Child Restraints Supplement 2000-2013 Passenger Car

Child Restraints Supplement 2000-2013 Passenger Car
2000–2013 PASSENGER CAR CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY
SUPPLEMENT
Chrysler/Dodge/Fiat/Plymouth/SRT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
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2 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 Welcome From FCA US LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
䡵 How To Use This Supplement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
INTRODUCTION 3
Welcome From FCA US LLC
How To Use This Supplement
If you have opened this guide, chances are you have
questions about the correct use of child restraints in your
vehicle. This supplement has been developed to help answer those questions. This document is intended to supplement the information provided in the Owner’s Manual
and/or User Guide that came with your vehicle. If you no
longer have your Owner’s Manual or User Guide, please
visit www.techauthority.com to order a replacement.
The first chapter of this supplement, “Installing Child
Restraints,” provides general information about the installation of child restraints in vehicles. It provides step-by-step
instructions for installing a car seat using either the seat
belts or the LATCH anchorages in your vehicle. Read this
section to learn how to:
This guide does not cover the proper selection of car seats or
the proper usage of car seats. For questions about car seat
selection and usage, please visit NHTSA’s website: http://
www.safercar.gov/parents/Car-Seat-Safety.htm.
This
website also features videos showing step-by-step installation of different types of car seats.
• Locate LATCH and Tether anchorages in vehicles
• Install a car seat using LATCH
• Install a car seat using seat belts
This section also includes key warnings about the misuse of
car seats. Read and follow all of these warnings when
transporting children in your vehicle.
The remaining chapters provide information that is specific
for the Brand, Model and Model Year of your vehicle. To use
this section, first refer to the table of contents to find your
vehicle. Some listings will include a range of model years.
Click on the section for your vehicle to find information
about:
• Locating the LATCH anchorages in your vehicle
• Frequently asked questions about LATCH
• Directions for locating and using the Tether Anchorages
in your vehicle
• Seat belt systems in your vehicle for installing car seats
• Frequently asked questions about seat belts and car seats
Copyright ©2015 FCA US LLC
4 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS
CONTENTS
䡵 Installing Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
䡵 How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . .6
䡵 Rear-Facing Car Seats And Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
䡵 Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
䡵 Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
䡵 Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH)
Restraint System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
䡵 Locating The LATCH And Tether Anchorages . . . . . .5
䡵 Installing Child Restraints Using The LATCH Lower
Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
䡵 Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) — If Equipped . .6
䡵 Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch
Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
䡵 Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS 5
Installing Child Restraints
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly buckled
up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics,
children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats
rather than in the front.
Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces
require that small children ride in proper restraint systems.
This is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
NOTE: For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org
or call 1-866-SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should
refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/
safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
Rear-Facing Car Seats And Air Bags
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rear-facing
child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle with
a rear seat.
Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light —
If Equipped
The PAD is an amber light located in the instrument panel
which tells the driver and front passenger when the front
passenger air bag is turned off. The PAD indicator light
illuminates to show that the passenger air bag will not
inflate during a collision requiring air bags. The PAD light
will illuminate when the passenger frontal air bag has been
turned off by using the manual ON/OFF switch. Refer to
your Owner’s Manual for additional information.
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH)
Restraint System
There are two lower anchorages located at the back of the
seat cushion where it meets the seatback and one top tether
anchorage located behind the seating position. These anchorages are used to install LATCH-equipped child seats
without using the vehicle’s seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating positions, the seat belt must be used
with the top tether anchorage to install the child restraint.
NOTE: The LATCH system was phased into vehicles during
the 2000–2002 model years. Certain 2000 and 2001 model
year vehicles did not feature lower anchorages. These
vehicles had tether anchorages only. See the section
“LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for more information.
Locating The LATCH And Tether Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are found at the
rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback. If the bars are not readily visible, they are
located below the anchorage symbols on the seatback (if equipped). You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
There are tether strap anchorages behind the rear
seating positions located in the panel between the
rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it. Vehicles that do not have this panel
will have tether anchorages located on the back of the seat
or near the floor. See the section “LATCH and Tethers in
Your Vehicle” for more information about finding tethers in
your vehicle, as some may be hidden behind a panel or
cover.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Installing Child Restraints Using The LATCH Lower
Anchorages
1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
“Seat Belt Systems in Your Vehicle” to check what type of
seat belt each seating position has.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more easily
attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage
system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system has three vehicle
anchor points for installing LATCH-equipped child seats.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward to
allow more room for the child seat.
