Folding Rear Seats (SX4)

The rear seats of your vehicle can be folded forward to provide additional cargo space.

To fold the rear seats forward:

1) Hook the webbing of the outboard lapshoulder


1) Hook the webbing of the outboard lapshoulder belts in the belt hangers.

CAUTION:
• When you move a seatback, make sure the belt webbing is hooked in the seat belt hangers so the seat belts are not caught by the seatback, seat hinge, or seat latch. This helps prevent damage to the belt system.

• Make sure the belt webbing is not twisted.

2) Stow the seat belt buckles of the center


2) Stow the seat belt buckles of the center and right seating position as shown in the illustration.

CAUTION:
When you fold the rear seatback forward, stow the seat belt buckles of the center and right seating position into the seat first. This helps prevent being caught by the seat and being damaged.

3) Lower the adjustable head restraint fully.

4) Pull the release lever on the top of each


4) Pull the release lever on the top of each split seat, and fold the seatbacks forward.

5) Pull the lock release strap (1) rearward


5) Pull the lock release strap (1) rearward to unlatch the seat cushion.

WARNING:
WARNING:
When you unlatch the rear seat cushion, be careful that your face or hands are not injured from the seat popping up.

6) Fold the entire seat forward.


6) Fold the entire seat forward.

7) Push down the adjuster (2) to make the


7) Push down the adjuster (2) to make the strap slack, and then unhook the strap by pushing down the hook (3).

8) Hook the strap (4) to the front seat head


8) Hook the strap (4) to the front seat head restraint as shown in the illustration.

CAUTION:
When securing the folded rear seat with a strap, adjust the strap length so that the rear seat will not move.

WARNING:
WARNING:
Luggage or other cargo should be stowed in the luggage compartment with the rear seat in an upright position, whenever possible. If you need to carry cargo in the passenger compartment with the rear seat back
folded forward, be sure to secure the cargo or it may be thrown about, causing injury. Never pile cargo higher than the seatbacks.

To return the seat to the normal position, follow the procedure below.

1) Unhook the strap from the head


1) Unhook the strap from the head restraint and stow the strap to the back of the seat cushion as shown in the illustration. Make sure to adjust the strap length to avoid any slack or twist.

2) Pull down the seat cushion until it locks


2) Pull down the seat cushion until it locks into place.

WARNING:
WARNING:
When returning the rear seat cushion to the normal position, be careful that your finger is not caught between the lock and the floor.

CAUTION:
• When returning the rear seat cushion to the normal position, make sure that there is nothing around the striker. This prevents the seat cushion from being locked securely.

• When returning the rear seat cushion to the normal position, make sure that there is nothing under the seat cushion. This prevents damage to the seat cushion.

3) Raise the seatback until it locks into


3) Raise the seatback until it locks into place.

After returning the seat, try moving the seat and seatback to make sure they are securely latched.

CAUTION:


CAUTION:
After securing the rear seatback, make sure that it is locked securely. If it is not, you will see red in the release lever.

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