Child Restraints Supplement 2001-2013 SUV

Child Restraints Supplement 2001-2013 SUV
2001–2013 SUV CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY SUPPLEMENT
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE—JEEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS 5
Installing Child Restraints
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH)
Restraint System
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.
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.
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 most
rear seating positions. See the section “LATCH
and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for more information
about finding tethers in your vehicle, as they may
be located on the back of the seat, on the floor or in the roof.
Some many 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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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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.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch
Plate (CINCH) — 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. 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.”
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.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
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.
WARNING!
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
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.
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.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
See the section “LATCH and Tethers in Your Vehicle” for
specific instructions for using the tether anchorages in your
vehicle.
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.
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.
WARNING!
If your vehicle is equipped with in-floor storage, do not
install a rear-facing car seat using a rear support leg in
this vehicle. The floor of this vehicle is not designed to
manage the crash forces of this type of car seat. In a
crash, the support leg may not function as it was
designed by the car seat manufacturer, and your child
may be more severely injured as a result.
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE —
CHRYSLER
CONTENTS
䡵 CHRYSLER ASPEN, 2007–2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
䡵 CHRYSLER PACIFICA, 2004–2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .10
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Center Seat LATCH (with 2nd Row 40/20/40 Bench
Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Installing the Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors or Vehicle Seat Belt) : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
10 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER ASPEN, 2007–2009
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2nd Row Bucket Seats — 7 Passenger (2007–2009 Model
Years)
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
2nd Row 40/20/40 Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2007–2009 Model Years)
NOTE: The 3rd Row Full Bench and 60/40 Seat have no
LATCH Lower Anchorages (2007–2009 Model Years).
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages in the second
row and third row center seating positions located
on the back of the seat or near the floor. See the
diagrams on this page as not all seating positions
are equipped with a tether anchorage.
2nd Row 40/20/40 7 Passenger (2007 Model Year)
2nd Row Captain’s Chair Tether Anchorages
(2007–2009 Model Years)
2ndRow 40/20/20 8 Passenger (2007–2009 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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2nd Row 40/20/40 Seat Tether Anchorages
(2007–2009 Model Years)
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3rd Row 60/40 Seat Tether Anchorage
(2007–2009 Model Years)
NOTE: 3rd Row 50/50 Seat has no tether anchorage
Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2007–2009 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 a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
Second Row, 40/20/40 Bench seat only: You can inusing the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
stall child restraints with flexible lower anchors in
the center position. Do not install child restraints
with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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
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Center Seat LATCH (with 2nd Row 40/20/40 Bench
Seat)
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.
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
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.
2nd Row Bucket Seats — 7 Passenger
(2007–2009 Model Years)
Installing 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.
2nd Row 40/20/40 7 Passenger (2007 Model Year)
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.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: In the 3rd Row, do not use the cargo tie downs
located on the load floor as a tether anchorage.
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.
2nd Row 40/20/20 8 Passenger (2007–2009 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
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
The child seat may touch the back of the front
of the front passenger seat?
passenger 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
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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CHRYSLER PACIFICA, 2004–2008
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2nd Row Captain Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2004–2008 Model Years)
2 Row 5 Passenger (2005–2008 Model Years)
3rd Row Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2004–2008 Model Years)
3 Row 6 Passenger (2004–2008 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind the
second row seating positions located on the back
of the seat. Vehicles that are equipped with a third
row seat have an additional tether anchorage
located on the back of the driver’s side third row seat.
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
2nd Row Bench Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2005–2008 Model Years)
2nd Row Bench Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2005–2008 Model Years)
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2nd Row Captain Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2004–2008 Model Years)
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3rd Row Bench Seat Tether Strap Anchorage
(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
system to attach the child restraint?
is 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
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardLATCH anchorage system to attach a rear-facing
facing child restraint?
or forward-facing child restraint.
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes (5–
5–Passenger Vehicle: You can install child reusing the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Passenger
straints with flexible lower anchors in the center
Vehicles)
position. Do not install child restraints with rigid
lower anchors in the center position.
