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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Child Safety

Child Safety  
Protecting Child Passengers  
Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are  
either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the  
number one cause of death of children aged 12 and under.  
1Protecting Child Passengers  
3WARNING  
Children who are unrestrained or  
improperly restrained can be seriously  
injured or killed in a crash.  
To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, infants and children should be  
properly restrained when they ride in a vehicle.  
Any child too small for a seat belt should be  
properly restrained in an approved child  
restraint system. A larger child should be  
properly restrained with a seat belt, using a  
booster seat if necessary.  
In many countries, the law requires all children aged  
12 and under, and whose height are shorter than 150  
cm (60 inches) be properly restrained in a rear seat.  
In many countries, it is required to use an officially  
approved and suitable child restraint system for  
transporting a child on any passenger seat. Check  
your local legal requirement.  
European models  
Child restraint systems must meet the UN-ECE R44 or  
the regulations of the subject countries.  
2 Selecting a Child Restraint System P. 68  
Except European models  
We recommend that child restraint systems meet the  
UN-ECE R44 or the regulations of the subject  
countries.  
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Children should sit properly restrained in a rear seat. This is because:  
An inflating front or side airbag can injure  
or kill a child sitting in the front seat.  
A child in the front seat is more likely to  
interfere with the driver’s ability to safely  
control the vehicle.  
Statistics show that children of all sizes and  
ages are safer when they are properly  
restrained in a rear seat.  
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uuChild SafetyuProtecting Child Passengers  
Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt must be properly restrained in an  
approved child restraint system that is properly secured to the vehicle using the  
lap belt portion of the lap/shoulder belt.  
1Protecting Child Passengers  
Front Passenger’s Sunvisor  
3WARNING  
Never hold a child on your lap because it is impossible to protect them in the  
event of a collision.  
Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt would  
likely press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries.  
Never let two children use the same seat belt. Both children could be very  
seriously injured in a crash.  
NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint  
on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG  
in front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to  
the CHILD can occur.  
Do not allow children to operate the doors, windows or seat adjustments.  
Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather when  
the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them. They could also activate  
vehicle controls causing it to move unexpectedly.  
WARNING: Use the power window lock button to  
prevent children from opening the windows. Using  
this feature will prevent children from playing with  
the windows, which could expose them to hazards or  
distract the driver.  
2 Opening/Closing the Power Windows P. 180  
WARNING: Always take the ignition key with you  
whenever you leave the vehicle alone (with other  
occupants).  
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Safety of Infants and Small Children  
1Protecting Infants  
Protecting Infants  
An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child restraint system  
until the infant reaches the restraint system manufacturer’s weight or height limit  
for the seat, and the infant is at least one year old.  
3WARNING  
Placing a rear-facing child restraint system  
in the front seat can result in serious injury  
or death if the passenger’s front airbag  
inflates.  
Positioning a rear-facing child restraint  
system  
Child restraint system must be placed and  
secured in a rear seating position.  
Always place a rear-facing child restraint  
system in the back seat, not the front.  
As required by UN-ECE R94 Regulation:  
3WARNING  
NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint  
on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in  
front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the  
CHILD can occur.  
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When properly installed, a rear-facing child restraint system may prevent the driver  
or a front passenger from moving their seat all the way back, or from locking their  
seat-back in the desired position.  
1Protecting Infants  
If the passenger’s front airbag inflates, it can hit the  
rear-facing child restraint system with great force,  
which can dislodge or strike the system, and seriously  
injure the child.  
Rear-facing child restraint systems should never be  
installed in a front facing position.  
Always refer to the child restraint system  
manufacturer’s instructions before installation.  
If it is absolutely unavoidable to install a rear-facing  
child restraint system in the front passenger seat,  
manually turn off the passenger front airbag system.  
2 Passenger Front Airbag Off System P. 54  
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1Protecting Smaller Children  
Protecting Smaller Children  
If a child is at least one year old and within the weight range indicated by the child  
restraint system manufacturer, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly  
secured front facing child restraint system.  
3WARNING  
Placing a front facing child restraint system  
in the front seat can result in serious injury  
or death if the front airbag inflates.  
Front facing child restraint system  
placement  
We strongly recommend placing a front  
facing child restraint system in a rear seating  
position.  
If you must place a front facing child  
restraint system in front, move the vehicle  
seat as far back as possible, and properly  
restrain the child.  
Educate yourself about the laws and regulations  
regarding child restraint system use where you are  
driving, and follow the child restraint system  
manufacturer’s instructions.  
Placing a front facing child restraint system in the front seat can be hazardous. A  
rear seat is the safest place for a child.  
Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing child  
restraint system for a child up to two years old if the  
child’s height and weight are appropriate for a rear-  
facing child restraint system.  
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1Selecting a Child Restraint System  
Installation of a lower anchorage*-compatible child  
restraint system is simple.  
Selecting a Child Restraint System  
Some child restraint systems are lower anchorage compatible. Some have a rigid-  
type connector while others have a flexible-type connector. Both are equally easy to  
use. Some existing and previously owned child restraint systems can only be installed  
using the seat belt. Whichever type you choose, follow the child restraint system  
manufacturer’s use and care instructions as well as the instructions in this manual.  
Proper installation is key to maximizing your child’s safety.  
Lower anchorage-compatible child restraint systems  
have been developed to simplify the installation  
process and reduce the likelihood of injuries caused  
by incorrect installation.  
The flexible type may not be available in your country.  
In seating positions not equipped with lower anchorages, install a child restraint  
system using the seat belt and a top tether for added security. This is because all  
child restraint systems must be secured with a lap belt or the lap part of a lap/  
shoulder belt when not using the lower anchorage system. In addition, the child  
restraint system manufacturer may advise that a seat belt be used to attach an ISO  
FIX restraint system once a child reaches a specified weight. Please read the child  
restraint system owner’s manual for proper installation instructions.  
Important consideration when selecting a child restraint system  
Make sure the child restraint system meets the following three requirements:  
The child restraint system is the correct type and size for the child.  
The child restraint system is the correct type for the seating position.  
Child restrain system is compliant with safety standard. We recommend the child  
restraint system with the UN-ECE R44 or the regulations of the subject countries.  
Look for the approval mark on the system and the manufacturer’s statement of  
compliance on the box.  
* Not available on all models  
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The Recommended Child Restraint System for EU Countries  
Various types of child restraint systems are available. Not all types are suitable for your vehicle. Please refer to the table below to select which  
category of child restraint system can be used on each seating position.  
Seating position  
Front passenger  
Rear passenger*3  
Mass group  
Passenger front airbag ON/OFF  
switch position  
OFF  
U*1, *2  
ON  
X
Rear outboard  
Rear centre  
group 0  
Up to 10 kg  
U
X
IL (Honda BABY-SAFE  
ISOFIX, Honda iZi Kid X3  
ISOFIX) or Honda BABY-  
SAFE  
IL (Honda BABY-SAFE ISOFIX, Honda iZi  
Kid X3 ISOFIX) or U  
group 0+  
Up to 13 kg  
U*1, *2  
X
IUF (Size class A, B1, B)  
or IL (Honda iZi Kid X3  
ISOFIX) or Honda Eclipse  
L (Honda KID FIX)  
IUF (Size class A, B1, B) or IL (Honda iZi  
Kid X3 ISOFIX) or U  
group I  
9 kg to 18 kg  
U*1, *2  
UF*1  
group II  
group III  
15 kg to 25 kg  
22 kg to 36 kg  
U*1, *2  
U*1, *2  
UF*1  
UF*1  
L (Honda KID FIX) or U  
L (Honda KID FIX) or U  
L (Honda KID FIX)  
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IL:  
Suitable for particular ISO FIX child restraint system (CRS) given in this list.  
IUF:  
Suitable for front facing ISOFIX child restraints system of universal category approved for use in this mass group.  
For Group I, the front facing genuine Honda ISO FIX child restraint system is available from a dealer.  
L:  
Suitable for particular child restraint systems given in this table. These restraints may be of the “specific vehicle,” “restricted,” or “semi-  
universal” category.  
U:  
UF:  
X:  
Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.  
Suitable for front facing “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.  
Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group.  
*1:  
*2:  
*3:  
Move the front seat to its rearmost position.  
Adjust seat-back angle to the most upright position, when installed in rear-facing.  
When the ISOFIX child restraint system is installed on the centre seat, wearing L side seat belt is impossible.  
When the ISOFIX child restraint system is installed on L side seat, wearing seat belt of the centre seat is impossible.  
A size class is specified for some child restraint systems. Make sure to check the size class as indicated on the manufacturer’s instructions, package,  
and labels of the child restraint.  
The particular child restraints in the table are Honda Genuine Parts. They are available from your dealer.  
For a correct installation, please refer to the Child Restraint Instruction Manual.  
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1Installing a Lower Anchorage-Compatible Child Restraint System  
Installing a Lower Anchorage-Compatible Child Restraint  
System  
Some child restraint systems come with optional  
guide-cups, which avoid possible damage to the seat  
surface. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when  
using the guide-cups, and attach them to the lower  
anchorages as shown in the image.  
