New Solution to Headrest Problem
I found a new solution to the headrest problem. I had the headrest rods put in a vice (the rods that support the headrest) bent backwards to be made more straight. I works!!! I don't need a pillow, car seat covers, or have to have my headrest on backwards. I have perfect headrest support & my back & neck is straight and supported. Just bend the rods back!! It works perfect.
Where did you get the rods straightened?
Where did you go to get the rods straightened? I've thought of the same thing but don't know where to start! Also, are there concerns that the headrest will be weakened too much by bending the rods? Thanks!
Originally Posted by New Civic Owner
possible headrest solution/ also contact Honda
I just purchased an addonheadrest.com. I haven't received it yet, but am hoping that if I turn it upside down, it may make my existing headrest tolerable.
Also, I called Honda at 800-999-1009 about the problem, and they said they have been getting a lot of complaints about their new headrests. They put me on a list to notify if they ever offer a manufacturer's solution.
Civic Headrest Problem- (All with this issue please read)
Seems to me that there are enough complaints to have Honda do something about it. I complained almost a year ago to Honda and the dealer. Neither seemed interested but Honda claimed they documented it. Just because safety tests have been done on the function of the headrest does not prove the severe angle isn't an issue. If you look at the Japanese version of the Civic almost everything is exactly the same EXCEPT the headrests. The Japanese version is more upright. It is a design flaw that they won't admit to and will ignore it as long as they can. I have also used the memory foam, have bought several different back rests- all eventually compress my nerves and cause additional pain and dizziness. We all need to get together on every forum we can find and document our complaints in written form (I heard we can certify letter them) keep a copy and log when we do this on a main forum site. Once enough of us have documented complaints that we can prove Honda has received we will be able to have a chance at having HONDA FIX THE PROBLEM instead of us having to accommodate with unsafe and very inconvenient temporary solutions. It is not our responsibility to fix this and it is NOT something you can detect on a test drive. Please let me know who's in and what y'all think is the best way to go about this. Thanks.