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FITTING LATCH CHILD RESTRAINTS

WARNING

Do not attempt to fit LATCH child restraints to the center rear seating position. The anchor bars are not designed to hold a LATCH child restraint in this position. The child could be endangered in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle.

WARNING

If removing a head restraint in order to fit a child restraint, always secure the head restraint when storing it. In the event of an accident, an unsecured object could cause serious injury.

WARNING

Always refit a removed head restraint after the child restraint is removed. The head restraint must be positioned correctly to restrain rearward movement of the head in a collision. An incorrectly adjusted head restraint increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a collision.

WARNING

WARNING! Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.

WARNING

If the child restraint is not correctly anchored, there is a significant risk of injury to the child in the event of a collision or an emergency braking maneuver.

Both of the outer rear seat positions are equipped to accept LATCH child restraints.

To fit a LATCH child seat:

  1. A removable cover, displaying the LATCH symbol, indicates the position of the LATCH anchor points.

  2. Locate the recess at the top of each access cover. Lightly pull forward to release, and remove. The vehicle's lower anchor points are now accessible.

    NOTES

    Store the access covers safely. Refit the covers when the child restraint is removed from the vehicle.

  3. Slide the child seat into position. Attach the child seat locking mechanism to the seat anchor points.

For child seats fitted with non-rigid LATCH connectors, connect the lower tether strap hooks to the anchor bars and tighten the straps.

Test the security of the child restraint. To do this, attempt to pull the restraint away from the vehicle's seat and twist the restraint from side to side. Even if the restraint appears secure, the anchor points should be checked visually to make sure they are correctly attached.

NOTES

Always make sure that if an upper tether is provided, it is fitted and tightened correctly.

NOTES

For child restraints fitted with a support leg, adjust the leg so that it rests firmly on the floor.