Before setting off, make sure that the seats in the direction of travel and perfectly fastened to the anchoring. Only in this position can be seat belts be used correctly.
The boot can be extended completely or partially.
Tipping the entire seat
The seat back and cushion release devices are in the points shown in fig. 119.
Lift knobs A-fig. 119 and tip the seat back forwards.
To tip the entire seat, lift the cushion with lever B-fig. 120.
Tipping part of the left seat
To tip the left-hand side of the seat back:
– remove the head restraint (if provided);
– lift knob A-fig. 121 then tip the entire seat fig. 122.
Refit head restraints back into the seats A-fig. 123.
To remove the rear window shelf
The shelf is split into to parts fig. 124. Proceed as follows to remove the entire shelf:
1) Open the rear doors or the tailgate.
2) Lift part A-fig. 124 of the shelf and place it on part B.
3) Fasten the two parts by means of rubber fasteners C-fig. 125.
4) Lift part B-fig. 126 making the shelf slide along the available space behind the seat so that the upper part is fastened to the rear window shelf and the lower central part to the seat.
If the seat is down, proceed as follows:
5) Remove the shelf and arrange it crosswise between the front seat backs and the tipped seat on the rear seat.
To refit the shelf, refit central catches D-fig. 124 and tip first part B and then part A, make sure shelves are properly secured.
Check and adjust the height of the dipped headlight beam when traveling at night with a rather heavy load in the boot (see “Headlights” in this section).
To take the seat back to normal position:
1) Check that the seat belt webbing is correctly fitted in its bracket.
2) Take the cushion to its horizontal position and check that it is correctly fastened.
3) Tip the seat back backwards and check that it is correctly fastened.
To extend the boot, proceed as follows:
– remove head restraints;
– release the right locking lever B-fig. 127 moving it to 1 (“released lever”); do the same on the left side then lower the seat back and tip the seat forward. This operation is made friendly by two springs. Make sure the seat is completely tipped.
– refit head restraints back into the seats C-fig. 128.
It is absolutely forbidden to use the third row seat for transporting loads when the seat back is tilted. Load could be projected forward against the seat back of the second row seats thus causing injuries to passengers fig. 127a.
To re-position the seat:
– seat back anchoring levers, both right and left B-fig. 127 must be at 1 (released); otherwise move both levers to position 1;
– raise first the seat back (without securing it) then secure the entire seat to the floor anchorings and then secure the seat back.
Always check that seats are anchored to the floor before securing the seat backs.
To remove the seat in order to increase the boot space, tilt the seat and remove the tool bag (keep it on the vehicle) then use lever D-fig. 128 to release catches.
Reverse the above operations for refitting.
To increase the boot space you can also tilt the second rear row as follows:
– tilt side seats (as described in paragraph “access to the third row rear seats”);
– tilt the central seat back pulling band A-fig. 129 upwards;
– pull the bands B-fig. 130 and tilt the seat completely;
secure tilted seats by the proper belts C-fig. 131 (one per seat) to the front headrests.
Do not travel with second row seats tipped and third row seats set in normal position of use, a buzzer will sound to indicate the wrong seat position.
To re-position the seats, release the belts C-fig. 131, tilt the side seats and the central seat cushion then pull band A-fig. 129 to tilt the seat back and anchor it to the proper brackets.
It is absolutely forbidden to travel with the second row seats tipped and passengers seated on the third row seats (as specified on the seat label).
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