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Rear headrests, New design?

Rear headrests, New design?

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on my purchase of a P85+ and noticed the rear headrests in the design studio that appear to be large, square and adjustable. When I test drove the vehicle I noticed the rear headrests were actually strangely small and not adjustable.

Have the headrests been changed?

merijn | 27 luglio 2013

I think they were adjustable with the prototype. Look at this picture (Febr 2012) for example:

If that is the case, does somebody know why they changed the design?

merijn | 27 luglio 2013

Source: http://startupgrind.com/2012/02/tesla-model-s-as-cool-as-advertised/
(But you can find a lot more picture with this kind of headrests.)

Brian H | 27 luglio 2013

I read that because people don't often actually adjust them, they are at the lowest level in most accidents and actually cause more injuries than the fixed mid-height ones.

DrJayRussell | 27 luglio 2013

Brian, maybe so but the ones on the TD car were TINY and lined up to the very base of my head. Curious what you guys have noticed.

Brian H | 27 luglio 2013

As long as they don't line up with your neck and snap your head off!

napatesla | 23 agosto 2013

Well if i were sitting in the back seat with the current non adjustable headrests i am certain i would have serious brain damage or die. They are mini headrests that are far too low. They provide no coverage for an average to tall adult. They are find for children. The photo above should show TESLA that they need to have the adjustable headrests ASAP. It is a safety issue failing to make a proper rear seat. Hondas and Toyotas have more substantial headrests than TESLA

GeekEV | 23 agosto 2013

The proper/adequate position for a head rest is that it should hit just at the base of your skull. Any higher than that just isn't necessary.

napatesla | 26 agosto 2013

You are right, but the rear seat headrests currently equipped with the TESLA model s do not offer such protection. When people say the roof is designed to restrain your head is ridiculous! This is not possible nor would you want it to protect your head!

ketil | 11 settembre 2013

Adjustable headrests should be default, at least in the back seat!

Brian H | 11 settembre 2013

They cause injury, because people ignore or remove them.