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I tried 3 car seats but the seats keep on covering a part of the latch.
The latch is just too recessed into the seat, it is impossible for a child or even myself to plug the seat belt in.

Any other folks having an issue?
 

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Just an update, I called Hyundai and they said to take it into a dealership.

This is crazy, I tried 3 car seats (forward facing and connected to the isofix) all are impossible to buckle.

Will take it into the dealership tmmrw, hope they can find a solution, childseat is useless in the 22 tucson so far.
 

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Thanks for moving this thread..

Update July 08: Took it to the dealership, they also had an issue inserting the seat belt.

They can insert the seat belt but only when the child seat is a bit disengaged with isofix and the car seat is moved.

I also called Hyundai to escalate this within their safety teams, will keep you guys posted. The Dealer and Hyundai were super supportive and took the matter at hand in a serious manner.

More info to come.
 

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Def. keep us up to date. thank you.

Thanks for moving this thread..

Update July 08: Took it to the dealership, they also had an issue inserting the seat belt.

They can insert the seat belt but only when the child seat is a bit disengaged with isofix and the car seat is moved.

I also called Hyundai to escalate this within their safety teams, will keep you guys posted. The Dealer and Hyundai were super supportive and took the matter at hand in a serious manner.

More info to come.
 

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Hi All Update

July 15, 2021

Hyundai called me,

They told me that they submitted to National Hyundai customer team (again).

I purchased seat belt extensions from Amazon, but I think this is just crazy that the seat is extremely recessed.

I will give them 10 business days, I will open a case on NHSTA (US) if I don't see a further resolution by then.
 

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Hi All Update

July 15, 2021

Hyundai called me,

They told me that they submitted to National Hyundai customer team (again).

I purchased seat belt extensions from Amazon, but I think this is just crazy that the seat is extremely recessed.

I will give them 10 business days, I will open a case on NHSTA (US) if I don't see a further resolution by then.
Can you provide which 3 of the car seats you have tried?
for future references.
 

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Hi All Update

July 15, 2021

Hyundai called me,

They told me that they submitted to National Hyundai customer team (again).

I purchased seat belt extensions from Amazon, but I think this is just crazy that the seat is extremely recessed.

I will give them 10 business days, I will open a case on NHSTA (US) if I don't see a further resolution by then.
Also - which seat belt extension did you buy, can you provide a link? Thank you.
 

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Car seats:


And new one is from Amazon.com: Diono Monterey XT Latch, 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Seat with Expandable Height/Width, Black: Baby

All cover the rear seat belt latch.
I ordered an extension, will send the Amazon link soon.
Thanks for the update,
If anyone has any Insight in regards to baby seat as well lmk.
I'll keep an eye out bc I don't have the vehicle yet, but I have a booster seat from my family I'll try out once I get it and keep u up to date as well
 

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I tried 3 car seats but the seats keep on covering a part of the latch.
The latch is just too recessed into the seat, it is impossible for a child or even myself to plug the seat belt in.

Any other folks having an issue?
Omg yes! It's so annoying and even tried looking for an extender but they don't have one for the new Hyundai tuscon :(
 

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This thread had me worried. We just got a 22 limited PHEV. 2 grandkids are moving nearby soon and we had also gotten a car seat and base for the 4 month and 3 1/2yr grandkids. Happy to report they both fit fine using the latches, not the seatbelts. Are latches standard in Canada? There are latches between the cushions for the outboard seats and also a rear latch point on the rear of the seat back. We like the rear seat room so no issues with having to move front seat forward for kids.
 

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This thread had me worried. We just got a 22 limited PHEV. 2 grandkids are moving nearby soon and we had also gotten a car seat and base for the 4 month and 3 1/2yr grandkids. Happy to report they both fit fine using the latches, not the seatbelts. Are latches standard in Canada? There are latches between the cushions for the outboard seats and also a rear latch point on the rear of the seat back. We like the rear seat room so no issues with having to move front seat forward for kids.
LATCH is only good to a specific weight limit, per manufacturer. For those using booster seats, either backed or backless, securing the belt can be tricky. The issue is that latch extenders are not actually safety rated and will not provide the proper protection in a collision. If you can do the LATCH method for your safety seats your grandkids will be just fine.
 

