Kia Soul: Seats - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner ManualKia Soul: Seats

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seats

Front seat

Front seat

(1) Forward and backward
(2) Seatback angle
(3) Seat cushion height (Drivers seat)
(4) Lumbar support (Drivers seat)
(5) Headrest

Rear seats

(6) Seatback folding
(7) Headrest

WARNING - Loose objects

Loose objects in the drivers foot area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing an accident. Do not place anything under the front seats.

WARNING - Uprighting seat

When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return it slowly and be sure there are no other passengers around the seat. If the seatback is returned without being held and controlled, the back of the seat could spring forward resulting in accidental injury to a person struck by the seatback.

WARNING - Driver responsibility for front seat passenger

Riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an accident. If a front seat is reclined during an accident, the occupants hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt, applying great force to the unprotected abdomen. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result.The driver must advise the front passenger to keep the seatback in an upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.

WARNING

Do not use a cushion that reduces friction between the seat and the passenger. The passenger's hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt during an accident or a sudden stop. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result because the seat belt cannot operate normally.

WARNING - Drivers seat

  • Never attempt to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing death, serious injury, or property damage.
  • Do not allow anything to interfere with the normal position of the seatback. Storing items against a seatback or in any other way interfering with proper locking of a seatback could result in serious or fatal injury in a sudden stop or collision.
  • Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low across the hips. This is the best position to protect you in case of an accident.
  • In order to avoid unnecessary and perhaps severe air bag injuries, always sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel while maintaining comfortable control of the vehicle. We recommend that your chest be at least 10 inches (25 cm) away from the steering wheel.

WARNING - Rear seatbacks

  • The rear seatback must be securely latched. If not, passengers and objects could be thrown forward resulting in serious injury or death in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
  • Luggage and other cargo should be laid flat in the cargo area. If objects are large, heavy, or must be piled, they must be secured. Under no circumstances should cargo be piled higher than the seatbacks. Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious injury or death in the event of a sudden stop, collision or rollover.
  • No passenger should ride in the cargo area or sit or lie on folded seatbacks while the vehicle is moving. All passengers must be properly seated in seats and restrained properly while riding.
  • When resetting the seatback to the upright position, make sure it is securely latched by pushing it forward and backwards. To avoid the possibility of burns, do not remove the carpet in the cargo area. Emission control devices beneath this floor generate high temperatures.

WARNING

After adjusting the seat, always check that it is securely locked into place by attempting to move the seat forward or backward without using the lock release lever. Sudden or unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause you to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.

WARNING - Damaged seats

If your vehicle has been in an accident, have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING

  • Do not adjust the seat while wearing seat belts. Moving the seat cushion forward may cause strong pressure on the abdomen.
  • Use extreme caution so that hands or other objects are not caught in the seat mechanisms while the seat is moving.
  • Do not put a cigarette lighter on the floor or seat. When you operate the seat, gas may gush out of the lighter and cause fire.
Seats
Front seat (1) Forward and backward (2) Seatback angle (3) Seat cushion height (Drivers seat) (4) Lumbar support (Drivers seat) (5) Headrest Rear seats (6) Seatback folding (7) Headrest ...

Front seat adjustment - manual
Forward and backward To move the seat forward or backward: 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 s ...

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