Installing a Child Seat with LATCH

Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) at the rear seats to secure a child seat in any seating position: one in each outer seating position, or one in the center.

The five lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.

The location of each lower anchor is indicated by a small button above the anchor point.

When you install a child seat in the


When you install a child seat in the rear center seating position, use the center lower anchors as shown in the illustration. To install a child seat in either outer seating position, use the outer lower anchors. You can install up to two child seats at a time using the outer lower anchors.

Do not attach two child seat connectors to a single lower anchor at a time.

Using the Outer LATCH

To install a LATCH-compatible child


To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in either of the rear outer seats:

1. Store the seat belt buckle or tongue in the storage pockets.

2. Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the anchors.

3. Place the child seat on the vehicle


3. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions.

Some LATCH-compatible seats have a rigid-type connector as shown above.

Other LATCH-compatible seats have


Other LATCH-compatible seats have a flexible-type connector as shown above.

4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker’s instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit.

5. If equipped

Remove the dual deck cargo shelf.

6. Route the tether strap over the


6. Route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the legs of the head restraint, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the tether strap is not twisted.

7. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions.

8. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure.

9. Reinstall the dual deck cargo shelf.

Using the Center LATCH

To install a LATCH-compatible child


To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in the rear center seating position, use the center lower anchors as shown above.

1. Follow step 1 through 5 as described previously to secure the child seat.

2. Pull down the cover to access the tether anchor.

3. Route the tether strap over the


3. Route the tether strap over the seat-back, then attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor in the ceiling, making sure the strap is not twisted. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions.

4. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure.

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