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Mazda 3 (2022 year). Manual in english - page 2

 

 

Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Seat Belt Precautions
WARNING
Seat Belt Precautions
Always wear your seat belt and make
sure all occupants are properly
Seat belts help to decrease the
restrained:
possibility of severe injury during
Not wearing a seat belt is extremely
accidents and sudden stops. Mazda
dangerous. During a collision,
recommends that the driver and all
occupants not wearing seat belts could
passengers always wear seat belts.
hit someone or things inside the
(Mexico)
vehicle or even be thrown out of the
All the seats have lap/shoulder belts.
vehicle. They could be seriously injured
These belts have retractors with inertia
or even killed. In the same collision,
locks that keep them out of the way
occupants wearing seat belts would be
when not in use. The locks allow the
much safer.
belts to remain comfortable on users,
but they will lock in position during a
Do not wear twisted seat belts:
collision.
Twisted seat belts are dangerous. In a
collision, the full width of the belt is
(Except Mexico)
All of the seat belt retractors are
not available to absorb the impact.
This puts more force on the bones
designed to keep the lap/shoulder
belts out of the way when not in use.
beneath the belt, which could cause
serious injury or death. So, if your seat
The driver's seat belt has no provisions
for child-restraint systems and has only
belt is twisted, you must straighten the
seat belt to remove any twists and to
an emergency locking mode. The
driver may wear it comfortably, and it
allow the full width of the belt to be
used.
will lock during a collision.
However, the front passenger's seat
and all rear lap/shoulder belt
Never use one seat belt on more than
retractors operate in two modes:
one person at a time:
emergency locking mode, and for
Using one seat belt for more than one
child-restraint systems, automatic
person at a time is dangerous. A seat
locking mode. While we recommend
belt used in this way cannot spread the
you put all children in the rear seats, if
impact forces properly and the two
you must use the front passenger seat
passengers could be crushed together
for a child, slide the front passenger
and seriously injured or even killed.
seat as far back as possible and make
Never use one belt for more than one
sure any child-restraint system is
person at a time and always operate
secured properly.
the vehicle with each occupant
properly restrained.
2-23
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not operate a vehicle with a
Positioning the Lap Portion of the Seat
damaged seat belt:
Belt:
Using a damaged seat belt is
The lap portion of the seat belt worn
dangerous. An accident could damage
too high is dangerous. In a collision,
the belt webbing of the seat belt in
this would concentrate the impact
use. A damaged seat belt cannot
force directly on the abdominal area,
provide adequate protection in a
causing serious injury. Wear the lap
collision. Have an Authorized Mazda
portion of the belt snugly and as low as
Dealer inspect all seat belt systems in
possible.
use during an accident before they are
used again.
CAUTION
Have your seat belts changed
Belt retraction may become difficult if
immediately if the pretensioner or
the belts and rings are soiled, so try to
load limiter has been expended:
keep them clean. For more details
Always have an Authorized Mazda
about cleaning the seat belts, refer to
Dealer immediately inspect the seat
"Seat Belt Maintenance" (page
belt pretensioners and air bags after
6-53).
any collision. Like the air bags, the seat
belt pretensioners and load limiters
will only function once and must be
replaced after any collision that caused
them to deploy. A seat belt with an
expended pretensioner or load limiter
is still better than wearing no seat belt
at all; however, if the seat belt
pretensioners and load limiters are not
replaced, the risk of injury in a collision
will increase.
1. Ring
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of
the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
Always make sure the shoulder portion
of the seat belt is positioned across
your shoulder and near your neck, but
never under your arm, on your neck, or
on your upper arm.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Pregnant Women and Persons with
mode until it is switched to automatic
Serious Medical Conditions
locking mode by pulling it all the way
out to its full length. If the belt feels
Pregnant women should always wear
tight and hinders comfortable
seat belts. Ask your doctor for specific
movement while the vehicle is stopped
recommendations.
or in motion, it may be in the
The lap belt should be worn SNUGLY
automatic locking mode because the
AND AS LOW AS POSSIBLE OVER THE
belt has been pulled too far out. To
HIPS.
return the belt to the more
The shoulder belt should be worn
comfortable emergency locking mode,
across your shoulder properly, but
wait until the vehicle has stopped in a
never across the stomach area.
safe, level area, retract the belt fully to
Persons with serious medical
convert it back to emergency locking
conditions also should wear seat belts.
mode and then extend it around you
Check with your doctor for any special
again.
instructions regarding specific medical
conditions.
Automatic Locking Mode (Except
Mexico)
Always use the automatic locking
mode to keep the child-restraint
system from shifting to an unsafe
position in the event of an accident. To
enable seat belt automatic locking
mode, pull it all the way out and
connect it as instructed on the
child-restraint system. It will retract
down to the child-restraint system and
stay locked on it. See the section on
child restraint (page 2-44).
Emergency Locking Mode
When the seat belt is fastened, it will
always be in the emergency locking
mode.
In the emergency locking mode, the
belt remains comfortable on the
occupant and the retractor will lock in
position during a collision.
If the belt is locked and cannot be
pulled out, retract the belt once, and
then try pulling it out slowly. If this
fails, pull the belt strongly 1 time and
loosen, then pull it out again slowly.
(Seat Belt with Automatic Locking
Mode)
When the seat belt is fastened, it will
always be in the emergency locking
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Before fastening the rear seat belt,
Seat Belt
make sure that the seat belt passes
through the seat belt guide correctly
Fastening the Seat Belt
and it is not twisted.
