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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Folding the front passenger backrest forward

Fig. 53 Folding the front passenger backrest forward.

Fig. 54 Unlocking the foldable front passenger backrest.

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

The front passenger backrest can be folded forward and locked in a horizontal position.

If objects are transported on the front passenger seat while it is folded down, make sure that the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF light is on and stays on whenever the ignition is switched on ⇒ Airbag system .

Folding the front passenger backrest forward

  • Remove objects from the front passenger seat ⇒ .
  • Move the front passenger seat to the lowest position ⇒ Adjusting the seating position .
  • Push the head restraint all the way down ⇒ Adjusting the seating position .
  • Unlock the front passenger backrest in the direction of the arrow ⇒ Fig. 53① .
  • Fold the front passenger backrest forward into the horizontal position in the direction of the arrow ⇒ Fig. 53② .
  • The front passenger backrest must be securely latched in the folded down position.

Folding the front passenger backrest into place

  • Make sure that nobody is near the hinges when folding the backrest back into place.
  • Unlock the front passenger backrest to fold it back ⇒ Fig. 54 .
  • Fold the front passenger backrest into the upright position.
  • The front passenger backrest must be securely latched in the upright position.

Warning

Improper folding and improper latching of the front passenger backrest can cause serious personal injury.
  • Never fold the front passenger backrest forward or back when the vehicle is moving.
  • Always make sure that the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF light is on and stays on whenever the backrest of the front passenger seat is folded forward.
  • Always keep hands, fingers, feet and other body parts out of the way of the seat hinges and the seat locking mechanism when folding the backrest forward and back.
  • Floor mats and other objects can get caught in the front passenger backrest hinges. This can cause the front passenger backrest to incorrectly latch when folded back into the upright position.
  • When folded back into place, the front passenger backrest must be securely latched in the upright position. An improperly latched front passenger backrest can suddenly move and cause serious personal injury.

Warning

Open seat mountings and hinges of the folded front passenger backrest can cause severe injuries in the event of a braking maneuver or accident.
  • Do not let passengers or children occupy the front passenger seat when the front passenger backrest is folded forward.
  • When the front passenger backrest is folded down, only the outer seat of the rear bench behind the driver seat can be occupied. This also applies to children in child safety seats.
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