3rd Row Child Car Seats - Need Advice!

notabearish1

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Hello All,

I am planning to purchase our first 2008 LR3 HSE on Thursday and did a lot of research (thanks to all of these detailed threads). However, I am not sure if I get a clear understanding regarding the safety of placing a 4 year old in a car seat in the 3rd row. Does the LR3 manual make any comments about this? Is it safe to place a car seat back there?

Your responses are kindly appreciated!
 

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Hello All,

I am planning to purchase our first 2008 LR3 HSE on Thursday and did a lot of research (thanks to all of these detailed threads). However, I am not sure if I get a clear understanding regarding the safety of placing a 4 year old in a car seat in the 3rd row. Does the LR3 manual make any comments about this? Is it safe to place a car seat back there?

Your responses are kindly appreciated!

There r provisions to putting booster and car seats in the third row. Just not the latch system. There r anchors over the top that connect behind the third seat. There was just a thread posted on some one who did this with both seats. Hope this helps.
 

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Per joecool's comments, there are anchors for tethering the head restraint strap hidden just under the floor to the outboard side tucked slightly under the rear floor overhang - I missed them initially and was scratching my head... You will need to use seatbelts and a seatbelt locking clip (the "H" shaped peice of metal) to secure them.

I'm not really fond of doing so, but I have loaded up the truck with 4 car seats in the past...
 

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It is safe to put them back there. You don't need the h clip
You can just pull the seat belt out all the way and it will self lock as you
Tighten it
 

notabearish1

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After installing both car seats I noticed it not an issue at all. Thanks for the replies!
 

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i just got my new car seat from a nearby car parts and accessories shop here... Actually, I was also thinking of putting it at the third row but I read an article that it is not an ideal location for a child safety seat. It is said that the best placement for it is in the 2nd row. Since 2nd rows are farther away from a point of impact in a front or rear collision and the middle second row seat is the absolute preferred placement.
 
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I have a 8 year old and a 3 year old and they like to sit in the 3rd row and with 8 air bags and a steel safety cage I don't worry about it much. I know the middle is probably the safest place but that pretty much goes for anything doesn't it? Planes, trains..etc...
 

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Inertia belts typically tighten on impact, or hard yank.
I don't think they tighten when pulled or adjusted slowly.
 

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