Originally Posted by CNYCamper
Ours is a club cab with smaller split seats. I went out and gave them a good yank from the flipped up position and it takes some effort, but they can come forward into their standard position. I've had to do a few panic stops and they have never come forward. There is no latch. If they fell there would be the normal space underneath and the bottom of the seats is soft so I feel pretty good about it.
With respect to the potential for injury if the seat fell, my perspective is that of a Durango owner. Durango middle seats are hinged at the front. The seat back finds down onto the seat and the whole seat folds up against the front seat, providing egress to third seat passengers.
The seat is heavy and, to provide stability in an accident, the floor latch mechanism is big. If it fell on your toes it would hurt a lot; if it fell on your dog's toes it could amputate them.
That's why I asked. It sounds like the F150 design (and perhaps that of similar extended-cab trucks) is less risky.