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2014 Fold Down Front Seat?

Hi all,

Got a 14 Versa Note recently. In the brochure it says the front passenger seat can be folded down to carry long items. I tried it the other day and couldn't figure out how. Is there another lever that's for folding down instead of the recliner lever?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,

Got a 14 Versa Note recently. In the brochure it says the front passenger seat can be folded down to carry long items. I tried it the other day and couldn't figure out how. Is there another lever that's for folding down instead of the recliner lever?

Thanks in advance.
I have the Note SV (w/o SL pkg) and there is no fold down feature on the front pass seat. I also checked the printed brochure I have and it does not indicate that feature either. Maybe it was a feature Nissan deleted right before they started selling the car, which is exactly what happened to my Jeep GC.
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Hi all,

Got a 14 Versa Note recently. In the brochure it says the front passenger seat can be folded down to carry long items. I tried it the other day and couldn't figure out how. Is there another lever that's for folding down instead of the recliner lever?

Thanks in advance.
i saw that in the brochure too and tried it myself....the front passenger seat will recline pretty far down, but it wont fold all the way flat. either there is a version of the Note that does this or we were seriously jipped out of a feature that was advertised in the brochure. i have the SL trim btw just in case you're wondering
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could you post up the brochure? I'd like to see it. If it's in nissan literature I would have people start contacting nissan. Mistakes like this usually end up getting you some freebies. I doubt they would give you a new seat but some maintenance coupons would be nice.

On the older style V's you could slide the front seat all the way forward and then recline it perfectly flat to meet up with the rear seat. Of course you would need to remove the headrest first. Maybe that is what they mean. Quite a handy feature and I never had a car that did this before the Versa. A feature nissan really should have emphasized from the beginning.


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could you post up the brochure? I'd like to see it. If it's in nissan literature I would have people start contacting nissan. Mistakes like this usually end up getting you some freebies. I doubt they would give you a new seat but some maintenance coupons would be nice.

On the older style V's you could slide the front seat all the way forward and then recline it perfectly flat to meet up with the rear seat. Of course you would need to remove the headrest first. Maybe that is what they mean. Quite a handy feature and I never had a car that did this before the Versa. A feature nissan really should have emphasized from the beginning.
I think the OP and myself may have misinterpreted a piece of the brochure as the text that I read reads thus: for another smart move, the front passenger seat folds down and makes room for longer items - even a ladder or surfboard will fit.

In other words it does not "fold flat", just folds down which it does fold down pretty far
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So it is like the old Versa's. While most of us think fold flat front seat means fold forward and flat the Versa reclines flat with head rest removed and the seat slid all the way forward. I did some google searching and it appears a few other cars do this as well. The fit and scion TC to name a few. Here is a pic of what I'm talking about but on a fit because I can't find a pic of it done on a Versa.



It is an awesome feature and I use if very often. Whether it be camping to relax and spread out or to haul stuff. I just posted how I carried 13 cartons of hardwood flooring in my old sedan. The cartons are 7 feet long each. I removed the rear seat back (I don't have fold down seats), laid the front seat flat and they fit easily.


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So it is like the old Versa's. While most of us think fold flat front seat means fold forward and flat the Versa reclines flat with head rest removed and the seat slid all the way forward. I did some google searching and it appears a few other cars do this as well. The fit and scion TC to name a few. Here is a pic of what I'm talking about but on a fit because I can't find a pic of it done on a Versa.



It is an awesome feature and I use if very often. Whether it be camping to relax and spread out or to haul stuff. I just posted how I carried 13 cartons of hardwood flooring in my old sedan. The cartons are 7 feet long each. I removed the rear seat back (I don't have fold down seats), laid the front seat flat and they fit easily.
Unfortunately the front passenger seat in the note does not do that even with the headrest removed...it folds down pretty far but it does not fold to the point where it's even with the back seat
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Unfortunately the front passenger seat in the note does not do that even with the headrest removed...it folds down pretty far but it does not fold to the point where it's even with the back seat

That really sucks. Kudo's to the honda fit's interior design. They did an amazing job in such a small space. I assume the new Versa sedan and Micra don't do this either .


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So it is like the old Versa's. While most of us think fold flat front seat means fold forward and flat the Versa reclines flat with head rest removed and the seat slid all the way forward. I did some google searching and it appears a few other cars do this as well. The fit and scion TC to name a few. Here is a pic of what I'm talking about but on a fit because I can't find a pic of it done on a Versa.



It is an awesome feature and I use if very often. Whether it be camping to relax and spread out or to haul stuff. I just posted how I carried 13 cartons of hardwood flooring in my old sedan. The cartons are 7 feet long each. I removed the rear seat back (I don't have fold down seats), laid the front seat flat and they fit easily.
Ha, that's pretty awesome how the back seat bottom part actually matches the front seat back support down to the grey insert lol. I'm gonna try to do this on my Versa lol

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