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Infant Car seat for 2014 access cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Scout83, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Jan 13, 2018 at 3:22 AM
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    No offense dude, but letting the dog ride in the bed of the truck is pretty irresponsible.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2018 at 3:25 AM
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    You probably saved your kids lives by not having an AC.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    Some people feel that way. Unfortunately there is no room for her inside with 2 kids in car seats, she loves riding in the back, she gets sick and pukes most times when she does ride in the cab and it might be less safe in the bed but ever for the people occupants. She usually just lays down again the front of the bed and sleeps.

    We had a pair of binoculars on the dash during the accident and they got broken in half. I would hate to see what a dog sitting on the back seat would do in a head on. Probably the safest way to transport a dog is in a crate tried down on the back but our dog won't go in a crate. Tried that. So it's ride in the back which is legal here, or stay home and howl all day.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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    It's actually safer for the child to be in the rear. A child under a certain age or weight limit shouldn't be in the front seat at all, and should be in the rear seats with appropriate child seats. The only time a child will get wedged in between the seats is if #1 they aren't belted in or #2 there is a gross flow or horrific mistake with how the rear seats were secured into the vehicle.

    But I do agree. Buy a vehicle appropriate for your family and obey state laws regarding child seating. Do not have young kids under 80lbs in the front seat at all... and if you ignore that advice DISABLE YOUR AIR BAGS! An air bag can kill a small child or severely cripple them.

    OP I would buy a double cab if you really want to keep the Tacoma. Or go buy a family car and use the Access cab only for yourself and your spouse.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    There's a difference between a child's car seat and an infant/newborn car seat. A newborn will have to ride rear facing in a carry type seat (the kind you hand carry the kid around in) for the first year or so depending on your states laws. Those types of seats take up more space than what an up right seat does. A lot of comments about upright seats on here but an upright won't come into play until the kid is much older.
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    I think you guys crushed the OP's dreams/soul. Where did he go?
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Or, you know, you could get informed before you make such ridiculous claims. If it was not safe to have children in an access cab Toyota would not provide the latch system in the back seats. You think Toyota would take that liability unless they tested it and were confident it was safe? Toyota redesigned the rear seats in 09 specifically with car seats in mind.

    OP, read the owners manual, it advises you how to properly install the car seat. Ciffnotes: It cannot be installed between the two front seat as described above, it needs to be either on left or right side(at least that is the case for 09-11 trucks). Have the seat in front of it just forward enough so it is not touching the car seat. Best of luck and congrats.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Dude, your argument makes no sense. So you’re saying injuries will not happen just because Toyota puts latches in their AC? So since Toyota puts airbags and seatbelts in their vehicles, no one ever got injured in an accident as well?
     
  9. Jan 13, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    I'm saying, if installed correctly, it is safe. It is not irresponsible to put a kid in the back of an access cab.
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    If do right, no can defense?
     
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    I think you are missing his point.

    I had a 2002 Ford F250. Crew cab so plenty of places for a car seat and crash tested for car seats right?
    Unfortunately the 2002 had 2002 safety features. No curtain airbags. In a roll over a child (or anyone riding in the truck) is much more likely to sustain serious injury or death.

    I would be better off putting my family in a 2018 vehicle with 2018 safety features.

    There are safer vehicles for car seats and children. Might be a good idea to go that route instead. Just something to think about.

    Same logic behind why I wouldn't be trying to fit a car seat in a Porsche 911, especially a convertible. Has nothing to do with liability on Porsche's part and everything to do with safety and practicality.
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    I dont disagree with you said per se, I disagree with the statement that it is irresponsible to put a carseat in a 2014 Toyota AC which has traction control, vsc, side airbags, latch, etc.

    I believe the kid is just as safe in the back of a 2014 AC as the kid would be in the back of a 2014 DC.

    Yes a 2018 is safer then a 2014. Thats not apples to apples. Vehicles get new safety features every year, but its not practical for most people to upgrade vehicles every year.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    Why did toyota put seatbelts and anchors back there then?
     
  14. Jan 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    This is exactly the question I was going to post. Toyota apparently thinks it's a safe place to put a car seat.
     
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    Guy on another site has a Graco 30 in the middle in the back. Had to take out he center console. I still have hope for my access cab!

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    This is how I did my sons too worked very well
    I liked him being in the middle of the truck too.
    Also there is only about 5-6 inches difference than
    A double cab when your putting in a car seat
     
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    Get a DC. I had an AC cab and the rear facing infant seat required the front seat to be all the way forward and straight up. Sold my access cab and bought a DCLB which is still a tight fit when rear facing.
     
  18. Jan 17, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    Just because Toyota put them there doesn't mean anything. It may just barely meet a requirement but surely it isn't ideal. Would you say that since an AC has seat belts in the back that it's an ideal place for a full grown adult to sit? Of course not. A DC would be better and safer.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    But still, a perfectly safe place for an adult to sit. Not in mine though. I don't even have seats in mine anymore. Or child seat anchors, for that matter.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    In the end it's all relative....."safe" is a qualitative assessment not a quantitative one. I go canyoneering all the time and yeah it's "safe" but surely not as safe as taking a walk around the park. So buckling a 3 year old in just a seat belt can be "safe" depending on one's standards. I'd bet money that a DC, with its much greater distance between impact surfaces and standard seats that manufacturers design their safety products around, is safer than an AC. Whether the AC is "safe" enough for the OP is something he has to decide.
     
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