Installing child restraints

Follow the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions. Firmly secure the child restraints to the outboard second seats using the LATCH anchors or a seat belt. Attach the top tether strap when install- ing a child restraint.

The lap/shoulder belt can be used if your child restraint system is not compatible with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil- dren) system.

1 Child restraint LATCH

1 Child restraint LATCH anchors
LATCH anchors are provided for the outboard second seats.

(Buttons displaying the loca- tion of the anchors are attached to the seats.)

2 Seat belts equipped with a

2 Seat belts equipped with a child restraint locking mechanism (ALR/ELR belts except driver’s seat belt)

3 Anchor bracket (for top

3 Anchor bracket (for top tether strap)
Anchor brackets are provided for all second seats.

Installation with LATCH system

Fold the seatback forward and

Fold the seatback forward and then adjust it as upright as pos- sible.

Take off the covers between the

Take off the covers between the seat cushion and seatback, then confirm the position of the LATCH anchors below the symbol in the seatback.

Type A

Latch the hooks of the

lower straps onto theLatch the hooks of the lower straps onto the LATCH anchors

a top tether strap, the topIf the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor.

For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a lower connector system.

Type B

Latch the buckles onto

the LATCH anchors.Latch the buckles onto the LATCH anchors.

a top tether strap, the topIf the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor.

For owners in Canada:

The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a lower connector system.

Installing child restraints using a seat belt (child restraint lock func- tion belt)

- Rear-facing - Infant seat/Convertible sea

Fold the seatback while pulling

Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle lever. Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

Place the child restraint system

Place the child restraint system on the second seat facing the rear of the vehicle.

Run the seat belt through the

Run the seat belt through the child restraint system and insert the plate into the buckle. Make sure that the belt is not twisted.

Fully extend the shoulder belt

Fully extend the shoulder belt and then allow it to retract slightly in order to activate the ALR lock mode.

Lock mode allows the seat belt to retract only.

While pushing the child

While pushing the child restraint system down into the second seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child restraint system is securely in place.

After the shoulder belt has retracted to a point where there is no slack in the belt, pull the belt to check that it cannot be extended.

- Forward-facing - Convertible seat

Fold the seatback while pulling

Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle lever. Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

Place the child restraint system

Place the child restraint system on the seat facing the front of the vehicle.

Run the seat belt through the

Run the seat belt through the child restraint system and insert the plate into the buckle. Make sure that the belt is not twisted

Fully extend the shoulder strap

Fully extend the shoulder strap and then allow it to retract slightly into the ALR lock mode.

Lock mode allows the seat belt to retract only.

While pushing the child

While pushing the child restraint system into the second seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child restraint system is securely in place.

After the shoulder belt has retracted to a point where there is no slack in the belt, pull the belt to check that it cannot be extended.

a top tether strap, the topIf the child restraint system has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor.

- Booster seat

Fold the seatback while pulling

Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle lever. Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

Place the child restraint system

Place the child restraint system on the seat facing the front of the vehicle.

Sit the child in the child

Sit the child in the child restraint system. Fit the seat belt to the child restraint system according to the manufacturer’s instructions and insert the plate into the buckle. Make sure that the belt is not twisted.

Check that the shoulder belt is correctly positioned over the child’s shoulder, and that the lap belt is as low as possibl

Removing a child restraint system installed with a seat belt

Push the buckle release button

Push the buckle release button and fully retract the seat belt.

Child restraint systems with a top tether strap

using a seat belt orSecure the child restraint system using a seat belt or LATCH anchors, and do the following.

Outside

Adjust the head restraint to the

Adjust the head restraint to the upmost position.

Center

Lower the head restraint to the

Lower the head restraint to the lowest position.

latch the hook onto theOpen the anchor bracket cover, latch the hook onto the anchor bracket and tighten the top tether strap

Outside

Make sure the top tether strap is

Make sure the top tether strap is securely latched.

Center

Outside only: Adjust the head

Outside only: Adjust the head restraint to the downmost posi- tion.

- Laws and regulations pertaining to Anchors
The LATCH system conforms to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2.

Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifica- tions can be used.

This vehicle is designed to conform to the SAE J1819.

CAUTION

- When installing a booster seat
Do not fully extend the shoulder belt to prevent the belt from going to ALR lock mode: ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only which could cause injury or dis- comfort to the child.

- When installing a child restraint system
Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual and fix the child restraint system securely in place.

If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child or other passengers may be seriously injured or even killed in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

l If the driver’s seat interferes with the

l If the driver’s seat interferes with the child restraint system and prevents it from being attached correctly, attach the child restraint system to the right- hand second seat.
l Child restraint system installed on the third seat should not contact the second seatbacks

CAUTION

- When installing a child restraint syst

l Only put a forward-facing or booster

l Only put a forward-facing or booster child seat on the front seat when unavoidable. When installing a for- ward-facing or booster child restraint on the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible even if the AIR BAG OFF indicator light illumi- nates. Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury if the airbags deploy (inflate)
l When using the LATCH anchors for a child restraint system, move the seat as far back as possible, with the seatback close to the child restraint system.
l When a booster seat is installed, always ensure that the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of the child’s shoulder. The belt should be kept away from the child’s neck, but not so that it could fall off the child’s shoulder. Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

l Ensure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not twisted.
l Shake the child restraint left and right, and forward and back to ensure that it has been securely installed.
l After securing a child restraint system, never adjust the seat.
l Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system manufacturer.
- Do not use a seat belt extender
If a seat belt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the seat belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of sud- den braking, sudden swerving or a accident.

CAUTION

- To correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchors
When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects around the anchors and that the seat belt is not caught behind the child restraint system. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached, or it may cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.

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