Seats

Driver’s seat
Driver’s seat
(1) Seat adjustment, forward / backward (2) Seatback recliner
(3) Seat adjustment, height* (4) Seat heater switch*
(5) Headrest adjustment
Front passenger seat
(6) Seat adjustment, forward / backward (7) Seatback recliner
(8) Seat heater switch*
(9) Headrest adjustment
Rear seat
(10) Split folding rear seat* (11) Armrest*
(12) Headrest adjustment* * ; if equipped

WARNING:

- Loose objects.

Loose objects in the driver’s foot area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing an accident. Do not place anything under the front seats.

WARNING:

- Uprighting seat.

When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return it slowly and be sure there are no other occupants around the seat. If the seatback is returned without being held and controlled, the back of the seat could spring forward resulting in accidental injury to a person struck by the seatback.

WARNING:

- Driver responsibility for passengers.

Riding in a vehicle with the seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an accident. If a seat is reclined during an accident, the occupant’s hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt applying great force to the unprotected abdomen. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result.

The driver must advise the passenger to keep the seatback in an upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.

WARNING:

- Driver’s seat.

• Never attempt to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing death, serious injury, or property damage.

• Do not allow anything to interfere with the normal position of the seatback. Storing items against a seatback or in any other way interfering with proper locking of a seatback could result in serious or fatal injury in a sudden stop or collision.

• Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low across the hips. This is the best position to protect you in case of an accident.

• In order to avoid unnecessary and perhaps severe air bag injuries, always sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel while maintaining comfortable control of the vehicle.We recommend that your chest be at least 250 mm (10 inches) away from the steering wheel.

WARNING:


After adjusting the seat, always check that it is securely locked into place by attempting to move the seat forward or reverse without using the lock release lever.

Sudden or unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause you to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.

Front seat adjustment - manual


Front seat adjustment - manual

Forward and backward

To move the seat forward or backward: 1. Pull the seat slide adjustment lever under the front edge of the seat cushion up and hold it.

2. Slide the seat to the position you desire.

3. Release the lever and make sure the seat is locked in place.

Adjust the seat before driving, and make sure the seat is locked securely by trying to move forward and backward without using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not locked properly.

Seatback angle


Seatback angle

To recline the seatback: 1. Lean forward slightly and lift up on the seatback recline lever located on the outside of the seat at the rear.

2. Carefully lean back on the seat and adjust the seatback of the seat to the position you desire.

3. Release the lever and make sure the seatback is locked in place. (The lever MUST return to its original position for the seatback to lock.)

Seat cushion height (for driver’s seat)


Seat cushion height (for driver’s seat) (if equipped)

To change the height of the seat cushion, push the lever that is located on the outside of the seat cushion upwards or downwards.

• To lower the seat cushion, push down the lever several times.

• To raise the seat cushion, pull up the lever several times.

Headrest


Headrest

The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and front passenger, but also helps to protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.

WARNING:


• For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height of the center of gravity of an occupant's head. Generally, the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the height of the top of their eyes.

Also, adjust the headrest as close to your head as possible. For this reason, the use of a cushion that holds the body away from the seatback is not recommended.

• Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed as severe injury to the occupants may occur in the event of an accident.

Headrests may provide protection against neck injuries when properly adjusted.

• Do not adjust the headrest height while the vehicle is in motion.

Active headrest (if equipped)


Active headrest (if equipped)

The active headrest is designed to move forward and upward during a rear impact.

This helps to prevent the driver's and front passenger’s head from moving backward and thus helps prevent neck injuries.

Forward and backward adjustment


Forward and backward adjustment (if equipped)

The headrest may be adjusted forward to 3 different positions by pulling the headrest forward to the desired detent. To adjust the headrest to it’s furthest backwards position, pull it fully forward to the farthest position and release it. Adjust the headrest so that it properly supports the head and neck.

Adjusting the height up and down


Adjusting the height up and down

To raise the headrest, pull it up to the desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support and lower the headrest to the desired position (3).

Removal


Removal

To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (1) while pulling upward (2).

To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it to the appropriate height.

WARNING:


• Make sure the headrest locks in position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.

• Make sure that all removeable head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle occupants.

Seat warmer (if equipped)


Seat warmer (if equipped)

The seat warmer is provided to warm the front seats during cold weather. With the ignition switch in the ON position, push either of the switches to warm the driver's seat or the front passenger's seat.

During mild weather or under conditions where the operation of the seat warmer is not needed, keep the switches in the "OFF" position.

NOTICE:


With the seat warmer switch in ON position, the heating system in the seat turns off or on automaticall

CAUTION:


• When cleaning the seats, do not use an organic solvent such as thinner, benzene, alcohol and gasoline. Doing so may damage the surface of the heater or seats.

