Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Front seats

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 your back 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*

WARNING

  • If you are too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel, the airbag system cannot provide the optimal protection, which increases the risk of injury and death.
  • To reduce the risk of injury 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 to 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 passengers in the rear seats.

Note

Applies to: vehicles with manually adjustable head restraints

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.

Power seat adjustment

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Fig. 53 Front seat: adjusting the seat (version A)

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Fig. 58 Front seat: adjusting the seat (version B)

The settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

Adjusting the backrests

  • To move the backrest forward or backward, press the button (1) forward 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 (5) > fig. 58.

Adjusting the side supports

  • You can adjust the side bolsters using the multifunction button (3) > fig. 58.

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 seat settings in the MMI

Applies to: vehicles with seat settings in the MMI

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Fig. 59 Center display: seat settings

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

Operating

Applies to: 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 (3) indicates which seat is selected.

Front seat massage function

Applies to: vehicles with massage function

Selecting the massage function

  • To open the Massage menu, press the button (5), fig. 58.

Switching the massage function on or off

Applies to: MMI

  • To switch the massage function on or off, press the button (5), fig. 58.
  • 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 minutes.

Additional settings in the MMI

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on 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 easier to 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 out of the top level and fold it downward.

WARNING

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

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