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Headrest for Model Y

looseygoosey

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Feb 28, 2020
23
5
Washington, D.C.
Totally worth the mismatched colored panels, dust in the paint, missing paint, gaps galore, latches that won't close, windows that scratch trim, Bluetooth that doesn't work, seats that fall apart, hooks that don't retract, dents on body panels, and range that doesn't even come close to expectations!

Are you a Tesla hater andoand/just hang out here to point out the flaws for fun? I'm not arguing with the well documented issues I'm just curious why you seem to get so much joy out of it.
 
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1stEVSm3mY

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Jun 21, 2020
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California
This. Consumers are very bad at knowing what they really need/want. Innovative companies, particularly the Silicon Valley type, are the ones that don't build what customers want, but instead are able to figure out their needs and deliver something that meets those better.

Consumers wanted a better flip phone and Apple brought us the iPhone. Building what customers asked for would not have led to that.

So back to cars, some customers say they need a heated steering wheel. The actual need is for the consumer to be comfortable in their car and not have cold hands. Short term solution- car interior will preheat before you get to it. Long term solution- there will be no more steering wheel you have to put your hands on so they won't get cold.

Some customers say they want an adjustable head rest. The actual need is to be comfortable and have support. The seat is designed accordingly. At least I hope, as I don't have my Tesla yet!
Well said! Looking at the need ....totally agree.
 

Scooby24

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Mar 19, 2020
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Olathe, KS
Are you a Tesla hater andoand/just hang out here to point out the flaws for fun? I'm not arguing with the well documented issues I'm just curious why you seem to get so much joy out of it.

Nope I was one week away from taking my model Y delivery before cancelling. I had a vested interest in seeing the quality improve to my own benefit but I have since determined it's beyond reconciling their quality problems and no longer plan on reordering
 
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AZKoby

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Mar 23, 2020
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Mesa, AZ
Nope I was one week away from taking my model Y delivery before cancelling. I had a vested interest in seeing the quality improve to my own benefit but I have since determined it's beyond reconciling their quality problems and no longer plan on reordering
Then why are you still trolling the Tesla Page if you have cancelled?
 
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Aikidoka

To increase range put the bike in the car
Apr 29, 2020
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Vero Beach, FL
I second the request for air conditioned seats. They make life so much more comfortable in a hot environment. My other two cars have them and I find I can keep the car's temperature higher because of them.
 
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steinbej

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Jul 7, 2018
32
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Upstate NY
I picked up my Model Y last night and it doesn't seem to have headrest adjustments... they push your head forward and make the seat very uncomfortable. My wife is a chiropractor and feels this is a terrible design.

I am a physician, but more importantly, I have bad discs in my neck. I cannot drive a car which pushes my head forward. Yesterday I got my Model Y. The headrest is awful and I must change it. If anyone has ideas, please send them my way. I'm thinking of going to a body shop if necessary...
-- JS
 
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wizzad12

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Jul 19, 2020
12
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Los Angeles
I am a physician, but more importantly, I have bad discs in my neck. I cannot drive a car which pushes my head forward. Yesterday I got my Model Y. The headrest is awful and I must change it. If anyone has ideas, please send them my way. I'm thinking of going to a body shop if necessary...
-- JS
From one Physician to another, the headrest in a flexed position is certainly not the most comfortable. I don't know why they angled it that way. Maybe it helps to prevent whiplash more, who knows? In this day where most have their neck flexed too often when texting or looking at their phones, adjusting the headrest would be a nice option. I did see this video on another post. Maybe show this to the body shop so they can adjust it.
 

steinbej

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Jul 7, 2018
32
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Upstate NY
I used that very video to disassemble my driver's headrest and instead of bending the bars, I simply turned it around to face backwards and reinserted the bars back into the seat. The headrest is now quite vertical and does not push my head forward. It's still there, protecting me from whiplash in a rear-end collision, but it's far more comfortable and unharmful to my neck. Thanks for the video and the reply.
--JS
 

escape pod

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Nov 7, 2020
17
11
Buffalo NY
I removed the front seat headrests and bent the bars as described in the video. It didn’t move the position back as far as I’d hoped. I ended up just reinstalling them backwards.

I’m 6’3” and now the seating position is very comfortable. My wife is 5’2” so her head now lands towards the top of the very tall seat backs, the original headrest position was pushing her head forward as well due to how far the bottom of the headrest extends down over the seat back.

Definitely a bizarre design choice by Tesla, adjustable headrests are a must and expected in a luxury car. It’s impossible to design a one size fits all solution for something as important as a car seat.

I wish an accessory company would make replacement headrests that adjust up/down and back/front. Until then flipping them backwards will have to do.
 

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