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#8371 of 23397 LATCH for a 2002 Wrangler
Feb 26, 2003 (9:21 am)
Has anyone other than myself heard of the LATCH system for baby car seats?? Well it was mandate by the Feds for any vehicle built after Sept 2, 2002. It is a new way of securing Baby car seats to the vehicle. I called my local Jeep dealer and they were completely clueless to what I was talking about. I explained it and they still didn't know anything. I got a call this AM and they were like sorry we don't know anything. Well the funny thing is that Daimler Chrylser is sponsoring this program and are converting vehicles that dont have this LATCH system. What should I do?? Should I call Jeep and pressure there consumer help line??
The reason that I'm looking into this is that in 4 more months Im gonna be a Dad and want the most secure possible system for the baby car seat.
#8372 of 23397 baby seats
Feb 26, 2003 (10:08 am)
I have been able to plob our car seats into the back using the shoulder belts. These are not the newer seats, but they are still held securely. Problem is that if you only have one kid, you want them in the middle and with the Wranger, there isn't a middle belt. I put in a lap belt for ours, it's pretty easy.
I know that this is not the safest alternative, but let's face it, if you are in a serious accident in a vehicle that basically has no sides to it, how safe are you going to be anyway?
Feb 26, 2003 (10:10 am)
How does your Noble Black Steed run? If you are happy with it, why trade it for a new car payment and higher insurance?
#8374 of 23397 mtngal and lvchef
Feb 26, 2003 (10:21 am)
Mtngal- You're getting a Rubi, aren't you?
LVChef- Yes, I've heard of the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren), I've got them in my Honda Pilot. My 02 Wrangler doesn't have them either and I think they would be a big improvement. I've put car seats in the back of the TJ using the old-fashion seat belt method and that didn't work that well.
If you can get DC to retro your TJ for LATCH, do it!
The one problem with normal car seats in the back of the TJ is you can't pull the seat belt all the way out for lock-up mode that allows you to ratchet that belt real tight to hold the car seat. I know, in an accident, the belt will lock like they say. But, in real life, when driving along (especially off-road) that loose belt holding the car seat lets the seat move around and almost slip right off the permanent seat. I've had to reach back and re-position the car seat several times.
Let us know if you get the LATCH installed, I for one would also like to get it done.
#8375 of 23397 baby seats
Feb 26, 2003 (11:09 am)
If you have the Add-A-Trunk, just wrap the little demon in bubble wrap and stick it in the back. Just be sure and leave the kid's nose and mouth uncovered.
Feb 26, 2003 (12:40 pm)
I'll definitely look at a rubi, but not sure it will fit our needs for a comfortable long distance daily commuter car.
The main reason why we would be trading the Noble Black Steed in with the Taco is finances. I'm still around $3,000 on the wrong side of the note for the Taco (it is a 2000 and has over 98,000 miles on it - would be over 100,000 now if it had started Friday). The Noble Black Steed would help compensate for the upside down note on the Taco, even though it is a '98 and has over 109,000 miles on it. I had been planning on keeping the Noble Black Steed and replacing the Taco in about 9 months with something like a Subie, but I really hate the Taco, and having 1 vehicle would be cheaper than having 2.
Feb 26, 2003 (1:10 pm)
Thanks for the tip.
Stephen & the dirty97
#8378 of 23397 dirty97
Feb 26, 2003 (3:57 pm)
Let us know how you come out on the problem with your Jeep. The moisture in the distributor that I mentioned as a possibility could explain the missing, but I can't see how that would cause the fast idle.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#8379 of 23397 incentives
Feb 26, 2003 (4:44 pm)
I talked to three dealers today and they told me that the 0% for 5 was only good for the Grand Cherokee.
Feb 26, 2003 (6:38 pm)
My bad - read the article wrong. Thanks Jutah!