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Want a RAV4 but the headrests are terrible!

The only thing keeping me from buying a RAV4 is the headrests. They make you tilt your head toward your lap. Does anyone know if any other Toyota model headrests would fit and match in colors - maybe I could find some at a salvage yard?

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  • mom2two Sep 21, 2009

    I have compared other vehicles of its type in the same price range, and nothing comes close to the RAV4 in quality, safety, reliability, style, features, etcetera, etcetera. Solution #1 is no solution.

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I moved one of the headrests from the back to the driver's seat. Had to open the legs a little bit but it fit.
Something else I found is that if one adjusts the seat so that it cradles one's body, thus maximizing contact between the body and the seat, and then puts the headrest back on it does not pushes one's head forward. Seems they designed it to be driven as if one was sitting on a recliner.
Although one can drive comfortably in that position, the headrest is massive and blocks the view over one's right shoulder.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Head rests from a Toyota Sienna are straighter and will fit the Rav4. I had the reverse problem and used a Rav4 head rest to move closer to my head in a 2008 Sienna.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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My wife has a 2009 Rav4 and wants to get rid of it because of the headrest. I tried turning it around but that really puts is too far back to help prevent whiplash. My wife is now experimenting with a back cusion and she says it does help.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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Dont think so theyre designed for that particular seat and you may be injured in an accident if you change them,even if they do feel a little uncomfortable,Toyota dont make too many mistakes with their cars so id leave them alone

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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