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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Installing a Child Seat

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Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat  
3.The child seat should fit the  
vehicle seating position (or  
movement can be expected and  
should not reduce the child seat’s  
effectiveness.  
Installing a Child Seat  
After selecting a proper child seat  
and a good place to install the seat,  
there are three main steps in  
installing the seat:  
positions) where it will be used.  
Before purchasing a conventional  
child seat, or using a previously  
purchased one, we recommend that  
you test the seat in the specific  
vehicle seating position or positions  
where the seat will be used.  
If the child seat is not secure, try  
installing it in a different seating  
position, or use a different style of  
child seat that can be firmly secured.  
1.Properly secure the child seat to  
the vehicle.  
All child seats must be  
secured to the vehicle with the lap  
part of a lap/shoulder belt or with  
the LATCH (Lower Anchors and  
Tethers for CHildren) system. A  
child whose seat is not properly  
secured to the vehicle can be  
endangered in a crash.  
3.Secure the child in the child seat.  
Make sure the child is properly  
strapped in the child seat  
according to the child seat maker’s  
instructions. A child who is not  
properly secured in a child seat  
can be seriously injured in a crash.  
2.Make sure the child seat is firmly  
secured. After installing a child  
seat, push and pull the seat  
forward and from side-to-side to  
verify that it is secure.  
The following pages provide  
guidelines on how to properly install  
a child seat. A forward-facing child  
seat is used in all examples, but the  
instructions are the same for rear-  
facing child seats.  
A child seat secured with a seat belt  
should be installed as firmly as  
possible. However, it does not need  
to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side  
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Installing a Child Seat  
Using the Outer LATCH  
Installing a Child Seat with  
LATCH  
LOWER ANCHORS FOR  
CENTER LATCH  
BUTTON  
Your vehicle is equipped with  
LATCH (Lower Anchors and  
Tethers for CHildren) at the rear  
seats to secure a child seat in any  
seating position: one in each outer  
seating position, or one in the center.  
The five lower anchors are located  
between the seat-back and seat  
bottom, and are to be used only with  
a child seat designed for use with  
LATCH.  
LOWER ANCHORS FOR OUTER LATCH  
OUTER LOWER ANCHORS  
When you install a child seat in the  
rear center seating position, use the  
center lower anchors as shown in the seat in either of the rear outer seats:  
illustration. To install a child seat in  
either outer seating position, use the  
outer lower anchors. You can install  
up to two child seats at a time using  
the outer lower anchors.  
To install a LATCH-compatible child  
The location of each lower anchor is  
indicated by a small button above the  
anchor point.  
1. Store the seat belt buckle or  
tongue in the storage pockets.  
2. Make sure there are no objects  
near the anchors that could  
prevent a secure connection  
between the child seat and the  
anchors.  
Do not attach two child seat  
connectors to a single lower anchor  
at a time.  
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Installing a Child Seat  
TETHER STRAP HOOK  
TETHER  
ANCHOR  
Rigid type  
Flexible type  
3. Place the child seat on the vehicle  
seat, then attach the seat to the  
lower anchors according to the  
child seat maker’s instructions.  
Other LATCH-compatible seats have  
a flexible-type connector as shown  
above.  
6. Route the tether strap over the  
seat-back and through the legs of  
the head restraint, then attach the  
tether strap hook to the anchor,  
making sure the tether strap is not  
twisted.  
4. Whatever type you have, follow  
the child seat maker’s instructions  
for adjusting or tightening the fit.  
Some LATCH-compatible seats have  
a rigid-type connector as shown  
above.  
5. If equipped  
Remove the dual deck cargo shelf  
(see page 117 ).  
CONTINUED  
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Installing a Child Seat  
Using the Center LATCH  
TETHER ANCHOR  
7. Tighten the strap according to the  
seat maker’s instructions.  
TETHER ANCHOR  
8. Push and pull the child seat  
forward and from side-to-side to  
verify that it is secure.  
