Correct sitting position for front passengerCorrect sitting position for front passenger  - Correct sitting positions - Safe driving - Safety - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

The front seat passenger must sit at least 25 cm away from the dash panel so that the airbag has enough room to inflate and give maximum protection in an accident.

For your own safety and to reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident, we recommend adjusting the front passenger's seat as follows:

Move the front passenger's seat as far back as possible ⇒  Adjust the backrest to an upright position so that your back remains in contact.
Adjust the backrest to an upright position so that your back remains in contact with the upholstery.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is level with the top of your head.
Keep both feet in the footwell in front of the seat.
Fasten your seat belt correctly.

In exceptional cases you can disable the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch*.

For detailed information on how to adjust the front passenger's seat, seegggggg 73, Seats and storage.


A passenger who is not sitting in the correct position or who is not wearing a seat belt can be fatally injured if the airbag is triggered.

  • Adjust the front passenger's seat so there is a distance of at least 25 cm between your breastbone and the dash panel.
  • Always keep your feet on the floor when the vehicle is moving; never rest them on the instrument panel, out of the window or on the seat. If you sit in an incorrect position, you increase your risk of injury in the event of sudden braking or an accident. If the airbag is triggered, you could sustain potentially fatal injuries by sitting out of position.
  • To reduce the risk of injury to the front passenger in the case of sudden braking or an accident, the passenger should never travel in a moving vehicle with the backrest reclined. The airbag system and seat belt can only provide proper protection when the backrest is in an upright position and the passenger is wearing the seat belt in the correct position. The further the backrest is tilted back, the greater the risk of injury due to incorrect positioning of the belt webbing or an incorrect sitting position.
  • Always adjust the head restraints properly for maximum protection.