Child restraint systems
with tether strap
If the upper retaining strap is incorrectly used
for the child restraint system, the protective ef‐
fect is reduced. There is a risk of injury. Make
sure that the upper retaining strap does not run
over sharp edges and is not twisted as it
passes the upper anchor.
If the rear backrest is not locked, the protective
effect of the child restraint system is limited or
there is none. In certain situations, for instance
braking maneuvers or in case of an accident,
the rear backrest can fold forward. There is a
risk of injuries or danger to life. Make sure that
the rear backrests are locked.
The anchors for the upper retaining straps of
child restraint systems are only provided for
these retaining straps. When other objects are
mounted, the anchors can be damaged. There
is a risk of damage to property. Only mount
child restraint systems to the upper anchors.
The respective symbol shows the
anchor for the upper retaining
strap. Seats with an upper top
tether are marked with this sym‐
bol. It can be found on the rear
seat backrest or the rear window shelf.
Routing the retaining strap
1 Direction of travel
2 Head restraint
3 Hook for upper retaining strap
5 Seat backrest
6 Upper retaining strap
Attaching the upper retaining
strap to the anchor
Raise the head restraint, if needed.
2. Guide the upper retaining strap between the
supports or along both sides of the head re‐
straint to the anchor.
For the middle seat, guide it over or along
both sides of the head restraint to the anchor
3. If there is a retaining strap, run it between the
backrest and the cargo cover.
4. Attach the hook of the retaining strap to the
5. Tighten the retaining strap by pulling it down.
6. Lower and engage head restraint as needed.
Transporting children safely
Online Edition for Part no. 01405A10E93 - VI/20