Safety belts only offer protection when the backrest is upright and the belts are properly positioned on the body.
Improperly positioned safety belts or safety belts worn by passengers in an excessively reclined position can cause serious personal injury or death in an accident.
Do not operate the car with the driver or passenger backrests excessively reclined.
Please see the chapter "SEAT POSITION" on page 29.
Seat Adjustment While Driving
The seat may move further than desired if you adjust it when driving. You could lose control of the vehicle.
Do not adjust seats while the vehicle is in motion. The backrest locks must be engaged at all times while the vehicle is in motion.
If persons or animals are in the movement range of the seat during seat adjustment, parts of the body could get trapped or crushed.
Adjust the seat so that no-one is put a risk.
Do not activate the comfort memory button if there is any risk of the seat crushing the occupant.
Cancel automatic adjustment by pressing any of the seat adjustment buttons.
Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, since they may depress the setting buttons and crush themselves or another occupant.
Risk of damage to windshield, sun visor, windstop, etc. when the seat is adjusted or folded back or forward.
Adjust the seat so that the seat backrest is not in contact with any other object.
The driver and front passenger seats provide integrated head restraints in the backrests. The head restraints are not adjustable. The rear seats do not provide head restraints.
Failure to Adjust Head and Backrests
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle's seat until the headrests and backrests are placed in their proper positions so that the risk of neck injuries is minimized in the event of a crash.
Adjust the backrest's inclination such that the headrest is in an upright position.
Driver and passengers should be seated upright and in the center of their seats.
A ergonomically correct sitting position is important for safe and fatigue-free driving. We recommend the following procedure for adjusting the driver's seat to suit individual requirements:
Adjust the seat height to give yourself enough headroom and a good overview of the vehicle.
Adjust the seat in fore-and-aft direction so that your leg is not fully straight and your entire foot is on the pedal when pressing the pedals fully.
Grip the top half of the steering wheel. Set the backrest angle and the steering wheel position so that your arms are almost outstretched.
However, your shoulders must still rest on the backrest.
Adjust the seat fore-and-aft setting if necessary.
Adjusting the seat
Seat Adjustment While Driving
The seat may move further than desired if you attempt to adjust it when driving. You may lose control of the vehicle.
Do not adjust the seat when driving.
If persons or animals are within the range of movement of the seat, they could become trapped or crushed when you adjust the seat.