Insert the seat belt tongue into the
buckle.
Unfastening the Seat Belt
Depress the button on the seat belt
1. Seat belt tongue
buckle. If the belt does not fully retract,
2. Seat belt buckle
pull it out and check for kinks or twists.
Then make sure it remains untwisted as
Position the lap belt as low as possible,
it retracts.
not on the abdominal area, then adjust
the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly
against your body.
1. Button
NOTE
If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it
for kinks and twists. If it is still not
1. Keep low on hip bone
retracting properly, have it inspected at
2. Take up slack
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
3. Too high
2-26
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Front Shoulder Belt Adjuster
Seat Belt Warning
The front seat belts have a front
Systems
shoulder belt adjuster. If the seat belt
contacts your neck or it slips off the
Seat Belt Warning Systems
shoulder, adjust the seat belt height.
If it detects that the occupant seat belt
To raise
is unfastened, the warning light or
beep alerts the occupant.
To heighten the seat belt, move the
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Indication/
front shoulder belt adjuster upward.
Warning Light (Front seat) on page
7-36.
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Light (Rear
seat) (Red) on page 7-37.
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Beep on
page 7-43.
Seat belt indicator light (rear seat)
(green)
To lower
The light turns on when the rear seat
To lower the seat belt, hold the front
belt is fastened while the ignition is
shoulder belt adjuster and lower the
switched ON, and it turns off after a
seat belt with the knob of the front
certain period.
shoulder belt adjuster pressed.
After adjusting, press the front
shoulder belt adjuster downward and
make sure that it is securely locked.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
(With Front Passenger Occupant
Front Seat Belt
Classification System)
Pretensioner and Load
In addition, the pretensioner system
for the front passenger, like the front
Limiting Systems
and side passenger air bag, is designed
to only deploy in accordance with the
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and
total seated weight on the front
Load Limiting Systems
passenger seat.
For optimum protection, the driver and
For details, refer to the front passenger
front passenger seat belts are
seat weight sensors (page 2-71).
equipped with pretensioner and load
limiting systems. For both these
Load limiter:
systems to work properly you must
The load limiting system releases belt
wear the seat belt properly.
webbing in a controlled manner to
reduce belt force on the occupant's
Pretensioners:
chest. While the most severe load on a
When a collision is detected, the
seat belt occurs in frontal collisions,
pretensioners deploy simultaneously
the load limiter has an automatic
with the air bags.
mechanical function and can activate
For vehicles with the front passenger
in any accident mode with sufficient
occupant classification system, the
occupant movement.
pretensioners deploy simultaneously
Even if the pretensioners have not
with the air bags when a roll-over is
fired, the load limiting function must
also detected.
be checked by an Authorized Mazda
For deployment details, refer to the
Dealer.
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria (page
2-67).
WARNING
The seat belt retractors remove slack
Wear seat belts only as recommended
quickly as the air bags are expanding.
in this owner's manual:
Any time the air bags and seat belt
Incorrect positioning of the seat belts is
pretensioners have fired they must be
dangerous. Without proper
replaced.
positioning, the pretensioner and load
A system malfunction or operation
limiting systems cannot provide
conditions are indicated by a warning.
adequate protection in an accident
Refer to Air Bag/Front Seat Belt
and this could result in serious injury.
Pretensioner System Warning
For more details about wearing seat
Indication/Warning Light on page
belts, refer to "Fastening the Seat Belt"
7-33.
(page 2-26).
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Have your seat belts changed
NOTE
immediately if the pretensioner or
The pretensioner system may not
load limiter has been expended:
operate depending on the type of
Always have an Authorized Mazda
the collision. For details, refer to the
Dealer immediately inspect the seat
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria
belt pretensioners and air bags after
(page 2-67).
any collision. Like the air bags, the seat
Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will be
belt pretensioners and load limiters
released when the air bags and
will only function once and must be
pretensioners deploy. This does not
replaced after any collision that caused
indicate a fire. This gas normally has
them to deploy. A seat belt with an
no effect on occupants, however,
expended pretensioner or load limiter
those with sensitive skin may
is still better than wearing no seat belt
experience light skin irritation. If
at all; however, if the seat belt
residue from the deployment of the
pretensioners and load limiters are not
air bags or the pretensioner system
replaced, the risk of injury in a collision
gets on the skin or in the eyes, wash
will increase.
it off as soon as possible.
Do not modify the components or
wiring, or use electronic testing
devices on the pretensioner system:
Modifying the components or wiring of
the pretensioner system, including the
use of electronic testing devices is
dangerous. You could accidentally
activate it or make it inoperable which
would prevent it from activating in an
accident. The occupants or repairers
could be seriously injured.
Properly dispose of the pretensioner
system:
Improper disposal of the pretensioner
system or a vehicle with
non-deactivated pretensioners is
dangerous. Unless all safety
procedures are followed, injury could
result. Have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer safely dispose of the
pretensioner system or scrap a
pretensioner system equipped vehicle.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not use an improper extender:
Seat Belt Extender
Using a seat belt extender that is for
another person or a different vehicle or
Seat Belt Extender
seat is dangerous. The seat belt will not
If your seat belt is not long enough,
provide adequate protection and the
even when fully extended, a seat belt
user could be seriously injured in an
extender may be available to you at no
accident. Only use the extender
charge from your Authorized Mazda
provided for you and for the particular
Dealer.
vehicle and seat. NEVER use the
This extender will be only for you and
extender in a different vehicle or seat.
for the particular vehicle and seat. Even
If you sell your Mazda, do not leave
if it plugs into other seat belts, it may
your seat belt extender in the vehicle.
not hold in the critical moment of a
It could be used accidentally by the
crash.
new owner of the vehicle. After
When ordering an extender, only order
removing the seat belt extender,
one that provides the necessary
discard it. Never use the seat belt
additional length to fasten the seat belt
extender in any other vehicle you may
properly. Please contact your
own in the future.
