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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

It does not bother me on normal driving. But in a stop and go, it really is painful.

So, in the last 2 days, I measured few car's pedal position. The cars included my wife's Cayenne S, a Honda Pilot, VW Tiguan, BMW 530i (?). The jeep's brake pedal is dead center from the steering wheel and extends 1" from center. Other vehicles I measured have the brake pedal more towards to the right of the steering wheel. So, from the center of the steering wheel, the Cayenne's extend 2.5", Pilot's extend 2.25", Tiguan's extend 2.25" and BMW's extend 2.5".

The space between the brake and accelerator pedal are similar, around 3" (+/- 0.25").

It is a good thing I don't run into a lot of stop-and-go traffic. If I did, I would definitely mod the pedals by welding a wider plate over the brake pedal (extend by 1" to the right). I know I know, this will make it close to the gas pedal, but from driving sports car for many years, I am used to having them closer for heel-toe shifting and driving. Perhaps, the gas pedal can also be moved to the right by, say, 0.5". Again, I would only do this if I am always in stop-and-go traffic (or trade the Jeep for something else). :-)

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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

i notice i sit over to the left more but i wonder if its bc of the peddles, im gonna take note tomorrow (i got 2015 JGC Altitude)
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

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i notice i sit over to the left more but i wonder if its bc of the peddles, im gonna take note tomorrow (i got 2015 JGC Altitude)
I have had my Jeep since June 2013 and I am still not used to the pedal position. There is no comparison with my feet comfort when driving my Jeep verses the wife's Sorento. I still like every other aspect of the Jeep. I just think the transmission is too large for the size of the vehicle.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

i didnt notice anything different or the pedals being off, i also drive a jeep patriot at work and its peddles also seem fine idn
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Interesting. Never noticed it. I don't move my heel though. It stays planted and I can go from brake to gas at will. Maybe my big feet.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

its funny that it was one of the very first things Ive noticed moving to the jeep from a 6 speed manual car, but after a couple of days I never notice anymore. I thought I was the only one and that thats how american cars are made since its a first one for me
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

I've been posting over on another Jeep forum about this same issue. I've had my 2014 GC Limited for a year and 37,000 miles now and I have yet to find a comfortable seating position. At first I didn't understand why. I tried washers under the seat rails, ripping the foam out and replacing it with memory foam, even buying a new oem seat pad from an overland model. I finally figured out what it was. The pedals! They are way too far left! It really is such a disappointment. The car has been perfect otherwise. I really can't stand the pedal alignment though. I adjust my seat position once every 5 minutes when I'm driving to try to get comfortable. I also blame the transmission well for this issue. It is such a shame, comfort is my top priority in a vehicle. It consumes me everyday. I would dump the thing if I weren't underwater on the loan. To anyone thinking of purchasing a Grand Cherokee, please make sure you take it for a long test drive to ensure you're ok with the pedal placement.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Just rest your foot/leg on the transmission housing, that's what I do. Different than other vehicles, but quite comfy.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

I noticed it right away on my 2012 WK2.

I eventually got "used" to it for the most part. I still feel my right foot doesn't rest in the properly place on the gas pedal (only partially on it).

If I place my foot in what I consider the proper spot on the gas pedal, then I have to move my foot too much to reach the brake.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Thankfully, I've always braked with my left foot. Always made sense to me due to quicker reaction time and it spreads the work done between my two legs/feet.

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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

i wonder if this was the case on my 2004 Jeep GC bc i notice i sit way to the left, my ass is on the side almost and i also do that now on my 2015 GC, i wonder if its the pedals or not? i also drive a jeep for work, now tomrrow im gonna do some investigating
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

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I've been posting over on another Jeep forum about this same issue. I've had my 2014 GC Limited for a year and 37,000 miles now and I have yet to find a comfortable seating position. At first I didn't understand why. I tried washers under the seat rails, ripping the foam out and replacing it with memory foam, even buying a new oem seat pad from an overland model. I finally figured out what it was. The pedals! They are way too far left! It really is such a disappointment. The car has been perfect otherwise. I really can't stand the pedal alignment though. I adjust my seat position once every 5 minutes when I'm driving to try to get comfortable. I also blame the transmission well for this issue. It is such a shame, comfort is my top priority in a vehicle. It consumes me everyday. I would dump the thing if I weren't underwater on the loan. To anyone thinking of purchasing a Grand Cherokee, please make sure you take it for a long test drive to ensure you're ok with the pedal placement.

I saw your picture on the other Jeep forum and I can see how cramped your feet are. I'm not a big chap but my legs are thick from the gym and I really need more space to separate my feet. Going on 30,000 miles in mine and still not comfortable. For any long trip, i feel much better taking the wife's Sorento.
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