Headrest Discomfort - 2012 Jeep Wrangler Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport: Headrest Discomfort

February 11, 2012

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport

I like a lot about our Wrangler. I like its manliness. I like its raw talent in the rocks. I like leaving its top down at night. I like its unvarnished indifference to modernity.

But I don't like its headrests.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 27,500 miles


  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Does it not adjust/tilt? It looks like it should.

  • nope, that's for whiplash protection. Ones that lean forward a lot are getting more and more common. The more higher end cars have headrests that move forward in an impact. Those do appear to lean forward even more than others I've seen though. Headrests like that make it hard for me to get my seat into a position I like because when I have the seatback at an angle I like the headrest shoves my head way forward. So then you have to tilt the seat back until you are leaning back way more but then your head isn't getting shoved around. It is especially annoying on rough roads where when you bounce around the headrest keeps smacking you in the head. And unfortunately, it can be one of those small things you don't notice on a 15 minute test drive but once you really settle into the seat and go on a longer drive it gets annoying.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Zimtheinvader, how can you stand that? Just thinking about that thing hitting me in the back of the head is getting me irritated. I would take it to a vice-grip and see if it can be "manually adjusted".

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