9. Reinstall the dual deck cargo shelf.  
CENTER LOWER ANCHORS  
TETHER STRAP HOOK  
COVER  
To install a LATCH-compatible child  
seat in the rear center seating  
position, use the center lower  
anchors as shown above.  
3. Route the tether strap over the  
seat-back, then attach the tether  
strap hook to the tether anchor in  
the ceiling, making sure the strap  
is not twisted. Tighten the strap  
according to the seat maker’s  
instructions.  
1. Follow step 1 through 5 as  
described previously to secure the  
child seat.  
4. Push and pull the child seat  
forward and from side-to-side to  
verify that it is secure.  
2. Pull down the cover to access the  
tether anchor.  
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Installing a Child Seat  
Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/  
Shoulder Belt  
When not using the LATCH system,  
all child seats must be secured to the  
vehicle with the lap part of a lap/  
shoulder belt.  
In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in  
all seating positions except the  
driver’s have a lockable retractor  
that must be activated to secure a  
child seat.  
If you intend to install a child seat in  
the center seating position of the  
rear seat, make sure the detachable  
seat belt anchor is securely latched  
(see page 109 ).  
1. With the child seat in the desired  
seating position, route the belt  
through the child seat according  
to the seat maker’s instructions,  
then insert the latch plate into the  
buckle and remove any slack from  
the lap portion of the belt.  
2. To activate the lockable retractor,  
slowly pull the shoulder part of the  
belt all the way out until it stops,  
then let the belt feed back into the  
retractor.  
3. After the belt has retracted, tug on  
it. If the belt is locked, you will not  
be able to pull it out. If you can pull  
the belt out, it is not locked, and  
you will need to repeat these steps.  
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Installing a Child Seat  
To deactivate the lockable retractor  
and remove a child seat, unlatch the  
buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let  
the belt fully retract.  
4. After confirming that the belt is  
locked, grab the shoulder part of  
the belt near the buckle, and pull  
up to remove any slack from the  
lap part of the belt. Remember, if  
the lap part of the belt is not tight,  
the child seat will not be secure.  
5. Push and pull the child seat  
forward and from side-to-side to  
verify that it is secure enough to  
stay upright during normal driving  
maneuvers. If the child seat is not  
secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to  
retract fully, then repeat these  
steps.  
To remove slack, it may help to  
put weight on the child seat, or  
push on the back of the seat while  
pulling up on the belt.  
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Installing a Child Seat  
Installing a Child Seat with a  
Tether  
A child seat with a tether can be  
installed in any seating position in  
the back seat.  
Using an Outer Anchor  
ANCHOR  
ANCHOR  
Each rear outside seating position  
has an anchorage point on the seat-  
back, and the center seating position  
has an anchorage point in the ceiling  
near the tailgate.  
Since a tether can provide additional  
security to the lap/shoulder belt  
installation, we recommend using a  
tether whenever one is required or  
available.  
TETHER STRAP HOOK  
1. On vehicles with the dual deck  
cargo shelf, remove it (see page  
117 ).  
3. Attach the tether strap hook to the  
anchor, making sure the tether  
strap is not twisted.  
2. After properly securing the child  
seat with the lap/shoulder belt  
(see page 47 ), route the tether  
strap over the top of the seat-back  
and through the legs of the head  
restraint.  
4. Tighten the strap according to the  
seat maker’s instructions.  
5. Reinstall the dual deck cargo shelf.  
CONTINUED  
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Installing a Child Seat  
Using the Center Anchor  
ANCHOR  
ANCHOR  
COVER  
TETHER STRAP HOOK  
1. Remove the rear center head  
restraint, and store it in the cargo  
area.  
3. Route the tether strap over the  
seat-back, then attach the tether  
strap hook to the anchor, making  
sure the tether strap is not twisted.  
2. After properly securing the child  
seat (see page 47 ), open the  
anchor cover.  
4. Tighten the strap according to the  
seat maker’s instructions.  
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