Third Row Seats

Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or pushedWARNING
Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or pushed forward in the entry position, could cause injury in a sudden stop or crash.

Be sure to return the seat to the passenger seating position. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place.

Folding the Seatback

Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position before folding a rear seat.

To fold the third row seatback:

1. Remove anything on or under the seat.

2. Disconnect the rear safety belt mini-latch using a key in the slot on the

2. Disconnect the rear safety belt mini-latch using a key in the slot on the mini-buckle, and let the belt retract into the headliner.

Stow the mini-latch in the holder in the headliner.

3. Pull up on the release lever on the back of the seat.

3. Pull up on the release lever on the back of the seat.
4. Push the seatback forward to lay flat.

Returning the Seat to the Seating Position

To return the seatback to the seating position:

1. From the rear of the vehicle, raise the seatback to the upright position using the pullstrap on the back of the third row seat, or lift the seatback and push it into place from inside the vehicle.

If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash.WARNING
If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there.

Always push and pull on the seatbacks to be sure they are locked.

2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked in place.

A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted willWARNING
A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash.

The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted.

3. Reconnect the center safety belt mini-latch to the mini-buckle.

Do not let it twist.

4. Pull on the safety belt to be sure the mini-latch is secure.

Removing the Third Row Seats

To remove a third row seat:

1. Remove the cargo management system, if available and installed.

See Cargo Management System .

2. Remove anything on or under the seat.

Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position before folding a rear seat.

3. Fold the seatback down.

See “Folding the Seatback” earlier in this section.

4. Remove the rear bolts on the floor on each side of the seat.
5. Remove the seat by tilting it slightly upward, and then pulling it out of the rear of the vehicle in one motion.
6. Replace the bolts in the floor holes for storage.

Installing the Third Row Seats

To reinstall a third row seat:

1. Before installing the seat the seatback must be folded forward. See “Folding the Seatback” earlier in this section.

The seats must be placed in the proper locations to attach correctly. The wider seat must be installed on the driver side and the narrower seat on the passenger side. Remove the bolts from the holes in the floor before installing the seats.

2. Place the seat on the vehicle floor so that the front seat hooks are on the vehicle bars.
3. Reinstall the bolts, and torque to 55Y(41 lb ft). Pull up on the seat to make sure it is locked in place.
4. Raise the seatback to the upright position. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked into place.
5. Reconnect the center safety belt mini-latch to the mini-buckle.

Do not let it twist.

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