Installation of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether anchorages (LATCH)

WARNING

● Child restraint systems and seatbelts can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check the child restraint system before you place a child in it.

● Do not leave an unsecured child restraint system in your vehicle. Unsecured child restraint systems can be thrown around inside of the vehicle in a sudden stop, turn or accident; they can strike and injure vehicle occupants as well as result in serious injuries or death to the child.

CAUTION

When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturers instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If it is not held tight and secure, the danger of your child suffering personal injury in the event of an accident may be increased.

Some types of child restraint systems can be installed on the rear seat of your vehicle without use of the seatbelts. Such child restraint systems are secured to the dedicated anchorages provided on the vehicle body.

The lower and tether anchorages are sometimes referred to as the LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).


Your vehicle is equipped with four lower anchorages (bars) and three upper anchorages


Your vehicle is equipped with four lower anchorages (bars) and three upper anchorages (tether anchorages) for accommodating such child restraint systems.

installing a child restraint system only on the rear seat window-side seating


installing a child restraint system only on the rear seat window-side seating positions. For each window-side seating position, two lower anchorages are provided. Each lower anchorage is located behind the cover of seatback bottom.

Legacy


Legacy

The tether anchorages (upper anchorages) are provided for all the seating positions (center and both window-side ones) of the rear seat.

You will find marks  at the bottom


You will find marks of the rear seat seatbacks. These marks indicate the positions of the lower anchorages at the bottom
of the rear seat seatbacks. These marks indicate the positions of the lower anchorages (bars).

Each lower anchorage is located behind the cover of seatback bottom.

CAUTION

When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturers instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If it is not held tight and secure, the danger of your child suffering personal injury in the event of an accident may be increased.

Peel off the anchorage cover from the selected side of the rear seatback to expose


Peel off the anchorage cover from the selected side of the rear seatback to expose the anchorages (bars) to be used for installation of the child restraint system.

1. While following the instructions supplied by the child restraint system manufacturer,


1. While following the instructions supplied by the child restraint system manufacturer, connect the lower hooks onto the lower anchorages located at marks on the bottom of the rear seatback. When the hooks are connected, make sure
marks on the bottom of the rear seatback. When the hooks are connected, make sure the adjacent seatbelts are not caught.

2. If your child restraint system is of a flexible attachment type (which uses


2. If your child restraint system is of a flexible attachment type (which uses tether belts to connect the child restraint system properly to the lower anchorages), while pushing the child restraint into the seat cushion, pull both left and right lower tether belts up to secure the child restraint system firmly by taking up the slack in the belt.

3. Connect the top tether hook to the tether anchorage and firmly tighten the tether. For information on how to set the top tether, refer to Top tether anchorages F1-36.

4. Before seating a child in the child restraint system, try to move it back


4. Before seating a child in the child restraint system, try to move it back and forth and left and right to verify that it is firmly secured in the center of the seat.

5. To remove the child restraint system, follow the reverse procedures of installation. If you have any question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer.

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