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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Installing the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system on the rear seat

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Installing the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system on the rear seat

WARNING Risk of injury if the rear bench seat/rear seat and seat backrest are not engaged
If the rear bench seat/rear seat and seat backrest are not engaged they could fold forwards, e.g. when braking suddenly or in the event of an accident.
  • If this is the case, the vehicle occupant would be forced into the seat belt by the rear bench seat/rear seat or by the seat backrest. The seat belt cannot protect as intended and could result in additional injury.
  • Objects or loads in the trunk/cargo compartment cannot be restrained by the seat backrest.
  • Make sure that the seat backrest and the rear bench seat/rear seat are engaged before every trip.

If the rear seat backrest is not engaged and locked, the red lock verification indicator will be visible.

WARNING Risk of injury or death if the permissible gross mass of the child and child restraint system is exceeded
For LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint systems in which the child is secured using the integrated seat belt in the child restraint system, the permissible gross mass of the child and child restraint system is 73 lb (33 kg).

If the child and the child restraint system together weigh more than 73 lb (33 kg), the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system with integrated seat belt does not offer sufficient protection. An excessive load may be placed on the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child seat attachments and the child may not be restrained in the event of an accident, for example.

  • If the child and the child restraint system together weigh more than 73 lb (33 kg), use only a LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system that secures the child with the vehicle seat belt.
  • Also secure the child restraint system with the Top Tether belt, if available.

Always comply with the information about the mass of the child restraint system:

  • in the manufacturer's installation and operating instructions for the child restraint system used
  • on a label on the child restraint system, if present

Regularly check that the permissible gross mass of the child and child restraint system is still complied with.

When you are installing a child restraint system, observe the following:

  • Always observe the correct use and the suitability of the seats for attaching a child restraint system.
  • Always comply with the manufacturer's installation and operating instructions for the child restraint system used.
  • Make sure that the child's feet do not touch the front seat. If necessary, move the front seat forward slightly.

When you are installing a LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system, observe the following:

  • When you are using a Group 0/0+ baby car seat and a Group 1 rearward-facing child restraint system on a rear seat: adjust the front seat so that the seat does not touch the child restraint system.

  • When you are using a Group 1 forward-facing child restraint system: remove the head restraint from the respective seat, if possible. In addition, the seat backrest of the child restraint system must, as far as possible, lie flat against the backrest of the vehicle seat.

    After the child restraint system has been removed, replace the head restraints again immediately and adjust them correctly.

  • For certain child restraint systems in weight group 2 or 3, there may be restrictions in the maximum size setting, e.g. due to possible contact with the roof.

  • The child restraint system must not be tensioned between the roof and the seat cushion and/or be installed facing the wrong direction. Where possible, adjust the seat cushion inclination accordingly.

  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain by the head restraints. Adjust the head restraints accordingly.

Safely transporting children in the vehicle

  1. LATCH-type (ISOFIX) mounting bracket

Before every trip, make sure that the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system is engaged correctly in both mounting brackets in the vehicle.

NOTE Be careful not to damage the seat belt for the center seat when installing the child restraint system
  • Make sure that the seat belt is not trapped.
  • Attach the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system to both mounting brackets in the vehicle.
    Activating/deactivating the seat belt's child special seat belt retractor

    Securing Top Tether

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