2020 Defender

FITTING ISOFIX AND I-SIZE CHILD RESTRAINTS

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See CHILD SEAT SAFETY.

WARNING

Do not attempt to fit ISOFIX or i-Size child restraints to the centre second row seating position. The anchor bars are not designed to hold an ISOFIX or i-Size child restraint in this position. The child could be endangered in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle.

WARNING

If removing a head restraint in order to fit a child restraint, always secure the head restraint when storing it. Always refit a removed head restraint after the child restraint is removed. The child could be endangered in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle.

WARNING

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.

WARNING

If the child restraint is not correctly anchored, there is a significant risk of injury to the child in the event of a collision or emergency braking.

NOTES

The front seat ISOFIX and i-Size fitment is not standard and is market/derivative specific.

ISOFIX and i-Size child restraints can be fitted in the following locations:

  • The front passenger seat (not available in all markets).

  • The outer seating positions on the second row seats.

To install an ISOFIX or i-Size child restraint:

  1. A label displaying the ISOFIX and i-Size symbol is sewn into the flaps covering the lower anchor bars, or on the seats close to the lower anchor bars. The label indicates the position of the ISOFIX or i-Size anchorages. Slide the child seat into position and attach the locking mechanism to the ISOFIX or i-Size anchor bars.

Some child restraints are fitted with an upper tether anchorage. See FITTING TETHER ANCHORAGE CHILD RESTRAINTS.

Test the security of the child restraint. To do this, attempt to pull the restraint away from the vehicle's seat and twist the restraint from side to side. Even if the restraint appears secure, the anchor points should be checked visually, to make sure they are correctly attached.

NOTES

Always make sure that if an upper tether is provided, it is fitted and tightened correctly.

NOTES

For child restraints fitted with a support leg, adjust the leg so that it rests firmly on the floor.

NOTES

After removing a child restraint, always make sure the lower anchor bar flap is fully closed. Failure to fully close a flap could hinder a seat fold manoeuvre.