Front Seat Head Restraint Problems in popular cars

Front Seat Head Restraint problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Front Seat Head Restraint problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Chevrolet Traverse

The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. VIN of the vehicle was 1GNEV23D39_. My "service air bag" light came on. I went immediately to the dealer and had them check it out. I was told it was a faulty sensor burried deep within the passenger seat. The cost of repair is $700. None of the passenger restraints/air bags will operate I'm told as it does not show a passenger is present in the seat. I have done nothing to create this problem. . . It's gm's faulty sensor. My children are no longer safe in the front seat. . . Ridiculous. I've asked gm to repair and they won't. It was Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Chevrolet Malibu

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G1ZT54825_. Driver's seat right front support bracket weld failed during slow turn. The corner of the seat dropped down, and now it wobbles up and down. The tube that connects the brackets on both sides of the driver's seat failed at the weld on the right side. The tube appears to be too thin for the application - the weld has peeled a piece of the tubing away. The seat belt is attached to the seat instead of the frame. So now the safety of the driver restraint system is in question, because the seat is unstable. After an internet search, it appears that this is not an uncommon problem, and is costly to repair or replace the seat. The failure date was Mar. 30, 2014.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The car is a 2013 Chrysler town and country. We rented the Chrysler town and country minivan to transport our family while on vacation. A couple of days into our vacation, I placed my right hand at the top of the captain seat in the middle row on the passenger side of the van. I then used my left hand to trigger the lever on the seat to lean it forward so one of my children could get out of the backseat more easily. The headrest snapped down hitting both my right middle finger and my right ring finger. The post of the head rest bruised my middle finger from the tip of my finger to the middle knuckle. My ring finger was pinched in the slit on the top of the seat where the post on the headrest goes when the seat folds up. When my finger was crushed in the slit on the back of the seat, the pad of my right ring finger was cut in a semi-circular shape and the skin was peeled back from the flesh. The injury on my finger required a trip to urgent care and 4 stitches. It took about one and a half months for the injury to heal. Now, the tip of my finger is scar tissue, with no feeling except underneath the scar tissue where there are still nerves. I am currently unable to use the finger for typing or other activities that require pressure. It seems to me that there is a product defect and a design defect in the seats. There is only one lever on the seat to provide for leaning it forward, backward or folding it completely so it may be stowed. The speed with which the seat folds makes it dangerous. As a result, there should be other levers available for adjusting the seat that do not force it to fold up completely. Additionally, there is a failure to warn of the dangers of the quickly folding seat, either from the manufacturer or the rental car company. There is no visual warning label anywhere in the vehicle, which warns the user to keep their hands and body out of the way of the seat when triggering the lever. The failure date was 06/26/2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The car involved is a 2001 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chrysler town and country is 2C4GP44331_. Two bench seats have hooks where a car seat could be installed. But when passenger sat on bench seat could feel back had been brnised. Steel u-bolts for child restraint system protrude when the two rear bench seats are reclined. This protrusion could cause serious injuries. This front seat head restraint issue occurred Monday, April 9, 2001.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Dodge Caliber

2009 Dodge Caliber. Consumer writes in regards to a recall notice for front seats. The consumer stated it was hard to see over the seat back, when looking back. She stated they were too tall and should be lowered. The failure date was Friday, February 1, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Dodge Ram 1500

The car is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. The design of the headrest is bad. It forces you to bend your neck as such an angle that it causes extreme neck and upper back pain. I realize that by removing the head rest I will not have any whiplash protection but I am willing to take that chance because I am in pain each time I drive the vehicle. Who ever forced the manufactures to make the headrest this way has never driven one. More research needs to be done before you force the manufacture to use such a headrest. This problem occurred on December 30, 2011.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Ford F-150

The reporting person owns a 2009 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side headrests were not adjustable and constantly struck him in the back of the neck. The manufacturer stated that it was a new design for safety. The dealer stated if the contact felt so strongly that the headrest was such a problem to simply turn the headrest around. The contact however was concerned that his neck could be seriously injured due to the air bags in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10. The VIN was not available. This front seat head restraint issue occurred Saturday, Mar. 7, 2009.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Ford Explorer

The VIN of the car is 1FMEU7DE1A_. Tl- the vehicle is a 2010 Ford Explorer. The contact stated the design of the driver and front passenger seat head restraints pushed the occupants head forward in an uncomfortable position. She turned the head restraints around in order to assume a comfortable position while traveling. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 45,000. Rvk. This front seat head restraint problem happened on 05/12/13.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of GMC Yukon

