I know this thread is old, but we just got a 2019 limited. Very easy to remove the bolts and take the seat out. Drove it around town and on freeway with no alarms or errors on the system. I think the power hookup is for the rear seat warmers only.I'd like to revive this thread and see if anybody has actually gone forward with removing the second row seats.
I ordered a limited with a second row bench (haven't received it yet) and I am toying with the idea of removing the second row. I have three big dogs. Without the second row, it would be much easier for them to get in and out, they would have plenty of room, and, if we needed to haul some people, we could just flip up the third row. This sounds like a perfect setup for our dogs.
Heck, maybe we would leave the 3rd row up and cover it with a blanket. Then our luggage could rest behind that and be prevented from falling forward onto the dogs.