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Old 11-12-2011, 01:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We cannot find the manual for our bucket seat (5-22 lbs) and I just want to make sure... Bucket seats typically do not have tethers, correct? I don't remember ours having one but it has been a few years now and I also don't see a spot for one, but I am noticing that although we have it installed really tightly with the latch system, there is a lot of give on the opposite side of the latch. It seems like in an accident, the back/bottom of the base would be able to flip several inches up off the seat. Normal? It is installed at the correct angle. TIA! ETA...it is a Baby Trend Flex Loc
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Yes, that is normal.  It's part of how the crash force is absorbed as the seat flips up. 


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Correct, that is normal, and no, infant seats do not have a tether.


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Thank you both.  One other question... If there are latch anchors on the two outside seats but not the middle, but you can "borrow" the outside latches and get a tight and secure latch of the base, is that okay or is "borrowing" latches always not okay?  This is a 2010 Honda Accord if that makes a difference.  I can't find any info specifically for the car. 

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You cannot "borrow" anchors to make a center LATCH position in any Honda.


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Like the pp said, you cannot borrow LATCH. But you can do a seatbelt install in the middle.


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