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LATCH Need-to-Know 2015

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LATCH Need-to-Know 2015

  1. 1. LATCH Need-to-Know 2015 Denise Donaldson, Safe Ride News Ophelia Smith, aspiring CPST, age 2
  2. 2. CR instructions and labels Vehicle owner’s manual Current LATCH Manual Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 2
  3. 3. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 3
  4. 4. The 2015 edition is thoroughly revised and includes many updates to older editions. Does your kit look like this? YIKES! Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 4
  5. 5. • Chapters marked by gray tab. • Appendix A-D start at gray line. • Each tab/line includes a chapter/appendix indicator. App. A App. B App. C App. D Chapters Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 5
  6. 6. Chapter 1 — Introduction Chapters 2/3— LATCH/lower anchorage Chapters 4/5— Tether anchorage Chapter 6 — Retrofitting Chapter 7 — Rear-facing tethering Chapter 8 — Background, testing, standards Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 6
  7. 7. Chapters 2 and 3—LATCH lower anchorage Chapters 4 and 5—Tether anchorage vs. Chapter 3/5: • Usage (verbs) Chapters 2/4: • Parts (nouns) • What’s the same (regulated) vs. what varies • Ordered Steps Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 7
  8. 8. A: CRs With LATCH Product-specific details on LATCH use B: Vehicle Information About LATCH Bullets before tables provide brand-wide info Model details for each vehicle C: LATCH in Center Positions Nonstandard-width scenarios Standard center LATCH system scenarios D: Service Bulletins (free TA retrofit), Citations Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 8
  9. 9. ?LATCH Seat Belt • Can I use LA attachments? • Must I use the seat belt instead? • Can I use either? • Can I use both? Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 9
  10. 10. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 10 Say a family arrives for a car seat check with: • A borrowed Graco Smart Seat, made January 2014 • In a 2010 Honda Accord sedan • For their only child: • 8 months old • 20 pounds • 27 inches
  11. 11. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 11 Can the LA Attachments be used? • In what seating positions? • For what weights? If yes, • How should strap be routed? • Can both seat belt and LA attachment be used? Can the tether be used? • In what positions? • Where are the anchors? • How long can it be used?
  12. 12. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 12Page on seating position from 2010 Honda Accord OM
  13. 13. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 13 Page on seating position from Graco Smart Seat owner’s manual
  14. 14. > 280 mm= Nonstandard =LATCH use OK =Check manuals; Both CRM and VM must say OK! Can a CR be installed in the center position using these LAs? 280 mm280 mm Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 14
  15. 15. LM Appendix A ? On nonstandard-width center use LM Appendix B, bullets Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 15
  16. 16. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 16 Vehicles with one or two rows—Honda MODEL BODY YEAR SECOND ROW NOTES CENTER OUTBOARD ACCORD 4-door Sedan & Hybrid All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints: To tether, lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Hybrid Model: Vehicles not produced in all MYs01-15 (2) LATCH ACCORD CROSSTOUR Crossover 10 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on backs of seats EX-L Model: To tether, remove the front cargo cover (rear cargo cover may stay in place). May put the cover back in place once CR is installed, IF it doesn’t interfere with proper tether use. RECALL: Some vehicles have an incorrectly assembled front passenger-side air bag. Children 12 and under MUST be seated in the back seat. See dealer or call 1-800-999- 7009 to have the air bag inspected and replaced, if necessary. NHTSA Campaign #10V402000. CIVIC 3-door All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on back wall of cargo area 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on back wall of cargo area 02-05 (2) LATCH Center: TA on back wall of cargo area Outboard: (2) TAs on floor in cargo area MY01: No vehicles produced for this model. 2-door Coupe All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints and Tethering: Lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Although some OMs state that a HR must be removed, the vehicle manufacturer says it IS safe to follow this guidance and that doing so is approved IF the HR does not interfere with the tether or the installation of the CR. 01-15 (2) LATCH 4-door Sedan All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel 4-door Sedan, Hybrid, or Natural Gas 01-15 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints, MY12-15: To tether, lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Hybrid and Natural Gas Models: Vehicles not produced in all MYs LM Appendix B, model-specific table entry
