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1-2. Child safety

1-2.Child safety

“PASSENGER AIR BAG” indica-
tor

The “ON” indicator light turns on when the 
airbag system is on (only when the engine 
switch is in IGNITION ON mode).

Airbag manual on-off switch

Insert the mechanical key into the cyl-

inder and rotate to the “OFF” position.

The “OFF” indicator light turns on (only 
when the engine switch is in IGNITION 
ON mode).

“PASSENGER AIR BAG” indicator 

information

If any of the following problems occur, it is 

possible that there is a malfunction in the 

system. Have the vehicle inspected by any 

authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus author-

ized repairer, or any reliable repairer.

Neither “ON” nor “OFF” comes on.

The indicator light does not change when 

the airbag manual on-off switch is 

switched to “ON” or “OFF”.

Airbag manual on-off system

This system deactivates the front 
passenger airbag and seat cushion 
airbag.
Only deactivate the airbags when 
using a child restraint system on the 
front passenger seat.

System components

Deactivating the front seat pas-
senger

A

B

WARNING

When installing a child restraint sys-

tem

For safety reasons, always install a child 

restraint system in a rear seat. In the 

event that the rear seat cannot be used, 

the front seat can be used as long as the 

airbag manual on-off system is set to 

“OFF”.

If the airbag manual on-off system is left 

on, the strong impact of the airbag 

deployment (inflation) may cause serious 

injury or even death.

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For safety and security

WARNING

When a child restraint system is not 

installed on the front passenger seat

Ensure that the airbag manual on-off sys-

tem is set to “ON”.

If it is left off, the airbag may not deploy in 

the event of an accident, which may 

result in serious injury or even death.

Riding with children

Observe the following precautions 
when children are in the vehicle.
Use a child restraint system appro-
priate for the child, until the child 
becomes large enough to properly 
wear the vehicle’s seat belt.

It is recommended that children 
sit in the rear seats to avoid acci-
dental contact with the shift lever, 
wiper switch, etc.

Use the rear door child-protector 
lock or the window lock switch to 
avoid children opening the door 
while driving or operating the 
power window accidentally. 
(

P.115, 234)

Do not let small children operate 
equipment which may catch or 
pinch body parts, such as the 
power window, hood, back door, 
seats etc.

WARNING

When children are in the vehicle

Never leave children unattended in the 

vehicle, and never allow children to have 

or use the key.
Children may be able to start the vehicle 

or shift the vehicle into neutral. There is 

also a danger that children may injure 

themselves by playing with the windows, 

the moon roof or panoramic moon roof, 

or other features of the vehicle. In addi-

tion, heat build-up or extremely cold 

temperatures inside the vehicle can be 

fatal to children.

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Points to remember: P.42
When using a child restraint system: 
P.43
Child restraint system compatibility for 
each seating position: P.46
Child restraint system installation 
method
• Fixed with a seat belt: P.53
• Fixed with an ISOFIX lower anchor-

age: P.55

• Using a top tether anchorage: P.56

Prioritize and observe the warn-
ings, as well as the laws and regula-
tions for child restraint systems.

Use a child restraint system until the 
child becomes large enough to 
properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt.

Choose a child restraint system 
appropriate to the age and size of 
the child.

Note that not all child restraint sys-
tems can fit in all vehicles.
Before using or purchasing a child 
restraint system, check the compati-
bility of the child restraint system 
with seat positions. (

P.46)

Child restraint systems

Before installing a child restraint 
system in the vehicle, there are pre-
cautions that need to be observed, 
different types of child restraint sys-
tems, as well as installation meth-
ods, etc., written in this manual.

Use a child restraint system when 
riding with a small child that can-
not properly use a seat belt. For 
the child’s safety, install the child 
restraint system to a second-row 
seat. Be sure to follow the installa-
tion method that is in the opera-
tion manual enclosed with the 
restraint system.

The use of a Lexus genuine child 
restraint system is recom-
mended, as it is safer to use in this 
vehicle. Lexus genuine child 
restraint systems are made specif-
ically for Lexus vehicles. They can 
be purchased at a Lexus dealer.

