Don't know if it will help, but my laptop and bag (trust me, it's over 20lbs - it's a 'desktop replacement' and laptop is a euphamism) don't trigger the airbag in my Pontiac. My 75lb dog does. The seat does register a weight however because the seat belt buzzer sounds. Also, the airbag indicator goes from blank to 'off' with some weight, then 'on' when the dog is there. (I don't let the dogs ride there, but it's the coveted spot when they get in the car first)Yes the airbag should not activate with a child in a booster seat in the front but I would like confirmation from someone who has tried it lol. The airbag sensor was discussed in another thread. The volt has sensors which should not activate the airbag. There is no way to completely disable the airbag though (aka a switch). I ask the question because I want to see if anyone else has confirmed the airbag doesn't activate when a booster seat and child are in the front. I am like pavers123 and in a couple years if we have a 3rd kid we may need to use the frog seat in emergency situations.
If a child is small enough to require a booster seat, they are too small for the front seat period. I don't need a law to tell me that is a bad idea.Chiefs - thanks for bringing this up. We currently have 2 kids, but in the next couple years would like to have a 3rd. This means we may, in certain emergency situations where I have the day off but my wife is at work, need to use the Volt for 3 kids. By the time we have a 3rd kid, our twins should be about 3 or 4, so being able to put the kid in the front in these emergency situations is important.
THAT BEING SAID - does anyone know if the front air bag can be deactivated, as the Rooster mandated?
Heh. Is there room for three carseats across the back of a Gen2? They're kind of bulky...My wife is a pediatric surgical nurse at a Children's hospital here in the Twin Cities and when asked this question would basically come down on you like the wrath of God. Why? Because she's seen too many instances of parents trying to do this with terrible results. Best Advice: By the time the baby arrives get a 2016.