  17. 17. T he LATCH M anual 2015C- 2 A P P E N D I X C Vehicle make Vehicle model (All years, unless MY noted) W idth apart (inches) OK, any width Aprica,Combi, Cybex,* Dorel,* Evenflo,GB,Tomy, Graco,*(1) Harmony, Teutonia,Urbini OK if width 11–20 inches Britax,(2) SnugSeat* Orbit,Recaro, SafeGuard, UPPAbaby(3) OK if 11–18 inches Triple Play, Kiddy* (4) OK if 11–14 inches Diono* Any CR brand not listed Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door (MY05–10), Sebring4-door (MY04–10), 200 (MY11–14) 15.4 YES YES YES N O N O 200 (MY15) 17.7 YES YES YES N O N O Pacific a (5- seat ) Not given YES Check width Check width Check width N O Dodge Avenger (MY08–14), Caliber,incl.SRT4 15.4 YES YES YES N O N O Nitro 15.7 YES YES YES N O N O Dart 17.3 YES YES YES N O N O DakotaQuad Cab 4-door (MY05–11), Durango w/ bench(MY04-09),Stratus(MY04-06) Not given YES Check width Check width Check width N O Jeep/ Eagle Compass,Patriot, Liberty 15.4–15.7 YES YES YES N O N O Grand Cherokee,incl.SRT8 (MY05–10) 18.9 YES YES N O N O N O Wrangler Unlimited 19.1 YES YES N O N O N O Ford Windstar (MY00–03) 12.0 YES YES YES YES N O Fiesta(all styles)/Escape (MY01–12) 15.4/15.7 YES YES YES N O N O Focus (MY11 and earlier,all styles) 17.7 YES YES YES N O N O Escape (MY13–15), Edge, Focus (MY12–15), Fusion, C-Max 18.1 YES YES N O N O N O CrownVictoria (MY09–11), F-150 SuperCab/SuperCrew (MY09–14); Explorer,all styles,incl.SportTrac(MY09–15); Police Interceptor (sedan and utility); Flex w/ bench, Taurus X w/ bench (MY09); Transit Connect (see App.Bentry for Transit) >20.0 YES N O N O N O N O Lincoln MKC,MKX,MKZ,Zephyr 18.1 YES YES N O N O N O LS(MY00–05) 19.7 YES YES N O N O N O Town Car (MY09–11), MKT w/ bench seat >20.0 YES N O N O N O N O Mercury Mariner 15.7 YES YES YES N O N O Milan 18.1 YES YES N O N O N O Grand Marquis sedan (MY09–11), Mountaineer w/ bench seat (MY09–10) >20.0 YES N O N O N O N O Mazda CX-7,Mazda2,Mazda3 (all styles, MY04–13), Protegé (MY01–03), Protegé5,Tribute 15.35– 15.75 YES YES YES N O N O CX-5 16.5 YES YES YES N O N O Mazda3 (all styles,MY14+),Mazda6 (MY14+) 17.4 YES YES YES N O N O Mazda6 (all styles, MY03–13) 18.3 YES YES N O N O N O CX-9 19.7 YES YES N O N O N O Subaru MY15 Legacy,Outback, andWRX,per OM Not given YES, if in OM Check width Check width Check width N O AN Y VEH ICLE MODEL N OT LIST ED ABOVE N O N O N O N O N O Table C1: N onstandard-W idth LATCH in the Center Position Thistable indicateswhether the inner barsof two outboard LATCH systemsmay be used to install aCRusing lower anchorsin acenter seatingposition that doesnot have adesignated LATCH system. Permission assumes proper installation. Alwayscheck thespecificvehi cleand CRmodelsin appendicesAand Bfor completedetails. Key: YES =Allowed;both manufacturerssay“okay” N O = Not allowed;one or both manufacturerssay“no” Notes: (1) ExcludesanyGraco model withpush-onLA connectors. (2)Allowedonlywitholder models,asstatedinmanual. SeeBritax inApp.A. (3) UPPAbabymax.widthis22inches,so checkexact widthfor particular vehiclemodelslistedasover 20inches. (4) Kiddymax.widthis17.7inches. * For BPB models with LA attachments, see the“Center Use” column of TableA2 (pageA-3) for exceptions that apply only to BPBs. Details, details! Be sure to check the fine print. For Graco, it says use is allowed: • At any width • For CRs that don’t have push-on connectors. On nonstandard-width center use Table C1 in Appendix C is another LM source. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 17
  18. 18. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 18 LM Appendix C, Table C2 On standard-width center use NOTE: Honda is NOT present on this list!
  19. 19. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 19 What are the key pieces of information in this scenario? • A borrowed Graco Smart Seat, made January 2014 • In a 2010 Honda Accord • For their only child, age 8 months, 20 pounds, 27 ins.