Can two child restraints be attached using a
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
common 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
2004 Model Year
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front
the front passenger seat?
passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer
also allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more information.
2005–2008 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag
suppression system. See the vehicle Owner’s
Manual for more information about the occupant
classification system in your vehicle.
Center Seat LATCH
2005–2008 Model Years (5 Passenger Vehicles)
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.
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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.
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.
Captain’s Chair Tether Anchorage
(2004–2008 Model Years)
2nd Row Bench Seat Tether Anchorage
(2005–2008 Model Years)
3rd Row Bench Seat Tether Anchorage
(2004–2008 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
3 Row 6 Passenger (2004–2008 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
2 Row 5 Passenger (2005–2008 Model Years)
•
•
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
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.
2004 Model Year
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.
2005–2008 Model Years
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
No
The child seat may touch the back of the front
of the front passenger seat?
passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer
also allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more information.
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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE —
DODGE
CONTENTS
䡵 DODGE DURANGO, 2001–2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
䡵 DODGE JOURNEY, 2009–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
䡵 DODGE DURANGO, 2004–2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Integrated Child Booster Seat — If Equipped . . . . .36
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
䡵 DODGE NITRO, 2007–2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .37
䡵 DODGE DURANGO, 2011–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
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DODGE DURANGO, 2001–2003
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
NOTE: The following diagrams show a front center seating
position. This position is only present with the 40/20/40
Front Bench Seat. Vehicles with front bucket seats do not
have a center position in the front seat.
7 or 8 Passenger (2003 Model Year)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
5 or 6 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
5 or 6 passenger vehicles equipped with a 60/40
split bench in the second row have tether strap
anchors located behind each rear seatback, near
the floor.
5 or 6 passenger vehicles equipped with a 40/20/40 split
bench in the second row have 2 tether anchorages located on
the floor behind the outboard seating positions.
5 ort 6 Passenger (2003 Model Year)
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, 60/40 Split Bench Seat
(2001–2002 Model Years)
In the 7 or 8 passenger vehicle, there are 4 tether strap
anchors, 2 each in the 2nd and 3rd rows located on the floor.
7 or 8 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
20 INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, 40/20/40 Split Bench Second
Row Seat (2001–2002 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, Third Row
(2001–2003 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, 40/20/40 Split Bench Second
Row Seat (2003 Model Year)
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
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardused together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
facing child restraint.
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 two child restraints be attached using a comNo
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
mon 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
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Center Seat LATCH
2003 Model Year
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 to install a child seat in the center
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.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, 40/20/40 Split Bench Second
Row Seat (2001–2002 Model Years)
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.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, 40/20/40 Split Bench Second
Row Seat (2003 Model Year)
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.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, Third Row Seat,
(2001-2003 Model Years)
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: For the 3rd row, do not use the cargo tie downs
located on the load floor as child restraint tether anchors.
WARNING!
Rear Seat Tether Anchors, 60/40 Split Bench Second Row
Seat (2001–2002 Model Years)
• 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.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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
7 or 8 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
5 or 6 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
7 or 8 Passenger (2003 Model Year)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
5 ort 6 Passenger (2003 Model Year)
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.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
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DODGE DURANGO, 2004–2009
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
2nd Row 40/20/40 7 Passenger (2008–2009 Model Years,
Vehicles after January 2008)
5 Passenger (2004–2008 Model Years, Vehicles built before
January 2008)
8 Passenger (2006 Model Year)
5 Passenger (2008–2009 Model Years, Vehicles built after
January 2008)
2nd Row Bucket Seats 7 Passenger (2007–2009 Model Years)
2nd Row 40/20/40 7 Passenger (2004–2008 Model Years,
Vehicles built before January 2008)
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Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchors located behind each
rear seatback, near the floor.
