Checking Seat Belt Fit

When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/ shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the following questions.

■ Checklist


■ Checklist

• Do the child's knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat?

• Does the shoulder belt cross between the child's neck and arm?

• Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as possible, touching the child's thighs?

• Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip?

If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat.

Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in


Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger's front airbag inflates.

If a larger child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly, using a booster seat if needed.

    See also:

    Using a Track List
    You can also select a file directly from a track list on the audio display. Press the AUDIO button to show the audio display, then touch the Track List icon. The track list menu appears on ...

    Auto Door Locking
    The auto door locking feature has three possible settings: The auto door locking is deactivated all the time. The doors and tailgate lock whenever you move the shift lever out of the Park (P ...

    Going & Stopping
    If you glance at the Fit's specifications, one thing is likely to jump out at you: It's powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. One-point-five liters? The last time I was behind an engine tha ...