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REAR SEAT SAFETY

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. Failure to observe warnings and cautions 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.

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.

WARNING

Make sure the locking mechanism is fully engaged when the seatback is raised.

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 backward 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. 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.

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. Consult a retailer/authorized repairer if the seatback fails to fully lock.

WARNING

Make sure that the center 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/authorized repairer.