2024 Audi A4 Seats and Seat Belts Guide

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2024 Audi A4 Seats and Seat Belts Front seats Owner’s Manual 

In this guide, we’ll provide insights into the 2024 Audi A4’s front seats are ergonomically designed, adjustable, and equipped with various safety technologies to create a safe and comfortable driving experience.

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General information

Make sure that:

  • You can press the pedals down completely while your legs are slightly bent.
  • The distance between your upper body and the steering wheel or instrument panel is at least 10 inches (25 cm).
  • The distance between your knees and the instrument panel is at least 4 inches (10 cm).
  • Your thighs are lightly supported by the front surface of the seat.
  • The backrest is in an upright position and the back of the person seated is resting against it.
  • You have a sufficient view of the area around the vehicle.
  • You have a clear view of the instrument cluster, indicator lights, and the head-up display*.

Seat settings menu: quick access
Applies to: vehicles with seat settings in the MMI

If you press on the image of the driver’s or front passenger’s seat in the climate control system menu 1, you will go directly to the seat settings for that seat.

Warning

  • If you are too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel, the airbag system cannot: provide optimal protection, which increases the risk of injury and death.
  • To reduce the risk of injury to the driver in the event of sudden braking maneuvers or accidents, never drive with the backrest reclined very far. The airbag system and safety belts can only provide optimal protection when the backrest is in an upright position and the driver is wearing the safety belt correctly.
  • If the backrest is angled back too far, the safety belt can shift to soft areas of the body, such as the stomach, which increases the risk of injury.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, only adjust the seats when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Be careful when adjusting the seat. Lack of control or attention when adjusting can result in injuries due to pinching for vehicle occupants both in the front seats and rear seats.
  • Never place objects in the driver’s footwell. Objects could shift and enter the area around the pedals, which could prevent you from using them. You would then be unable to use the pedals if sudden driving or braking maneuvers were needed, which increases the risk of an accident.
  • Make sure that the floor mats are always securely attached.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, never place additional floor mats or other floor covers over the installed floor mats, because this reduces the pedal’s range of motion and can impair pedal operation.
  • To reduce the risk of injury, never place your. feet on the instrument panel, out of the window, or on the seat surfaces. This also applies to persons in the rear seats.

Note
To reduce the risk of damage, be very careful when adjusting the seat to make sure the head restraints do not come into contact with the roof..

Manual seat adjustment
Applies to: vehicles with manual adjustable seats,

The settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

Adjusting the seat position

  • To adjust the seat forward or back, pull the lever 1 and slide the seat.
  • To adjust the seat up or down, pullor press the lever2 .

Adjusting the backrests

  • To adjust the backrest forward or back, turn the adjusting wheel 3 .

Adjusting the upper thigh support

  • To increase or decrease the upper thigh support, lift the handle 4 and move the upper thigh support.

Adjusting the angle of the seat surface

  • To adjust the angle of the seat surface, pull or press the lever 5.

Adjusting the lumbar support

  • To adjust the lumbar support, press the button 6 in the desired direction.

WARNING

  • To reduce the risk of an accident, only adjust the driver’s seat when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Exercise caution when adjusting the seat height. Adjusting the seat carelessly or without checking can pinch hands and fingers.
  • The front seat backrests must not be reclined too far back when driving, because this impairs the effectiveness of the safety belts and airbag system, which increases the risk of injury.

Power seat adjustment

2024 Audi A4 Power seat adjustment 01The settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

Adjusting the backrests

  • To move the backrest forward or backward, press the but(t) foornwar d or backward.

Adjusting the seat position

  • To move the seat forward or backward, push the button 2 forward or backward.
  • To adjust the seat upward or downward, push the rear section of the button 2 upward or downward.
  • To adjust the seat surface, press the front part of the button 2 upward or downward.

Adjusting the lumbar support

  • To adjust the lumbar support, press the button 3 in the desired direction.

Adjusting the upper thigh support

  • To increase or decrease the upper thigh support, lift the handle 4 and move the upper thigh support.

Massage function

  • To switch the massage function on or off, press
    the button 3.

Adjusting the side supports
You can adjust the side bolsters using the multifunction
button 3 .

