TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

I can't take it anymore!

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by mohanman, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. mohanman

    mohanman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ok guys, what am I doing wrong?! My neck, my shoulders, my back are driving me nuts. I thought I was going to scream on the way back home (45 minute drive). I have tried every single position, tried numerous seat cushions.. I can't do it anymore. How can you guys possibly drive this car long trips? Someone send me some sort of opinion on what I should do. I have the Tan perforated leather. Is it possible my seat is defective? Also I get dizzy, and headache mostly in the frontal area of my head. What is going on?! I have the steering wheel to comfort mode, I have the autorgen to off so I don't keep bobbing my head forward and back . My wife sits in the passenger seat claims its the most comfortable seat ever.. but Im like your joking. Has to be defective driver seat?
     
  2. DougH

    DougH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,389
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I don't have this issue but I have read this same complaint. I would say go to a SC and see if you can drive a loaner but I do not think there are X loaners yet.

    Sorry.
     
  3. Saghost

    Saghost Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Location:
    Delaware
    I don't know what to tell you. My tan perforated leather X seats are some of the best I've had aside from the headrest that I really wish went up another inch or two (8.1 gave us manual control, at least, but it turns out the just doesn't go up enough.)

    Seats are a deeply individual thing, though. If it isn't working for you, that's a problem. Back can usually be fixed with lumbar adjustment or a pillow - neck and shoulders aren't usually about seats to begin with, since they aren't really supported, but I'm certainly not a doctor or chiropractor.
     
    • Like x 2
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    15,251
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    If you were nearby (but you're not), I'd offer to let you check the seats in my X - def one of the most comfortable cars I've driven. You might go on the appropriate regional forum here & see if you can find someone close by with an X.
     
  5. jmanning

    jmanning Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    125
    Location:
    Shrewsbury, Ma
    Put the seat in the most comfortable spot you can, put autopilot on for long trips, sit back and listen to the radio, enjoy the view while you are generally are aware of the road situation. I got an X as a loaner recently, am 6'7" tall and had no problem. Maybe it is in the mindset at this point. Try to relax before you drive anywhere find a position that is MOST comfortable for you, take a drive and DON'T think about the seat or its position. Hope this helps, if you really can't do it, see if you can buy new seats that you find more comfortable to put in the X, if that doesn't work pass it on to me I think I can find a nice spot in my garage......
     
  6. NikeWings

    NikeWings Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Not joking.......you should visit your doctor. The pain you describe as severe enough to scream, accompanied by headaches and dizziness are symptoms, perhaps aggravated by the seat and/or sitting but unlikely to be caused by the seat. Please visit your doctor and rule out any physiological problem.
     
    • Helpful x 3
    • Like x 2
  7. mohanman

    mohanman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    Michigan
    Nah, Im in the medical field.. not a medical problem. My Tahoe doesn't cause any issues/symptoms.

    I think its a couple different issues:
    1) not enough padding, not soft, too hard
    2) not enough upper body support
    3) headrest in awkward position, not close enough to my head when I want it to be, too close when I don't want it to be
    4) steering wheel feels huge, maybe too thick for my hands
    5) maybe the pedals are too close to me, and I wish they were adjustable

    Argh.. so frustrating. Ive been playing around with the seat for months now.
     
  8. jmanning

    jmanning Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    125
    Location:
    Shrewsbury, Ma
    Good suggestion Nikewings, ironic you suggested that and he is in the medical field....revisit previous jmanning suggestions...hope this gets resolved for you mohanman
     
  9. mohanman

    mohanman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    Michigan
    Thanks for your suggestions guys, I guess I'll have the SC evaluate it, and keep adjusting. I might get to a point where I can longer deal with it. I had a similar issue with a Lexus GX 460 .. had to sell it in 2 weeks because it gave me significant back pain (felt too narrow). Worse comes to worse, my wife can take this, and I will get that new Lincoln Navigator when it comes out.
     
  10. NikeWings

    NikeWings Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I can drive for hours in certain vehicles and feel fine. Put me on an airplane, first class, and my sciatica can flare up enough to immobilize me, cause headaches and excruciating pain until the inflamed nerve subsides. Hard for me to blame United Airlines for that one.

    Glad to know you are fine though.......maybe ask Tesla for an overnight loaner and take a long long ride.
     
    • Funny x 3
  11. GSP

    GSP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,227
    @mohanman,

    Years ago I found the seat on a rental car unbearable while driving on a vacation trip. When I got home, I realized it was not the car seat, but that I had a case of shingles.

    Whatever is causing your uncomfort, I wish you luck finding the cause and resolving it.

    GSP
     
  12. mohanman

    mohanman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    Michigan
    Thanks for the suggestions guys... at least I got to use the supercharger.. was getting like 250 miles/hr! amazing! and FRREEEE!
     
    • Like x 1
  13. Retired

    Retired Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    Los Altos, California
    Shot in the dark. Might you be allergic to the fumes given off by the interior?? Although it sounds like you have had the car for awhile and the fumes must have dissipated by now. My wife can hardly stand the smell but the charcoal filters on recirculate seem to be handling it.
     
    • Informative x 2
  14. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,599
    Location:
    Clark Co, WA
    The original frame seats in my S were horrible on my back and neck, but the next gen seats (much more like the X seats) are very comfortable. Are you unusually tall or some other non-typical body shape?
     
  15. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2,894
    Location:
    Hamilton
    Are you driving at night at all? Do the headaches get worse at night?
     
    • Like x 1
  16. DougH

    DougH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,389
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  17. DougH

    DougH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,389
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    How about one of these sexy seat covers?

    il_570xN.1161349012_ffzo.jpg
     
    • Like x 1
    • Funny x 1
  18. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,555
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    That is just what I was going to post. I do not see how a car seat could produce the symptoms described. See a qualified physician. Immediately.
     
    • Like x 2
  19. pilotSteve

    pilotSteve Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    868
    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    I find that my S90D's seats are very comfortable when adjusted right, and very uncomfortable when not. If you haven't yet tried this, sit in your seat in the garage and play with every adjustment (especially headrest height, lumbar support, tilt and distance). You might try saving at last two settings with different names. Then go for some drives and adjust a bit to see if its better than the previous. If so, save that to your 'better' setting. If after a bit of driving you decide its actually worse (I found this happening because it felt good at first but was not an improvement after a few minutes) then restore to your baseline and keep adjusting.

    I found that there IS a setting that makes my body very comfortable. Also sometimes on long drives I'll adjust something without saving just to have slightly different pressure points etc. However in 10-30 minutes I restore my 'golden' set and come back to that as the best overall comfort.
     
    • Like x 1
  20. Pandamoanium

    Pandamoanium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2016
    Messages:
    328
    Location:
    Colorado
    Are they the next generation style with the close bolstering? I'm not trying to be rude, but are you also a bigger set person? I've seen some posts about this and that combination has usually contributed to it in some way.
     
    • Like x 1

Share This Page