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  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    Middle row headrests not folding automatically

    Hi I am new to this site. I have a 2017 SD4 HSE Disco . When I fold the middle row seats from the boot area the headrests have suddenly stopped folding down so as soon as the seat hits the front seat it stops.
    It used to do it but has stopped .

    Can anyone help please?
  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 338
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Corris Grey

    After you push the rear switch does the headrest still feel locked or can you fold it manually without pressing the side button? My middle headrest was always a bit slower than its companion to drop.

    To be honest I find all the rear headrests obstruct rear view so much I travel 90% of the time with them all down anyway, so haven’t noticed any deterioration with time in the auto disengage.
  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    The headrest can be folded manually but it's a bit of a pain as it is supposed to fold down automatically.
    I have only had the car a month and they used to click and fold immediately after pushing the folding button.
    Do you think seat position can affect it?
    I also travel with the middle headrest down and did wonder if that was part of the issue.
  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 338
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Corris Grey

    If the nearside seat is working its unlikely to be seat position/ rake as it’s joined? to the middle seat.

    I have always assumed there was some sort of spring? inside the headrest that came into play once the lock was released …either manually or electronically from the rear.

    Does the middle headrest have the same resistance to movement as the others when you lift it back up?


    Last edited by Wolfpack on 9th Jul 2024 3:58 pm. Edited 1 time in total
  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    All of the middle row do not lower when the button is pushed.
    All headrests are the same and fold and return manually with the same pressure.
  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 338
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Corris Grey

    Sorry misread middle row for middle headrest
  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    no worries
  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    actually I have just had a fiddle and when I put the centre headrest up and then pushed the seat fold button the middle headrest automatically folded down but the other 2 did not
  • Loz
    Member Since: 29 Mar 2023
    Location: Berkeley
    Posts: 49
    United Kingdom 

    Do you have the option to drop the headrests individually from the display?
    Do you hear the solenoids operate in each headrest?

    2023 Dynamic-R Metropolitan Edition D300MHEV
  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    I do not have the option to drop them from the display .
    I do hear the click but it's tricky to differentiate whether all are engaging.
  • Ian_S
    Member Since: 18 May 2021
    Location: South
    Posts: 88
    United Kingdom 

    I have found occasionally that using the centre back rest down can result in it not latching back for some sensor which causes the automation to fail, so it might be worth pulling it down and re-latching again to see if that helps... sounds daft, but happened on mine and then the larger split of two seats just refused to go down flat ....
  • Wingnut
    Member Since: 09 Jul 2024
    Location: Windsor
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    Thanks Ian , I did try that and sadly still not working. I have it in a garage at the moment so hopefully they can fix it
  • Ian_S
    Member Since: 18 May 2021
    Location: South
    Posts: 88
    United Kingdom 

    I have to say I find the motorised seats in my D5 to be a complete pain in the Censored They're too slow, unpredictable, and when you're cleaning or loading the car, the motors time out so you end up closing doors, cycling the ignition etc. just to be able to move the damn things. You can't even control them from the app like you could initially either. Just a complete waste of tech and energy. The manual seats I had in my Discovery Sport, and had on my original D5 spec before I was 'forced' into a Metropolitan are much more practical!
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