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Old 07-16-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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Abnormal wear on cloth seat

Thoughts on if this looks like abnormal wear. It's a 2014 with 5,000 miles. Six months old.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. I've got about 7,500 miles on my 2014 and my driver's seat looks the same.


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I'd go straight to the dealer and ***** about this. Note to self when eventually buying a Coyote... get leather...

The good news is that if the dealer doesn't fix it you now have an excuse to upgrade I guess...
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It's frustrating because my wife's 2014 Acadia with cloth seats are perfect and honestly are better quality material.
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i have the black cloth interior and haven't had this issue.. 2013 with 16k miles...
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Is this on the seat of the car? I'm assuming not the back rest. I have a friend that had this problem in his car as well...come to find out he wears shorts that have the velcro pockets on the back. Those are a killer on the cloth seats when getting on and out of the car. Watch out for that if you have the velcro pockets.
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Is this on the seat of the car? I'm assuming not the back rest. I have a friend that had this problem in his car as well...come to find out he wears shorts that have the velcro pockets on the back. Those are a killer on the cloth seats when getting on and out of the car. Watch out for that if you have the velcro pockets.

That's a good point but it would be one day a week tops. This is a daily driver and I'm a boring accountant. dress pants and golf shirt, aka white guy uniform.
It's the actual driver seat, I'm a tall guy and have to kind of sit down first and swing into the car, I'm guessing the twist causes the wear. Still the cloth is just so cheap it's fraying. More reason to hunt for non recaro gt500 take offs.
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Abnormal wear on cloth seat

It is abnormal & ford knows about it & will replace it under warranty. I had mine replaced at 6k. There is a ford service rep on the allfordmustangs.com site that can get your repair escalated if you encounter any problems at the dealership. My service advisor took a few pics...sent them to ford & called me back a few hours later to let me know the replacement was approved.


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Old 07-23-2014, 09:27 AM   #10
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Update, just got the call back from ford dealer here in Sanford, FL and the seat cover is being replaced.
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Well if its replaced with the same cover it will likely do it again. Hopefully not tho...
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I have a feeling they are the same but so far my new one seems to be wearing better. Maybe ford had a faulty batch of covers? I guess time will tell
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For those of you who has this issue with their 2014s what was your manufacture date for your car? Just curious as to whether or not we all have similar dates. It could be a defective batch of seat covers that went into a group of cars assembled around the same time
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Glad they're fixing that for you. Definitely abnormal and would drive me nuts. I hope your new ones last the life of the car.
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That's a good point but it would be one day a week tops. This is a daily driver and I'm a boring accountant. dress pants and golf shirt, aka white guy uniform.
It's the actual driver seat, I'm a tall guy and have to kind of sit down first and swing into the car, I'm guessing the twist causes the wear. Still the cloth is just so cheap it's fraying. More reason to hunt for non recaro gt500 take offs.
They are out there on Ebay....
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My manufacture date is 08/13.


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Just had the seat replace Monday. Three weeks for the part to arrive. We shall see if it lasts. My stang was actually built on thanksgiving day 2013.
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Well looks like the replacement cover is starting to wear (although in a different spot). I guess this is going to be a reoccurring problem.


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I'd go back in and tell them you want leather seats or the $$$ to buy some aftermarket leather seats. That is total crap. Escalate to Ford corporate if they even hint at being difficult.
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I'd go back in and tell them you want leather seats or the $$$ to buy some aftermarket leather seats. That is total crap. Escalate to Ford corporate if they even hint at being difficult.

Great idea! I just messaged the Ford customer service rep that helped me the last time. We'll see what they say. Apart from these lousy seat covers I love this car but I don't want to deal with this every 6 months until my warranty runs out.


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I wouldn't even bother with leather seats. It's hot as it is here in Texas, I'll just burn my *** with leather seats haha.
I'm thinking about getting my interior upholstered with vinyl, make it more 'unique'/personal. Or I would get me some corbeau seats.
Good luck though!
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Cloth > leather

Leather seats in the mustangs are built like trash.



