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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Securing child seats with the top tether

Fig. 74 Top tether straps fitted in the luggage compartment

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Child seats with the ISOFIX system and top tether must be secured on the outer seats of the second row of seats only.

  • Observe the instructions provided by the child seat manufacturer when fitting or removing the child seat  .
  • Release the backrest of the second row of seats and push the backrest forwards slightly   .
  • Remove the head restraint located behind the child seat and stow it securely in the vehicle   .
  • Guide the top tether of the child seat to the rear between the backrest and luggage compartment cover into the luggage compartment.
  • Fold back the seat backrest and push it firmly into the lock until it engages.
  • Attach the child seat to the lower anchoring points   .
  • Fasten the top tether to the retaining rings in the luggage compartment  .
  • Stretch the belt so that the child seat is positioned high on the backrest. If the seat or the backrest is readjusted the child seat must then also be checked to see that it is fitted securely and readjusted as necessary.


Child seats attached using the lower anchoring points and top tether must be fitted according to the instructions from the manufacturer. This could otherwise lead to severe injuries.
  • Never attach more than one top tether from a child seat to one retaining ring in the luggage compartment.
  • Use the bolted on side fastening rings only to attach the top tether.
  • Never attach the top tether to fastening rings other than those bolted on at the side.
  • Child seats with a top tether must be fitted only when there are three seats on the second row of seats.

A child seat may not be used together with the top tether if the net partition is installed.

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    Fig. 72 Cushion in the backrest of the outer seats in the second row of seats Fig. 73 ISOFIX retaining rings for ISOFIX child seats in the frames of the outer seats in the second row of seats ...

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