kia said they will do a one-time replacement of those steering wheels under warranty. I have the issue in my SX and the dealer refuses to replace it because “the Telluride uses different leather” - which simply isn’t true.
I have a steering wheel cover on my car with 9k miles. It’s insane. It’s the primary reason I won’t be leasing another Kia when I return this one.
I put a steering wheel cover on within the first month or two of having my car. After having a heated steering wheel, I wasn’t liking the cold and the cover definitely helped. Also, I really like the look of this one. If your car has the red accents on the wheels like the SX and whatever else for models, this red really matches well and kind of picks up on the exterior accents. I would highly recommend!