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Ford Escape, SUV
#210 of 259 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [babbs3]
Jul 15, 2012 (4:08 am)
We had a stain on our brand new 2011 Ford Escape the week after we brought it home. The stain could not be removed by the dealer, and the dealer reluctantly replaced the seat . The real issue here is that Ford seems to be using the same untested recycled material that was recalled in 2008 just to appease the green community. I really like my Ford Escape but for the fact that I have to be so careful with the seats to prevent further staining, I would never buy another Ford vehicle again. Good luck with Ford's dealership and Corporate, both are reluctant to stand behind this aspect of their product!!
#211 of 259 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [halubdesign]
Jul 15, 2012 (6:57 am)
i agree. my front seats were replaced with the same material. and this material gets those white ringed water stains. when i bought the car (used), the back seat had stains, but they weren't the white ringed ones. re the poster who says they can be "easily cleaned"--no, they can't. i've done the woolite pet stain cleaning route several times with very little success.
Jul 15, 2012 (10:23 am)
So we're clear the stains on my 2008 escape's seats were caused by water falling onto the seat when you open the doors during or after a rain.
#213 of 259 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [mariposa7684]
Jul 16, 2012 (4:40 am)
assuming that's dirrected at me-
I have methods to clean seats- but you go ahead and stand behind Escape seats can't be easily cleaned- have a nice year
#214 of 259 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [shadescapes]
Jul 16, 2012 (8:36 am)
i'm not *that* stubborn. what is your method?
#215 of 259 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [halubdesign]
Jul 16, 2012 (11:19 am)
Yes your post says it all. My 2011 Escape also had the mystery stains within a month of purchase. I thought I took the stains away (I use a non-chemical cleaner called Incredible). The problem is, I got new stains of which I did NOT cause. The person who insists that the seats are easy to clean just does not understand that some of us got material (as you stated) that was not properly tested. Shadescapes is stuck on "seats are easy to clean" and their car has thousands of miles on it and seats are beautiful". What a lucky person, we are not! We are not making up our seat problems but they sure act like we are. It is interesting how every post Shadescapes makes,he or she enjoys making an insulting remark as well as mis quoting us. I wonder if when they were a Service Mgr. they treated other Ford customers with the same contempt?
#219 of 259 cleaning and protecting
Jul 24, 2012 (9:35 am)
For those interested
I cleaned and treated my 08 Escape front seats- will do the 09 next
Bissel Pro Heat Pet- small attachment
Walmart Great Value Pet Formula Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
Walmart Scotch Gard fabric & upholstery Protector
heavy traffic Smartmix setting
went slowly over the seats spraying them good
let sit for 5 min
sucked it up with repeated over lapping back and forths
set the Smartmix to water only for the rinse
went over the seats slowy
let set 5 min
overlapping back and forth passes
let sit with doors open 3 hours- 100 degrees
sprayed the Scotch Gard on in 3 light coats- side of seats- same as cleaning
let sit for 3 hours with doors open
wanted to see how coffee and coke would be on the one seat by dabbing each on in two spots
wet clean cloth wipe back and forth
not a mark on the seat
wife was standing there watching-
she wants her seats done
just thought you might like to hear
course only time will tell- but it sure looks like it works
ps- I'd take a picture of those seats but I don't think I'm allowed to post pictures- yet