Hyundai Elantra Owners Manual

Rear seat
Safety features of your vehicle / Seats / Rear seat

Headrest

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. The rear seat(s) is equipped with headrests in all the seating positions for

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 to protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjustedWARNING

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.

Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed as severe injury to an occupant may occur in the event of an accident. Headrests may provide protection against severe neck injuries when properly adjusted.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. Adjusting the height up and down

Adjusting the height up and down

To raise the headrest, pull it up (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support and lower the headrest (3).

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. Removal

Removal

To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (1) while pulling upward (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.

Seat warmer (if equipped)

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. The seat warmer is provided to warm the rear seat cushions during cold weather.

The seat warmer is provided to warm the rear seat cushions during cold weather. With the ignition switch in the ON position, push either switch to warm the seat. During mild weather or under conditions where the operation of the seat warmer is not needed, keep the switches in the "OFF" position.

✽ NOTICE

With the seat warmer switch in ON position, the heating system in the seat turns off or on automatically depending on the seat temperature.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. CAUTION

  • When cleaning the seats, do not use an organic solvent such as thinner, benzene, alcohol or gasoline. Doing so may damage the surface of the heater or seats.
  • To prevent overheating the seat warmer, do not place anything on the seats that insulates against heat, such as blankets, cushions or seat covers while the seat warmer is in operation.
  • Do not place heavy or sharp objects on seats equipped with seat warmers. Damage to the seat warming components could occur.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. - Seat warmer burnsWARNING - Seat warmer burns

Passengers should use extreme caution when using seat warmers due to the possibility of excess heating or burns. The seat warmer may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. 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.)

Armrest

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. To use the armrest, pull it forward from the seatback.

To use the armrest, pull it forward from the seatback.

Folding the rear seat

The rear seatbacks can be folded to facilitate carrying long items or to increase the luggage capacity of the vehicle.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. The purpose of the fold-down rear seatbacks is to allow you to carry longer objectsWARNING

The purpose of the fold-down rear seatbacks is to allow you to carry longer objects that could not be accommodated in the cargo area. Never allow passengers sit on top of the folded down seatback while the vehicle is moving. This is not a proper seating position and no seat belts are available for use.

This could result in serious injury or death in case of an accident or sudden stop. Objects carried on the folded down seatback should not extend higher than the top of the front seatbacks. Doing this could allow cargo to slide forward and cause injury or damage during sudden stops.

To fold down the rear seatback:

1. Set the front seatback to the upright position and if necessary, slide the front seat forward.

2.Lower the rear headrests to the lowest position.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. 3. Pull on the seatback folding lever located in the trunk.

3. Pull on the seatback folding lever located in the trunk.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. 4.Fold the seatback toward the front of the vehicle.

4.Fold the seatback toward the front of the vehicle.

5. To use the rear seat, lift and pull the seatback rearward. Pull the seatback firmly until it clicks into place. Make sure the seatback is locked in place. When you return the seatback to its upright position, always be sure it has locked into position by pushing on the top of the seatback.

6. Return the rear seat belt to the proper position.

✽ NOTICE

If you are not able to pull out the seat belt from the retractor, firmly pull the belt out and release it. Then you will be able to pull the belt out smoothly.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. When you return the rear seatback to its upright position after being foldedWARNING

When you return the rear seatback to its upright position after being folded down:

Be careful not to damage the seat belt webbing or buckle. Do not allow the seat belt webbing or buckle to get caught or pinched in the rear seat. Ensure that the seatback is completely locked into its upright position by pushing on the top of the seatback. Otherwise, in an accident or sudden stop, the seat could fold down and allow cargo to enter the passenger compartment, which could result in serious injury or death.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. When folding the rear seatback, insert the buckle in the pocket between the rear CAUTION - Damaging rear seat belt buckles

When folding the rear seatback, 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.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. CAUTION - Rear seat belts

  • When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position, remember to return the rear shoulder belts to their proper position.
  • Routing the seat belt webbing through the rear seat belt guides will help keep the seat belts from being trapped behind or under the seats.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. - CargoWARNING - 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. Do not place objects in the rear seats, since they cannot be properly secured and may hit the front seat occupants in a collision.

Hyundai Elantra: Rear seat. - Cargo loadingWARNING - Cargo loading

Make sure the engine is off, the automatic transaxle is in P (Park) or the manual transaxle is in R (Reverse) or 1st, and the parking brake is securely applied whenever loading or unloading cargo. Failure to take these steps may allow the vehicle to move if the shift lever is inadvertently moved to another position.


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