Anyone else find the headrests intrusive?

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Feels a bit silly for my first post, but I guess I need to start somewhere. The front headrests in the JLUR seem to be angled toward the front to such a degree that it is causing my wife some back/neck pain. I looked at them (probably for the first time) and see that they are far from straight up and down (with respect to the seatback) or tilted slightly forward. They are really fwd.

I checked the manual to see if there was a way to adjust the headrest angle but it is fixed in this position.

I understand the purpose of the headrest to prevent serious head/neck injury via whiplash, but it seems a bit too far IMO...

Anyone else notice this or have a family member bring this up, or is this just me. Anyone have a solution in mind? I thought about maybe checking out a headrest from a JK to see if it fits and if so, maybe having it done in black leather w/ red stitching to match the seats...

I'm sure alot of you will laugh this one off, but at least I didn't call it a car...
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They don't really bother me. But I don't think JK and JL headrests are interchangeable. Here's pics of the JK headrest with measurements I took for another member.

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I’m sure that your wife’s issue is real. I trust that you find a remedy in short time.

I have not had any issues with the driver’s head rest in the nearly 3 months and some 6,000 miles of ownership. I have not had any of my front seat passengers comment on them either.
 

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I do know the headrests suck when I recline/sleep when hubby drives. I kind of have to cock my head to the side to avoid the rest. But in the upright position, I'm fine with them.
 

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Feels a bit silly for my first post, but I guess I need to start somewhere. The front headrests in the JLUR seem to be angled toward the front to such a degree that it is causing my wife some back/neck pain. I looked at them (probably for the first time) and see that they are far from straight up and down (with respect to the seatback) or tilted slightly forward. They are really fwd.

I checked the manual to see if there was a way to adjust the headrest angle but it is fixed in this position.

I understand the purpose of the headrest to prevent serious head/neck injury via whiplash, but it seems a bit too far IMO...

Anyone else notice this or have a family member bring this up, or is this just me. Anyone have a solution in mind? I thought about maybe checking out a headrest from a JK to see if it fits and if so, maybe having it done in black leather w/ red stitching to match the seats...

I'm sure alot of you will laugh this one off, but at least I didn't call it a car...
:)
I don't find the front bad but wish the tears folded back rather than forward.
 

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Feels a bit silly for my first post, but I guess I need to start somewhere. The front headrests in the JLUR seem to be angled toward the front to such a degree that it is causing my wife some back/neck pain. I looked at them (probably for the first time) and see that they are far from straight up and down (with respect to the seatback) or tilted slightly forward. They are really fwd.

I checked the manual to see if there was a way to adjust the headrest angle but it is fixed in this position.

I understand the purpose of the headrest to prevent serious head/neck injury via whiplash, but it seems a bit too far IMO...

Anyone else notice this or have a family member bring this up, or is this just me. Anyone have a solution in mind? I thought about maybe checking out a headrest from a JK to see if it fits and if so, maybe having it done in black leather w/ red stitching to match the seats...

I'm sure alot of you will laugh this one off, but at least I didn't call it a car...
:)
Not silly at all. I wonder if one of those small neck pillow things that you strap onto the head rest would work. That, and then recline the entire seat just a bit.
 

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Although this is a violation of the Wrangler manual, I had to pull the headrests all the way out and reverse them. They now angle to the rear.
This is good for for the 5'6" wife, but if I ever get rear ended, my neck will crack like a whip.
 

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I don't like the front headrests (yeah, I know... head "restraints"). They were designed by lawyers, not someone trained in proper ergonomics. Some folks have removed the headrests and bent the posts.
 

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Yes. I had to put the headrest all the way up so it didn't touch the back of my head.
 

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Agreed, they are angled too forward for my taste. I wish the head restraints/headrests were adjustable. My wife has a '17 Subaru Forester XT, and those headrests are adjustable to different angles for comfort, while remaining compliant with safety standards.
 

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You might tilt the seat BACK a little more and don't "REST" the back of your head on the restraint !-

I'm afraid that REVERSING the headrest will NEGATE any insurance coverage !

W.E.

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Here’s a helpful post, they don’t bother me.
 

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Feels a bit silly for my first post, but I guess I need to start somewhere. The front headrests in the JLUR seem to be angled toward the front to such a degree that it is causing my wife some back/neck pain. I looked at them (probably for the first time) and see that they are far from straight up and down (with respect to the seatback) or tilted slightly forward. They are really fwd.

I checked the manual to see if there was a way to adjust the headrest angle but it is fixed in this position.

I understand the purpose of the headrest to prevent serious head/neck injury via whiplash, but it seems a bit too far IMO...

Anyone else notice this or have a family member bring this up, or is this just me. Anyone have a solution in mind? I thought about maybe checking out a headrest from a JK to see if it fits and if so, maybe having it done in black leather w/ red stitching to match the seats...

I'm sure alot of you will laugh this one off, but at least I didn't call it a car...
:)
It isn't just you. Other threads mention this exactly. You can pull the head rests completely out and reverse it. However, this might be bad in case of an accident.
 

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18k+ miles and no complaints from me, I'll pay more attention to them on the drive home today and see if I noticed anything uncomfortable
 

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Was just thinking about how poorly designed the headrests are last night. I feel like they might actually cause an injury in an accident rather than preventing one. Seriously, smack your head back against it and see how awkward the angle your neck takes. It pushes your head forward while your neck bends and shoulders go back. Would not be surprised if this ends up in a recall after a few unfortunate circumstances. They really should have included angle adjustment.
 

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