2003 Subaru Forester XS User Manual

2003 Subaru Forester XS Owner Manual Excerpts

Head restraint adjustment
To raise the head restraint, pull it up.
To lower it, push the head restraint down while pressing the release button on the top of the seatback.
The head restraint should be adjusted so that the center of the head restraint is closest to the top of the occupant’s ears.
Never drive the vehicle with the head restraints removed because they are designed to reduce the risk of serious neck injury in the event that the vehicle is struck from the rear.
If the seatback is reclined rearward to the same level as the rear seat cushion with the head restraint
removed, a wide flat bed is made available.
1. Slide the front seat forward as far as possible.
2. Pull off the head restraint while pressing the release button.
3. Recline the seatback rearward up to the lowest position. Remember to reinstall the head restraint whenever the seatback is raised back.