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Fold Third Seat Down - SUV or VAN

This guide provides instructions on how to fold down the third-row seats in a Mitsubishi. Steps may apply to other makes and models. Some vehicles have electronic seats (power-folding) and you can fold the seats by pressing the switch by the trunk space.

Fold Third Seat Down - SUV or VAN
ESTIMATED TIME 2 min
DIY COST $0
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

 

  1. Open the rear hatch.  This will make it easier to access the seat.
  2. Push the tabs to release the headrests on the third row and remove them.  That will allow them to fold properly.
  3. Pull the loops on the corners of the seats to release the floor catches.
  4. Fold the third-row seats forward.

Are third-row seats removable? 

The third-row seats on most VANs and SUVs are not designed to be removed but they still can be removed with little effort.

The third row is bolted down with either four or 6 bolts. Once you remove those bolts you can easily remove the third row from the vehicle. 

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Fold Third Seat Down - SUV or VAN This guide provides instructions on how to fold down the third-row seats in a Mitsubishi. Steps may apply to other makes and models. Some vehicles have electronic seats (power-folding) and you can fold the seats by pressing the switch by the trunk space.