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#1 of 3 Old 03-05-2013, 10:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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After 6 months and several installs, I suddenly couldn't tighten the harness straps enough after the latest install for my Radian R120. I'd never had this problem, so I knew something was wrong. Before I posted asking for help, I tried re-installing it and figured out the problem! In case anyone is having a lot of problems with this, check it out! I looked where the latch strap goes through the car seat (rear facing) and discovered this-

 

 

 

It should look like this (but not twisted)-

 

 

That's the base of the harness strap wrapped around the latch strap, and it's what was keeping mine from tightening. When dd was not in the seat, I would tighten it but it was still not easy. I wonder if a lot of other people are having this problem. Hope it helps someone!


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Wow! Thanks for sharing!

 

That could potentially be a serious safety problem, too.

 

Have you contacted Diono about it? They might want to see those pictures. I wonder whether there's a way that can be prevented. 


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Yes, I thought the same thing about safety, scary! I read about so many people having trouble getting the straps tight around their dc but that has never been my experience, I always wondered why the difference. Now I wonder if this is why. 


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