Solution Q3-fix Car Seat
The safest Solution of all times
The innovative Solution Q3-fix combines the many years of experience of a successful Group 2/3 car seat family with the latest findings from material and safety research and the iconic design of CYBEX PLATINUM.
- Optimised reclining headrest (patented)
- Automatic height and width adjustment (11 positions)
- Optimised Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System Plus)
- CYBEX Safety Pads
- ISOFIX Connect System
- Air ventilation system
The interaction of the patented, reclining headrest that prevents the dangerous tipping forward of the head during sleep, and an optimised Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System Plus) ensures the highest level of safety and comfort. A new automatic height and width adjustment allows for a flexible and optimal alignment of the car seat to the child's size. A new air ventilation system guarantees a comfortable seating temperature even on hot days.
Solution Q3-Fix Tutorial Video
Patented head protection
Optimised reclining headrest
The optimised reclining headrest prevents the child's head from falling forward while asleep. The head is actively guided into a safe position.
An indispensable element of the Solution car seat series safety concept is the 3-position reclining headrest. Thanks to this adjustability, the child's head is tilted back which prevents the dangerous tipping forward during sleep. The child's sensitive head and neck area is protected in a side-impact collision, as it remains in the car seat's safety zone created out of head and side protectors. Besides improving passive safety, the patented headrest also ensures a comfortable sleeping position.video
Automatic height and width adjustment
The car seat grows with the child
Most children reach 55% of their total height by the age of 3 and by the age of 12 have completed 89% of their growth. This results in an average growth rate of 60 cm during the period in which the car seat is used.
In order to provide the best possible protection and comfort for the entire duration of use, the CYBEX Solution Q3-fix car seat features an integrated height and width adjustment - a new safety function for flexible and optimal alignment of the seat to the child's size. With a one-handed mechanism and 11 adjustment possibilities, the height and width of the seat can be adjusted simultaneously. The seat can grow up to 8 cm in width and up to 20 cm in height. The child thereby always remains in the optimal protection zone of the head and shoulder protectors and never feels constricted, even towards the end of the usage period.
Air ventilation system
For an optimal seating climate
The air ventilation system provides a comfortable seating temperature even on hot days.
A further building block in the comfort package of the Solution Q3-fix is a mesh of ventilation channels that run through the backrest and seat components. Air can circulate through ventilation holes on the front of the seat and under the seat cover, and is channelled away from the child by additional openings in the backrest. This ensures a comfortable sitting temperature even on hot days.
L.S.P. System Plus
Optimised Linear Side-impact Protection
The optimised Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System Plus) absorbs impact energy at a very early stage.
The new width adjustment works hand in hand with the L.S.P. System Plus - an optimised Linear Side-impact Protection. The force of a side-impact collision is thereby systematically reduced by the additional impact shields as well as the shoulder and head protectors. At the same time the body's kinetic energy resulting from an accident is absorbed at a very early stage and the head is actively directed into a secure position.
More safety and stability
ISOFIX Connect System offers enhanced safety and stability and easy one-click installation.
The seat's connectors simply snap into the vehicle's ISOFIX anchorage points. The connectors can easily be folded away, so that the seat is also compatible with cars not equipped with ISOFIX.
Colours and Fabrics
Safety, Design and Functionality
Continuing the CYBEX tradition of having fashionable colours, the PLATINUM car seats come in a great range of colours in two fabric variations.
Comfort version: the soft and cozy comfort version of the Platinum car seats features 5 colour combinations.
Plus version: the Plus version gets its characteristic appearance through an exclusive, very hard-wearing fabric with a twill effect in a denim look. These child car seats are available in 7 different colours.
CYBEX Safety Pads:
Additional protection in case of a side-impact collision.
The child car seat perfectly adjusts to the vehicle seat.
Very soft seat cushion :
For additional comfort.
- Summer cover
Made of 85% cotton and 15% polyester
Made of 85% cotton and 15% polyester. Keeps the child comfortable and cool on hot summer days.
- ISOFIX guides
Make car seat installation easier whilst protecting fabric and leather seating. A set is included with each CYBEX ISOFIX and ISOFIX Connect seat.
length / width / height : 405 / 540 / 625 mm
weight: 7.6 kg
ECE R44/04, Gr. 2/3
Fabric covers machine washable at 30°
Engineered and designed in Germany
Is this the right seat for my car?
We extensively test the suitability for all our products in all the latest vehicle models. Should your vehicle not appear please contact our customer service team for further assistance. We always recommend that you do a test installation at a qualified retailer to confirm individual compatibility. You should especially check that your vehicle model has ISOFIX anchorage points (US: LATCH ) and the length of the vehicle seat belt as this may vary, even during the same production year of manufacture.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What does L.S.P. system stand for?
The abbreviation L.S.P. stands for Linear.Side-Impact.Protection. The L.S.P. system is responsible for the shoulder and head protectors systematically absorbing the forces of a side impact in a linear chain reaction. The kinetic body energy triggered in an accident is absorbed and the head and upper body moved in a safe position. Especially the sensitive head and shoulder area is protectively locked inside the safety zone of the seat. The L.S.P. System Plus features additional side protectors.
