Seat

Driver’s seat
Driver’s seat
(1) Seat adjustment, forward / backward (2) Seatback recliner
(3) Seat height adjustment (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. Loose objects might interfere with the seat slide mechanism. Do not place anything under the front seats.

WARNING
• Children should never be left unattended in the car.

• In order to avoid unnecessary air bag injuries including the possibility of severe injury or death, always sit as far back as possible by moving the seat far back, while still maintaining good vehicle control. Serious injury or death may be caused due to the deployment of the passenger’s air bag.

WARNING - Driver’s seat • Never attempt to adjust 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 safety belt, or lap belt, snug and low across the hips.

This position puts your safety belts in the best position to protect you in case of an accident.

• In order to avoid unnecessary air bag injuries including the possibility of severe injury or death, always sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel so that your chest is away at least 10 inches (250 mm) away from the steering wheel.

Front seat adjustment


Front seat adjustment Adjusting the seat 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 desired position.

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 control knob. If the seat moves, it is not locked properly.

Adjusting height of the driver’s seat


Adjusting height of the driver’s seat cushion
To change the height of the seat cushion, rotate the knob located on the outside of the seat cushion.

Adjusting the seatback recliner


Adjusting the seatback recliner 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 to the desired position.

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.)

WARNING - Driver responsibility for front seat passenger Driving or riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an accident.

If a front seat is reclined during an accident, the occupant’s hips may slide under the lap portion of the safety belt applying great force to the unprotected abdomen or neck. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result. Keep the seatbacks in a comfortably upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.

Warming the front seat (if equipped)


Warming the front seat (if equipped) The front seats can be electrically heated individually when the ignition switch is ON.

When you depress the seat warmer switch, a thermostat regulates seat temperature.

To deactivate the heating system, depress the switch once again.

NOTICE
• The seat warmer may not operate if ambient temperature is warm enough.

• If the seat warmer doesn't work when the ambient temperature is below 24°C (75°F), have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

• 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
Passengers should use extreme caution when using seat warmers due to the possibility of excess heating or burns. In particular, the following types of passengers should exercise extreme care: 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.)

Headrest


Headrest
The driver's and front passenger's seats are equipped with a headrest for the occupant's safety and comfort.

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 position of the driver’s seat while the vehicle is in motion.

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.

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? heads from moving backward and thus helps prevent neck injuries.

Armrest (if equipped)


Armrest (if equipped) To use the armrest, pull it forward from the seatback.

Rear seat
Split folding rear seat (if equipped) The rear seatbacks fold forward to provide additional cargo space and to provide access to the cargo area.

• To fold the rear seatback(s) down, pull the lock release lever, then fold the seatback forward and down.

• To raise the seatback, lift and push it firmly until it clicks into place.

If the seatback is locked into its upright position, red mark of knob becomes invisible.

• When you return the seatback to its upright position, reposition the rear safety belts so that they can be used by rear seat passengers.

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.

(4Door, if equipped)

4. Pull the lock release lever (1).


4. Pull the lock release lever (1).

If the seatback is unlocked, red mark (a) of knob becomes visible (if equipped).


5. Move the rear lap/shoulder belt to the


5. Move the rear lap/shoulder belt to the outside (2) so that they don’t interfere with the seatback when lowering (3).

6. Fold the seatback forward and down firmly (4).

NOTICE - Damaging rear safety


NOTICE - Damaging rear safety buckles
When you fold the rear seatback or put luggage on the rear seat cushion, insert the buckle in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion. Doing so can prevent the buckle from being damaged by the rear seatback or luggage.

NOTICE - Rear safety belts


NOTICE - Rear safety belts Routing the safety belt webbing through the rear safety belt guides will help keep the belts from being trapped behind or under the seats. When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position, remember to return the rear shoulder belts to their proper position.

To unfold the rear seat:


To unfold the rear seat: 1. Move the rear lap/shoulder belt (1, if equipped) to the side so that it is clear of the seatback.

2. Lift and push the seatback backward firmly until it clicks into place (2).

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

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

• Do not remove the floor carpet in your vehicle. Emission control system components cause high exhaust temperatures under the floor.

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.

NOTICE
If the seat belt is locked during the seatback folding, pull out and retract the seat belt to release it.

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.

Armrest (if equipped)


Armrest (if equipped) The armrest is located in the center of the rear seat. Pull the armrest down from the seatback.

Headrest


Headrest
The rear seat(s) is equipped with headrests in all the seating positions for the occupant's safety and comfort.

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 (if equipped)
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 (if equipped)


Removal (if equipped) 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 protects the occupants.

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