Excerpt: I purchased this in 2013 for my son, who is now 4. We received a new buckle due to a recall, and that replacement buckled worked fine for six months until it would no longer latch. Graco would not send me another buckle, or seat, but did offer a rebate.
Summary: Thinking of returning this car seat-- difficult to understand instructions-- if my daughter falls asleep, her head has no support, even after trying to recline the seat back, her head still has no support-- it's awful how her head is thrown around or will hang-- do not recommend for this reason.
Summary: This is our first Graco car seat and I'm not real impressed, we usually buy all Safety First car seats. First off, I was disappointed that my daughter can no longer wear the 5 point harness according to the instruction manual.
Summary: The quality of the seat is good, and it looks good and comfortable. Although the recline feature was a huge let down. They shouldn't advertise that it reclines when it only moves back 2 inches literally! The purchase was a big disappointment, since we bought the seat for the recline feature.
Excerpt: I too have had problems with the buckle, I've replaced it 3 times! Even my husband who is 6'4 and 290 lbs had trouble pressing the button. one time I had to force my child out of the carseat bc I couldn't unlock it.
Summary: This seat looks nice and the kids say it is comfortable BUT the buckle between the legs is on a short strap and is tight on my kids between the legs. Also my 1 year old was able to unbuckle himself out between the chest. I called the company and they sent me a better buckle he could not undo.
Summary: This seat is full of great ideas! The hidden snack spaces under the arm rests, the elevated cup holder, and easy adjustment for the back rest. The issues we are having all stem from the crotch buckle.
Excerpt: My daughter has had this carseat now for about 1 1/2 years--I originally bought it because it was highly rated and very versatile. It accomodates children to 65 pounds harnessed and then transforms into a high-back or backless booster.