Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Headrest
Safety features of your vehicle / Seats / Headrest

The vehicles front and rear seats have adjustable headrests.The headrests provide comfort for passengers, but more importantly they are designed to help protect passengers from whiplash and other neck and spinal injuries during an accident, especially in a rear impact collision.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of serious injury or death in an accident, take the following precautions when adjusting your headrests:

  • Always properly adjust the headrests for all passengers BEFORE starting the vehicle.
  • NEVER let anyone ride in a seat with the headrest removed.
  • Adjust the headrests so the middle of the headrests is at the same height as the height of the top of the eyes (see diagram).

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest.

  • NEVER adjust the headrest position of the drivers seat when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Adjust the headrest as close to the passengers head as possible. Do not use a seat cushion that holds the body away from the seatback.
  • Make sure the headrest locks into position after adjusting it.

CAUTION

To prevent damage, NEVER hit or pull on the headrests.

Front seat headrest

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. The drivers and front passengers seats are equipped with adjustable headrests

The drivers and front passengers seats are equipped with adjustable headrests for the passengers safety and comfort.

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. Adjusting the height up and down

Adjusting the height up and down

To raise the headrest:

1. Pull it up to the desired position (1).

To lower the headrest:

1. Push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support.

2. Lower the headrest to the desired position (3).

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. Removal/Reinstall

Removal/Reinstall

To remove the headrest:

1. Recline the seatback (2) with the recline lever or switch (1).

2. Raise headrest as far as it can go.

3. Press the headrest release button (3) while pulling the headrest up (4).

WARNING

NEVER allow anyone to ride in a seat with the headrest removed.

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. To reinstall the headrest :

To reinstall the headrest :

1. Put the headrest poles (2) into the holes while pressing the release button (1).

2. Recline the seatback (4) with the recline lever or switch (3).

3. Adjust the headrest to the appropriate height.

WARNING

Always make sure the headrest locks into position after reinstalling and adjusting it properly.

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. Active headrest

Active headrest

The active headrest is designed to move forward and upward during a rear impact. This helps prevent the driver's and front passengers heads from moving backward which helps minimize neck injuries.

WARNING

A gap between the seat and the headrest release button may appear when sitting on the seat or when you push or pull the seat. Be careful not to get your finger, etc. caught in the gap.

Rear seat headrest

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. The rear seats are equipped with headrests in all the seating positions for the

The rear seats are equipped with headrests in all the seating positions for the passengers safety and comfort.

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. Adjusting the height up and down

Adjusting the height up and down

To raise the headrest:

1. Pull it up to the desired position (1).

To lower the headrest:

1. Push and hold the release button (2) on the headrest support.

2. Lower the headrest to the desired position (3).

Hyundai Tucson: Headrest. Removal/Reinstall

Removal/Reinstall

To remove the headrest:

1. Raise the headrest as far as it can go.

2. Press the release button (1) while pulling the headrest up (2).

WARNING

NEVER allow anyone to ride in a seat with the headrest removed.

To reinstall the headrest:

1. Recline the seatback.

2. Put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1).

3. Adjust the headrest to the appropriate height.

WARNING

Always make sure the headrest locks into position after reinstalling and adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.


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