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Access Cab Rear facing car seats

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco93, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    Taco93

    Taco93 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have the access cab model tacoma and I am going to be starting a family soon. I know there is no way to fit a rear facing car seat in the back of this truck, but can I put a rear facing in the passenger seat up front? I heard somewhere that for infants to be riding in a vehicle, they must always be riding in the back in a rear facing car seat. I'm from Canada so I think the regulations up here are different. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks...this TW is awesome.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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    praetor

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    On the newer models ( mine is a n 08) you can turn off the airbag on the passenger side
     
  3. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Check it out, I am in the US Military, and we get inspected all the time, for liability reasons. A rear facing car seat in the front is an absolute NO!

    I am not savy to the knowledge of most state laws, but just by the standards Im held to, and the idea of what could go wrong in a collision with child in such position, I would have to vote NO!!!
     
  4. Dec 10, 2008 at 12:16 AM
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    marvin02

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    Baby seats are placed in the back of the access cab with the access cab seats in the folded down position. We use Graco Snugrides for my twin granddaughters. The seats fit fine without the base, secured by the seatbelts in the back. I have to move the driver's seat up one notch with the baby seat in the truck.

    Read the info in your owner's manual about using baby seats. There is a lot of it in there. On my '07 you have to pull the seat belt all the way out and then let it back in, this causes it to lock so that it can not be pulled out again until it is retracted fully.

    I will try to get some pics of the seat tomorrow.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 1:11 AM
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    Okkine

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    I think the reason they say not to put the car seat in the front is because of the air bags. As stated above, you can shut off the air bag in the newer models. I would look into the local laws though, as they'll vary from province to province.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    i fit a very large rear facing infant seat in my access cab. i just didnt use a base and had to move the passenger seat all the way up. it IS possible. i forget exactly what i did with the seat belt but its in the owners manual how to do it correctly.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    vtragweed

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    they go in the back they have a special hook-up in the rear-passenger side i believe but mines an 08
     
  8. Dec 10, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    SLOTaco

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    mines an 06 and its got the metal loops that you can see if you flip your seat down
     
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