WARNING

  • To reduce the risk of an accident, only adjust the driver’s seat when the vehicle is stationary.
  • The power front seats can also be adjusted when the ignition is switched off. To reduce the risk of injury, children should never be left unattended in the vehicle for this reason.
  • Exercise caution when adjusting the seat height. Unsupervised or careless seat adjustment could cause parts of the body to get pinched, which increases the risk of injury.
  • The front seat backrests must not be reclined too far back when driving, because this impairs the effectiveness of the safety belts and airbag system, which increases the risk of injury.

Adjusting the front seats in the MMI

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The settings and the number of menus and buttons depend on the vehicle equipment.

Operating

Appliest o: MMI

  • Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Seats.
  • To access the various menus 1 swipe to the left or right.
  • To display the various seats, press ) or 2 .
    The red coloring in the symbol  indicates which seat is selected.

Massage
Additional seat settings

Front seat massage function

Applies to: vehicles with massage function

Selecting the massage function

  • To open the Massage menu, press the button 5

Switching the massage function on or off

Applies to: MMI

  • To switch the massage function on or off, press the button 5.
  • Press Start/Stop on the MMI.

Setting the massage type and intensity

Applies to: MMI

  • To adjust the massage type, press the desired button on the MMI, for example Wave.
  • To adjust the intensity of the massage, press Intensity on the MMI repeatedly until the desired level is reached.

Tips

The massage function switches off automatically after approximately 10 mint .

Additional setting: the MMI

  • Applies to: MMI: Selecton the home screen: VEHICLE > Seats.
  • Swipe to the left if necessary.
    Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following options may be available.

Reset seat position
You can adjust the position of the front passenger’s seat to match the driver’s seat.

Driver seat entry assistance
Entry assistance makes it easierto enter or exit the vehicle.

Front passenger seat adjustment
You can adjust the front passenger’s side with the driver’s seat buttons.

Front center armrest

‘Applies to: vehicles with a front center armrest

The front center armrest is located between the front seats.

Adjusting the center armrest
The settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

  • To adjust the armrest forward or backward, move the armrest in the desired direction.
  • To adjust the angle, raise the armrest in stages.
  • To move the armrest back into the original position, raise it slightly ouoft t he top level and fold it downward.

Warning
In certain positions, the front center armrest can interfere with arm movement, which increases the risk of injury.

Steering wheel

General information

Make sure that:

  • The distance between your upper body and the steering wheel is at least 10 inches (25 cm).
  • Your arms are bent slightly at the elbows.
  • You have a sufficient view of the area around the vehicle and you have a clear view of the instrument cluster and head-up display*.
  • You are always holding the steering wheel with both hands on the outer edge at the sides (9:00 and 3:00 position) when driving.

Warning

  • To reduce the risk of an accident, make sure the steering wheel is adjusted correctly and cannot be moved out of position before you start to drive.
  • If you are too close to the steering wheel, the driver’s airbag cannot provide optimal protection, which increases the risk of injury or fatality.
  • Never hold the steering wheel in the 12:00 position or in any other way, such as holding the center of the steering wheel. Otherwise, your arms, hands, and head could be injured in the event that the driver’s airbag deploys.

Adjusting the steering wheel position manually

Applies to: vehicles with manual steering wheel adjustment

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The steering wheel position is adjustable up and down and forward and back.

  • Press the lever in the direction of the arrow.
  • Bring the steering wheel into the desired position.
  • Push the lever all the way up until it engages.

Warning

  • To reduce the risk of an accident, only adjust the steering wheel before you start driving.
  • Push the lever upward firmly so that the steering wheel position does not change unintentionally while driving, which would increase the risk of an accident.

Head restraints

General information
Applies to: vehicles with adjustable head restraints

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Make sure that:

  • The upper edge of the head restraint is as even as possible with the top of your head.
  • The head restraint is as close as possible to the back of the head.
  • The head restraints in any occupied rear seats are all the way up.

Warning

  • There is one head restraint for each seat. All vehicle occupants must adjust the head restraints correctly before every trip. Having head restraints that are not adjusted correctly or not installed in the vehicle increases the risk of a neck injury during sudden or unexpected driving or braking maneuvers or in a collision.
  • Only remove the rear seat head restraints if, it is necessary to install a child safety seat. Stow the removed head restraints securely, for example in the luggage compartment. Reinstall the head restraints immediately once the child safety seat has been removed. Driving without head restraints increases the risk of serious neck injuries.

