Audi A3  Setting off  Seats and storage  Luggage compartment
The backrests can be folded down separately or together.
Folding down backrest
Slide the head restraint(s) downwards Link.
Press the release lever -A- in the direction indicated (arrow).
Fold down the backrest.
Returning backrest to an upright position
Push the backrest up until it engages securely WARNING!. The red marking on the tab -B- should no longer be visible when the backrest is properly secured.
  • Make sure that the rear backrest is securely locked in position so that the seat belt can provide proper protection on the centre rear seat.
  • The rear backrest must always be securely latched so that objects stored in the luggage compartment will not fly forward during sudden braking.
  • If you need to adjust the front seats when either of the rear backrests is folded forwards, please take care to avoid damaging the rear head restraints. If necessary, remove the appropriate head restraints before you slide back the front seats.
  • When returning the backrest to an upright position, make sure that the seat belts for the outer rear seats are not caught up and damaged in the catches for the backrest.

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