Table of contents

Points to remember

WARNING

When a child is riding

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

For effective protection in automobile 

accidents and sudden stops, a child 

must be properly restrained, using a 

seat belt or child restraint system 

which is correctly installed. For installa-

tion details, refer to the operation man-

ual enclosed with the child restraint 

system. General installation instruction 

is provided in this manual.

Lexus strongly urges the use of a 

proper child restraint system that con-

forms to the weight and size of the 

child, installed on the second-row seat. 

According to accident statistics, the 

child is safer when properly restrained 

in the second-row seat than in the front 

seat.

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For safety and security

When installing a child restraint 
system to a front passenger seat

For the safety of a child, install child 
restraint systems to second-row seats. 
When installing child restraint system 
to a front passenger seat is unavoida-
ble, adjust the seat as follows and install 
the child restraint system.

Move the seat fully rearward

Adjust the seatback angle to the 
most upright position.

When installing a forward-facing child 
seat, if there is a gap between the child seat 
and the seatback, adjust the seatback 
angle until good contact is achieved.

Move the seat height to the upper 
most position

If the head restraint interferes with 
your child restraint system, and the 
head restraint can be removed, 
remove the head restraint. Other-
wise, put the head restraint in the 
upper most position.

WARNING

Holding a child in your or someone 

else’s arms is not a substitute for a child 

restraint system. In an accident, the 

child can be crushed against the wind-

shield or between the holder and the 

interior of the vehicle.

Handling the child restraint system

If the child restraint system is not prop-

erly fixed in place, the child or other pas-

sengers may be seriously injured or even 

killed in the event of sudden braking, sud-

den swerving, or an accident.

If the vehicle were to receive a strong 

impact from an accident, etc., it is pos-

sible that the child restraint system has 

damage that is not readily visible. In 

such cases, do not reuse the restraint 

system.

Depending on the child restraint sys-

tem, installation may be difficult or 

impossible. In those cases, check 

whether the child restraint system is 

suitable for installment in the vehicle. 

(

P.46) Be sure to install and 

observe the usage rules after carefully 

reading the child restraint system fixing 

method in this manual, as well as the 

operation manual enclosed with the 

child restraint system.

Keep the child restraint system prop-

erly secured on the seat even if it is not 

in use. Do not store the child restraint 

system unsecured in the passenger 

compartment.

If it is necessary to detach the child 

restraint system, remove it from the 

vehicle or store it securely in the lug-

gage compartment.

When using a child restraint sys-
tem

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WARNING

When using a child restraint system

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Never use a rear-facing child restraint 

system on the front passenger seat 

when the airbag manual on-off switch 

is on. (

P.40)

The force of the rapid inflation of the 

front passenger airbag can cause 

death or serious injury to children in 

the event of an accident.

There is a label(s) on the passenger 

side sun visor, indicating it is forbidden 

to attach a rear-facing child restraint 

system to the front passenger seat.

Details of the label(s) are shown in the 

illustration below.

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For safety and security

WARNING

WARNING

Only put a forward-facing child 

restraint system on the front seat when 

unavoidable. When installing a for-

ward-facing child restraint on the front 

passenger seat, move the seat as far 

back as possible. Failing to do so may 

result in death or serious injury if the 

airbags deploy (inflate).

Do not allow the child to lean his/her 

head or any part of his/her body 

against the door or the area of the seat, 

front or rear pillars, or roof side rails 

from which the SRS side airbags or 

SRS curtain shield airbags deploy even 

if the child is seated in the child 

restraint system. It is dangerous if the 

SRS side airbags and curtain shield 

airbags inflate, and the impact could 

cause death or serious injury to the 

child.

When a junior seat is installed, always 

ensure that the shoulder belt is posi-

tioned across the center of the child’s 

shoulder. The belt should be kept away 

from the child’s neck, but not so that it 

could fall off the child’s shoulder.

Use child restraint system suitable to 

the age and size of the child and install 

it to the rear seat.

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Child restraint system compatibil-
ity for each seating position

Compatibility of each seating position 
with child restraint systems (

P.47) 

displays the type of child restraint sys-
tems that can be used and possible 
seating positions for installation using 
symbols. Also, the recommended child 
restraint system that is suitable for your 
child can be selected.
Otherwise, check [Recommended 
child restraint systems and Compatibil-
ity table] for recommended child 
restraint systems. (

P.50)

Check the selected child restraint sys-
tem together with the following 
[Before confirming the compatibility of 
each seating position with child 
restraint systems].

