Volvo XC90: Folding the second row backrests - SEATS AND STEERING WHEELVolvo XC90: Folding the second row backrests

The backrests can be folded down separately.

WARNING

  • Adjust the seat and ensure it locks into position before driving. Use caution when adjusting the seat. Uncontrolled or careless adjustments could lead to injury.
  • Long objects must always be securely tied down to help prevent injury or damage in the event of sudden braking.
  • Always turn off the engine and apply the parking brake when loading or unloading the vehicle.
  • Put the gear selector in P to help prevent the gear selector from being inadvertently moved.

CAUTION

When the backrest is folded down, make sure there are no objects in the rear seat, and the seat belts are not buckled. Otherwise there is a risk of damage to the upholstery.

CAUTION

The seat cushion of the integrated child restraint* must be in the stowed position before the center seat backrest can be folded down.

The armrest* in the center seat must be raised before the seat backrest is folded down.

NOTE

The front seats may need to be pushed forward and/or the backrest adjusted so that the rear seat backrests can be fully lowered.

The rear seats may also need to be moved rearward.

The seats in the second row must be in the upright position before they can be folded down completely. They should not be folded down when they are tilted forward to access the third row of seats.

Center seat1

Volvo XC90. Folding the second row backrests

To fold down the backrest:

  1. Push down the head restraint manually.
  2. Pull the strap on the right side of the center seat.
  3. Fold the backrest down until it locks into position. The seat cushion will move downward/forward when the backrest is folded down and create a flat surface.

To return the backrest to the upright position:

  1. Pull the strap.
  2. Fold up the backrest and release the strap. Push the backrest until it locks into position.
  3. Adjust the head restraint if necessary.

Outboard seats2

Volvo XC90. Folding the second row backrests

To fold down the backrest:

NOTE

When folding down a second row seat backrest, always start from the seat's normal upright position.

Do not use the handle for folding down the seat when the seat is in the position for accessing the third row.

  1. Pull up and hold the handle on the side of the seat while the backrest is being folded down.
  2. Make sure that backrest and head restraint do not come in contact with the seat in front while the backrest is being folded down. Fold the backrest down until it locks into position.
    • The seat cushion will move downward/ forward when the backrest is folded down and create a flat surface. The head restraint folds down automatically when the backrest is lowered.

WARNING

Make sure the backrest is securely locked into position after it is folded down.

To return the backrest to the upright position:

  1. Pull up and hold the handle on the side of the seat while the backrest is being folded up.
  2. Make sure that backrest and head restraint do not come in contact with the seat in front while the backrest is being folded up. Fold up the backrest and release the handle.
  3. Press the backrest until it locks into position.
  4. Push up the head restraint manually.

WARNING

Make sure that the rear seat backrest and head restraint are locked securely in place after the seat is folded up.

The head restraints at the outer seats must always be raised when there is a passenger in one of these spots of the rear seat.

WARNING

The head restraints on the outboard second- row seats must always be folded up when there are passengers in the third row of seats*.

1 In vehicles with four or six seats, there is no center seat.

2 This illustration shows a vehicle with seven seats.

* Option/accessory.

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