Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Making a luggage compartmentSeat and seat belts / Making a luggage compartment
► When making a luggage compartment, never arrange the seats while the vehicle
is being driven or is on an incline. The seats could move unexpectedly or more than
required and cause a serious accident.
► If required, always operate the seating before the vehicle is in motion.
► Do not allow anyone to ride in the luggage compartment while the vehicle is in motion. People who are not properly seated and restrained can be seriously injured or killed in an accident.
► The luggage compartment in the rear of the vehicle should never be used as a play area by children.
Children should be seated with seat belts fastened when the vehicle is in motion.
► Confirm that the seatback locks securely when it is returned.
► Do not stack luggage in the vehicle higher than the seatback height. Also,
firmly secure the luggage.
Serious accidents could result due to unrestrained objects entering the passenger compartment during sudden braking.
► Make sure that the seat is operated by an adult. If it is operated by a child, an unexpected accident might occur.
► Be careful not to catch your hands or feet when arranging the seat. Personal injury could result.
Folding the rear seatbacks forward
The passenger and luggage compartments can be joined by folding the seatback forward. This is useful for carrying long objects.
The seatbacks can be folded with the rear seat release button or luggage compartment lever.
► The seatbacks can be folded one side at a time.
1. Use the rear seat release button (A) or the luggage compartment levers (B).
2. The seatbacks fold forward.
Confirm that the seatback locks securely when it is returned.
► When folding the seatbacks forward from behind, an adult should perform
the operation, making sure there is no one in the rear seat. The seatback could
fall forward suddenly and trap the person between it and the seat cushion, causing
a serious injury.
It is difficult to see the rear seat from behind, so be especially careful of small children.
► After returning the seatbacks to their upright positions, make sure that the seatbacks lock in place and are firmly secured.
Also check to be sure that the rear seat belts are in front of the seatbacks, and not caught behind the seatbacks.
► The exhaust pipe remains hot for a while after stopping the engine, so be sure not to touch it.