Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix
Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix features

  • 3-in-1 harness booster helps protect your child, from toddler to youth
  • Harness booster (22 – 65 pound), highback booster (30 – 100 pound), backless booster (40 – 120 pound)
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System adjusts the height of your harness and headrest, in one motion, to ensure that your child is always properly secured
  • 3-position recline helps keep your growing child comfy
  • Side-impact tested for occupant retention with built-in 5-point harness system

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix

check-price-on-amazonGraco’s top-rated Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 harness booster goes the distance, from toddler to youth, to help keep your growing child safe This toddler car seat secures your child in a 5-point harness from 22-65 pounds, converts to a belt-positioning, high back booster seat from 30-100 pounds, and becomes a backless booster seat from 40-120 pounds. The Simply Safe Adjust harness allows you to adjust the harness and headrest together as your child grows, with no time-consuming rethreading. You’ll appreciate the ease of the fuss-free harness, for easy in and out, while your travel partner enjoys the comfy body insert, personal cup holder and storage compartment.

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix

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Q:Anyone else having trouble tightening the straps?
A:Kat, For additional support or trouble shooting tips to assist with adjustment straps please call Graco directly for assistance.

Q:does this work as a rear facing car seat?
A:No. The first stage this works for is as a forward facing booster for 22-65 pounds.

Q:what is the difference between this one and the regular Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat?
A:I’m not sure, but mine is the 65 which means they can wear the harness up until 65lbs. Have you compared them side by side? Most of the time with all of these carseats it’s just the weight difference.

Q:Can it be used by a 7 months old baby?
A:No because it cannot be used rear facing

Q:I ordered two of these and one didn’t come with the piece that wraps around the crotch strap piece. do you know if I can buy it seperately?
A:You could call Graco and see if they would sell it to you, they usually do. But otherwise they’re not available at retailers

Q:Which one is better the Nautilus or the Argos? I know the harness capability up to 80 lbs is the difference instead of 65, and the price.
A:I believe they are pretty much the same, just like you said only difference is price and weight capacity.

Q:Does this come with the car seat “air bags”?
A:No

Q:Does Graco sell just the bottom piece that attaches to the vehicle so it can be set up in two different cars.

A:Thank you for your interest in our products. The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat has a built in base that is not able to be removed from the seat.We do not sell the base separately because it cannot be taken off.…

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Thank you for your interest in our products. The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat has a built in base that is not able to be removed from the seat.We do not sell the base separately because it cannot be taken off.For additional information for this specific model, please contact:Graco® Customer Support is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm EST.800-345-4109Go to the Contact Us page on www.gracobaby.com if email inquiries are preferred.

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Q:Does it recline back enough so that the baby head doesn’t fall down when sleeping? Is it good for 1 year old baby??

A:It does have a recline feature. I have a large 11 month old son (26 lbs) and I purchased this car seat for his sister (2.5 years old) and then another one for him when he outgrew his infant car seat. It is not rear-facing but he is well above the weight and height limit to sit facing forward and they both seem very com…

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It does have a recline feature. I have a large 11 month old son (26 lbs) and I purchased this car seat for his sister (2.5 years old) and then another one for him when he outgrew his infant car seat. It is not rear-facing but he is well above the weight and height limit to sit facing forward and they both seem very comfortable.

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Q:My child is 10 months old, 19.5 lb and 28 in. Can we use this right away or should we wait she weights 22 pounds?
A:I would wait.


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Q:How hard is it to remove the cover to wash it? My son get carsick sometimes and we have to take his current carseat completely apart to clean it.
A:Yes you just slip off about 5 stretchy bands and take the straps out and your good to go. But you might take a picture of all the stretchy bands. Sometimes I get them all others i dont.

Q:Is this seat FAA approved for use on an airplane?
A:This product meets FAA guidelines. This product can only be used with the internal harness system.If the product is used as a high-back booster or booster seat this product cannot be used.Please contact the airlines for their specific policies.

Q:My car doesn’t have an ISO fix system, can this fit ?
A:Yes, you can slide the seat belt through still like the old ones.