The vehicle is a 2001 GMC Yukon. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GKGK26U81_. Lack of 3 point restraint system and head rests on middle position of benches. I have six children who are quickly outgrowing car seats. I believe 2 pt restraints are unsafe. When will they become standard in large utility vechicles like the Yukon xl? lesser cars are equippent with them. How does a mother choose which 2 children to place in the less safe seats? nlm.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of GMC Terrain

The car is a 2010 GMC Terrain. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6) purchased 2010 GMC Terrain VIN [xxx] Feb 20, 2010. At test drive noted low head restraint location at full up extension= uncomfortable to back bone, and head. After purchase noted that gm supplied owners manual for this new model us car section 2-2 had description (warning notation & picture diagram of the proper adjustment), but due to the restraints design (too short of notched extension rods) the safe, and comfortable height adjustment cannot be achieved. Currently I have extended the drivers unit about 2 1/2 inches above its highest locking position (taped in place) which brings it close to the depiction in the manual = a comfortable driving position. I have taken the problem to the new american general motors up 3 layers of management (1. Dealership, 2. Customers support, and finally 3. Executive offices detroit only to be told in a phone call 5-26-10 that there is no fix for my concern, and that the operations owners manual my not reflect correctly the design of the head restraint placement. This comment was repeated by the service manager at the dealership in his statement to me that my actions were not safe, and that he was sure there was probably a disclaimer in the owners manual printing. It was Feb. 20, 2010 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Acura TL

The vehicle involved was a 2009 Acura Tl. The front seat headrests (aka head restraints) cause severe neck pain no matter how the seats are adjusted. This pain is caused by the forward tilt to the headrest that cannot be adjusted. The tilt in the headrest causes the driver's head to be pushed forward in a downward-looking angle. This is both painfully uncomfortable (I now suffer from chronic severe neck pain) and dangerous because 1) is painfully distracting, 2) causes the driver to be distracted when trying (in vain) to adjust seat and driving position to unsuccessfully find a pain-free seating position; 3) forces the driver to either recline the seat too far back or to have to drive with eyes tilted unnaturally upward (as if looking over one's glasses) while the head is pushed forward and downward. I have been told that my problem is that I do not realize that these are not head rests but are head restraints and that I should endure chronic neck pain and injury in order to avoid whiplash in a rear end collision. I was hit from behind in another car with "standard" headrests and suffered no injury; the collision was so severe (a pickup truck hit my 1982 Toyota corolla station wagon in 1994) that the front seat backs were flattened (I. E. , were sacrificed to absorb the energy). The problem I have with the 2009 Acura Tl is extremely ridiculous and painful. In my 2007 Acura Tl and I could drive long distances without pain. In the 2009 Tl with these ridiculously-designed headrests, I have neck pain during my 15-minute commute to work and it continues when I'm not driving. This headrest design is producing cumulative injury that is causing damage to my neck and cervical spine. The excuse that Acura uses is that this design is mandated to reduce whiplash injuries. I have driven over 400,000 miles in my life and have never experienced whiplash injury. Sent: April 7, 2014 with 55,000 miles on the car. The failure date was 04/30/2009.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Acura MDX

The VIN of this vehicle is 2HNYD28449_. The owner has a 2009 Acura Mdx. The contact stated that the headrest would push her head forward, causing her neck and back pain. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that they were unable to alter the vehicle design. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 24,600. Updated 5/7/12 the consumer has since traded the vehicle. Updated 05/23/12. This front seat head restraint issue occurred Apr. 11, 2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Honda Accord

The vehicle involved was a 2013 Honda Accord. Near accident at 1300 miles. Did you know the rate of owner filed NHTSA safety complaints related to seats/head restraints for the 2012 and 2013 Accord are occurring at a rate 49 times higher than the combined rate for altima, camry, elantra and taurus? almost all Accord complaints include the same elements: awkward posture, pressure on head and neck, pain and distraction caused by the seat/head restraint. Honda tells owners that all manufacturers get the same complaints, and blames NHTSA fmvss 202: both are untrue! aforementioned 4-12-2013 count shows this is a very severe problem for Accords, but not for all other manufacturers. • the seats in my 2013 Accord are very uncomfortable partly because they provide no backset between the head restraint and my head; instead, they impose a “push” of a least 13 mm. This causes distraction within 30 minutes of driving, and within two hours generates severe pain which impairs my driving. • during the fmvss 202 process, umtri submitted a research finding that said “a 50 mm backset would result in head restraint interference for 13% of the driving public”. A majority of the manufacturers, among them gm, magna, johnson controls, aiam, the alliance, Nissan, Porsche, daimlerchrysler, and Ford, stated that a “backset of 50 mm may cause significant intrusions into the space where these occupants typically place their heads, forcing their heads into an unnatural forward-tilting position”. Honda ignored these findings,is solely responsible for bad seat design • a 1997 cdc report that found strong evidence of a causal relationship between awkward neck and shoulder posture/ prolonged static loads and musculoskeletal disorders (msd), and additional research reveals the impacts of msd, including pain and fatigue. • the Accord is a danger to me, my passengers, bystanders and other drivers and should be recalled as soon as possible. The failure date was Monday, December 31, 2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Honda Accord

