Seat belt automatic locking mechanism
The second row seat belts have a special
locking mechanism which aids the retention of
Do not use a child seat in the front
passenger seat. Supplementary safety
systems have been removed from this
Crash statistics show that children are
safest when properly restrained in a
child or infant restraint system that is
secured in a rear seating position.
Do not use a forward facing child seat,
until a child is above the minimum
weight of 9 kg (20 lb.) and able to sit up
unaided. Up to the age of two, a child's spine
and neck are not sufficiently developed to
avoid injury in a frontal impact.
Do not allow a baby or infant to be held
or carried on the lap. The force of a
crash can increase effective body
weight by as much as thirty times, making it
impossible to hold on to the child. Children
typically require the use of a booster seat
appropriate to their age and size, thereby
enabling the seat belts to be properly fitted,
reducing the risk of injury in a crash. Children
could be endangered in a crash, if their child
restraints are not properly secured in the
Do not use a child seat that hooks over
the seat back. This type of seat cannot
be satisfactorily secured and is unlikely
to be safe for your child.
The procedure to install a child seat is as
1. Place the child seat in the vehicle, attach
the seat belt and secure the buckle in
accordance with the manufacturer’s fitting
2. Pull on the shoulder section of the belt to
reel out all of the remaining webbing to the
limit of its travel. This will engage the
automatic locking feature, which then acts
as a ratchet, allowing the webbing only to
3. Allow the seat belt to retract onto the child
seat (a clicking sound will confirm that the
ratchet has engaged), while firmly pushing
the child seat into the vehicle seat.
4. Ensure that there is no slack in the seat belt
by pulling upwards on the shoulder belt
immediately above the child restraint. The
seat belt should now be locked and the
child seat held firmly in position.
When the child seat is removed and all of the
seat belt webbing is allowed to retract, the seat
belt locking mechanism reverts to normal
Where possible, use the seat belt automatic
locking mechanism to secure large items of
luggage that are to be carried on the seats. In
the event of an accident, unsecured items
become missiles capable of causing serious
It is very important for all infants and children
under 12 years of age to be restrained in a
suitable child safety seat appropriate to their
age and size. See CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
Child restraint checklist
Every time a child travels in the vehicle observe
• Always use the appropriate child restraints
and adjust harnesses for every child, every
• Make sure that a child falls into the correct
weight range for the seat.
• Carefully follow the instructions provided
by the manufacturer of the restraint
• Ensure that all slack is removed from the
adult seat belt.
• When installing an ISOFIX seat, always
attach the top tether. Always give the
ISOFIX seat a final pull to ensure that the
lower anchors are secure.
• Regularly check the fit of a child seat and
replace seats or harnesses that show signs
• Avoid dressing a child in bulky clothing
and do not place any objects between the
child and the restraint system.
• No child seat is completely child-proof.
Encourage a child not to play with the
buckle or harness.
• Never leave a child unsupervised in the
• Activate the rear door child safety locks.
See CHILD SAFETY LOCKS (page 58).
• Ensure that a child does not exit the vehicle
from the side where there is traffic.
• Set children a good example - always wear
your seat belt.
CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
The following table shows the suitability of
each passenger seat position for carrying
children up to 12 years of age or 1.5 m (5 feet)
tall and the installation of suitable child
Information given in the table was
correct at the time of going to press.
However, availability of child restraints may
change. Please refer to your Land Rover
Dealer/Authorised Repairer for the latest
Note: Ages shown in brackets are
approximate. In case of doubt, the childs
weight must be used when considering an
appropriate child seat.
Mass group (with approximate age) As shown on child restraint
0 = Up to 10 kg 0+ = Up to 13 kg I = 9 to 18 kg (9 II and III =15 to 36
(0-10 months) (0-18 months) months - 5 years) kg (4-12 years)
X = Not suitable for children in this mass group.
L = Suitable for particular child restraints as listed in the Child seat usage table.
Recommended child seats
Groups 0 and O+
Group II and III
Britax Evolva 23 Ultra
Note: The legislation which governs how and
where children should be carried when
travelling in a vehicle is subject to change. It is
the responsibility of the driver to comply with
all regulations in force.
ISOFIX child seat positions
ISOFIX anchorages are provided for second row outer seating positions. ISOFIX child restraints
should be securely attached following the manufacturers instructions at these locations only.
Mass group as shown on child restraint. Size Classes
0 = Up to 10kg (22lb)
0+ Up to 13kg (29lb)
C/ D/ E
I = 9 to 18 kg (20 to 40 lb)
A/ B1/ B
ISO F2/ F2X/ F3
II = 15 to 25 kg (33 to 55 lb)
III - 22 TO 36 kg (48 to 79 lb)
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraint systems of universal category approved for
use in the mass group.
IL = Suitable for particular ISOFIX child restraint systems (CRS) in the table below. These
ISOFIX CRS are those of the "specific vehicle", "restricted" or "semi-universal" categories.
X = ISOFIX position not suitable for ISOFIX child restraint systems in this mass group and or
this size class.
Recommended ISOFIX child seats
Britax Duo Plus ISOFIX
Britax Cosy-Tot ISOFIX or
Römer Baby Safe ISOFIX.
ISOFIX ANCHOR POINTS
This symbol is shown on a label
sewn into the seats to indicate the
position of the ISOFIX lower
Do not attempt to fit an ISOFIX child
seat to the centre seating position. The
anchor bars are not designed to hold
an ISOFIX restraint in this position. If the
restraint is not correctly anchored, there is a
significant risk of injury to the child in the
event of a collision or emergency braking.
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
If removing a head restraint in order to
fit a child restraint, always secure the
head restraint when storing it. If left
loose in the vehicle it may cause death or
serious injury during sudden braking or an
To install your child seat with an ISOFIX
1. Raise or remove the head restraint.
2. Lift the velcro strap, exposing the ISOFIX
3. Slide the child seat into the locking
Note: ISOFIX child restraints are fitted only to
the second row seats.
Upper tether anchorages are provided at each
seating position equipped to accept ISOFIX
child restraints (shown in the illustrations).
Both second row outer seating positions, are
equipped to accept ISOFIX restraints.
Note: Always ensure that if an upper tether is
provided, it is secured and tightened properly,
as this provides maximum protection for a
With the child safety locks engaged, the rear
doors cannot be opened from inside the
Turn the key inwards to disengage the child
Once the ISOFIX child seat is installed, test the
security of the installation, before seating a
child. Attempt to twist the child seat from side
to side and to pull it away from the vehicle seat,
then check that the anchors are still securely in
In a situation where a child is too large to fit
into a child safety seat but is still too small to
safely use just the three point belt, a booster
seat is recommended for maximum safety.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
fitting and use, and then adjust the seat belt to
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
Never leave children unsupervised in
the vehicle. Doing so increases the risk
of death or serious injury.
Child safety locks are fitted to the rear doors.
Insert the starter key into the keyhole and turn
outwards to activate the child safety lock.