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My wife can’t sit high enough

Rider

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Mar 7, 2018
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We have a new MX and my wife can’t get the seat adjusted so she sits high enough.

We’ve had service come out to check the seats and they say they are operating normal.

Is there anything we can do? She says she needs 1 extra inch. She puts a rolled up towel underneath her now and sits on that. She says it slips too much with the towel though.

I’ll even get her a booster seat if they make that sorta thing.
 

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bnkwupt
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Jul 12, 2017
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I don’t know how the Model X seats mount, but on some vehicles, you can shim them up using a stack of washers where the seat bolts to the floor. It might be worth looking into, although there may be some concerns about the modifications and crashworthiness.
 
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eye.surgeon

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Nov 18, 2014
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The best part of this story is you had service come out to check the car.

If you're unusually short or unusually tall, a test drive determines if a car can be adjusted to fit you comfortably.
 
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Travel cushion might be the way to go.
Don’t forget you can lower the steering wheel if that’s the problem.
 

Rider

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The best part of this story is you had service come out to check the car.

If you're unusually short or unusually tall, a test drive determines if a car can be adjusted to fit you comfortably.

They had to take the car because at delivery the AC system didn’t work (alert on dash), the center console in the second row wouldn’t stay closed and one of the panels was far out of alignment.

While they had it I said that my wife couldn’t get her seat high enough.
 

Rider

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Mar 7, 2018
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How short is your wife? What does that one extra inch will do? Can she not see the front of the vehicle?
She’s 5’6. She says it’s perfect with the towel. I don’t think a husband can say “well you look good to me” and remain in good standing :).
 

outie

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May 22, 2016
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My wife is 5’1” and she has no problem driving in the X. Never complained the seat not high enough. How high does she want to sit?
 
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Xenoilphobe

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Tell her to go to Costco and get the largest bag of Utz Ripple potato chips and the largest vat of Hellevua Good French Onion Dip. Should be resolved in a month or so. If not get some twinkies and watch a whole season of Game of Thrones in two weeks. Add a heavy weight beer like Two Hearted Ale and she will fit perfect!
It worked for me


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mal_tsla

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Sep 29, 2016
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Hard to believe 5'6 can't make the seat work, we are 5'2 and 5'8, works great for both of us. I use it on the lowest height and she uses it higher but not all the way up. It's not necessary for your head to touch the glass....

That is to say, I think maybe there is actually something wrong with your seat. Maybe get the service center to let her sit in another X on the lot (a loaner or a demo) and adjust the seat up, just to make sure it adjusts the same as your X? If that one goes up "high enough" but yours doesn't, they can fix whatever is wrong with yours.
 
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GOPJEW

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My wife is 5'4" and has no problems. There are pillows/other items specifically designed for vehicles that you can sit on - it might just be her personal preferences just don't fit and if that is the case I am sorry to hear that.

My wife actually sees better in my X than she did in our S...
 

Need

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Nov 22, 2017
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Some people, usually SVU drivers, like to see the hood of the car when they drive. It is harder to do that with the MX than other more boxy SUVs. Maybe this is the case for OP's wife?
 

Visscher

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Nov 19, 2016
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This, there can be five or six inch difference between two people both setting than standing, easy.
My cousin and I are the same height. But when she sits, her head is 5" higher than mine because she is sitting on more padding than skinny me. We may even have the same torso/leg ratio - but not the same BMI.
 

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