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And weigh more.

You want nice leather check out the leather in a range rover

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So both cloth & leather suck. That's nice!


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I bought cloth for my coyote, last 2 were leather
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I have no problems out of my cloth seats still look brand new

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It's something with the 2013-14s I think. Ford must have gone cheap on the material


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Abnormal wear on cloth seat

My replacement cover still looks good, granted it's only been about two months. We shall see......


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The leather in my new '07 GT Premium wore through with 1800 miles. The replacement wasn't much better and didn't last much longer. Leather is no guarantee over cloth. Ford leather is pretty cheesy. I got cloth for my '14.
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Damn...sounds like it doesn't matter which way I go then


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You could always go for full-grain leather. That stuff will last 20+ years. The manufactured "Leather" that is in just about every car short of an S Class or Bentley is junk. Ford, doubly so.
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I wouldn't even bother with leather seats. It's hot as it is here in Texas, I'll just burn my *** with leather seats haha.
I'm thinking about getting my interior upholstered with vinyl,
make it more 'unique'/personal. Or I would get me some corbeau seats.
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Um... yeah someone has never sat in a hot car with vinyl seats before...

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Really? I think the leather in the newer cars is really nice but that's probably because I've been used to crap SN95 leather. The leather seats in my 03 Expedition act like they are built out of iron honestly... no issues at all with them. Probably could save some $$ looking for a base model 11/12 GT auto when I eventually do start looking tho. Aftermarket seats swap right in and are light.
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I still prefer leather or vinyl over cloth, no matter what the temps are going to be. Over the years, I have found that cloth obsorbs your sweat, and then simply begins to hold that stink. You'll be cleaning cloth with a carpet type cleaner often to prevent this.

My 2011 leather was darn good. After 60K and 2 1/2 years of ownership, the leather was still in great shape, with no wear indicators on its surface. I used Zylenol leather products on it, so perhaps that was a key factor.
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I still prefer leather or vinyl over cloth, no matter what the temps are going to be. Over the years, I have found that cloth obsorbs your sweat, and then simply begins to hold that stink. You'll be cleaning cloth with a carpet type cleaner often to prevent this.

My 2011 leather was darn good. After 60K and 2 1/2 years of ownership, the leather was still in great shape, with no wear indicators on its surface. I used Zylenol leather products on it, so perhaps that was a key factor.
This this this this this x1000. Heck just over last weekend of moving my dad's cloth seats in his F150 soaked up a LOT of sweat from myself and my brother in law and I still need to get over there with upholstery cleaner like I said I was going to and clean his seats out. I have been absolutly gross in my Expy and my old 98GT from working on the cars or whatever and a quick wipedown of the seats right after was all that was required.

Vinyl is best in this regard, it does not absorb anything and a high end vinyl is going to be nicer than many of the cheaper OEM leathers. The vinyl I put in my 98GT was nicer than the OEM leather that came in those year cars but its nothing compared to some of the leather seats I've sat in.

And yes, maintaining leather is KEY. A lot of people seem to think since they have leather they can just armor all it once a month and call it good... 1 - armor all sucks and will dry out your ****. 2 - people need to realize that you have to hit leather with a good CONDITIONER and legit clean the seats with a leather cleaning kit relatively regularly or they'll start getting those dry cracking lines and hardening up.
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Um... yeah someone has never sat in a hot car with vinyl seats before...
Haha. I totally didn't write that. It was my twin... Can't believe I even wrote that, but any who lol.
But for the record I haven't sat on vinyl seats before, same as leather with the heat I imagine.

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I live in hot, hot Texas but have leather. It's a trade off. It's much easier to clean while living on a dirt road. My 401A interior has been holding up looks brand new after 8 months and 10k miles. If it ever goes completely South it's a good reason to do something neat in it
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