Ford Explorer: Seats / Head Restraints

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Owners Manual / Seats / Head Restraints

WARNING: Fully adjust the head restraint before you sit in or operate your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraint when your vehicle is moving.

WARNING: The head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. Failure to adjust the head restraint properly could reduce its effectiveness during certain impacts.

Note: Adjust the seat backrest to an upright driving position before adjusting the head restraint. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of it is level with the top of your head and as far forward as possible. Make sure that you remain comfortable. If you are extremely tall, adjust the head restraint to its highest position.

Adjusting the Head Restraints

Front Seat Head Restraints

The head restraints consist of:

A - An energy absorbing head restraint.

B - Two steel stems.

C - Guide sleeve adjust and release button.

Raising the Head Restraint

Pull the head restraint up.

Lowering the Head Restraint

  1. Press and hold button C.
  2. Push the head restraint down.

Second Row Center Seat Head Restraint (If Equipped)

The head restraints consist of:

A - An energy absorbing head restraint.

B - Two steel stems.

C - Guide sleeve adjust and release buttons.

Removing the Head Restraint

  1. Press and hold both C buttons.
  2. Pull the head restraint up.

Installing the Head Restraint

Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

Second Row Outermost Seat Head Restraints

The head restraints consist of:

A -An energy absorbing head restraint.

B - Fold button.

C - Two steel stems.

D - Guide sleeve unlock and remove button.

Folding the Head Restraint

  1. Press and hold button B.
  2. Pull the head restraint back up to reset.

Removing the Head Restraint

  1. Press and hold both D buttons.
  2. Pull the head restraint up

Installing the Head Restraint

Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

Third Row Seat Head Restraints

The head restraints consist of:

A - An energy absorbing head restraint.

B - Two steel stems.

C - Fold strap.

Folding the Head Restraint

Pull the fold strap (C). Pull the head restraint back up to reset.

Note: Press the stow or fold button on the power folding seats to fold the head restraint.

Tilting Head Restraints

The front head restraints tilt for extra comfort. To tilt the head restraint, do the following:

Adjust the seat backrest to an upright driving or riding position.

Pivot the head restraint forward toward your head to the desired position.

After the head restraint reaches the forward-most tilt position, pivot it forward again to release it to the rearward, un-tilted position.

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