Last post on Feb 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#234 of 255 Re: Buh-bye! [escapeartist2]
Aug 20, 2012 (12:14 pm)
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 (8:44 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 255 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Jan 03, 2013 (6:38 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 255 2012 Ford Escape XLT Uncomfortable Seats!!!
Jan 09, 2013 (5:28 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 255 Re: 2012 Ford Escape XLT Uncomfortable Seats!!! [lauriferrari]
Jan 11, 2013 (3:08 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 255 Seat staining
Jan 19, 2013 (1:33 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.
#241 of 255 Re: Seat staining [babbs3]
Jan 20, 2013 (10:24 am)
Wow! Never heard of this in an Edge. Try a different dealer.
#242 of 255 Re: Seat staining [bdyment]
Jan 21, 2013 (1:30 pm)
Yes bdyment, It was shocking to me also. The Escapes have had trouble with their seats for a long time but having a 2013 Edge I thought no way. I did find out (much later) my brothers Focus (2009) and his daughters Lincoln (leather) had stains that the dealer couldn't remove. It may sound funny but all of our family really keep our cars spotless and NEVER eat or drink in the cars so it is disturbing that Ford continues to pump out these recycled products. I will continue to use INCREDIBLE (no chemicals in it) but I think it's unfair to ask us to be constantly shampooing our cars.!
#243 of 255 Re: Seat staining [babbs3]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 21, 2013 (1:55 pm)
Apparently Incredible is vinegar, soap and water, if you can believe other posts on the net. Trademarked in '85 but no easily found information about the company in Houston or the ingredients (no MSDS sheet that I can find, for example). Looks like it's getting hard to find on Amazon.