Volvo rear middle seat belt

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Volvo rear middle seat belt

I have a 1986 Volvo 240 DL Wagon. I've been trying to put a Cosco Alpha Omega in the rear middle seat w/o much luck. The side-to-side play is 4+ inches rather than the 1-2" the instructions say are acceptable. We got the AO for the baby that's on the way. We don't want to have to put the baby's seat in a rear side seat because we have a five year old with friends and might need to get three kids back there; the middle, lap-belt-only seat is no good for kids in boosters.

Because of some of other things I've read & heard about the AO, we're thinking of taking it back anyway. But my question is this: Am I going to have the same problem with sideways movement with any other car seat? I'm thinking that there's something about the seat or belt--the belt's anchors are too widely placed, or something like that maybe. Does anyone have any experience with this? (I'll be checking w/ some of the local installation folks too.)


D. Oldham


Carseats will vary...

Unfortunately, some cars just don't work with some carseats for various reasons. You may have to try a few to find out. Some stores may let you try their floor models in the parking lot to save you the hassle of a return. In the end, a local carseat tech is the best resource.

You can also try the "Compatibility" link at the top, under the banner. Sometimes you might find similar models or years and get some suggestions that way.

If possible, please also post the age and weight of your child, and whether or not you are using a tether. Thanks.

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