Last post on Feb 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#246 of 255 Re: Seat staining [explorerx4]
Jan 23, 2013 (4:48 pm)
Good news about your leather seats in the Escape. I have not heard any complaints about the leather (except my nieces' 2010 Lincoln) I think that the leather used in the past models was very good (and not recycled) My complaint, is only with the cloth recycled stuff Ford is using now. I did like my 2011 Escape but couldn't live with the spots. Now in my 2013 Edge they appeared overnight. Yuk
#247 of 255 Re: Seat staining [babbs3]
Jan 23, 2013 (5:58 pm)
Why didn't you just get some seat covers? Then you don't have to look at the stains any more.
When i have a car with cloth seats, the first I do is spray some Scotch Guard on them.
#248 of 255 Re: Seat staining [explorerx4]
Jan 24, 2013 (5:59 pm)
Seat covers? really? We are talking about fabric seats that spot up just with water! I don't think you were being sarcastic but the last time I saw seat covers was in the 50s on cars my dad bought, because the interiors were all white vinyl. Imagine a 2013 car with seat covers,omg, I don't even think they would fit well on the bucket seat! If a person can afford leather (I can't) than they can not imagine how we feel with these spotty seats. I am afraid to spray my seats with Scotch Guard if they mark up when water hits them, what will the Scotch Guard do?
#249 of 255 Re: Seat staining [babbs3]
Jan 24, 2013 (6:26 pm)
I have a 2008 escape and went through the staining problem and the dealer replaced them and no problems with the new covers. I was going trade it in for 2013 and called Ford to see if the problem with the seats was fixed and they assured me it was. Decided to keep the 08 and picked up a 09 madza x5.
#250 of 255 Re: Seat staining [babbs3]
Jan 24, 2013 (8:09 pm)
I was trying to be helpful, but I see you just wanted to rant.
Are you happy now?
#251 of 255 Re: Seat staining [explorerx4]
Jan 26, 2013 (4:46 pm)
Sorry if you thought I was angry at you. I am just in shock over these awful seats and thought Ford (after 4 yrs) would listen to all the folks who share this problem. Didn't mean it to be abusive. Seat covers just don't seem viable.
#252 of 255 Re: Seat staining [babbs3]
Jan 26, 2013 (7:09 pm)
Things can get misinterpreted by the reader, too.
#253 of 255 2013 Ford Escape Stone leather seats
Feb 21, 2013 (1:38 pm)
I am going for 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats. But after seeing forum posts about stained seats, I am tensed and now in double minds.
Can anyone with "stone leather" seats on 2103 Ford Escape confirm that they too see spots on the seats out of nowhere? Also, water/snow flakes creating stains is also a problem with these "stone leather seats" or is it only with cloth seats?
This is going to be my first Ford car, so a bit nervous. Need to make up my decision in 2-3 days.
#254 of 255 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Stone leather seats [ghanashyaml]
Feb 21, 2013 (5:16 pm)
I have the stone leather,
No spots from water although not too much rain or snow has entered my car.
They are nice looking but they do pick up the dirt stain easy.
I have cleaned them with a mild soapy water and they have come clean no problem there with the water. I have 1800 miles and have cleaned them 3 times takes 3 minutes. If you are not worried about heat in the summer I would go with the darker color, my wife wanted the stone, although the darker color will get hot.
Just finished our longest trip so far very hilly terrain almost mountain passes got 27 almost all hwy 32 degrees 70 mph traveling about 375 miles.
1.6 ltr FWD No problems with the car.
#255 of 255 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Stone leather seats [ghanashyaml]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:27 pm)
I have Stone Leather in my 2011 Taurus and that's why I ordered black leather for the Escape that I'm waiting for.