Jaguar S-Type. Service manual - part 16


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Jaguar S-Type. Service manual - part 16




Child Safety



Choosing a suitable child seat

Before you buy a child seat, it is important 
to note that your child’s weight, rather 
than age, determines the type of seat that 
is required.

Jaguar recommends that a rear-facing 
seat with a harness, properly installed 
in a rear seat, is used for as long as 
your infant’s development allows.

Avoid travelling with your infant 
forward-facing until they are between 9 to 
18 kg (20 to 40 lb) and able to sit up 
unaided. Up to the age of two, a child’s 
spine and neck are not sufficiently 
developed to avoid injury in a frontal 

Always use the top tether to secure a 
forward-facing child seat where 
 (See page 73.)


Buckle Everyone. Children Age 12 and Under in Back.





Birth to 1 year at 
least 9 to10 kg (20 to 
22 lb).

Over 1 year and Over 
9 to 18 kg (20 - 40 

Over 18 kg (40 lb)
Ages 4 - 8, unless 
145 cm (4’9”).


Infant only or rear 
facing, convertible.

Convertible / 

Belt positioning 
booster seat.



Rear-facing only.





Children to 1 year 
and at least 9 kg (20 
lb) in rear-facing 
Harness straps at or 
below shoulder level.

Harness straps 
should be at or 
above shoulders.
Most seats require 
top slot for 

Belt positioning 
booster seats must 
be used with both 
lap and shoulder 
Make sure the 
lapbelt fits low and 
tight across the 
lap/upper thigh area 
and the shoulder belt 
fits snug crossing 
the chest and 
shoulder to avoid 
abdominal injuries.


All children age 12 
and under should 
ride in the back seat.

All children age 12 
and under should 
ride in the back seat.

All children age 12 
and under should 
ride in the back seat.

Child Safety



It is also important to consider how you 
plan to use the child seat. For longer 
journeys, a reclining seat may offer added 
comfort and support for a sleeping child, 
while a lightweight design may be easier 
to lift in and out of the vehicle.

It is also worth noting that some children 
are more suited to a harness-style seat 
than a booster seat during their toddler 

We strongly advise that you do not buy or 
use a second-hand child seat. The seat 
may have been used inappropriately, or 
involved in an accident. In such 
circumstances, the seat may not protect 
your child.

Because child seats vary in shape, certain 
designs may be more stable when 
mounted on the outer rear seating 
positions, rather than in the center.

Always check that the child seat can be 
mounted securely in the required 
position: if in doubt, speak to your Jaguar 

Automatic locking reel (ALR)

The passenger seat belts (not the driver’s) 
have a special locking mechanism which 
aids the retention of child seats. The 
procedure to install a child seat is as 

1. Place the child seat in the vehicle, 

attach the seat belt and secure the 
buckle in accordance with the 
manufacturer’s fitting instructions.

2. Pull on the shoulder section of the 

seat belt to unreel all of the remaining 
webbing to the limit of travel. This will 
engage the automatic locking feature, 
which then acts as a ratchet, allowing 
the webbing ONLY to retract.

3. Allow the seat belt to retract onto the 

child seat (a clicking sound will 
confirm that the ratchet has engaged), 
while firmly pushing the child seat into 
the vehicle seat.

4. Make sure that there is no slack in the 

seat belt by pulling upwards on the 
shoulder belt immediately above the 
child restraint. This seat belt should 
be now be locked and the child seat 
held firmly in position.

When the child seat is removed and all of 
the seat belt webbing is allowed to 
retract, the seat belt locking mechanism 
reverts to normal operation.

Booster seats

If a booster seat is used, position the lap 
section of the adult seat belt over the 
child’s pelvis. The diagonal seat belt 
should rest on the child’s shoulder, not 
the neck.


Safe use of child restraints

Make sure there is no slack in the 
webbing and the restraint fits the child 
snugly across the rib cage and hips. 
These are the parts of the body most able 
to take the force of an impact.
• make sure that the path and position 

of an integral harness across the 
shoulders is appropriate for your 
child’s development – consult the 
manufacturer’s instructions.

• The lap strap should pass across the 

top of the child’s thighs, bearing on 
the pelvis, not the abdominal area.


Child Safety


• Adjust the harness every time, so that 

one or two fingers only can be 
inserted between the child and 
harness. Different clothing on a child 
can make a difference to the correct 
fitting of the harness.

• Make sure the harness webbing is not 


• Never modify the seat harness or 

buckles, as this may affect the quick 
release mechanism.

• Always secure your child correctly, 

even for the shortest journey.

• Follow the seat manufacturer’s 

instructions for harness adjustments.

Make sure the child seat is securely fitted, 
and follow the check list on page 73.

LATCH child restraint system

(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

Your vehicle is fitted with a set of LATCH 
brackets that allow the LATCH child seat 
to be secured directly and easily to the 
vehicle body without the use of adult seat 

Many injuries to children in accidents are 
caused by the incorrect fitting and 
tensioning of the adult seat belts, which 
are normally used to secure child seats. 
The LATCH system reduces the likelihood 
of incorrect fitting and is also quicker and 
simpler to use.

The LATCH system uses two anchorage 
loops and a top tether bracket fixed to the 
vehicle body. The LATCH child seat has 
two retractable lower catches that lock 
onto the anchorage loops and a strap that 
clips onto the top tether bracket. The 
child seat has a quick release mechanism 
to allow it to be removed easily.

The anchorage loop locations 
are highlighted by the small 
labels with a child seat graphic.

They are located approximately 

6.0 cm (2.5 inches) below each label. Pull 
back the side panel of the trim as 
indicated, see illustration above, to reveal 
the aperture and the loops.

To make sure that the LATCH child seat is 
installed safely, read all the information 
provided in this section.

Installing the LATCH seat

Caution: Always follow the 
manufacturer’s instructions supplied 
with the LATCH child seat. The 
following is to be considered only as a 

Child Safety



LATCH seats can only be installed in the 
rear outboard seating positions. If 
necessary, remove the head restraint.

LATCH seat with anchorage legs (1)

(See illustration on previous page.)

Fit the seat as follows:

1. Push the adult seat belt buckles into 

their stowage recesses, to make sure 
they do not interfere with the fitment 
of the child seat.

2. Make sure there is nothing 

obstructing the seat mounting 
mechanism at the anchorage points.

3. Release the lever on the rear of the 

seat and fully extend the two 
attachment legs on the child seat. 
Make sure that the hook at the end of 
each leg is open.

4. Position the attachment legs just in 

front of the trimmed apertures for the 
LATCH anchorage loops (see 
previous illustration). Push the 
anchorage leg through the trimmed 
aperture to engage with the vehicle’s 
anchorage loop. There should be an 
audible click.

5. Repeat Step 4 for the seat’s second 

anchorage leg.

6. Using firm and even pressure on both 

sides, push the child seat rearwards 
until it is secured firmly against the 
seat back. Make sure you do NOT 
trap the top tether strap behind the 
child seat.

7. Attach the top tether, refer to child 

restraint top tether anchorages on 
page 73.

8. As a final check, firmly pull both sides 

of the seat to confirm that it is 
correctly locked into position.








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