Hyundai Santa Cruz Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Santa Cruz: Seats / Head Restraints

The vehicle’s front and rear (second row and/or third row) seats have adjustable head restraints. The head restraints provide comfort for passengers, but more importantly they are designed to help protect passengers from whiplash and other neck and spinal injuries during an accident, especially in a rear impact collision.


To help reduce the risk of serious injury or death in an accident, take the following precautions when adjusting your head restraints:

  • Always properly adjust the head restraints for all passengers BEFORE starting the vehicle.
  • NEVER let anyone ride in a seat with the head restraints removed or reversed.

  • Adjust the head restraints so the middle of the head restraints is at the same height as the height of the top of the eyes.
  • NEVER adjust the head restraints position of the driver’s seat when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Adjust the head restraints as close to the passenger’s head as possible. Do not use a seat cushion that holds the body away from the seatback.
  • Make sure the head restraints locks into position after adjusting it.


When sitting on the rear seat, do not adjust the height of the head restraints to the lowest position.


When there is no occupant in the rear seats, adjust the height of the head restraints to the lowest position. The rear seat head restraints can reduce the visibility of the rear area.


To prevent damage, NEVER hit or pull on the head restraints.

Unfolding the rear seat
1. Pull the strap to unlock the seat. 2. Carefully lower the seat bottom to the normal seating position. The seat bottom will remain in place under its own weight. WARNING Make sure the engine is ...

Front seat head restraints
The driver’s and front passenger’s seats are equipped with adjustable head restraint for the passengers safety and comfort. Adjusting the height up and down To raise the head restraint: 1. Pu ...

Other information:

Hyundai Santa Cruz 2021-2024 Owners Manual: Child Restraint System (CRS)
Children Always in the Rear WARNING Always properly restrain children in the vehicle. Children of all ages are safer when restrained in the rear seat. A child riding in the front passenger seat can be forcefully struck by an inflating air bag resulting in SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH. Children unde ...

Hyundai Santa Cruz 2021-2024 Owners Manual: Engine Start/Stop Button
Whenever the front door is opened, the Engine Start/Stop button will illuminate and will go off 30 seconds after the door is closed. WARNING To turn the vehicle off in an emergency: Press and hold the Engine Start/Stop button for more than two seconds OR Rapidly press and release the Engine ...

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