  20. 20. • Nonregulated • Vary by factors like CR weight, design and CRM testing • In instructions, LM • Must compare with LA limits. • Regulated by NHTSA • Vary by CR weight only. • In instructions, LM, and on label • Already reflect LA strength. Before After 20 Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 20
  21. 21. Example of new label, early 2014 LA Attachment limits AFTER February 27, 2014: Appearance Example of new label, late 2014 Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 21
  22. 22. LA Attachment limits AFTER February 27, 2014: Limit Rounding Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 22
  23. 23. Appendix A Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 23
  24. 24. What’s the vehicle maker’s limit? Of CRs made BEFORE Feb. 2014 What is the CR maker’s limit? Compare the two limits. If they differ, read directions carefully to determine which to use. (Some CRMS allow use of LA limit if HIGHER.) Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 24
  25. 25. Vehicle brand Child weight limit for LOW ER AN CHORS (in lbs.) Child weight limit for T ET H ER AN CH ORS (in lbs.) Factory-installed anchor with seat belt Retrofita nchor with seat belt Acura Follow CRinstructions(except Diono). Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Alfa Romeo N/A;no vehicles with LAs. Follow CR instructions. N/A Audi 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. BMW 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Buick 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Cadillac 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Chevrolet 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Chrysler 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions if model is listed inTable B2; 65 lbs. minus CR weight if model is listed in Table B3. 65 minus CR weight. Coda Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. N/A Daewoo 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Dodge 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions if model is listed inTable B2; 65 lbs. minus CR weight if model is listed in Table B3. 65 minus CR weight. Eagle N/A;no vehicles with LAs. N/A;no vehicleswithfactory-installedTAs. 65 minus CR weight. Ferrari Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Not stated;assume65minusCRweight. Fiat 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions. N/A Ford MY13 and older=48. MY14 and newer=65 minusCRweight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Geo 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. GMC 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. H onda Follow CRinstructions(except Diono). Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. H ummer 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. H yundai 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Infin i ti MY13 and older=Follow CRinstructions. MY14 and newer=65 minusCRweight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Isuzu Not stated;assume65 minusCRweight. Not stated;assume 65 minusCRweight. Not stated;assume65minusCRweight. Appendix B Appendix A Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 25 Another option is Table B1, a
  26. 26. Graco—CR W eights (in pounds) Usetheseproduct weights,whenneeded,tocalculatethechild weight limit for LATCH. Remember: Thereisnoneedtocalculate anLAweight limit whentheCRhasthisinf oonaNHTSA-required label. Followlabel limit. 4Ever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.80 Argos(65 and 70) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.60 Argos80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.60 ComfortSport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.00 Contender 65/Tranzitions65. . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.20 CozyCline/Toddler SafetySeat . . . . . . . . . . . .22.00 Classic Ride/ ReadyRide 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.13 HeadWise (65 and 70). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.30 Milestone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.30 MyRide 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.80 MyRide 65 with SafetySurround . . . . . . . . . .15.80 MyRide 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.80 Smart Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.00 Nautilus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.00 Nautiluswith SafetySurround . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.60 Size4Me 70/MySize 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.00 Treasured CarGo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.50 Cherished/Platinum Ultra CarGo . . . . . . . . . . . .8.50 Child W eight Limit Cheat Sheet Usethisguidetodeterminethechild weight limit onlyif thevehiclemanufacturer abovestates“65 minusCRweight.” 1. Look up the weight of the CR at the end of the manufacturer’s entry inAppendix A. 2. Find that CRweight below. TheCRweight pointsto themaximum child weight for usinganchors if andonlyif themanufacturer statesthechild weight limit to be65 poundsminustheCRweight. (See table,above.) 22-lb.CR 43-lb.child 23-lb.CR 42-lb.child 24-lb.CR 41-lb.child 25-lb.CR 40-lb.child 26-lb.CR 39-lb.child 27-lb.CR 38-lb.child 28-lb.CR 37-lb.child 29-lb.CR 36-lb.child 30-lb.CR 35-lb.child 31-lb.CR 34-lb.child 32-lb.CR 33-lb.child 33-lb.CR 32-lb.child 34-lb.CR 31-lb.child 35-lb.CR 30-lb.child 15-lb.CR 50-lb.child 16-lb.CR 49-lb.child 17-lb.CR 48-lb.child 18-lb.CR 47-lb.child 19-lb.CR 46-lb.child 20-lb.CR 45-lb.child 21-lb.CR 44-lb.child 8-lb.CR 57-lb.child 9-lb.CR 56-lb.child 10-lb.CR 55-lb.child 11-lb.CR 54-lb.child 12-lb.CR 53-lb.child 13-lb.CR 52-lb.child 14-lb.CR 51-lb.child Graco—CR W eights (in pounds) Usetheseproduct weights,whenneeded,tocalculatethechild weight limit for LATCH. Remember: Thereisnoneedtocalculate anLAweight limit whentheCRhasthisinf oonaNHTSA-required label. Followlabel limit. 