I have been doing some research and I am not convinced the "leather" seats in the Escape are in fact leather. It appears as though it may be coated plastic/leather (someone correct me if you know). This has an impact on the cleaning options. Unfortunately, any alcohol based product is detrimental (sp) to the surface regardless of leather or vinyl etc... I am bringing the Escape to Ford next Wednesday to have them look at it. Most people won't see it but I know it is there. My 2 options are to have a company called fibrenew (google them as I have used them many times on my collector cars) as they will re-dye the portion for about $75-$100 or I can order a new "leather" seat cover from Ford for $140.00 online.