6 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS
4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seating
position.
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for directions to attach a tether
anchor.
6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack in
the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling
back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It should
not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child
restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being used by
other occupants or being used to secure child restraints. An
unused belt could injure a child if they play with it and
accidentally lock the seat belt retractor. Before installing a
child restraint using the LATCH system, buckle the seat belt
behind the child restraint and out of the child’s reach. If the
buckled seat belt interferes with the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it behind the child restraint, route
the seat belt through the child restraint belt path and then
buckle it. Do not lock the seat belt. Remind all children in
the vehicle that the seat belts are not toys and that they
should not play with them.
WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint.
The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the
child restraint manufacturer’s directions exactly when
installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand
only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted child
restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used
for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for attaching other
items or equipment to the vehicle.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of
seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat belt
tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to
use a locking clip.
The ALR retractor can be “switched” into a locked mode by
pulling all of the webbing out of the retractor and then letting
the webbing retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the
ALR will make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled
back into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the section “Seat Belt Systems in Your Vehicle.” The
cinching latch plate is designed to hold the lap portion of the
seat belt tight when webbing is pulled tight and straight
through a child restraint’s belt path.
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always use
the tether anchor up to the maximum weight allowed. See
the section “LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for more
information about LATCH weight limits.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) — If Equipped
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating position.
For some second row seats, you may need to recline the
seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a better fit. If
the rear seat can be moved forward and rearward in the
vehicle, you may wish to move it to its rear-most position
to make room for the child seat. You may also move the
front seat forward to allow more room for the child seat.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to
pass it through the belt path of the child restraint. Do not
twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight against
the child seat.
5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is now in
the Automatic Locking mode.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is locked,
you should not be able to pull out any webbing. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint while you push the child
restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle seat.
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating
position has a top tether anchorage, connect the tether
strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap. See
the section “LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for
directions to attach a tether anchor.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling
back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It should
not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
WARNING!
Do not use the Automatic Locking Mode to restrain
occupants who are wearing the seat belt or children who
are using booster seats. The locked mode is only used to
install rear-facing or forward-facing child restraints that
have a harness for restraining the child.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS 7
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch
Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating position.
For some second row seats, you may need to recline the
seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a better fit. If
the rear seat can be moved forward and rearward in the
vehicle, you may wish to move it to its rear-most position
to make room for the child seat. You may also move the
front seat forward to allow more room for the child seat.
See the section “LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for
specific instructions for using the tether anchorages in your
vehicle.
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
WARNING!
Do not attach a tether strap for a rear-facing car seat to
any location in front of the car seat, including the seat
frame or a tether anchorage. Only attach the tether strap
of a rear-facing car seat to the tether anchorage that is
approved for that seating position, located behind the
top of the vehicle seat. See the section “LATCH and
Tethers in Your Vehicle” for the location of approved
tether anchorages in your vehicle.
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint while you push the
child restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle
seat.
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating
position has a top tether anchorage, connect the tether
strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap. See
the section “LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for
directions to attach a tether anchor.
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling
back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It should
not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the belt
path opening of the child restraint, you may have trouble
tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch
plate from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt up
to three full turns to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the
buckle with the release button facing out, away from the
child restraint. Repeat steps 4 to 6, above, to complete the
installation of the child restraint.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the
buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate into
the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child restraint
installation tight, try a different seating position.
WARNING!
• In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap could
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others could
be severely injured or killed. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rear-facing
child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle with
a rear seat.
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be severely injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
8 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE —
CHRYSLER
CONTENTS
䡵 CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, 2011–2013 . . . . . . . .9
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . .9
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
䡵 CHRYSLER 200 SEDAN, 2011–2013. . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
䡵 CHRYSLER 300, 2005–2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
䡵 CHRYSLER 300M, 2000–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
䡵 CHRYSLER CONCORDE, 2000–2004. . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE, 2004–2008 . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
䡵 CHRYSLER LHS, 2000–2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
䡵 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE,
2005–2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
䡵 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER SEDAN, 2001–2010. . . . . .33
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
䡵 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE, 2001–2006,
2008–2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
䡵 CHRYSLER SEBRING COUPE, 2000–2005 . . . . . . . .42
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
䡵 CHRYSLER SEBRING SEDAN, 2001–2010 . . . . . . . .45
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
9
CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, 2011–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position. Access ports to the tether
anchors are located in the panel between the rear
seat and the rear window. The tether anchors are
underneath access covers in the carpet covering the back of
the seat where you see the tether anchorage symbol.
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Child Tether Access Port Cover (2011–2013 Model Years)
A — Cover
B — Tether Strap Hook
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2011–2013 Model
Years)
Child Tether Anchor (2011–2013 Model Years)
C — Attaching Strap
D — Tether Anchor
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
10 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
4. Open the access cover on the carpet covering the back of
the seat and attach the tether strap hook to the anchor.
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
This vehicle does not have a center seating position. Do
not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to install a
child seat in the center of the back seat.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. If lowered, raise the convertible top. The convertible top
must be in the UP position to access the tether anchor.
2. Open the access port cover behind the seat where you are
placing the child restraint.
3. Push the tether strap and hook through the access port
and down into the trunk. Route the tether strap to
provide the most direct path from the child seat to the
anchor.
Child Tether Access Port Cover
A — Cover
B — Tether Strap Hook
Child Tether Anchor
C — Attaching Strap
D — Tether Anchor
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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CHRYSLER 200 SEDAN, 2011–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Tether Strap Anchorages
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2011–2013 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Yes
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.4 inches (392 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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CHRYSLER 300, 2005–2013
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2005–2013 Model
Years)
2005–2010 Model Years
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Tether Strap Anchorages (2005–2013 Model Years)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2005–2006 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2007–2010 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2011–2013 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Center Only.
Center Seat LATCH
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Tether Strap Anchorages
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to install
the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You may
need to move the seat forward to provide better access to
the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether anchorage for
that seating position, move the child restraint to another
position in the vehicle if one is available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass the
tether strap around the outboard side of the head restraint.
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.
Center Tether Attachment (2011-2013 Model Year):
1. Lower the adjustable center head restraint to the full
down position.
2. Route the tether strap over the seatback and head restraint.
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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
center tether anchorage located in the panel between the
rear seatback and the rear window.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2005–2010 Model Years
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
2005–2006 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See your Owner’s Manual for
more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
2007–2010 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
2011–2013 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Center only.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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CHRYSLER 300M, 2000–2004
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2001 Model Years)
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2002–2004 Model Years)
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Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2004 Model Years)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2000–2001 Model Years (No Lower Anchorages)
2002–2004 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2002–2004 Model Years
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
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3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
Tether Strap Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
65 lbs
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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CHRYSLER CONCORDE, 2000–2004
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2001 Model Years)
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2002–2004 Model Years)
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
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Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2004 Model Years)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2000–2001 Model Years (No Lower Anchorages)
2002–2004 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2002–2004 Model Years
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
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3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
Tether Strap Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2002–2004 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
65 lbs
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE, 2004–2008
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Passenger Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2004–2008 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorage In This Vehicle
There is a tether strap anchorage behind the
passenger seat located on the back of the seat near
the floor.
Tether Strap Anchorage (2004–2008 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
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Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
WARNING!
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
1. Move the seatback fully forward.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
Tether Strap Anchorages (2004–2008 Model Years)
2. Pass the child restraint tether hook over the top of the
seat, through the strap near the top of the seat back, and
attach it to the anchor bar behind the passenger seat,
below the seatback.
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
3. After securing the tether hook to the bar, recline the
seatback fully rearward and move the seat to its most
rearward position.
•
2004–2008 Model Years
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
4. Install the child restraint and return the seatback to an
upright position.
5. Remove slack from the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
28 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER LHS, 2000–2001
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2001 Model Years)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit.
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2001 Model Years)
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
Tether Strap Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE, 2005–2008
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
To gain access to the anchorages, locate the child
tether anchorage decals on the carpet behind the
rear seat head forms and use a small screwdriver
to pry the carpet flap open. The carpet flap is
attached in two different places.
2005–2008 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Tether Strap Anchorages (2005–2008 Model Years)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2005–2008 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardused together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2005 Model Year
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2006–2008 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
WARNING!
This vehicle does not have a center seating position. Do
not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to install a
child seat in the center of the back seat.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Locate the tether anchorages, found behind the rear seat
head form, in the convertible top storage area.
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2005–2008 Model Years
Tether Strap Anchorages (2005–2008 Model Years)
2. Find the child tether anchorage decals on the carpet
behind the rear seat head forms and use a small screwdriver to pry the carpet flap open. The carpet flap is
attached in two different places.
3. Route the tether strap over the center of the rear seat head
form and attach it to the top tether anchorage as shown in
the diagram.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2005 Model Year
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
2006–2008 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See your Owner’s Manual for
more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
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CHRYSLER PT CRUISER SEDAN, 2001–2010
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2001–2004 Model Years
2005 Model Year
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2001–2004 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2005–2010 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
2006–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Tether Strap Anchorages (2001–2010 Model Years)
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the com65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardused together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
2001–2004 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2005 Model Year
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.3 inches (390 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2006–2010 Model Years
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.3 inches (390 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
Center Seat LATCH
2001–2004 Model Years
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
This vehicle is not designed to have three child restraints
installed with LATCH at the same time. You may use
LATCH to install one child restraint in the center position, or
two child restraints in the outboard positions. DO NOT
install more than two child restraints using LATCH at the
same time.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
35
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
2005–2010 Model Years
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2001–2010 Model Years)
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2006–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
2001–2004 Model Years
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2005 Model Year
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2001–2005 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2006–2010 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See your Owner’s Manual for
more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
38 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE, 2001–2006, 2008–2010
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2001–2002 Model Years
2003–2006 Model Years
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2001–2002 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2003–2010 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2001–2006 Model Years
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the bottom of the
convertible top well, behind the seat back. The
anchors are under the carpet cutouts marked with
this symbol.
2008–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Child Tether Anchor Location (2001–2006 Model Years)
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
Child Tether Anchor (2001–2006 Model Years)
1 — Tether Hook And Anchor
2 — Tether Strap
39
Child Tether Access Port Cover (2008–2010 Model Years)
A — Cover
B — Tether Strap Hook
2008–2010 Model Years
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position. Access ports to the tether
anchors are located in the panel between the rear
seat and the rear window. The tether anchors are
underneath access covers in the carpet covering the back of
the seat where you see the tether anchorage symbol.
Child Tether Anchor (2008–2010 Model Years)
C — Attaching Strap
D — Tether Anchor
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
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Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
This vehicle does not have a center seating position. Do
not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to install a
child seat in the center of the back seat.
3. Push the tether strap and hook through the access port
and down into the trunk. Route the tether strap to
provide the most direct path from the child seat to the
anchor.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
2001–2006 Model Years
1. Lift the carpet flap to expose the anchor directly behind
the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
Child Tether Access Port Cover
A — Cover
B — Tether Strap Hook
4. Open the access cover on the carpet covering the back of
the seat and attach the tether strap hook to the anchor.
Child Tether Anchor Location
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat.
3. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Child Tether Anchor
C — Attaching Strap
D — Tether Anchor
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
Hook And Anchor
1 — Hook
2 — Anchor
2008–2010 Model Years
1. If lowered, raise the convertible top. The convertible top
must be in the UP position to access the tether anchor.
2. Open the access port cover behind the seat where you are
placing the child restraint.
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
41
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2008–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
2001–2002 Model Years
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2003–2006 Model Years
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2001–2006 Model Years
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
2008–2010 Model Years
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
42 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER SEBRING COUPE, 2000–2005
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2000–2002 Model Years
2003–2005 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2002 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2003–2005 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2005 Model Years)
1 — Cover
2 — Attaching The Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2000–2002 Model Years (No Lower Anchorages)
2003–2005 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
No
Use the seat belt and tether anchor to install a child
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
seat in the center seating position.
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2003–2005 Model Years
WARNING!
• Do not install a child restraint in the center position
using the LATCH system. This position is not approved for installing child seats using the LATCH
attachments. You must use the seat belt and tether
anchor to install a child seat in the center seating
position.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
2 — Attaching The Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
44 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2003–2005 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2000–2002 Model Years
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER SEBRING SEDAN, 2001–2010
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2001–2003 Model Years
2004–2006 Model Years
2007–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2001–2003 Model
Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2004–2010 Model
Years)
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Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Tether Strap Anchorages
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2001–2003 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
facing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2004–2006 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
You can install child restraints with flexible lower anusing the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
chors in the center position. The inner anchorages are
15.4 inches (392 mm) apart. Do not install child restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2007–2010 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.4 inches (392 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2004–2010 Model Years
2001–2003 Model Years
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
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Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
2001–2003 Model Years
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass the
tether strap around the outboard side of the head restraint.
2004–2006 Model Years
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
2007–2010 Model Years
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2001–2006 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
2007–2010 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE —
DODGE
CONTENTS
䡵 DODGE AVENGER, 2008–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
䡵 DODGE MAGNUM, 2005–2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
䡵 DODGE CALIBER, 2007–2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
䡵 DODGE NEON, 2000–2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
䡵 DODGE CHALLENGER, 2008–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
䡵 DODGE STRATUS COUPE, 2000–2005 . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
䡵 DODGE CHARGER, 2006–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
䡵 DODGE STRATUS SEDAN, 2001–2006 . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
䡵 DODGE DART, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .63
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
䡵 DODGE INTREPID, 2000–2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
䡵 DODGE VIPER, 2000–2006, 2008–2010. . . . . . . . . . .83
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .83
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
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DODGE AVENGER, 2008–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2008–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Tether Strap Anchorages
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2011–2013 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Yes
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
No
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.4 inches (392 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2008–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
54 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
DODGE CALIBER, 2007–2012
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2007–2012 Model Years)
2007–2012 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Tether Strap Anchorages (2007–2012 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Yes
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.3 inches (390 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2007 Model Year
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2008–2012 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat, routing
it over the center of the head restraint.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2007–2012 Model Years)
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2007–2012 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2007 Model Year
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See your Owner’s Manual for
more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
2008–2012 Model Years
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child restraint.
restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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DODGE CHALLENGER, 2008–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2008–2010 Model Years
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2008–2013 Model
Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Tether Strap Anchorages
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
lower LATCH anchorage?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
the front passenger seat?
Can the head restraints be removed?
Center Seat LATCH
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
No
No
Yes
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of the front passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
No
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2008–2010 Model Years
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2008–2010 Model Years
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
2011–2013 Model Years
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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DODGE CHARGER, 2006–2013
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2006–2013 Model Years)
2006–2010 Model Years
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Tether Strap Anchorages (2006–2013 Model Years)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2006 Model Year
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2007–2010 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2011–2013 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Center Only.
Center Seat LATCH
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Tether Strap Anchorages
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit.
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.
Center Tether Attachment (2011-2013 Model Year):
1. Lower the adjustable center head restraint to the full
down position.
2. Route the tether strap over the seatback and head restraint.
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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
center tether anchorage located in the panel between the
rear seatback and the rear window.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2011–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2006–2010 Model Years
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
2006 Model Year
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See your Owner’s Manual for
more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
2007–2010 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
2011–2013 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Center only.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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DODGE DART, 2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2013 Model Year
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Tether Strap Anchorages
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2013 Model Year)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Yes
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
No
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 17.3 inches (440 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Yes, all may be removed.
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2013 Model Year
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
All head restraints may be removed.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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DODGE INTREPID, 2000–2003
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2002–2003 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2001 Model Years)
2002–2003 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2002–2003 Model Years)
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Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2003 Model Years)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2000–2001 Model Years (No Lower Anchorages)
2002–2003 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2002–2003 Model Years
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
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3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
Tether Strap Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
2002–2003 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2002–2003 Model Years (Front Bench Seat)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
2000–2001 Model Years (Front Bucket Seats)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
65 lbs
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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DODGE MAGNUM, 2005–2008
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2005–2008 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2005–2008 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2005–2008 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
2005–2006 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See your Owner’s Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2007–2008 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat, routing
it over the center of the head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting (2005–2008 Model Years)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2005–2006 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See your Owner’s Manual for
more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
2007–2008 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
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DODGE NEON, 2000–2005
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2002–2005 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2000–2001 Model Years
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2002–2005 Model Years
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2001 Model Years)
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2005 Model Years)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2000–2001 Model Years (No Lower Anchorages)
2002–2005 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardused together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2002–2005 Model Years
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
This vehicle is not designed to have three child restraints
installed with LATCH at the same time. You may use
LATCH to install one child restraint in the center position, or
two child restraints in the outboard positions. DO NOT
install more than two child restraints using LATCH at the
same time.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
WARNING!
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
Tether Strap Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
2000–2001 Model Years
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
2002–2005 Model Years
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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DODGE STRATUS COUPE, 2000–2005
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2003–2005 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2000–2002 Model Years
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2003–2005 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2002 Model Years)
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2005 Model Years)
1 — Cover
2 — Attaching The Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2000–2002 Model Years (No Lower Anchorages)
2003–2005 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
No
Use the seat belt and tether anchor to install a child
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
seat in the center seating position.
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2003–2005 Model Years
WARNING!
• Do not install a child restraint in the center position
using the LATCH system. This position is not approved for installing child seats using the LATCH
attachments. You must use the seat belt and tether
anchor to install a child seat in the center seating
position.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
2 — Attaching The Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
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5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2003–2005 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2000–2002 Model Years
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
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DODGE STRATUS SEDAN, 2001–2006
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2004–2006 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2001–2003 Model Years
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2004–2006 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Tether Strap Anchorages
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2001–2003 Model Years)
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2001–2003 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2004–2006 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
You can install child restraints with flexible lower
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages
are 15.4 inches (392 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
lower LATCH anchorage?
more child restraints.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasthe front passenger seat?
senger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Center Seat LATCH
2004–2006 Model Years
2001–2003 Model Years
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments
in the center seating position. Only install this type of child
restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints
with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be
installed in any rear seating position.
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks the
seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, do not
use that outboard position. If a child seat in the center
position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or seat belt, do
not install a child seat in that outboard position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing The
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more than
one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you must
use the seat belt for the center position. You can then use
either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing child seats in the outboard positions. Please
refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical installation instructions.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
2001–2003 Model Years
Tether Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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2004–2006 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
65 lbs
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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DODGE VIPER, 2000–2006, 2008–2010
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2008–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
2000–2002 Model Years
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
2003–2004 Model Years
Passenger Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2002, 2008–2010 Model Years)
2005–2006 Model Years
Passenger Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2003–2006
Model Years)
84 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
Locating The Tether Anchorage In This Vehicle
There is a tether strap anchor located behind the
child tether access cover behind the passenger
seat.
Child Seat Tether Anchor
Child Seat Tether Access Cover
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2003–2006 Model Years
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the comthe child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
bined weight of the child and the child restraint is
system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt alone instead of the
LATCH anchorage system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardanchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
facing child restraint?
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Move the seat forward.
2. Move the seatback to its full forward position.
3. Remove the child tether access cover by prying either
side with a screwdriver or similar tool, as shown.
Child Seat Tether Anchor
NOTE: While the child tether is in use, keep the access cover
in a safe place so that it can be replaced after use of the child
tether.
4. Pass the child restraint tether hook through either opening in the seatback underneath the head restraint.
5. Attach the tether hook to the anchor loop.
Child Seat Tether Access Cover
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
Tether Hook
85
2003–2004 Model Years
6. Move the seat to its farthest rearward position. Apply
body pressure to the seat to be sure the seat adjusters
have latched.
7. Return the seatback to an upright position.
8. Remove slack from the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
2005–2006 Model Years
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2008–2010 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
2000–2002 Model Years
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2000–2004 Model Years
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
2005–2006, 2008–2010 Model Years
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
87
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE —
FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
CONTENTS
䡵 FIAT 500/ABARTH, 2012–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
䡵 PLYMOUTH PROWLER, 2000–2002 . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
䡵 SRT VIPER, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
䡵 PLYMOUTH NEON, 2000–2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
88 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
FIAT 500/ABARTH, 2012–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
2012–2013 Model Years
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
There are tether strap anchors located behind each
rear seatback, near the floor.
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Rear Seat Tether Anchors
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
65 lbs
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg)
system to attach the child restraint?
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a common
lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
About LATCH
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints. If the center position does not
have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the
seat belt to install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of the front passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Yes, all may be removed.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
89
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
This vehicle does not have a center seating position. Do
not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to install a
child seat in the center of the back seat.
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower
anchors or the vehicle seat belt.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
2012–2013 Model Years
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per
Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Yes, all may be removed
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
90 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
PLYMOUTH NEON, 2000–2001
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between
the rear seatback and the rear window. They are
found under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
2000–2001 Model Years
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Tether Strap Anchorages (2000–2001 Model Years)
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit.
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2001 Model Years)
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. You
may need to move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move the child
restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for
the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your
vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints,
raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the
tether strap under the head restraint and between the two
posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass
the tether strap around the outboard side of the head
restraint.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
91
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
Tether Strap Anchorages
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
2000–2001 Model Years
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make
sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening
between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the
strap.
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
92 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
PLYMOUTH PROWLER, 2000–2002
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt)
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit.
1. Move the seatback fully forward.
2. Pass the child restraint strap hook through the opening
under the head restraint. Attach the hook to the anchor
loop, recline the seat back full rearward and move the
seat to its most rearward position.
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Passenger Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
3. Install the child restraint according to the manufacturer’s
directions.
4. Return the seat back to an upright position.
5. Remove the slack from the tether strap according to the
child restraint manufacturer’s directions.
WARNING!
Passenger Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2000–2002 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorage In This Vehicle
There is a tether strap anchor located behind the
passenger seat.
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
Passenger Seat Tether Strap Anchorage
2000–2002 Model Years
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
93
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
65 lbs
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
(29.5 kg)
until the combined weight of the child and the
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
restraint?
without the Tether Anchor once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
94 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
SRT VIPER, 2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Child Seat Tether Anchor
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With The Vehicle
Seat Belt)
2013 Model Year
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always
secure the top tether strap, up to the tether anchor weight
limit.
1. Move the seat forward.
2. Move the seatback to its full forward position.
3. Remove the child tether access cover by prying either
side with a screwdriver or similar tool, as shown.
Passenger Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2013 Model Year)
Locating The Tether Anchorage In This Vehicle
Child Seat Tether Access Cover
There is a tether strap anchor located behind the
child tether access cover behind the passenger
seat.
Child Seat Tether Anchor
Child Seat Tether Access Cover
NOTE: While the child tether is in use, keep the access cover
in a safe place so that it can be replaced after use of the child
tether.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — FIAT / PLYMOUTH / SRT
4. Pass the child restraint tether hook through either opening in the seatback underneath the head restraint.
5. Attach the tether hook to the anchor loop.
Tether Hook
6. Move the seat to its farthest rearward position. Apply
body pressure to the seat to be sure the seat adjusters
have latched.
95
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
2013 Model Year
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
7. Return the seatback to an upright position.
8. Remove slack from the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchorage position directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rerestraint?
straint.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
with an ALR retractor.
96 INDEX
INDEX
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Center Seat LATCH . . . .7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 40, 43,
47, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 71, 74, 77, 80, 89
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Connecting The Top Tether Strap . .10, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27, 28,
31, 35, 40, 43, 48, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 71,
74, 77, 81, 84, 89, 90, 92, 94
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH. . . . . . .12, 15,
19, 23, 26, 28, 30, 33, 38, 42, 46, 51, 54,
57, 60, 63, 67, 70, 73, 76, 79, 84, 88, 90, 92, 94
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car
Seats . . . . .11, 14, 17, 20, 24, 27, 29, 31, 36, 41, 44, 48, 53,
56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 75, 78, 81, 85, 89, 91, 92, 95
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Installing A Child Restraint With ALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installing Child Restraints In Your Vehicle. . . . .1, 9, 51, 88
Installing Child Restraints Using The LATCH Lower
Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt. . .6
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . .9, 12, 15, 18, 22,
26, 28, 30, 33, 38, 42, 45, 51, 54, 57,
60, 63, 66, 70, 73, 76, 79, 83, 88, 90, 92, 94
LATCH Lower Anchorages . . . .9, 12, 15, 18, 22, 26, 28, 30,
33, 38, 42, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66,
70, 73, 76, 79, 83, 88, 90, 92, 94
Locating The LATCH And Tether
Anchorages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 9, 12,
15, 18, 22, 26, 28, 30, 33, 38, 42, 45, 51, 54,
57, 60, 63, 66, 70, 73, 76, 79, 83, 88, 90, 92, 94
Lower Anchors And Tether For CHildren (LATCH) . . . . .5
Rear Facing Car Seats And Air Bags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . .11, 14, 17, 20, 24, 27,
29, 31, 36, 41, 44, 48, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68,
71, 75, 78, 81, 85, 89, 91, 92, 95
Top Tether Anchorages . . . . .7, 9,
26, 27, 28,
43, 46, 48, 51,
63, 64, 67,
10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 23,
30, 31, 33, 35, 38, 40, 42,
52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61,
70, 71, 73, 74, 76, 77, 79,
81, 84, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94
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