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Enclave Seats Poorly Designed for Booster Seats
By lbardel on
2011 Buick Enclave CXL1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
2nd & 3rd row seats are almost impossible to buckle using backless &"with-backs" toddler booster seats (infant car seats w/5-point harness are ok).
The latch at bottom of the seat does not budge & presses against the booster so tightly, you'll rub your knuckles raw trying to get the buckle in....also, the buckle is slightly angled making things even more difficult.
I transport four 5-year-olds to Kndgarten & not one of them can buckle in......I bought 3 different brands of boosters, & nothing helps.
There's just not enough room on the seat for the booster to fit against the latch.
Buick suggested a belt extender; Buick later said NOT to use extender; they are perplexed for solution.
(1) DVD option is great; (2) Automatically starting up the car by remote; (3) Automatic rear lift gate; (4) Smooth and quiet ride.
(1) Wider seats or better placement of seat belt latch to accommodate toddler booster seats; (2) Somewhere to hang dry cleaning; (3) larger storage compartments on driver's and passenger's door.
This is not a new issue as we have experienced it with our 2010 Enclave.
We have tried two diffrent booster seats (one of which has a base which was two inches smaller) and have yet to find one that works.
We have contacted our dealership, but they insist that they have not hear of this problem.