Subaru Forester: Reclining the seatback (if equipped) - Rear seats - Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Reclining the seatback (if equipped)

To prevent the passenger from sliding

To prevent the passenger from sliding under the seatbelt in the event of a collision, always put the seatback in the upright position while the vehicle is in motion. Also, do not place objects such as cushions between the passenger and the seatback. If you do so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will increase, and both can result in serious internal injury or death.

If the vehicle is equipped with a

If the vehicle is equipped with a cargo area cover, observe the following precautions.

- Be careful not to pinch your hand between the headrest and the cargo area cover when you recline the rear seat.

- Move the front cover of the cargo area cover backward so that the cover is not damaged by the reclined seatback. Refer to “Cargo area cover (dealer option)”.

Push the switch and adjust the seatback

Push the switch and adjust the seatback to the desired position.

Then release the switch and make sure the seatback is securely locked into place.

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