Before confirming the compatibil-
ity of each seating position with 
child restraint systems

1

Checking the child restraint system 
standards.
Use a child restraint system that 
conforms to UN(ECE) R44

*1

 or 

UN(ECE) R129

*1, 2

.

The following approval mark is dis-
played on child restraint systems 
which are conformed.
Check for an approval mark 
attached to the child restraint sys-
tem.

Example of the displayed regulation num-
ber

UN(ECE) R44 approval mark

*3

The weight range of the child who is 
applicable for an UN(ECE) R44 
approval mark is indicated.

UN(ECE) R129 approval mark

*3

The height range of the child who is 
applicable as well as available 
weights for an UN(ECE) R129 
approval mark is indicated.

WARNING

If the driver’s seat interferes with the 

child restraint system and prevents it 

from being attached correctly, attach 

the child restraint system to the 

right-hand rear seat.

Child restraint system compati-
bility for each seating position

A

B

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For safety and security

2

Checking the category of the child 
restraint system.
Check the approval mark of the 
child restraint system for which of 
the following categories the child 
restraint system is suitable.
Also, if there are any uncertainties, 
check the user’s guide included 
with the child restraint system or 
contact the retailer of the child 
restraint system.

• “universal”
• “semi-universal”
• “restricted”
• “vehicle specific”

*1

: UN(ECE) R44 and UN(ECE) R129 

are U.N. regulations for child restraint 
systems.

*2

: The child restraint systems mentioned in 

the table may not be available outside of 
the EU area.

*3

: The displayed mark may differ depend-

ing on the product.

Compatibility of each seating posi-
tion with child restraint systems

Vehicles without third-row seats

Vehicles with third-row seats (Sec-
ond-row bench seat)

Vehicles with third-row seats (Sec-
ond-row separate seat)

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*1

: Move the front seat fully rearward. If the 

passenger seat height can be adjusted, 
move it to the upper most position.

*2

: Adjust the seatback angle to the most 

upright position. When installing a for-
ward-facing child seat, if there is a gap 
between the child seat and the 
seatback, adjust the seatback angle 
until good contact is achieved.

*3

: If the head restraint interferes with your 

child restraint system, and the head 
restraint can be removed, remove the 
head restraint.
Otherwise, put the head restraint in the 
upper most position.

*4

: Use only a front-facing child restraint 

system when the airbag manual on-off 
switch is on.

*5

: Not suitable for child restraint systems 

with support leg.

*1, 2, 3

*4

*2, 3

*2, 3, 5

*2, 3

*2, 3, 5

Suitable for “universal” category 
child restraint system fixed with 
the seat belt.
Suitable for child restraint systems 
given on recommended child 
restraint systems and compatibility 
table (

P.50)

Suitable for i-Size and ISOFIX 
child restraint system.

Includes a top tether anchorage 
point.

Not suitable for child restraint sys-
tem.
Never use a rear-facing child 
restraint system on the front pas-
senger seat when the airbag man-
ual on-off switch is on.

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For safety and security

Detail information for CRS installation

ISOFIX child restraint systems are divided into different “fixture”. The child 
restraint system can be used in the seating positions for “fixture” mentioned in the 
table above. For kind of “fixture” relation, confirm the following table.
If your child restraint system has no kind of “fixture” (or if you cannot find informa-
tion in the table below), please refer to the child restraint system “vehicle list” for 
compatibility information or ask the retailer of your child seat.

