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Buick Encore: Head Restraint Removal and Reinstallation

Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owners Manual / Seats and Restraints / Child Restraints / Head Restraint Removal and Reinstallation

The rear outboard head restraints can be removed if they interfere with the proper installation of the child restraint.

To remove the head restraint:

  1. Partially fold the seatback forward. See Rear Seats

Head Restraint Removal and Reinstallation

  1. Press both buttons on the head restraint posts at the same time, and pull up on the head restraint.
  2. Store the head restraint in a secure place.
  3. When the child restraint is removed, reinstall the head restraint before the seating position is used.

Warning

With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/ spinal injury in a crash. Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly.

To reinstall the head restraint:

Head Restraint Removal and Reinstallation

  1. Insert the head restraint posts into the holes in the top of the seatback. The notches on the posts must face the driver side of the vehicle.
  2. Push the head restraint down.

    If necessary, press the height adjustment release button to further lower the head restraint.

    See Rear Seats

  3. Try to move the head restraint to make sure it is locked in place.

Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash

Warning

A crash can damage the LATCH system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly secure the child restraint, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the LATCH system is working properly after a crash, see your dealer to have the system inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible.

If the vehicle has the LATCH system and it was being used during a crash, new LATCH system parts may be needed.

New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the LATCH system was not being used at the time of the crash.

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