Subaru Forester: Reclining the seatback - Manual seat - Front seats - Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Reclining the seatback

Reclining the seatback
Reclining the seatback

Pull the reclining lever up and adjust the seatback to the desired position. Then release the lever and make sure the seatback is securely locked into place.

The seatback placed in a reclined position can spring back upward with force when the lever is pulled. While operating the lever to return the seatback, hold the seatback lightly so that it may be raised back gradually.

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.

    Forward and backward adjustment
    Forward and backward adjustment Pull the lever upward and slide the seat to the desired position. Then release the lever and move the seat back and forth to make sure that it is securely lock ...

    Seat cushion height adjustment (driver’s seat)
    Seat cushion height adjustment (driver’s seat) 1) When the lever is pushed down, the seat is lowered. 2) When the lever is pulled up, the seat rises. The height of the seat can be adjusted ...

    See also:

    Accessories and Modifications
    Modifying your vehicle, or installing some non-Honda accessories, can make it unsafe. Before you make any modifications or add any accessories, be sure to read the following information. ...

    Wear indicators
    1) New tread 2) Worn tread 3) Tread wear indicator Each tire incorporates a tread wear indicator, which becomes visible when the depth of the tread grooves decreases to 0.063 in (1.6 mm). ...

    Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    (If installed) The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to prevent wheel lock-up during sudden braking or on hazardous road surfaces. The ABS control module monitors the wheel speed and con ...