Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Head restraints

WARNING:

To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, the driver and passenger occupants should not sit in or operate the vehicle, until the head restraint is placed in its proper position. The driver should never adjust the head restraint while the vehicle is in motion.

WARNING:

The adjustable head restraint is a safety device.

Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied.

WARNING:

Install the head restraint properly to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash.

Note

: Before adjusting any head restraint, adjust the seat back to an upright driving or riding position. Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is even with the top of your head and positioned as close as possible to the back of your head. For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the head restraint to its full up position.

To adjust the head restraint, do the following:


Rear seat center head restraint


Rear seat center head restraint

The head restraints consist of: A. An energy absorbing head restraint

B. Two steel stems

C. Guide sleeve adjust and release button

D. Guide sleeve unlock and remove button

Raise: Pull up on the head restraint (A).

Lower: Press and hold the guide sleeve adjust and release button (C) and push down on the head restraint (A).

Remove: Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position and then press and hold both the adjust and release button (C) and the unlock and remove button (D), then pull up on the head restraint.

Reinstall: Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

The head restraints consist of:


The head restraints consist of: A. An energy absorbing head restraint

B. Two steel stems

C. Guide sleeve unlock and remove button

Remove: Simultaneously press and hold both unlock and remove buttons (C), then pull up on the head restraint.

Reinstall: Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)

The front head restraints may tilt for extra comfort. To tilt the head restraint, do the following:

1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving or riding


1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving or riding position.

2. Tilt the head restraint forward by gently pulling the top of the head restraint.

Once it is in its forward-most position, tilt it forward once more to release it to the upright position.

Note: Do not attempt to force the head restraint backward after it is tilted. Instead, continue tilting it forward until the head restraint releases to the upright position.

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