I had to end up turning it off, my 4-yr old was getting crushed by the seat. It was fine when he was paying attention but if he was asleep and I didn't realize it his leg would be smashed, not good.Incidentally, this feature can be turned off via the system settings. I asked my dealer about this because my kids will be riding in the back and I didn't want to crush their legs every time I got out!
If your kids get crushed by the drivers seat retracting, then what if a grown adult were sitting behind? Especially with the already very little let room in the rear already. Sounds like most people are turning off this system? How far back does the seat actually retract?I turned it off too, because each of us was crushed by it at some point during the test drives. Then my son's 9 year old friend was crushed by it. And, even though we seldom have anyone in that seat, I often put my camera bag behind the driver's seat - where it gets crushed. It's OK in the QP, because there is more leg room.
The Easy Entry/Exit system uses a set of predefined rules based on where you have the driver seat positioned when you place the ignition switch to the OFF position, it uses those rules to calculate seat movement to its easy entry/exit final position (Page 89 of Owner's Manual as mentioned by another contributer), the reason that your seat didn't move and only steering wheel was lifted is because:Now this is interesting. I'm driving a loaner SQ4, and only the steering wheel lifts when I shut it off. It has the Premium Pack, and there is an MTC menu option to enable/disable Easy Exit Seat. I disabled it to see what would happen, and of course nothing moved when I shut off the car. When I re-enabled it, only the steering wheel lifted. I'm not sure what to make of it.