Jump to content

Isofix to anchor point adapter?
Is it possible/ safe/ legal?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 monkey-monkey

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

I am currently in the process of buying a second hand (2002) tarago and am in need of urgent advice! The car has been imported from Japan and has 2 anchor points on the rear seats and isofix adapters in all rear and middle seats. The guy selling the car is trying to tell me I can get some kind of adapter for the isofix to be able to attach an Australian car seat, and that it is legal. I think this is total bull! Obviously if it is at all illegal or dangerous I won't be buying the car- but otherwise  it is a reeeeaaally good car so I'm kind of hoping that he isn't talking rubbish. Can anyone point me in the right direction to some info on this so I can go there tomorrow armed with my facts?TIA

#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Yes it is bull.

Isofix are lower anchorage points used instead of a lap sash seatbelt. The top tether point is completely a separate issue.

You can see here the lower isofix anchorage points


http://childrestraints.co.nz/isofix-latch.php

Here is your top tether
http://childrestraints.co.nz/toptether.php


You may be able to get an anchor point installed but it could be an engineering modification to your car )if it is possible) and be up to $2k in costs.

Edited by lsolaBella, 30 November 2012 - 08:28 PM.


#3 monkey-monkey

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

Thank you so much for your quick reply. I haven't actually seen the car yet (my father has been looking for me- car hunting with 4 kids sucks butt!) so I'm not certain that is what is in the car, but it sounds like it. Is it then legal for me to get extra anchor points put in? I was told yes by racq but then when I called the people who supposedly do it they told me it legally had to be done prior to importation?! I'm so confused!

#4 monkey-monkey

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Sorry, just saw your edited reply. Looks like its a no for that car then. Poo!

#5 lotsofbots

Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

the 2002 Tarago (aussie) has three anchors in the middle row and none in the rear, they are just holes with bolts in the back of the seats and you need to attach an anchor bolt to them.  They are half way up the back of the seat and look like a screw thread hole.  most people do not know they are there.  Maybe you could look at the car and see if they are there in this model just not being used.

It also has two isofix points in the middle row on both outside seating postions.  this is not yet legal in australia.

you can also add a crab bar to the rear seat that woud give you three anchor points, depending which state you are in

Edited by lucky 2, 01 December 2012 - 07:10 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum's message to son after Manchester attack

The horrific terrorist attack in Manchester, killing 22 people and injuring many others, including children, has impacted people throughout the world.

Bonds announces new personalised Zippy onesies

Now you can have your baby or toddler's name printed on their Bonds Zippys.

Mum's warning about Owlet monitor after baby receives burn

A mum has taken to Facebook to warn parents of the dangers of a popular baby monitor after her daughter sustained a burn to her foot.

The new advice on when to give juice to young children

Children under the age of one should not be given fruit juice, according to new advice issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

'Mummy, put your phone away': one mum's wake-up call

One of the weirdest things about your little kids getting older, I find, is when they start to be able to hold full conversations with you.

Aspirin being used to treat pre-eclampsia

Aspirin and early detection are helping to save the lives of Australian women and babies at risk of dying from the pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia.

Postnatal depletion: what is it and how can we recover?

Some mums are left physically and emotionally depleted, with nothing left to give, long after giving birth.

'Flushing' blocked fallopian tubes can improve fertility, study finds

A technique that effectively "unblocks" a woman's fallopian tubes by flushing them with liquid to help her conceive has been used for decades, with varying levels of success. Now a study has confirmed that the method significantly improves fertility, and that a certain type of fluid – one that is oil-based rather than water-based – shows strong results.

Watch these pregnant mothers make their bellies disappear

Chances are you've heard of body pump, but have you heard of belly pump?

The initiative to help job-hunting mums explain the 'resume gap'

It's a common problem faced by mums returning to work after an extended period of maternity leave. How do I account for the gap that years at home caring for babies has left in my resume?

Every parent will relate to this dad's hilariously messy 'pooplosion' tale

Make sure you aren't eating while reading this post.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.