The car is a 2013 Honda Accord. The drivers seat causes severe lower back pain and also neck pain is so uncomfortable I cannot drive this car more than 30 minutes. Tried multiple seat adjustments without success. Very distracted while driving. Almost had an accident while driving because I was distracted with preoccupation with the seat issue. Also my wife complains in the front passenger seat headrest causes here severe neck pain and strain. This issue happened on February 13, 2014.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Hyundai Azera

The vehicle involved was a 2008 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Azera is KMHFC46F58_. Car is locked, parked and no one is in it. The back reclining portion of the drivers will move towards the steering wheel by itself. I will move it back to position and begin to drive. The seat will move on its own toward the steering wheel, smashing me. I had to remove the headrest just to have some room. I will keep my hand on the seat controls and try to move it back into original position. Sometimes this works but most of the time will not let me move it. While this is going on, my seat belt is also getting very tight and uncomfortable. Several people have seen this happen and some have seen it while no one was in the car. The back of the drivers seat just moves toward the steering wheel. I am afraid to drive this car. If I cannot get the seat to return to position I am up against the air bag, which also scares me. If I had an accident while all this is going on, (and this is very frightening for me), the air bag would deploy and it wouldn't be good, I am sure. This is something I hear about on the news, air bags killing someone. I really need some assistance with this problem. This is a very serious and possibly dangerous situation. I would appreciate your help. This problem occurred on Monday, July 15, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Hyundai Sonata

The VIN of this vehicle is 5NPEB4AC5B_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side headrests could not be adjusted. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the headrest could only be set to the highest position. The contact stated that the headrest setting made it uncomfortable to drive. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 15,000. It was 06/08/11 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Infiniti G37

The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Infiniti G37. Please, please back off on your head rest requirements for safety. Please allow the consumer to choose the position of the head rest. Not only Honda, but Ford, gm, Chrysler, all manufacturers are creating very painful car seats since 2009 due to this awful headrest requirement. Seatbelts are a law, but I choose to wear them. Motorcycle helmets are no longer a law, but I choose to wear them. Now let me choose my headrest position. I think these new designs are going to cause far more injuries and insurance claims from people having their heads cocked forward, in a forced improper posture. I had migraines due to my headrest before I resolved this issue in my car by making modifications. I sit with proper posture and my head is forced forward. The only choice I had was to sit improperly in order to try to avoid the terrible discomfort this new law forces on me. Please change this law. This front seat head restraint problem happened on Monday, Jun. 18, 2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Infiniti Q45

2004 Infiniti Q45 lemon this automobile has an in-service date of 12-17-04, purchased by me on 02-08-08 at 26,670 miles with 10 months remaining on the time warranty that's expired. It was returned to major Infiniti on 09-29-10 with 42,171 miles ^0,000 warranty) and an inoperative drivers seat (no rear/forward function) fixed in an unsafe position for me and impossible for my wife - (7) inches shorter. After diagnosis, major informed me the repair cost would be $1300 and that Infiniti refused any warranty responsibility. I called Nissan consumer affairs and spoke to emily who gave me a file # [xxx] and told me a regional specialist would call within two days, next day, September 30, I called nca again and talked to [xxx], regional specialist. She told me I couldnt have an answer on nca covering the seat problem until Monday 10-4-10. October 1, I authorized ordering of the seat adjuster assembly as I had no option since our other car would be unavailable after Monday. [xxx] called October 4 and said Nissan would do nothing toward a warranty repair. My complaint: first, an inoperative drivers seat should qualify as a safety-related defect. My wife and I drive with a 9 inch height differential and with an inoperative seat - as it was - she couldnt drive without perching on the very front edge. Without a seat belt. I had no option but to repair this seat or abandon any notion of driving out of town. If we drove out of cell phone coverage and I became unable to drive, as in an emergency, my wife would be compelled to drive us without the security of adequate seating and seat restraints. Second, and another reason my complaint, this car has a history of electrical problems: cd @ 28395; cruise control @ 32442; battery@35193; headlight ballast and lamp @ 37694. Unrelated brake replacement @ 36396. A driver's seat should qualify as safety-related. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). It was Sep. 21, 2010 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Jeep Wrangler

The VIN of this Wrangler is 1C4AJWAG7C_. My wife and I purchased a used 2012 Jeep Wrangler from a nys authorized dealership . After the vehicle was brought home we noticed the head restraints on the front seats were not there . Figuring they might have been removed for cleaning , or service, I looked around in the vehicle for them . I did not find any . I called the dealership and asked if they forgot to attach them , and if they were at there dealership. After looking and asking around , they reported to me that the did not have any and that the Jeep was sold "as is" and the head rests were not included in the deal . I found this out after the deal was made and did not realize that the vehicle did not have them , and figured that this was mandated safety equipment and must be included by an authorized , licensed nys dealer . They have refused to supply them to me . Is this a violation ? do they have to supply them ? is this a safety issue ? what should I do ? thank you , gary machniak. It was Monday, February 3, 2014 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Jeep Patriot

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4NF2GB8A_. The headrests in the 2010 Jeep Patriot are of inferior quality and may put owners at risk of serious injury or death. A cheap piece of plastic or metal inside of my driver's side headrest recently broke. As a result, the headrest merely hangs and cannot be adjusted. On 8/6/13, I was informed by a service advisor at rairdon Dodge Chrysler Jeep (kirkland, wa), that the broken part could not be repaired or replaced and that the cost of replacing the headrest would be $498. I believe this to be entirely unreasonable, for the following reasons: 1. A defective part or a part of very poor quality was used in the headrest 2. The poor design of the headrest does not permit this inexpensive part to be repaired or replaced without replacing many more expensive, electronic parts 3. Jeep Patriots with problem headrests are almost certainly less safe, given the fact that the brakes and/or airbags may fail to work properly (due to malfunctioning sensors inside of the headrest; they may not function properly, as a result of the headrest not maintaining a proper position) 4. The cost of replacing the headrest (which cannot be repaired) is prohibitively expensive and may even constitute an illegal form of financial exploitation I hope that the NHTSA will consider issuing a formal recall for the headrests in the 2010 Jeep Patriot and/or order rairdon Dodge Chrysler Jeep to replace the headrests on my vehicle at little or no cost. This front seat head restraint issue occurred 08/06/2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car involved is a 2005 Kia Motor Sorento. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KNDJD73355_. When someone sits in the passenger seat the air bag light used to turn off, now when they sit in the seat the light stays on and the air bag is off and I have an air bag light on in my dash. Took the vehicle to my mechanic and his software shows a recall but kia says no recall on my vehicle. His software says restraints and safety system: recalls campaign - seat occupant classification system reflash. I feel this is a safety hazard if I was to get into an accident and someone was in the passenger seat and the air bag does not deploy. This issue happened on Mon., Jun. 10, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car was a 2011 Kia Motor Sorento. Crash was involved with the Kia Motor Sorento. Consumer has a 2011 kia Sorento. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph downhill in icy weather, the vehicle began to slide uncontrollably until crashing into a tree. The vehicle was destroyed. The air bags did not deploy nor did the headrest prevent whiplash, as designed. The contact suffered whiplash and required physical therapy. The dealer was notified of the incident and statedt that the safety features in the vehicle would only operate if the vehicle was involved in a severe crash. The failure and current mileage was 8,000. This front seat head restraint issue occurred Dec. 18, 2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Lexus ES

The vehicle was a 2005 Lexus Es. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JTHBA30G65_. The end of July 2011 I had noticed a dashboard light go on. Warning that the air bag was not active. I had a sickness in the family and could not bring this vehicle in to edison Lexus untill 8/23/2011 to have it looked at and fixed. Lexus of edison said if I replace the original battery Es 330 it would solve the problem with the passenger airbag seat sensor. I did that for about $160. 00 this did not fix the problem ! Lexus of edison said that sensor is part of the seat frame and it would have to be replaced and it would cost to me of $ 3,359. 50 . I called Lexus directly and they said they would help pay half . I said to Lexus that this is a safety issue and this part should never fail. This should be the manufacturers responsibility to fix this safety issue Lexus federal safety components us warranty for 96 months and 80,000 miles,and restraint systems is 72 months and 70,000 miles . And when I had taken the Es330 to them it was in the aove timeframe. I had only approximately 56,224 miles on this vehicle. This issue happened on Wed., Jul. 20, 2011.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Lexus RX

