I have a 2008 ford escape and the staining in the seats are horrible i was wondering what I could do to fix this permanently if not would it be worth it just to get leather seats

Asked by Aug 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


DId you try some laundry detergent and warm water? Maybe try some thin seat covers. Leather over your existing seats will be expensive. Maybe try to find some leather seats out of a salvage/auto recyclers?

Best Answer Mark helpful

Yeah I tried some detergent and water and it worked temporarily but the stains just keep coming back.


Try renting a carpet steam cleaner and using that? They're not just for carpets.

Well diluted tide isn't bad for the dirty sports. Don't scrub hard, blot and dab with diluted Tide and let dry almost all the way. Then take a really damp cloth and make the entire seat evenly damp. Then let it dry but the thing that I think works best is kinda funny. To clean the seats you need Glass cleaner in an aerosol can. It's gotta be the glass cleaner in the aerosol can. Really the only thing that cleans them but don't soak them with the cleaner, go easy with it then blot and dab.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 105,387 nationwide Escape listings starting at $550.


Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
671 Great Deals out of 52,479 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Explorer
832 Great Deals out of 64,080 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda CR-V
541 Great Deals out of 67,089 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Equinox
795 Great Deals out of 75,386 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4
483 Great Deals out of 67,002 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Rogue
578 Great Deals out of 77,256 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford Fusion
631 Great Deals out of 59,705 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Focus
406 Great Deals out of 70,943 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
2,525 Great Deals out of 219,810 listings starting at $1,222
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
803 Great Deals out of 73,495 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
189 Great Deals out of 16,305 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jeep Liberty
112 Great Deals out of 5,984 listings starting at $1,300
Used Kia Sorento
308 Great Deals out of 33,224 listings starting at $2,155
Used Hyundai Tucson
155 Great Deals out of 21,552 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 69,911 listings starting at $16,669
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
139 Great Deals out of 7,168 listings starting at $11,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 4,778 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
221 Great Deals out of 7,682 listings starting at $8,499
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
141 Great Deals out of 5,166 listings starting at $7,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.