4Ever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.80 Argos(65 and 70) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.60 Argos80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.60 ComfortSport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.00 Contender 65/Tranzitions65. . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.20 CozyCline/Toddler SafetySeat . . . . . . . . . . . .22.00 Classic Ride/ ReadyRide 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.13 HeadWise (65 and 70). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.30 Milestone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.30 MyRide 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.80 MyRide 65 with SafetySurround . . . . . . . . . .15.80 MyRide 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.80 Smart Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.00 Nautilus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.00 Nautiluswith SafetySurround . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.60 Size4Me 70/MySize 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.00 Treasured CarGo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.50 Cherished/Platinum Ultra CarGo . . . . . . . . . . . .8.50 • IF the VM states the LA limit as “65 pounds minus CR weight.” AND • IF the CR was made PRE-February 2014 Appendix A, CR weights Appendix B, Cheat Sheet, page B-3 .. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 26
  27. 27. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 27 CDC Growth Chart
  28. 28. On using a seat belt AND LA attachments LM Chapter 3LM Appendix A Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 28
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  31. 31. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 31Page on TA locations and use from 2010 Honda Accord OM
  32. 32. Vehicle brand Child weight limit for LOW ER AN CHORS (in lbs.) Child weight limit for T ET H ER AN CH ORS (in lbs.) Factory-installed anchor with seat belt Retrofita nchor with seat belt Acura Follow CRinstructions(except Diono). Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Alfa Romeo N/A;no vehicles with LAs. Follow CR instructions. N/A Audi 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. BMW 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Buick 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Cadillac 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Chevrolet 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Chrysler 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions if model is listed inTable B2; 65 lbs. minus CR weight if model is listed in Table B3. 65 minus CR weight. Coda Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. N/A Daewoo 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Dodge 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions if model is listed inTable B2; 65 lbs. minus CR weight if model is listed in Table B3. 65 minus CR weight. Eagle N/A;no vehicles with LAs. N/A;no vehicleswithfactory-installedTAs. 65 minus CR weight. Ferrari Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Not stated;assume65minusCRweight. Fiat 65 minus CR weight. Follow CR instructions. N/A Ford MY13 and older=48. MY14 and newer=65 minusCRweight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Geo 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. GMC 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. H onda Follow CRinstructions(except Diono). Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. H ummer 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. H yundai 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. 65 minus CR weight. Infin i ti MY13 and older=Follow CRinstructions. MY14 and newer=65 minusCRweight. Follow CR instructions. Follow CR instructions. Isuzu Not stated;assume65 minusCRweight. Not stated;assume 65 minusCRweight. Not stated;assume65minusCRweight. Appendix B Appendix A Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 32 …or Table B1 Bullets…
  33. 33. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 33 Vehicles with one or two rows—Honda MODEL BODY YEAR SECOND ROW NOTES CENTER OUTBOARD ACCORD 4-door Sedan & Hybrid All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints: To tether, lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Hybrid Model: Vehicles not produced in all MYs01-15 (2) LATCH ACCORD CROSSTOUR Crossover 10 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on backs of seats EX-L Model: To tether, remove the front cargo cover (rear cargo cover may stay in place). May put the cover back in place once CR is installed, IF it doesn’t interfere with proper tether use. RECALL: Some vehicles have an incorrectly assembled front passenger-side air bag. Children 12 and under MUST be seated in the back seat. See dealer or call 1-800-999- 7009 to have the air bag inspected and replaced, if necessary. NHTSA Campaign #10V402000. CIVIC 3-door All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on back wall of cargo area 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on back wall of cargo area 02-05 (2) LATCH Center: TA on back wall of cargo area Outboard: (2) TAs on floor in cargo area MY01: No vehicles produced for this model. 2-door Coupe All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints and Tethering: Lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Although some OMs state that a HR must be removed, the vehicle manufacturer says it IS safe to follow this guidance and that doing so is approved IF the HR does not interfere with the tether or the installation of the CR. 01-15 (2) LATCH 4-door Sedan All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel 4-door Sedan, Hybrid, or Natural Gas 01-15 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints, MY12-15: To tether, lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Hybrid and Natural Gas Models: Vehicles not produced in all MYs CLARITY 4-door 09-15 N/A (2) LATCH (2) TAs on rear filler panel LM Appendix B, model-specific table entry
