Adjusting the rear seat head restraints

Adjust the center head restraint in the rear seat to the seat occupant's height. Fold down the outboard head restraints* to improve rear visibility.

Adjusting the center seat head restraint

P5-1507- Fold up headrest

The center head restraint should be adjusted to suit the passenger's height. The entire back of the head should be covered if possible. Manually move the restraint up or down as needed.

P6-1817-XC40-Rear seat-Adjust headrest center

To lower the restraint, push and hold the button (see illustration) while carefully lowering the head restraint.


The center seat head restraint must be in its lowest position when the seat is not occupied. When the center seat is occupied, the head restraint must be correctly adjusted to the passenger's height, covering the entire back of the head if possible.

Folding the rear seat outboard head restraints using the center display*

The outer head restraints can be folded via the center display's function view. The head restraint can be folded down when the vehicle is in ignition mode 0.

P6-1817-XC40-Folding outer headrests rear seat
P5-1507-Headrest fold button

Tap the Headrest Fold button to activate/deactivate folding.

Manually push the head restraint until it clicks into position.


Do not lower the head restraint if there are passengers in any of the rear seats.


The head restraint must be locked in the upright position after it has been folded up.
  1. * Option/accessory.