2020 Defender

FOLDING AND RAISING THE THIRD 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

The head restraint must always be raised when using the third row seats. The head restraint must be positioned correctly to restrain rearward movement of the head in a collision or sudden stop.

WARNING

Do not allow passengers to travel in the third row seats when the second row seats are in the folded or third row access position.

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

Beware of trapping fingers when raising and lowering a third row seat. Failure to do so creates a risk of entrapment and serious 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.

CAUTION

The seat is heavy, so care should be taken when raising the seat.

To raise a third row seat:

  1. Make sure the second row seats are not fully reclined. See FOLDING AND RAISING THE SECOND ROW SEATS.

  2. From inside the loadspace, pull the strap on the rear of the seatback. Lift the seat into the raised position.

  3. From inside the passenger compartment, lift the head restraint, until it locks in the upright position.

CAUTION

The seat is heavy, so care should be taken when lowering the seat.

To fold a third row seat:

  1. From inside the loadspace, pull the strap on the rear of the seat to release the head restraint locking mechanism. Fold the head restraint forward.

  2. Pull the strap to release the seat locking mechanism. Fold the seat forward.