Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    a1delacruz
    Guest

    Center armrest: Non-latch center position infant seat

    I recently bought a 2005 Armada and was installing a Graco infant seat in the center position. As pointed out in many other posts, I avoided using the inboard latch positions for a center location of the seat. Using the owners manual as a guide, I placed the seat in the center postion but once I placed the seat into the base, I noticed that the center armrest built into the seat could come down.

    I am wondering if anyone else has had any experiences with the center armrest coming into contact with a rear-facing seat.

    For now, I moved the seat to the outboard position and have used latch.

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
     
     

  3. #2
    Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    931
    We've discussed the armrest issue before i believe it was decided that if your vehicle manual says its a safe location for a car seat its safe to use. The armrest itself in most vehicles is basically a pillow so the likelihood it would come down and injure a child is small. The bigger worry is that many provide an opening into the trunk anything in the trunk could fly thru the hole in an accident.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •