How to install child seat in Ford F-150

As per the law, you are required to install child seats for infants, toddlers, or children weighing 40 lbs or less. This article will guide you how to install child safety seats (also called baby seats, booster seats, or child restraint system) in your 13th generation Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

Lap and Shoulder Belts

Precautions

When installing baby seat, keep these things in mind for the safety of your child.
• Make sure you are using the correct seatbelt buckle for the seating position.
• While inserting the belt tongue into the buckle, make sure you hear the snap sound, and try to pull it out to make sure its locked in correctly.
• Accidental unbuckling can be prevented by keeping the direction of buckle release button upwards and away from the seat. The tongue should be between the restraint and the release button.
• Change the position of the seat to upright before placing child safety seat on it.
• Activate the automatic locking mode for the seatbelt. You don’t need locking clip in this vehicle.


Place the child safety seat in a seat that has lap and shoulder belt combination.

Pull the shoulder belt down and then hold the shoulder belt and lap belt at the same time.

Direct the seatbelt tongue through the child seat as per the directions given by the child seat’s manufacture. Ensure the belt is not coiled.

Insert the belt tongue into the buckle until you hear the click sound and make sure its secure by giving it a good pull.

To activate the automatic locking mode, grab the shoulder part of the belt and pull down until all the belt is out.

Let the belt retract. You will hear click sound as the belt retracts which indicates that it is in the automatic locking mode. Try to pull out the belt, it should not come out, but if it comes out then proceed to follow last step again.


Clear the remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down by pushing down on the child restraint while pulling the shoulder belt to force slack from the belt. This is essential in order to clear the remaining slack that occurs once you add the extra weight of the child. It also aids in accomplishing good snugness of the child restraint.

Attach the tether strap (if the child restraint is equipped).

Always confirm if the seat is properly installed by forcing the safety seat forward and backward.

Note: Do not place a rearward facing child restraint in front of an active airbag.

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