2020 Defender

FRONT SEAT SAFETY

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using the features in this section. Failure to observe warnings and cautions may result in vehicle damage, injury, or DEATH in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Never adjust the driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. Any sudden or unexpected movement of the seat could cause a loss of vehicle control, resulting in an accident or personal injury.

WARNING

Take care when retrieving items that have fallen down the side, back, front or underneath the seat. Sharp objects may be present in these areas, which could present a risk of injury. Always stop the vehicle before retrieving items.

WARNING

Riding with a reclined seatback increases the chance of serious or fatal injuries in the event of a collision or sudden stop. Reclining the seat greatly reduces the protection of the restraint system, i.e., the seat belts and airbags. Seat belts must be snug against the hips and chest to work properly. The more the seatback is reclined, the greater the chance of an occupant’s hips sliding under the lap section of the seat belt. The occupant’s neck could also strike the shoulder belt. Drivers and passengers should always sit well back in the seat, be properly belted, and have the seatbacks in an upright position.

WARNING

Make sure that the area immediately surrounding the seat is clear of obstructions before activating the seat memory function. All occupants should be clear of moving parts to avoid personal injury.

WARNING

Make sure to keep any part of the body away from moving components. Failure to do so could potentially result in serious injury or death in the event of a sudden stop or collision.

WARNING

After using the rear seat access function of front seats, make sure that the seatback is returned and locked into its previous position before entering the vehicle.

WARNING

The vehicle must not be driven with the front seats in the access position. Motion of the vehicle could cause the seatback to fall or slide forward suddenly, potentially causing injury or death.

WARNING

When returning the seat from the access position, make sure the area underneath is clear from obstructions that may prevent the seat from locking securely. Unsecured items can cause death or serious injury in the event of an impact or sudden manoeuvre.

WARNING

Make sure that when the seatback and seat are returned to the pre-access position, the locking mechanisms are fully engaged. Physically test to make sure that the seat and seatback are secure before driving. An unsecured seat may not properly support an occupant during a collision or sudden stop.

CAUTION

If seat movement stops unexpectedly during adjustment, check for, and remove, any obstructions. An obstruction may cause damage to the seat mechanism.

NOTES

If no obstructions can be seen, but normal adjustment cannot be carried out without stalling, contact a retailer/authorised repairer.