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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: verc on February 02, 2005, 10:20:43 AM

Title: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: verc on February 02, 2005, 10:20:43 AM
Anyone have any experience with Recaro child seats or know of a location in town to purchase them.  From what I have seen online, they are about the best possible child seat if not a little pricey.  And if someone in the family should ride around on Recaros it might as well be Ben.  He is about 31lbs and his current car seat craps out around 35lbs.

Also, Has anyone found a dealer able to do the lower anchor installation for the 2001.5 Passat.  In that model they only installed the tethers.  I had the car in at Lithia once for service and they told me they would call me when the parts came in (about 6 months ago).  Gebhardt told me to order the parts myself.
Title: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: hotani on February 02, 2005, 10:43:38 AM
Don't know about the recaro carseats - I looked once but they were way expensive. If anybody gets recaros in my car its gonna be ME!! :D

As for the lower anchors, the dealership should do that for free - there is a tech bulletin on that and they should not give you any crap about it. When I took my car in for service the first time (its a 2001) I told them to install the anchors and they just did it, no questions asked. With the Passat I went to Gebhardt in Boulder - this was a couple of years ago and had to tell them a couple of times there was a tech bulletin on it and ended up having them call VW before they would agree to not charge me!
Title: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: shummer on February 02, 2005, 11:23:25 AM
Here's the tech bulletin. Show it to Lithia or Gebhardt. Kind of a pain to show the dealer how to do their job.

LATCH TSB (http://home.comcast.net/~theshums2/TSB/Latch.pdf)

My 2000 only came w/ the tethers also and McDonald VW installed the lower anchors for free per the TSB. You should get both left and right positioned anchors for 2 seats (no middle).
Title: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: hotani on February 02, 2005, 11:29:03 AM
Both times i've had it done they only put in one side -- but yeah, they should do both. Make sure you remind them.
Title: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: gragravar on February 02, 2005, 01:09:37 PM
boki (not sure if he is in here or on audi world.) has one of the recarro's for his son.  it is a really cool looking seat.  and, his kid thinks it is comfy.
Title: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: RobD on February 02, 2005, 04:53:45 PM
As much as they charge for the Brittas you can put a good down payment on a recaro.

Mark - I had Osborn install the latch anchors on my 01.5 when I heard about the tsb.  Where ever you go just let them know there is a tsb and make sure they have the parts then set-up that appt.
Title: Re: Recaro Child Seats
Post by: huevon on April 01, 2009, 09:17:02 PM
i just purchased recaro child seats from woot.com for $100 each new in the box. I bought two.. if you still are looking, woot has them for sale every couple of months... just a fyi

p.s. fast shipping too.