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    Marathon won't tighten?

    Hi, I currently have a Britax Marathon (ff) in my 2004 Kia Sorento. When I put my son in the seat and then I want to tighten the straps it won't tighten for me....it might move an inch or so.

    I'll strap and buckle him up and then pull on the tightening strap and no matter how hard I pull (up or down or straight out from the seat) it won't get any tighter and it should be tighter.

    Is this a problem with the seat or am I doing something wrong?

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    Re: Marathon won't tighten?

    Does it tighten ok if he's not in the seat? If so, it sounds like the seatbelt, or LATCH straps, may be possibly hanging up the carseat straps. Like they may be routed over the carseat's straps.

    Also, are you just tugging hard one time? The marathon tightens by pull, release, pull, release, rather than one long pull.
    Emily (7.5) Monterey / Eleanor (4) Frontier 85 / Samantha (22 months) RF Radian

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    Re: Marathon won't tighten?

    Are the straps routed properly at the back?

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    Re: Marathon won't tighten?

    thank you, I'll get my hubby to check the seat tonight.

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