Most new cars will have ISOFIX, but in some cars it is not possible to install a support leg or top tether. Our helpful Car Fitting List will tell you exactly which of our Maxi-Cosi car seats fit your car. For your little one’s safety it is crucial to install our ISOFIX base or ISOFIX car seat properly.
Can you use any Isofix base with any car seat?
Bases can only be used with the car seat of the same brand that it is stated to be compatible with in the manual. Not all ISOfix bases are the same. Some connect with a Top Tether, some with a support leg and some with no third point at all.
Do Isofix bases damage car seats?
Using the isofix does leave a dent in the seats but this seems to lift after a few days. I’ve two Isofix seats in place – one is just the base (with a ‘leg’ and rear brace) for a carry seat; the other is group1. Both seats are in & out regular without damage to the leather at all.
What year cars have ISOFIX?
With the exception of two-seater cars, ISOFIX will be mandatory in all new models launched from November 2012, and in all vehicles manufactured after November 2014. Some ISOFIX car seats feature indicators that confirm when the seat is correctly fitted.
Can I use ISOFIX in a non ISOFIX car?
If you’re looking at an ISOFIX base then yes. Some car seat bases do give the option of installing them with just a seatbelt making it non-ISOFIX, yet still allowing you to use the click and go system.
Should Isofix Base be flat on seat?
If you have an Isofix car seat, you will have either a support leg, a top tether or both. With the support leg, you must ensure it sits firmly on the floor, isn’t lifting the seat up and isn’t resting on underfloor storage, as this could make it less effective in a crash.
Are all Maxi-Cosi ISOFIX bases the same?
No, not every Maxi-Cosi ISOFIX base fits every Maxi-Cosi car seat. There are different ISOFIX bases for different car seats, however there are some Maxi-Cosi ISOFIX bases that fit more car seats than others, such as the FamilyFix2 and FamilyFix3, which fit several Maxi-Cosi car seats.
Do you need ISOFIX base by law?
Children must use a rear-facing seat until the they are 15 months old. … Children of 12 years old or taller than 135cm do not need to use a child seat. Before this age or height they must do by law. Child seats must be fitted either using ISOFIX mountings or a diagonal seat belt strap.
Do all car seats need a base?
Typically, you don’t need the base to properly use your car seat — it’s just a convenience. To install without the base, just thread the seat belt through the grooves on the side of the seat and tighten in the same manner as above. It should look something like this (for American car seats).