Active Head Restraints. Normal or Weird?
I noticed the driver's head restraint, once fully pushed to the most back position, will not always stay at the most back position.
I understand my car has Active Head Restraints system such that the head restraints will move forward to close the gap between my head and the restraints in case of crash from behind. Well, my head restraints did not move forward a lot, but enough that I know it moved. The difference is about 1/2 to 1 inch versus 2+ inches when the active head restraints system really engages. (You can try how far the restraints can move forward by pushing them towards the front. Once released, the restraints should return to normal position)
I know it is difficult to describe this seem-to-be problem, but maybe you can help me by doing this: (test with the driver side)
- Push the head restraint to the most back position.
- Don't adjust the restraint's height. Leave it there.
- Drive the car as usual
- Occasionally lean your head against the restraint. Lean with some force to check restraint is still at the most back position.
- If you feel the restraint can move back a bit further, that means your restraint has moved a bit forward. (which is what I experienced)
This issue does not happen at a specific time/vehicle speed/acceleration/deceleration so I couldn't tell what causing this. I would "guess" my back occasionally leaning on the seatback hard enough such that it pushes against the levers of the active head restraints system hence the head restraints moved forward...
2010 Insight EX w/Nav. Clear Sky Blue. 20% Tint. HID.