Front Seats

Adjust the driver's seat as far back as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright, well back in the seat and be able to adequately press the pedals without leaning forward, and grip the steering wheel comfortably. The passenger's seat should be adjusted in a similar manner, so that it is as far back from the front airbag in the dashboard as possible.
Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate.

Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible while maintaining control of the vehicle.
In addition to the seat adjustment, you can adjust the steering wheel up and down, in and out*. Allow at least 25 cm between the centre of the steering wheel and the chest.

Always make seat adjustments before driving.

Adjusting the Seat Positions

Adjusting the front seat

Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and forth to make sure it is locked in position.

Adjusting the Seat-Backs

Adjust the driver's seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the centre of the steering wheel.

The front seat passenger should also adjust their seat-back to a comfortable, upright position.

Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant's chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury.

Reclining the seat-back too far can result in serious injury or death in a crash.

Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat.
Do not put a cushion, or other object, between the seat-back and your back.

Doing so may interfere with proper seat belt or airbag operation.

If you cannot get far enough away from the steering wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend that you investigate whether some type of adaptive equipment may help.

Reclining the Front Seats*

Reclining the seat-backs on the front seats until they are level with the rear seat cushions provides a large cushioned area that can (and should only) be used when the vehicle is safely parked.

  1. Remove the front head restraints while pushing the release button.
    • Store the head restraints in the luggage area.
  2. Adjust the front seats forward as far as possible.
  3. While pulling the seat-back angle adjustment lever, pivot the seat-back backward until it is level with the rear seat cushion.
  4. Move the front seat backward until it touches the rear seat.
  5. Unlatch the detachable anchor from the anchor buckle, and store the rear centre seat belt.
  6. Adjust the rear seat-back to the desired position.
To return the front seats and rear centre seat belt to their original positions, reverse this procedure.
When you return a seat-back to its upright position, hold the seat-back to keep it from going up too quickly.
Both front seats must be returned to their normal upright position, and the head restraints reinstalled and properly adjusted before driving.

* Not available on all models