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Old 03-21-2005, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
Alexander Grant
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Headrest

The headrest is driving my wife crazy.
On a 2004 V70 2.5T with the WHIPS system her head is constantly
in touch with the head rest while she is looking straight ahead
or touching her cheek when she turns her head.
Is there any way to adjust / move / bend the headrest backwards
an inch or two?
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Old 03-21-2005, 02:10   #2 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: Headrest

Recline her seat a little to move the headrest back reference her head, or
tell her she had better get used to it as that is how it is supposed to be
to give her the protection she deserves. I personally drive with my head in
contact with the headrest and have no problems at all ('96 940 with 960
electric seats).

Cheers, Peter.

"Alexander Grant" <cameron38@cox.net> wrote in message
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> The headrest is driving my wife crazy.
> On a 2004 V70 2.5T with the WHIPS system her head is constantly
> in touch with the head rest while she is looking straight ahead
> or touching her cheek when she turns her head.
> Is there any way to adjust / move / bend the headrest backwards
> an inch or two?



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Old 03-21-2005, 02:11   #3 (permalink)
Rob Guenther
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Re: Headrest

She doesn't find having her head resting on it is more comfortable? I like
having my head resting on the headRESTRAINT (In a Volvo, this is VERY much
more accurate... NHSTA shows what company with all top marks on every car
for rear collisions, because of proper restraints?... Volvo! - pretty much
every maker but Saab is either untested, poor, or marginal!) in our 93' 960
(no whips, but I am confident in this seat design as it looks idential to a
seat in a V70, but without the internal WHIPS mechanisms)..... In fact when
I drive my Golf I try to position the headrestraint as far up and as close
to my head as possible, to emulate the Volvo.


Seems to me like she's used to driving in lesser cars (American cars are
notoriously bad for having no upper body support, which causes whiplash)
where the seat only goes up to the shoulders and the headrest is more like a
neck rest (or breaker in a rear end crash).

In Ontario (possibly Canada) Volvo is lobbying for lower insurance for Volvo
drivers because of their outstanding design, which lowers whiplash claims by
Volvo drivers quite a bit - so get used to it, it's a great seat.

Active headrestraints, side impact and head airbags, and ESP stability
control (DSTC in a Volvo) - IMO if a new car doesn't have all this it
shouldn't be advertised as safe... I believe your V70 has it all tho (maybe
not the DSTC or "ESP" system) - these are the key safety systems that
actually have numbers to back up their scientifically proven benefits.
"Alexander Grant" <cameron38@cox.net> wrote in message
news:130320051929101241%cameron38@cox.net...
> The headrest is driving my wife crazy.
> On a 2004 V70 2.5T with the WHIPS system her head is constantly
> in touch with the head rest while she is looking straight ahead
> or touching her cheek when she turns her head.
> Is there any way to adjust / move / bend the headrest backwards
> an inch or two?



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Old 04-25-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
Alexander Grant
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Re: Headrest

We're getting use to the head rests.
Thanks everyone
Alexander

In article <683_d.19005$N8.504655@news20.bellglobal.com>, Rob Guenther
<robertguenther@nospamsympatico.ca> wrote:

> She doesn't find having her head resting on it is more comfortable? I like
> having my head resting on the headRESTRAINT (In a Volvo, this is VERY much
> more accurate... NHSTA shows what company with all top marks on every car
> for rear collisions, because of proper restraints?... Volvo! - pretty much
> every maker but Saab is either untested, poor, or marginal!) in our 93' 960
> (no whips, but I am confident in this seat design as it looks idential to a
> seat in a V70, but without the internal WHIPS mechanisms)..... In fact when
> I drive my Golf I try to position the headrestraint as far up and as close
> to my head as possible, to emulate the Volvo.
>
>
> Seems to me like she's used to driving in lesser cars (American cars are
> notoriously bad for having no upper body support, which causes whiplash)
> where the seat only goes up to the shoulders and the headrest is more like a
> neck rest (or breaker in a rear end crash).
>
> In Ontario (possibly Canada) Volvo is lobbying for lower insurance for Volvo
> drivers because of their outstanding design, which lowers whiplash claims by
> Volvo drivers quite a bit - so get used to it, it's a great seat.
>
> Active headrestraints, side impact and head airbags, and ESP stability
> control (DSTC in a Volvo) - IMO if a new car doesn't have all this it
> shouldn't be advertised as safe... I believe your V70 has it all tho (maybe
> not the DSTC or "ESP" system) - these are the key safety systems that
> actually have numbers to back up their scientifically proven benefits.
> "Alexander Grant" <cameron38@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:130320051929101241%cameron38@cox.net...
> > The headrest is driving my wife crazy.
> > On a 2004 V70 2.5T with the WHIPS system her head is constantly
> > in touch with the head rest while she is looking straight ahead
> > or touching her cheek when she turns her head.
> > Is there any way to adjust / move / bend the headrest backwards
> > an inch or two?

>
>

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Old 04-26-2005, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: Headrest



> > > The headrest is driving my wife crazy.
> > > On a 2004 V70 2.5T with the WHIPS system her head is constantly
> > > in touch with the head rest while she is looking straight ahead
> > > or touching her cheek when she turns her head.
> > > Is there any way to adjust / move / bend the headrest backwards
> > > an inch or two?

> >
> >


Try tilting the seat back just a bit, the new position will feel a bit odd
at first but should help. I found I had to go the other way with my 740,
with the seat reclined as far as I was accustomed to the head restraint
wasn't doing much good. Should be able to adjust the seat back so that the
headrest is very close to your head but not actually touching it.


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