I heard from a friend that his dealership replaced his worn steering wheel under warranty to the new 09 style. I figured id give it a try at my own since it looked like my leather was melting. They said that they are no longer putting the older style steering wheels on RRS & LR3 for warranty so if you waited til now to get it fixed the 09 style is much nicerand its the only option. It has a feel similar to the smoothness of the lux seats. Ill take a pic tomorrow but its much nicer than the old style. Obviously some dealerships may be sticklers but the ones out here who are hurting for service business will replace that anything else they can find under warranty.