Children in car seats should sit in a rear seating position of your vehicle. Research shows that children in the front seat are at 40% greater risk of injury, compared with children in the rear (Effects of Seating Position and Appropriate Restraint Use on the Risk of Injury to Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes, Pediatrics 2005). Children are shown to be safer in an appropriate rear seat, whether a vehicle has conventional air bags, advanced air bags, or no air bags at all.
If your vehicle has a center rear position available, and it has appropriate seat belts or LATCH anchors for using your car seat, Dorel recommends using that seating position.
Warning: Never place a child rear-facing in a seating position with an active frontal airbag.