Lexus RX Owners Manual (RX450h): Folding the third-row seat seatbacks (RX450hL)

Lexus RX Owners Manual (RX450h) / Operation of each component / Adjusting the seats / Rear seats / Folding the third-row seat seatbacks (RX450hL)

■ Before folding the third-row seat seatbacks

1. To prevent the seat belt from being damaged, hook it to the seat belt hanger.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

2. Lower the third-row seat head restraints to the lowest position.

■ Folding the third-row seat seatbacks

Press and hold the Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats side of the switch until the seatback is folded completely.

A buzzer will sound twice before the operation begins and twice when the operation is complete.

If the switch is released while the seatback is operating, the seatback will stop and a buzzer will sound continuously.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

■ Returning the third-row seat seatbacks

Press and hold the Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats side of the switch until the seatback is fully upright.

A buzzer will sound twice before the operation begins and twice when the operation is complete.

If the switch is released while the seatback is operating, the seatback will stop and a buzzer will sound continuously.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

■ The rear seatbacks can be adjusted when (power second-row seat)

When the rear seatback is in a position within the range A shown in the illustration, the rear seat operation switch (rear seat) can be used to adjust the rear seatback.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

■ Power switch mode conditions under which the rear seatbacks can be folded down or raised The rear seatbacks can be folded down or raised when the power switch is in either of the following modes:

  • When the power switch is turned off or in ACCESSORY mode
  • When the power switch is in ON mode and any of the following conditions are met:
    • The parking brake is engaged.
    • The brake pedal is depressed.
    • The shift lever is in P.

■ The rear seatbacks can be folded down when (power second-row seat) When all of the following conditions are met, a rear seat operation switch can be used to fold down the rear seatback:

  • When using the rear seat operation switch (rear seat): The rear seatback is in a position within the range A shown in the illustration with the rear door nearest to the seat to be operated open
  • When using the rear seat operation switch (luggage compartment): The rear seatback is in a position within the range B shown in the illustration with the back door open
  • The other seat operation switch for the seat to be operated is not being pressed.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

■ The rear seatbacks can be raised when (power second-row seat) When all of the following conditions are met, a rear seat operation switch can be used to return the rear seatback:

  • When using the rear seat operation switch (rear seat): The rear seatback is in a position within the range A shown in the illustration with the back door open
  • When using the rear seat operation switch (rear seat): The rear door nearest to the seat to be operated is open
  • The other seat operation switch for the seat to be operated is not being pressed.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

■ Fully reclining the rear seatback (power second-row seat)

Operate the rear seat operation switch (rear seat) to recline the rear seatback and stop it partway. To set the rear seatback to the rearmost position, press the button again.

Lexus RX. Adjusting the seats

■ The third-row seats can be folded when (RX450hL)

  • The vehicle is stopped.
  • The back door is open. (When using the switches in the luggage compartment)
  • A seat side switch and switch in the luggage compartment are not being operated simultaneously.

■ Precautions for power seats (if equipped) If a seat cover or seat cushion is used on a power seat, the power seat may not operate properly.

Before folding the seatback of a power seat, make sure that the seat and area around the seat is free of obstructions which may interfere the operation.

■ Rear seatback jam protection function (power seat) When folding or returning the seatback of a power seat, if an object is detected between the seatback and seat cushion or behind the seatback, the seatback may stop or move in the opposite direction slightly.

A buzzer will sound continuously when the seatback stops and intermittently when moving in the opposite direction.

■ If a buzzer sounds continuously after a third-row seat seatback is completely folded (RX450hL) The power seat system may be malfunctioning or it may need to be initialized. To initialize the system, perform the following procedure. (It is necessary to perform this procedure with two people.)

1. Check that the seat is free of obstructions.

2. Press and hold the Lexus RX. Adjusting the seatsside switch of the luggage compartment side switch for the seat which the buzzer is sounding.

3. Within 10 seconds of the performing the above step, press the Lexus RX. Adjusting the seatsside switch of the seat side switch 5 times.

4. When a buzzer sounds 3 times, release the luggage compartment side switch.

5. Press the Lexus RX. Adjusting the seatsside switch of the seat side switch until the seatback is folded completely.

WARNING

■When a rear seatback is folded Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

  • Do not fold down the rear seatbacks while driving.

  • Stop the vehicle on level ground, apply the parking brake and shift the shift lever to P.

  • Do not allow anyone to sit on a folded rear seatback or in the luggage compartment while driving.

  • Do not allow children to enter the luggage compartment.

■When operating the rear seatback Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

  • Make sure that passengers are clear of the rear seatback before operating it.

  • To prevent hands and other body parts from being caught, keep them away from the gaps in the seats and the moving parts of the seats when operating a rear seatback.

  • Power seat: Do not let children operate the rear seatback. Other passengers may get caught in the seat.

  • Power seat: Make sure that all passengers are clear of a seat before folding it. Do not let passengers sit in the seat while it is being folded.

■ Seat adjustment

  • Second-row seats: To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a collision, do not recline the seat more than necessary.

    If the seat is reclined excessively, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply restraint forces directly to the abdomen, or your neck may contact the shoulder belt, increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

  • Adjustments should not be made while driving as the seat may unexpectedly move and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

■ After adjusting the rear seats Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

  • Manual seats: Make sure that the rear seatback is securely locked in position by lightly pushing it back and forth.

  • Check that the seat belts are not twisted or caught between or behind in the rear seatback.

WARNING

■ Jam protection function (power seats) Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

  • Never use any part of your body to intentionally activate the jam protection function.

  • The jam protection function may not operate if something is caught just before the fully folded position. Be careful so that fingers, etc. do not get caught.

  • The jam protection function may not operate depending on the shape or position of the obstruction. Be careful so that fingers, etc. do not get caught.

■ Precautions for third-row seat (RX450hL) When operating a third-row seat, make sure to press and hold the switch until the third-row seat seatback is completely folded/upright. Do not use a third-row seat in a position other than the completely upright position, as doing so may lead to death or serious injury in an accident. (If the switch is released while the seatback is still moving, a buzzer will sound continuously until the seatback is completely folded/upright.)

NOTICE

■ Before folding a rear seat seatback

  • Second-row seats: Make sure to stow the center seat seat belt buckle and armrest before folding the second-row seat seatbacks.

  • Third-row seats: Make sure that the third-row seats and trays are free of obstructions before folding the seatbacks. Otherwise the seat or tray may be damaged.

■ When moving the second-row seat for third-row seat access (RX450hL) Do not slide the second-row seat forward if an electronic device is connected to the power outlet on the rear console. Otherwise, the second-row seat may contact the electronic device, possibly resulting in damage to the device.

■ Before returning the third-row seat seatbacks to the upright position (RX450hL) If the luggage cover is installed in the luggage compartment, make sure to remove it before returning the third-row seat seatbacks. Otherwise, the luggage cover may be damaged.

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