2017 Range Rover

CHILD SEAT POSITIONING

WARNING

Crash statistics show that children are safest when properly secured in a child restraint system. The child restraint system should be appropriate for the age and weight of the child, and secured in a rear seating position. Failure to use an appropriate child restraint system greatly increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Seat belts, or suitable child restraints, should be used by all vehicle occupants, for every trip, no matter how short. Failure to do so will greatly increase the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Even with advanced air bags, children can be killed or seriously injured. Never place a child in any type of child restraint or booster seat in the front passenger seat. Children under the age of 13 should always travel in a rear seat.

When using a seat belt to secure a non-LATCH rearward-facing, convertible, or forward-facing type of child seat, make sure the seat belt's locking mechanism is used. See SEAT BELT LOCKING MECHANISM SEAT BELT LOCKING MECHANISM. Also see CHILD RESTRAINT CHECK LIST.

NOTES

The information contained within the following table may not be applicable in all states and countries. The driver is responsible for conforming to the relevant laws.

Proper child safety seat use chart Buckle everyone: Children under the age of 13 ride in the back.
  INFANTS TODDLER YOUNG CHILDREN
Approximate age Birth to 1 year old. 1 year to 4 years old. 4 to 12 years old, unless over 4ft 9in (145 cm).
Weight Up to 20 lb (9 kg). 20 lb to 40 lb (9 kg to 18 kg). Over 40 lb (18 kg).
Type of seat Infant only or rearward-facing, convertible. Rearward-facing, convertible or forward-facing. Belt positioning booster seat.
Seat position See note below.* See note below.* See note below.*
Always make sure Children to 1 year and at least 20 lb (9 kg) in rear-facing seats. Harness straps at, or below, shoulder level. Harness straps should be at, or above, the shoulders. Most seats require a top slot for forward-facing. Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both the lap and shoulder belts. Make sure the lap belt fits low and tight across the lap and upper thigh area and the shoulder belt fits snug, crossing the chest and shoulder to avoid abdominal injuries.
Warning All children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat. All children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat. All children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat.
*Children should remain in a rearward-facing child seat, until they reach the top height, or weight limit, allowed by the child seat’s manufacturer. Once the child outgrows the rearward-facing child seat, the child is ready to travel in a forward-facing child seat with a harness.

The front seat should be moved fully forward and upward when fitting a rearward-facing child seat in the rear. Care must be taken not to load any part of the child seat when re-positioning the front seat. The space available for a front seat passenger is reduced by fitting a rearward-facing child seat.

Before fitting a child seat to a rear adjustable seat, the following adjustments should be made:

  • Adjust the seatback to an upright position to support the child restraint.

  • Move the seat to the rearmost position.

If a head restraint has been removed to fit a child seat, make sure the head restraint is refitted before the seat is used by a passenger. See HEAD RESTRAINT REMOVAL.