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Headrest Summary

UPDATED 3/2024

No headrests were required on USA or Canadian cars before 1969 1/2 models. However, Citroën offered a variety of optional headrests in earlier years that sometimes showed up on North American cars. The headrests in the following photos are the ones that were used by Citroën to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) #202 which became required as of 01 January 1969. 

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Generation 1 USA headrest

USA:    1969 1/2 only

CANADA:    never used

FRANCE:    never used

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Generation 2 USA headrest

USA:    1970

CANADA:    never used

FRANCE:    never used

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Generation 3 USA headrest

(same as Generation 2 but with the pillows and snaps)

USA:    1971 to 1972

CANADA:    mid-1971 to 1972

FRANCE:    never used*

* Some European DS's had similar headrests, but they attached to the seats differently

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