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Model 3 headrests too hard?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by BlueKam_M3LR, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. BlueKam_M3LR

    BlueKam_M3LR Member

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    So I got my Model 3 on 3/13/2020 and I noticed the headrest on the driver side is very hard. It is not nearly as soft as the rear passenger head rests. Hitting my head on the headrest during rapid acceleration doesn't feel great, I expected more padding and just a softer cushion feel to it. It feels almost like a hard rubber. Anyone else notice this?
     
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  2. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

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    Have you tried Chill Mode? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. BlueKam_M3LR

    BlueKam_M3LR Member

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    LOL I am new Tesla owner why would I waste the exhilarating potential of this beast on chill mode? Anyways, I usually have a long work commute and I like to drive with my head against the headrest at all times so the hardness of it is disappointing.
     
  4. gcmak

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    Yep its a firm one and like some folks (myself included), you may begin to have neck/upper back pains. The vegan leather may also separate from the padding on the headrest if used frequently. It's not a bad idea to invest in a sort of neck cushion.
     
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  5. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

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    Give it a few weeks, your neck muscles will strengthen to compensate.
     
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    Social distancing, let that hair grow out, it's all the cushion you'll need
     
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    From the first day I drove my Model 3 almost 2 years ago I noticed that every bump transferred to my head through the headrest. So I stopped leaning my head on it and got used to it from the first day. I could see how it might be more difficult for some people to change habit or to even wonder why they should not use the headrest at all.
     
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  9. jkdman123

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    There are no headrests in the Model 3. There are head restraints, but no headrests.
     
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  10. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    Funny, today I was just thinking about why the headrests are hard and not soft and squishy like the actual seats
     
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  11. BuggDDS

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    I was thinking to protect your head in the rare case of a rollover accident and the glass roof shattering, like a dragster roll cage or something...
     
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  12. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Lol, was going to say this. Few know the real name for the item that prevents you from getting a broken neck in a rear-ender. Just a shortened form of the actual name.
     
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  13. jkdman123

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