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JTJBK1BA6A_. The front head restraints will not lock in the proper position on my new Lexus Rx350. They keep rising until they reach the top position and they will lock in that position, but not in the first or second positions. This is a safety issue because I need them to lock in the first position. The dealer said they were operating correctly and Lexus said I should get a second opinion from a different dealer. However, the owner's manual on page 71 states: "after adjusting the head restraints, push down on them and make sure they are locked in position. " they will not lock in any position but the top one. It was Tuesday, September 15, 2009 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Lincoln Town Car

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Lincoln Town Car. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1LNHM85W03_. The head restraints in this vehicle are not adjustable therefore the consumer feels that they may not provide adequate protection to short passengers in the event of a crash.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car involved is a 2003 Lincoln Town Car. The VIN of the problem Town Car is 1LNHM85W03_. Head restraint cushion was positioned at an angle with the top extending further forward than the bottom which resulted in it contacting the consumer at the top edge of the rear of his head. In the event of a sudden stop, the backward motion of consumers body would force consumers head backward and down. This could cause great stress to the neck. Head restraints were properly engineered in the Lincoln, Town Car 2001, but not in Lincoln, Town Car, 2003. Refer to odi#8022294 scc .

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mazda Cx-7

The vehicle was a 2010 Mazda Cx-7. New headrests since 2010 are terrible. My neck constantly hurts because I like to sit against the back of my seat, and my head is pushed forward at an angle no matter how I try to adjust the headrests in my cx7. These "safety" regulations are causing me pain and permanent neck issues. These safety regulations need to be revised. It was Wednesday, January 13, 2010 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mazda Tribute

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4F2YZ04125_. 2005 Mazda Tribute, consumer received a recall notice, mechanic refuses to repair vehicle. The consumer attempted to take his vehicle to the nearest dealer and was told he had to fill out a questionnaire before he could make an appointment. In late June he received a letter from that dealer stating, he should return to his selling dealer for servicing needs and that their dealership was primarily for customers who purchased vehicles from them. This front seat head restraint issue occurred July 3, 2006.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mercedes Benz GL450

The car is a 2013 Mercedes Benz Gl450. The 2nd row headrests do not fully extend/retract upward and also cannot be removed! we are being told by mbusa that this is because of the "easy entry 2nd row option" and that those headrests have limited capabilities as far as raising/lowering/removing. As a result children sitting in the 2nd row have their heads pushed forward (because of the headrests) which is causing major neck discomfort and is a real hazard for children. This also cannot be cured by raising the headrest because children of a certain size, probably ages 10-16, aren't short enough to fit "under" the headrest and aren't tall enough to have their head/neck fit properly on the headrest. There needs to be an option where these vehicles, equipped with the "easy entry 2nd row option", can have their 2nd row headrests removed when children of a certain height will be sitting there. This is really a big problem and a dangerous problem that mbusa needs to address immediately. I am not sure how they missed this in their safety tests. This problem occurred on Tue., Jul. 16, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mercedes Benz Clk Class

The car involved was a 2002 Mercedes Benz clk. We bought this car as-is in October of 2011. At that time it had 67,500 miles on it. In about March of 2012 we noticed that there were three major things wrong with the car and they all appeared to be electrical. The windshield spray did not function even though it was full of liquid. We wiggled the electrical plug and changed the fuse and it worked for about 2 weeks. The next thing was that the passenger side heated seat did not work and still does not. We cannot find the fuse for that one. Then the passenger side seat control on the door stopped working for the main part of the seat bench itself. It will not move back and forth and will not tilt or rise. The seat back works and the headrest works, but that is all. Again we could not find the fuse. This front seat head restraint problem happened on 03/01/2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mercury Villager

The vehicle having this issue was a 1997 Mercury Villager. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mercury Villager is 4M2DV1119V_. Headrest guides are no longer available from manufacturer (Ford or Nissan). The guide itself is a cheaply built plastic sleeve which breaks easily (I've been through several in my nine years of ownership). Unfortunately, the headrest cannot be secured to the seat without them!!. This problem occurred on Sat., Jul. 17, 2010.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mercury Sable

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Mercury Sable. Headrest is too big, and consumer cannot see out of rear passenger window when pulling out of parking spaces or driveway. Both the manufacturer and the dealer had no solution. The consumer was trying to remove the headrest but was unable.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mitsubishi Montero

