Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle. Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)

Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle

60/40 Second Row (7 passenger) 60/40 Second Row (7 passenger)

Captain's Chairs Second Row (6 Passenger) Captain's Chairs Second Row (6 Passenger)

  • ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
  • Top Tether Anchorage Symbol

Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With Seat Belts

What is the weight limit (child's weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child restraint? Weight limit of the Child Restraint Always use the tether anchor when using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to the recommended weight limit of the child restraint
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of the front passenger seat? Yes Contact between the front passenger seat and the child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be removed? No - 6 Passenger Yes - 7 Passenger 7 Passenger: Only the head restraint in the center position may be removed.
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat belt against the belt path of the child restraint? No Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position with an ALR retractor.

Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)

  1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating position. For some second row seats, you may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its rear-most position to make room for the child seat.You may also move the front seat forward to allow more room for the child seat.
  2.  Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
  3.  Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a "click."
  4.  Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight against the child seat.
  5.  To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
  6.  Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbing.If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
  7.  Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap portion around the child restraint while you push the child restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle seat.
  8.  If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap. See the section "Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage" for directions to attach a tether anchor.
  9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.

Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary

    Dodge Durango (WD) 2011-2024 Owners Manual


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