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In the 2011 Honda Ridgeline. Are there any solutions to the front tilting passenger headrest. It is very uncomfortable for shorter people and prevents them from lying back during long drives

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I am not familiar with your Ridgeline, but in other vehicles I have found that if you pull the headrest completely out and reverse it, it then tilts back instead of pushing on your neck.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2011

  • claude_turge Jun 08, 2011

    Doesn't that completely eliminate the ability for the headrest to protect you?

  • Victor Albright Jun 09, 2011

    Good point- like I said I am not familiar with Ridgeline headrests. If reversing the headrest moves it so far back that your passengers head cannot make comfortable contact with it, you are absolutely right that it would not offer any protection. Your Honda dealer may be able to offer you headreasts with different profiles to accomodate shorter people.

    Important- You need to consult your owners manual to find what the minimum recommended height is for a front seat passenger. Below that recommendation, there are also concerns with airbag deployment and seatbelt pyrotechnic restraints in the event of an accident. Comfort is important, but should always be a secondary consideration when safety is involved.

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