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LATCH path and attempt to move it side to side and back and forth. There should be no more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of

movement for proper installation.

Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash


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A crash can damage the LATCH

system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly

secure the child restraint, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the

LATCH system is working properly after a crash, see your dealer to

have the system inspected and any necessary replacements made as

soon as possible.

If the vehicle has the LATCH system and it was being used during a crash, new LATCH system parts may be



New parts and repairs may be

necessary even if the LATCH system was not being used at the time of the crash.

Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)

When securing a child restraint with the seat belts in a rear seat position,

study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is

compatible with this vehicle.

If the child restraint has the LATCH

system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) 0 103 for how and where to install the child

restraint using LATCH. If a child restraint is secured in the vehicle

using a seat belt and it uses a top

tether, see Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) 0 103 for top tether anchor locations.

Do not secure a child seat in a

position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that

the top tether be anchored, or if the


instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored.

If the child restraint or vehicle seat position does not have the LATCH

system, you will be using the seat belt to secure the child restraint. Be sure

to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint.

If more than one child restraint needs to be installed in the rear seat, be sure to read Where to Put the Restraint

0 102.


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The power seats will work with the ignition off. Children could operate the power seats and be injured.

Never leave children alone in the vehicle.









Do not adjust the power seat when a child restraint is installed.

Adjusting the seat may cause damage to the installed child

restraint. Use the window lockout button on the driver door to

prevent adjustment of the seat whenever a child restraint is


If the rear seat is adjustable, make

sure the rear seat is positioned fully rearward before installing a child


1. Put the child restraint on the seat.

2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of

the vehicle's seat belt through or around the restraint. The child

restraint instructions will show you how.

3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.

Position the release button on

the buckle, away from the child

restraint system, so that the seat belt could be quickly unbuckled

if necessary.

4. Pull the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the

lock. When the retractor lock is

set, the belt can be tightened but not pulled out of the retractor.