- Do child seats equipped with a backrest perform better than booster seats?
The main problem with booster seats is the missing side protection. A child seat with a backrest has side protectors that prevent the child from hitting the window in the case of a side impact collision. Additionally, the routing of the seat belt can not be adjusted to the height of the child causing possible health hazards. Therefore, compared to seats with a backrest, booster seats do pose a higher risk of injury.
- Which is the normal position for the reclining headrest?
The patented reclining headrest, a passive safety feature of the CYBEX Group 1/2/3 car seats and the Group 2/3 seats for older children, is one of the central CYBEX safety technologies. In its reclined position it prevents the head from falling forward when the child is asleep keeping head and upper body within the safety zone during the ride. Adjusting the headrest to the front position when the child is awake it keeps the head in an upright position.
- Can I use the child seat on rearward facing car seats like those found in vans or minibuses?
You can use this child seat on rearward facing car seats as long as the vehicle seat has a homologation for use by adults and a 3 point belt. The headrest of the vehicle seat should not be removed when the child seat is mounted.
- Can I use the child seat on lateral facing car seats?
It is not permissible to use the child seat on lateral facing car seats.
- Is it ok to install the seat on the passenger seat?
CYBEX Group 2/3 seats can be used in all seats of the car with a three point emergency locking retractor belt. However, we recommend generally using the seat in the back of the car. Statistically, the front seat poses a higher risk of injury for your child. In exceptions, however, the seat can be used in the passenger seat as well. Please note the following: Iif the car has an airbag, put the seat as far back as possible. However, you should pay attention that the upper part of the seat belt stays behind the running of the belt.
- What can I do if my child´s head drops forward while sleeping in spite of the reclining headrest?
If the child safety seat is attached to the car seat in too upright a position, causing your child to be seated vertically, some children´s heads may fall to the side in their sleep. Should this occur, the seat should be pulled forward slightly. If your seat is designed with the ISOFIX Connect System, simply release the connectors by one or, at most, two settings. It is also possible to use a children´s neck cushion, which stops the child from slumping while asleep. This prevents the child´s head from leaving the protection zone.
- When I fasten my child´s safety belt, the belt no longer automatically retracts. What can I do?
The wide range of vehicle seats means that, in some cases, the safety belt may not run smoothly to the child safety seat. If this is the case, first check whether the height of the safety belt can be adjusted in the car. If possible, adjust the height of the belt so that it runs straight and smoothly through the child safety seat´s belt positioner. Alternatively, the problem may be alleviated if the vehicle seat can be adjusted horizontally, vertically and/or at an angle.
- Is it normal that the seat’s backrest is not completely locked and has a bit of room to wiggle when the seat is not installed in the car?
The reclining backrest is part of the CYBEX safety concept. Thanks to the automatic adjustment mechanism, it adapts perfectly to any car seat. In the worst-case scenario, the backrest moves slightly forward with your child, and is thereby able to ‘catch’ the body at an earlier stage. The seat and backrest are connected to each other, but are not rigid and don’t lock into place.
- Can I use this seat on a flight?
No, this seat is not approved for use on an airplane.
- Is it ok to keep using a seat after an accident?
We at CYBEX strongly recommend that you replace a seat after any kind of accident. This is because tiny hairline cracks, which may not be visible to the naked eye, can appear in the plastic parts of a seat after an accident. These cracks can pose an increased risk to safety.
- My car seat is faulty, how can I get it repaired?
Please refer to the retailer where you bought your CYBEX seat. They will deal with the matter on your behalf.
- Where can I get replacement parts for my product?
You can order replacement parts from a specialist retailer near you. To find a store near you, simply go to the store locator on our website: http://cybex-online.com/de/retailer.html
- Can I use an i-Size child seat in my car that is equipped with ISOFIX?
i-Size child restraints can be used in any car seat marked with the i-Size symbol; however, older cars may not be ‘i-Size ready’, even if they have ISOFIX points. If this is the case, please check the handbook of your vehicle.
- Can I still use my ECE R44/04 CYBEX child car seat/infant car seat as the new ECE R129 i-Size is valid?
Car seats that comply with the R44 standard are fully valid and can still be used in road traffic without restrictions. The new i-Size norm R129 will run in parallel for a transitional period of several years with the current R44. A planned ban of use of car seats that comply with R44 is not known at the moment. Therefore, there is no need to change your current car seat for a newer model. The CYBEX safety seats all comply with the highest safety standards and legal requirements and can still be used with complete confidence.
- Will the norm ECE R129 i-Size also be valid in the US?
No. There is a very different system of vehicle legislation in the US. This means that the US cannot accept R129 child restraints from Europe (and vice versa).
- Why does the norm ECE R129 i-Size now focus on the size of the child? Why is the age of the child not relevant?
R44 classifies child restraints according to the weight (of the child). R129 child restraints on the other hand, have a size range (as well as a weight limit). This new approach gives more confidence that the child restraint will fit a child over its full range and makes it easier for the parents to choose the correct car seat.