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LATCH Manual Updates • 2013
As with any printed piece, especially one with as much information as the LATCH Manual contains, there sometimes are
changes/updates that come along after being sent to the printer.
Any updated information Safe Ride News receives will be posted on the web site at www.saferidenews.com.
Click the chapter or appendix name below to go directly to that section of the updates.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Chapter 8:
Page 82, right-hand column: CR Manufacturers: Dynamic testing required by NHTSA
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This is a very severe test, equal to hitting a solid wall at 30 mph or two vehicles of equal size hitting each other head-on
at 60 30 mph.
Appendix A:
Page A-1, Directory of Manufacturer Entries
Add the following information between Magna International and Mercedes-Benz.
Maxi-Cosi (See Dorel)
Page A-2, Table A1: Use of Inner Bars as LAs for the Center Seat
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Vehicle
Vehicle Model
Make
(all years, unless MY noted)
Ford
Explorer w/bench seat or Sportrac (MY09-1213)
Page A-2, Table A1: Use of Inner Bars as LAs for the Center Seat
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Ok, any width
Ok if width
Ok if width
Aprica, Combi,
11-22 inches
11-20 inches
Cybex (Aton only) ,
(1)
Dorel , Evenflo,
(2)
Graco , Snugli,
Teutonia, Tomy
UPPAbaby (Mesa
only)
Britax, Snug Seat,
Fisher-Price,
Orbit, Recaro,
SafeGuard
Page A-14, Clek Foonf (Expected in 2013), Lower Attachments: Design/Use, Rear facing
Add the following information.
Center the lower attachment strap in the belt path. The strap should run under the CR cushion and tuck under the
plastic belt tabs. Do not clamp it into the lock-offs; simply run it over the top of the closed lock-offs. The crotch buckle
should be in the inner position that does not run under the lower attachment strap.
Page A-14, Clek Foonf (Expected in 2013), Lower Attachments: Design/Use, Rear facing
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Base required when RF; anti-rebound bar is optional. The rebound-control bar is required. It must be installed while the
CR is in recline position #3, but can be used in both positions #2 and #3 once installed. Clek may make further updates
to these requirements based on ongoing testing, which will be posted here as needed.
Page A-14, Clek Foonf (Expected in 2013), Lower Attachments: Design/Use, Forward facing
Add the following information.
 To extend the rigid lower attachment system, pull and hold the adjustment handle at the front of the CR while pulling
out each rigid lower connector until it is fully extended.
 After connected, confirm that the LATCH connector indicators have changed from red (unlocked) to green (locked).
(Clek requests a call to its customer service for notification if the connectors fail to lock.)
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 Confirm that the installation with LATCH results in situation in which the back of the CR makes contact with the front
of the seatback cushion or head restraint. If there is a gap behind the CR with no seatback contact point, adjust the
angle of the vehicle seatback and/or CR, move to another LATCH position, or try installation with a seat belt.
 To remove the CR, first pull and hold the rigid LATCH adjustment handle at the front of the CR while pulling the CR
outward from the seatback to re-extend the rigid connectors. Next, pull each red LATCH release handle one at a time
at the front of the CR; wiggle the CR slightly to detach each connector from its LA bar.
Page A-14, Clek Foonf (Expected in 2013), Maximum weight for lower attachments:
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Lower attachments can be used to a child weight of 40 pounds when RF and 48 pounds when FF, OR to the
vehicle…
Page A-14, Clek Foonf (Expected in 2013), Tether Use
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 The tether must be used if:
- The CR is installed FF with either the rigid lower attachment system or a lap-only seat belt.
- The CR is installed FF with a lap-shoulder seat belt and a TA is present.
 Use of the tether is recommended, but not required, in these situations:
- When the CR is installed with a lap-shoulder seat belt but no TA is present (retrofitting the seating position with a
TA is recommended).
- When the CR is used rear facing.
Page A-55, Tomy, cont.
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printable copy that you can cut out and glue to page A-55.