8 Passenger (2007–2008 Model Years, Vehicles built before
January 2008)
2nd Row Tether Anchors, 40/20/40 Bench Seat
(2004-2009 Model Years)
8 Passenger (2008–2009 Model Years, Vehicles built after
January 2008)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
2nd Row Tether Anchors, Captains Chairs
(2007-2009 Model Year)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
3rd Row Tether Anchor, 60/40 Split 3rd Row Seat
(2007-2009 Model Year)
NOTE: The third row seat did not have a tether anchor in
2004-2006 Model Years
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2004–2009 Model Years)
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
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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
facing child restraint?
forward-facing child restraint.
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
2nd Row 40/20/40 Seat Only: You can install child
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
restraints with flexible lower anchors in the center
position. Do not install child restraints with rigid
lower anchors in the center position.
Can two child restraints be attached using a comNo
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
mon 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.
2004–2006 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 the vehicle owner’s manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2007–2009 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
Center Seat LATCH
In vehicles with 40/20/40 second row seating, 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 second row 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. 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.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle.
2nd Row Tether Anchors, 40/20/40 Bench Seat
(2004-2009 Model Years)
5 Passenger (2004–2008 Model Years, Vehicles built before
January 2008)
2nd Row Tether Anchors, Captains Chairs
(2007-2009 Model Year)
5 Passenger (2008–2009 Model Years, Vehicles built after
January 2008)
3rd Row Tether Anchor, 60/40 Split 3rd Row Seat
(2007-2009 Model Year)
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.
2nd Row 40/20/40 7 Passenger (2004–2008 Model Years,
Vehicles built before January 2008)
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2nd Row 40/20/40 7 Passenger (2008–2009 Model Years,
Vehicles built after January 2008)
8 Passenger (2007–2008 Model Years, Vehicles built before
January 2008)
8 Passenger (2006 Model Year)
8 Passenger (2008–2009 Model Years, Vehicles built after
January 2008)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
2nd Row Bucket Seats 7 Passenger (2007–2009 Model Years)
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2004–2006 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
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See the vehicle owner’s manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
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.
2007–2009 Model Year
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
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 DURANGO, 2011–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (6 Passenger,
2011–2013 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
6 Passenger (2011–2013 Model Years)
7 Passenger (2011–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
There are tether strap anchorages behind each 2nd
row seating position located on the back of the
seat.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (6 Passenger, Captain’s Chair,
2011–2013 Model Year)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (7 Passenger, Second Row Seat,
2011–2013 Model Year)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (7 Passenger,
2011–2013 Model Years)
To access the top tether strap anchorages behind the 3rd row
seating positions, pull the carpeted floor panel away from
the seat back. This will expose the top tether strap anchorages.
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Rear Seat Tether Anchors (7 Passenger, Third Row Seat,
2011–2013 Model Year)
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (7 Passenger, Third Row Seat,
2011–2013 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 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
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
No (7
Passenger)
Yes
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
the front passenger seat?
Can the head restraints be removed?
Center Seat LATCH
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.
Use the seat belt and tether anchor to install a child
seat in the center seating 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.
The center head restraint can be removed
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
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.
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. To access the top tether strap anchorages behind the rear
seat, pull the carpeted floor panel away from the seat
back, this will expose the top tether strap anchorages.
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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.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (7 Passenger, Third Row Seat)
4. For the center seating position, route the tether strap over
the seatback and head restraint, then attach the hook to
the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
5. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (6 Passenger, Captain’s Chair)
6. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (7 Passenger, Second Row Seat)
Rear Seat Tether Anchors (7 Passenger, Third Row Seat)
• The top tether anchorages are not visible until the gap
panel is folded down. Do not use the visible cargo tie
down hooks, located on the floor behind the seats, to
attach a child restraint tether anchor.
• 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
7 Passenger (2011–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
6 Passenger (2011–2013 Model Years)
•
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
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?
Yes
7 Passenger: The center head restraint can 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.
Center Arm Rest Tether
For rear-facing child restraints secured in the center seat
position with the vehicle seat belts, the rear center seat
position has an armrest tether that secures the arm rest in
the upward position.
3. Raise the armrest and attach the tether hook to the strap
located on the front of the arm rest.
1. To access the center seat arm rest tether, first lower the
arm rest. The tether is located behind the armrest and
hooked onto the plastic seat backing.
