Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I install a LATCH child seat?

asked by on

How do I install a LATCH child seat?

A: Your vehicle is equipped for a LATCH child ...

Your vehicle is equipped for a LATCH child seat to help keep your child safe while in the car. Here’s how to install a LATCH child seat into your vehicle. 1. Find the lower anchors, which are located where the seat back meets the seat cushion in the rear seats. There are five lower anchors. 2. Follow the instructions on your LATCH child restraint system to install the seat. 3. Attach the leather strap on the LATCH seat to the tether strap hook. For seats placed in the outer position, this accomplished by moving the head restraint to the upper-most position, running the strap between the head restraint legs, and attaching it to the anchor. For a seat in the center position, this is accomplished by lowering the head restraint to its lowest level, and running the strap over the restraint, to the anchor. Tip After securing the LATCH child seat into place, try and move the seat, to make sure it is fastened properly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What does the Fuel Level Low message mean?

The Fuel Level Low message can appear on the driver information center (DIC). When the DIC displays this message, your vehicle is low on gas. When you refuel your vehicle, the alert will go away.

Q: How do you use the folding rear head restraints?

If your car is equipped with them, folding rear head restraints can be very convenient. This allows them to fold flat for better storage and to ensure that you don’t have to take the head restraints out if you fold...

Q: How do I play a DVD through the overhead screen?

To play a DVD, simply insert a DVD into the DVD slot in the center console compartment control panel, when the overhead screen is turned on. The DVD will automatically start playing, and you can use the controls on the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...