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#90 of 259 staining in seat covers
Jan 19, 2010 (9:36 am)
Our 2009 escape was getting stains on the fabric, water or snow touched the fabric we got stains. stain removers only made the stain worse. two trips to the dealer and a call to ford finally produced results. there is technical service bulletin #09-23-3 dealng with this issue. dealer agreed to replace 3 of our seat covers under warranty. after waiting 4 weeks for replacement cover, the dealer agreed to furnish a rental car while ours was being repaired. One of the covers had a burn in it, another the stiching was bad in a seam. The dealer has tried to have more covers, they are on back order. so after 3 days in a rental car, I have one cover replaced and now waiting again. my salesman tells me ford is no longer using the recyled material
#91 of 259 Re: staining in seat covers [stratos18]
Jan 20, 2010 (6:07 am)
my covers were backordered, too. took maybe 2 wks. nice that yr dealer is giving you a rental. i didn't ask for one as it only took a couple hrs to replace the front covers and i was able to wait the dealer's for them.
May 17, 2010 (7:43 am)
i have a 2004 escape. when i bought it, it already had a stain on the seat. i used blue coral fabric cleaner to remove it and it worked awesome. however my seats are horrible now. they stain very easy and the fabric cleaner does not work and they look horrible. i no longer have a warranty on my car. how much would it cost to get my seats replaced? its an embarresment!
#93 of 259 Re: Same Problem... [xodannigurl]
May 17, 2010 (9:31 am)
the seat cover replacement is part of a recall. ask yr dealership if you're covered, despite having the warranty expired.
#94 of 259 Re: Same Problem... [mariposa7684]
May 17, 2010 (10:40 am)
The seat cover replacement TSB only applies to newer (current generation) Escapes.
May 17, 2010 (12:40 pm)
I just purchased a 2010 Escape XLT and I must say, the seats are extremely comfortable in this vehicle. I have had a history of back pain and had surgery January 2010 to fuse my L4-L5 and I LOVE the seats on this vehicle. They sit you very correctly and offer a lot more lumbar support than vehicles I have owned in the past. (I don't have additional lumbar support on the seats.)
#97 of 259 seats on newer models
Jun 07, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Does anyone know if Ford has corrected this seat staining problem with the recyled/synthetic cloth on the 2010 models (I have a 2008 with the same problem as everyone else)? I am thinking of trading in for a 2010 or maybe waiting for the 2011's but I don't want to go through the staining issue with the cloth seats again. Thanks.
#98 of 259 Re: seats on newer models [badlands17]
Jun 07, 2010 (4:36 pm)
The dealer replaced the front seat covers on my 08 escape and no problems with the new one. So the problem should be fixed.
#99 of 259 Re: seats on newer models [badlands17]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:37 am)
yes, the problem's been corrected. if the only reason you'd be wanting to trade yr 08 for a newer model is the seat problem, check with the dealership re getting the covers replaced for free. ford issued a recall. the dealer should have it on file.