Hyundai Sonata: Front seat - Seats - Safety features of your vehicle - Hyundai Sonata YF 2011-2018 Owner's ManualHyundai Sonata: Front seat

Manual adjustment

Manual adjustment

Forward and rearward

To move the seat forward or rearward:

1. Pull the seat slide adjustment lever up and hold it.
2. Slide the seat to the position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the seat is locked in place.

Adjust the seat before driving, and make sure the seat is locked securely by trying to move forward and rearward without using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not locked properly.

Seatback angle

Seatback angle

To recline the seatback:

1. Lean forward slightly and lift up the seatback recline lever.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat and adjust the seatback of the seat to the position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the seatback is locked in place. (The lever MUST return to its original position for the seatback to lock.)

Seat cushion height (for drivers seat)

Seat cushion height (for drivers seat)

To change the height of the seat cushion, push the lever upwards or downwards.

  • To lower the seat cushion, push the lever down several times.
  • To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever up several times.

Power adjustment

The front seat can be adjusted by using the control switch located on the outside of the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust the seat to the proper position so as to easily control the steering wheel, pedals and switches on the instrument panel.

WARNING

The power seat is operable with the ignition OFF.
Therefore, children should never be left unattended in the vehicle.

CAUTION

  • The power seat is driven by an electric motor. Stop operating once the adjustment is completed. Excessive operation may damage the electrical equipment.
  • When in operation, the power seat consumes a large amount of electrical power. To prevent unnecessary charging system drain, do not adjust the power seat longer than necessary while the engine is not running.
  • Do not operate two or more power seat control switches at the same time. Doing so may result in power seat motor or electrical component malfunction.

Forward and rearward

Forward and rearward

Push the control switch forward or rearward to move the seat to the desired position. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.

Seat cushion height (for drivers seat)

Seat cushion height (for drivers seat)

Pull the front portion of the control switch up to raise or push down to lower the front part of the seat cushion. Pull the rear portion of the control switch up to raise or push down to lower the rear part of the seat cushion. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.

Seatback angle (if equipped)

Seatback angle (if equipped)

Push the upper part of the switch forward or rearward to move the seatback to the desired angle. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.

Lumbar support (for drivers seat)

The lumbar support can be adjusted by pressing the lumbar support switch on the

The lumbar support can be adjusted by pressing the lumbar support switch on the side of the drivers seat. Press the front portion of the switch to increase support, or the rear portion of the switch, to decrease support.

Headrest

Headrest

The driver's and front passenger's seats are equipped with a headrest for the occupant's safety and comfort.

The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and front passenger, but also helps to protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.

WARNING

  • For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident, the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height of the center of gravity of an occupant's head. Generally, the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the height of the top of their eyes. Also, adjust the headrest as close to your head as possible. For this reason, the use of a cushion that holds the body away from the seatback is not recommended.
  • Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed as severe injury to the occupants may occur in the event of an accident. Headrests may provide protection against neck injuries when properly adjusted.
  • Do not adjust the headrest position of the driver's seat while the vehicle is in motion.

Adjusting the height up and down

Adjusting the height up and down

To raise the headrest, pull it up to the desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support and lower the headrest to the desired position (3).

Removal

Removal

To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the release button (1) while pulling upward (2).

To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it to the appropriate height.

WARNING

Make sure the headrest locks in position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.

Active headrest (if equipped)

Active headrest (if equipped)

The active headrest is designed to move forward and upward during a rear impact. This helps to prevent the driver's and front passengers head from moving rearward and thus helps prevent neck injuries.

WARNING

A gap between the seat and the headrest release button may appear when seating on the seat or when you push or pull the seat. Be careful not to get your finger, etc. caught in the gap.

Seat warmer (if equipped)

Seat warmer (if equipped)

The seat warmer is provided to warm the front seats during cold weather. With the ignition switch in the ON position, push either of the switches to warm the driver's seat or the front passenger's seat.

During mild weather or under conditions where the operation of the seat warmer is not needed, keep the switches in the "OFF" position.

The temperature setting of the seat is changed as follows :

✽ NOTICE

✽ NOTICE

With the seat warmer switch in the LO or HI position, the heating system in the seat turns on or off automatically depending on the seat temperature.

CAUTION

  • When cleaning the seats, do not use an organic solvent such as thinner, benzene, alcohol and gasoline. Doing so may damage the surface of the heater or seats.
  • To prevent overheating the seat warmer, do not place anything on the seats that insulates against heat, such as blankets, cushions or seat covers on the seats while the seat warmer is in operation.
  • Do not place heavy or sharp objects on seats equipped with seat warmers. Damage to the seat warming components could occur.

WARNING - Seat warmer burns

Passengers should use extreme caution when using seat warmers due to the possibility of excess heating or burns. The occupants must be able to feel if the seat is becoming too warm and to turn the seat warmer off. The seat warmer may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. In particular, the driver must exercise extreme care for the following types of passengers:

1. Infants, children, elderly or disabled persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication that can cause drowsiness or sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold tablets, etc.)

Seatback pocket

Seatback pocket

The seatback pocket is provided on the back of the front passengers and drivers seatbacks.

WARNING - Seatback pockets

Do not put heavy or sharp objects in the seatback pockets. In an accident they could come loose from the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.

WARNING

For proper operation of the occupant classification system:

  • Do not place any items cumulatively weighing over 2.2 lbs (1 kg) in the seatback pocket or on the seat.
  • Do not hang onto the front passenger seat.
    Seats
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