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    Question Minivans with 2 tether bolts in 3rd row?

    I'm looking to purchase either a new or used minivan but I would like 2 tether bolts in the 3rd row.

    I currently have a FF seat and ideally I would have that in the 2nd row so I can have the 2 other car seats in the 3 row for a total of 3 car seats.

    I've read on this forum that a tether bolt can be installed on the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan but I have conflicting information from Dodge Canada and Dodge dealerships in the GTA.

    Thought I would ask the members here to get some help or insights on vehicles.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by hybrid88; 05-09-2010 at 08:28 AM.

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    Re: Minivans with 2 tether bolts in 3rd row

    Just replying to bump this up - I'm sure there's a list around here somewhere, but I don't know where. All I know is that the Mazda 5 has two TAs in the 3rd row (4 TAs total.)
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    Re: Minivans with 2 tether bolts in 3rd row

    Off the top of my head, the '99 and newer Ford Windstar minivans (not the Ford Freestar but the earlier Windstar model) has 3 tether anchors in the third row. The '99 and newer Windstars actually have tether anchors for each second row and third row seating position. The 2006-2010 Honda Odysseys also have 3 tether anchors in the third row in addition to tether anchors for each second row captain's chair. The 2004-2010 Toyota Sienna has 2 tether anchors in the third row (on the third row passenger side and center). The redesigned 2011 Sienna only has one third row tether anchor in the center instead of keeping the previous number or including a third tether anchor in the third row to compete with the current Odyssey model. The Odyssey is also being redesigned for the 2011 model year and I'm not aware yet of how many tether anchors it will have - hopefully Honda won't copy Toyota and reduce the Ody's number of tether anchors. 2001 Dodge Caravan/Chrysler T&C minivans are the only model year for those to have factory equipped top tether anchors in every rear seating position.
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