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First test-drive today - DEAL BREAKER ISSUE - 2nd row with car seat issue - shocking

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Hi EVeryone,

ORdered a pilot touring even before prices released in the fall - expecting delivery in a few weeks.
the demo models arrived in Ontario this week - first drive was today. (ELITE US model equivalent - touring in canada)

Very sad to learn today - that the 2nd row seats can't slide all the way forward without being folded!
so if two child safety seats are installed you can't access the third row without taking out 2nd row middle seat - massive inconvenience.

Does anyone if its possible? i tried but couldn't find any latches to make it happen. If you press anyone of the easy slide button then it easily folds and slides ALL the way forward. the under latch only lets you slide it forward maybe 4 inches - not all the way to touch the back of the front seats.

the Subaru ascent has huge door opening so when you slide seat forward - easy to access third row without folding leaving car seat in place.
Similar story in the kia telluride SX with the bench seat.
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You could do one car seat in the 2nd row drivers side and one in the 3rd row passenger side to mitigate the access issue and keep your center seat in place. Granted ours are 4yrs and 4mos so the 4yo jumps to the back and we just reach back with the 2nd row seat folded to check he's strapped in.
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