Lowering the backrests in the rear seat*

The rear seat's backrest is divided into two parts. The two parts can be folded forward individually.


  • Adjust the seat and fix it before driving away. Take care when adjusting the seat. Uncontrolled or careless adjustment can lead to trapping injuries.
  • When loading long objects, they must always be strapped in securely to avoid injury and damage during sudden braking.
  • Always switch off the engine and apply the parking brake when loading and unloading the car.
  • For cars with automatic gearbox, set the gear selector in P to prevent it from being moved by mistake.


There must be no objects on the rear seat when the backrest is to be folded down. The seat belts must not be connected either. Otherwise there is a risk of damaging the rear seat upholstery.


The seat cushion on the integrated child seat* must be in the lowered position before lowering the rear seat backrest.

The armrest* for the centre seat must be raised before lowering the seat.

If the car has private locking, the tailgate must be closed before lowering the seat.


The front seats may need to be pushed forwards, and/or the backrests adjusted upwards, in order that the rear backrests can be fully folded forward.

Lowering the backrest

P5-1617-S90-Back seat- Buttons for folding seat
Buttons for seat folding, located on the upper section of the rear seat.

To facilitate folding of the rear seat, the car must be stationary and at least one rear door open.

Ensure that there are no occupants or objects in the rear seat.
Lower the centre seat's head restraint manually.
Hold the button depressed. The buttons are located in the parcel shelf on the left-hand side of the car.
The seat is released from the lock but remains in the same position. The head restraints are lowered automatically.
Lower the backrest manually to the horizontal position.

If the car is equipped with rear seat ventilation, the backrests cannot be lowered.

Raising the backrest

Raising the backrest to upright position is carried out manually:
Move the backrest up/down manually.
Press the backrest until the lock engages.
The head restraint is raised manually.
If necessary, raise the centre seat's head restraint.
  1. * Option/accessory.