Turning the headrest around
Turning the headrest around is DANGEROUS, please find another solution. While driving, the back of your head should be only an inch or two away from the headrest. By turning it around, you are 5 or 6 inches (or more) away and if you get hit from behind, you are going to have serious neck injuries.
I am only 24 years old and I
I am only 24 years old and I recently bought a 2010 Honda Accord and I have had the worst low neck pain ever since. I was told by Honda that all cars are going to be required to have this new safety featured headrest. The problem with this head rest is that the safety feature will not prevent less neck injury in a car accident then a regular headrest if you already have neck pain. Car accident cause more neck injury to the injury that was already there. This is NOT a safety feature. Call these numbers if you want to stop this. 1-800-999-1009 x117714 Todd from Honda mainframe. They said also to contact the Transportation Assoc. They are the ones enforcing this. I'm going to be possibly contacting a news reporter about this because a person like myself should not be having this kind of neck pain from just sitting in a car.
I too have this problem with
I too have this problem with my 2010 Honda Accord. After reading these postings I see this has been a problem for three plus year. How long does it take to correct a VERY POORLY designed headrest. Plus, which is worse possible whiplash or cronic neck and back pain that won't go away. Let the GOVERNMENT drive the car for awhile and then decide. GIVE ME A BREAK. I hate this car!
I have 10 days left on my
I have 10 days left on my lease and there is only one car thus far that has an active headrest (required by law now) that doesn't push the back of my head so far forward that my chin is to my chest. Not only is this a literal pain in the neck--I can't see my rearview mirror with the usual glance up.
You see, I sit upright when I sit. Maybe it was childbirth, but I cannot recline without causing lower back and hip pain. I have retrained my former ballet body with yoga and pilates to use my abdominals to support my frame. Now picture those narrowly poorly enginerred headrests when the sit is fully upright. It is torture!
Funny, reversing or removing the the headrests (where possible); bending the rods; using foam wedges (Obus Forme) negate the purpose of the headrests. Until these headrests are better engineered so that they can fit all bodies and all seat positions, they should be optional and not mandated.
I cannot afford a $60K BMW X5. I am looking at used cars now, but in 5years, what will be out there?
We just bought a 2010 Honda
We just bought a 2010 Honda Civic and to our dismay have discovered what everyone here has been talking about. I just emailed Louis Molino and took down the phone number for Todd. I will check into having a seat repair (custom auto) shop fix the angle of the steel rods (tubes). The idea to add foam to the turned around headrests sounds good too. Thanks everybody for posting it helps a lot more people that just look and don't really having anything to add (like me).
Just like majority of people
Just like majority of people here - within a day after buying the honda civic 2010 I noticed the horrible discomfort. Will try some of the suggestions. And will definitely contact Honda.
Does anyone know which year of civic model has the comfortable headrests that can be used on the newer civics?