2020 Defender

FITTING TETHER ANCHORAGE 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

Always follow the child seat or restraint system manufacturer’s instructions when fitting tether straps. The child could be endangered in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured.

WARNING

If removing a head restraint in order to fit a child restraint, always secure the head restraint when storing it. In the event of an accident, an unsecured object could cause serious injury.

WARNING

If a child seat or restraint system is to be fitted to the centre seating position, the centre armrest must be in the stored position (folded into the seat). In the event of an accident, an unsecured object could cause serious injury.

Tether anchorage points are fitted to the back of all passenger seating positions. Each tether anchorage point is for the sole use of a child restraint fitted to the same seat.

NOTES

Do not attach a tether strap to an anchorage point on a folded seat.

Always use the tether anchorage provided with your child seat or restraint system. The tether anchorage should be correctly routed and tightened.

Front passenger seat:
  1. Fit the child restraint securely in the front passenger seat.

  2. Raise the head restraint.

  3. Pass the tether strap(s) under the head restraint, between the two head restraint stems.

  4. Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor point on the back of the same seat. Make sure the strap is not twisted, and that the hook is facing towards the back of the seat.

    NOTES

    The anchor point is located behind a flap in the seat trim. The flap is identified by a label. When fitting a child restraint for the first time, the perforations around the flap must be broken to allow access to the anchor point.

    NOTES

    In certain cases, depending on the design of the tether strap hook, it may be necessary to fit the tether strap hook from above. This may result in a single twist in the strap which is acceptable.

  5. Tighten the tether strap(s) according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.

Second row seats:
  1. Fit the child restraint securely in a second row seat.

  2. Pass the tether strap(s) under the head restraint, between the two head restraint stems.

  3. Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor point on the back of the same seat. Make sure the strap is not twisted, and that the hook is facing toward the back of the seat.

  4. Tighten the tether strap(s) according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.