Hyundai Elantra: Folding the rear seat - Rear seat adjustment - Seat - Safety system of your vehicle - Hyundai Elantra HD 2006Ц2010 Owners ManualHyundai Elantra: Folding the rear seat


The rear seatbacks may be folded to facilitate carrying long items or to increase the luggage capacity of the vehicle.

WARNING 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.

To fold down the rear seatback:

To fold down the rear seatback:

1. Set the front seatback to the upright position and if necessary, slide the front seat forward.
2. Lower the rear headrests to the lowest position.
3. Pull out the seatback locking knob in the trunk, then fold the seat toward the front of the vehicle.

4. For center shoulder belt, insert the belt webbing in the right side rear shoulder

4. For center shoulder belt, insert the belt webbing in the right side rear shoulder belt guide to prevent the belt from being trapped under the seat.
5. When you return the seatback to its upright position, always be sure it has locked into position by pushing on the top of the seatback.

WARNING 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 seaback. 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 CAUTION - Rear seat belts

When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position, remember to return the rear center shoulder belt to its proper position.

WARNING - Cargo 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 WARNING - Cargo loading

Make sure the engine is off, the automatic transaxle is in P or the manual transaxle is in neutral 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.

    Armrest (if equipped)
    To use the armrest, pull it forward from the seatback. CAUTION Make sure the engine is off, the automatic transaxle is in P or the manual transaxle is in neutral and the parking brake i ...