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Old 09-22-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Unusual wear on '12 sport seats

We've had the car since May and have 4000 miles on it and we noticed about a month ago the side lower bolster was fraying which is rediculously early for this to even be happening considering the roughest clothing that touches it is denim. Any body else having issues with this?







Looking into a warranty claim but since these seats seem to stain easily we already had seat covers on order and they arrived a few days ago. Not as nice as some but they fit snug and actually give a layer of padding comfort to the sport seats and alot of protection. They even included a center console cover but I'm going to ditch it.



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We've had the car since May and have 4000 miles on it and we noticed about a month ago the side lower bolster was fraying which is rediculously early for this to even be happening considering the roughest clothing that touches it is denim. Any body else having issues with this?







Looking into a warranty claim but since these seats seem to stain easily we already had seat covers on order and they arrived a few days ago. Not as nice as some but they fit snug and actually give a layer of padding comfort to the sport seats and alot of protection. They even included a center console cover but I'm going to ditch it.
I like those - from where did you get them?
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$150 shipped;it's a cheaper version of the pricey neoprene versions but the quality appears very good with solid stitching and it better be since some of the fit is tight especially on the headrest covers.
http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus...rs-905176.html
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$150 shipped;it's a cheaper version of the pricey neoprene versions but the quality appears very good with solid stitching and it better be since some of the fit is tight especially on the headrest covers.
http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus...rs-905176.html
Were those seat covers designed for the side impact air bags in the seat to deploy properly? If not then its not a good idea to use them, otherwise it doesn't look too bad on a Red Candy car, but it might more closely match that of the race red paint job.
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$150 shipped;it's a cheaper version of the pricey neoprene versions but the quality appears very good with solid stitching and it better be since some of the fit is tight especially on the headrest covers.
http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus...rs-905176.html
Did anyone actually buy these covers? Are you pleased with them? I have a dog that sheds and the hair gets stuck in the seat cloth weave, so I'm seriously thinking about the covers.

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$150 shipped;it's a cheaper version of the pricey neoprene versions but the quality appears very good with solid stitching and it better be since some of the fit is tight especially on the headrest covers.
http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus...rs-905176.html
Just installed these on my 2012 SE, and they're very nice quality and good fit.
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Hey I actually like those alot!
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Yes,they are setup for the side air bags.

The red is a bit darker in person and it woiuld match the race red better but they still work well with the theme.
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Yes,they are setup for the side air bags.

The red is a bit darker in person and it woiuld match the race red better but they still work well with the theme.
That's good to know. I think I might buy a set of these, I've been looking for some nice seat covers but haven't found anything I liked/could trust yet.

$150 huh. Not bad, not bad.

I've had my car about the same length of time (since May) and haven't noticed any wear yet on the sport seats. In fact, I feel like they're one of the high points of the car. I purposefully didn't want leather (didn't want to get heated seats, so they'd be too cold in the winter and too hot/sticky in summer).
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That's a common place for seats to wear, but it does seem a little soon for them to start wearing. What side do you carry your wallet? Those covers do look good with the Race Red.
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