Installing child restraints

Follow the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions. Firmly secure child restraints to the 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 outer 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 brackets (for top tether


Anchor brackets (for top tether strap)
An anchor bracket is provided for each rear seat.

Installation with LATCH system

1. Fold the seatback while pulling the


1. Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle adjustment lever.

Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

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

- Type A.

3. Latch the hooks of the lower straps


3. Latch the hooks of the lower straps onto the LATCH anchors. If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor bracket.

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

- Type B

3. Latch the buckles onto the LATCH


3. Latch the buckles onto the LATCH anchors. If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor bracket.

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

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

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

Rear-facing - Infant seat/convertible seat

Fold the seatback while pulling the


Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle adjustment lever.

Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

Place the child restraint system on


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

Run the seat belt through the child


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 and


Fully extend the shoulder belt and allow it to retract to put it in lock mode. In lock mode, the belt cannot be extended.

While pushing the child restraint


While pushing the child restraint system down into the rear 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 the


Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle adjustment lever.

Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

Place the child restraint system on


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

Run the seat belt through the child


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 and


Fully extend the shoulder belt and allow it to retract to put it in lock mode. In lock mode, the belt cannot be extended.

While pushing the child restraint


While pushing the child restraint system into the rear 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.

If the child restraint 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 the


Fold the seatback while pulling the seatback angle adjustment lever.

Return the seatback and secure it at the first lock position.

Place the child restraint system on


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

Sit the child in the child restraint


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 possible.

Removing a child restraint installed with a seat belt

Press the buckle release button


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

Child restraint systems with a top tether strap

Secure the child restraint system


Secure the child restraint system using a seat belt or the lower anchors, and remove the head restraint.

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.

Replace the head restraint and lift


Replace the head restraint and lift it up to the uppermost lock position.

Laws and regulations pertaining to anchors

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 To prevent the belt from going into ALR lock mode, do not fully extend the shoulder
belt. ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only. This 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 swerving 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.

Adjust the front passenger seat so that it does not interfere with the child restraint system.

Only put a forward-facing child restraint system on the front seat when unavoidable.

When installing a forward-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible even if the AIR BAG OFF indicator light is illuminated. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury if the airbags deploy (inflate).

When installing a child restraint system in the rear center seat, adjust both seat
cushions to the same position and align both seatbacks at the same angle. The seatbacks must be adjusted to the same angle. Otherwise, the child restraint system
cannot be securely restrained and this may cause death or serious injuries in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

When using the LATCH system, move the seat as far back as possible and adjust the seatback as upright as possible.

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.

CAUTION:
When installing a child restraint system Ensure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not twisted.

Push and pull the child restraint system 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.

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 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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