Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Correct positioning for children

Always secure children in a child safety seat designed for the body size, weight, and age of the child.

You can secure child safety seats in your vehicle using the lower LATCH anchors or the safety belts. You can also secure child safety seats to the top tether anchor. Depending on the child safety seat, it may also be necessary to secure it to the top tether anchor. In Canada, securing forward- facing child safety seats to the top tether anchors is required by law.

Always transport children in the rear seats

Accident statistics show that children that are secured correctly in the rear seats are safer than in front seats. Always transport children in suitable child safety seats secured on the rear seats.

In exceptional circumstances: transporting children in the front passenger's seat

If exceptional circumstances require the child safety seat to be placed on the front passenger's seat, then the front passenger's airbag must be deactivated. Please note the important information for this. If you must secure a forward-facing child safety seat, move the front passenger's seat as far back as possible so that it is as far as possible from the front passenger's airbag. While doing this, make sure the seat can be adjusted all the way.

Only switch to a larger child safety seat when absolutely necessary

Switch to a larger child safety seat only when absolutely necessary. Secure your child using a safety belt without a child safety seat only if all of the following statements are true:

  • The child is large enough to sit upright in the seat
  • The child is able to sit with his or her back resting completely on the seat backrest
  • The child is able to sit with his or her knees bent over the edge of the seat surface
  • The child is able to sit with both of his or her feet completely touching the floor in the footwell
  • The lap portion of the safety belt lies flat and securely over the hip area and never over the stomach
  • The shoulder portion of the safety belt lies flat and securely over the center of the shoulder and the chest, and never under the arm, behind the back, or over the neck or face.
  • The child is able to maintain this seating position throughout the entire trip

Read and follow the important information and warnings regarding the correct use of safety belts.


  • Child safety seats can also be secured to seats with side airbags. In the event of an accident, children can also be protected by the side airbags if the child is correctly secured in a suitable child safety seat that is attached correctly.
  • The lower LATCH anchors as well as the safety belt may be required to correctly install some child safety seats. Using both at the same time is permitted, provided that the fastening systems or safety belts do not impair those in an adjacent seating position.
  • All child safety seats are constructed so that they can be secured using the lap safety belt in the vehicle.
  • Child safety seats with a load leg can only be secured to the outer rear seats and to the front passenger's seat.


     Securing child safety seats to the lower LATCH anchors

    Fig. 65 Rear bench seat: lower LATCH anchors In the United States and Canada, child safety seats can be secured without safety belts using the LATCH system. LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers

     Securing child safety seats belt

    Observe the safety precautions. The front passenger's seat is a dangerous location for a child, even with an advanced airbag system. If exceptional circumstances require the child safety seat to be pl

     Additionally securing a child safety seat to the top tether anchor

    Fig. 66 Rear backrest: top tether anchors to secure a child safety seat with an upper belt Fig. 67 Rear backrest: securing the upper belt to the top tether anchor Observe the safety precautions. Th


     Seat Pan Cover and Cushion, Separating

    Seat Pan Cover and Cushion, Separating, Standard/Folding Seat Special tools and workshop equipment required Upholstery Clip Pliers -VAG1634- Removing - Remove seat cover with seat cushion for seat pan. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Pan Cover and Padding, Removing and Installing,

     Checking coolant

    Fig. 150 Engine compartment - coolant expansion tank (diagram): 1 cover; 2 markings Observe the safety precautions. Checking the coolant level Park the vehicle on a level surface. Switch the ignition off. Open the hood. Check the coolant level in the coolant expansion tank fig. 146 using th

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