Kia Optima: Installing a Child Restraint System in the Front Seat and Rear Outboard Seats - Safety Belts - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Installing a Child Restraint System in the Front Seat and Rear Outboard Seats

1. Place the child restraint system in the seat and route the lap/shoulder belt

1. Place the child restraint system in the seat and route the lap/shoulder belt around or through the restraint, following the restraint manufacturers instructions. Be sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted.

2. Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch into the buckle. Listen for the distinct click sound.

Position the release button so that it is easy to access in case of an emergency.

3. Pull the shoulder portion of the safety belt all the way out. When the shoulder

3. Pull the shoulder portion of the safety belt all the way out. When the shoulder portion of the safety belt is fully extended, it will shift the retractor to the Auto Lock (child restraint) mode.

4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of the safety belt to retract and listen

4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of the safety belt to retract and listen for an audible clicking or ratcheting sound. This indicates that the retractor is in the Auto Lock mode. If no distinct sound is heard, repeat steps 3 and 4.

5. Remove as much slack from the belt as possible by pushing down on the child

5. Remove as much slack from the belt as possible by pushing down on the child restraint system while feeding the shoulder belt back into the retractor.

6. Push and pull on the child restraint system to confirm that the safety belt is holding it firmly in place. If it is not, release the safety belt and repeat steps 2 through 6.

7. Double check that the retractor is in the Auto Lock mode by attempting to pull more of the safety belt out of the retractor. If you cannot, the retractor is in the Auto Lock mode.

To remove the child restraint, press the release button on the buckle and then pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the restraint and allow the safety belt to retract fully.

WARNING - Auto Lock Mode WARNING - Auto Lock Mode

The lap/shoulder belt automatically returns to the emergency lock mode whenever the belt is allowed to retract fully. Therefore, the preceding seven steps must be followed each time a child restraint is installed.

If the safety belt is not placed in the auto lock mode, severe injury or death could occur to the child and/or other occupants in the vehicle in a collision, since the child restraint will not be effectively held in place.

✽ NOTICE

When the safety belt is allowed to retract to its fully stowed position, the retractor will automatically switch from the Auto Lock mode to the emergency lock mode for normal adult usage.

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