Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
If the seatback isn’t locked, it could move
forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could
cause injury to the person sitting there. Always
press rearward on the seatback to be sure it 
is locked.
The seatbacks on each section of the split bench seat 
can be either folded forward or reclined. The following
explains how to use the nylon strap to fold or recline 
the seatbacks.
To fold the seatback
forward, pull this nylon
strap located on the rear of
the seat. The seatback will
lock into place.
To raise a seatback, pull the nylon strap while raising the
seatback until it locks upright. Push and pull on the
seatback to check that it is locked into place.
To recline the seatback, pull the nylon strap. Press back
on the seatback until you reach the desired position then
let go of the nylon strap.
To return the seatback to an upright position, pull on the
nylon strap without putting any pressure on the
seatback. Push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is
locked into place.