2020 Defender

FOLDING AND RAISING THE SECOND ROW SEATS

WARNING

Make sure that you have read and fully understood the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See REAR SEAT SAFETY.

WARNING

Make sure the locking mechanism is fully engaged when the seatback is raised. During an accident or sudden manoeuvre an unsecured seatback could cause an injury to the seat occupant.

NOTES

Before folding or raising a rear seat, make sure the rear seat belts are fully retracted and positioned against their respective side of the vehicle.

NOTES

Before folding or raising rear seats, make sure any rear fitted screens are not in the movement path of the folding seat. Damage may occur to the seat or the screen as a result of the two colliding.

Folding and raising the second row seats (110 5 seat vehicles only):

The rear seatbacks can be folded flat.

To fold the rear seats flat:

  1. Pull the tab to lift the seat.

  2. Remove all three head restraints. See REAR HEAD RESTRAINT REMOVAL.

    NOTES

    Tilt the head restraints fully forward before removal.

  3. Stow the head restraints under the seats.

  4. Pull the lever to fold down the seat backs flat.

  5. When returning the seats to the raised position make sure to replace the head restraints before use.

Folding and raising the second row seats (All vehicles except 110 5 seat vehicle):

The split-folding rear seatbacks can both be folded to accommodate large loads, or partially folded to accommodate large loads and still retain seating for passengers.

To fold a second row seatback:

  1. Push the button on the side of each head restraint. Fold the head restraints forward.

  2. Depending on the specification of your vehicle:

    For 7 seat vehicles, pull the lever on the top of the seatback upward to release the locking mechanism.

    For 5 seat vehicles, lift the lever on the side of the seat.

  3. Move the seatback forward until it is in the lowered position.

To raise a second row seatback:

  1. Lift the seatback until it firmly locks into the upright position.

  2. Raise the head restraints to the upright, locked position.

NOTES

For 5 seat vehicles, a red indicator is visible beside the release mechanism if either the rear or rear centre seatback is not fully locked into place.

Raising and reclining the second row seats (7 seat vehicle):

To raise a second row seatback:

  1. Lift the lever on the side of the seat.

  2. Raise the seatback into the upright, locked position. Make sure that the seatback firmly locks into the upright position.

  3. Raise the head restraints to the upright, locked position.

To recline the second row seatback: Lift the lever on the side of the seat and push the seatback into the reclined position.

To reset the seatback into the upright position: Lift the lever and pull the seatback forward into the upright position. Make sure the seatback firmly locks into the upright position.

Sliding the second row seats (7 seat vehicle):

The second row seats can be moved forward.

To slide the seat forward:

  1. Pull up on the lever at the front of the seat.

  2. Pull the seat forward into the required position and release the lever.

Third row seat access position:
WARNING

The vehicle must not be driven with the second row seats in the access position. Vehicle motion could cause the seatback to fall forward suddenly, potentially causing injury.

WARNING

Make sure nothing is trapped beneath a seat when returning it from the access position. During an accident or sudden manoeuvre an unsecured seatback could cause an injury to the seat occupant.

WARNING

When the seat and seatback are returned from the access position, make sure the locking mechanisms are fully engaged. Physically test to make sure that the seat and seatback are secure before driving. During an accident or sudden manoeuvre an unsecured seatback could cause an injury to the seat occupant.

To access or exit the third row seats:

  1. Pull the lever on the top of the seatback upward to release the locking mechanism. Move the seatback forward into the tilt position.

  2. Pull the seat into the fully forward position.