  34. 34. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 34 Vehicles with one or two rows—Honda MODEL BODY YEAR SECOND ROW NOTES CENTER OUTBOARD ACCORD 4-door Sedan & Hybrid All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints: To tether, lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Hybrid Model: Vehicles not produced in all MYs01-15 (2) LATCH ACCORD CROSSTOUR Crossover 10 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on backs of seats EX-L Model: To tether, remove the front cargo cover (rear cargo cover may stay in place). May put the cover back in place once CR is installed, IF it doesn’t interfere with proper tether use. RECALL: Some vehicles have an incorrectly assembled front passenger-side air bag. Children 12 and under MUST be seated in the back seat. See dealer or call 1-800-999- 7009 to have the air bag inspected and replaced, if necessary. NHTSA Campaign #10V402000. CIVIC 3-door All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on back wall of cargo area 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on back wall of cargo area 02-05 (2) LATCH Center: TA on back wall of cargo area Outboard: (2) TAs on floor in cargo area MY01: No vehicles produced for this model. 2-door Coupe All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints and Tethering: Lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Although some OMs state that a HR must be removed, the vehicle manufacturer says it IS safe to follow this guidance and that doing so is approved IF the HR does not interfere with the tether or the installation of the CR. 01-15 (2) LATCH 4-door Sedan All-99 TA point (2) TA points (3) 8-mm weld nuts on rear filler panel 00 TA (2) TAs (3) TAs on rear filler panel 4-door Sedan, Hybrid, or Natural Gas 01-15 TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on rear filler panel Head Restraints, MY12-15: To tether, lift HR and route tether under, through the HR legs. Hybrid and Natural Gas Models: Vehicles not produced in all MYs CLARITY 4-door 09-15 N/A (2) LATCH (2) TAs on rear filler panel LM Appendix B, model-specific table entry
  35. 35. Appendix A CR manufacturer statements Chapter 7 (including this summary table) Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 35 On Tethering RF
  36. 36. Appendix B Appendix A Also, Table A2! Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 36
  37. 37. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 Other Topics: • Whether a seat belt may be used as a tether anchor • Whether AAB suppression system is affected by seatback pressure • Use of head restraints with CRs • Advice to reduce risk of shoulder belt entanglement • Seating position limitations • GM vehicles with dynamic locking latchplates • CRs that allow rear-facing tethering • How tight LA attachments with boosters should be • Whether additional info and photos are available in LATCH Gallery • Listing of free retrofit programs • Listing of most current studies on LATCH • Weights of current CR models • LATCH-use differences if CR is in Canada • LATCH-use differences if CR is used on a school bus • QR codes to access CR instructions and videos • Policy regarding use of inflatable seat belts • Information on how to sign up for LM updates And much more! 37
  38. 38. 38 38 Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 Save the LATCH!• Regulatory Fixes? • Market Pressure?
  39. 39. January 2015: NHTSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking • Proposals based on years of research and testing. • Most changes would be to FMVSS 225 (vehicles). • Some changes also to FMVSS 213 (CRs) • When finalized, 3 years proposed for deadline to comply.“Let’s fix what ails you!” 39 39 Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015
  40. 40. 40 January 2015: NHTSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking • Proposals to improve LATCH ease-of-use. • LAs: Tools would be used to confirm bar clearance, depth, and attachment force. Marking required. • TAs: Would be required to be metal cross-bars and be marked. Proposed tools from Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0123 40Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015
  41. 41. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 41 A special tool is used to measure lower anchor depth within the seat bight as well as the force required to attach a connector to the anchor (left). Another tool measures the anchor's clearance angle (right).
  42. 42. LM UPDATES Newsletter articles, FAQs, and other resources. SRN SUPPORT LATCH GALLERY A place to share photos of interesting lower and tether anchor situations. Check regularly for updates to the LM. Sign up to be notified of changes. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 42
  43. 43. Earn 1 additional CEU for answering an open- book quiz using the current LATCH Manual.  Quiz available at www.saferidenews.com.  Use the 2015 LATCH Manual to answer 10 questions.  Keep it in your folder for recertification credit. Quiz graded only if you are audited. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 43
  44. 44. Presentation by Denise Donaldson, Safe Ride News Publications  Find recent articles, LATCH updates, order forms, and LATCH Gallery at: www.saferidenews.com  E-mail questions/comments to: info@saferidenews.com  Or call 800-403-1424. Safe Ride News Publications, 9/2015 44

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