Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Rear seats

Split-folding Rear Seat

WARNING:

Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback. After returning the seatback to its original position, pull on the seatback to make sure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or crash .

You can fold one or both rear seatbacks.

• Lower: Pull the strap located on the


• Lower: Pull the strap located on the outboard side of the seatback to release it, and then fold the seatback down.

• Raise: Pull up on the seat and push it back until you hear it latch into place.

REAR SEAT ARMREST (IF EQUIPPED)

WARNING:

Use only soft cups in the cupholder. Hard objects can injure you in a crash.

To access the cup holders, rotate the


To access the cup holders, rotate the armrest forward. To open the storage compartment (if equipped), pull up on the latch.

Rear Heated Seats (If Equipped)

WARNING:

Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions, must exercise care when using the seat heater. The seat heater may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion, because this may cause the seat heater to overheat. Do not puncture the seat with pins, needles, or other pointed objects because this may damage the heating element which may cause the seat heater to overheat. An overheated seat may cause serious personal injury.

Note: Do not do the following: • Place heavy objects on the seat

• Operate the seat heater if water or any other liquid is spilled on the seat. Allow the seat to dry thoroughly.

The rear seat heat controls are located on the rear of the center console.

The heated seats only operate when the ignition is on. To operate the heated seats:

control for minimum• Press the indicated side of the
control for minimum heat.

• Press again to turn off.

control for maximum• Press the indicated side of the
control for maximum heat.

• Press again to turn off.

The indicator light will illuminate when the heated seats have been activated.

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