Installing a Child-Restraint System

The passenger lap/shoulder belt can easily be converted into the automatic locking mode, which must be done to hold the child-restraint system.

Some child-restraint systems also employ specially designed LATCH attachments; refer to LATCH Child-Restraint Systems .

Follow these manufacturer's instructions when installing a child-restraint system on the passenger's seat, unless you are attaching a LATCH-equipped childrestraint system to the LATCH lower anchors. Refer to LATCH Child- Restraint Systems.

NOTE:
Follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions carefully. If you are not sure whether you have a LATCH system, check in the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions and follow them accordingly. Depending on the type of childrestraint system, it may not employ seat belts which are in automatic locking mode, however if it uses an upper tether, it may not be mounted properly in this vehicle as there is no safe way to anchor the tether. Confirm whether the child-restraint system can be used with seat belts by reading the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions.

Before installing a child-restraint system, make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminated by using the key to turn the passenger air bag off.

Refer to Passenger seat weight sensors.

Refer to Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Switch .

1. Make sure to remove articles from


1. Make sure to remove articles from behind the passenger seat that would prevent the seat from sliding back fully, and then slide the seat as far back as possible.

2. Secure the child-restraint system with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.

See the instructions on the childrestraint system for belt routing
instructions.

3. To get the retractor into the automatic locking mode, pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt until the entire length of the belt is out of the retractor.

4. Push the child-restraint system firmly into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt retracts as snugly as possible. Clicking from the retractor will be heard during retraction if the system is in automatic locking mode. If the belt does not lock the seat down tight, repeat this step.

5. Make sure the passenger air bag


5. Make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates by using the key to turn the passenger air bag off after installing a childrestraint system on the passenger seat.

WARNING:
Always make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light is illuminated when using a rear-facing child-restraint system:
Seating a child in a rear-facing childrestraint system that is installed on the passenger seat with the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light not illuminated is extremely dangerous. In an accident, a air bag could inflate and cause serious injuries or even death to the child seated in the rear-facing childrestraint system. Always make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light is illuminated using the key to turn the passenger air bag off.

Refer to Passenger seat weight sensors .

Refer to Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Switch .

NOTE:
- Inspect this function before each use of the child-restraint system. You should not be able to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode. When you remove the child-restraint system, be sure the belt fully retracts to return the system to emergency locking mode before occupants use the seat belts.

- Follow the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions carefully.

Depending on the type of child-restraint system, it may not employ seat belts which are in automatic locking mode, however if it uses an upper tether, it may not be mounted properly in this vehicle as there is no safe way to anchor the tether. Confirm whether the child-restraint system can be used with seat belts by reading the childrestraint system manufacturer's
instructions.

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