Child safety

Child seats

Updated 7/23/2018

The position of a child in the car and the choice of equipment are dictated by the child's weight and size.

Children should sit comfortably and safely. Make sure that the child seat is being used correctly.

Look in the installation instructions for the child seat for the correct fitting.

Note

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

Location of child seats

P5-1646-XC90–Safety–Child seat and airbag

Rear-facing child seat and airbag are not compatible.

Always fit rear-facing child seats in the second or third* seat row if the passenger airbag is activated. If a child is sitting on the front passenger seat then he/she could suffer serious injury if the airbag deploys.

If the passenger airbag is deactivated then rear-facing child seats can be fitted on the front passenger seat.

Note

Regulations regarding the placement of children in cars vary from country to country. Check what does apply.

Warning

Never allow anybody to stand or sit in front of the front passenger seat.

Never use a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat if the airbag is activated.

Front-facing passengers (children and adults) must never sit on the front passenger seat if the passenger airbag is deactivated.

Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger life or lead to serious personal injury.

Child seat installation

The following points are important to consider when a child seat is being fitted in the car.

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.

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

    The accessory range 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

    The accessory range varies depending on market.

    .
  • 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 the centre seat.

    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.
  • 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.
  • The ISOFIX guide must not be used when fitting child seats.

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.

Label for passenger airbag

P5-1546–Safety–Airbag decal placement EU 1

Label on the passenger side's sun visor.

P5-1507–Safety–Airbag decal placement EU 2

Label on the passenger side's door pillar. The label becomes visible when the passenger door is opened.

The warning label for the passenger airbag is positioned as shown above.


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