Lowering the backrests in the rear seat
- 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.
The armrest* for the centre seat must be raised before lowering the seat.
The through-load hatch in the rear seat must be closed before lowering.
Lowering the backrest
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.
Pull up the backrest's locking handle while folding the backrest forward at the same time. The locking handle for the head restraints is pulled up automatically when the backrest is folded. A red indicator on the lock catch shows that the backrest is no longer locked in place.
Raising the backrest
Check that the backrests and head restraints in the rear seat are locked properly after being folded up.
The head restraints of the outer seats must always be raised when there are passengers on any of the rear seats.