Toyota RAV4: Child restraint systems with a top tether strap (second seatsonly) - Safety information - Before driving - Toyota RAV4 Owner's ManualToyota RAV4: Child restraint systems with a top tether strap (second seatsonly)

■ Outside seats

Remove the head restraint.

Remove the head restraint.

Slide the seats forward slightly if

Slide the seats forward slightly if it is in the rear-most position.

Secure the child restraint using

Secure the child restraint using the seat belt. Latch the hook onto the anchor bracket and tighten the top tether strap. Make sure the top tether strap is securely latched.

Replace the head restraint.

Replace the head restraint.

Move the seats to the rear-most

Move the seats to the rear-most lock position.

■ Center seat

Open the anchor bracket cover.

Open the anchor bracket cover. Secure the child restraint using the seat belt. Latch the hook onto the anchor bracket and tighten the top tether strap. Make sure the top tether strap is securely latched.

■Laws and regulations pertaining to anchorages

The LATCH system conforms to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2. Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifications can be used. This vehicle is designed to conform to the SAE J1819.

CAUTION
■When installing a booster seat

Do not fully extend the shoulder belt to prevent the belt from going to ALR lock mode. ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only which could cause injury or discomfort to the child.

■When installing a child restraint system
Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual and fix the child restraint system securely in place. If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child or other passengers may be seriously injured or even killed in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

●If the driver's seat interferes with the

●If the driver's seat interferes with the child restraint system and prevents it from being attached correctly, attach the child restraint system to the righthand rear seat.
●Adjust the front passenger seat or second seats so that it does not interfere with the child restraint system.

●Only put a forward-facing or booster

●Only put a forward-facing or booster child seat on the front seat when unavoidable. When installing a forwardfacing or booster child seat on the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible even if “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light is illuminated. Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury if the airbags deploy (inflate).

CAUTION
■When installing a child restraint system
●When installing a child restraint system in the rear center seat, adjust both seat cushions to the same position and align seatbacks at the same angle. Otherwise, the child restraint system cannot be securely restrained and this may cause death or serious injuries in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
●When using the LATCH anchors for a child restraint system, move the seat as far back as possible (second seat only), with the seatback close to the child restraint system.
●When a booster seat is installed, always ensure that the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of the child's shoulder. The belt should be kept away from the child's neck, but not so that it could fall off the child's shoulder. Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
●Ensure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not twisted.
●Push and pull the child seat from side to side and forward to be sure it is secure.
●After securing a child restraint system, never adjust the seat.
●Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system manufacturer.

■Do not use a seat belt extender
If a seat belt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the seat belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

■To correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchors
When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects around the anchors and that the seat belt is not caught behind the child restraint. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached, or it may cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.

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