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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Securing child seats using lower anchoring points (ISOFIX, LATCH)

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Fig. 78 On vehicle seat: different markings identifying the lower anchoring points for child seats

Fig. 79 On the vehicle seat: protective caps for the inner anchoring point

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Two retaining rings, also known as lower anchoring points, may be fitted to each outer rear seat.

Overview of installation with ISOFIX

The following table lists where and how ISOFIX child seats can be fastened at the lower anchoring points on the individual seats in the vehicle according to European Directive ECE-R 16.

The body weight permissible for the child seat and the size class A to G are indicated on the label attached to child seats with universal or semi-universal certification.

  Group (weight class)
Group 0: up to 10 kg Group 0: up to 10 kg Group 1: 9 to 18 kg
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
Direction of installation Rear-facing
(opposite to driving direction)
Rear-facing
(opposite to driving direction)
Rear-facing
(opposite to driving direction)
Forward-facing
(in driving direction)
Size class F G C D E C D A B B1
Installation on the front passenger seat Seat without anchoring points, not attached with ISOFIX/LATCH
Installation on outer seats on the rear bench seat IL-SU IL-SU IL-SU IUF/IL-SU
Installation on middle seat on the rear bench seat Seat without anchoring points, not attached with ISOFIX/LATCH

X: seat not suitable for securing an ISOFIX child seat from this group.

IL-SU: seat suitable for installing an ISOFIX child seat with semi-universal approval, refer to vehicle list from child seat manufacturer.

IUF: seat suitable for installing an ISOFIX child seat with universal approval and securing with top tether.

Child seats with fixed attachments

Insert guides can be used to install a child seat with rigid attachments. Insert guides facilitate installation and protect the seat covers. The insert guides in some cases are part of the scope of supply for the child seat or can be obtained from your Volkswagen dealership. If necessary, the insert guides are latched onto the two anchoring points in the vehicle  .

Child seats with adjustable attachment belts

WARNING

The lower anchoring points for the child seats are not fastening rings. Fit child seats to the lower anchoring points only.

NOTICE

The protective caps should always be attached to the lower anchoring points when no child seat is fitted to the vehicle's anchoring points.

Securing child seats with a seat belt
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings It is permissible to fasten child seats with universal written on the orange label to the seats using the seat belt, but ...

Securing child seats with the top tether
Fig. 80 Retaining rings for the top tether on the back of the rear bench seat First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Observe the instructions provided by th ...

Other materials:

Assembly overview - wing
Volkswagen R GmbH, optional equipment, “R Line” and “R”       Note Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar. 1 -  Wing Removing and installing → Cha ...

Warning lamp
Fig. 57 Warning lamp in the instrument cluster Fig. 58 Seat belt status for the rear seats in the instrument cluster First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lights up or flashes Possible cause Solution ...

Removing and installing storage compartment
Special tools and workshop equipment required       Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783- Removing –  Unbolt front seat and tilt it towards rear. Do not remove ...

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