The car was a 1998 Mitsubishi Montero. There was crash involved with this Mitsubishi Montero. At stop light. Hit in rear by car going atleast 45 mph. Neck whip-lash despite 3 point seatbelt and added thickness headrest as seatbelt collapsed backward to horizontal position. Unable to move seat fully upright (80%) after that. Car pushed about 20 ft. Tow hitched attached to frame reduced further back damage. Metal particles found in differential - probably form impact moving car in stopped position. This front seat head restraint problem happened on Sep. 6, 2000.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JA3AW86VX8_. Purchase my 2008 mitsubushi evolution x about one month ago with 2,900miles. I don't drive it often since I have a company car. My current miles is 4,400miles. I am beginning to notice alot of small chips toward the back doors bottom corner near quarter panel on both side of the vehicle. Been on many forums and alot of evo x owner are experiencing the same paint problem. The road condition here are in good shape, so I don't see why the paint is chipping away. Im afraid when I reach 10,000miles, the car interior would still be fairly new but the exterior would have paint chipped everywhere. Another issue are the recaro seat fabric are coming out near the head rest part. The fabric are coning out right where the fabric tuck under into the carbon fiber looking plastic piece near the headrest. You are able to see the staples that are coming out. This is happening to both seats, driver and passenger. I have read several forums but owners who have spoke to Mitsubishi about the paint issue were turn down. Those owner said Mitsubishi are not willing to do anything about this issue. It was October 6, 2009 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Nissan Maxima

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Nissan Maxima. There was crash involved with this Nissan Maxima. The contact owned a 2002 Nissan altima. The driver was traveling at an unknown speed and became distracted, veering off the roadway. The driver maneuvered the steering wheel in various directions in an effort to regain control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over approximately eight times. The driver was not injured however, a passenger was killed. The vehicle was inspected by state police who advised that at the time of the crash, the passenger¿s seat was reclined, causing the seat belt to fail to restrain the passenger effectively. The contact stated that after seven years of research she discovered that all passenger seats were unsafe when they were reclined. The contact wanted a warning to be placed on the visor of the vehicle alerting passengers to the danger, as well as possibly a mechanism that would not allow the seat to be adjusted once the vehicle was in motion. The failure mileage was not available. The VIN was not available. The failure date was Monday, July 12, 2004.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Nissan Murano

The car involved is a 2006 Nissan Murano. The VIN of this vehicle was JN8AZ08W16_. Noticed one day that the seat was wobbly. Took it to my mechanic and he said that a manufacturer's weld had failed. This is a huge safety concern, as if I am in an accident, the seat will not restrain me. Did research online, and apparently this is a huge issue with all 2003-2007 Nissan Muranos. I feel that this should absolutely be recalled and paid for by manufacturer. It was Mon., Aug. 13, 2012 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of SAAB 9-3

The car was a 2004 SAAB 9-3. Crash happened when the problem occurred. : the contact stated while stopped at a yield attempting to turn left the vehicle was hit in the rear by another vehicle traveling 30mph. Seat belts were in use; however injuries were sustained to the head, upper back and knee. The contact believes the back and head injuries were sustained due to the head rest being too hard. No police reports were filed. The vehicle was driven away from the crash scene. It was Saturday, December 3, 2005 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Saturn SL2

The vehicle is a 1998 Saturn Sl2 sedan. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The VIN of the car is 1G8ZK5273W_. I was involved in a rear end collision in April 2002. I was hit from behind while waiting at a red light. The back of my seat collapsed thereby rendering the anti-whiplash head restraint ineffective. It was Apr. 17, 2002 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Saturn ION

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Saturn Ion. In a panic situation, the owner was unable to locate the horn button due to the size and location. This caused a distraction, due to the consumer having to take her eyes off the road and look on the steering wheel to locate the horn button. The consumer noted the driver's head rest was tilted too far forward, the problem was eventually corrected.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle involved was a 2013 Subaru Outback. Seat head rest is too far forward and upper seat contours backward, putting pressure on neck and affecting spine. Seat needs added support (with a small upper back support and probably a lumbar support) to take pressure off the neck and get the head free from being pushed. Neck should be straight. Over time this will damage the spine if the headrest isn't made adjustable or support added to the seat. I'm adding support to the seat from aftermarket cushioning to get the pressure off my head/neck. Would like an adjustable headrest as was included in the 2013 Subaru impreza to get the headrest off the head (and the pressure off the neck, to get my neck and back straight). --- I am worried about receiving spam so didn't want to fill out some of the extra info asked for. This issue happened on Mar. 6, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Subaru Outback

