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06-26-2013 02:24 PM
djiiams My wife has 2010 SES with leather heated seats. Same problem. Heater in seats seems to help but not an option in hot TX summers. Might not be a problem w/ seats, just a sign of getting older :-)
06-25-2013 07:58 PM
flyboyike Medicine isn't always an exact science, and back problems are a particularly glaring example of that. The day I bought my SE I took of for a 1,400-mile journey back home to Florida. This was the first car, in which my back did NOT hurt.
06-24-2013 07:10 PM
Juicedz I just took a 1500 mile road trip in my SE. I was diagnosed with spondilothesis of the L5 along with degenerative bone disease. Needless to say my back is jacked to the point I cant sit or stand for longer than an hour with out the onset of pain. I found myself leaning forward granny style above the wheel to decompress the vertebra frequently. I usually start out with the hip to hip weight transfer to avoid all the weight be placed directly onto the spine. Good luck, I feel for you.
06-24-2013 06:18 PM
iAmTitanium I think only cars with leather have lumbar support so if you have an SE with the sport pack you will or a Ti with leather, all others dont have lumbar
06-24-2013 07:24 AM
tdo I have had one car that hurt my back, a 2000 Mustang with cloth seats. My advice is there isn't much you can do about it but change seats or cars. I just learned I couldn't drive the car over 1 hour. Eventually, I sold the car. Just some seats will not fit you. Like I said, I have sat in a lot of cars and nothing hurt like that car. Nothing to it, but chalk it up to experience.
06-23-2013 12:00 PM
blackraven456 Some interesting opinions in here. Everyone I've ever had in my car seem to share my opinion, that they are the most comfortable car seats we've ever sat in.

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06-21-2013 02:27 PM
djiiams I have same problem. Small pillow at base of my spine helps. I also move my legs around like above post. W/ cruise control on LOL
06-21-2013 12:10 PM
jillnova
Under warranty?

Regarding my earlier post, after sitting in the passenger seat (and not getting a back ache), I realized that the padding in the driver's seat is different. The padding has compressed in the lower third of the back rest, such that those sinusoidal springs thejordan mentioned are pretty much pressing directly against my back.

It's very easy to feel the difference between the two seats. I bought the car used, from a fleet. Given this, I think I have an argument that the seat padding is damaged, and should be replaced under warranty. The car is still under the 3 yr 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.

What do folks think, do I have a case for a warranty repair?
06-12-2013 12:59 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by 2kwik4u View Post
I move my feet a lot as well. Typically with my left foot "under" the front of the seat, and my right foot folded in front of it. Or vice-versa. Sometimes moving both feet to have heels touching the front of the seat.
Wait - who's driving? Cruise control? lol
06-12-2013 12:44 PM
2kwik4u I actually like the SE seats. All non-adjustability and everything. I'm 6'2" tall and typically don't use lumbar supports ever anyway. I've taken a good deal of 4-5hr trips in the Focus, and have even completed a few of them in one "sitting" without breaks at all.

I do keep the seat all the way towards the rear of the car, and the height adjusted all the way towards the floor. The back is usually more upright, but I might adjust it forward/back a little if I get ancy.

I move my feet a lot as well. Typically with my left foot "under" the front of the seat, and my right foot folded in front of it. Or vice-versa. Sometimes moving both feet to have heels touching the front of the seat.
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