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Here are the details of the TSB, and it looks like it's a common problem, and Ford won't replace the covers out of warranty...
TSB 09-23-3 CLOTH SEAT STAINS WITH WHITE RING OUTLINE -BUILT ON OR BEFORE 5/14/2009 -(EXCLUDES XLS)
FORD: 2008-2009 Escape Hybrid, Escape
ISSUE: Some 2008-2009 Escape and Escape Hybrid vehicles (excludes Mariner) equipped with Cloth seats (excludes XLS) and built on or before 5/14/2009, may exhibit stains with a white ring outline around them. An updated seat cover is now available to reduce this specific type of staining.
ACTION: Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition SERVICE PROCEDURE Inspect the seat cover stain for a white ring outline. If the white ring stain is present, then replace the seat cover with latest level part. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-10 Seating Disassembly and Assembly. NOTE: ONLY APPLIES TO STAINS WITH WHITE RING OUTLINE. REFER TO WARRANTY AND POLICY MANUAL FOR ANY OTHER TYPE OF SEAT COVER STAINS.
2009 Escape Hybrid FWD. Black Pearl Slate Metallic. 90,000 miles. Best tank: 50.5MPG (according to the dash)