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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Folding the backrest of the rear seat bench forward and back into place

Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual / Before driving / Transporting / Luggage compartment / Folding the backrest of the rear seat bench forward and back into place

Fig. 95 Folding the rear seat up and down.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

The rear backrest is divided into 2 sections. Each section of the rear seat backrest can be folded down individually to increase the luggage space.

Folding the rear seat backrest forward

  • Push the head restraint all the way down ⇒ Adjusting the seating position .
  • Push the rear seat all the way back ⇒ Adjusting rear seat .
  • Pull the pull strap forward while folding the rear backrest forward.
  • If the rear backrest is folded down, no one, including children, may ride on the rear seat.

Folding the rear backrest back into place

  • Fold the rear backrest back until it engages securely ⇒ .
  • The rear backrest must be securely latched into place for the safety belts on the rear seats to provide optimal protection.

Warning

Improper folding and improper latching of the rear seat backrest can cause serious personal injury.
  • Always make sure there are no people or animals in the area around the rear seat backrest when folding it forward.
  • Never fold the rear seat backrest up or down while the vehicle is moving.
  • When folding the rear seat backrest back up, make sure that the safety belt does not get caught or damaged.
  • Keep hands, fingers, feet and other body parts out of the away when folding the rear seat backrest up and down.
  • Each rear seat backrest must be securely latched into place in the upright position so that the safety belts on the rear seats can provide protection. This is particularly the case for the middle seat on the rear bench.
  • If a seat is used with an unsecured backrest, the passenger will move forward together with the rear seat backrest during sudden braking, driving maneuvers, or a collision.
  • No one, including children, may ride on the rear seats if the rear seat backrest is folded down or not correctly latched.

Note

Before folding the rear seat backrest forward, adjust the front seats so that the rear seat's head restraint or backrest cushion will not touch the front seats.

Note

Items in the luggage compartment could be damaged or cause damage when the rear seat is adjusted in the fore and aft direction.

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