Authorized Mazda Dealer for more
information.
Do not use an extender that is too
long:
WARNING
Using an extender that is too long is
dangerous. The seat belt will not fit
Do not use a seat belt extender unless
properly. In an accident, the seat belt
it is necessary:
will not provide adequate protection
Using a seat belt extender when not
and you could be seriously injured. Do
necessary is dangerous. The seat belt
not use the extender or choose one
will be too long and not fit properly. In
shorter in length if the distance
an accident, the seat belt will not
between the extender's buckle and the
provide adequate protection and you
center of the user's body is less than
could be seriously injured. Only use
15 cm (6 in).
the extender when it is required to
fasten the seat belt properly.
2-30
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not leave a seat belt extender
connected to the buckle:
Leaving a seat belt extender connected
to the buckle without using the seat
belt is dangerous. When the seat belt
extender is connected to the driver's
seat belt buckle (or front passenger's
seat belt buckle), the SRS driver's (or
front passenger's) air bag system will
determine that the driver (or front
passenger) is wearing the seat belt
even if the driver (or front passenger) is
not wearing it. This condition could
cause the driver's (or front
passenger's) air bag to not activate
correctly and result in death or serious
injury in the event of collision. Always
wear the seat belt with the seat belt
extender.
Do not use the seat belt extender
when installing a child-restraint
system on the front or rear passenger
seat:
Using a seat belt extender to fasten a
child-restraint system on any seat is
dangerous. Always follow the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
installation instructions and never use
a seat belt extender.
NOTE
When not in use, remove the seat belt
extender and store it in the vehicle. If
the seat belt extender is left
connected, the seat belt extender
might get damaged as it will not retract
with the rest of the seat belt and can
easily fall out of the door when not in
use and be damaged. In addition, the
seat belt warning light will not
illuminate and function properly.
2-31
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
A rear-facing child-restraint system
Child-Restraint
should NEVER be used on the front
Precautions
seat with the air bag system activated.
The front passenger's seat is also the
Child-Restraint Precautions
least preferred seat for other
child-restraint systems.
Mazda strongly urges the use of
child-restraint systems for children
(With Front Passenger Occupant
small enough to use them.
Classification System)
To reduce the chance of injuries
You are required by law to use a
caused by deployment of the front
child-restraint system for children in
passenger air bag, the front passenger
the U.S. and Canada.
seat weight sensors occupant
Check your local and state or
classification sensor works as a part of
provincial laws for specific
the supplemental restraint system. This
requirements regarding the safety of
system deactivates the front passenger
children riding in your vehicle.
front and side air bags and knee air
bags, and also the front passenger seat
Whatever child-restraint system you
belt pretensioner system when the
consider, please pick the appropriate
front passenger air bag deactivation
one for the age and size of the child,
indicator light illuminates.
obey the law and follow the
instructions that come with the
When an infant or small child sits on
individual child-restraint system.
the front passenger seat, the system
shuts off the front passenger front and
A child who has outgrown
side air bags and knee air bags, and
child-restraint systems should sit in the
seat belt pretensioner system, so make
rear and use seat belts, both lap and
sure the front passenger air bag
shoulder. If the shoulder belt crosses
deactivation indicator light illuminates.
the neck or face, move the child closer
to the center of the vehicle in the
Even if the front passenger air bag is
outboard seats, and towards the
shut off, Mazda strongly recommends
buckle on the right if the child is seated
that children be properly restrained
on the center seat.
and child-restraint systems of all kinds
are properly secured on the rear seats
Statistics confirm that the rear seat is
which are the best place for children.
the best place for all children up to 12
years of age, and more so with a
For more details, refer to "Front
supplemental restraint system (air
passenger seat weight sensors" (page
bags).
2-71).
2-32
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always secure a child in a proper
WARNING
child-restraint system:
Holding a child in your arms while the
Use the correct size child-restraint
vehicle is moving is extremely
system:
dangerous. No matter how strong the
For effective protection in vehicle
person may be, he or she cannot hold
accidents and sudden stops, a child
onto a child in a sudden stop or
must be properly restrained using a
collision and it could result in serious
seat belt or child-restraint system
injury or death to the child or other
depending on age and size. If not, the
occupants. Even in a moderate
child could be seriously injured or even
accident, the child may be exposed to
killed in an accident.
air bag forces that could result in
serious injury or death to the child, or
Follow the manufacturer's
the child may be slammed into an
instructions and always keep the
adult, causing injury to both child and
child-restraint system buckled down:
adult.
An unsecured child-restraint system is
dangerous. In a sudden stop or a
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
collision it could move causing serious
system in the front seat with an air
injury or death to the child or other
bag that could deploy:
occupants. Make sure any
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on
child-restraint system is properly
the front seat are particularly
secured in place according to the
dangerous even though you may feel
child-restraint system manufacturer's
assured that a front passenger air bag
instructions. When not in use, remove
will not deploy based on the fact that
it from the vehicle or fasten it with a
the front passenger air bag
seat belt, or attach it to BOTH ISOFIX/
deactivation indicator light illuminates.
