Hyundai Elantra: Head Restraints - Seats - Seats & Safety SystemHyundai Elantra: Head Restraints

The vehicle’s front and rear seats have adjustable head restraints. The head restraints provide comfort for passengers, but more importantly they are designed to help protect passengers from whiplash and other neck and spinal injuries during an accident, especially in a rear impact collision.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of serious injury or death in an accident, take the following precautions when adjusting your head restraints:

  • Always properly adjust the head restraints for all passengers BEFORE starting the vehicle.
  • NEVER let anyone ride in a seat with the head restraints removed or reversed.

  • Adjust the head restraints so the middle of the head restraint is at the same height as the height of the top of the eyes.
  • NEVER adjust the head restraint position of the driver’s seat when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Adjust the head restraint as close to the passenger’s head as possible. Do not use a seat cushion that holds the body away from the seatback.
  • Make sure the head restraint locks into position after adjusting it.

NOTICE

To prevent damage, NEVER hit or pull on the head restraints.

CAUTION

When there are no occupants in the rear seats, adjust the height of the head restraint to the lowest position. The rear seat head restraint can reduce the visibility of the rear area.

Rear Seats
Folding the rear seat The rear seatbacks can be folded to facilitate carrying long items or to increase the luggage capacity of the vehicle. WARNING Never allow passengers to sit on top of the ...

Front seat head restraints
Both the driver’s and passenger’s front seat are equipped with adjustable head restraints for the safety and comfort. Adjusting the height up and down To raise the head restraint: 1. Pull it u ...