Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Fold−down rear seat
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 “Cargo andluggage” on page 344 for precautionswhen loading luggage.
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.
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.
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.