Kia Soul: Headrest - Front seat adjustment - manual - Seats - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Headrest

First generation AM (20102013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seats / Front seat adjustment - manual / Headrest

The driver's and front passenger's seats are equipped with a headrest for the

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 protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.

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.

WARNING - Headrest removal/adjustment

  • Do not operate the vehicle with the headrests removed. Headrests can provide critical neck and head support in a crash.
  • Do not adjust the headrest height while the vehicle is in motion. Driver may lose control of the vehicle.

Forward and rearward adjustment

Forward and rearward adjustment

The headrest may be adjusted forward to 4 different positions by pulling the headrest forward to the desired detent. To adjust the headrest to its furthest rearward position, pull it fully forward to the farthest position and release it. Adjust the headrest so that it properly supports the head and neck.

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 and installation

Removal and installation

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

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

Active headrest

Active headrest

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

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