Center Seat Position Arm Rest Tether Attached
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.
Center Seat Position Arm Rest Tether
2. Pull down on the tether to unhook it from the plastic seat
backing.
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DODGE JOURNEY, 2009–2013
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
(2009–2013 Model Years)
5 Passenger (2009–2013 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchors located behind each
rear seatback in the second row, near the floor.
7 Passenger (2009–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
2nd Row Rear Seat Tether Anchors
(2009–2013 Model Years)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
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
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.
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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?
Yes
2nd and 3rd row may be removed.
Center Seat LATCH
This vehicle has 5 lower LATCH anchorages in the rear seat.
Anchorages A and B are used for the right outboard position
behind the front passenger (1). Anchorages D and E are used
for the left outboard position behind the driver (3). Anchorages B and C are used for the center seating position (2). Do
not install a LATCH-compatible child restraint using anchorages C and D. This is not a LATCH-compatible position
in your vehicle.
You can install up to two child seats using the LATCH
system at the same time. If you are installing three child
restraints, you must use the seatbelt to install the center
child restraint. You can use either the LATCH anchors for
positions (1) and (3) or the vehicle’s seat belt for installing
the child seats in the outboard positions.
WARNING!
• Use anchorages B and C to install a LATCHcompatible child restraint in the center seating position (2). Do not install a LATCH-compatible child
restraint using anchorages C and D. This is not a
LATCH-compatible position in your vehicle.
• A child restraint installed in the center position (2)
will block the seat belt buckle for the empty right
outboard seat behind the front passenger (1). Do not
use this seat for another occupant.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint.
• If you are installing three child restraints next to each
other, you must use the seat belt and the center tether
anchor for the center position. You can then use either
the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing the 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)
Options for installing two child seats using the LATCH
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 (see the charts above),
move the child restraint to another position in the vehicle
if one is available.
1. Right and left outboard seating positions (1 and 3): Install
the child seats in the right and left outboard seating
positions using lower anchorages A and B, and D and E.
Do not use the center seat anchorage, C. If the child seats
do not block the center seat belt webbing and buckle, the
center seat belt can be used to restraint an occupant or
child restraint in the center seating position.
2. Left outboard and center seating positions (3 and 2):
Install the first child seat in the left outboard seating
position using lower anchorages D and E. Install the
second child seat using the center anchorages, B and C.
Do not use the outer anchorage closest to the opposite
door, A. Do not use the remaining right outboard seating
position (1) for any occupant. The center child restraint
will block the seat belt buckle for this position.
Seat Track Release Lever
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE — DODGE
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.
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Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5 Passenger (2009–2013 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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.
7 Passenger (2009–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• 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
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
2nd and 3rd row may be removed.
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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Integrated Child Booster Seat — If Equipped
5. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt.
The Integrated Child Booster Seat is located in each outboard second-row passenger seat. The Booster Seat is designed for children weighing between 48 and 85 lbs (22 and
39 kg) and between 47 in (119 cm) and 57 in (145 cm) tall.
6. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to
allow the seat belt to go around the child’s lap.
To position a child into the Integrated Child Booster Seat
follow these steps:
1. Slide the second row seat to the full rear position to use
the Integrated Child Booster Seat.
NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt should be low on the
hips and as snug as possible.
7. Once the seat belt is long enough to fit properly, insert the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
NOTE: The second row bench with Integrated Child
Booster Seat must remain in the full rear position during
use.
2. Pull the release loop forward to release the latch and seat
cushion.
Proper Belt Use
8. To remove the slack from the lap belt, pull upward on the
shoulder portion of the seat belt.
9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the buckle.
WARNING!
Release Loop
3. Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the
booster seat position.
Booster Seat
4. Place the child upright in the seat with their back firmly
against the seatback.
Securely lock the seat cushion into position before
using the seat. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat cushion could cause serious
injury or death.
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DODGE NITRO, 2007–2011
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
5 Passenger (2007–2011 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
2nd Row Rear Seat Tether Anchors
(2007–2011 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 LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2007–2011 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 forward-facing
anchorage system to attach a rear-facing or forwardchild restraint?
facing child restraint.
