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REAR SEAT SAFETY

Make sure you have read and fully understood the following warnings before adjusting the rear seats. Failure to observe cautions and warnings may result in vehicle damage, injury, or DEATH in the event of an accident.

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 manoeuvre.

WARNING

Never allow passengers to travel in the luggage compartment under any circumstances. All vehicle occupants should be seated correctly and 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 manoeuvre.

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.

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.

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.

WARNING

Before folding a rear seat, make sure that the seat is not occupied. Make sure that no other occupant has any part of the body 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.

WARNING

The rear seatback is not fully locked if the red warning indicator on the locking button is still visible. Do not use the rear seat if the red warning indicator is visible. In the event of an accident, serious injury or death may result. Consult a retailer/authorised repairer if the seatback fails to fully lock.

WARNING

Make sure that the centre rear seat belt is correctly refitted to the buckle when the rear seatback is returned to the raised position.

CAUTION

Before folding the rear seats, make sure that all objects have been removed from the seat being folded.

NOTES

Before attempting to perform any repairs on a vehicle, consult a retailer/authorised repairer.