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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Rear seats

or a sudden stop, a sudden maneuver or an  
2. Raise the seat back until it is in an upright position.  
accident. Especially if they are hit by a triggering  
airbag and thrown out of the passenger compartment.  
To reduce the risk of injury, consider the following:  
· Place all objects in the vehicle securely. Observe  
Once raised, the back of the seat must engage  
securely.  
the legal provisions.  
WARNING  
If the front passenger seat back is folded down  
or raised uncontrollably or without paying attention,  
it could cause serious injury.  
· While the back of the passenger seat  
While it is folded down, the front airbag must be  
deactivated and the PASSEN GER AIR BAG  
control indicator must remain on.  
Fold down or raise the seatback of the  
passenger only when the vehicle is stopped.  
· When folding down the backrest of the passenger  
seat, always make sure that there are no people  
or animals in the area of the backrest.  
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· While the back of the passenger seat  
Introduction to the topic  
While it is folded down, the front airbag must be  
deactivated and the PASSEN GER AIR BAG  
control indicator must remain on.  
The adjustment possibilities for the rear seats are  
described below. Always make sure that the seats  
are adjusted correctly ÿ p. 43.  
· When lowering and lifting, keep your hands,  
fingers, feet and other parts of the body out of  
the operating area of the seat hinges and locking  
mechanism.  
WARNING  
· Floor mats or other objects could get caught in the  
hinges of the passenger seat back. This would  
cause the backrest to not be correctly locked in  
the vertical position when raised.  
Before setting off, always adjust the rear seats  
correctly and make sure that all occupants are  
wearing their seatbelts correctly.  
· Adjust the rear seat only when the vehicle is  
· Once raised, the back of the passenger seat  
must be securely locked in the upright position.  
Otherwise it could move suddenly and cause  
serious injury.  
stationary, otherwise it may move unexpectedly  
while driving. Also, when adjusting, you adopt  
an incorrect position.  
· In the case of the occupants of the rear seats,  
the risk of suffering serious injuries increases if  
they are not seated upright, since the seat belts  
will not be positioned correctly.  
WARNING  
When the passenger seat back is folded down, the  
anchors and hinges of the passenger seat are  
exposed and could cause serious injury in the event  
of a sudden stop or accident.  
· Adjust the rear seat only when there is no one in  
the area of adjustment of the rear seat.  
· When the back of the passenger seat is folded  
down, never transport anyone in that seat, not  
even a child.  
WARNING  
If cigarette lighters are left in the vehicle, they could  
be damaged or inadvertently ignited. This could  
cause serious burns and damage to the vehicle.  
· When the backrest of the passenger seat is folded  
down, it is only allowed to occupy the rear seat  
located behind the driver's seat. This also applies  
to children sitting in a child seat.  
· Before adjusting a seat, always make sure that  
there is no cigarette lighter in the area of the  
moving parts of the seat.  
WARNING  
Loose or improperly attached objects can cause  
serious injury to ca  
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WARNING  
Adjust the back seat  
To reduce the risk of injury while driving, the center armrest  
Please note and  
at the beginning of this ca  
should always remain raised.  
chapter, on page 102.  
· When the center armrest is lowered, never allow anyone  
to ride in the center seat of the rear seat, neither adults  
nor children. Serious injuries can be sustained from  
sitting in the wrong position.  
The rear seat is divided asymmetrically, each part being  
able to be adjusted separately.  
Move the rear seat longitudinally  
· Never transport an adult or child sitting on the center  
armrest.  
WARNING  
In the third row seats it is only allowed to carry people  
(including children) who are less than 1.60 m (5 feet and  
3 inches). Persons taller than 1.60 m (5 feet 3 inches) or  
children sitting on a booster cushion that is too close to  
the window or headlining can be seriously injured in an  
accident or when the tailgate closes.  
Do not transport anyone, not even  
Children, taller than 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) in the  
third row seats.  
Fig. 86 Under the rear seat bench: adjustment lever.  
1. Pull the left or right lever upwards in the direction of the  
arrow ÿ fig. 86, and move the corresponding part of  
the seat longitudinally forwards or backwards.  
· Do not transport a child sitting on a booster cushion in the  
third row seats if their head is too close to the headlining  
or rear window.  
2. Release the lever and engage the seat by moving it  
Make sure that the occupants of the third row seats are  
not in the path of the trunk lid when it closes.  
slightly forwards or backwards.  
Adjust rear seat back  
rre this.  
WARNING  
· When moving the rear seat longitudinally, objects carried  
in the trunk may cause damage.  