2006 Subaru Outback. Hi, problem (1) head rest is so big that between the seat belt strap and the head rest there is no view to see vehicles about to pass in the left hand lane. Can result in side swiping when changing lanes. All the safety features in the world won't help if the end result of the feature is to cause injury or fatality. Safety problem (2) the speedometer. In order to make the instrument panel look "cute" you have destroy the ability to see what speed the vehicle is moving. No need to go to 140 mph to start with. The jumps between markings make it just about impossible to quickly determine the speeds 50, 60, and 70 mph and forget trying for 55,65,75. What do you intend to do about these two very serious safety problems on my 2006 Subaru Outback?????? I am "dead" serious about this and will search all possibilities for a remedy. This front seat head restraint problem happened on January 23, 2006.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Suzuki Grand Vitara

The vehicle involved was a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JS3TD94406_. Premature failure of the passenger restraint air bag system due to failure of a pressure sensor in the passenger seat. Suzuki refuses to repair it as they consider it out of warranty and the dealer wants $1,200. 00 to replace the seat. This issue happened on 02/28/12.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Suzuki Esteem

The car is a 1998 Suzuki Esteem. There was crash involved with this Suzuki Esteem. The VIN of the problem Esteem is JS2GB31SXW_. Consumer was rearended. Upon impact, driver's and passenger's seat retractors broke, causing the passengers to fall/lide into the rear seats. Also, driver's side headrest bent. Driver and passenger sustained injuries. This front seat head restraint issue occurred April 3, 1999.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Toyota Venza

The VIN of this vehicle was 4T3BK3BB3D_. 2013 Toyota Venza. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle head rest. The consumer stated the head rest did not remain in a set position, but extended itself while the vehicle was being driven. The dealer stated it was normal. It was 04/16/14 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Toyota Venza

The car is a 2013 Toyota Venza. The head restraint or head rest is positioned so that it pushes my head forward in an unnatural angle. It applies pressure that causes a severe headache after driving 15 to 20 minutes with my head pushed forward so far. There is no adjustment of the head restraint angle with respect to the angle of the back support to correct the unnatural angle. The dealer will not do anything to correct the problem saying that they had contacted the individual they deal with at Toyota baltimore area sales who said: that is the way the head restraint is designed and that I bought the car and there was nothing they could do to correct the problem. The dealer said that the head rest could be reversed which would eliminate the problem but that they could not tell me to do this because this negated the crash testing done for government approvals. They indicated that other people have had this problem and had reversed the head restraint, but that they could not recommend this. However when the head rest is reversed, there is a large gap between the restraint and my head that is not safe in the event of a rear end collision. The fact that a number of other people, have reversed the restraint in strong evidence that this is a common problem with Toyota vehicles that needs to be corrected. This issue happened on Thu., Aug. 29, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Volkswagen Passat

The car involved was a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Recently I drove several new cars (the latest being the 2012 Passat) and found one common complaint: the headrest on these cars are tilted forward way too much with no adjustments available. My understanding is that NHTSA requires vehicles headrests to be higher and close to the head to reduce whiplash injuries. How do you improve safety if it's impossible to find a comfortable driving position? the new headrest regulation forces the driver to slouch forward (and looking down) while driving, causing fatugie to set quickly. For me, the only way to find a comfortable position while driving these new cars are by reclining the seat back excessively (so my head don't tilt forward). This, in my opinion, aren't safe since this position reduces the driver's alertness. With the active headrest technology, why can't car manufacturer's set the headrest at a normal angle? in my opinion the new head rest regulation is an easy and lazy way to reduce whiplash injury without proper research (I. E only based on measurements with no regards to driver's comfort). The failure date was Dec. 26, 2011.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The car was a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 3VWRZ7AJ9A_. Headrest is very uncomfortable to the point where I reversed it which makes it very unsafe. In the normal position it causes significant neck pain. Please change the safety laws to the old version for headrests. My 2000 Volkswagen Jetta had very comfortable headrests. The failure date was Jun. 26, 2011.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Volvo S60

The vehicle was a 2012 Volvo S60. Please, please back off on your head rest requirements for safety. Please allow the consumer to choose the position of the head rest. Not only Honda, but Ford, gm, Chrysler, all manufacturers are creating very painful car seats since 2009 due to this awful headrest requirement. Seatbelts are a law, but I choose to wear them. Motorcycle helmets are no longer a law, but I choose to wear them. Now let me choose my headrest position. I think these new designs are going to cause far more injuries and insurance claims from people having their heads cocked forward, in a forced improper posture. I had migraines due to my headrest before I resolved this issue in my car by making modifications. I sit with proper posture and my head is forced forward. The only choice I had was to sit improperly in order to try to avoid the terrible discomfort this new law forces on me. Please change this law. It was Monday, Apr. 25, 2011 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Volvo S90

