Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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#231 of 259 Re: '09 seat stains can I still get replaced? [marms1]
Aug 19, 2012 (6:27 am)
i would also do the water test before i sign on the line for this car. ford replaced my water stained front seats on my '08 in '09. the allegedly "improved" material stains just as much.
Aug 19, 2012 (8:10 am)
My 2009 Escape died in a car accident about a year ago. The bright spot in losing that car was that I didn't have to be embarrassed by the seat stains anymore. It made us look like we were a family of incontinents, and I tried everything suggested on this forum. The seats made from recycled material are the problem, NOT the cloth ones. So I wish you all well, but that material is not going to suddenly clean up beautifully, and Ford knows it. And one more thing, a 15 mph "tap" to the front end totals the car. Insurance companies don't want to replace all the fancy and expensive electronic equipment. Loving my `98 Mercedes E 320 bought on Craigslist for 3G though. And guess what I love best - leather seats!
#233 of 259 Re: Buh-bye! [escapeartist2]
Aug 19, 2012 (8:44 am)
The stone 'leather' seats on our 2013 are FILTHY after 6 weeks of use. Now, it's been in the shop three times, so maybe the service guys' trousers were dirty... but these get dirty much easier than the 'leather' in our old '08. Leather cleaner/conditioner cleans the material... but guess what color the stitching is after the cleanup?
#234 of 259 Re: Buh-bye! [escapeartist2]
Aug 20, 2012 (11:14 am)
Sorry to hear about your accident and total status as l5mph. Even though your description of condition (incontinents) made me laugh it really isn't funny. Here's something I just found out 2 weeks ago. My brother had a 2008 Focus that spots were appearing out of nowhere on all his seats. He only told us AFTER he sold the car. His daughter had a 2011 Lincoln SUV with leather and she had stains from her denim jeans that the dealer tried to get out more than once. She made the dealer promise to not reduce price on the trade in. She bought a different car. Sounds like Ford just doesn't get it with the seat problems. I hope the 2013 seats are different. Wake up FMC.! Good luck with your new Benz.
Dec 10, 2012 (7:44 pm)
Hi Everyone. I think I can help. If your a DIY kinda car owner and do not want your vehicle detailed, here is what you do. Go buy a Bissell Pro Heat Pet 2x hand held machine from walmart (97 bucks with tax). Spray the heavy soiled areas lightly with a mild all purpose cleaner that is safe for fabric. I recommend Woolite Oxy Deep. Then scrub and extract with the home spot shampooer. Make sure to cover the entire seat including the sides. Move the machine through each area slowly to extract as much water as possible. Repeat this process twice to be safe and and extract at least 3 more times. Total time should be about 20 minutes per seat. Next coat your entire seat, while still slightly damp with Scotch Guard Auto (4 bucks). Move in straight lines up and down, then left to right to ensure total coverage.
The Ford seats you are talking about are a recycled material that has been made fire retardant. It is these features of the fabric that cause them to water stain. By evenly cleaning, drying, then protecting the seat, it should solve your problem. Good Luck -Adam-
#237 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Jan 03, 2013 (5:38 pm)
2011 seats, even with leather are not comfortable for the average built. I am 6-4, 230, so any seat is uncomfortable: short in the leg length & bad lumbar.
I rolled up a towel for the lumbar, and cranked the back, way back.
#238 of 259 2012 Ford Escape XLT Uncomfortable Seats!!!
Jan 09, 2013 (4:28 pm)
Recently, bought a used 2012 Escape XLT with 10k on it. While on testdrive, noticed my leg ached once test was over, but didn't put 2 and 2 together and Bought the car. I drove it 5 miles and my Leg hurt for next 7 hours. Tried putting a car seat pad to fix problem. Worked for awhile. At first I thought it was high curves of the seat bottom, but now think it may be in the seat back. The bottom of the seat is shorter than my old honda accord and hits me funny. Also lower back is not supported, creating pressure on sciata nerve, which is causing tingling in legs, arms, and face. Now I've got pillows under my rear and behind my back., trying every position I can think of to stop my legs aching when I drive. Have thought about taking car to upholstery shop and shaving down curves, or going on line and trying to find a replacement car seat. Anyone else having these problems? And if so, how did you solve it? Other than I'm in pain when I drive, I love my pretty little suv.
#239 of 259 Re: 2012 Ford Escape XLT Uncomfortable Seats!!! [lauriferrari]
Jan 11, 2013 (2:08 pm)
"Anyone else having these problems? And if so, how did you solve it? Other than I'm in pain when I drive, I love my pretty little suv. "
My wife had problems with her 2002 Civic. We bought a seat cushion that solved the problem. Unfortunately, I don't recall where we got it, or if it was online. But I recommend you try to find an orthopedic seat cushion. Ours covers both the seat bottom and the rear.
Come to think of it, we got it at a store here in LA, which helped because they were able to assist us in getting the seat just right.
#240 of 259 Seat staining
Jan 19, 2013 (12:33 pm)
I recently got out of my lease on a 2011 Escape which was one of the surprise seat staining units. I leased a 2013 Edge S.E 3.5 eng. I received the car on Dec 26th 2013 and it was during a bad snow storm. That night, it was in my garage and the next morning I went to place items in car(new mats, tire gauge, dust rags etc. I was shocked to find 3 big stains on the drivers seat. OMG I was fit to be tied. The biggest reason for not getting another Escape was the seat spots. Here I am with a bigger, more expensive car but those awful recycled,stained seats. Due to the product I have (Incredible) I can remove the spots but this is just ludicrous that Ford has been shoving these bad seats on us since late 2008 and when I asked the dealer 3 days later they looked at me like I was crazy. The stains had to be from the snow but come on, why doesn't the water just dry up? I really don't think cleaning seats constantly on a brand new car is acceptable. I thought Ford was changing the composition of their seats to avoid this problem. Ha They know that people will keep on buying them(after all, no one is being injured). I'm locked into a 2 year lease and when it's up I will be looking at another car company. This is the 3rd Ford in a row with problems. I am very disappointed with Ford.