Kia Optima: Installing a Child Restraint System (CRS) / Securing a child restraint seat with "Tether Anchor" system

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Child Restraint System (CRS) / Installing a Child Restraint System (CRS) / Securing a child restraint seat with "Tether Anchor" system

First secure the child restraint with the LATCH lower anchors or the seat belt. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether strap be attached, attach and tighten the top tether strap to the top tether strap anchor.

Child restraint hook holders are located on the shelf behind the rear seats.

WARNING

Take the following precautions when installing the tether strap:

To install the tether anchor:

1. Route the child restraint tether strap over the child restraint seatback. Route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts, or route the tether strap over the top of the vehicle seatback. Make sure the strap is not twisted.

2. Connect the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the tether strap according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to firmly secure the child restraint to the seat.

3. Check that the child restraint is securely attached to the seat by pushing and pulling the seat forward and from side-to-side.

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Securing a child restraint with a lap belt or lap/shoulder belt
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