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FITTING LATCH CHILD RESTRAINTS

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See CHILD SEAT SAFETY.

WARNING

Never 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

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 emergency braking.

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

To fit LATCH child restraint:

  1. A removable cover, displaying the LATCH symbol, indicates the position of the LATCH anchor points. Locate the recess at the bottom 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.

  2. Slide the child seat into position. Attach the child seat locking mechanisms 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, visually check the anchor points 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.