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Double Cab BAck Seat not Lock?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by apexPredetor, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    apexPredetor

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    Does the back seat (lower part, not back rest) not lock down on a 2010 Toyota Tacoma Double CAb?

    The manual says (page 51) to "...swing the bottom cushion up by pulling the lock release strap..." But I have no locking mechanish. So it appears?

    I am concerned because I need to put a baby seat in the rear but it doesn't seem safe becasue of the seat not being secured??

    This does not seem to be in accordance with Federal safety guidelines??

    Any experience?

    Thank you so very much. Baby is due on MONDAY!!!
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    It doesn't exactly lock, just snug fit and you use the strap to lift it back up.
    I'm a safety freak with the kids and see nothing wrong with this. You should use the tie down anchor points anyway. They are bolted to the frame... what is your concern unless you are going to sew the seat into the fabric with yarn?
     
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    ^^^Yep, only the upright portion actually locks.
     
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    I've got my 2 yr old in the back of my DC. Once you wrench that seat down there's no way that bottom cushion is ever going to move. You're good to go.
     
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    MY concern is that an infant seat is only anchored at the rear and in a front end collision the back seat can jar forward.

    Why would the manual reference a "lock release strap" when there in not one?

    Hmmmmm...

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 4:56 AM
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    Its nothing to worry about really, I got my 07 DCLB before my son was born. I have never had any issues with the carseat not staying where it is suppose to. He is about to be 4 at the end of the month. just use the latch system and you will be fine.
     
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    How could the back seat jar forward if there is something on top of it bolted to the frame? It's impossible if you properly install the child seat.

    Maybe it is misleading about the 'lock' but it is a moot point.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    if you look closely at the area where the strap to pull it up is, you will see a spot for a latch to secure it down, however toyota seems to have forgotten to attach that part to the trucks...
     
  9. Sep 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Yeah that was probably in the design originally, but when they figured out how nice it works with just the force of the seat foam keeping it in place, you have to assume it was decided to just save money and forget about it.
     
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