Terms & Technologies

Child Safety Features (All)

What’s the Benefit?

These features help parents and caregivers take good care of their younger passengers when driving.

The Feature:

Several features are aimed at enhancing protection for kids.

  • Child-proof rear door locks prevent children from opening the rear doors from the inside.
    • A simple mechanical lever located near the latch on the rear door activates the feature.
  • Models featuring a trunk are equipped with an emergency trunk release that glows in the dark, allowing the trunk to be opened from the inside.
  • The second rows of all Honda vehicles are equipped with child-seat tether anchors and a child-seat mounting system called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
    • This system uses both the upper child-seat tether anchors and lower anchors at the outboard seating positions.
    • When used with a LATCH-compatible child seat, it provides attachment points between the child seat and vehicle to help ensure the proper mounting of the child seat.
  • All vehicles also include lockable seat-belt retractors for securing a child seat in the rear seats with a 3-point seat belt.
    • To use the system, place the child seat in the rear seat, pull the entire seat belt out of the retractor reel, buckle it, then let the retractor take up the slack so that the child seat is secured.
  • Be sure to follow the directions in the child-seat and vehicle owner’s manuals.