Manual: 2013/2014 911

Page: 42

Improper Use of Child Restraint


  • Follow all child restraint instructions and warnings in this manual.


  • When using an infant or child restraint system, be sure to follow all manufacturer's instructions on installation and use.
  • Infants and small children should neither be held on the lap, nor should they share a safety belt with another occupant while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Children too big for child restraint systems must use regular safety belts. A shoulder belt can be used providing it does not cross the face or the neck of the child.
  • Choose a child restraint system according to the weight of the child.
  • Child restraint systems that are damaged or have been heavily stressed in an accident must be replaced immediately.
  • Children could be endangered in a crash if their child restraints are not properly secured in vehicle.
  • Do not affix objects to child restraint systems or cover them with other materials.
  • For maximum safety and protection, do not use a child restraint system in the front passenger seat.

Direction of installation for child restraint systems
According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions.

Under all normal circumstances, the forward facing child seat must be placed in the rear.

  • Do not use a child restraint system in the front passenger seat.

Group 0 and 0+: Children up to 29 lbs (13 kg)
Children of this weight must be transported in a restraint system which is installed on the passenger's seat facing rearward.

Group I: Children in between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kg)
Children of this weight are transported in child restraint systems facing forward.
Whenever possible, these child restraint systems should be installed on the rear seats.

Group II: Children in between 33 lbs (15 kg) and 55 lbs (25 kg)
Children of this weight are transported in child restraint systems facing forward.
Whenever possible, these child restraint systems should be installed on the rear seats.

Group III: Children in between 49 lbs (22 kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg)
Children of this weight are transported in child restraint systems facing forward.
Whenever possible, these child restraint systems should be installed on the rear seats.
If a child restraint system must be fastened to the passenger's seat, the passenger's seat must be adjusted to the upper rear position.

Information
If a child seat with top tether is adapted for use on the front seat, do not use Toptether in the rear.