Head Restraints

See page for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints.

Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from the likelihood of whiplash and other injuries.

They are most effective when you


They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint.

Adjusting the Head Restraint


Adjusting the Head Restraint

The head restraints adjust for height.

You need both hands to adjust a restraint.Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward.

To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down.

To pivot the outer head restraint


To pivot the outer head restraint down for better visibility, press the tilt button on the side of the head restraint. It folds down forward. To raise the head restraint, pivot it up by hand. Make sure the head restraint locks in position.

Removing the Head Restraint


Removing the Head Restraint

To remove a head restraint, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seat-back.

When a passenger is seated in the rear center seating position, make sure the center head restraint is properly adjusted.

Failure to reinstall the head


Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash.

Always replace the head restraints before driving.

Make sure the removed head restraints are securely stored.

When reinstalling a head restraint, put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button.

Make sure the head restraint locks in position when you reinstall it.

Active Head Restraints

The driver’s and front passenger’s


The driver’s and front passenger’s seats have active head restraints. If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward.

This reduces the distance between the restraint and the occupant’s head.

It also helps protect the occupants against the likelihood of whiplash and injuries to the neck and upper spine.

After a collision, the activated restraint should return to its normal position.

If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by a Honda dealer.

For a head restraint system to work properly:

Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or from the restraint legs.

Do not place any object between an occupant and the seat-back.

Install each restraint in its proper location.

Only use genuine Honda replacement head restraints.

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