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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Adjusting the Seat Positions

Adjusting the Seats  
Adjusting the Seat Positions  
Adjust the driver's seat as far back as possible  
1Adjusting the Seats  
Allow sufficient  
space.  
while allowing you to maintain full control of  
the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright,  
well back in the seat and be able to  
adequately press the pedals without leaning  
forward, and grip the steering wheel  
comfortably. The passenger's seat should be  
adjusted in a similar manner, so that it is as far  
back from the front airbag in the dashboard  
as possible.  
3WARNING  
Sitting too close to a front airbag can result  
in serious injury or death if the front  
airbags inflate.  
Always sit as far back from the front  
airbags as possible while maintaining  
control of the vehicle.  
Move back.  
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  
and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow  
at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the  
steering wheel and the chest.  
Adjusting the driver’s power seat*  
Horizontal Position  
Adjustment  
Always make seat adjustments before driving.  
Lumbar Support  
Adjustment  
Height Adjustment  
Seat-back Angle  
Adjustment  
* Not available on all models  
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Adjusting the front manual seat(s)  
1Adjusting the front manual seat(s)  
Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and  
forth to make sure it is locked in position.  
Height Adjustment  
(Driver’s seat only)  
Pull up or push down the lever  
to raise or lower the seat.  
Seat-back Angle  
Adjustment  
Pull up the lever to  
change the angle.  
Horizontal Position  
Adjustment  
Pull up on the bar to move the  
seat, then release the bar.  
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions  
1Adjusting the Seat-Backs  
Adjusting the Seat-Backs  
Adjust the driver's seat-back to a comfortable,  
upright position, leaving ample space  
between your chest and the airbag cover in  
the center of the steering wheel.  
3WARNING  
Reclining the seat-back too far can result in  
serious injury or death in a crash.  
Adjust the seat-back to an upright position,  
and sit well back in the seat.  
The front seat passenger should also adjust  
their seat-back to a comfortable, upright  
position.  
Do not put a cushion, or other object, between the  
seat-back and your back.  
Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the  
occupant's chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the  
chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a  
seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury.  
Doing so may interfere with proper seat belt or airbag  
operation.  
If you cannot get far enough away from the steering  
wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend  
that you investigate whether some type of adaptive  
equipment may help.  
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1Adjusting the Head Restraints  
Adjusting the Head Restraints  
Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints  
in all seating positions.  
3WARNING  
Improperly positioning head restraints  
reduces their effectiveness and increases  
the likelihood of serious injury in a crash.  
Head restraints are most effective for  
protection against whiplash and other rear-  
impact crash injuries when the center of the  
back of the occupant's head rests against the  
center of the restraint. The tops of the  
occupant's ears should be level with the  
center height of the restraint.  
Make sure head restraints are in place and  
positioned properly before driving.  
Position head in the center  
of the head restraint.  
In order for the head restraint system to work  
properly:  
Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or  
from the restraint legs.  
Do not place any objects between an occupant and  
the seat-back.  
Adjusting the front head restraint positions  
To raise the head restraint: Pull it upward.  
To lower the head restraint: Push it down  
while pressing the release button.  
Install each restraint in its proper location.  
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Changing the Rear Center Seat Head Restraint Position  
A passenger sitting in the center back seating  
position should adjust the height of their head  
restraint to an appropriate position before the  
vehicle begins moving.  
To raise the head restraint:  
Pull it upward.  
To lower the head restraint:  
Push it down while pressing the release  
button.  
1Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints  
Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints  
Front and rear center head restraints  
3WARNING  
Failure to reinstall, or correctly reinstall, the  
head restraints can result in severe injury  
during a crash.  
Head restraints can be removed for cleaning or repair.  
To remove a head restraint:  
Pull the restraint up as far as it will go. Then push the release button, and pull the  
restraint up and out.  
Always replace the head restraints before  
driving.  
To reinstall a head restraint:  
Insert the legs back in place, then adjust the head restraint to an appropriate height  
while pressing the release button. Pull up on the restraint to make sure it is locked  
in position.  
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Folding Down the Rear Outer Head Restraint  
A passenger in an outer back seating position  
should put the head restraint in the upright  
position before the vehicle begins moving.  
Strap  
To fold down the head restraint:  
Pull the strap.  
To put the head restraint back in the  
upright position:  
Pull up the head restraint and push rearward  
until it latches.  
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1Maintain a Proper Sitting Position  
Maintain a Proper Sitting Position  
After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and put on their  
seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their  
seats, with their feet on the floor until the vehicle is safely parked and the engine is  
off.  
3WARNING  
Sitting improperly or out of position can  
result in serious injury or death in a crash.  
Always sit upright, well back in the seat,  
with your feet on the floor.  
Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash. For example, if  
an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or  
sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly  
increased.  
In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or  
fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an  
inflating front airbag.  
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuRear Seats  
Rear Seats  
1Folding Down the Rear Seats  
Folding Down the Rear Seats  
Make sure all items in the cargo area or items  
extending to the rear seats are properly  
secured. Loose items can fly forward if you have  
to brake hard.  
The rear seats can be folded down separately to allow for additional storage space.  
To fold down the seat  
1. Store the center seat belt first. Insert the latch plate into the slot on the side of the  
anchor buckle.  
2. Retract the seat belt into the holder on the ceiling.  
2 Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor P. 38  
Remove any items from the rear seat cushion and  
floor before you fold down the rear seat.  
Make sure the seat-back completely lowers (a click  
sounds). Otherwise it will not re-latch when returned  
to the upright position.  
3. Lower the center head restraint to its lowest position. Put the armrest back into  
the seat-back.  
From the rear door side  
The front seat(s) must be far enough forward so they  
do not interfere with the rear seats as they fold  
down.  
4. Pull the release strap.  
u The seat cushion flips forward, the head  
restraints tilt downward, and the seat-  
back then folds flat.  
Pull  
From the cargo area side  
Lever  
4. Pull the release lever.  
u The seat cushion flips forward, the head  
restraints tilt downward, and the seat-  
back then folds flat.  
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuRear Seats  
To return the seat to the original  
position  
1To return the seat to the original position  
Make sure the seat-back, head restraints and seat  
cushion are securely latched back into place before  
driving.  
1. Pull the seat-back up and push back into  
place until a click is heard.  
2. Push the head restraint up to its original  
position.  
3. Pull the seat cushion up and push it down  
into its original position.  
Rear Seat-back Adjusting  
Pull the lever on the right to change the angle  
of the right half of the seat-back, and left for  
the left half.  
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuArmrest  
Armrest  
Using the Front Seat Armrest  
The console lid can be used as an armrest.  
To adjust:  
Slide the armrest to a desired position.  
Using the Rear Seat Armrest  
Pull down the armrest in the center seat-back.  
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