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FOLDING AND RAISING THE REAR SEATS

WARNING

Always make sure that objects carried in the vehicle are secured properly. Unsecured items can cause death or serious injury in the event of an impact or sudden maneuver.

WARNING

Never allow passengers to travel in the luggage compartment under any circumstances. All vehicle occupants should be seated correctly and must wear a seat belt at all times when the vehicle is in motion. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death in the event of a collision.

WARNING

Make sure the locking mechanism is fully engaged when the seatback is raised. An unsecured seatback may not properly support an occupant during a collision or sudden stop, resulting in personal injury.

WARNING

Make sure the seat belts are correctly routed and not trapped behind the seats when raising the rear seatbacks. An incorrectly routed seat belt may not properly restrain an occupant during a collision or sudden stop, resulting in personal injury.

WARNING

Make sure the head restraints are raised to the correct position before the seats are used by a passenger. The head restraint must be positioned correctly to restrain rearward movement of the head in a collision. Failure to do so could result in serious injury in the event of a collision.

WARNING

Always take note of the safety warnings and labels attached to the rear seats. The labels give advice on safely folding and raising the rear seats. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death in the event of a collision.

WARNING

Before folding a rear seat, make sure that the seat is not occupied. Make sure that no other occupant has any body part on the seat cushion. Make sure no one reaches into the area of the seat being folded. Pay particular attention when one seat is already folded. Reaching into this area creates a risk of entrapment and serious injury.

WARNING

Beware of trapping fingers when raising and lowering the rear seatbacks. Reaching into this area creates a risk of entrapment and serious injury.

WARNING

Take care when retrieving items that have fallen down the side, back, front, or underneath the seat. Sharp objects may be present in these areas, which could present a risk of injury. Always stop the vehicle before retrieving items.

CAUTION

Before folding the rear seats, make sure that all objects have been removed from the seat being folded. Failure to remove any objects may damage the seat.

NOTES

Before folding or raising a rear seat, make sure the rear seat belts are fully retracted and positioned against their respective D pillars.

The rear seatbacks can be folded or raised individually.

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To fold a rear seatback:

  1. Pull the release lever on the shoulder of the seatback.

  2. Fold the seatback forward.

The center rear seatback can be released separately. To release the center rear seatback:

  1. Raise the center head restraint to gain access to the release button. See REAR HEAD RESTRAINTS.

  2. Press and hold the release button. Simultaneously fold the center rear seatback forward.

To raise a rear seatback: Manually lift the rear seatback until it locks firmly into the upright position. Return the head restraint to the correct position.

Saloon:

To fold a rear seatback:

  1. Open the trunk. Pull the relevant seat release.

  2. Fold the seatback forward.

Sportbrake:

To fold a rear seatback:

  1. Open the trunk. Pull the relevant seat release.

  2. Fold the seatback forward.