Kia Sportage: Seat
DriverвЂ™s seat 1 Seat adjustment, forward / backward 2 Seatback recliner 3 Seat adjustment, height* 4 Seat heater switch* 5 Headrest adjustment Front passenger seat 6 Seat adjustment, forward / backward 7 Seatback recliner 8 Seat heater switch* 9 Headrest adjustment Rear seat 10 Armrest 11 Headrest adjustment 12 Split folding rear seat * if equipped
WARNING - Loose objects Loose objects in the driverвЂ™s foot area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing an accident. Do not place anything under the front seats.
WARNING - Uprighting seat When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return it slowly and be sure there are no other occupants around the seat. If the seatback is returned without being held and controlled, the back of the seat could spring forward resulting in accidental injury to a person struck by the seatback.
WARNING - DriverвЂ™s seat вЂў Never attempt to adjust seat while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing death, serious injury, or property damage. вЂў Do not allow anything to interfere with the normal position of the seatback. Storing items against a seatback or in any other way interfering with proper locking of a seatback could result in serious or fatal injury in a sudden stop or collision. вЂў Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap portion of the safety belt snug and low across the hips. This is the best position to protect you in case of an accident. вЂў In order to avoid unnecessary and perhaps severe airbag injuries, always sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel so that your chest is at least 250 mm (10 inches) away from the steering wheel.
Front seat adjustment Adjusting the seat forward and backward To move the seat forward or backward: 1. Pull the seat slide adjustment lever under the front edge of the seat cushion up and hold it. 2. Slide the seat to the position you desire. 3. Release the lever and make sure the seat is locked in place. Adjust the seat before driving, and make sure the seat is locked securely by trying to move forward and backward without using the control knob. If the seat moves, it is not locked properly.
Adjusting the seatback recliner To recline the seatback: 1. Lean forward slightly and lift up on the seatback recline lever located on the outside of the seat, at the rear. 2. Carefully lean back on the seat and adjust the seatback of the seat to the position you desire. 3. Release the lever and make sure the seatback is locked in place. (The lever MUST return to its original position for the seatback to lock.)
WARNING - Driver responsibility for front seat passenger Riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an accident. If a front seat is reclined during an accident, the occupantвЂ™s hips may slide under the lap portion of the safety belt applying great force to the unprotected abdomen. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result. The driver must advise the front passengers to keep the seatback in a comfortably upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.
Adjusting the height of seat cushion (for driverвЂ™s seat, if equipped) To change the height of the seat cushion, rotate the knob located on the outside of the seat cushion.
Lumbar support (for driverвЂ™s seat, if equipped) You can adjust the lumbar support by moving the lever on the side of the driverвЂ™s seatback. Pivoting the lever toward the front of the vehicle increases the lumbar support. Pivoting the lever toward the rear of the vehicle decreases the lumbar support.
Warming the front seats (if equipped) The front seats can be electrically heated individually when the ignition switch is ON. When you depress the seat warmer switch, a thermostat regulates seat temperature. To deactivate the heating system, depress the switch once again.
NOTICE вЂў The seat warmer will not operate if ambient temperature is above 37В±3В°C (98.5В±5.5В°F). вЂў If the seat warmer doesn't work when the ambient temperature is below 28В±3.5В°C (82.5В±5.5В°F), have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
NOTICE вЂў When cleaning the seats, do not use an organic solvent such as thinner, benzene, alcohol and gasoline. Doing so may damage the surface of the heater or seats. вЂў To prevent overheating the seat warmer, do not place blankets, cushions or seat covers on the seats while the seat warmer is in operation. вЂў Do not place heavy or sharp objects on seats equipped with seat warmers. Damage to the seat warming components could occur.
WARNING - Seat heater burns Passengers should use extreme caution when using seat warmers due to the possibility of excess heating or burns. In particular, the driver must exercise extreme care for the following types of passengers: 1. Infants, children, elderly or handicapped persons, or hospital outpatients 2. Persons with sensitive skin or those that burn easily 3. Fatigued individuals 4. Intoxicated individuals 5. Individuals taking medication that can cause drowsiness or sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold tablets, etc.)
Headrest The driver's and front passenger's seats are equipped with a headrest for the occupant's safety and comfort. The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and front passenger, but also helps protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.
WARNING вЂў For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height of the center of gravity of an occupant's head. Generally, the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the height of the top of their eyes. Also, adjust the headrest as close to your head as possible. For this reason, the use of a cushion that holds the body away from the seatback is not recommended. вЂў Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed. Severe injury to the occupants may occur in the event of an accident. Headrests may provide protection against neck injuries when properly adjusted. вЂў Do not adjust the headrest position of the driverвЂ™s seat while the vehicle is in motion.
