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Seats and Restraints

Heavy Duty Crew Cab Only      This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3?49. A label on the sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the...
With Airbag Off Switch      This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3?49. There may be a switch in the glove box that you can use to turn off the right...
With Passenger Sensing System      This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3?49. In addition, the vehicle may have a passenger sensing system which is designed...
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)      When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle. If the child restraint has the LATCH system, see Lower...
Crew and Extended Cab Models      1. Attach and tighten the lower attachments to the lower anchors. If the child restraint does not have lower attachments or the desired seating position does not have lower anchors, secure the child restraint with the top...
Regular Cab Models      1. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether be attached, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor, if your vehicle has one. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the...
Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations      Regular Cab — Two-Passenger Front Seat Regular Cab — Three-Passenger Front Seat (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. Do not install a child restraint in the center front seat...
Top Tether Anchor      A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle. The top tether attachment (B) on the child restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the...
Lower Anchors      Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B).
Child Restraint Systems      (A) Rear-Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing infant seat (A) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the...
Infants and Young Children      Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the...
Older Children      Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle safety belts. The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a...
If the Off Indicator is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant      If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, use the following steps to allow...
Passenger Sensing System      If the vehicle has one of the indicators pictured in the following illustrations, then the vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position, unless there is an airbag off switch located in the...
Airbag On-Off Switch      If one of the switches pictured in the following illustrations is located in the glove box, the vehicle has an airbag on-off switch that you can use to manually turn on or off the right front passenger airbag. United...
Where Are the Airbags?      The driver airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger side. Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side Similar If the vehicle has...
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)      This section is only for the lap belt. To learn how to wear a lap-shoulder belt, see Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 3?15. Your vehicle may have a center seating position. When you sit in the center front seating position, you...
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy      Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap...
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides      This vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. If not, they are available through your dealer. The guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults....
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster      The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger. Adjust the height so the shoulder portion of the belt is on the shoulder and not falling off of it. The belt should be close to, but...
Lap-Shoulder Belt      If the vehicle is a regular cab, then all seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. If the vehicle is a crew or extended cab, then all seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt except for the...
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly      This section is only for people of adult size. There are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and infants. If a child will be riding in the vehicle, see...
Why Safety Belts Work      Why Safety Belts Work When riding in a vehicle, you travel as fast as the vehicle does. If the vehicle stops suddenly, you keep going until something stops you. It could be the windshield, the instrument panel, or...
Rear Seats (Extended Cab Full Bench)      Folding the Rear Seat Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position...