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#9 of 22 Re: 2008 escape stained seats [vg33e power]
Feb 27, 2010 (9:19 am)
I just thought I would add to this discussion. I have a 2008 Ford Escape which I bought brand new and like many others have the disgusting stains on all seats. All of my seats have the white stain. The stains started very soon after I bought it. I tried cleaning them but that made them worse. I was so fed up with looking at the disgusting seats that I planned on getting custom seat covers. I'm glad I took the time to research the problem first. After reading the posts on this site I contacted my dealer about the problem. They told me to bring my car in. I took it in today and they bent over backwards to get me new seat covers. They said I was only the second person to complain and I live in a large city. I was told it will take a day to complete the installation and I will be given a rental for the day. I am very pleased and highly recommend contacting your dealer if you have the same problem. The squeaky wheel does get oiled!
#10 of 22 2008 Ford Escape Limited Leather Seat Peeling
Mar 27, 2010 (8:10 pm)
The leather seat in my Ford Escape is peeling. When I contacted the dealer they said it was my problem. The only thing that has touched the seat is my pant covered leg. Has anyone else experienced this?
#11 of 22 Stained Seat - 2008 Escape
Apr 02, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Thanks to this forum my Ford dealer has ordered a new seat cover for my 2008 Escape! I already had an appointment scheduled for Customer Satisfaction Program #09B10 (Transmission Cooler issue) and told the svc advisor about the seat stain TSB after reading this forum. The cover should arrive in a couple of weeks. Thanks!!
#12 of 22 I started this forum
Apr 06, 2010 (1:06 pm)
#13 of 22 Re: I started this forum [cubbies1]
Apr 06, 2010 (2:09 pm)
No, you started the topic. edmunds.com started the Forum.
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#14 of 22 Re: 2008 escape stained seats [vg33e power]
May 01, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Thank you for posting this service bulletin!!! I've spoken to at least 3 different dealers about the seats and the only help I got was "try carpet cleaner." I finally found this and took it in for the CSP and handed them a copy of your post and FINALLY they helped me! New seat covers in a few days!! Thank you!
#15 of 22 Re: 2008 escape stained seats [strlightgazr]
by vg33e power
May 03, 2010 (6:36 am)
No problem, I am glad Ford couldn't give you the run around when you showed up with this bulletin at hand.
#16 of 22 I have the 2008 Ford Escape XLT
Sep 22, 2010 (10:52 am)
I went online today to see if anyone had problem with "Ford 2008 XLT Cloth Seats" only to find out this is a major problems for Ford and they have not addressed this issue. Now this is ia new vehicle and my seats already look like someone urinated all over them and I can't figure what is going on. Finally, I took the car in to have them clean, and were told this is a "Petroleum" oil base seat and the oil is coming out. This is a complete "Quality Issue" The noise in this vehicle also sound like it's 10 years old. I can't sell it, I will not purchase another Ford Escape.
Ford need to address their vehicles and stop waiting until this get out over the Internet, because it will end up out here and you can't argue with real life stories.
#17 of 22 Re: 2008 escape stained seats [vg33e power]
Jan 25, 2011 (9:55 am)
I bought my 2008 escape Last January. I have been noticing the rings on the seats getting worse. I called my dealership about this TSB and they told me that it only applied within the 3 year or 35,000 mile. I bought my car at 46,000 miles. Is this true? And if so is there any other way of getting the seats fixed?
#18 of 22 Re: 2008 escape stained seats [mcgeeange]
Aug 30, 2011 (1:02 pm)
Your vehicle must still have been within warranty? I took mine when it was still under the warranty but they would not replace the seat covers..... the complaint hadn't been as rampant yet. I'm stuck with mine. I did talk friends out of buying a new 2012 Escape though. Just junk.