Q:Installed via latch and it’s tight. When tightening harness straps the front of the seat actually lifts up.. is this normal?
A:A bit, but not much.

Q:Is your child able to buckle themselves in when used as a high or low back booster?
A:I think that would really depend on your car & your cars seat belts. My 5 year old can buckle himself in & out using the straps it comes with for the 5pt harness. My 3 year old refuses to try, so he has to be buckled in by an adult using the 5pt harness.

Q:I might have missed it, but when do these expire? Since it is used longer I want to make sure it doesn’t expire before the end of it’s needed use.
A:Thank you Jenni for your inquiry regarding our Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat. The Nautilus has a 10 year useful life from the date of manufacture.

Q:What is the difference between the nautilus lx and the regular nautilus?
A:The lx has the easy adjust back for the straps so you dont have to rethread.

Q:Does this newer version have more adjustments for the crotch strap? The older version it doesn’t adjust and is too tight on my child.
A:What I have found right now, it does not

Q:can I buy insurance in this item

A:At Graco, we make innovative, high quality products for babies and children. We warrant this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship existing at the time of manufacture for a period of one year from the date of initial purchase (sales receipt is required for proof of purchase). While Graco does not …

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At Graco, we make innovative, high quality products for babies and children. We warrant this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship existing at the time of manufacture for a period of one year from the date of initial purchase (sales receipt is required for proof of purchase). While Graco does not provide an option to extend the warranty, some retailers will offer an extended buyer protection program option.

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Q:Are the two seams at the front of the seat uncomfortable? Does anyones kids ever complain that the are uncomfortable or leaves marks behind legs?
A:My daughter hasn’t complained and I’ve had it installed for, maybe, nine months now. The material is soft to the touch and I haven’t seen any irritation from the seams.


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Q:How is difficult is it to clean?
A:I just bought this for my girlfriend’s 5yr old son. I’m OCD about cleanliness and so far I’ve found it fairly easy to clean.

Q:Son has a long torso (42″ 47 lbs 3 yr old) and we still need to use the harness. trying to decide between this and britax pinnacle/frontier?
A:Have a 4 year old, slim granddaughter around 41″ tall. This works great facing forward. Head sits at right height with the seat extended. This is a very “heavy duty” car seat. Feel it will fit her well thru many stages.

Q:Does it recline???
A:Mine reclines but barely.

Q:Does this seat have a steel frame? I can’t find any images of the back.
A:Hi Cali Girl, yes this car seat has a steel frame. Hope this helps

Q:Will this fit in Hyundai Sonata model cards?
A:Fits in my small Honda no issues

Q:Can you use this rear facing?
A:No. This car seat was not made to use rear facing.

Q:Can I put a new born in this car seat ?
A:No, this is a forward facing seat only. Not appropriate for a child that small. If you want a seat instead of the infant carrier, I would recommend the Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible car seat. My niece has one and her parents love it.

Q:Will it fit in my dodge ram 1500 slt crew cab?
A:I imagine your rear seat isn’t any smaller then a Fiat 500! As long as you have proper connections you should be fine. You could also measure the depth of your rear seat to get a idea of what fitment will be

Q:FAA approved?

A:This child restraint meets or exceeds all applicable requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 for use in motor vehicles. This child restraint is certified for use in aircraft only when used withthe internal harness system. Use only forward-facing aircraft seats. Follow the instructions for vehicle ins…

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This child restraint meets or exceeds all applicable requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 for use in motor vehicles. This child restraint is certified for use in aircraft only when used withthe internal harness system. Use only forward-facing aircraft seats. Follow the instructions for vehicle installation. See section 3-C in the owners manual. This child restraint is NOT certified for use in aircraft when used as a booster seat because aircrafts do not have shoulder belts. Contact the airline for their specific polices.

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Q:Can you rear face with this seat?
A:No, it’s from toddler to booster seat for 22 lbs and up.


