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Old 10-27-2010, 09:38 AM
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Thumbs down Latches for infant car seat.

Really sucks that Ford does not have the safety hook in the backs seats for infants. The little metal loop that sticks out where the seat splits. Dodge and GM have them. Sucks. Talked to dealer today said its starting to be a big issue. Ford says these trucks are exempt to this law. Any Thoughts?
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:16 AM
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IDK why but I dont ever use them anyway. I guess I trust the seat belt not to break.. A good quality car seat will keep their bodys supported in the car seat. The straps and seatbelt keeps them in the truck. I guess if your seatbelt broke it would be a good back up to have.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:10 PM
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I agree with you 100%. I cannot believe that Ford would skimp out on the LATCH system. It is a much safer method of securing a child seat. Shame on you FORD! My 2009 F-150 had the LATCH system, why not htis truck??
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:46 PM
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Yeah it really sucks..piss poor on Fords part..
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It's not called a CAR seat for nothing....
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:03 PM
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Im with you Ryan. Call me paranoid but this is a must. Not only these trucks but every vehicle out there should have the safety hooks for the precious cargo. I have a 3 year old daughter. Im also employed by the Coroners office in Vegas. I've seen plenty of accidents to know that is ridiculous to say these vehicles are exempt. It would seriously bug me to no end every time I fastened her into the car seat, knowing that the only precautionary barrier she had was 1 seat belt!
Shame on Ford for this. I hope they pull their heads out and integrate the hooks into the next year model. Something so minor to some is major to others and could cause a person to go with another brand truck over some simple hooks! If they don't
have the hooks by the time Im ready to buy, looks like I'll be looking elsewhere...
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:06 PM
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Not somewhere Ford should skimp! I have them in my 08, must have been a cost savings measure
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:30 AM
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It is looking like I might be selling my 2001 for car seat problems... 3 car seats in the back and only a lap belt in the middle is making it hard. No matter what combo I go with, one seat is always against the car seat manufacturer's recommendation.
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Has anyone tried installing their own lower anchors in a 2011? do the ones from 2008 work somehow in a 2011?
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:46 PM
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Latch is not any safer than a seatbelt, it is only easier to install a car seat. I regularly have 3 car seats in the back of my 350. Hook up the top tethers and just use the seat belt. Remember to pull the seatbelt all the way out and then release it so it "locks". Put your knee into the seat and pull until the seat is tight.
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