Dodge Avenger: Seats - Understanding the features of your vehicle - Dodge Avenger Owners ManualDodge Avenger: Seats

Seats are a primary part of the Occupant Restraint Systemof the vehicle. They need to be used properly for safeoperation of the vehicle.

WARNING:

• DO NOT allow people to ride in any area of yourvehicle that is not equipped with seats and seatbelts. In a collision, people riding in these areasare more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat andusing a seat belt properly.

Manual Front Seat Adjustments

The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seats, nearthe floor. Pull the bar upward to move the seat to thedesired position. After releasing the adjusting bar, applyforward and rearward body pressure to be sure the seatis latched.

Manual Seat Adjusting

Manual Seat Adjusting Bar

WARNING:

Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving isdangerous. The sudden movement of the seat couldcause you to lose control. The seat belt might not beproperly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjustthe seat only while the vehicle is parked.

Driver Seat Manual Height Adjuster —If Equipped

A lever style height adjustment feature enhances comfortfor petite as well as tall drivers. A lever with a ratchetingmechanism, located on the outboard side of the seat,raises and lowers it. Total travel is 2.2 in. (56 mm).

Manual Seat Height

Manual Seat Height Adjustment Lever

Reclining Bucket Seats

The recliner control is on the side of the seat. To recline,lean forward slightly before lifting the lever, then leanback to the desired position and release the lever. Leanforward and lift the lever to return the seatback to itsnormal position.

Seatback Adjustment

Seatback Adjustment

WARNING:

• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving isdangerous. The sudden movement of the seatcould cause you to lose control. The seat belt mightnot be properly adjusted and you could be injured.

Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.

• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that theshoulder belt is no longer resting against yourchest. In a collision you could slide under the seatbelt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Usethe recliner only when the vehicle is parked.

Lumbar Support — If Equipped

This feature allows you to increase or decrease theamount of lumbar support. The control lever is locatedon the outboard side of the driver’s seatback. Turn thecontrol lever downward to increase and upward todecrease the desired amount of lumbar support.

Lumbar Support

Lumbar Support

Adjusting Active Head Restraints

Active Head Restraints can reduce the risk of injury inthe event of a rear impact. The Active Head Restraintshould be adjusted so the top of the head restraint islocated above the top of your ear.

Adjusted Head Restraint

Adjusted Head Restraint

To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the headrestraint (on some models, you may need to press thepush button). To lower the head restraint, press the pushbutton, located at the base of the head restraint, and pushdownward on the head restraint.

Push Button

Push Button

For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tiltedforward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer tothe back of your head, pull outward on the bottom of thehead restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the headrestraint to move the head restraint away from yourhead.

(Normal Position)Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)

(Tilted)Active Head Restraint (Tilted)

NOTE:

• The head restraints should only be removed by qualifiedtechnicians, for service purposes only. If either ofthe head restraints require removal, see your authorizeddealer.

• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint,refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting ActiveHead Restraints (AHR)” in “Things to Know BeforeStarting Your Vehicle” for further information.

WARNING:

• Driving a vehicle with the head restraints removedor improperly adjusted could cause serious injuryor death in the event of a collision. The headrestraints should always be checked prior to operatingthe vehicle and never adjusted while thevehicle is in motion. Always adjust the headrestraints when the vehicle is in PARK.

• Do not place items over the top of the Active HeadRestraint, such as coats, seat covers or portableDVD players. These items may interfere with theoperation of the Active Head Restraint in the eventof an accident and could result in serious injury ordeath.

• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if theyare struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loosecargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the ActiveHead Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured,as loose cargo could contact the Active HeadRestraint during sudden stops. Failure to followthis warning could cause personal injury if theActive Head Restraint is deployed.

Power Seats — If Equipped

The power seat switches are on the outboard side of theseat near the floor. Use the seat control switch to movethe seat up, down, forward, rearward, or to tilt the seat.

Use the seatback control to adjust the angle of theseatback.

Power Seat Switches

Power Seat Switches

1 — Seatback Control2 — Seat Control

WARNING:

Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving isdangerous. The sudden movement of the seat couldcause you to lose control. The seat belt might not beproperly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjustthe seat only while the vehicle is parked.

CAUTION:

DO NOT place any article under a power seat orimpede its ability to move as it may cause damage tothe seat controls. Seat travel may become limited ifmovement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’spath.

Heated Seats — If Equipped

This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats.

The controls for the heated seats are located in the centerconsole below the climate controls.

After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High,Low, or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in eachswitch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicatorlights will illuminate for High, one for Low, and none forOff.

Press the switch once to select High-level heating.

Press the switch once to select High-level heating.

Press the switch a second time to selectLow-level heating. Press the switch a third timeto shut the heating elements Off.

If High-level heating is selected, the system automaticallyswitches to Low-level heating and turns one indicatorlight off after approximately 30 minutes of continuousoperation. It will turn the heater and the remainingindicator light off after an additional 30 minutes ofcontinuous operation. If Low-level heating is selected,the system automatically turns the heater and the indicatorlight off after approximately 30 minutes of continuousoperation.

WARNING:

• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skinbecause of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustionor other physical condition must exercisecare when using the seat heater. It may cause burnseven at low temperatures, especially if used forlong periods of time.

• Do not place anything on the seat that insulatesagainst heat, such as a blanket or cushion. Thismay cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in aseat that has been overheated could cause seriousburns due to the increased surface temperature ofthe seat.

CAUTION:

Repeated overheating of the seat could damage theheating element and/or degrade the material of theseat.

Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat

The recline handle on the front passenger seat alsoreleases the seatback to fold forward.

Seatback Adjustment

Seatback Adjustment

The hard seatback features a work surface and a moldedrim for retaining items stored on the seatback panel.

Fold-Flat Front Passenger

Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat

Folding Rear Seat

To provide additional storage area, the rear seatback canbe folded forward. Pull on the loops shown in the pictureto fold down either or both seatbacks.

When returning the rear seat back to the upright position,be sure the seatback is latched.

Folding Rear Seats

Folding Rear Seats

WARNING:

The rear cargo area of the vehicle (with the rearseatbacks in the locked-up or folded down position)should not be used as a play area by children. Theycould be seriously injured in an accident. Childrenshould be seated and using the proper restraintsystem.

Folding Rear Seat Center Armrest

The rear seat is equipped with a folding armrest withcupholders.

Folding Rear Seat

Folding Rear Seat Armrest

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