LATCH Lower Anchors System

LATCH label location (Hardtop models)

LATCH label location (Hardtop models)

LATCH label location (CrossCabriolet models)

LATCH label location (CrossCabriolet models)

Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor points that are used with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible child restraints. This system may also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.

The LATCH anchor points are provided to install child restraints in the rear outboard seating positions only.

LATCH lower anchor

WARNING

Failure to follow the warnings and instructions for proper use and installation of child restraints could result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a sudden stop or collision:

Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown in the illustration.
Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the LATCH lower anchors. The child restraint will not be secured properly.
Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower anchor area. Feel to make sure there are no obstructions over the anchors such as seat belt webbing or seat cushion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the lower anchors are obstructed.

LATCH lower anchor location

LATCH lower anchor location

LATCH lower anchor location The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is attached to the seatback to help you locate the LATCH anchors.

LATCH webbing-mounted attachment

LATCH webbing-mounted attachment

Installing child restraint LATCH lower anchor attachments LATCH compatible child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Check your child restraint for a label stating that it is compatible with LATCH. This information may also be in the instructions provided by the child restraint manufacturer.

LATCH rigid-mounted attachment

LATCH rigid-mounted attachment

If your vehicle is equipped with a top tether anchor, it must be used when installing child restraints with the LATCH lower anchor attachments or seat belts. See “Top tether anchor (Hardtop models)” later in this section for installation instructions (Hardtop models).

When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual and those supplied with the child restraint.

Top tether anchor (Hardtop models)

Top tether anchor (Hardtop models)

WARNING

If the cargo cover (if so equipped) contacts the top tether strap when it is attached to the top tether anchor, remove the cargo cover from the vehicle or secure it on the cargo floor below its attachment location.

If the cargo cover is not removed, it may damage the top tether strap during a collision. Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if the child restraint top tether strap is damaged.
Do not allow cargo to contact the top tether strap when it is attached to the top tether anchor. Properly secure the cargo so it does not contact the top tether strap. Cargo that is not properly secured or cargo that contacts the top tether strap may damage the top tether strap during a collision. Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if the child restraint top tether strap is damaged.

Top tether anchor point locations:

Anchor points are located on the back side of the seatbacks.

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