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Q:Can this be rear-facing?
A:Sorry, this seat’s for a forward-facing installation. The minimum recommended passenger weight is 22 lbs/10 kg. It’s an excellent seat and quite large. Aloha.

Q:I have twins and an 11yrs old, and I was wondering if 2 carseat would fit in the back of my 2015 GMC Terrain with room for my 11 year old as well?

A:At Graco we test our car seats in all major US car models. We do advise referencing the product manual for your vehicle for recommendations on car seat usage in your specific vehicle. The dimensions for this seat are provided below for your reference. Dimensions: 28H x 20W x 18D” (head rest in lowest position)If you …

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At Graco we test our car seats in all major US car models. We do advise referencing the product manual for your vehicle for recommendations on car seat usage in your specific vehicle. The dimensions for this seat are provided below for your reference. Dimensions: 28H x 20W x 18D” (head rest in lowest position)If you have further questions please contact Graco directly at 1-800-345-4109.

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Q:What color is it? Can’t tell if it’s black or navy with the fuchsia.
A:It’s black and fuschia

Q:Does this seat rear face?
A:Nope, front facing only.

Q:Is the cup holder for right handed children only
A:yes it is

Q:Will this work with the new law in Oklahoma. Little ones need to ride in a rear facing car seat until they are two? or is this just a forward facing?
A:This is a forward facing car seat.

Q:What are the hook/latch things used for where the kids head goes?
A:Seat belt option

Q:My baby is small, she’s just 1yo and 16pounds, should I get something smaller?
A:Kids should also stay facing rearward until 2 years of age so this seat won’t be the safest option for your baby either

Q:latch system are included?
A:Yes, this Nautilus has the InRight? LATCH system for an easy, one-second LATCH attachment

Q:I’m confused, two questions asked if this is both a rear and forward facing car seat yet there are two different answers? Can you clarify?
A:This is a forward facing only seat.


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Q:Is the color red or pink?
A:The Ayla pattern on the Nautilus car seat is a pink color.

Q:What’s the difference between this seat the lx and the basic nautilus that’s not an lx?

A:Thank you for your interest in our products. The Nautilus 3 in 1 and the Nautilus LX car seats have a couple differences:The weight range is different:…

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Thank you for your interest in our products. The Nautilus 3 in 1 and the Nautilus LX car seats have a couple differences:The weight range is different: The 3 in 1 goes up to 100 lbs The LX goes up to 120The padding is different: The padding is more cushioned on LX than the standard 3 in 1The Harness Assembly is different: The 3 in 1 is a standard manual adjust harness The LX is a Simply Safe Adjust Harness AssemblyFor additional information for this specific model, please contact:Graco® Customer Support is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm EST.800-345-4109Go to the Contact Us page on www.gracobaby.com if email inquiries are preferred.

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Q:Does this seat feature the latch system!
A:Yes this car seat features the latch system.

Q:Does the car seat reclines?
A:It says it does but it barely goes back. So when these kids fall asleep and you put your brakes on, they fall foward. God help them if someone hit you or you had to slam your breaks.

Q:Trying to install with a seat belt for car seat, I can’t get the belt tight enough so the seat doesn’t move around. Suggestions?
A:We are happy to assist you with this information D! Please call in to consumer care to speak with a certified car seat technician or see a tech in you local area for assistance with installing the seat. Consumer Care 1-800-345-4109.

Q:Is the latch that connects to the car have a push button for the latch to release?

A:Thank you Brandon for your inquiry regarding our Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat. The Nautilus 65 LX does not have the push button LATCH connectors like the InRight one-second LATCH system we offer on some of our other car seats. It has two metal anchor clips on each side of the belt and one metal anchor clip on t…

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Thank you Brandon for your inquiry regarding our Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat. The Nautilus 65 LX does not have the push button LATCH connectors like the InRight one-second LATCH system we offer on some of our other car seats. It has two metal anchor clips on each side of the belt and one metal anchor clip on the top tether strap. For more information you can also contact Graco Consumer Care at 1-800-345-4109 and select the option to speak with one of our Certified Car Seat Technicians.

