Folding Rear Seatbacks

The rear seatbacks may be folded to facilitate carrying long items or to increase the luggage capacity of the vehicle.

WARNING:

The purpose of the fold-down rear seatbacks is to allow you to carry longer objects than could otherwise be accommodated.

Never allow passengers to sit on top of the folded down seatback or cargo area while the car is moving as this is not a proper seating position and no seat belts are available for use. This could result in serious injury or death in case of an accident or sudden stop. Objects carried on the folded down seatback should not extend higher than the top of the front seats. This could allow cargo to slide forward and cause injury or damage during sudden stops.

To fold down the seatback :

1. Slide the front seats forward and adjust the front seatbacks to be upright before folding the rear seatbacks down.<. 2. Lower the rear seat headrests to the lowest position.

CAUTION:

o In order to prevent the center shoulder belt from being damaged while folding


o In order to prevent the center shoulder belt from being damaged while folding the rear seat, disconnect the metal tab (A) from the buckle (B). To disconnect the metal tab (A) from the buckle (B) , insert a narrow-ended tool into the groove located on the buckle (B).

o Before folding the seatback, insert the buckle in the pocket. This can prevent


o Before folding the seatback, insert the buckle in the pocket. This can prevent the buckle from being damaged by the seatback.


3. Pull up the seatback folding lever to release the seatback.


3. Pull up the seatback folding lever to release the seatback.

CAUTION:


o Move the rear lap/shoulder belt to the outside so that they don't interfere


o Move the rear lap/shoulder belt to the outside so that they don't interfere with the seatback when folding.


o Move the rear lap/shoulder belt to the side so that it is clear of the seatback


o Move the rear lap/shoulder belt to the side so that it is clear of the seatback when returning to its upright position.

o Place the rear seat belt to the proper position.

4. Fold down the seatback forward.


4. Fold down the seatback forward.

When you return the seatback to its upright position, always be sure it has locked into position by pushing on the top of the seatback.

WARNING:

When you return the rear seatback to its upright position after being folded down: Be careful not to damage the seat belt webbing or buckle. Do not allow the seat belt webbing or buckle to get caught or pinched in the rear seat. Ensure that the seatback is completely locked into its upright position by pushing on the top of the seatback. Otherwise, in an accident or sudden stop, the seat could fold down and allow cargo to enter the passenger compartment, which could result in serious injury or death.

REAR SEAT WARNING

For the safety of all passengers, luggage or other cargo should not be piled


For the safety of all passengers, luggage or other cargo should not be piled higher than the top of the seatback. In addition, do not place objects on the rear shelf as they may move forward during braking or in an accident and strike vehicle passengers.

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