Seating position

Seat position number

Airbag manual 

on-off switch

ON

OFF

Seating position suitable 

for universal belted 

(Yes/No)

Yes

Forward 

facing 

only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

i-Size seating position 

(Yes/No)

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Seating position suitable 

for lateral fixture 

(L1/L2/No)

No

No

No

No

No

No

Suitable rearward facing 

fixture 

(R1/R2X/R2/R3/No)

No

No

R1, R2X, 

R2, R3

No

R1, R2X, 

R2, R3

No

Suitable forward facing fix-

ture (F2X/F2/F3/No)

No

No

F2X, F2, 

F3

No

F2X, F2, 

F3

No

Suitable junior seat fixture 

(B2/B3/No)

No

No

B2, B3

No

B2, B3

No

Fixture

Description

F3

Full-height, forward-facing child restraint systems

F2

Reduced-height forward-facing child restraint systems

F2X

Reduced-height forward-facing child restraint systems

R3

Full-size, rearward-facing child restraint systems

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Recommended child restraint systems and Compatibility table

The child restraint systems mentioned in the table may not be available outside the 

R2

Reduced-size, rearward-facing child restraint systems

R2X

Reduced-size, rearward-facing child restraint systems

R1

Rearward-facing infant seat

L1

Left lateral-facing (carrycot) infant seat

L2

Right lateral-facing (carrycot) infant seat

B2

Junior seat

B3

Junior seat

Mass groups

Recommended Child 

Restraint System

Seating position

Airbag manual 

on-off switch

ON

OFF

0, 0+
Up to 13 kg (28 
lb.)

G0+ BABY SAFE PLUS 
(Yes/No)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

G0+ BABY SAFE PLUS 
with SEAT BELT FIXA-
TION, BASE PLAT-
FORM (Yes/No)

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

I
9 to 18 kg (20 to 
39 lb.)

DUO PLUS (Yes/No)

Yes

Belt fix 

only

Yes

Belt fix 

only

Yes

No

Yes

No

II, III
15 to 36 kg (34 
to 79 lb.)

KIDFIX XP SICT 
(Yes/No)

Yes

Belt fix 

only

Yes

Belt fix 

only

Yes

Yes
Belt 

fix 

only

Yes

No

MAXI PLUS (Yes/No)

Yes

Belt fix 

only

Yes

Belt fix 

only

Yes

Yes
Belt 

fix 

only

Yes

Yes
Belt 

fix 

only

Fixture

Description

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For safety and security

EU area.
When securing some types of child 
restraint systems in rear seat, it may not 
be possible to properly use the seat 
belts in positions next to the child 
restraint without interfering with it or 
affecting seat belt effectiveness. Be 
sure your seat belt fits snugly across 
your shoulder and low on your hips. If it 
does not, or if it interferes with the child 
restraint, move to a different position. 
Failure to do so may result in death or 
serious injury.

When installing a child restraint in 
the rear seats, adjust the front seat 
so that it does not interfere with the 
child or child restraint system.

When installing a child seat with 
support base, if the child seat inter-
feres with the seatback when latch-
ing it into the support base, adjust 
the seatback rearward until there is 

no interference.

If the seat belt shoulder anchor is 
ahead of the child seat belt guide, 
move the seat cushion forward.

When installing a junior seat, if the 
child in your child restraint system is 
in a very upright position, adjust the 
seatback angle to the most comfort-
able position. And if the seat belt 
shoulder anchor is ahead of the 
child seat belt guide, move the seat 
cushion forward.

Confirm with the operation manual enclosed with the child restraint system about 
the installation of the child restraint system.

Child restraint system installation method

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For safety and security

*

: The third-row seats are not equipped with ISOFIX lower anchorages.

Installing child restraint system 
using a seat belt

Install the child restraint system in 
accordance to the operation manual 
enclosed with the child restraint sys-
tem.
If the child restraint system on hand is 

Top tether anchorage 

attachment

Bench-type second-row seats:

P.56

Separate-type second-row seats:

Third-row seats

*

:

Installation method

Page

Child restraint system fixed with 
a seat belt

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not within the “universal” category (or 
the necessary information is not in the 
table), refer to the “Vehicle List” pro-
vided by the child restraint system 
maker for various possible installation 
positions, or check the compatibility 
after asking the retailer of the child 
seat. (

P.46, 47)

1

If installing the child restraint sys-
tem to the front passenger seat is 
unavoidable, refer to P.43for the 
front passenger seat adjustment.

2

Adjust the seatback angle to the 
most upright position.

When installing a forward-facing child 

seat, if there is a gap between the child seat 

and the seatback, adjust the seatback 

angle until good contact is achieved.