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Q:My car doesn `t have latch system or seat belt retractor, Does the graco nautilus brings a locking clip or a built-in lock-off?

A:Thank you for your interest in our products! All of our car seats come with a locking clip for installation. The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat does not have an integrated belt lock off but the Nautilus? Elite models do.For more information, including downloadable product instruction manuals, please visit our websit…

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Thank you for your interest in our products! All of our car seats come with a locking clip for installation. The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat does not have an integrated belt lock off but the Nautilus? Elite models do.For more information, including downloadable product instruction manuals, please visit our website www.gracobaby.com

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Q:Will this car seat fit in a 2013 VW Beetle?
A:I don’t believe so. If your Lo are the Two in the car. It’ s slimmer then the Eddie Bauer I have in the surburban, however I still believer it a tight fit for my family . I have a Rouge and I have 2 other kids in the back with this seat. One of them which is 5″6.

Q:What is the difference between this model and the nautilus™ 3-in-1 car seat (sans 65 lx)?
A:Thank you for your interest in our products. Unfortunately, we are unsure of the product you are wanting to compare the Nautilus car seat to. Please contact us using the “contact us” form at gracobaby.com so that we can receive clarification and assist you further.

Q:How do I tighten the straps? I tried pulling it at the bottom in the front but it won’t budge.
A:Kat, To get assistance with adjusting this seat you will need to contact Graco directly to assist with this request. Please call 1-800-345-4109.


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Q:This model is compatible with Graco Click Connect 35?
A:NO. The ClickConnect 35 is a seat-base combination. This seat is one piece not designed to be detached and used with a base – it is an all-in-one model.

Q:Can this car seat ever be rear facing for babies under 2 years? Or is it only a face-forward seat?
A:Only forward facing. 22 lbs minimum. Designed for 2 years up

Q:Is the body support cushion for more comfort or for a smaller-build child?
A:I believe it is for more comfort. It’s isn’t very large or thick so I don’t think it would provide much support for a smaller-build child. My daughter is above average size and we use the body support cushion for comfort.

Q:What is the difference between nautilus 65 lx and nautilus 80 elite?
A:Alg, the Nautilus 65 LX can harness a child up to 65 lbs using the 5 point harness and the Nautilus 80 elite will harness a child up to 80 lbs using the 5 point harness.

Q:Is the material on this car seat cheap feeling like their regular booster seats?
A:No not at all! Very good quality!

Q:Can the seat be installed in an older car that has seat belts and anchoring points above the back seats, i.e., none below, between the seat cushions?

A:Yes, you can install the car seat with the vehicle seat belt. You will need to determine what type of seat belt system you have. After determining this you need to find out how to make the seat belt lock so it will keep the car seat secure. Her is a link for a car seat tech in your area; they can determine what type of…

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Yes, you can install the car seat with the vehicle seat belt. You will need to determine what type of seat belt system you have. After determining this you need to find out how to make the seat belt lock so it will keep the car seat secure. Her is a link for a car seat tech in your area; they can determine what type of seat belt system you have and how to install the car seat correctly: https://www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm

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Q:Has the harness buckle been fixed on this product? There was a recall on Graco car seats for harness buckles.
A:No, where can it be repaired nearest to shipping point

Q:We have 2 vehicles How can I order an extra base?
A:This does not have a base, it is all a single piece. You just move it back and forth and connect with the three contact points or use seatbelt

Q:Is the crotch strap longer? The last model was too short.
A:The strap seems to be the right length for my 28 month old grandson.

Q:Is this the same as car seat?
A:Yes but front facing car seat for toddlers.


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Q:Will the graco nautilus 65 lx work in a 97 jeep cherokee without latches?
A:You can install the graco Nautilus car seat with the seat belt if you do not have the latches for the Latch on the car seat

Q:Does this have the one click latch system? not just the regular hook latch.
A:No. 3 clicks…chest and each leg.

Q:Will it fit a corolla?
A:Yes- I have had two of these in a Corolla before.

