Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual / Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags / Child restraint systems / To install a child restraint system using lower and tether anchorages

Subaru Forester: Child restraint systems / To install a child restraint system using lower and tether anchorages

WARNING

Before installing a child restraint system, be sure to confirm that the seatback is securely locked into place. Otherwise, in an accident, serious injury or death could result.

  1. Shake the seatback slightly to confirm that it is securely locked into place.
    • Check the red colored unlocking marker which is attached to the bottom of the lock release knob is not visible. For details, refer to “Folding down the rear seatback”.

    Subaru Forester. using lower and tether anchorages

  2. There are Subaru Forester. using lower and tether anchorages marks at the bottom of the rear seat seatbacks. These marks indicate the positions of the lower anchorages (bars).

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  3. Peel off the anchorage cover from the selected side of the rear seatback. Fold the peeled anchorage cover in half and affix it with hook and loop tape to expose the anchorages (bars) to be used for installation of the child restraint system.

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  4. Remove the rear seat head restraint. For details, refer to “Head restraints”.

    CAUTION

    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.

    Subaru Forester. using lower and tether anchorages

  5. For models with a reclining rear seat mechanism, adjust the seatback to the upright position.
  6. Fasten the lower hooks onto the lower anchorages located at Subaru Forester. using lower and tether anchorages marks on the bottom of the rear seatback. When the hooks are fastened, make sure the adjacent seatbelts are not caught.

    Subaru Forester. using lower and tether anchorages

  7. If your child restraint system is a flexible attachment type (which uses tether belts), push the child restraint into the seat cushion and pull both left and right lower tether belts up to secure the child restraint system by taking up the slack in the belt.
  8. Fasten the top tether hook onto the tether anchorage behind the rear seat and tighten the top tether firmly. For additional instructions, refer to “Top tether anchorages”.

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  9. Before seating a child in the child restraint system, try to move it back and forth and right and left to verify that it is held securely in position.
  10. To remove the child restraint system, follow the reverse procedure of installation.

    If you have any questions concerning this type of child restraint system, consult with your SUBARU dealer.

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