I recently purchased an almost new 2012 Ford Escape XLT. The drivers
bucket seat has a backrest divided into three sections. The center is 10
inches across with 45 degree flares on either side.
Decades ago I injured the lowest part of my back. If the drivers seat didn’t
have those flares I could buy a decent wedge style cushion from Tush Cush.
I called them and the guy said they don’t sell anything for a seat with flares.
With older cars I used cheap foam wedges that I would glue together with
contact cement. I tried the same thing with the Escape, except I cut the
wedge to match the angle of the flares. For some reason, I can’t create
a wedge that feels comfortable with the Escape seat.
I have to raise myself up high enough so my lower back does not sink into
the crevice where the backrest lumbar and the seat come together. I am
not overweight (165 lbs). Adjusting the seat does not resolve the problem.
There must be something I can buy for flared bucket seats. If not, I’ll
have to buy more foam wedges and keep experimenting until I make
something that works for me.