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Audi Q3: Securing child safety seats to the lower LATCH anchors

Audi Q3 2018-2023 Owner's Manual / Starting and driving / Sitting correctly and safely / Securing child safety seats to the lower LATCH anchors

Sitting correctly and safely
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 for Children. In Canada, similar systems are called UCRA, LUAS, or UAS.

The lower LATCH anchors in your vehicle are located on the outer seats of the rear bench seat between the seat surface and the backrest. These seating locations each have two lower LATCH anchors that can be used to secure a LATCH child safety seat. Marking points with a fig. 65 symbol are located on the covers for the lower LATCH anchors. You can locate the LATCH anchors using the marking points.

  • Applies to: vehicles with forward/back adjustable rear bench seat: Move the rear seat all the way back.
  • Activate the child safety lock.
  • Remove the cover from both lower LATCH anchors.
  • If you secure a child safety seat to the rear seat, secure any unused safety belts that are within reach of the child.
  • Secure the child safety seat according to the child safety seat manufacturer instructions.
  • Pull on the child safety seat to check if both sides are engaged correctly in the LATCH anchors.
  • If possible, also secure the child safety seat to the respective top tether anchor in the vehicle.


The LATCH anchors in the vehicle are only designed for child safety seats with the LATCH system. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, never secure other child restraint systems, belts, or objects to the anchors.


The LATCH anchors are designed for a total weight (child and child safety seat combined) up to 65 lbs (29 kg). If the total weight is greater than this, the child safety seat must be secured with the vehicle safety belt.


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