Originally Posted by POWERMAN
The only other thing I can think of that led to this was frequent use of the heated steering feature in freezing climates..
Then again, I'm sure the Chrysler engineers took this into consideration..
Hope all works out with the dealer!! If Dodge won't replace it, may I suggest using mink oil on your wheel to keep it from getting worse and condition the leather. I've used it on my Nissan SE-R and Charger for years and it still looks and feels new.
I got it at Walmart. I applied the paste on thick with a rag. Let it soak for a few minutes and buff it off. (doesn't leave the wheel sticky or clammy)
I know dodge recommends not to use anything on their leather but if it's cracking, it couldn't hurt and it might just stop future cracking.