• To prevent overheating the seat warmer, do not place blankets, cushions or seat covers on the seats while the seat warmer is in operation.

• Do not place heavy or sharp objects on seats equipped with seat warmers. Damage to the seat warming components could occur.

WARNING:

- Seat warmer burns.

Passengers should use extreme caution when using seat warmers due to the possibility of excess heating or burns. In particular, the driver must exercise extreme care for the following types of passengers: 1. Infants, children, elderly or handicapped persons, or hospital outpatients 2. Persons with sensitive skin or those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals 5. Individuals taking medication that can cause drowsiness or sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold tablets, etc.)

Seatback pocket (if equipped)


Seatback pocket (if equipped)

The seatback pocket is provided on the back of the front passenger’s and driver’s seatbacks.

WARNING:

- Seatback pockets
Do not put heavy or sharp objects in the seatback pockets. In an accident they could come loose from the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.

Front seat adjustment - power (if equipped)

The front seat can be adjusted by using the control knob located on the outside of the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust the seat to the proper position so as to easily control the steering wheel, pedals and switches on the instrument panel.

WARNING:


The power seat is operable with the ignition OFF.

Therefore, children should never be left unattended in the car.

CAUTION:


• The power seat is driven by an electric motor. Stop operating once the adjustment is completed.

Excessive operation may
damage the electrical equipment.

• When in operation, the power seat consumes a large amount of electrical power. To prevent unnecessary charging system drain, don’t adjust the power seat longer than necessary while the engine is not running.

• Do not operate two or more power seat control knobs at the same time. Doing so may result in power seat motor or electrical component malfunction.

Forward and backward


Forward and backward

Push the control knob forward or backward to move the seat to the desired position. Release the knob once

Seatback angle


Seatback angle

Push the control knob forward or backward to move the seatback to the desired angle. Release the knob once the seat reaches the desired position.

Seat cushion height


Seat cushion height

Pull the front portion of the control knob up to raise or down to lower the front part of the seat cushion. Pull the rear portion of the control knob up to raise or down to lower the rear part of the seat cushion.

Release the knob once the seat reaches the desired position.

Rear seat adjustment


Rear seat adjustment

Headrest

The headrest not only provides comfort for passengers, but also helps to protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.

WARNING:


• For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height of the center of gravity of an occupant's head. Generally, the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the height of the top of their eyes.

Also adjust the headrest as close to your head as possible. For this reason, the use of a cushion that holds the body away from the seatback is not recommended.

• Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed as severe injury to an occupant may occur in the event of an accident.

Headrests may provide protection against severe neck injuries when properly adjusted.

Adjusting the height up and down


Adjusting the height up and down

To raise the headrest, pull it up to the desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support and lower the headrest to the desired position (3).

Removal


Removal

To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (1) while pulling upward (2).

To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it to the appropriate height.

WARNING:


• Make sure the headrest locks in position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.

• Make sure that all removeable head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle occupants.

Armrest (if equipped)


Armrest (if equipped)

To use the armrest, pull it forward from the seatback.

CAUTION:


• Make sure the engine is off, the transaxle is in P and the parking brake is applied whenever loading or unloading cargo. Vehicle may move if shift lever is inadvertently moved to another position.

• Be careful when loading cargo through the rear passenger seats to prevent damage to the vehicle interior.

• When cargo is loaded through the rear passenger seats, ensure the cargo is properly secured to prevent it from moving while driving.

Unsecured cargo in the passenger compartment can cause damage to the vehicle or injury to it’s occupants.

Folding the rear seat (if equipped)

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 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.

1. Slide and upright the front seat to the


1. Slide and upright the front seat to the forward position.

2. Lower the headrest to the lowest position.

3. To retract the rear center seatbelt, insert the key or similar small rigid device into the web release button (B) on the anchor connector. Pull up on the seat belt web (A) and allow the webbing to retract automatically. (if equipped)

4. Open the trunk lid.


4. Open the trunk lid.

5. Pull the lock release lever (1).


6. Fold the seatback forward and down


6. Fold the seatback forward and down firmly.

To unfold the rear seat:


To unfold the rear seat:

1. Lift and push the seatback backward firmly until it clicks into place (1).

2. Return the rear safety belt to the proper position.

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.

CAUTION:

- Rear seat belts.

When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position, remember to return the rear shoulder belts to their proper position.

WARNING:

- Cargo.

Cargo should always be secured to prevent it from being thrown about the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to the vehicle occupants.

Special care should be taken of objects placed in the rear seats, since those may hit the front seat occupants in a frontal collision.

WARNING:

- Cargo loading.

Make sure the engine is off, the transaxle is in P (Park) and the parking brake is applied whenever loading or unloading cargo. Failure to take these steps may allow the vehicle to move if shift lever is inadvertently moved to another position.

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