‘LATCH’ TYPE CHILD RESTRAINTS
Fitting the restraints This type of child restraint system should only be fitted in the two outer seating positions of the second row seats. Anchor bars built into the rear seat frame enable ‘LATCH’ type restraints to be securely attached to the vehicle seat in these positions only. The anchor bar locations are shown in the illustration above.
Pass the tether strap over the top of the seat back and beneath the underside of the head restraint. Attach the clip on the head of the tether strap to the appropriate tether anchor and tighten the tether strap.
If the restraint is not correctly anchored, there is a significant risk of injury to the child, in the event of a collision or emergency braking.
DO NOT attempt to fit ‘LATCH’ type restraints to the center seating position - the anchor bars are designed to hold restraints in the outer seating positions only.
When fitting this type of child restraint, always follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the restraint.
‘LATCH’ (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) The ‘LATCH’ three-point type child restraint system complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and is approved for fitting in your vehicle.
Once the restraint is installed, test the security of the installation before seating the child. Attempt to twist the restraint from side to side, and to pull the restraint away from the vehicle seat, then check that the anchors are still securely in place.