Subaru Forester: Child restraint systems / To hook the top tether

CAUTION

  • Remove the head restraint when mounting a child restraint system. Otherwise, the top tether cannot be fastened tightly.
  • Store the head restraint that has been removed in the cargo area. Avoid placing the head restraint in the passenger compartment, as it could be thrown around in the passenger compartment in a sudden stop or a sharp turn.
  1. Remove the head restraint where the child restraint system is to be installed. For details, refer to “Head restraints”.
  2. For models with a reclining rear seat, adjust the seatback to the upright position.

    Subaru Forester. To hook the top tether

  3. Attach the top tether hook to the appropriate upper anchorage.
  4. Tighten the top tether securely.

Contact your SUBARU dealer if you have any questions regarding the installation of a child restraint system.

WARNING

  • Do not use a seatbelt extender. If a seatbelt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the seatbelt will not securely hold the child restraint system. Use of a seatbelt extender could cause death or serious injury to children or other passengers in sudden braking, swerving, or accidents.
  • Attach the child restraint system to the anchors properly. When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects around the anchors. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached. Otherwise it may cause death or serious injury to children or other passengers in sudden braking, swerving, or accidents.

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