LATCH*1 lower anchors for ISOFIX/
The child-restraint system can be hit by
LATCH*1 child-restraint systems and
a deploying air bag and moved
the corresponding tether anchor.
violently backward resulting in serious
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
injury or death to the child.
Mexico)
2-33
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
(Mexico)
Do not install a front-facing
NEVER use a rearward facing child
child-restraint system on the front
restraint on a seat protected by an
passenger seat unless it is
ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH
unavoidable:
or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can
In a collision, the force of a deploying
occur.
air bag could cause serious injury or
Vehicles with a front passenger air bag
death to the child. If installing a
have the following warning label. The
front-facing child-restraint system on
warning label reminds you not to put a
the front passenger seat is
rear-facing child-restraint system on
unavoidable, move the front passenger
the front passenger seat at any time.
seat as far back as possible.
(Except Mexico)
Vehicles with a front passenger air bag
have the following warning label. The
warning label reminds you not to put a
rear-facing child-restraint system on
the front passenger seat at any time.
Seating a child in a child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat is
dangerous under certain conditions
(With Front Passenger Occupant
Classification System):
Your vehicle is equipped with front
passenger seat weight sensors. Even
with the front passenger seat weight
sensors, if you must use the front
passenger seat to seat a child, using a
child-restraint system on the front
passenger seat under the following
conditions increases the danger of the
front passenger air bag deploying and
could result in serious injury or death
to the child.
2-34
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
¾ The front passenger air bag
Do not allow a child or anyone to
deactivation indicator light does not
lean over to or against the side
illuminate when seating a child in the
window of a vehicle with side and
child-restraint system.
curtain air bags:
¾ Luggage or other items are placed on
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean
the seat with the child in the
over to or against the side window, the
child-restraint system.
area of the front passenger seat, the
¾ A rear passenger or luggage pushing
front and rear window pillars and the
or pulling down on the front
roof edge along both sides from which
passenger seatback.
the side and curtain air bags deploy,
¾ Luggage or other items are placed on
even if a child-restraint system is used.
the seatback or hung on the head
The impact of inflation from a side or
restraint.
curtain air bag could cause serious
¾ The seat is washed.
injury or death to an out of position
¾ Liquids are spilled on the seat.
child. Furthermore, leaning over to or
against the door could block the side
¾ The front passenger seat is moved
backward, pushing into luggage or
and curtain air bags and eliminate the
advantages of supplemental
other items placed behind it.
protection. Because the front seats are
¾ The front passenger seatback
equipped with front air bags, the rear
contacts the rear seat.
seat is always a better location for
¾ Luggage or other items are placed
children. Take special care not to allow
between the front passenger seat
a child to lean over to or against the
and driver seat.
side window, even if the child is seated
¾ An electric device is put on the front
in a child-restraint system.
passenger's seat.
¾ An additional electrical device, such
Never use one seat belt on more than
as a seat warmer is installed to the
one person at a time:
surface of the front passenger seat.
Using one seat belt for more than one
¾ Any accessories, which might
person at a time is dangerous. A seat
increase the total seated weight on
belt used in this way cannot spread the
the front passenger seat, are
impact forces properly and the two
attached to the front passenger seat.
passengers could be crushed together
The designated positions with seat
and seriously injured or even killed.
belts on the rear seats are the safest
Never use one belt for more than one
places for children. Always use seat
person at a time and always operate
belts and child restraints.
the vehicle with each occupant
properly restrained.
CAUTION
A seat belt or child-restraint system can
become very hot in a closed vehicle
during warm weather. To avoid burning
yourself or a child, check them before
you or your child touches them.
2-35
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
NOTE
Your Mazda is equipped with ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 lower anchors for attachment
of specially designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint systems on the rear
seats. When using these anchors to
secure a child-restraint system, refer to
"Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor
(Mexico)/Using LATCH Lower Anchor
(Except Mexico)" (page 2-50).
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
2-36
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint System Installation
Categories of Child-Restraint Systems
NOTE
When purchasing, ask the manufacturer of the child-restraint system which type of
child-restraint system is appropriate for your child and vehicle.
(Mexico)
Child-restraint systems are classified into the following 5 groups according to the
UN-R 44 and UN-R 129 regulation.
Size Classification/
Group
Age
Weight
Fixture (CRF)
ISO/L1
0
Up to about 9 months old
Up to 10 kg (up to 22 lb)
ISO/L2
ISO/R1
ISO/R1
0+
Up to about 2 years old
Up to 13 kg (up to 29 lb)
ISO/R2
ISO/R3
ISO/R2
ISO/R3
1
About 8 months to 4 years old
9 kg 18 kg (20 lb 40 lb)
ISO/F2
ISO/F2X
ISO/F3
2
About 3 to 7 years old
15 kg 25 kg (33 lb 55 lb)
3
About 6 to 12 years old
22 kg 36 kg (48 lb 79 lb)
(Except Mexico)
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint
systems in your country.