Forward and backward adjustment The headrest may be adjusted forward to 3 different positions by pulling the headrest forward to the desired detent. To adjust the headrest to itвЂ™s furthest backward position, pull it fully forward to the farthest position and release it. Adjust the headrest so that it properly supports the head and neck.
Adjusting the height up and down To raise the headrest, pull it up to the desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support and lower the headrest to the desired position (3).
Removal To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (1) while pulling the headrest up (2). To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it to the appropriate height.
WARNING Make sure the headrest locks in position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
Removal To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release lever (➀) while pulling upward (➁).
WARNING - Headrest positioning To reduce the risk of head and neck injuries, each occupant headrest must be properly adjusted. Do not drive the vehicle with the headrest removed or improperly positioned. Do not adjust the driver's headrest while driving, or else loss of control and an accident is possible.
Active headrest (if equipped) The active headrest is designed to move forward and upward during a rear impact. This helps to prevent the driver's and front passengerвЂ™s head from moving backward and thus helps prevent neck injuries.
Seatback pocket (if equipped) A seatback pocket is provided on the back of the front passenger and drivers seatbacks.
WARNING - Seatback pockets Do not put heavy or sharp objects in the seatback pockets. In an accident they could come loose from the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.
Rear seat adjustment Adjusting the seatback recliner To recline the seatback: 1. Pull the lock release lever located on the top of the seatback. 2. Recline the seatback to the desired position. 3. Release the lever and make sure the seatback is locked in place.
CAUTION - Rear seatback locks When reclining the seatback, you should adjust the lock release lever while standing and holding the seatback.
Split folding rear seat The rear seatbacks fold forward to provide additional cargo space and to provide access to the cargo area. вЂў To fold the rear seatback(s) down, pull the lock release lever, then fold the seatback forward and down. вЂў To raise the seatback, lift and push it firmly until it clicks into place. вЂў When you return the seatback to its upright position, reposition the rear safety belts so that they can be used by rear seat passengers.
WARNING No passenger should ride in the cargo area or sit or lie on folded seatbacks while the vehicle is moving. All passengers must be in seats and restrained properly while riding.
To fold the rear seat; 1. Lower the headrest to the lowest position. 2. Pull the lock release lever located on the top of the seatback. 3. Fold the seatback forward and down firmly until it clicks into place.
WARNING - Damaging rear safety buckles When you fold the rear seatback or put luggage on the rear seat cushion, insert the buckle in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion. Doing so can prevent the buckle from being damaged by the rear seatback or luggage.
WARNING - Rear safety belts When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position, remember to return the rear shoulder belts to their proper position. Routing the safety belt webbing through the rear safety belt guides will help keep the belts from being trapped behind or under the seats.
To unfold the rear seat; 1. Pull the lock release lever located on the top of the seatback. 2. Lift and push the seatback backward firmly until it clicks into place. Make sure the seatback is locked in place. 3. Return the rear safety belt to the proper position.
CAUTION - Rear floor Do not remove the floor carpet in your vehicle. Emission control system components in the area of the rear seats cause high exhaust temperatures under the floor.
WARNING - Cargo Cargo should always be secured to prevent it from being thrown about the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to the vehicle occupants. Special care should be taken of objects placed in the rear seats, since those may hit the front seat occupants in a frontal collision.
CAUTION - Cargo loading Make sure the engine is off, the transaxle is in P and the parking brake is applied whenever loading or unloading cargo. Failure to take these steps may allow the vehicle to move if shift lever is inadvertently moved to another position.
Armrest The armrest is located in the center of the rear seat. Pull the armrest down from the seatback.
Headrest The rear seat(s) is equipped with headrests in all the seating positions for the occupant's safety and comfort. The headrest not only provides comfort for passengers, but also helps protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.
WARNING вЂў For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height of the center of gravity of an occupant's head. Generally, the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the height of the top of their eyes. Also adjust the headrest as close to your head as possible. For this reason, the use of a cushion that holds the body away from the seatback is not recommended. вЂў Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed. Severe injury to an occupant may occur in the event of an accident. Headrests may provide protection against severe neck injuries when properly adjusted.
Adjusting the height up and down To raise the headrest, pull it up to the desired position (➀). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (➁) on the headrest support and lower the headrest to the desired position (➂).
Removal To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (➀) while pulling the headrest up (➁). To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (➂) into the holes while pressing the release button (➀). Then adjust it to the appropriate height.
WARNING Make sure the headrest locks in position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
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