Honda Accord: Adjust the Seat-Backs - Protecting Adults and Teens - Driver and Passenger Safety - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Adjust the Seat-Backs

Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a

Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel.

Passengers with adjustable seatbacks should also adjust their seatback to a comfortable, upright position.

Reclining the seat-back too far

Reclining the seat-back too far can result in serious injury or death in a crash.

Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat.

Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant’s chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury.

See page for how to adjust the manual adjustable seat-back, and page for the power adjustable seat-back.

    Adjust the Front Seats.
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    Adjust the Head Restraints
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