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2019-2020 LATCH Manual Update

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LATCH Manual 2019

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Glossary

REASON FOR UPDATE: Incorrect page number.

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Lock-off: A part on a CR that clamps a seat belt so a locking clip isn’t needed. (See page 1614 for a locking clip description.)

Page 59, General Motors

REASON FOR UPDATE: GM has revised the number for it’s service bulletin on retrofit tether anchor installation.

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#99-09-40-004aB

Page A-41, Graco

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of LATCH-related difference in Canadian instructions.

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Canada: LATCH Use That Varies
For Graco CRs models sold in Canada, the LUAS (LA attachment) child weight limits are the same as those for models sold in the U.S., including for the Contender 65 model sold in Canada (limit 45 pounds).

Page A-63, Safe Traffic System

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of a new size of vest.

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Use small version from 30 to 60 pounds (35 to 60 pounds prior to October 2009), 34 to 52 inches, and at least 3 years of age. Use large version from 50 to 80 pounds and extra-large version from 80-110 pounds.

• Maximum child weight for tether use: The included tether may be attached up to a child weight of 60 pounds. Above that weight, see “Dual tether.” Below.

• Dual Tether (purchase separately): To tether the large vest when the child weighs from 60 to 80 pounds or the extra-large vest at any weight (required when installing with a lap-only belt), call Safe Traffic System to order a dual tether.

Page B-71, Ford

REASON FOR UPDATE: Ford has revised tether routing instructions for pickup trucks.

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Bullet on page B-71:

Tethering in certain Ford pickups: When this bullet is referenced in model-specific notes (below), TAs (behind seat tops) are webbing loops. To tether, thread the tether strap through the routing loop directly behind the vehicle seat, and then attach the tether hook to the tether loop behind either outboard position (for installation of CR in center) or behind the center seating position (for installation of CR in either outboard position). MAY tether two outboard CRs to the center TA at same time. the webbing loops behind the seat tops serve as routers and TAs. In a MY15 and newer vehicle, prepare for routing the tether by placing the webbing loop that’s directly behind the CR between the head restraint  (HR) posts, so the loop sticks out forward of the HR. These instructions supersede instructions from some model years that imply the tether strap should be routed to the router loop through the HR posts. (In MY 14 and older vehicles, keep the loop for routing behind the HR and route the tether strap through the HR posts.) Thread the tether strap through the routing loop and then attach the tether hook to the tether loop behind either outboard position HR (for installation of CR in center) or behind the center seating position HR (for installation of CR in either outboard position). (Exception: In a MY 15 or newer vehicle, if FF CRs are tethered in both an outboard and center position, tether to the loop that’s in front of the HR, since the center webbing loop will be in front of the HR to serve as a routing loop for the CR installed in the center (per routing instructions, above).) Two outboard CRs MAY be tethered to the center TA at the same time. If the tether routes past the center shoulder belt, route the tether strap in front of the seat belt housing if there is a tethered CR in the center seat and the vehicle is MY15 and newer.  Route the tether behind the shoulder belt’s housing if the vehicle is MY14 and older or, for newer models, if there is no CR in the center seating position.

Page B-76, Ford

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of owner’s manual clarification.

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F-150 Pickup:
Super
Cab
(Extended,
with
rear seats,
2-door)
09-19 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Center: See “Center position…” bullet. Space between inner LAs is 25.7 inches (652 mm).
Passenger-Side Air Bag: Advanced air bag; see OM for information.
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY15-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.

Page B-77, Ford

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of owner’s manual clarification.

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F-150 Pickup:
Super
Crew Cab
(4-door)
09-19 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Center: See “Center position…” bullet. Space between inner LAs is 25.7 inches (652 mm).
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY15-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.

Page B-78, Ford

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of owner’s manual clarification.

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F250
SUPER DUTY
Pickup:
Super Cab
(Extended,
with
rear seats,
2-door)
02-16 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Front Bucket Seat and Bench Seat, Passenger Side, MY02-10: (1) TA on back of seat
Lower Anchors: Not present. FMVSS 225 and CMVSS 210 don’t require LAs because vehicle exceeds gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 lbs./3,856 kg.
Passenger-Side Air Bag, MY02-07: On-off switch; see OM for information.
Passenger-Side Air Bag, MY08-13: On-off switch on some models; see OM for information.
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY15-16: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.
17-19 (2) LATCH (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Center: See “Center position…” bullet. Space between inner LAs is 25.7 inches (652 mm).
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY17-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.
Pickup:
Crew Cab
(4-door)
17-19 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Center: See “Center position…” bullet. Space between inner LAs is 25.7 inches (652 mm).
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY17-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.

Page B-79, Ford

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of owner’s manual clarification.

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F-350, F-450
& F-550
SUPER DUTY
Pickup:
Super
Cab
(Extended,
with
rear seats,
2-door)
02-16 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
FMVSS 225 and CMVSS 210 don’t require LAs because vehicle exceeds gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 lbs./3,856 kg.
Front Bucket-Seats Option, MY01-10 Only: (1) TA on back of seat
Front Bench-Seat Option, MY02-10 Only: (1) TA for passenger side
Passenger-Side Air Bag, MY01-07: On-off switch; see OM for information.
Passenger-Side Air Bag, MY08-13: On-off switch on some models; see OM for info.
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY15-16: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.
17-19 (2) LATCH (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Center: See “Center position…” bullet. Space between inner LAs is 25.7 inches (652 mm).
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY17-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.

Page B-80, Ford

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of owner’s manual clarification.

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F-350, F-450
& F-550
SUPER DUTY
Pickup:
Crew Cab
(4-door)
17-19 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
Center: See “Center position…” bullet. Space between inner LAs is 25.7 inches (652 mm).
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY17-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.
F-650 &
F-750
Pickup:
Super
Cab
(Extended,
with rear seats,
2-door)
11-19 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs; see “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above).
FMVSS 225 and CMVSS 210 don’t require LAs because vehicle exceeds gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 lbs./3,856 kg.
Front Seat, Outboard: (1) TA on back of seat for all seat options
Clarification: Owner’s manual does not identify TAs; use guidance given here.
Owner’s Manual Clarification (OM), MY15-18: Some OM’s imply the tether strap should be routed through the head restraint posts; the information in the “Tethering in certain Ford pickups” bullet (above) is correct.
Passenger-Side Air Bag: Advanced air bag; see OM for information.