This is the kind of thing that companies need to hear. Many times, consumers are better able to envision the best way for something to work. Maybe you could forward this to the "powers that be," and see if they give you a response. Luckily, I no longer have to worry about such things.I have found a very disappointing safety design flaw with the Q50S Child safety seat system.
The first and most significant Problem:
*The upper “Latch” hook on the rear package tray of the Q50S is too close to the seat.
-The hook when exposed is located approximately 4.5 inches from the front of the seat cushion.
-When fully retracted, a top latch assembly on a child seat is at least 6-8” (hook, 2x doubled cross stitched belt, release mechanism).
I will have to use the seatbelt option in tandem with the latch system. Which is ridiculous and not nearly as effective. Its as if they didn’t actually dry fit child seats.
My household uses two brands of Child Seats for my 3 year old. Britax and Evenflo. Both are top rated safety seats which use the “Latch” system, but also have the ability to use a seatbelt option. These seats have been used in over 40 different vehicles and have NEVER experienced this issue. I went next door to my neighbor and we tried his Eddie Bauer and McLaren brands with the exact same result. WTF?!
The best re-design solution IMO is for Infinity to put the hooks on the back of the rear seats. Instead of the hidden latch hook covers on top of the package tray, they should be hidden slots behind the head rest leading into the trunk to a hook 1/2 down the seat back like 90% of the other auto makers. It would be harder so see behind the headrest (so more visually pleasing) and a multitude more functional.
This is just a dumb oversight for such a fantastic car.
Machmike, I'd just like you to know that, even though I may disagree with you about things, I like reading what you write; except for the misspelling of Infiniti, your posts are very well-written. It's sometimes very refreshing that I don't have to figure out what you are saying.:laugh: