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Using a child restraint system
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Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. Rearward-facing child restraint system

Rearward-facing child restraint system

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. Forward-facing child restraint system

Forward-facing child restraint system

For small children and babies, the use of a child seat or infant seat is required. The child seat or infant seat should be of appropriate size for the child and should be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

For safety reasons, we recommend that the child restraint system be used in the rear seats.

Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, because of the danger an inflating passenger-side air bag could impact the rear-facing child restraint and kill the child.

Since all passenger seat belts move freely under normal conditions and only lock under extreme or emergency conditions (emergency lock mode), you must manually change these seat belts to the auto lock mode to secure a child restraint.

If the seat belt does not operate as described in this section, have the system checked immediately by your authorized Kia dealer.

Placing a passenger seat belt into the auto lock mode

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. The auto lock mode will help prevent the normal movement of the child in the

The auto lock mode will help prevent the normal movement of the child in the vehicle from causing the seat belt to loosen and compromise the child restraint system. To secure a child restraint system, use the following procedure.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. To install a child restraint system on the outboard or center rear seats, do

To install a child restraint system on the outboard or center rear seats, do the following :

1. Place the child restraint system in the seat and route the lap/shoulder belt around or through the restraint, following the restraint manufacturers instructions. Be sure the seat belt webbing is not twisted.

2. Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch into the buckle. Listen for the distinct click sound.

Position the release button so that it is easy to access in case of an emergency.

If the vehicle headrest prevents proper installation of a child seat (as described in the child seat system manual), the headrest of the respective seating position shall be readjusted or entirely removed.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. 3. Pull the shoulder portion of the seat belt all the way out. When the shoulder

3. Pull the shoulder portion of the seat belt all the way out. When the shoulder portion of the seat belt is fully extended, it will shift the retractor to the Auto Lock (child restraint) mode.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. 4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of the seat belt to retract and listen for

4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of the seat belt to retract and listen for an audible clicking or ratcheting sound. This indicates that the retractor is in the Auto Lock mode. If no distinct sound is heard, repeat steps 3 and 4.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. 5. Remove as much slack from the belt as possible by pushing down on the child

5. Remove as much slack from the belt as possible by pushing down on the child restraint system while feeding the shoulder belt back into the retractor.

6. Push and pull on the child restraint system to confirm that the seat belt is holding it firmly in place. If it is not, release the seat belt and repeat steps 2 through 6.

7. Double check that the retractor is in the Auto Lock mode by attempting to pull more of the seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot, the retractor is in the Auto Lock mode.

The lap/shoulder belt automatically returns to the emergency lock mode whenever the belt is allowed to retract fully. Therefore, the preceding seven steps must be followed each time a child restraint is installed.

To remove the child restraint, press the release button on the buckle and then pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the restraint and allow the seat belt to retract fully.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. WARNING - Auto lock mode WARNING - Auto lock mode

Set the retractor to Automatic Lock mode when installing any child restraint system. If the retractor is not in the Automatic Locking mode, the child restraint can move when your vehicle turns or stops suddenly.

When the seat belt is allowed to retract to its fully stowed position, the retractor will automatically switch from the Auto Lock mode to the emergency lock mode for normal adult usage.

Securing a child restraint seat with tether anchor system

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. 2nd row outboard seat

2nd row outboard seat

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. 3rd row seat

3rd row seat

Child restraint hook holders are located on the back of the rear cushions.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. 1. Route the child restraint seat strap over the seatback. For vehicles with

1. Route the child restraint seat strap over the seatback. For vehicles with adjustable headrests, route the tether strap under the headrest and between the headrest posts, otherwise route the tether strap over the top of the seatback. In case of interference between the child restraint seat and the headrest remove the particular head restraint for better fitment of the child restraint seat.

2. Connect the tether strap hook to the appropriate child restraint hook holder and tighten to secure the child restraint seat.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. WARNING - Tether strap WARNING - Tether strap

Never mount more than one child restraint to a single tether or to a single lower anchorage point. The increased load caused by multiple seats may cause the tethers or anchorage points to break.

Check that the child restraint system is secure by pushing and pulling it in different directions. Incorrectly fitted child restraints may swing, twist, tip or separate causing death or serious injury.

Securing a child restraint seat with child seat lower anchor system

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. Some child seat manufacturers make child restraint seats that are labeled as

Some child seat manufacturers make child restraint seats that are labeled as LATCH or LATCH-compatible child restraint seats. LATCH stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children". These seats include two rigid or webbing mounted attachments that connect to two LATCH anchors at specific seating positions in your vehicle. This type of child restraint seat eliminates the need to use seat belts to attach the child seat in the rear seats.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. Child restraint symbols are located on the 2nd row outboard seat backs and 3rd

Child restraint symbols are located on the 2nd row outboard seat backs and 3rd row right seat back to indicate the position of the lower anchors for child restraints.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. WARNING - Unused rear seatbelts WARNING - Unused rear seatbelts

Always fasten the seatbelts behind the child restraint seat when they are not used to secure the child seat. Failure to do so may result in child strangulation.

Install the child restraint seat fully rearward against the seatback with the seatback reclined two positions from the most upright latched position.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. LATCH anchors have been provided in your vehicle. The LATCH anchors are located

LATCH anchors have been provided in your vehicle. The LATCH anchors are located in the left and right outboard rear seating positions. Their locations are shown in the illustration. There is no LATCH anchor provided for the center rear seating position.

The LATCH anchors are located between the seatback and the seat cushion of the 2nd row seat left and right outboard seating positions.

Follow the child seat manufacturers instructions to properly install child restraint seats with LATCH or LATCH-compatible attachments.

Once you have installed the LATCH child restraint, assure that the seat is properly attached to the LATCH and tether anchors.

Also, test the child restraint seat before you place the child in it. Tilt the seat from side to side. Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see if the anchors hold the seat in place.

Kia Carnival: Using a child restraint system. WARNING - LATCH lower anchors WARNING - LATCH lower anchors

Never attempt to attach a LATCH equipped seat in the center seating position. LATCH lower anchors are only to be used with the left and right rear outboard seating positions. You may damage the anchors or the anchors may fail and break in a collision.


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