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Old 01-24-2014, 04:29 PM
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2013 F-150 Lariat front seat trim

I have a new 2013 F-150 Lariat. I noticed the plastic seat trim that comes from the side of the seat (covers the pwr seat controls) and wraps around to the front of the seat, digs into my calf. It comes around the front of the seat and does a 90 deg turn, leaving an "edge" that bothers the hell out of me. It does the same on the passenger side. Has anyone experienced this?


 
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No one? Not one person?
 
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:29 PM
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Just went out and looked at my 13 lariat plastic is the same, but I can not figure out how your calf would even hit it, I usually have my legs out straight or maybe bent at a 90 deg. sure don't see how that would bother your calf
 
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Yes mine catches my boot almost every time I exit the truck.
 
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I was also curious about this and just went out and sat in the seat. I concur with the Lineman. My calf isn't even
close to the part. Even moving the seat around there is always a big gap between my
calf and this part with the way I'd sit. I'd be very uncomfortable pulling my leg in close enough
to touch it.

However I'm thin, and could see that if you've got calf muscles like an Olympic shotputter, there might be contact.
 
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Truckpilot1329 View Post
I was also curious about this and just went out and sat in the seat. I concur with the Lineman. My calf isn't even
close to the part. Even moving the seat around there is always a big gap between my
calf and this part with the way I'd sit. I'd be very uncomfortable pulling my leg in close enough
to touch it.

However I'm thin, and could see that if you've got calf muscles like an Olympic shotputter, there might be contact.
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I have new 14 and I noticed it right away.
Hits my calf, figure I have to get used to it. It is annoying.
Glad to know I am not the only one who beefs about it.
 
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Originally Posted by MichaelB 92870 View Post
I have new 14 and I noticed it right away.
Hits my calf, figure I have to get used to it. It is annoying.
Glad to know I am not the only one who beefs about it.
Post a pic of how your calf can hit that piece, I tried it again today just doesn't happen for me in normal driving position
 
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Originally Posted by 04 FX4 Lineman View Post
Post a pic of how your calf can hit that piece, I tried it again today just doesn't happen for me in normal driving position
Well, it does as I'm not the only person it happens to. I would guess it has something to do with one's inseam. I wear 30" inseam on my pants (short legs). A friend of mine is 6'3" and his leg clears it no problem (he has very long legs).
 
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I'm 6', 32" inseam. As in most vehicles, my left leg hits the E brake, so I move it around. Apparently one of the positions is up against the seat. Never been an issue till now. I can adjust, not a big deal, just annoying. Don't know why it has to be that way. Had it not been for this post, I probably wouldn't have told anyone.
 
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Originally Posted by MichaelB 92870 View Post
I'm 6', 32" inseam. As in most vehicles, my left leg hits the E brake, so I move it around. Apparently one of the positions is up against the seat. Never been an issue till now. I can adjust, not a big deal, just annoying. Don't know why it has to be that way. Had it not been for this post, I probably wouldn't have told anyone.
I called Ford and complained about the poor design. I recommended a change in design because wrapping the panel around the seat like that serves no purpose. They said that they would consult with the engineering dept regarding the manner (means it will go no further than the phone conversation). They gave me 9 free oil changes for my trouble.
 
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