A lower anchorage-compatible child restraint system can be installed in rear seats. A  
child restraint system is attached to the lower anchorages with either the rigid or  
flexible type of connectors.  
1. Locate the lower anchorages under the  
marks.  
Mark  
2. Place the child restraint system on the  
Lower Anchorage  
Lower Anchorage  
vehicle seat then attach the child restraint  
system to the lower anchorages according  
to the instructions that came with the child  
restraint system.  
u When installing the child restraint  
system, make sure that the lower  
Rigid Type  
anchorages are not obstructed by the  
Guide-Cup  
seat belt or any other object.  
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1Installing a Lower Anchorage-Compatible Child Restraint System  
For your child’s safety, when using a child restraint  
system installed using the lower anchorage system,  
make sure that the child restraint system is properly  
secured to the vehicle. A child restraint system that is  
not properly secured will not adequately protect a  
child in a crash and may cause injury to the child or  
other vehicle occupants.  
Flexible Type  
The flexible type may not be available in your country.  
Top Tether Anchor Symbol  
WARNING: Never use a hook that does not come  
with a Top Tether anchor symbol when securing an  
installed child restraint system.  
Outer positions  
Outer position  
3. Pull up the head restraint and push rearward  
Tether Strap Hook  
until it latches, then route the tether strap  
over the seat-back through the outsides of  
the head restraint legs, and secure the tether  
strap hook onto the anchorage.  
4. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the  
child restraint system manufacturer.  
5. Make sure the child restraint system is  
firmly secured by rocking it forward and  
back and side to side; little movement  
should be felt.  
Anchorage  
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Centre position  
Centre position  
3. Lower the head restraint to its lowest  
position.  
4. Open the anchorage cover.  
Centre Lower  
Anchorage  
Cover  
5. Route the tether strap over the seat-back.  
Make sure the strap is not twisted.  
6. Secure the tether strap hook onto the  
anchorage.  
Centre position  
Tether Strap Hook  
Anchorage  
All positions  
7. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the  
child restraint system manufacturer.  
8. Make sure the child restraint system is  
firmly secured by rocking it forward and  
back and side to side; little movement  
should be felt.  
9. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child  
can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor  
is activated, and the belt is fully retracted  
and locked.  
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1Installing a Child Restraint System with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt  
Installing a Child Restraint System with a Lap/Shoulder Seat  
Belt  
A child restraint system that is not properly secured  
will not adequately protect a child in a crash and may  
cause injury to the child or other vehicle occupants.  
1. Place the child restraint system on the  
vehicle seat.  
2. Route the seat belt through the child  
restraint system according to the child  
restraint system manufacturer’s  
instructions, and insert the latch plate into  
the buckle.  
u Insert the latch plate fully until it clicks.  
3. Push down the tab. Route the shoulder part  
of the belt into the slit at the side of the  
restraint.  
4. Grab the shoulder part of the belt near the  
buckle, and pull up to remove any slack  
from the lap part of the belt.  
u When doing this, place your weight on  
child restraint system and push it into the  
vehicle seat.  
Tab  
5. Position the belt properly and push up the  
tab. Make sure the belt is not twisted.  
u When pushing up the tab, pull up the  
upper shoulder part of the belt to  
remove any slack from the belt.  
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6. Make sure the child restraint system is  
firmly secured by rocking it forward and  
back and side to side; little movement  
should be felt.  
7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child  
can reach is buckled.  
Except European models  
If your child restraint system does not come  
with a mechanism that secures the belt, install  
a locking clip on the seat belt.  
After going through the step 1 and 2, pull up  
the shoulder part of the belt and make sure  
there is no slack in the lap portion.  
3. Tightly grasp the belt near the latch plate.  
Pinch both parts of the belt together so  
they do not slip through the latch plate.  
Unbuckle the seat belt.  
Locking Clip  
4. Install the locking clip as shown in the  
image. Position the clip as close as possible  
to the latch plate.  
5. Insert the latch plate into the buckle. Go to  
step 6 and 7.  
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1Adding Security with a Tether  
Adding Security with a Tether  
WARNING: Child restraint anchorages are designed  
to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly  
fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are  
they to be used for adult seat belts, harnesses or for  
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.  
Three tether anchorage points are provided in  
the ceiling for the rear seats. A child restraint  
system that is installed with a seat belt and  
comes with a tether can use the tether for  
additional security.  
Since a tether can provide additional security to the  
lap/shoulder seat belt installation, we recommend  
using a tether whenever one is available.  
Anchorage  
Tether Strap Hook  
Using an outer anchorage