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CHILD SEATS
Note: In some countries legislation prohibits
children travelling in the front of a vehicle.
Ensure that you are familiar with the legislation
in force where the vehicle is being used and are
in full compliance.
Child safety
WARNINGS
Do not use a child restraint on a seat
with an operational airbag in front of
it. There is a risk of death or serious
injury when the airbag deploys.
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
vehicle.
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.
If a child must travel in the front passenger
seat, Land Rover recommends the following:
1. Position the seat fully rearward.
2. Adjust the lumbar to its minimum.
3. Adjust the cushion to its highest position.
4. Set cushion rake to its lowest position.
5. Set seat belt upper anchorage to its lowest
position.
6. For markets other than Australia, disable
the airbag. See DISABLING THE
PASSENGER AIRBAG (page 57).
WARNING
Original text according to EEC
R94.01. Extreme Hazard! Do not use a
rearward facing child restraint on a
seat protected by an airbag in front of it.
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This symbol is affixed to the end of the facia on
the passenger side. Its purpose is to warn
against the use of a rear facing child seat when
the front passenger airbag is fitted and
operational.
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
(page 63).
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Seat belt automatic locking mechanism
Child restraint checklist
The rear outer seat belts have a special locking
mechanism which aids the retention of child
seats.
Every time a child travels in the vehicle observe
the following:
• Always use the appropriate child restraints
and adjust harnesses for every child, every
trip.
• 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
system.
• 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
of wear.
• 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
vehicle.
• Activate the rear door child safety locks.
See CHILD SAFETY LOCKS (page 67).
• 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.
The procedure to install a child seat is as
follows:
1. Place the child seat in the vehicle, attach
the seat belt and secure the buckle in
accordance with the manufacturer’s fitting
instructions.
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
retract.
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
operation.
Note: 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, insecure
items become missiles capable of causing
serious injury.
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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
restraints systems.
CAUTION
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
recommendation.
Seating position
Note: The information contained in the
following tables may not be applicable to all
countries. If you are in any doubt regarding the
fitment of child seats seek advice from your
Land Rover Dealer/Authorised Repairer.
Mass group (with approximate age) As shown on child restraint
0 = Up to 10 kg
(22 lb) (0-10
months)
0+ = Up to 13 kg I = 9 to 18 kg (20 II and III =15 to 36
(29 lb) (0-18
to 40 lb) (9
kg (33 to 80 lb)
months)
months - 5 years)
(4-12 years)
Front passenger †
U†
U†
U†
U†
Rear seats, outboard
U
U
U
U
Rear seats, centre
U
U
U
U
•
•
U = Suitable for universal category restraints approved for this mass group.
† Never place a child seat in the front passenger seating position unless the airbag has been
disabled. See DISABLING THE PASSENGER AIRBAG (page 57).
Recommended child seats
Child size/age
Recommended seat
Groups 0 and O+
Britax Cosy-Tot/Römer Baby Safe
Group I
Britax/Römer Duo
Group II and III
Britax Evolva 2/3 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.
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ISOFIX child seat positions
Note: ISOFIX anchorages are provided for both
outer rear 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
Fixtures
Vehicle ISOFIX
positions
Carrycot
F/ G
ISO L1/L2
X
0 = Up to 10kg (22lb)
E
ISO R1
IL
0+ Up to 13kg (29lb)
C/ D/ E
ISO R1/R2/R3
IL
I = 9 to 18 kg (20 to 40 lb)
C/D
ISO R2/R3
X
A/ B1/ B
ISO F2/ F2X/ F3
IUF
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
ISOFIX position
Recommended seat
IL
Britax Cosy-Tot ISOFIX
Group I
Britax Duo Plus ISOFIX
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CHILD SEAT ANCHOR POINTS
ISOFIX anchor points
WARNINGS
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
vehicle.
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
impact.
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Both rear outer seating positions, are equipped
to accept ISOFIX restraints.
This symbol is shown on a label
sewn into the seats to indicate the
position of the ISOFIX lower
anchorages.
Note: ISOFIX child restraints are only fitted to
the rear seats.
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To install your child seat with an ISOFIX
restraint system:
1. Raise or remove the head restraint.
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2. Lift the velcro strap, exposing the ISOFIX
locking mechanism.
Tether strap anchorages (Australia only)
WARNINGS
Child restraint anchorages are
designed to withstand only those load
imposed by correctly fitting 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.
Always follow the child seat or
restraint system manufacturer’s
instructions when fitting tether
straps.
When fitting a child seat or restraint
system, always pass the tether strap
over the top of the seat back and
beneath the underside of the head restraint.
3. Slide the child seat into the locking
mechanism.
Child seat upper tether anchorage
E90846
Upper tether anchorages are provided at each
seating position equipped to accept ISOFIX
child restraints (shown in the illustrations).
FRONT OF
VEHICLE
Note: Always ensure that if an upper tether is
provided, it is secured and tightened properly,
as this provides maximum protection for a
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
place.
E90847
Provision is made in the rear seats for the
fitting of up to three child seats, of the type that
requires tether strap anchorage points.
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CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
There are three tether strap anchorage points.
These should be used to attach tether straps
from child seats or restraint systems. Three
anchorage points are located in the floor panel
of the luggage area behind the rear seats.
WARNING
Never leave children unsupervised in
the vehicle. Doing so increases the
risk of death or serious injury.
Attaching tether straps
1. Install the child restraint securely in one of
the rear seating positions.
2. Pass the tether strap over the back of the
seat and under the head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether
anchor on the back of the vehicle seat.
Ensure that the tether strap hook is facing
the correct direction. See illustration.
4. Tighten the tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack in the webbing.
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Child safety locks are fitted to the rear doors.
BOOSTER CUSHIONS
Insert the emergency key into the keyhole and
turn outwards to activate the child safety lock.
In a situation where a child is too large to fit
into a child safety seat, but is too small to safely
use just the three point seat 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 suit.
With the child safety locks engaged, the rear
doors cannot be opened from inside the
vehicle.
Turn the key inwards to disengage the child
safety lock.
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