3

If the head restraint interferes with 
the child restraint system installa-
tion and the head restraint can be 
removed, remove the head 
restraint. Otherwise, put the head 
restraint in the upper most position. 
(

P.224)

4

Run the seat belt through the child 
restraint system and insert the plate 
into the buckle. Make sure that the 
belt is not twisted. Securely fix the 
seat belt to the child restraint sys-
tem in accordance to the directions 

enclosed with the child restraint 
system.

5

If your child restraint system is not 
equipped with a lock-off (a seat belt 
locking feature), secure the child 
restraint system using a locking clip.

6

After installing the child restraint 
system, rock it back and forth to 
ensure that it is installed securely. 
(

P.55)

Removing a child restraint system 
installed with a seat belt

Press the buckle release button and 
fully retract the seat belt.

When releasing the buckle, the child 
restraint system may spring up due to the 
rebound of the seat cushion. Release the 
buckle while holding down the child 
restraint system.
Since the seat belt automatically reels itself, 
slowly return it to the stowing position.

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For safety and security

When installing a child restraint system

You may need a locking clip to install the 

child restraint system. Follow the instruc-

tions provided by the manufacturer of the 

system. If your child restraint system does 

not provide a locking clip, you can purchase 

the following item from any authorized 

Lexus retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, 

or any reliable repairer: Locking clip for 

child restraint system

(Part No. 73119-22010)

ISOFIX lower anchorages 
(ISOFIX child restraint system)

Lower anchorages are provided for the 
outboard second-row seats. (Tags dis-
playing the location of the anchorages 
are attached to the seats.)

Installation with ISOFIX lower 
anchorages (ISOFIX child 
restraint system)

Install the child restraint system in 
accordance to the operation manual 
enclosed with the child restraint sys-
tem.
If the child restraint system on hand is 
not within the “universal” category (or 
the necessary information is not in the 
table), refer to the “Vehicle List” pro-
vided by the child restraint system 
maker for various possible installation 
positions, or check the compatibility 
after asking the retailer of the child 
seat. (

P.46, 47)

1

Adjust the seatback angle to the 
most upright position.

When installing a forward-facing child 

seat, if there is a gap between the child seat 

WARNING

When installing a child restraint sys-

tem

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Do not allow children to play with the 

seat belt. If the seat belt becomes 

twisted around a child’s neck, it may 

lead to choking or other serious inju-

ries that could result in death. If this 

occurs and the buckle cannot be 

unfastened, scissors should be used to 

cut the belt.

Ensure that the belt and plate are 

securely locked and the seat belt is not 

twisted.

Shake the child restraint system left 

and right, and forward and backward 

to ensure that it has been securely 

installed.

After securing a child restraint system, 

never adjust the seat.

When a junior seat is installed, always 

ensure that the shoulder belt is posi-

tioned across the center of the child’s 

shoulder. The belt should be kept away 

from the child’s neck, but not so that it 

could fall off the child’s shoulder.

Follow all installation instructions pro-

vided by the child restraint system 

manufacturer.

Child restraint system fixed with 
ISOFIX lower anchorages

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and the seatback, adjust the seatback 

angle until good contact is achieved.

2

If the head restraint interferes with 
the child restraint system installa-
tion and the head restraint can be 
removed, remove the head 
restraint. Otherwise, put the head 
restraint in the upper most position. 
(

P.224)

3

Check the positions of the exclu-
sive fixing bars, and install the child 
restraint system to the seat.

The bars are installed in the clearance 

between the seat cushion and seatback.

4

After installing the child restraint 
system, rock it back and forth to 
ensure that it is installed securely. 
(

P.55)

Top tether anchorages

Top tether anchorages are provided 
for the following seats:
Use top tether anchorages when fixing 
the top strap.

Bench-type second-row seats

Top tether anchorages
Top strap

Separate-type second-row seats

Top tether anchorages

WARNING

When installing a child restraint sys-

tem

Observe the following precautions. 

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

After securing a child restraint system, 

never adjust the seat.

When using the lower anchorages, be 

sure that there are no foreign objects 

around the anchorages and that the 

seat belt is not caught behind the child 

restraint system.

Follow all installation instructions pro-

vided by the child restraint system 

manufacturer.

Using a top tether anchorage

A
B

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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