2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Jeep

image2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

Edmunds' long-term test of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. This update includes discussion of the Wrangler's miserably uncomfortable headrests.

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  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    Does it not adjust/tilt? It looks like it should.
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    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.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    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".
  • rubiconfreedomrubiconfreedom Nor-East Uni-StatMember Posts: 6
    You're so right with this head rest issue. In 2008 (or there abouts) our Government with the help of some safety commission decided that we all need bend forward headrest installed on all vehicles after said date. Since that time, I've tried to find ways to avoid this constant neck pain from being forced forward & down into my seat. Sure they say this is a "safety issues/concern" the problem is the headrest is very annoying. At this point I've flipped the headrest backwards until a solution can be found. A semi solution was found a few months back, several Jeepers are taking measures into their own hands and creating a vise type setup which the headrest is placed in the vise, the rods are bent slight back, thus straighting the headrest. I personal do not have the shop or equipment to attempt this myself.
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