Child-Restraint System Types
NOTE
In this owner's manual, explanation of
Installation position is determined by
child-restraint systems is provided for
the type of child-restraint system.
the following three types of popular
Always read the manufacturer's
child-restraint systems: infant seat,
instructions and this owner's manual
child seat, booster seat.
carefully.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Due to variations in the design of
Booster seat
child-restraint systems, vehicle seats
A booster seat is a child restraint
and seat belts, all child-restraint
accessory designed to improve the fit
systems may not fit all seating
of the seat belt system around the
positions. Before purchasing a
child's body.
child-restraint system, it should be
Equal to Group 2 and 3 of the UN-R
tested in the specific vehicle seating
44 and UN-R 129 regulation.
position (or positions) where it is
intended to be used. If a previously
purchased child-restraint system
does not fit, you may need to
purchase a different one that will.
Infant seat
An infant seat provides restraint by
bracing the infant's head, neck and
back against the seating surface.
1. Full booster seat
Equal to Group 0 and 0+ of the UN-R
2. Backless booster seat
44 and UN-R 129 regulation.
When using a backless booster seat,
always install the vehicle head restraint
to the seat where the backless booster
seat is installed.
Child seat
A child seat restrains a child's body
using the harness.
Equal to Group 1 of the UN-R 44 and
UN-R 129 regulation.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat
Positions Table
Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions Table
(Mexico)
Provided information in the table shows your child-restraint system suitability for
various seating position. For installation suitability of other manufacturer
child-restraint system, carefully consult the manufacturer's instructions which
accompany the child-restraint system.
When installing a child-restraint system, the following points must be observed:
Always remove the head restraint before installing a child-restraint system.
However, when installing a backless booster seat, always install the vehicle head
restraint to the seat where the backless booster seat is installed. In addition,
always use a tether strap and attach it securely. Refer to Head Restraints on page
2-17.
When installing a child-restraint system to the front passenger seat, adjust the seat
slide position as far back as possible.
Refer to Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat on page 2-13.
When it is difficult to install a child-restraint system to the front passenger seat, or
the seat belt cannot be secured to the child-restraint system, perform the
following operations to adjust the seat holding the child-restraint system so that
the seat belt can be secured completely to it.
Move the seat forward or back.
Move the seatback forward or back.
Move the seat upward or downward. (Vehicles with height adjustment function)
When installing a child-restraint system to the rear seat, adjust the front seat
position so that the front seat does not contact the child-restraint system.
Refer to Adjusting the Driver's Seat on page 2-5.
Refer to Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat on page 2-13.
When installing a child-restraint system equipped with a tether, remove the head
restraint.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-17.
An i-Size child-restraint system refers to a child-restraint system which has
acquired i-Size category certification for the UN-R 129 regulation.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
When installing a child-restraint system to the rear seat, refer to the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions and the Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor on page
2-50.
Seating position
Passenger
Rear (Left)
Rear (Center)
Rear (Right)
Seating position
suitable for univer-
Yes (UF)
Yes (U)
Yes (U)
Yes (U)
sal belted (Yes/No)
i-Size seating posi-
No
No
No
No
tion (Yes/No)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R1)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R2)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R2X)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R3)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F2)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F2X)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F3)
Largest suitable lat-
eral facing fixture
No
No
No
No
(L1)
Largest suitable lat-
eral facing fixture
No
No
No
No
(L2)
Largest suitable
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
booster fixture (B2)
Largest suitable
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
booster fixture (B3)
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Seating position
Passenger
Rear (Left)
Rear (Center)
Rear (Right)
Non i-size compat-
ible with a support
Yes*1
Yes
No
Yes
leg (Yes/No)
Lower ISOFIX an-
chorages but with-
No
No
No
No
out Top Tether
(Yes/No)
U = Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
UF = Suitable for forward-facing “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraints systems of universal category approved for use in the
mass group.
L = Suitable for particular child restraints given on attached list. These restraints may be of the “specific
vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
IL = Suitable for particular ISOFIX child restraint systems (CRS) given in the attached list. These ISOFIX CRS
are those of the “specific vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
i-U = Suitable for i-Size “universal” Child Restraint Systems forward and rearward facing.
i-UF = Suitable for forward-facing i-Size “universal” Child Restraint Systems only.
Yes = Child-restraint system can be secured on the seat.
No = Child-restraint system cannot be secured on the seat, or there is no fixture.
X = Child-restraint system cannot be installed.
*1
Child restraint system can only be installed in the forward-facing position.
A Mazda genuine child-restraint system can be installed. Regarding child-restraint systems which can be
installed, refer to the accessories catalog.
(Except Mexico)
Regarding child-restraint systems which can be installed to your Mazda, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
A child-restraint system with a support leg cannot be installed on the rear center
seat position.
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint
systems in your country.
For the CRS which do not carry the ISO/XX size class identification (A to G), for
the applicable mass group, the child seat manufacturer shall indicate the vehicle
specific LATCH child-restraint systems recommended for each position.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Installing Child-Restraint
WARNING
Systems
Tethered Child-Restraint Systems
Work Only on Tether-Equipped Rear
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
Seats:
Accident statistics reveal that a child is
Installation of a tether equipped
safer in the rear seat. The front
child-restraint system in the front
passenger's seat is clearly the worst
passenger's seat defeats the safety
choice for any child under 12, and
design of the system and will result in
with rear-facing child-restraint systems
an increased chance of serious injury if
it is clearly unsafe due to air bags.
the child-restraint system goes forward
without benefit of being tethered.
Place tether equipped child-restraint
NOTE
systems where there are tether
Even if your vehicle is equipped with
anchors.
front passenger occupant classification
sensor (page 2-71), which
Anchor Bracket
automatically deactivates the front
passenger air bag, a rear seat is the
Anchor brackets for securing
safest place for a child of any age or
child-restraint systems are equipped in
size.
the vehicle. Locate each anchor
position using the illustration.
