Toyota Prius Owners Manual

Fold−down rear seat
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS ANDCONTROLS / Occupant restraint systems / Fold−down rear seat

Toyota Prius: Fold−down rear seat. Lower the head restraints to the lowestposition. Push down the lock releasebutton and fold the seatback down.

Lower the head restraints to the lowestposition. Push down the lock releasebutton and fold the seatback down.

Each seatback can be folded separately.

This will enlarge the luggage compartmentas far as the seatbacks. See УCargo andluggageФ on page 344 for precautionswhen loading luggage.

CAUTION

When only rear left seat is foldeddown, rear seat alone can be used.Never sit on the center seat becausethe rear center seat belt cannot befastened correctly when the rear leftseat is folded down.

Toyota Prius: Fold−down rear seat. BEFORE RETURNING REAR SEAT

BEFORE RETURNING REAR SEAT

Make sure the shoulder belt passthrough the guide when returning theseatback up.

If the shoulder belt on the rear right seatis off the guide, the air vent for coolingthe hybrid battery may be blocked by thebelt. If the hybrid battery cannot becooled, the output performance is limited,reducing the driving performance.

CAUTION

When returning the seatback to theupright position, observe the followingprecautions in order to preventdeath or serious injury in a collisionor sudden stop:

  • Make sure seatback is securelylocked by pushing forward and rearwardon the top of the seatback.Failure to do so will prevent theseat belt from operating properly.
  • Make sure the seat belts are nottwisted or caught in the seatbackand are arranged in the properposition and are ready to use.


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