Toyota RAV4: Stowing third seats (vehicles with third seats) - Rear seats - Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel) - Before driving - Toyota RAV4 Owner's ManualToyota RAV4: Stowing third seats (vehicles with third seats)

■ Before stowing the third seats

Stow the third seat belt buckles.

Stow the third seat belt buckles.

Pass the seat belts through the

Pass the seat belts through the seat belt hangers. This prevents the shoulder belt from being damaged.

3 Lower the head restraint to the lowest position

Pull the seatback lock release

Pull the seatback lock release strap to fold down the seatback. Make sure it is locked securely.

■ Stowing third seats

Pull and hold the seat lock

Pull and hold the seat lock release strap and lift up the seat rearward and then push the seat down.

Push the seat on the front side

Push the seat on the front side against the floor and push the seat on rear side against the floor. Make sure it is locked securely.

■ Returning third seats

Pull the seat lock release strap,

Pull the seat lock release strap, lift the seat up and move the seat forward. Lock the seat into place. Make sure it is locked securely.

Pull the seatback lock release

Pull the seatback lock release strap and raise the seatback. If the seat does not lift up when the seat lock release strap is pulled, lock the seatback again.

CAUTION
■Seat adjustment
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injuries.
●The seat belts provide maximum protection in a frontal or rear collision when the driver and the front passenger are sitting up straight and well back in the seats.
If you recline the seatback more than necessary, the lap belt may slide past your hips and apply restraint forces directly to the abdomen or your neck may contact the shoulder belt.

●Be careful not to get your hands or feet pinched in the seat.
●Do not adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving as the seat may unexpectedly move and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
●Be careful that the seat does not hit a passenger or luggage.
●Do not put objects under the seats.
Otherwise, the objects may interfere with the seat-lock mechanism or unexpectedly push up the seat position adjustment lever and the seat may suddenly move, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
●Adjust both seat cushions to the same position and align all seatbacks at the same angle when a person sits in the rear center position.
Otherwise, the person cannot wear the seat belt properly and this may cause death or serious injuries in a collision.

CAUTION
■When folding second seats
●Stop the vehicle on level ground, set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to P.
●Do not fold the second seatback when passengers sit or luggage is placed on the seat.
●Do not allow passengers to ride on the folded seat or in the luggage compartment while driving.
●Make sure that no passengers or luggage are on the rear seats.
●Make sure the seatback is securely locked by pushing forward and rearward on the top of the seatback.
Failure to do so will prevent the seat belt from operating properly.

■When stowing third seats
●Make sure that no passenger or luggage are on the seats. Then, hold the seat and slowly move it.
Otherwise, people may be injured or luggage may be damaged if the seat hits them.
●Make sure the seat is securely locked by pushing forward and rearward on the top of the seatback or by trying to pull up the edge of the bottom cushion. Failure to do so will prevent the seat belt from operating properly.
●Make sure the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seatback and are arranged in their proper position ready for use.
●Do not stow or return the seats when you are inside the vehicle in order to prevent pinching your hands or feet in the seat.
Be sure to stow and return the seats from outside the vehicle.

CAUTION
■After adjusting a seat
●After adjusting the seat position, try sliding it forward and backward to make sure it is locked in position.
●After adjusting the seatback, push your body adjust the seatback to make sure it is locked in position.
●Make sure the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seatback and are arranged in their proper position and are ready for use.

NOTICE
■Before folding the seats
To prevent damage to the seat belt buckles, stow them before folding the seatback.

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