Q:Hi, I would like to buy this car seat for my 14 months old son (18 pounds) , please suggest if this car seat is fit for my son ?
A:We like the seat but we find it hard to get it snug against our 21 lb baby. I would suggest waiting a little longer to get this one.

Q:Does this have the one click latch system? not just the regular hook latch.
A:We are happt to hear that you are interested in the Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat. This seat has the Latch with hooks that clip into your car.

Q:Is it Faa approved?

A:Thank you for your interest in our products! The Nautilus? 3-in-1 Car Seats are approved for use in aircraft ONLY WHEN USING WITH THE 5-POINT HARNESSES. This information can be found on a sticker on the side or back of the car seat and in the instruction manual. We also recommend that you check for specific requirement…

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Thank you for your interest in our products! The Nautilus? 3-in-1 Car Seats are approved for use in aircraft ONLY WHEN USING WITH THE 5-POINT HARNESSES. This information can be found on a sticker on the side or back of the car seat and in the instruction manual. We also recommend that you check for specific requirements with your airline prior to flight.For additional information, including downloadable instruction manuals, please visit our website www.gracobaby.com.

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Q:can you take this car set on a air plane
A:The Nautilus 65 LX is This child restraint is certified for use in aircraft only when used with the internal harness system. Use only forward-facing aircraft seats. This child restraint is NOT certified for use in aircraft when used as a booster seat because aircrafts do not have shoulder belts.

Q:Does it recline forward facing?
A:Yes, it does. This seat can not be installed rear facing in case you thought it could be.

Q:Will this fit a Mazda 3 hatchback (2014)?
A:We are happy to assist you with this matter. Unfortunately, we do not have car specific information. However, we can provide the seat dimensions.Height: 28″ Width: 20″ Depth: 18″

Q:Is the jetson style the same as the others? One review said it wasn’t and when comparing it to the other three, some of the features are different.

A:Currently Graco has different variations of the Nautilus car seat. The Jetson patterned Nautilus, as well as the Matrix pattern pictured here, are Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Harnessed Booster Seats. All Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat will have the same features. These features may differ from some of the features on the o…

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Currently Graco has different variations of the Nautilus car seat. The Jetson patterned Nautilus, as well as the Matrix pattern pictured here, are Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Harnessed Booster Seats. All Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat will have the same features. These features may differ from some of the features on the other types of Nautilus seats. For more information please contact Graco directly at 1-800-345-4109.

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Q:Does the child’s head fall forward when they sleep?
A:The seat reclines a bit so you can avoid the childs head tilting forward. My son leans his head against the head “wings” when he sleeps. This carseat is pretty awesome!

Q:What colors is Pierce. The pocture doesnt show. Can’t tell if it is red accents or pink accents.
A:Red accents.

Q:what is the difference from the lx and the regular graco 65
A:The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat is a luxury seat that has more cushioning and padding than the Nautilus? 65 3-in-1 Car Seat.

Q:Does is it recline forward facing?
A:Dear Consumer, Yes the Nautilus has a 3 position recline feature when your child is forward facing.

Q:Does this seat attach to the car with hooks or snap catches?

A:Thank you for your interest in our products. The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat uses LATCH hooks to install the seat into a car. For additional information for this specific model, please contact:…

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Thank you for your interest in our products. The Nautilus? 65 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat uses LATCH hooks to install the seat into a car. For additional information for this specific model, please contact:Graco® Customer Support is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm EST.800-345-4109Go to the Contact Us page on www.gracobaby.com if email inquiries are preferred.

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Q:how do the shoulder straps adjust? Do they need to be rethreaded?
A:They do not need to be rethreaded, there is a simple red button at the top of the car seat, you can see it in the photo, you push that and pull up and down as desired.

Q:Does the car seat in the pierce color have pink on it?
A:This car-seat does not contain any pink. The belt guides and buckles are red.

Q:Does this car seat have latch?
A:Yes

Q:Is this seat a rear facing as well as forward facing and does it recline enough so baby’s head won’t flop around?
A:It is forward facing only.

Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Harness Booster, Matrix

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