Cleaning the leather steering wheel

Use cleaning agents and car care products recommended by Volvo. Clean regularly and treat stains immediately. It is important to vacuum before using a cleaning agent.

Leather needs to breathe. Never cover the leather steering wheel with a plastic protector. Volvo Leather Care Kit 951 0251 and Leather Softener 943 7429 are recommended for cleaning the leather steering wheel. First, remove dirt, dust, etc. with a damp sponge or cloth.


Sharp objects such as rings could damage the leather on the steering wheel.

Treating stains on the steering wheel:

Type 1 (ink, wine, coffee, milk, sweat or blood)
Use a soft cloth or sponge. Wipe the steering wheel using a solution of 5% ammonia. For blood stains, mix approximately 2 dl (1 cup) of water with 25 g (one ounce) of salt and wipe the stain.
Type 2 (grease, oil, sauces or chocolate)
Same procedure as for Type 1 stains.
Finish by wiping the wheel with an absorbent paper or towel.
Type 3 (dry dirt or dust)
Remove the dirt/dust using a soft brush.
Same procedure as for Type 1 stains.