· When the seat is moved forward, objects can be inserted  
into the space between the seat and the boot floor.  
Before moving the seat backwards, remove any objects  
that may have entered this space.  
WARNING  
Fig. 87 Rear seat backrest adjustment.  
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.  
1. Press with one hand on the right or left backrest and, at  
the same time, pull the corresponding loop with the  
other hand ÿ fig. 87  
· Do not rub the seats with sharp objects. Sharp objects,  
such as zippers, rivets on clothing or belts, can damage  
the surfaces. Open Velcro fasteners can also cause  
damage.  
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2. Bring the backrest by hand to the desired position  
overcoming the resistance it opposes ÿ fig. 87  
Fold the rear seat back forward using the remote  
release levers  
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3. Release the loop and move the backrest slightly  
forwards or backwards so that it engages.  
Fold down and raise the  
back of the rear seat  
Note and , at the beginning of this ca  
chapter, on page 102.  
Fold the rear seat back forward  
Fig. 89 In the boot: remote release levers on the left  
1 and right 2 of the rear seat back.  
1. Lower the head restraint completely.  
2. Open the tailgate.  
3. Pull the release lever ÿ fig. 89 of the part of the  
backrest that you want to fold down.  
The part in question of the backrest is unlocked  
and can be folded forwards.  
4. If necessary, close the tailgate.  
Raise the back of the rear seat  
Fig. 88 Rear seat: fold down and raise the backrest.  
1. Unlock the rear seat back with  
1. Lower the head restraint completely.  
the loop.  
2. Move the rear seat all the way back.  
The backrest detaches from the insert.  
2. Without releasing the loop, raise the seatback.  
3. If necessary, lower the folding table.  
3. Make sure the seat belt is not  
be imprisoned  
4. Pull the loop ÿ fig. 88 forwards in the direction of  
the arrow, hold the seat back at the same time  
and slowly fold it forwards ÿ .  
4. Press the backrest firmly into the lock until it  
clicks into place ÿ .  
The backrest has to be well embedded.  
5. If necessary, adjust the backrest.  
5. Press the backrest all the way down by hand until it  
clicks into place.  
6. If necessary, adjust the head restraint.  
WARNING  
If you fold or raise the rear seat back uncontrollably  
or without paying attention, it could cause serious  
injury.  
· When folding down the back of the rear seat, make sure  
Always make sure that there is no person or  
animal in the area of the backrest.  
· Never fold or raise the back of the rear seat while  
driving.  
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· When raising the back of the rear seat, be sure  
Place third row seats in cargo floor position  
not to pinch or damage the seat belt.  
· When folding down and raising the rear seat  
back, always keep hands, fingers, feet and other  
body parts out of the travel area of the rear seat.  
· In order for the seat belts in the rear seats to  
offer the necessary protection, all parts of the  
rear seat backrest must always be correctly fitted.  
This is especially important in the case of the  
rear center seat. If a person is sitting in a seat  
whose backrest is not well castrated, they will  
be thrown forwards together with the backrest if  
there is a sudden stop, a sudden maneuver or  
an accident.  
Fig. 90 Third row of seats: place the seat in the load  
· When the backrest of the rear seat is folded down  
or not properly engaged, do not transport  
anyone in the corresponding seats, not even a  
child.  
floor position.  
1. Open the tailgate.  
2. Lower the head restraint completely.  
3. Release the seat belt from both latches to  
prevent damage to the seat and belt.  
WARNING  
If the rear seat back is folded down or raised  
uncontrollably or without paying attention, it could  
cause damage to the vehicle and other objects.  
4. Fold down the folding tables located in the  
front seats.  
5. Move the second row seats forward.  
· Before folding down the backrest of the rear seat,  
Forward, always adjust the front seats so that  
neither the head restraints nor the rear seat back  
padding butt against them.  
6. Remove objects from the footwell in front of and  
behind the seat ÿ .  
7. Remove objects from the pocket behind the  
· Before folding down the rear seat backrest,  
always make sure there are no objects in the  
travel area of the backrest.  
corresponding seat.  
8. To unlock the rear seat back, pull the release  
lever ÿ fig. 90 all the way back.  
9. Guide the backrest down by hand until it is flat on  
the seat frame ÿ .  
Place the third row of seats in  
the load floor position  
When the seat is in the load floor position, do  
not allow anyone (even a child) to ride in it ÿ .  
Note and , at the beginning of this ca  
chapter, on page 102.  
The rear seats can be folded down separately to  
enlarge the trunk.  
10. Close the tailgate.  
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