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Old 12-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #51
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Hey Guys,

I'm getting my new Focus tomorrow (very excited) and realized I did not check something. This may not be the best place to ask, so please forgive me if so. I was wondering if there is a storage compartment under the bottem of the rear seats... I was reading and found that the sedan has this, and wanted to know if it was the same for the hatchback.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #52
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Hey Guys,

I'm getting my new Focus tomorrow (very excited) and realized I did not check something. This may not be the best place to ask, so please forgive me if so. I was wondering if there is a storage compartment under the bottem of the rear seats... I was reading and found that the sedan has this, and wanted to know if it was the same for the hatchback.

Thanks
There is no storage compartment under the bottom of the rear seats on the sedan. I'm not sure where you heard this. This car is not an SUV with a second row cargo bin under the floor. There is also not really storage underneath the rear load floor as the epp (expanding polypropylene) foam stuffers exist solely to keep the load floor off of the spare tire and to hold the fuel nozzle/ funnel.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:20 AM   #53
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Thanks for the thread and photos - folding down rear seats in hatchback...

Wife has a 2013 Ford Focus SE Hatch... with the 60/40 seats,
and needed to carry something 4' long to school today.

Looked in the Owners Manual - and there is NOTHING about folding seats.

Found the threads here, and just did the backseat fold without the seat rotate.
This all works the exact same way as on our Jeep Grand Cherokee..

SO - why is this not in the Owners Manual at all ?
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Do you have the 5th edition? It has a picture of the folding seats at the top of p. 184 (in the .pdf version, anyway). It should probably be at the bottom of p. 182.

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My wife & I chose our Ti hatch instead of a Fusion, specifically because of its cargo-carrying capability with the seats down. It doesn't swallow as much gear as the 2000 Explorer we traded in - but it also doesn't drink anywhere near as much gas either!
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Do you have the 5th edition? It has a picture of the folding seats at the top of p. 184 (in the .pdf version, anyway). It should probably be at the bottom of p. 182.
On this -> Ford website -
I only see the 3rd printing PDF as the latest avail, and there is nothing about folding seats in that version ?
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On this -> Ford website -
I only see the 3rd printing PDF as the latest avail, and there is nothing about folding seats in that version ?
You're talking about the 2013 manual, the other guy was talking about the 2012.

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Folding down the rear seat
The seatback(s) can be folded down to provide additional cargo space.
Note: Before lowering the seatback(s), remove, the outboard head
restraints.
To lower the seatback(s) from inside the vehicle, do the following:
1. Press the unlock buttons (1)
down.
2. Push the seatback forward.
Note: Your vehicle may be
equipped with split seatbacks that
must be folded individually.

3. Stow the safety belt in the belt
stowage clip. This will prevent the
safety belt from getting caught in
the seat latch.
When raising the seatback(s), make
sure you hear the seat latch into
place and that no red portion is
visible on the release button on both
sides.

Flip up seat cushions (if
equipped)
For additional cargo space, you may
be able to flip the seat cushions up
before folding the seatback.
WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original
position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped
behind the seatback. Make sure that the safety belt is not laying on the
seat latch. After returning the seatback to its original position, pull on
the seatback to ensure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat may
become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
2012 Ford owner's guide fifth printing pages 182-184.

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Folding the Rear Seats
Note: Before lowering the seat back(s), remove the outboard head
restraints.
To lower the seat back(s) from inside the vehicle, do the following:
1. Press the unlock buttons (A)
down.
2. Push the seat back forward.
Note: Your vehicle may have split
seat backs that must be folded
individually.
3. Stow the safety belt in the belt
stowage clip. This will prevent the
safety belt from getting caught in
the seat latch.

When raising the seat back(s), make
sure you hear the seat latch into
place and that no red portion is
visible on the release button on
both sides.
Flip Up Seat Cushions (If Equipped)
WARNING: Before returning the seat back to its original
position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped
behind the seat back. Make sure that the safety belt is not laying on the
seat latch. After returning the seat back to its original position, pull on
the seat back to make sure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat
may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or crash.
For additional cargo space, flip the
seat cushions up before folding the
seat back. This feature is only
available on vehicles with a split
folding seat back.
It is however still in the third edition of the 2013 Ford Focus Owner's guide on pages 159-160.

So it appears that you missed it, but it is definitely in the manual.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #58
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You're talking about the 2013 manual, the other guy was talking about the 2012.
2012 Ford owner's guide fifth printing pages 182-184.
It is however still in the third edition of the 2013 Ford Focus Owner's guide on pages 159-160.
So it appears that you missed it, but it is definitely in the manual.
Yup - Thanks -
Guessed what to do from our Jeep Grand Cherokee folding rear seats...

In the 2013 Owners Manual I was looking for the keyword "Folding"
vs just the topic "Rear Seats" as is listed in the TOC.
The Index section doesn't even have the "Rear Seats" reference.

Will have to retrain my mental search....

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