To install a child-restraint system,
Some child-restraint systems now
remove the head restraint. Always
come with tethers and therefore must
follow the instruction manual
be installed on the seats that take
accompanying the child-restraint
tethers to be effective. In your Mazda,
system.
tethered child-restraint systems can
only be accommodated in the three
Anchor bracket location
positions on the rear seat.
Use the indicated anchor bracket
locations when installing a
Some child-restraint systems also
child-restraint system equipped with a
employ specially designed ISOFIX/
tether.
LATCH*1 attachments; refer to "Using
(4-Door)
ISOFIX Lower Anchor (Mexico)/Using
LATCH Lower Anchor (Except
Mexico)" (page 2-50).
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
1. For right
2. For center (Except Mexico)
3. For left
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
4. Anchor bracket
(4-Door)
(5-Door)
1. For right
2. For center (Except Mexico)
3. For left
WARNING
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
1. Tether strap
incorrect tether anchor position is
2. Anchor bracket
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the
child-restraint system moves it could
result in death or injury to the child.
Always remove the head restraint and
install child-restraint system:
Installing a child-restraint system
without removing the head restraint is
dangerous. The child-restraint system
cannot be installed correctly which
may result in death or injury to the
child in a collision.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
(5-Door)
Using Automatic Locking Mode
(Except Mexico)
Follow these instructions when using a
child-restraint system, unless you are
attaching a LATCH-equipped
child-restraint system to the rear
LATCH lower anchors. Refer to “Using
LATCH Lower Anchor” (page 2-50).
NOTE
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully. If
you are not sure whether you have a
LATCH system or tether, check in the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions and follow them
accordingly. Depending on the type of
child-restraint system, it may use
LATCH system instead of seat belts or if
the belt goes across the child's chest,
may recommend against using
1.
Tether strap
automatic locking mode.
2.
Anchor bracket
3.
Forward
1. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
Always install the head restraint and
2. Remove the head restraint.
However, when installing a backless
adjust it to the appropriate position
after removing the child-restraint
booster seat, always install the
vehicle head restraint to the seat
system:
Driving with the head restraint
where the backless booster seat is
installed.
removed is dangerous as impact to the
occupant's head cannot be prevented
Refer to Head Restraints on page
2-17.
during emergency braking or in a
collision, which could result in a
3. Secure the child-restraint system
with the lap portion of the lap/
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-17.
shoulder belt. See the
manufacturer's instructions on the
child-restraint system for belt
routing instructions.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
4.
To get the retractor into the
NOTE
automatic locking mode, pull the
Inspect this function before each
shoulder belt portion of the seat
use of the child-restraint system.
belt until the entire length of the
You should not be able to pull the
belt is out of the retractor.
shoulder belt out of the retractor
while the system is in the
automatic locking mode. When
you remove the child-restraint
system, be sure the belt fully
retracts to return the system to
emergency locking mode before
occupants use the seat belts.
6. If your child-restraint system
requires the use of a tether strap,
refer to the manufacturer's
instructions to hook and tighten the
5.
Push the child-restraint system
tether strap.
firmly into the vehicle seat. Be sure
the belt retracts as snugly as
WARNING
possible. A clicking noise from the
retractor will be heard during
retraction if the system is in the
Use the tether and tether anchor only
automatic locking mode. If the belt
for a child-restraint system:
does not lock the seat down tight,
Using the tether or tether anchor to
repeat this step.
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or tether
anchor and result in injury.
Always remove the head restraint and
install child-restraint system (except
when installing a backless booster
seat):
Installing a child-restraint system
without removing the head restraint is
dangerous. The child-restraint system
cannot be installed correctly which
may result in death or injury to the
child in a collision.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
(4-Door)
(5-Door)
1. Tether strap
2. Anchor bracket
3. Forward
1.
Tether strap
2.
Anchor bracket
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the
child-restraint system moves it could
result in death or injury to the child.
Always install the head restraint and
adjust it to the appropriate position
after removing the child-restraint
system:
Driving with the head restraint
removed is dangerous as impact to the
occupant's head cannot be prevented
during emergency braking or in a
collision, which could result in a
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-17.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
If You Must Use the Front Seat for
To check if your vehicle has curtain
Children
air bags:
Mazda vehicles equipped with
If you cannot put all children in the
curtain air bag will have an "SRS
rear seat, at least put the smallest
AIRBAG" marking on the window
children in the rear and be sure the
pillars along the roof edge.
largest child up front uses the shoulder
belt over the shoulder.
NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint
WARNING
system on the front passenger seat
whether your vehicle is equipped with
Always move the front passenger seat
an occupant classification sensor or
as far back as possible if installing a
not.
front-facing child-restraint system on
This seat is also not set up for tethered
it is unavoidable:
child-restraint systems, put them in
As your vehicle has front air bags and
one of the rear seat positions set up
doubly so because your vehicle has
with tether anchors.
side air bags, a front-facing
Likewise the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint system should be put on
child-restraint system cannot be
the front passenger seat only when it is
secured in the front passenger's seat
unavoidable.
and should be used in the rear seat.
