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Head restraints are designed to support the head, not the back of the neck. The head restraint must be positioned correctly to restrain rearward movement of the head in a collision or sudden stop.


Adjust the head restraint to suit the seat occupant.


While stationary, adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is the same height as the top of the seat occupant's head. An incorrectly adjusted head restraint increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a collision.


Never adjust the head restraints while the vehicle is in motion.


The head restraints can be swivelled forward or backward. For greater protection in the event of a collision, the head restraint should be adjusted, so that it is as close to the back of the seat occupant's head as is possible.


Do not drive or carry passengers with the head restraint removed from an occupied seat. The absence of a correctly adjusted head restraint increases the risk of neck injury in the event of a collision.

Rear head restraint adjustment:

  1. To raise, pull the head restraint upward until it clicks and locks into position.

  2. To lower, press and hold the locking collar, then push down on the head restraint.

The rear head restraints can be removed, if required, e.g., to fit larger child seats.


Two people are required for this operation.

To remove a head restraint:

  1. With the head restraint in the fully raised position, press the release tag* below the stem collar. At the same time, press the button on the other stem collar.

    *To locate the release tag, press down on the seat material in the area shown on the illustration.

  2. A second person is now required to lift out the head restraint.


    Always store a removed head restraint securely. Unsecured objects could be thrown inside the vehicle, striking and injuring occupants.

To refit the head restraint:

Making sure that the head restraint is facing the correct direction. Insert the head restraint stems into the seatback sockets, then push downwards until at least the first click.