Front head restraints
Applies to: vehicles with adjustable head restraints

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Adjusting the head restraints

  • To adjust the head restraint upward or forward, slide it until it locks into place.
  • To adjust the head restraint downward or backward, press the button on the side and slide the head restraint. Release the button and slide the head restraint farther until it locks into place.

Rear head restraints
Applies to: vehicles with adjustable head restraints

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Adjusting the head restraints
This applies to: vehicles with manually adjustable head restraints

  • To adjust the head restraint upward, slide it until it locks into place.
  • To adjust the head restraint downward, press the button 2 and slide the head restraint. Release the button and slide the head restraint further until it locks into place.

Removing the head restraints
This applies to vehicles with removable head restraints

Applies to: vehicles with folding backrests:

  • Fold the backrest forward slightly
  • Move the head restraint upward all the way.
  • Insert a suitable object, such as the extended vehicle key or mechanical key, into the release point 1 on the inside or outside of the base.
  • Press the button 2 and pull the head restraint out of the backrest

Installing the head restraints
Applies to: vehicles with removable head restraints

  • Fold the backrest forward slightly.
  • Slide the posts on the head restraint down into the guides until the posts click into place.
  • Press the button 2 and slide the head restraint all the way down. It should not be possible to. remove the head restraint from the backrest without pressing the button.

Safety belts

General information
Each seat is equipped with a three-point safety belt. Safety belts that are worn correctly are the most effective way to reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries in a collision. Therefore, wear your safety belt correctly and make sure that all persons in the vehicle are also wearing their safety belts correctly when the vehicle is moving.

Even though your vehicle is equipped with an airbag system, each person in the vehicle must still always wear the appropriate safety belt. In addition to their normal protective function, safety belts also hold vehicle occupants in the correct seating position in the event of a collision so that the airbags can deploy correctly and provide additional protection. Safety belts provide protection during collisions when the airbags do not deploy or if they have already deployed.

Warning
The risk of serious or fatal injury increases if the safety belt is not fastened, if it is worn incorrectly, or damaged.

  • All vehicle occupants, including the driver, must fasten their safety belts correctly before every trip and must always keep their safety belts fastened during the trip, regardless of whether the seat is equipped with an airbag or not. This also applies to children that are seated in a child safety seat that is appropriate for their weight and age and that is secured with a safety belt.
  • In the event of a collision, vehicle occupants who are not wearing safety belts could be propelled through the vehicle interior and collide with vehicle components, such as the steering wheel, instrument panel, windshield, or doors. In some situations, vehicle occupants could also be ejected from the vehicle. Vehicle occupants in the rear seats who do not wear safety belts not only endanger themselves but also other persons in the vehicle.
  • Only one person may be fastened with a safety belt at a time. Never secure more than one person, including children, with a single safety belt.
  • Never allow children or infants to ride on another person’s lap and be belted into the safety belt with them.
  • Insert the belt buckle only in the belt latch belonging to the corresponding seat, so that the protective function is not impaired.
  • To ensure the maximum protective function of the safety belts, all persons in the vehicle must sit in the correct seating position.
  • Check the condition of your vehicle’s safety belts regularly. If you find damage to the belt webbing, the belt connections, the retractor, or the buckle, have the damaged safety belt replaced by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.
  • The safety belts must not be removed or modified in any way. Do not attempt to repair the safety belts yourself.
  • Safety belts that are strained during an accident must be replaced by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.

Correct safety belt positioning

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Fastened safety belts only offer optimal protection during an accident and reduce the risk of serious injury or death when they are positioned correctly. Furthermore, the correct safety belt position holds the vehicle occupant in place so that a deployed airbag can provide maximum protection. Therefore, always fasten the safety belt and make sure it is positioned correctly.

To ensure the safety belt is positioned correctly, make sure of the following points:

  • The lap portion of the safety belt must be located across the lap.
  • The shoulder portion of the safety belt must rest over the centre of the shoulder.
  • The safety belt must always rest flat and securely on the body.