Even if the front passenger air bag
Do not allow anyone to sleep against
deactivation indicator light illuminates,
the side window since your vehicle has
always move the seat as far back as
side and curtain air bags, it could
possible, because the force of a
cause serious injuries to an out of
deploying air bag could cause serious
position occupant. As children more
injury or death to the child.
often sleep in cars, it is better to put
them in the rear seat. If installing the
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
child-restraint system on the front seat
system in the front seat with an air
is unavoidable, follow these
bag that could deploy:
instructions when using a front-facing
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on
child-restraint system in the front
the front seat are particularly
passenger's seat.
dangerous.
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Even in a moderate collision, the
Mexico)
child-restraint system can be hit by a
deploying air bag and moved violently
NOTE
backward resulting in serious injury or
To check if your front seats have side
death to the child. Even though you
air bags:
may feel assured that the front
Mazda vehicles equipped with side
passenger air bag will not deploy
air bag will have a "SRS AIRBAG" tag
based on the fact that the front
on the outboard shoulder of the
passenger air bag deactivation
front seats.
indicator light illuminates, you should
not use a rear-facing child-restraint
system in the front seat.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Do not allow a child or anyone to
Always install the head restraint and
lean over to or against the side
adjust it to the appropriate position
window of a vehicle with side and
after removing the child-restraint
curtain air bags:
system:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean
Driving with the head restraint
over to or against the side window, the
removed is dangerous as impact to the
area of the front passenger seat, the
occupant's head cannot be prevented
front and rear window pillars and the
during emergency braking or in a
roof edge along both sides from which
collision, which could result in a
the side and curtain air bags deploy,
serious accident, injury or death.
even if a child-restraint system is used.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-17.
The impact of inflation from a side or
Front Passenger's Seat Child-Restraint
curtain air bag could cause serious
System Installation (With Front
injury or death to an out of position
Passenger Occupant Classification
child. Furthermore, leaning over to or
System)
against the door could block the side
and curtain air bags and eliminate the
1.
Make sure the ignition is switched
advantages of supplemental
off.
protection. Because the front seats are
2.
Slide the seat as far back as
equipped with front air bags, the rear
possible.
seat is always a better location for
children. Take special care not to allow
a child to lean over to or against the
side window, even if the child is seated
in a child-restraint system.
Always remove the head restraint and
install child-restraint system (except
when installing a backless booster
seat):
Installing a child-restraint system
3.
Remove the head restraint.
without removing the head restraint is
dangerous. The child-restraint system
However, when installing a backless
booster seat, always install the
cannot be installed correctly which
may result in death or injury to the
vehicle head restraint to the seat
where the backless booster seat is
child in a collision.
installed.
4.
Place the child-restraint system on
the seat without putting your
weight on the seat and fasten the
seat belt. See the manufacturer's
instructions on the child-restraint
system for belt routing instructions.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
5.
To get the retractor into the
8.
Switch the ignition ON and make
automatic locking mode, pull the
sure the front passenger air bag
shoulder belt portion of the seat
deactivation indicator light
belt until the entire length of the
illuminates after installing a
belt is out of the retractor.
child-restraint system on the front
6.
Push the child-restraint system
passenger seat.
firmly into the vehicle seat. Be sure
If the front passenger air bag
the belt retracts as snugly as
deactivation indicator light does
possible. A clicking noise from the
not illuminate, remove the
retractor will be heard during
child-restraint system, switch the
retraction if the system is in
ignition to OFF, and then re-install
automatic locking mode. If the belt
the child-restraint system (page
does not lock the seat down tight,
2-71).
repeat the previous step and also
this one.
NOTE
Inspect this function before each
use of the child-restraint system.
You should not be able to pull the
shoulder belt out of the retractor
while the system is in the
automatic locking mode. When
you remove the child-restraint
system, be sure the belt fully
retracts to return the system to
emergency locking mode before
occupants use the seat belts.
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
Depending on the type of
child-restraint system, it may not
employ seat belts which are in
automatic locking mode.
7.
Seat your child safely in the
child-restraint system and secure
the child according to the
instructions from the child-restraint
system manufacturer.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor
WARNING
(Mexico)/Using LATCH Lower
Anchor (Except Mexico)
Do not seat a child in a child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat if
Your Mazda is equipped with ISOFIX/
the front passenger air bag
LATCH*1 lower anchors for attachment
deactivation indicator light does not
of specially designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1
illuminate:
child-restraint systems in the rear seats.
While it is always better to install any
Both anchors must be used, otherwise
child-restraint system on the rear seat,
the seat will bounce around and put
it is imperative that a child-restraint
the child in danger. Most ISOFIX/
system ONLY be used on the front
LATCH*1 child-restraint systems must
passenger seat if the deactivation
also be used in conjunction with a
indicator light illuminates when the
tether to be effective. If they have a
child is seated in the child-restraint
tether you must use it to better assure
system (page 2-71). Seating a child in
your child's safety.
a child-restraint system installed on the
front passenger seat with the front
WARNING
passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light not illuminated is
Follow the manufacturer's
dangerous. If this indicator light does
instructions for the use of the
not illuminate, this means that the
child-restraint system:
front passenger front and side air bags,
An unsecured child-restraint system is
and knee air bags, and seat belt
dangerous. In a sudden stop or a
pretensioners are ready for
collision it could move causing serious
deployment. If an accident were to
injury or death to the child or other
deploy an air bag, a child in a
occupants. Make sure the
child-restraint system sitting in the
child-restraint system is properly
front passenger seat could be seriously
secured in place according to the
injured or killed. If the indicator light
child-restraint system manufacturer's
does not illuminate after seating a
instructions.
