I think everyone say that you are not supposed to use them. On the MX, we have to flip the buckle to get it in. On the 3, it's a lot of work.
God Tesla must really hate kids. It’s very difficult to use a booster seat with any Tesla because most of the seats are a little too narrow for them. Even if you get to the buckle, you have to deal with the thing being stuck deep into the seat. Getting a booster buckle down is like a 5 min process, super annoying. This is the same with the Mx ms and now the 3.
Possibly, they just didn't test the car with a kid in mind
So the safety they put in their cars are only for adults?
Lets see...….Elon musk has how many kids? 6 boys or something like that? and he hates kids?
His wife/partner is currently pregnant with another.....and he hates kids?
This is not a Tesla problem. It’s a car problem. Or more accurately, a booster seat problem. My Honda Odyssey was a stone cold bitch for car seats. Especially with the move by car seat companies to require you to *precisely* position the seat for max effectiveness. I had to use a towel AND a foam pad (especially designed to help level car seats) just to get the seat to fit right.They chose looks over fit by making the buckle not moveable, you decide how much he loves his kids. It's not that safe if a kid can't buckle in.
They chose looks over fit by making the buckle not moveable, you decide how much he loves his kids. It's not that safe if a kid can't buckle in.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. When I bought it the site had prominently featured the ability to let kids in booster seats buckle themselves in. Now it appears as though that has been removed from the site. I will definitely not be using mine anymore and stop recommending this solution in the future.
OK, to be fair, the reason the buckles are recessed like that is to get them closer to the seat bottom/back. This improves safety by changing the geometry of the seat belt system in a beneficial way. They're not putting the buckle there because it looks better (although that's probably a side benefit), they're doing it to improve safety. That's also why this change is spreading to more cars.
Where Tesla goes uniquely wrong is that their seat base width is especially narrow, too narrow to interoperate which the majority of belt-positioning booster seats. Their sites are mostly fine for baby/toddler seats, but they need to be wider to function better with the boosters that older kids use. To be clear, it's the width inside the buckle area that matters -- Tesla could leave the seat the way it is but move the buckle closer to the edge, or various other designs that would work better.
What happens currently is that when a child moves out of a car seat and into a booster, suddenly they can't buckle themselves in. This will lead to them using a booster for less time, as the parents are itching to have their child be able to get in the car like they have been doing already. They'll stop using the booster sooner, and the kid is less safe.
I suspect booster seats will respond to this by making models that are more narrow at the back, and indeed, we purchased the best model we could find that had the narrowest back. But, still today there are very few choices that will work well in a Tesla due to available width inside the buckle area on Tesla seats.