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Martin
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Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3
Headrests

Classification
Missing Functionality

Problem
No height or tilt adjustment to front headrests

Affected vehicles
All

Reported
14th January 2005 by Ecosse in post 186

Reported Cases
2

Occurs
Constant issue

Submitted to dealer network
None

Dealer Response
None

Submitted to LR Customer Services
None

LR CS Response Reported
None

Fix/Solution
None

Other Comments
None
  
Post #5603rd Feb 2005 8:36 am
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bashir
 


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Australia 2009 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

i've had my disco3 for 3 months and the headrest are becoming a pain in my neck - (no pun intended)
would love to be able to change it to an adjustable somehow
 2009 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE

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Post #1660011th Sep 2005 11:10 am
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Coffeecup
 


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England 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Galway GreenDiscovery 4

I think I read somewhere that the front headrests are the way they are because of the integrated air-bags. If that is the case, then we're likely to be stuck with them the way they are. I don't think we can even get away with fitting something over the top of the existing ones to pad them out in any way.
 
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Post #1660111th Sep 2005 11:13 am
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BN
 


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Coffeecup, you are correct. The seats with fixed headrests are absolutely attricious in all ways. The air bag in the seat is not even required with all the side curtains anyway.
  
Post #1660411th Sep 2005 12:00 pm
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mwillems
 


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2007 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Tonga GreenLR3

The headrests are not adjustable becuase of lawyers. In the US, any adjustment renders the headrests less than safe. This mens LR could get sued.

Hence no adjustements, we all find them uncomfortable, and LR scores very well (only one of 6 cars that get 'excellent' safety rating) and hence, no lawsuits.
  
Post #3853122nd Jan 2006 8:49 pm
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dochummer
 


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United States 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Zambezi SilverLR3

That's funny because every u.s. made vehicle that I've owned has adjustable headrests....
 2005 Zambezi V8 SE  
Post #997468th Nov 2006 6:42 am
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Miguel
 


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Portugal 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but the front seats in our Discos are just the same as the ones fitted in Volvos, even the adjusting levers.. just with a diferent looking headrest, but also fixed ones.

Ford Group parts sharing perhaps?
  
Post #45571317th Apr 2009 4:29 pm
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sarumlight
 


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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Land Rover worked with Volvo on safety when the Disco3 was designed. So they may well be similar not just to keep costs down. The test results that were referred to back in 2006 are here:

http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr010806.html
  
Post #45574617th Apr 2009 5:29 pm
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DCBINGBING
 


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Hong Kong 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Galway GreenDiscovery 3

bashir wrote:
i've had my disco3 for 3 months and the headrest are becoming a pain in my neck - (no pun intended)
would love to be able to change it to an adjustable somehow


Uncomfortable sitting posture since the headrest not adjustable. Totally agree.
  
Post #65046718th May 2010 2:56 pm
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NeilD
 


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Post #65046918th May 2010 2:59 pm
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discoteca
 


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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Tech Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

I had two Volvos in the past Whistle neither of which had ajustable head rests. Am guessing that it certainly is safety related and part of Volvo's design. I don't believe that any current model Volvos have adjustable head rests.

I presume the head rests have no other safety features in the D3? I.e. in a lot of Vovos the head rest moves into a different position when a rear end collision is detected so that it supports exactly the right part of the neck at the point of collision, which is why they can't be manually adjusted.
  
Post #65048118th May 2010 3:29 pm
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Laughton
 


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England 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Manual Unknown ColourDiscovery 3

Personally, I don't have a problem with the seats. I am pretty tall though (6'3" ish).
But lets be honest, you can't buy a landy and then complain about practicality. We drive them because we love them right?
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Post #6695967th Jul 2010 11:47 pm
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Lugano TealDiscovery 3

There not Head Rests there Head Restraints designed to stop your head from over extending in the event of a crash (bored so reading old posts)
  
Post #150641224th Jul 2015 6:37 pm
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DaveJLBI
 


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Ireland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

I swapped my D3 seats for D4 seats and the head rests are now adjustable. The main difference I believe is the carry over from the D2s of the grab handle at the side of the head rests. If they were not fixed, these would not be strong enough to grab onto.

My 2 cents
  
Post #15111454th Aug 2015 11:57 am
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boatyPhil
 


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I know it's an old thread, but has anyone tried removing the grab handles to see if the headrest will then adjust up and down?
  
Post #17881646th Mar 2017 10:45 pm
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