You can install child restraints with flexible lower anCan a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
chors in the center position. The inner anchorages are
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
15.7 inches (400 mm) apart. Do not install child restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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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
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
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. 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 Strap Anchorages (2007–2011 Model Year)
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
5 Passenger (2007–2011 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• 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).
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
of the front passenger seat?
child restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression system. See the vehicle Owner’s Manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE—JEEP
CONTENTS
䡵 JEEP COMMANDER, 2006–2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
䡵 JEEP PATRIOT, 2007–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
䡵 JEEP COMPASS, 2007–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
䡵 JEEP WRANGLER, 2001–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
䡵 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 2001–2013 . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
䡵 JEEP WRANGLER, 2007–2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Center Seat LATCH: 2 Door Models . . . . . . . . . . .67
䡵 JEEP LIBERTY, 2002–2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Center Seat LATCH: 4 Door Models . . . . . . . . . . .67
▫ LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Center Seat LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
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JEEP COMMANDER, 2006–2010
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
second row seating position located on the back of
the seat.
7 Passenger (2006–2010 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(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
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2006–2010 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 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).
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
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
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
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.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
Connecting The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower
Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt)
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
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
7 Passenger (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
Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2006 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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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
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 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
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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JEEP COMPASS, 2007–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2010–2013 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
5 Passenger (2007–2013 Model Years)
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
• 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 Tether Strap Anchorages
(2007–2013 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2007–2009 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 the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
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.
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.
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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.
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2008–2013 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?
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.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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
5 Passenger (2007–2013 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
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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.
2008–2013 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 restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rewith the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
restraint?
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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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 2001–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
5 Passenger (2005–2010 Model Years)
5 Passenger (2001 Model Year)
NOTE: The front passenger seat is equipped with a “Dual
Mode” Cinching Latchplate. For more information, refer to
“Passenger Dual Mode Latch Plate (Front Passenger Seat
Only)” in this section for further information.
5 Passenger (2011-2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
5 Passenger (2002 Model Year)
5 Passenger (2003–2004 Model Years)
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
(2003–2004 Model Years)
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Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2005–2010 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2011–2013 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2001-2004 Model Year: There are tether anchorages above the rear liftgate opening behind each
rear outboard seat. The anchors are covered by
plastic caps.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2001–2003 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages (2004 Model Year)
2005-2010 Model Year: There are tether strap anchors located
behind each rear seatback, near the floor.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2005–2010 Model Years)
2011-2013 Model Year: There are top tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position, located on the back of the
seat. To access the top tether strap anchorages behind the
rear seat, pull the carpeted floor panel away from the seat
back, this will expose the top tether strap anchorage.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2011–2013 Model Years)
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATCH
2001–2004 Model Year
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 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 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
2005–2006 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 and tether anchor
instead of the LATCH 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 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 18.89 inches (480 mm) apart. Do not install child
restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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
No
Contact between the front passenger seat and a child
the front passenger seat?
restraint can affect the passenger airbag suppression
system. See the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
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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 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.
You can install child restraints with flexible lower anCan a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
chors in the center position. The inner anchorages are
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
18.89 inches (480 mm) apart. Do not install child restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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.
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front pasCan the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of
the 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
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 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 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 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
The center head restraint can be removed.
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE—JEEP
2001 Model Year: Passenger Dual Mode Latch Plate
(Front Passenger Seat Only)
The front passenger lap/shoulder belt latch plate provides
an orange two position adjustment knob allowing for a
“Cinching” and “Noncinching” mode of operation. The
“Cinching” mode allows for the lap belt to be tightened
when used with a child restraint. It also allows the front
passenger to tighten the lap portion of the belt once buckled.
The “Noncinching” mode enhances the occupant’s seat belt
comfort during off road maneuvers. The latch plate knob
should be adjusted prior to installation into the buckle.
NOTE: Always adjust the orange knob on the dual mode
latch plate before latching into the buckle.
To use the dual mode latch plate in “Cinching” mode:
1. Turn the orange knob to CINCHING MODE
2. Install the child restraint according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
3. Insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
4. Tighten the lap portion of the seat belt by pulling on the
shoulder portion of the seat belt webbing. Any seat belt
system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
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Center Seat LATCH
2001–2003 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 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.
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.
2011–2013 Model Years
WARNING!
Dual Mode Latch Plate
WARNING!
• The dual mode latch plate MUST be in “Cinching”
mode prior to child restraint installation.
• 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.
To use the dual mode latch plate in “Noncinching” mode
(best for off road maneuvers, or when a child seat is not in
use), turn the orange knob to the seat belt icon.
• 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 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.
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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.
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.
2001–2004 Model Years
1. Pull down on the cover of the anchor directly behind the
seat where you are placing the child restraint.
2. Raise the head restraint and route the tether strap under
the head restraint and between the two posts.
3. Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor loop.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
2011–2013 Model Year
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting (2001–2003 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. To access the top tether strap anchorages behind the rear
seat, pull the carpeted floor panel away from the seat
back, this will expose the top tether strap anchorages.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting (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.
4. Install the child restraint according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
2005–2010 Model Year
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.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
4. For the center seating position, route the tether strap over
the seatback and head restraint, then attach the hook to
the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
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5. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
6. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• The top tether anchorages are not visible until the gap
panel is folded down. Do not use the visible cargo tie
down hooks, located on the floor behind the seats, to
attach a child restraint tether anchor.
• 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.
5 Passenger (2003–2004 Model Years)
Seat Belt Systems In Your Vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
5 Passenger (2005–2010 Model Years)
5 Passenger (2001 Model Year)
5 Passenger (2011–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
5 Passenger (2002 Model Year)
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
2001–2004 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
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.
2005–2006 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 restraint.
restraint?
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 the vehicle owner’s manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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
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
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
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
The center head restraint can 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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JEEP LIBERTY, 2002–2012
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
5 Passenger (2002–2012 Model Year)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2002–2007 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
Tether Strap Anchorages (2008–2012 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2002–2007 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2008–2012 Model Years)
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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. 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.
You can install child restraints with flexible lower anCan a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
chors in the center position. The inner anchorages are
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
15.7 inches (400 mm) apart. Do not install child restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
2002–2003 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
2004–20012 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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
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. 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—JEEP
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
57
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
(2002–2007) Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints
In This Vehicle
5 Passenger (2002–2012 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(2008–2012) Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
• 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
2002–2003 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2004–2012 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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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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59
JEEP PATRIOT, 2007–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2010–2013 Model
Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
5 Passenger (2007–2013 Model Years)
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat.
• 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 Tether Strap Anchorages
(2007–2013 Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2007–2009 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 the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be
used together to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
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.
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.
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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.
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
2008–2013 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?
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.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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
5 Passenger (2007–2013 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
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
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.
2008–2013 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 restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child rewith the seat belt to attach a forward facing child
restraint?
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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JEEP WRANGLER, 2001–2006
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
4 Passenger (2003–2006 Model Years)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
•
2 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
4 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
Rear Seat Has No LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2001–2002 Model Years)
2 Passenger (2003–2006 Model Years)
Front Passenger Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2003–2006 Model Years)
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63
2003-2006 Model Year
There are tether anchorages on the floor behind each rear
seating position, as shown in the diagram. There is also a
tether anchorage for the front passenger seat, located on the
back of the seat, near the floor.
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages
(2003–2006 Model Years)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2001-2002 Model Years
There are tether anchorages on the floor behind
each rear seating position, as shown in the diagram. If there is no rear seat, the tether strap of a
child restraint installed in the front passenger seat may be
attached to the tether anchor on the right side of the vehicle.
Front Seat Tether Strap Anchorage
(2003–2006 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2003–2006 Model Years)
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorages
(2001–2002 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 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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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
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.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s 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.
2001–2002 Model Years
To attach the tether strap to the tether anchorage:
1. Place the child restraint on the desired seating position
and adjust the tether strap length so that it will reach the
anchor. If the Add-A-Trunk option is present in the
vehicle, the lid should be opened and positioned against
the back of the rear seat prior to attaching and adjusting
the strap.
2. Route the tether strap over the top of the rear seat and
over the Add-A-Trunk feature, if present in the vehicle. If
the vehicle is not equipped with a rear seat, route the
tether strap over the top of the front passenger seat.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorage
To attach a tether strap to the tether anchorage for the front
passenger seat:
1. Place the child restraint on the front passenger seat.
2. Route the tether strap over the top of the seat.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint 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.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Front Seat Tether Strap Anchorage
WARNING!
Rear Seat Tether Strap Anchorage
2003–2006 Model Years
To attach the tether strap to the tether anchorage for the rear
seats:
1. Place the child restraint on the desired seating position
and adjust the tether strap length so that it will reach the
anchor. If the Add-A-Trunk option is present in the
vehicle, the lid should be opened and positioned against
the back of the rear seat prior to attaching and adjusting
the strap.
2. Route the tether strap over the top of the rear seat and
over the Add-A-Trunk feature, if present in the vehicle.
• 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:
2 Passenger (2003–2006 Model Years)
2 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
4 Passenger (2003–2006 Model Years)
• CINCH — Cinching Latch Plate
4 Passenger (2001–2002 Model Years)
•
•
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 of
65 lbs
The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat belt
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
(29.5 kg) until the combined weight of the child and the child
system to attach the child restraint?
restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt 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 of
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat and the
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), the
belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
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JEEP WRANGLER, 2007–2013
LATCH And Tethers In Your Vehicle
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This
Vehicle
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (4 Door Models,
2007–2013 Model Year)
Locating The Tether Anchorages In This Vehicle
2 Door 4 Passenger (2007–2013 Model Years)
4 Door 5 Passenger (2007–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
There are tether strap anchors located behind each
rear seatback, near the floor.
Tether Strap Anchorages (2 Door Models, 2007–2013
Model Years)
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages In This
Vehicle
Tether Strap Anchorages (4 Door Models, 2007–2013
Model Years)
Rear Seat LATCH Lower Anchorages (2 Door Models,
2007–2013 Model Year)
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE—JEEP
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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?
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).
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.
You can install child restraints with flexible lower anCan a child seat be installed in the center position
Yes
chors in the center position. The inner anchorages are
using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
(4–Door
19.1 inches (484 mm) apart. Do not install child reonly)
straints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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.
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more
information about the occupant classification system
in your vehicle.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Head Restraints cannot be removed in the 4–Door
(2–Door
model.
Model
Only)
2008–2013 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
Head restraints cannot be removed in the 4-Door
model.
(2-Door
Model
Only)
Center Seat LATCH: 2 Door Models
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.
Center Seat LATCH: 4 Door Models
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.
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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.
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 (see the charts above),
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.
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. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
2 Door 4 Passenger (2007–2013 Model Years)
Tether Strap Anchorages (2 Door)
4 Door 5 Passenger (2007–2013 Model Years)
• ALR — Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
•
Tether Strap Anchorages (4 Door)
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Lower Anchorage Symbol (2 Anchorages Per Seating Position)
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS IN YOUR VEHICLE—JEEP
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Belts And Car Seats
2007 Model Year
What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
Weight limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat
weight of the child restraint) for using the
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
LATCH anchorage system to attach the child
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child
restraint?
restraint.
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 the vehicle Owner’s Manual
for more information about the occupant classification system in your vehicle.
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes (2–Door
Head restraints cannot be removed in the 4-Door
Model Only)
model.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
seat belt against the belt path of the child
with an ALR retractor.
restraint?
2008–2013 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
of the Child
belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
Restraint
to the recommended weight limit of the child
LATCH anchorage system to attach 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?
Yes (2–Door
Head restraints cannot be removed in the 4-Door
Model Only)
model.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the
No
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position
seat belt against the belt path of the child
with an ALR retractor.
restraint?
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