2. To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of

2. To activate the lockable retractor,
slowly pull the shoulder part of the
belt all the way out until it stops,
then let the belt feed back into
the retractor (you might hear a
clicking noise as the belt
3. After the belt has retracted,
tug on it. If the belt is locked,
you will not be able to pull it
out. If you can pull the belt
out, it is not locked and you
will need to repeat these steps.
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4. After confirming that the belt
is locked, grab the shoulder
part of the belt near the buckle
and pull up to remove any
slack from the lap part of the
belt. Remember, if the lap part
of the belt is not tight, the
child seat will not be secure. It
may help to put weight on the
child seat, or push on the back
of the seat while pulling up on
the belt.
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5. Push and pull the child seat
forward and from side to side
to verify that it is secure
enough to stay upright during
normal driving maneuvers. If
the child seat is not secure,
unlatch the belt, allow it to
retract fully, then repeat these
To deactivate the locking
mechanism in order to remove a
child seat, unlatch the buckle,
unroute the seat belt, and let the
belt fully retract.
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Installing a Child Seat With the
Lap Belt
To install a forward-facing child
seat in the center back seat with
the lap belt, follow instruction
number 1 on page 30 for routing
and latching the seat belt. Then
pull hard on the loose end of the
belt to remove any slack (it may
help to put weight on the child
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seat while pulling on the belt).
Finally, follow instruction number
5 on page 32 to verify that the
child seat is secure.
Additional Precautions for Small
Never hold a small child on
your lap. If you are not
wearing a seat belt in a crash,
you could be thrown forward
into the dashboard and crush
the child.
If you are wearing a seat belt,
the child can be torn from your
arms during a crash. For
example, if the vehicle crashes
into a parked vehicle at 30 mph
(48 km/h), a 30 Ib (14 kg) child
will become a 900 Ib (410 kg)
force, and you will not be able
to hold it.
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Never put a seat belt over
The following pages give
yourself and a child. During a
instructions on how to check
crash, the belt could press deep
proper seat belt fit, what kind of
into the child and cause very
booster seat to use if one is
serious injuries.
needed, and important precautions
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for children who must sit in the
front seat.
Protecting Larger Children
When a child reaches the
recommended weight or height
limit for a forward-facing child
seat, the child should sit in one of
the outer back seats and wear a
lap/shoulder belt. A lap/shoulder
belt provides better protection
than a lap belt.
If a child is too short for the
shoulder part of the belt to fit
properly, we recommend that the
child use a booster seat until they
are tall enough to use the seat belt
without a booster.
Allowing a larger child to sit
improperly in the front seat can
result in injury or death if the
airbags inflate.
If a larger child must sit in front,
they should move the seat as
far back as possible and wear
the seat belt properly.
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