Car seat in an extra cab?

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 21:13


Hi all
Just wondering if anyone could tell me whether it is legal, and more importantly, safe to put a car seat (not a baby capsule) in the back of an extra cab hilux in both the 1998-2005 shape and the 2005 to current shape?
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AnswerID: 378311   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 21:28

000dylan000 replied:

should have also added that I am referring to Queensland Law.
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FollowupID: 645693   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 21:50

Lex M (Brisbane) posted:

Generally in Queensland any seating changes require engineering certification and a blue plate (modification plate).
(Technically that also applies to removal of a rear seat for additional load carrying space.)

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AnswerID: 378316   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 22:34

Member - Graham H (QLD) replied:

Yep thats correct I have only the front two seats in my 100ser and had to get a blue plate and then a new one when I put them all back.

If i remember correctly the rule says you may not remove ANY BOLTED DOWN SEAT.
Technically that would include rear foldups in both a Patrol and a 200 series Cruiser.

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FollowupID: 645698   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 22:36

Member - Graham H (QLD) posted:

From a recent thread along the same lines you cant put a baby capsule or booster seat in the front seat of anything.

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FollowupID: 645700   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 23:01

Lex M (Brisbane) posted:

From Qld Transport web site

"When can my child sit in the front passenger seat?
There is no set legal age in Queensland for when a child can sit in the front passenger seat. The Department of Transport and Main Roads recommends that children sit in the back seat — it is the safest place for a child. Once a child is old enough to use a booster seat, they are able to sit in the front seat (using the booster). When vehicles have passenger side airbags, parents/carers should check the car's owner's manual before putting a child in the front. If you have to put a child in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with a passenger side airbag, ensure the seat is pushed back as far as it will go.

It is legal to use a capsule or car seat in a ute or van, as long as there is sufficient space and an anchor point is installed."
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FollowupID: 645701   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 23:21

Member - Graham H (QLD) posted:

Oh well cant win them all

Maybe the thread was about a different state but it did say that a guy wanted to carry his kid (under 12) in a front seat and the opinion was he couldnt in an airbag equipped vehicle.
Cant remember which forum it was on sorry.

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FollowupID: 645702   Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 23:29

Lex M (Brisbane) posted:

We all know that all the states regs are exactly the same NOT.
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AnswerID: 378358   Submitted: Monday, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:20

friar replied:

Yes you can if the extra cab came with a rear seat & seat belts, took my grand daughter to the cape in a child car seat in a 1999 extra cab hilux, the child restraint hooks go in behind a square in the interior lining at the top of the rear seats, passenger or drver side,you can actually fit 2 seats if you have too.Friar
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AnswerID: 378369   Submitted: Monday, Aug 10, 2009 at 14:40

Member - Terry. G (TAS) replied:

Have a 2007 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab, and one of the questions I asked Toyota if a booster seat could be put into the back of the vehicle As I have grandchildren and the answer was yes for the Baby Booster Seat but NO for the baby capsule.
That is here in Tasmania and I was of the understanding that the same rules applied Australia wide with that sort of thing
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AnswerID: 378386   Submitted: Monday, Aug 10, 2009 at 16:31

000dylan000 replied:

Cheers everybody, thanks for the info.
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