2020 Defender

REAR 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

Always make sure that objects carried in the vehicle are secured properly. Unsecured items can cause death or serious injury in the event of an impact or sudden manoeuvre.

WARNING

Never allow passengers to travel in the loadspace under any circumstances. All vehicle occupants should be seated correctly and wear a seat belt at all times when the vehicle is in motion.

WARNING

Make sure the locking mechanism is fully engaged when the seatback is raised. An unsecured seatback may not properly support an occupant during a collision or sudden stop.

WARNING

Make sure the seat belts are correctly routed and not trapped behind the seats when raising the rear seatbacks. An incorrectly routed seat belt may not properly restrain an occupant during a collision or sudden stop.

WARNING

Make sure the head restraints are raised to the correct position before the seats are used by a passenger. The head restraint must be positioned correctly to restrain rearward movement of the head in a collision.

WARNING

Always take note of the safety warnings and labels attached to the rear seats. The labels give advice on safely folding and raising the rear seats.

WARNING

Before folding a rear seat, make sure that the seat is not occupied. Make sure that no other occupant has any part of the body on the seat cushion. Make sure no one reaches into the area of the seat being folded. Pay particular attention when one seat is already folded. Reaching into this area creates a risk of entrapment and serious injury.

WARNING

Beware of trapping fingers when raising and lowering the rear seatbacks.

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

Always make sure that objects carried in the vehicle are secured properly. In a collision or sudden stop, unsecured objects could be thrown inside the vehicle, striking and injuring occupants.

WARNING

Never allow passengers to travel in the loadspace under any circumstances. In a collision, people riding in this area are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

CAUTION

Before folding the rear seats, make sure that all objects have been removed from the seat being folded.