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Old 11-09-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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Why the 2015 doesn't come with Recaro Seats.

Was at the dealership in my area today and was talking about the 2015 and I brought up the Recaro seats not being in them. They stated the reason is the NTSB stated that Recaro seats are unsafe and are not allowing on any model of car past 2015.
Any car that has them before that are grandfathered in and are ok. You can put them in yourself, its just that they are not letting manufactures put them in vehicles.
If this is old news my apologies and feel free to delete this post if it the case.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #2
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Yeah, this is old news.... 1 years old news, lol. IIRC, airbag deployment, and adjustable headrest, is the cause.


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Old 11-09-2014, 04:56 AM   #3
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Yeah, this is old news.... 1 years old news, lol. IIRC, airbag deployment, and adjustable headrest, is the cause.


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I don't think it has to do with adjustable headrests. I can name several cars that do not have adjustable headrests currently being produced.

I think you're on point with the airbag deployment though.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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I don't think it has to do with adjustable headrests. I can name several cars that do not have adjustable headrests currently being produced.

I think you're on point with the airbag deployment though.
The issue is not that cars cannot have seats without adjustable headrests the issue is that the evo seats would have to be re-certified to meet the new safety standards and since this is the last year for the evo mitsu does not want to pay and crash cars to re-certify the seats
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:33 PM   #5
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They stated the reason is the NTSB stated that Recaro seats are unsafe and are not allowing on any model of car past 2015.
Can someone provide a real NHTSA - National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (the car & roads people) not NTSB (that's more for airplanes than cars) that says anything about full-size human Recaro seats being unsafe?

I ONLY see references to child seats.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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^ Why does it matter anymore? Not like you can prove to Mitsu that they could have kept the seats...
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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^ Why does it matter anymore?
Because I usually find that spreading misinformation is always helpful??

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Old 12-17-2014, 02:04 AM   #8
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I call BS about them being unsafe in the real world. I totaled my '10 X and the seats, belts, and airbags all saved my life, literally. Walked away unharmed when I should have been dead.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:08 PM   #9
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The 2015 EVO's here in Canada come with the Recaro seats
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:52 PM   #10
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The 2015 EVO's here in Canada come with the Recaro seats
The Bastards! That's just not right.
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