Kia Sorento: Seatback pocket - Seats - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Seatback pocket

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seats / Seatback pocket

The seatback pocket is provided on the back of the front passengers and drivers


The seatback pocket is provided on the back of the front passengers 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

Forward and backward (2nd row seat)

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 (2nd row seat)

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.)

Walk-in seat (2nd row seat, if equipped)

To get in or out of the 3rd row seat,


To get in or out of the 3rd row seat,

1. Route the seat belt webbing through the rear seat belt guide clip.

After inserting the seat belt, tighten the belt webbing by pulling it up.

2. Pull up the walk-in lever (1) on the 2nd row seatback.

3. Fold the 2nd row seatback and push the seat to the farthest forward position.


3. Fold the 2nd row seatback and push the seat to the farthest forward position.

After getting in or out, slide the 2nd row seat to the farthest rearward position and pull the seatback firmly backward until it clicks into place. Make sure that the seat is locked in place.

WARNING

Never attempt to adjust the 2nd row seat while the vehicle is moving or the seat is occupied as the seat may suddenly move and cause the passenger on the seat to be injured.

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

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 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. This could allow cargo to slide forward and cause injury or damage during sudden stops.

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.

4.Pull on the seatback folding lever or strap, then fold the seat toward the


4.Pull on the seatback folding lever or strap, 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.

5.To use the rear seat, lift and pull the seatback backward by pulling on the folding lever or strap.

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.

To fold down the rear center seatback (for 2nd row seat)

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 - 2nd row center seat folding


WARNING - Up righting 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 - Damaging rear seat belt buckles

When you fold the rear (2nd and/or 3rd row) 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

CAUTION - Rear seat belts

When returning the rear (2nd and/or 3rd row) 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 belts from being trapped behind or under the seats.

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. Do not place objects in the rear (2nd and/or 3rd row) seats, since they cannot be properly secured and may hit the front seat occupants in a collision.

WARNING - 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.

WARNING - 3rd row seat


WARNING - 3rd row seat

3rd row occupants should always remain in the center of the seat cushion so the occupants head is protected by the headrest. If not, the tailgate may hit the occupant's head, which could cause injury.

Rear seat warmer (if equipped)

The seat warmer is provided to warm the rear seats during cold weather.


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.

The seat warmer defaults to the OFF position whenever the ignition switch is turned on.

✽ 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.

CAUTION

WARNING - 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:

Headrest

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

WARNING - Headrest adjustment


Adjusting the height up and down (for 2nd row seats)

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 (for 2nd row seats)

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

3rd row headrest (if equipped)

The headrest will fold down automatically when the seatback folding.


The headrest will fold down automatically when the seatback folding.

Always be sure the headrest has locked into position after you return the seatback.

Armrest (2nd row seat)

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


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

Seat warmer (if equipped)
The seat warmer is provided to warm the front seats during cold weather. With the ignition switch in the ON position, push either of the switches to warm the driver's seat or the front passeng ...

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