Kia Forte: Seat / Front seat adjustment - power

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seat / Front seat adjustment - power

The front seat can be adjusted by using the control switch located on the outside of the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust the seat to the proper position so as to easily control the steering wheel, pedals and switches on the instrument panel.

WARNING - Unattended children

Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle. Children might operate features of the vehicle that could injure them.

CAUTION - Power seat adjustments

The power seating controls function by electronic motor. Excessive operation may cause damage to the electrical equipment.

CAUTION - Power Seating

Do not operate two or more power seat control switches at the same time. Doing so may damage the power seat motor or electrical components.

When in operation, the power seatconsumes a large amount of electrical power. To prevent unnecessary charging system drain, don’t adjust the power seat longer than necessary while the engine is not running.

Forward and backward

Push the control switch forward or backward to move the seat to the desired position. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.

Seatback angle

Push the control switch forward or backward to move the seatback to the desired angle. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.

Seat cushion tilt and height

Seat cushion tilt

• Pull the front portion of the control switch up to raise or press down to lower the front part of the seat.

Seat height

• Pull the rear portion of the control switch up to raise or press down to lower the seat cushion. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.

Lumbar support (for driver’s seat, if equipped)

The lumbar support can be adjusted by pressing the lumbar support switch on the side of the driver's seat. Press the front portion of the switch to increase support, or the rear portion of the switch to decrease support.

Front seat adjustment -manual
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