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Originally posted by Fillco Fillco wrote:

I dont they will do anything abut it Paul, if they dont think it's necessary (for whatever reason) to improve on whats there. The gap has been present since the introduction of the MK2 and I suspect its present in the facelift (I should have checked at the dealers when I looked at one.

First thing if to ask Ford technical, not the dealer, why there is such a large gap and see why they have maintained it throughout the model. Personally I think its the usual Ford unfinished it'll do attitude and if they have noticed this gap in development, which I'm sure they did, they've simply not done anything about. Finesse appears not to be in Ford culture.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DAJJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2016 at 11:50am
I noted whilst looking at the Edge that they have a flexible/material cover to fill the gap which hooks onto the back of the seat, possibly the headrests, so Ford can do it if they want.

Just noted one on ebay showing the cover - http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-2016-Ford-Edge-Retractable-Cargo-Trunk-Cover-Privacy-Shade-Black-new-OEM-/262456630107?hash=item3d1ba25b5b:g:vMgAAOSwa81XSIpC&vxp=mtr


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Originally posted by Fillco Fillco wrote:

I dont they will do anything abut it Paul, if they dont think it's necessary (for whatever reason) to improve on whats there. The gap has been present since the introduction of the MK2 and I suspect its present in the facelift (I should have checked at the dealers when I looked at one.

First thing if to ask Ford technical, not the dealer, why there is such a large gap and see why they have maintained it throughout the model. Personally I think its the usual Ford unfinished it'll do attitude and if they have noticed this gap in development, which I'm sure they did, they've simply not done anything about. Finesse appears not to be in Ford culture.

Didn't realise Facelift ones were out yet.
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Originally posted by DAJJ DAJJ wrote:

I noted whilst looking at the Edge that they have a flexible/material cover to fill the gap which hooks onto the back of the seat, possibly the headrests, so Ford can do it if they want.

Just noted one on ebay showing the cover - http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-2016-Ford-Edge-Retractable-Cargo-Trunk-Cover-Privacy-Shade-Black-new-OEM-/262456630107?hash=item3d1ba25b5b:g:vMgAAOSwa81XSIpC&vxp=mtr


That doesn't look like it would be too hard to copy using some vinyl or similar material.

(I've been contemplating making something using black lycra type material.)


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Out of interest will one of these not fit ?

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I have managed to get my hands on one of these very recently. However, there is nothing to solve the gap behind the rear seats.
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Hi Paul,  could you give some details on how you secured it to the tailgate as I understand there's no Ford clips for it on mk 2 ? ?

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Hi all my first post though I have been following the site for a couple of years, just purchased a Titanium X and I was not happy with the Gap between the seats and the cover. After looking on hear for a solution I followed the Russian advice and bought a Fusion estate cover off ebay for £20. It was less than 5 minuets work to remove the extra infill piece and install it on my new Kuga. No more gaps, exact match to the original cover, happy days. Thanks to all who have posted on this problem.
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-KUGA-Back-seat-gap-cover-for-the-2014-2015-models-/262710234049?hash=item3d2ac00bc1:g:OKwAAOSwNSxVYf3k

I don't know if that's been posted before?
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Anyone know if the trick with the mk3 focus estate shelf works with the mk2 focus estate?
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A colleague at work has a Kuga 2.5 Titamium with optoinal X pack & the parcel shelf has a loose flap on the seat end of it.  It was too short when the seats were fully upright, not checked when seats were in normal position.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kugalan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2017 at 6:33pm
Another colleague's 66 plate ST Line has not got the flap so who knows what standard is.
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My facelift has a little flap forward of the load cover cassette that completely covers the gap when the rear seats are fully reclined.
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My facelift ditto as posted above by Lich.  Of course if the seats are not reclined there is a gap.
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Here's a picture of mine. Rear section is retracted into the cassette, rear seats are fully reclined.


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Thanks for those, guys, and I'm not knocking your cars but TBH if there's still a gap unless the seats are reclined, it's debatable whether there's any worthwhile improvement. I do find myself wondering what the point is of reclining rear seats, and why the traditional hatchback arrangement of 'lift squab forward, drop seat back down' was seen as such a problem.
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You misunderstand, I think. The rear seats have a standard, comfortable reclined position as in my photo, and a couple of more upright positions should your back or your cargo requirements need it.

This feature is a side effect of the folding mechanism, not an intrinsic part of it.
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I think the lift squab idea actually reduces the length and as it is the payload area is almost level.

I guess the reclining aspect provides the saloon car alternative to being sat up straight for any distance.

Must say though adults sat in the rear like the sat up position so that can see forward. That may be due to my driving come to think of it.
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Ive been on a journey in mine whilst sitting in back and have to say the reclined position seems more "natural" and comfortable. I found the upright position a little too upright, so my seats are in the reclined position permanently, and to be honest I never tell passengers that the seats can be altered anyway
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Hi I started a post called gap by tailgate but it's been locked and I was directed here
I did not put it here because it is NOT the same gap it is not by the seats as I said this is by the tailgate and the boot cover I know the boot cover is involve but it's not by the seat it's the other end does anyone else have this gap on the 2017 kuga

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