Honda CR-V: Child Safety / Safety of Larger Children

Honda CR-V 2017-2022 Owner's Manual / Safe Driving / Child Safety / Safety of Larger Children

Protecting Larger Children

The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who must sit in front.

Checking Seat Belt Fit

When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the following questions.

Checklist

  • Do the child's knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat?
  • Does the shoulder belt cross between the child's neck and arm?
  • Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as possible, touching the child's thighs?
  • Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip?

    Honda CR-V. Safety of Larger Children

If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat.

WARNING

Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger's front airbag inflates.

If a larger child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly, using a booster seat if needed.

Booster Seats

If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used properly, position the child in a booster seat in the rear seat. For the child's safety, check that the child meets the booster seat manufacturer's recommendations.

Honda CR-V. Safety of Larger Children

When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the instructions that came with it, and install the seat accordingly.

There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat belt correctly.

Some U.S. states, and Canadian provinces and territories require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g. 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or province, or territory where you intend to drive.

Protecting Larger Children-Final Checks

Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front:

  • Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information in this manual.
  • Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.
  • Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat.
  • Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the seat.

Monitoring child passengers

We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up properly.

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    Fastening a Seat Belt

    After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well back in the seat:

    Pull the seat belt out slowly.

    Honda CR-V. Fastening a Seat Belt

    Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is secure. Make sure that the belt is not twisted or caught on anything.

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