The vehicle is a 1997 Volvo S90. The VIN of this vehicle was YV1KS9605V_. Passenger head rest blocks the rear view. Yh. The failure date was Nov. 11, 1998.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Audi A8

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Audi A8. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WAUML44E34_. The head restraint would take up 35 to 40 % of the rear window. It was Tuesday, June 1, 2004 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Audi A6

The vehicle is a 1996 Audi A6. VIN of the vehicle was WAVGA84A5T_. Rear seat rests are too high causing poor visibility resulting in collision.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of BMW X5

The car involved is a 2008 BMW X5. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5UXFE83508_. When a people seat on the passenger seat, the light "airbag of the passenger seat is off" is on. And the led panel shows "restrain system malfunction". I get my car checked at the dealership, they said this is due to the fault of the sensor in the seat and will make the airbag not deploy in an accident. Actually, this problem has been there for a while but only happen occasionally (one time a month), and can be solved by change sitting position a little bit. When I checked in the service, nothing wrong was found. He said the same problem exists in older models (e. G. 2005, 2006), which are in the recall list of BMW. But mine is not in and I need to pay $1400 to get it repaired. I think this is a really important issue since it disables the airbag, which is the most important safety equipment. My car is in a very good condition and serviced regularly. There is no reason it faults in such a low mileage and age. Many users in the BMW forum has the same issue, but is under risk or got to pay for the repair. I hope BMW can take care of this issue to recall the cars that are potentially in risk. This front seat head restraint issue occurred Thu., May. 22, 2014.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of BMW 5 Series

The vehicle is a 2006 BMW 5 Series. One day while driving, my car had an alert come on the I drive saying the passenger restraint system was malfunctioning. It stayed on a few months and then went away for a few months. Now the problem is occurring again. This front seat head restraint issue occurred Monday, November 26, 2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Buick Lacrosse

The car is a 2012 Buick Lacrosse. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G4GC5ER1C_. Headrests are angled too dramatically and impair visibility, driver comfort and also seem to be a safety risk. The angle is not adjustable, and the discomfort provided renders them unusable, forcing the driver to lean forward perpetually. They are not removable, and can only go up/down, which actually makes it even more uncomfortable. This issue happened on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Buick Lacrosse

The VIN of this vehicle is 1G4GC5ED8B_. I recently bought a used 2011 Buick Lacrosse cxl. I like the car a lot but after a few trips I noticed that my neck and head position was constantly being pushed forward making me more and more uncomfortable. I also noticed that the headrest is so large that it is difficult to see behind me especially to the left for oncoming traffic or obstacles. I understand that the manufacturers were required by NHTSA to make the headrests too far forward and too large for "safety" reasons. If so, you have succeeded in making my time behind the wheel both uncomfortable and less safe because my neck is constantly being pushed forward and I can't see behind me very well. I doubt that you will respond or, more unlikely, make changes to improve this problem but I have to do something to express my outrage at what you have done. This problem occurred on Nov. 10, 2013.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Cadillac Escalade

The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Cadillac Escalade. The consumers sisters finger got caught in the rearward folding head restraint on the second row seat. She broke a bone in her right ring finger, damaged her nail bed and is experiencing some numbness in the finger. It was Sunday, Sep. 1, 2002 when this front seat head restraint issue happened.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Cadillac DTS

2010 Cadillac Dts. Consumer states head rest is too far forward for his wife to drive the vehicle the consumer stated when his wife adjusted the seat for driving, the head rest forced her head down. The consumer stated all that needed to be done, was to have the two head rest supports bent down backwards a little to solve the problem. The failure date was 01/01/01.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Jaguar XK8

The car is a 1997 Jaguar Xk8. The 1/4" thick steel brackets that are welded to the driver's seat frame and have holes for the seat frame to be bolted to the floor of the car sheared off (I. E. Completely failed) while driving. The seat became unattached at the front causing the seat to rock backward leaving the headrest on the back seat. This problem occurred on June 28, 2003.

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car   Front Seat Head Restraint problem of Jaguar X-type

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Jaguar X-type. The VIN of this vehicle is SAJWA54A95_. : the contact stated if one places the headrest onto the rear seats backwards, it locks into position. Once the headrests are locked into position, they are unable to be removed. The dealership determined this is the way the vehicle was designed. The manufacturer has been alerted. The vehicle is a 2005 Jaguar xty. Updated 04/11/06. It was Monday, Jul. 4, 2005 when this front seat head restraint issue occurred.

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