Hyundai Santa Fe Owners Manual

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

Forward and backward

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. To move the seat forward or backward:

To move the seat forward or backward:

1. Pull the seat slide adjustment lever 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 lever. If the seat moves, it is not locked properly.

Seatback angle

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. To recline the seatback:

To recline the seatback:

1. Pull up the seatback recline lever.
2. Hold the lever 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.)

Headrest (for rear seat)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. 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.

WARNING - Headrest adjustment

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment.

  • For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height as 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. Severe injury to an occupant may occur in the event of an accident. Headrests may provide protection against severe neck injuries when properly adjusted.
  • Do not adjust the headrest height while the vehicle is in motion.

Adjusting the height up and down

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. To raise the headrest :

To raise the headrest :

1. Pull it up to the desired position (1).

To lower the headrest :

1. Push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support
2. Lower the headrest to the desired position (3).

Removal and installation

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. To remove the headrest :

To remove the headrest :

1. Raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (1) while pulling the headrest up (2).

To reinstall the headrest :

1. Put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1).
2. Adjust it to the appropriate height.

WARNING

  • Make sure the headrest locks in position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
  • After installing the headrest, make sure that it is installed in the right direction. A headrest installed reversely could increase whiplash injury during rear impact.

Armrest

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. To use the armrest, pull it forward from the seatback.

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

Seat warmer (for rear seat)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. The seat warmer is provided to warm the rear seats during cold weather. With

The seat warmer is provided to warm the rear seats during cold weather. With the ignition switch in the ON position, push either of the switches to warm rear seats.

During mild weather or under conditions where the operation of the seat warmer is not needed, keep the switches in the OFF position.

  • Each time you push the button, the temperature setting of the seat is changed as follows :
    Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. The seat warmer defaults to the OFF position whenever the ignition switch
  • The seat warmer defaults to the OFF position whenever the ignition switch is turned on.
  • With the seat warmer switch in the ON position, the heating system in the seat turns off or on automatically depending on the seat temperature.

CAUTION

  • 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.
  • 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.

WARNING - Seat warmer burns

Never allow passengers who may not be able to take care of themselves to be exposed to the risk of seat warmer burns. These include:

1. Infants, children, elderly or disabled 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.)

Folding the rear seat

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

WARNING

  • Never allow passengers to 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.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. To fold down the rear seatback

To fold down the rear seatback

1. Insert the rear seat belt buckle in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion, and insert the rear seat belt webbing in the guide to prevent the seat belt from being damaged.
2. Set the front seatback to the upright position and if necessary, slide the front seat forward.
3. Lower the rear headrests to the lowest position.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. 4. Pull on the seatback folding lever, then fold the seat toward the front of

4. Pull on the seatback folding lever, then fold the seat toward the front of the vehicle. 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.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. 5. To use the rear seat, lift and pull the seatback backward by pulling on the

5. To use the rear seat, lift and pull the seatback backward by pulling on the folding lever. Pull the seatback firmly until it clicks into place. Make sure the seatback is locked in place.
6. Return the rear seat belt to the proper position.

Rear seat folding from outside

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. Pull the rear seat back folding lever out.

Pull the rear seat back folding lever out.

The rear seat back will be folded. If you pull the left side lever (1) out, left side seat back and center seat back will be folded.

If you pull the right side lever (2) out, right side seat back will be folded.

WARNING - Rear seat folding

Do not fold the rear seat. If passengers, pets or luggage are in the rear seats. It may cause injury or damage to passengers, pets, luggage.

To fold down the rear center seatback

Hyundai Santa Fe: Rear seat adjustment. 1. Lower the rear headrests to the lowest position.

1. Lower the rear headrests to the lowest position.
2. Push the center seatback folding lever up, then fold the seat toward the front of the vehicle.

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.

WARNING - Rear center seat folding

The rear center seat back does not fix when it is folded. If you use the rear center seat back folding function to carry long objects, you should secure the long object to prevent it from being thrown about the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to vehicle occupants.

✽ 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.

WARNING

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.

WARNING - Uprighting seat

When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return it slowly. If the seatback is returned without holding it, the back of the seat could spring forward resulting in injury caused by being struck by the seatback.

CAUTION - Rear seat belts

When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position, remember to return the rear shoulder belts to their proper position.

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 of objects should be taken when placing them in the rear seats, since those may hit the front seat occupants in a frontal collision.

WARNING - Cargo loading

Make sure the engine is off, the automatic transaxle is in P (Park) 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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