child in a child-restraint system on the
front passenger seat, seat a child in a
child-restraint system on the rear seat
and consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Never attach two child-restraint
Make sure there are no seat belts or
systems to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1
foreign objects near or around the
lower anchor:
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 child-restraint
Attaching two child-restraint systems
system:
to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
Not following the child-restraint system
anchor is dangerous. In a collision, one
manufacturer's instructions when
anchor may not be strong enough to
installing the child-restraint system is
hold two child-restraint system
dangerous. If seat belts or a foreign
attachments, and it may break, causing
object prevent the child-restraint
serious injury or death. If you use the
system from being securely attached to
seat position for another child-restraint
the ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors
system when an outboard ISOFIX/
and the child-restraint system is
LATCH*1 position is occupied, use the
installed improperly, the child-restraint
center seat belts instead, and the
system could move in a sudden stop or
tether if tether-equipped.
collision causing serious injury or death
to the child or other occupants. When
Make sure the child-restraint system is
installing the child-restraint system,
properly secured:
make sure there are no seat belts or
An unsecured child-restraint system is
foreign objects near or around the
dangerous. In a sudden stop or a
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors.
collision it could move causing serious
Always follow the child-restraint
injury or death to the child or other
system manufacturer's instructions.
occupants. Follow the child-restraint
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
system manufacturer's instructions on
Mexico)
belt routing to secure the seat just as
you would with a child in it so that
Installation on rear outboard seats
nobody is tempted to put a child in an
1. First, adjust the front seat to allow
improperly secured seat later on.
clearance between the
When not in use, remove it from the
child-restraint system and the front
vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or
seat.
attach it to BOTH ISOFIX/LATCH*1
Refer to Adjusting the Driver's Seat
lower anchors for ISOFIX/LATCH*1
on page 2-5.
child-restraint systems.
Refer to Adjusting the Front
Passenger's Seat on page 2-13.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
3.
Remove the cover of the
6. If your child-restraint system came
child-restraint system's ISOFIX/
equipped with a tether, that means
LATCH*1 lower anchors to verify the
it is very important to properly
locations of the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
secure the tether for child safety.
lower anchors.
Please carefully follow the
child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions when
installing tethers.
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
WARNING
Use the tether and tether anchor only
for a child-restraint system:
Using the tether or tether anchor to
1. Lower anchor
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or tether
NOTE
anchor and result in injury.
The ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
anchors marking on the cover
Always remove the head restraint and
indicates the position of the
install child-restraint system (except
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors
when installing a backless booster
for the attachment of a
seat):
child-restraint system.
Installing a child-restraint system
Store the removed cover so that it
without removing the head restraint is
does not get lost.
dangerous. The child-restraint system
4.
Remove the head restraint.
cannot be installed correctly which
However, when installing a backless
may result in death or injury to the
booster seat, always install the
child in a collision.
vehicle head restraint to the seat
(4-Door)
where the backless booster seat is
installed.
Refer to Head Restraints on page
2-17.
5.
Secure the child-restraint system
using BOTH ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
anchors, following the
child-restraint system
manufacturer's instruction. Pull on
the child-restraint to be sure both
anchors are engaged.
1. Tether strap
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
2. Anchor bracket
Installation on rear center seat
The ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors at
(5-Door)
the center of the rear seat are much
further apart than the sets of ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 lower anchors for
child-restraint system installation at
other seating positions. Child-restraint
systems with rigid ISOFIX/LATCH*1
attachments cannot be installed on the
center seating position. Some ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 equipped child-restraint
systems can be placed in the center
1. Tether strap
position and will reach the nearest
2. Anchor bracket
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors which
3. Forward
are 434 mm (17.1 in) apart. ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 compatible child-restraint
systems (with attachments on belt
Always attach the tether strap to the
webbing) can be used at this seating
correct tether anchor position:
position only if the child-restraint
Attaching the tether strap to the
system manufacturer's instructions
incorrect tether anchor position is
state that the child-restraint system can
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
be installed to ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
strap could come off and loosen the
anchors that are 434 mm (17.1 in)
child-restraint system. If the
apart. Do not attach two child-restraint
child-restraint system moves it could
systems to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1
result in death or injury to the child.
lower anchor. If your child-restraint
system has a tether, it must also be
Always install the head restraint and
used for your child's optimum safety.
adjust it to the appropriate position
after removing the child-restraint
The procedure is the same as the
system:
installation for the rear outboard seats.
Driving with the head restraint
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
removed is dangerous as impact to the
Mexico)
occupant's head cannot be prevented
during emergency braking or in a
collision, which could result in a
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-17.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchor
(5-Door)
location
1. Tether strap
2. Anchor bracket
3. Forward
WARNING
Always attach the tether strap to the
Always remove the head restraint and
correct tether anchor position:
install child-restraint system (except
Attaching the tether strap to the
when installing a backless booster
incorrect tether anchor position is
seat):
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
Installing a child-restraint system
strap could come off and loosen the
without removing the head restraint is
child-restraint system. If the
dangerous. The child-restraint system
child-restraint system moves it could
cannot be installed correctly which
result in death or injury to the child.
may result in death or injury to the
child in a collision.
Always install the head restraint and
adjust it to the appropriate position
(4-Door)
after removing the child-restraint
system:
Driving with the head restraint
removed is dangerous as impact to the
occupant's head cannot be prevented
during emergency braking or in a
collision, which could result in a
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-17.
*
1 ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
1. Tether strap
2. Anchor bracket
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