Tomy International—CR Weights (in pounds)
(Convertible/Combination/3-in-1 models only)
True Fit models………………………21.12
The product weight(s) above are provided by the CR mfr. so
users can calculate vehicle lower-anchor weight limits when
the vehicle mfr. bases the limit on child-plus-CR weight. (Some
weights given on retail websites are shipping weights, so may
differ.)
Page A-56, Triple Play Products
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printable copy that you can cut out and glue to page A-56.
Triple Play Products—CR Weights (in pounds)
(Convertible/Combination/3-in-1 models only)
Sit ‘n’ Stroll………………………16.5
The product weight(s) above are provided by the CR mfr. so
users can calculate vehicle lower-anchor weight limits when
the vehicle mfr. bases the limit on child-plus-CR weight. (Some
weights given on retail websites are shipping weights, so may
differ.)
Page A-58, UPPAbaby
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 Center Installation in a nonstandard LATCH position: Check owner’s manual Allowed; attachment using inner
bars of outboard positions permitted if vehicle instructions explicitly allow and the bars are spaced 11 to 22 inches
apart.
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Appendix B:
Page B-3, Table B1: Use of Inner Bars as LAs for the Center Seat
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Vehicle
Vehicle Model
Make
(all years, unless MY noted)
Ford
Explorer w/bench seat or Sportrac (MY09-1213)
Page B-3, Table B1: Use of Inner Bars as LAs for the Center Seat
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Ok, any width
Ok if width
Ok if width
Aprica, Combi,
11-22 inches
11-20 inches
Cybex (Aton only),
(1)
Dorel , Evenflo,
(2)
Graco , Snugli,
Teutonia, Tomy
UPPAbaby (Mesa
only)
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Britax, Snug Seat,
Fisher-Price,
Orbit, Recaro,
SafeGuard
Page B-4, Table B2: Vehicle Anchor Weight Limits*
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Acura
40 65 minus CR weight
40 65 minus CR weight
40 65 minus CR weight
Honda
40 65 minus CR weight
40 65 minus CR weight
40 65 minus CR weight
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Page B-7: Acura
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 Maximum weight limit—LATCH system: May
 Maximum weight limit—LATCH system:
be used for child weights up to 40 pounds (18.1
May be used for child-plus-CR weights up to
kg).
65 pounds (29.5 kg).
 Maximum weight limit—lower anchors: LAs
 Maximum weight limit—lower anchors:
alone may be used for child weights up to 40
LAs alone may be used for child-plus-CR
pounds (18.1 kg).
weights up to 65 pounds (29.5 kg).
 Maximum weight limit—factory-installed TAs:
 Maximum weight limit—factory-installed
TAs: When used with a seat belt, TAs may
When used with a seat belt, TAs may be used
for child weights up 40 pounds (18.1 kg).
be used for child-plus-CR weights up to 65
pounds (29.5 kg). Don’t use the TA by itself.
 Maximum weight limit—retrofitted TAs: When
 Maximum weight limit—retrofitted TAs:
used with a seat belt, TAs may be used for child
weights up to 40 pounds (18.1 kg).
When used with a seat belt, TAs may be
used for child-plus-CR weights up to 65
pounds (29.5 kg). Don’t use the TA by itself.
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Page B-35: Vehicles with one or two rows of seats—Chevrolet
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bottom of the Chevrolet vehicle table on page B-35.
SSR
TRACKER
TRAILBLAZER
2-seat
Roadster
03-06
N/A
N/A
Front Seat: LATCH for passenger position; TA is loop on back of seat.
Passenger-side air bag on/off switch in glove box; see owner's manual for information.
SUV
03-04
TA
(2) LATCH
(3) TAs are square rings on floor of cargo area at liftgate opening under plastic covers
(2) LATCH
(3) TAs are the triangular cargo tie downs on the floor of the cargo area, about 8" back
from the seatback; NOT the ones at the liftgate.
MY01 to early 03: Though the owner's manual indicates that the center rear seating
position is not acceptable for CRs, vehicle manufacturer say it IS acceptable to install CR
there IF a proper installation can be achieved.
