As far as I can recall, Britax in Sweden recommends replacing the car seat if the speed is 15+ km/h. You need to divide that by 1,64 in order to get that in mph. Adventuredad co-operates with Britax in Sweden.My DH was rear-ended. No passengers in the car. We have a Britax Multi-Tech behind the passenger's seat. Does this need to be replaced?
We also have a TrueFit Premier behind the drivers seat. Anyone know policy/recommendations on that one as well?
Yeah, but what is an accident exactly? What if you scratch the paint during off-road or ground the car? What if go over a speed ramp with high speed and the whole car jumps violently? For me this 'any accident' thing is a bit too vague leaving to individuals to decide what qualifies as a legitimate reason to change the car seat. I think manufacturers should be more specific and give guidelines like the American authorities.
Some insurance companies say seats need to be replaced in accidents over 10 mph, some when airbag deploy, some replace after accident at any speed and there are those who basically don't want to replace seats even in high speed collisions.A traffic collision (motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, or car crash) occurs when a road vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other geographical or architectural obstacle.
We got lucky since our insurance replaced our seat no problem, but Our car was totaled (written off completely) and the air bags didn't deploy. I think insurance companies have to (or should have to?) bend to manufacturer guidelines, not just make up their own.There are no exact guidelines for what an "accident" is since it varies so much by country. It's normally:
Some insurance companies say seats need to be replaced in accidents over 10 mph, some when airbag deploy, some replace after accident at any speed and there are those who basically don't want to replace seats even in high speed collisions.
I would not call "What if go over a speed ramp with high speed and the whole car jumps violently" an accident. Your TWE is half jokingly described as being able to survice a nuclear explosion. The seat is simply unbelievably strong.
The main issue is that insurance companies in various countries have such different policies.
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