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#174 of 255 Re: 2011 Ford Escape recycled material seat durability problems [oaknest]
Oct 04, 2011 (1:18 pm)
I have a 2010 Escape that is having a couple issues with the seats. First, the drivers seat is starting to fray at the seam on the top, left side.
Also, while folding the rear seat down, the bracket that holds the seat in ripped out. Looks like they took the metal rod, attached it to a plate and used expanding foam to hold it into the seat. Mind you, the back seat has had a passenger about 5 times in the year since I bought it. This is the "high quality of the eco friendly" foam seats... not sure how eco friendly they are when they have to be replaced every year.
#175 of 255 Re: 2011 Ford Escape recycled material seat durability problems [jtett]
Oct 04, 2011 (3:50 pm)
re: BAD SEATS....Its' one thing to have to fight the mysterious stains (found product called INCREDIBLE) but to have seats tearing apart and rods sticking thru. What the ## is Ford doing besides cashing in on the sales? Can we really do anything?
#176 of 255 Re: 2011 Ford Escape recycled material seat durability problems [babbs3]
Oct 05, 2011 (6:47 am)
babbs3: exactly what i was going to say: stains are one thing, but material ripping apart?? and ford continues to use this material?
#177 of 255 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [ljpokas]
Mar 28, 2012 (10:13 am)
Ford replaced both my front seats with the same garbage that came out of the truck. Fords seat materials are junk to say the least. Cleaning a stain makes it worse. Rainwater leaves white rings if the seats happen to get wet. Ford should be made to replace these seats with leather due to the fact the crap material they are using makes a nice truck look like a trash pit. Mine is a 200-8 and they replaced the two seats in 2009.
#178 of 255 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [pam1954]
Mar 28, 2012 (2:40 pm)
Well, we gave up on Ford completely!! Traded in our 2008 Escape for a Volkswagen, Tiguan, and we are loving life now. Will NEVER buy anything but a VW, this is our 3rd one, and we have no regrets !!
#179 of 255 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [pam1954]
Mar 29, 2012 (7:44 am)
Re: bad seats...It is hard to believe that after all this time Ford will not admit they are using BAD material to make seats. I have a 2011 Escape that after a month there was 3 or 4 mystery stains that apppeared. I never spill, eat or even put anything wet near my seats and yet there they were. I used a product called INCREDABLE (buy at Bed Bath & Beyond) and they came out. But, a month later 2 new stains appeared. I removed those and as of today I have 2 new tiny stains. HUH? I agree that Ford should replace seats with leather or change the supplier of those terrible seats. Ford knows that very few people will return a car for seats so what do they care if theyre bad? They are cheap for them to buy so the h#$ with us. The interior of my car is as important (maybe more) than the outside so I will NEVER get another Escape. Ford figures oh well no one ever died from these seats..why change them?
#180 of 255 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [babbs3]
Mar 29, 2012 (9:25 am)
as mentioned earlier, when i brought the TSB into my dealership, i got the front seats replaced on my '08 escape. altho every liquid stain on them leaves a blotch or that tell-tale white mark, i find that the oxyclean pet stain remover works. sometimes not on the first try, but eventually. the back seats have several brownish stains (from the kids) and the oxyclean does a decent job there, too. not great, just decent. altho i am as disgusted as everyone else w/the lack of quality, i still would consider another escape when this one bites the dust. mechanically, (knock wood) it's been great. and i am very pleased w/my local dealership. even tho it may cost me more, i take the car there for all servicing.
#181 of 255 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [mariposa7684]
Mar 29, 2012 (9:35 am)
The dealer replaced the covers on my 08 escape in 2011 and had no problems since they were replaced. No white spots and just clean them with an over the counter cleaner. I just clean them and look good as new. Seems like some dealers are replacing them with the old covers.