Cadillac Escalade: Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) - Child Restraints - Seats and Restraints - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)

The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation of a child restraint easier. The LATCH system uses anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the child restraint that are made for use with the LATCH system.

Make sure that a LATCH-compatible child restraint is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual.

When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must also use either the lower anchors or the safety belts to properly secure the child restraint. A child restraint must never be attached using only the top tether and anchor.

In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint that has LATCH attachments. The child restraint manufacturer will provide you with instructions on how to use the child restraint and its attachments. The following explains how to attach a child restraint with these attachments in your vehicle.

Not all vehicle seating positions or child restraints have lower anchors and attachments or top tether anchors and attachments.

Where to Put the Restraint
According to accident statistics, children and infants are safer when properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear seating position. We recommend tha ...

Lower Anchors
Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B). ...

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Driving on snow or ice
WARNING ► Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain), very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or “grip” under these condi ...

Rear Seats
A. Seat Adjustment Handle B. Reclining Seatback Strap C. Sliding Seat Lever Entering and Exiting the Third Row WARNING Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or fo ...

Transmission positions
Park position Do not shift the transmission into position P() unless the vehicle is stationary. The parking lock should not be used as a brake when parking. In addition to engaging the parking ...