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Thanks for the update,
If anyone has any Insight in regards to baby seat as well lmk.
I'll keep an eye out bc I don't have the vehicle yet, but I have a booster seat from my family I'll try out once I get it and keep u up to date as well
Diono makes probably the most narrow car seat - meant to be able to do 3 across in a normal sedan. They are not inexpensive, and if all you need is a booster seat, probably not the most economical option. They are multi-stage, so if you’re starting out, would be a good option.
 

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Hi,
Did you end up getting any resolution from the manufacturer? We just bought a 22 Tuscon. Upgrade from a Carolla. We have three kids in boosters in the back. I use the three to a row Diono seats that all fit into our tiny Carolla but with 5 point harness. We are ready for booster with seatbelt on all 3 kids now. I could not get all three of those seats in there at all! I had to take one out and use a regular backless booster for my oldest (she's 10 aso lucky she's old enough) but the one we had didn't fit either. I went to 5 stores to try to find something skinny. Finally ended up getting a Mifold seat although I'm not a big fan of those, and only have used those for travel in the past. But it was the only thing that would fit in there and allow access to the buckle. But it is impossible for the two kids on the sides in the large boosters to buckle themselves. I have to crawl in there and it takes me a few minutes to finally click it into place because the buckles are so far inside the seat. We are all beyond frustrated. I keep reading that buckle extenders are not allowed for kids only for obese people. What do I do?!
 

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Diono makes probably the most narrow car seat - meant to be able to do 3 across in a normal sedan. They are not inexpensive, and if all you need is a booster seat, probably not the most economical option. They are multi-stage, so if you’re starting out, would be a good option.
I have three of those and I could not get them to buckle in there no matter how hard I tried. The latch was too narrow to fit all 3 in the middle, where you have to click in 2 latches into one anchor thing. I had to pull one out. It fit in a Carolla but not in an Suv. I'm beyond annoyed that I have a perfectly good $250 seat that I cannot use and have to use a cheap booster instead for one of the three.
 

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I have three of those and I could not get them to buckle in there no matter how hard I tried. The latch was too narrow to fit all 3 in the middle, where you have to click in 2 latches into one anchor thing. I had to pull one out. It fit in a Carolla but not in an Suv. I'm beyond annoyed that I have a perfectly good $250 seat that I cannot use and have to use a cheap booster instead for one of the three.
one option if you can get them positioned is to buckle them, keep them buckled, and then have the kids slip in and out similar to this video:

 

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one option if you can get them positioned is to buckle them, keep them buckled, and then have the kids slip in and out similar to this video:

I could not even click the middle carseat into place. I've seen that option suggested but it would not be helpful with the three carseats not being able to be installed into the vehicle.
I've considered it for our current situation with 2 seats and a booster... But I really not want to go that route if I can avoid it. My kids won't like that one bit.
 

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I tried 3 car seats but the seats keep on covering a part of the latch.
The latch is just too recessed into the seat, it is impossible for a child or even myself to plug the seat belt in.

Any other folks having an issue?
The first test drive we did of a 22 Tucson, the poor sales guy was sweating up a storm trying to buckle the belt on my son in a booster seat (with a latch). Same issue. The booster is one that is fixed with a latch using the car seat hooks between the bench and back rest of all modern cars. The Tucson seatbelt latches are recessed so it’s hard to pull the belt across the kid and into the latch

Most boosters don’t have anchors and can probably slide over. Other car seats for toddlers don’t require the seatbelt latch at all. I would probably look for boosters that are less bulky and don’t anchor in place. Some have cup holders and back rests that are bulky and would Make the belt difficult to insert.

our kid is turning 7 soon and we‘re moving to the Tucson because the kids need more leg room but if we had younger kids this would have been a big deal for us
I tried 3 car seats but the seats keep on covering a part of the latch.
The latch is just too recessed into the seat, it is impossible for a child or even myself to plug the seat belt in.

Any other folks having an issue?
We had this issue in the test drive. Our booster used a latch system so was fixed in place. I’d imagine a booster that just sits in place would be able to slide over for the belting. There are car seats that don’t require belts at all. Our youngest will be out of a booster soon but this might have been a showstopper for us when car shopping otherwise. The boosters with anchors seem much safer to me.
 
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