3-Row Model: See entry on table below.
5-pass.
SUV
Late
02-09
TA
Page B-104: Honda
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out and glue over the existing bullets for Honda and Acura on page B-104 and B-7.
 Maximum weight limit—LATCH system: May
 Maximum weight limit—LATCH system:
be used for child weights up to 40 pounds
May be used for child-plus-CR weights up
(18.1 kg).
to 65 pounds (29.5 kg).
 Maximum weight limit—lower anchors: LAs
 Maximum weight limit—lower anchors:
alone may be used for child weights up to 40
LAs alone may be used for child-plus-CR
pounds (18.1 kg).
weights up to 65 pounds (29.5 kg).
 Maximum weight limit—factory-installed TAs:
 Maximum weight limit—factory-installed
TAs: When used with a seat belt, TAs may
When used with a seat belt, TAs may be used
for child weights up 40 pounds (18.1 kg).
be used for child-plus-CR weights up to 65
pounds (29.5 kg). Don’t use the TA by
 Maximum weight limit—retrofitted TAs: When
itself.
used with a seat belt, TAs may be used for
 Maximum weight limit—retrofitted TAs:
child weights up to 40 pounds (18.1 kg).
When used with a seat belt, TAs may be
used for child-plus-CR weights up to 65
pounds (29.5 kg). Don’t use the TA by
itself.
Page B-114: Vehicles with one or two rows of seats—Hyundai
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VELOSTER
3D HB
12
TA N/A
(2) LATCH
(3) TAs on floor behind seat; more info at www.saferidenews.com in LATCH Gallery.
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Page B-183: Vehicles with one or two rows of seats—Ram
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 Maximum weight limit—factory-installed TAs: When used with a seat belt, TAs may be used for child-plus-CR weights up to 65 pounds (29.5 kg) unless
otherwise noted in the model listings up to the weight limit specified by the CR manufacturer.
Page B-184: Vehicles with one or two rows of seats—Ram
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RAM 1500
For MY08
and prior, see
Dodge brand
table
Pickup,
Quad
Cab and
Crew Cab
4D
Extended
Cab
09-13
Full Bench:
TA
Split Bench:
LATCH
(2) LATCH
(3) TAs on back wall of cab; more info at www.saferidenews.com in LATCH Gallery.
Maximum Weight Limit—TAs: When a seat belt is used to install CR, tether may be
attached to TA up to the CR manufacturer’s weight limit.
Center: Thread tether strap through loop directly behind the vehicle seat …
Center, Split Bench Seat Option: See “Seating positions with limitations…” bullet…
Outboard: Thread tether strap through loop directly behind the vehicle seat …
May tether two outboard CRs to center TA at same time.
Page B-185: Vehicles with one or two rows of seats—Ram
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RAM 3500 /
4500 / 5500
CHASSIS
CAB
For MY10
and prior, see
Dodge brand
table
(Dodge)
RAM C/V
Tradesman
Box-Off
Pickup,
Crew Cab
4D
Extend.
Cab
Cargo
Van
(no rear
seating)
11-13
12-13
Full Bench:
TA
Split Bench:
LATCH
N/A
(2) LATCH
(3) TAs on back wall of cab; more info at www.saferidenews.com in LATCH Gallery.
Maximum Weight Limit—TAs: When a seat belt is used to install CR, tether may be
attached to TA up to the CR manufacturer’s weight limit.
Center: Thread tether strap through loop directly behind the vehicle seat …
Center, Split Bench Seat Option: See “Seating positions with limitations…” bullet…
Outboard: Thread tether strap through loop directly behind the vehicle seat …
May tether two outboard CRs to center TA at same time.
N/A
Front Seat: TA for passenger position, on floor behind seat
No passenger-side air bag on-off switch. Rear-facing CRs may NOT be installed…
Maximum Weight Limit—TAs: When a seat belt is used to install CR, tether may be
attached to TA up to the CR manufacturer’s weight limit.
Note: For MY10 and prior, see Dodge brand table in this appendix.
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