03 ION Steering wheel horn cover cracked!

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by NoSetFine, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. NoSetFine

    NoSetFine Guest

    Hey - poked the horn on my ION the other day (anyone else find the horn
    g-spot unusually difficult to "find"?) and I guess my knuckle or my ring or
    something was sticking out - CRACKED the horn cover (gets cold in Ontario)
    and put a monster dent in the unbelievably flimsy tin sticker in the middle.

    geez. What a bummer. Now I need to think of a convincingly sad IN WARRANTY
    story to get it fixed. :(
    NoSetFine, Dec 8, 2003
  2. NoSetFine

    Chris Seal Guest

    I have an ION3 in Ottawa, and have concerns about the centre steering wheel
    cover as well.

    Two problems:
    1. In cold weather (-10C or below, for example) the horn is almost
    impossible to use. Thumb pressure is not enough, even when you hit the
    correct spot (see below). This is because the plastic is very hard when
    2. The airbag has to pass through this. Hopefully the bag has enough power
    to punch through in very cold weather. (Hopefully the need will never

    I had a discussion with a GM customer relations person, who told me that the
    horn hot spot is above the horn symbol, not on the symbol itself.

    Chris Seal, Dec 12, 2003
  3. The airbag doesn't go through the steering wheel cover, the deploying airbag
    pushes it out of the way (probably flips either upwards or downwards)..
    Robert Hancock, Dec 13, 2003
  4. NoSetFine

    NoSetFine Guest

    If anyone else has the same problem - dealer replaced it for free.
    NoSetFine, Jan 25, 2004
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