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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew the maximum weight for the LATCH system in the 2011 Sorento? I can't seem to find the info online anywhere!

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it is whatever the rating for the child seat that is attached to the system. Not for adult use.
"LATCH stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children". "This type of child restraint seat eliminates the need to use seat belts to attach the child seat in the rear seats. It applies to only the two outer seat positions."
"Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints"
"Follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions to properly install child restraint seats with LATCH or LATCH compatible attachments."
Some manufacturers state the child seat is LATCH compatible.
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew the maximum weight for the LATCH system in the 2011 Sorento? I can't seem to find the info online anywhere!

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well it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards see link below.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems. Final Rule
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The limitation is going to be on the seat you install, not on the LATCH system itself.
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LATCH does not have limits. It was designed and calculated for the car seat along with child sitting in it within the seats weight limits which is mostly 100 lb. Therefore, the total limit would be about 120 lb.

Now, the LATCH system supposed to SECURE the properly attached seat, hold it in position during any type of car accident. Hence, the load on them will be far more then mentioned 120 lb.

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it is whatever the rating for the child seat that is attached to the system. Not for adult use.
"LATCH stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children". "This type of child restraint seat eliminates the need to use seat belts to attach the child seat in the rear seats. It applies to only the two outer seat positions."
"Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints"
"Follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions to properly install child restraint seats with LATCH or LATCH compatible attachments."
Some manufacturers state the child seat is LATCH compatible.
Umm, a baby seat must always be placed in the center (when possible) and not on the outside.
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I just read what conwelpic quoted.

What I would not completely agree is that you CAN install the seat in three positions. Center, left, and right. However, only two seats can be fit at the same time and ONLY when one is left other is right. It is limited by number of lower anchors (4), while on the top you have three anchors.
When saying lower I meant anchors in rear seat, top - to mount the belt from behind the car seat.

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