Anyone else find the headrests intrusive?

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At 6’1 & big melon head the headrest tilts my head down when back all the way. Leaning seat back helps some but not enough.
Same here. Looks like 6'1" is the grey area where no matter how you position the seat back and headrest, the edge the rest rubs your scalp and makes you drop your head forward while you drive. I've had a few complaints from passengers too.

This all because of some law about headrest position. My 2011 Subaru Forester was the same as the JL. But my 2008 Nissan Frontier was just about perfect -- and every car before that too, including my old YJ, Cherokee and Liberty.





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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...
:)

Didn’t read the entire thread, but in answer to the topical question, yes, I found them intrusive.

And annoying.

I pulled them off and put them in the pile of stuff I will never need again until I trade my Jeep in.

I’ll start a new pile then.
 

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I angle my seat back so that I'm COMFORTABLE/VISION/LEGS/NECK and my head never touch's the headrest, so I don't G>A>S> about the "INTRUSIVENESS"-

W.E.

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This all because of some law about headrest position. My 2011 Subaru Forester was the same as the JL. But my 2008 Nissan Frontier was just about perfect -- and every car before that too, including my old YJ, Cherokee and Liberty.
I haven't seen any laws.
The head restraints in my wife's 2018 CRV and the one's in my previous 2013 and 2016 vehicles were completely non-intrusive.
 

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YES! I like having my seat upright, but when I try to do that the JL head forces my chin to my chest. I can't help but think in an accident it would snap my neck rather than prevent whiplash.
 

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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 like to sit upright and have the same problem with the JK and JL. My JK, I just removed the headrest completely. It was so uncomfortable. I just got my new JL and will most likely do the same.
 

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