Armrest Retaining Strap

WARNING

A rear center armrest that is not properly stowed and secured could fall forward during a sudden stop or collision. The armrest could contact an infant secured in a rear&-facing child restraint in the center seat position. Fasten the retaining strap onto the stowed armrest before installing a rearfacing child restraint in the rear center seat position.

When new, the vehicle's glove box materials included an armrest retaining strap.

When new, the vehicle's glove box materials included an armrest retaining strap. Use it to secure the center armrest before installing a rear&-facing child restraint in the second row center seat position.

Stow the rear seat center armrest. Attach the retaining strap to the armrest

Stow the rear seat center armrest. Attach the retaining strap to the armrest loop (A) and to the center top tether anchor on the seatback (B). Make sure the retaining strap's clips are firmly attached.

Install the rear-facing child restraint using the child restraint manufacturer's instructions and the instructions described previously. Remove the armrest retaining strap before installing a forward facing child restraint in the center seat position, as it may interfere with the attachment of the top tether to the top tether anchor on the seatback.

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