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lumps in the lower left spoke?
 

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nope, any black edition owner should notice right away. Took me about 10 seconds after opening the door. I saw a black edition on vacation this summer while waiting for mine to be built. it was at dealer in costa mesa, an autonation as well. This is one of the things that made black edition look amazing to me This may be why my black edition has such a low vin number, waiting around for a correct part, and finally shipped without it.
 

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Is it the color of the wheel? Its black and not beige? Maybe its just the camera flash that is stripping the true color in the photo. I have never seen one in person yet.
 

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Just picked up brand new black edition. Who can spot the problem???
nope, any black edition owner should notice right away. Took me about 10 seconds after opening the door.
well, I dont have a BE yet and hope you decide to tell all of us soon....:act002:

the stitching is not red? hard to tell, might be the camera
 

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Maybe a Deep Scarlet Pearl Ridgeline got your Black Edition steering wheel. That would be a nice color coordination. :) I assume your dealer is going to replace the steering wheel with the correct one?
 

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As a BE owner, I really had to look at this hard. I'm not sure I would have noticed it if it were my own vehicle, but I'm not the most observant person in the world.
 

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Come on, kids. Innocent until proven guilty! Perhaps this was a supplier or shipping problem resulting in one non-BE steering wheel with a BE steering wheel tag - out of thousands of steering wheels. Perhaps the assembly line worker who grabs the steering wheel from the parts bin has a visual disability and is unable to distinguish red from white and relies only a bar code to ensure the correct part. I consider myself quite the Ridgeline aficionado and, to be perfectly honest, I stared at that photo for a solid minute and still had no idea what the OP was trying to convey. I had to scroll down to find the answer.
 

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yep, the steering wheel is wrong. I told salesman on delivery and he was perplexed, didn't know it was supposed to have red stitching like seats and arm rests. i tell ya, that's why my ridge is such a low vin, it was built and sitting in Alabama waiting for the correct steering wheel and they finally said to heck with it we will put on an all black one and ship it.....

BTW the red stitching is pretty obvious and hard to miss. I hope they don't have someone with that bad of a visual impairment installing interior parts! LOL
 

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BTW the red stitching is pretty obvious and hard to miss. I hope they don't have someone with that bad of a visual impairment installing interior parts! LOL
It would be easy for someone who is color blind to miss. One of our electrical assemblers at work is color blind. When he builds a control panel, he has to look at the manufacturer part number on each indicator light he installs in a control panel because he can't tell them apart. He can see slight differences, but he can't pick the right color by name or appearance. There have been a couple instances recently where two different manufacturers installed the wrong light or lens color in an indicator assembly. In both examples, the part number indicated one color, but it lit up a different color.

For what its worth, many assembly line workers have little to no knowledge of the particular job they are doing. They're just worker bees shuffling parts from robotic carts into vehicles and installing them using computer-controlled torque wrenches. The assembly line won't index to the next vehicle until they scan the correct bar code and torque the fasteners to the correct value. If they were delivered a pink steering wheel with green stitching, they'd probably install it without question, although they'd probably chuckle about that funny steering wheel with co-workers during their lunch break. As long as the part has the right bar code and it physically fits - they've done their job.
 

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a couple things....

I still haven't heard back from dealer on what they are doing to fix the problem. I assume they will have to order in the correct steering wheel and that might take a while....

I still find it odd that a color blind person would be assembling color coded electrical components and assuming the parts are tagged and labeled correctly. Hopefully theyare not working for Raytheon installing components in a cruise missile. I would also hope assembly line workers would know or want to know more about what they are doing and not just assume the numbers are correct even when they know something isn't right when assembling vehicles or other products. But sadly that initiative seems lacking as of late. I know "everybody" should have a chance to to a particular job regardless of disability, but I sure hope a color blind person wouldn't work on the bomb squad. No!! I said cut the blue wire!!! LOL:surprise:
 
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