Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007+ Expedition & Navigator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2007+ Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 08:27 AM
rjd75 rjd75 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
rjd75 is new and has a neutral reputation at this point.
Picked up my 2010 Expy - instant neck pain

So I picked up my 2010 Expy yesterday and immediately noticed the head rests are bent forward at a ridiculous angle with no adjustment.. My 10 minute commute to work resulted in neck pain. A quick internet search reveals this to be a huge issue with all late model Fords.. Surprised I never came across this earlier! Looks like I will either have to bend the poles or flip them backwards.. How does ford expect someone to drive like this??
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 10:26 AM
n2umr n2umr is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 249
n2umr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.n2umr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
It's never bothered me and I'm a pretty big person. I have never even heard of this issue.

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 10:42 AM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,008
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Check out the F150 forums for 09 and up. Same problem. Some pulled them out and turned then around.
__________________
1978 F250 Lariat 4x2
2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x2


Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 12:00 PM
rjd75 rjd75 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
rjd75 is new and has a neutral reputation at this point.
Yes, google it, many people complaining.. I am 6'5 and it is tilting my head forward, might just take getting used to but feels very uncomfortable. I also find to compensate I have to tilt the back of my seat more which really takes away from my kids leg room. I already tried flipping them around but I could not get them out.. I looked for the little spring clip like on the second row and didn't see one.. I also heard of people buying headrests for a different ford vehicle that fit better..
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 02:35 PM
rjd75 rjd75 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
rjd75 is new and has a neutral reputation at this point.
Wondering if I buy a set of the aftermarket DVD head rests can I tie those in to the factory rear dvd player? Either that or buy a pair of headrests from an 07.. Anyone have any charcoal leather headrests from an 07 expy?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 04:19 PM
kennisonxgs kennisonxgs is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 88
kennisonxgs is starting off with a positive reputation.
When I read the topic, I thought that you got whiplash from the Expedition's excessive acceleration power.
Anyway, the head rest do suck, and I believe Ford designed it that way to reduce whiplash in rear end collisions. I'm not convinced that it's neccessary to give the drivers humpbacks in order to reduce whiplash though.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-10-2010, 01:21 PM
wizardsr's Avatar
wizardsr wizardsr is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 595
wizardsr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.wizardsr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
My 07 has the same thing. To compensate, we raised the headrests so the back of your head contacts lower, as well as reclining the seat a little more. Ford did it for whiplash crash test ratings. I've been tempted to pull them off, heat the metal, and try to bend them, but it's wifey's daily driver, and they really don't bug her enough (she's short).
__________________
Ford trucks + Blizzard plows = Happy business owner!

05 F350 pickup V10, 03 F350 flatbed V10, 03 F550 V10, 01 F250 5.4, 97 F150 4.6, 2011 Subaru Outback
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-10-2010, 01:24 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,008
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Should be much to bend the metal or have an upholstery shop put new bars with less of an angle on them.
__________________
1978 F250 Lariat 4x2
2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x2


Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-11-2010, 12:58 PM
rjd75 rjd75 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
rjd75 is new and has a neutral reputation at this point.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wizardsr View Post
My 07 has the same thing. To compensate, we raised the headrests so the back of your head contacts lower, as well as reclining the seat a little more. Ford did it for whiplash crash test ratings. I've been tempted to pull them off, heat the metal, and try to bend them, but it's wifey's daily driver, and they really don't bug her enough (she's short).
I just returned my 07 and I was 100% comfortable in it.. Drove it 12 hrs one day with zero issues.. This one bothers me after a few minutes.. Unless your headrests were upgraded to the newer style I think your 07 should have much less of an angle on them.. Pop in to a dealer and sit in a 2010 or just look through the window.. You will see what I am talking about..
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-11-2010, 01:06 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,008
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjd75 View Post
I just returned my 07 and I was 100% comfortable in it.. Drove it 12 hrs one day with zero issues.. This one bothers me after a few minutes.. Unless your headrests were upgraded to the newer style I think your 07 should have much less of an angle on them.. Pop in to a dealer and sit in a 2010 or just look through the window.. You will see what I am talking about..
Can you take a pic of the headrest showing the pitch on it? I am curious is my 08 has the same angle.
__________________
1978 F250 Lariat 4x2
2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x2


Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2010, 10:27 AM
rjd75 rjd75 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 123
rjd75 is new and has a neutral reputation at this point.
Ok, have a look.. Sadly, I am getting somewhat used to it.. But still no where near as comfortable as in my 07.. I still think this design is totally ridiculous.. So I have to sit uncomfortable for 365 days a year on the off chance I might get rear ended? This should be an active system.. Someone please post a pic of an 07/08 from the same vantage point so we can appreciate the difference..

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2010, 01:49 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,008
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Click the image to open in full size.
2008 Eddie Bauer Seat.
__________________
1978 F250 Lariat 4x2
2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x2


Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2010, 10:28 PM
wizardsr's Avatar
wizardsr wizardsr is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 595
wizardsr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.wizardsr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjd75 View Post
Ok, have a look.. Sadly, I am getting somewhat used to it.. But still no where near as comfortable as in my 07.. I still think this design is totally ridiculous.. So I have to sit uncomfortable for 365 days a year on the off chance I might get rear ended? This should be an active system.. Someone please post a pic of an 07/08 from the same vantage point so we can appreciate the difference..

Click the image to open in full size.
Wow, that does look a lot further forward than my 07. That sucks man, if mine were cocked that far forward they'd be in a bench vice fast enough to make your head spin...
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Ford trucks + Blizzard plows = Happy business owner!

05 F350 pickup V10, 03 F350 flatbed V10, 03 F550 V10, 01 F250 5.4, 97 F150 4.6, 2011 Subaru Outback
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 06-15-2010, 10:25 AM
kennisonxgs kennisonxgs is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 88
kennisonxgs is starting off with a positive reputation.
Wow. That is rediculously slanted. I guess the expy seat designers were descendants of Quasimodo.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 06-15-2010, 10:35 AM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,008
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Does anyone have an 09 and can post a pic? It looks like every year it has gotten worse. Could you by some from an 07 and use those? Should work.
__________________
1978 F250 Lariat 4x2
2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x2


Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 10:35 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007+ Expedition & Navigator

Tags
09, 10, 150, 2010, active, adjustment, bending, expedition, ford, head, headrest, headrests, restraints, sucks, uncomfortable

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup