Installing child restraints

Follow the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions. Firmly secure child restraints to the outside rear seats using the LATCH anchors or a seat belt. Attach the top tether strap when installing 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 Children) system.

Child restraint LATCH anchors.


Child restraint LATCH anchors.

LATCH anchors are provided for the outside rear seats. (Buttons displaying the location of the anchors are attached to the seats.)

Seat belts equipped with a child


Seat belts equipped with a child restraint locking mechanism (ALR/ELR belts except drivers seat belt)

Anchor bracket (for top tether


Anchor bracket (for top tether strap).

Anchor brackets are provided for all rear seats.

Installation with LATCH system

Type A


1. Widen the gap between


1. Widen the gap between the seat cushion and seatback slightly.

2. Latch the hooks of lower straps onto the LATCH
anchorages.

3. If 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:
A symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a lower connector system.

Type B


1. Widen the gap between


1. Widen the gap between the seat cushion and seatback slightly.

2. Latch the buckles onto the LATCH anchors.

3. If 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:
A symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a lower connector system.

Installing child restraints using a seat belt (child restraint lock function belt)

Rear facing - Infant seat/convertible seat

Place the child seat on the rear


Place the child seat on the rear seat facing the rear of the vehicle.

Run the seat belt through the child


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

Fully extend the shoulder belt and


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 seat down


While pushing the child seat down into the rear seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child seat 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

Place the child seat on the seat


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

Run the seat belt through the child


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

Fully extend the shoulder belt and


Fully extend the shoulder belt 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 seat into


While pushing the child seat into the rear seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child seat 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.

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

Booster seat

Place the booster seat on the seat


Place the booster seat on the seat facing the front of the vehicle.

Sit the child in the booster seat. Fit


Sit the child in the booster seat. Fit the seat belt to the booster seat 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 possible.

Removing a child restraint 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

Secure the child restraint using a


Secure the child restraint using a seat belt or a lower anchors, and lock the head restraint in place at the lowest position.

Open the anchor bracket cover,


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

Make sure the top tether strap is securely latched.

Laws and regulations pertaining to anchorages

The LATCH system conforms to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2.

Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifications 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 discomfort to
the child.

CAUTION:
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 injured or even killed in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerve or an accident.


If the drivers seat interferes with the child


If the drivers seat interferes with the child restraint system and prevents it from being attached correctly, attach the child restraint system to the right-hand rear seat.

- Only put a forward facing or booster child seat on the front seat when unavoidable.

When installing a forward facing or booster child seat on the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible even if AIR BAG OFF indicator light is illuminated.

Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury if the airbags deploy (inflate).

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.

- Ensure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not twisted.

- Push and pull the child seat from side to side and forward to be sure it is secure.

- After securing a child restraint system, never adjust the seat.

- Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system manufacturer.

CAUTION:
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 sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

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. 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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