For pregnant women, the safety belt must rest evenly across the chest and as low and flat as possible on the lap, so that no pressure is applied to the lower abdomen. This should be done throughout the entire pregnancy.

Warning
Incorrect safety belt positioning can cause serious injury in the event of an accident or during sudden braking or driving maneuvers.

  • Never drive with the backrest reclined extremely far. The more the backrest is tilted back, the greater the risk of injury due to the safety belt being routed incorrectly.
  • The safety belt itself for a loose safety belt can cause serious injuries if it shifts onto soft areas of the body, such as the stomach.
  • The shoulder portion of the safety belt must lie over the center of the shoulder and chest, and never under the arm, behind the back, or across the neck or face.
  • The lap portion of the safety belt must lie across the lap and never over the stomach.
  • The safety belt must lie flat and securely on the upper part of the body and the lap.
  • The belt webbing must not be pinched or twisted, or rub against sharp edges.
  • If the safety belt height is set incorrectly and/or the safety belt is routed incorrectly, then the safety belt’s protective function will be impaired in the event of an accident. Make sure the safety belt is at the right height and is routed correctly for the person in the vehicle who is using it.
  • A safety belt that is too loose may lead to injuries during an accident because your body will move farther forward due to kinetic energy and will be stopped abruptly by the belt.
  • Heavily bulky, loose clothing (for example, a coat over a sports jacket) may prevent the seat and safety belts from functioning correctly.
  • Do not position the safety belt over hard or breakable objects (such as glasses, pens, etc).
  • The lap belt portion of the safety belt must sit as low as possible on the lap of pregnant women and lie flat under the belly.

Note
Make sure that there are no hook-and-loop fasteners or sharp objects such as zippers or rivets on clothing in the area where the safety belt is worn. Otherwise, the safety belt could be damaged.

Fastening and unfastening safety belts

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Observe the safety precautions.

Fastening the safety belt

  • Pull the safety belt by the belt buckle evenly across your chest and lap.
  • Insert the belt buckle in the belt latch belonging to the seat until it audibly engages .
  • Pull on the belt to make sure that the belt is securely locked in the latch.

Unfastening the safety belt

  • Press the red button on the belt latch. The belt buckle will pop out.
  • Guide the belt back by hand so that the safety belt can roll up more easily.

Safety belt monitoring system

2024 Audi A4 Front head restraints (2)if the indicator light turns on or flashes, a front safety belt is not fastened or it has been unfastened while driving. There may be additional audible warning signals.

Adjusting the height of the safety belt

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  • To move the belt higher, slide the safety belt relay 2 upward.
  • To move the belt lower, press the release button 1 and slide the safety belt relay 2 downward.
  • To check if the safety belt relay is securely locked in place, pull firmly on the belt.

Tips
You can also adjust the height of the front seats to change the position of the safety belts.

Additional safety belt functions

Belt retractor lock
The safety belts on the rear seats and on the front passenger seat are equipped with a belt retractor lock.

  • If you secure a child safety seat with a safety belt, the belt retractor lock on the safety belt may need to be activated. Follow the instructions from the child safety seat manufacturer.
  • When a person in the vehicle has fastened a safety belt, the belt retractor lock should not be activated. If the belt retractor lock has been activated unexpectedly, deactivate it.

Deactivating or activating the belt retractor lock.

Safety belt retractor
The safety belts are equipped with an automatic belt retractor. This automatic retractor allows the safety belt to be pulled all the way out when the belt is pulled slowly. However, the automatic retractor locks during sudden braking maneuvers. It also locks the belts when accelerating, driving uphill, and driving around curves.

Belt force limiter
Safety belts with belt force limiters reduce the force placed on the body by the safety belts during a collision.

Safety belt pretensioners
Safety belts may be tightened with reversible belt tensioners when you start driving and in certain driving situations. If the safety belt is too loose, it will be tightened so that the belt will rest closer to the body.

In some collisions, pyrotechnic belt tensioners may secure the safety belts so that they cannot loosen. This reduces the forward movement of the persons in the vehicle.

Warning
The pyrotechnic system can only protect during one collision. If the pyrotechnic belt tensioners deploy, the pretensioning system must be replaced by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.

Tips
‘Smoke may be released when pyrotechnic belt tensioners deploy. This is not a sign of a vehicle fire.

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