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Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat?

Posted By: Moshe_Buhboot

Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/21/09 08:41 AM

Hi,

It might be a dumb question, but I have a KIA Sportage Wagon 2001. There are hindges on the front side of the seat suggesting that I can fold the seat toward the front seat and then fold downt the back rest - but I have not found anyway to do it and the owner manaual contain no guidance on that. Some tech specs sheets on the internet claim the seat is foldable.

Any suggestions?

Moshe
Posted By: 2002_Sporty

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/21/09 02:33 PM

There should be 1 knob on the top of each rear backrest, nearest the door, next to the headrest.
Pull the knobs upward while pulling the backrest twords the front of the vehicle.
This should fold the backrest down and onto the rear seat.
Make sure your front bucket seats are positioned all the way into the most forward resting position.
There is a lever in front of the bucket seats for this adjustment.
Once the bucket seats are out of the way, you can pull the whole rear seat assembly up and forward into a position resting on and or nearest the front bucket seats.
Hope that helps. Good day.
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/21/09 10:30 PM

Wow did anyone else need instructions? LOL
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/21/09 11:18 PM

I only found out about that about 8 months ago while here on the forum! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: DennisThompson

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/21/09 11:40 PM

After it's folded up just don't try to sleep back there, very lumpy! Tried it on an elk hunt, not fun <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: Everet

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/22/09 12:07 AM

Oh Dennis...use twin bed size air bed and it sleeps great!!!
Everet
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/22/09 01:17 AM

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Oh Dennis...use twin bed size air bed and it sleeps great!!!
Everet


This is a great idea I gotta try some time

Only problem is if you're camping and you do this, where you do put all your stuff that was in the car? Outside I guess? lol...
Posted By: Everet

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/22/09 01:57 AM

When I'm hillbilly camping like that,<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> extra stuff usually goes under a blue tarp outside the car except important stuff goes on the front seats. Usually sleep with my .45 Long Slide under the pillow... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Only problem is the windows take forever to unfog.

Everet
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Posted By: 2002_Sporty

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/22/09 07:33 AM

I rarely go into the back seat area. And you will never find me sitting back there! So I was a bit frustrated the first time I unfolded the contraption too. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> I didn't learn how to do it till the trash got so backed up that I had to unfold it to take it all out. We haul our trash to a dump site. I was yelling at the wife; "Pull your freaking seat forward so we can put the bench up woman"!!! My Bad... Now I have to do it all by myself from now on. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: DamKia

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/22/09 10:34 AM

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After it's folded up just don't try to sleep back there, very lumpy! Tried it on an elk hunt, not fun <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />.


Been there, done that, still seeing a Chiropractor..... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/22/09 11:25 AM

You think that's bad?

One time we were fishing/camping in Wyoming. When we got to our camp site and finished setting up our tents, about 10 PM, my Dad realizes his sleeping bag is MISSING. No extra blankets or anything. I offered to sleep in the car and let him use my tent and bag but he refused. What he did was just sleep on the back seat! Oww... He's short but not THAT short. What a miserable night for him! We didn't even think of folding the seats down, somehow neither of us thought it would be enough room back there.

It was a mystery to me where his bag went, because I KNEW we had packed it. We kept trying to figure out if it fell out of the car, or what.


Next day we drove home, found the bag... it turns out that after I had packed his bag, my Dad was not happy with how I packed the car and started re-packing things, moving stuff around... then while he was doing that, my Mom called him back inside to the phone, and he absent-mindedly carried the bag inside with him. When we got home the bag was sitting on his bed and he remembered the whole thing! LOL!!!!
Posted By: jaboo5322

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 01:41 AM

It's kinda tricky, but you can also fit a small gocart in the back if you fold the seats. Then the kiddies have something to drive. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 01:49 AM

You all will find that it is way more comfortable laying the seats down and bedding up ----I fit and im 6'2 and 250!

Did that when me and the wife were disputing <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 69442

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 01:53 AM

Did that when me and the wife were disputing <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" /> [/quote]

Dude, that's the way to show her!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/sleeping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/sleeping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/sleeping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/sleeping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/sleeping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/sleeping.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jaboo5322

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 01:58 AM

Nothing better than being able to go somewhere off the beaten path, pull into a little nook, and take a nap. But i prefer to lay the front seat down. Then letem try and find ya. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 69442

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 04:02 AM

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Nothing better than being able to go somewhere off the beaten path, pull into a little nook, and take a nap. But i prefer to lay the front seat down. Then letem try and find ya. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

With that thought, wish I had a Sporty back in High school. Could have made some real use of all these suggestions <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jaboo5322

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 05:01 AM

Then would we have actually ever graduated. LOL. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jaboo5322

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 05:13 AM

It could've been the land version of the red neck yat club. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Can you picture it? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 69442

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 05:48 AM

Just think of the places you could have wheeled off too for extra curricular activities <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Moshe_Buhboot

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 01:00 PM

Guys,

Thanks for the help. Did tried it before asking (not that dumb) - didn't work - maybe there is a problem - will see my local service.

Happy to see I managed to flare a discussion on sleeping out in the car :-)

Moshe
Posted By: Moshe_Buhboot

Re: Sportage Wagon: Howto fold rear seat? - 10/23/09 10:35 PM

OK - dumb after all :-)

Found that there are two latches on the back of the seat which do fold the seat forward. In my defense I will say that I couldn't seen them because they are covered by two pairs of folding seats which I keep for an occasional picnic.

Apparently I was picking on the wrong straps which only allow you to reclaine your seat.. thanks anyway...

Oh, and the floor underneath is lumpy.. will not consider sleeping there..

Moshe
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