Q: How do you fold down the rear seats in a 2012 Ford Escape?

asked by on

How do you fold down the rear seats?

Your car is equipped with folding rear seats. This provides a great deal more room for carrying larger items or lots of cargo, at the cost of eliminating seating in the back. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make sure there are no items in the rear floorboards.
  2. Pull the head restraints out and store them safely (they fit under the front seats).
  3. Pull the release strap located near the floorboard at the corner on the back seat.
  4. Flip the seat bottom toward the front of the car.
  5. Snap the seat belt to the wall using the snaps.
  6. Pull the seatback release lever toward the front of the car.
  7. Lower the seatback so it’s flat.
  8. Rotate the seat back and position it on the floor.

To raise the seats again, just reverse these steps.

Tips

  • When raising your back seats again, make sure to reinstall the head restraints.
  • Make sure to unsnap the seat belt from the wall for passenger use.
Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do you fold down the rear seats in a 2012 Ford Escape?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: How do I unlock a door without a key?

There are two ways to unlock one of the car doors without a key: 1. From inside the vehicle, pull the door handle to open the door. This will automatically unlock the door, and open it. This feature only works...

Q: What does it mean if the warning message “tire pressure monitor fault” is displayed?

Your car comes standard with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This system is responsible for monitoring the pressure in all four tires (but not the spare). If it detects low pressure, the Low Tire Pressure Light on the dash...

Q: How do you use the heated seats in a 2012 Ford Escape?

If your car is equipped with them, heated seats provide an additional way to increase your comfort on cold days, as well as to ease aching muscles. Turn the seat heater on and you’ll enjoy comfortable warmth until it turns...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...