Child seat location

Child seat mounting

Updated 11/9/2020

Child seat mounting

It is important to remember a number of things when a child restraint system is mounted and used, which depend on where the child restraint system is positioned.

Warning

Booster cushions/child seats with steel braces or some other design that could rest on the seatbelt buckle's opening button must not be used, as they could cause the seatbelt buckle to open accidentally.

Do not secure the straps for the child seat into the seat's horizontal adjustment bar or in springs, rails or beams under the seat. Sharp edges may damage the straps.

Do not allow the upper section of the child seat to rest against the windscreen.

Note

When using child safety equipment, it is important to read the installation instructions included.

In the event of questions when fitting child safety equipment, contact the manufacturer for clearer instructions.

Note

Never leave a child seat loose in the car. Always secure it according to the instructions for the child seat, even when it is not in use.

Note

Long-term installation and use of child seats may cause wear and tear on the car's fittings. Volvo recommends using the kick guard accessory to protect the car's fittings.

Installation in the front seat

  • When fitting rear-facing child seats, check that the passenger airbag is deactivated.
  • When fitting front-facing child seats, check that the passenger airbag is activated.
  • Only use child seats that are recommended by Volvo, are universally approved or are semi-universal, and where the car is included on the manufacturer's vehicle list.
  • ISOFIX child seats can only be fitted when the car is equipped with the ISOFIX console

    Varies depending on market.

    accessory.
  • If the child seat is equipped with lower straps, Volvo recommends that the lower mounting points are used with these

    Varies depending on market.

    .
  • If the child seat is equipped with support legs, always fit the support leg/support legs directly to the floor. Never fit a support leg to a footrest or other object.
  • The ISOFIX guide can be used in order to facilitate child seat installation.

Installation in the second seat row

  • Only use child seats that are recommended by Volvo, are universally approved

    Does not apply to centre seat (available in five and seven-seat variants).

    or are semi-universal, and where the car is included on the manufacturer's vehicle list.
  • A child seat with support legs must not be fitted in the centre seat

    Available for five and seven-seat variants.

    .
  • The outer seats are equipped with the ISOFIX fixture system and are approved for i-Size

    Varies depending on market.

    .
  • The outer seats are equipped with upper mounting points. Volvo recommends that child seat's upper straps should be pulled through the hole in the head restraint before being tensioned at the mounting point. If this is not possible, follow the recommendations from the child seat manufacturer.
  • In cars with a third seat row*, the second seat row must be adjusted to its rearmost position. If a child seat is also used in the third row then an exception can be made. In which case, always check that the child seat is still fitted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If the child seat is equipped with lower straps, never adjust the position of the seat in front after the straps have been fitted in the lower mounting points. Always remember to remove the lower straps when the child seat is not installed.
  • If the child seat is equipped with support legs, always fit the support leg/support legs directly to the floor. Never fit a support leg to a footrest or other object.
  • The ISOFIX guide must not be used when fitting child seats.
P5/P6-1917-Safety–Child seat distance to seat in front

With the installation of an infant seat in the rear seat, Volvo recommends a distance of at least 50 mm (2 tum) from the front part of the infant seat to the rearmost part of the seat in front.

Installation in the third seat row*

  • Only use child seats that are recommended by Volvo, are universally approved or are semi-universal, and where the car is included on the manufacturer's vehicle list.
  • Child seats with support legs must not be fitted in the third row of seats.
  • If necessary, adjust the second seat row forward in order to make enough space. If a child seat is also fitted on the second seat row, check that the child seat is still fitted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

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