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2006 Kia Sportage seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

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Jun 122008


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No failure/crash/injury to myself or anyone I know, but design complaint that could result in injury. My 2006 Kia Sportage received good crash test ratings, which is why I purchased the car. I have 1 child, under 3, who's car seat is in the middle of the back because the owner's manual states car seats are unsafe on either side in the rear of the vehicle because of side curtain airbags. The only location for latch is in either side of the vehicle. I am about to have a 2nd child, and now have no safe way to place 2 children in the rear of this vehicle. I know it is a legal requirement that all vehicles have latch in the cars, but how legal can it actually be, if the locations of latch are not safe for the children?

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

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