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Hi! New 2010 and am encountering problem w/ head restraint
I would GREATLY appreciate your input and advice, even if you don't have a solution for this.
After much research, we purchased a new 2010 Ody. We were very excited. We bought it out of town, and I was looking forward to taking it out on the highway for our 5 hour trip home. Thirty minutes into the drive, my neck started aching. The pain caused a headache as well. I realized it was due to the head restraint pushing my head forward. I tried to adjust the seat every way I could think of to help. In the past week, I have continued to try to work with the seat adjustment, but the pain starts up every time I start to drive. I had no pain issues with my last car---a 1998 Altima. I've done some research, and it seems like there are just a minority of people who experience this problem of having their heads pushed forward with the new active restraint head rests. I am not a princess and the pea type person. I am a 31-year-old woman who is 5'7 and who usually doesn't have back/neck issues. I read that the people who are bothered by this can be people who are used to sitting up fairly straight. I do sit up with most of my back touching the seat in my old car. I don't rely on the head restraint to lean my head back, though. If I try to sit with my back completely supported up to the shoulder blades in the Odyssey, the head restraint not only touches my head but pushes it forward. I have tried putting my seat back more than I usually would, but then I lose back support.
I am frustrated, because I reallly want to have a good experience with my new purchase. I am considering a fairly thin Obus full back support that was recommended by someone with similiar Honda headrest problems. It would move my head away from the headrest by maybe an inch or two. Do you think that's a good idea? I really like the safety aspect that the active head retraints promise, and I don't want a hard backrest to hurt my spine in a rear end collision. Do you think a think back rest would be a risk factor?
I appreciate any feedback you can give. And if you don't have any neck problems from the Ody, could you maybe describe how you sit? I know that sounds silly, but I'm desperate here!
Thanks so much!