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Old 07-07-2014, 03:59 PM
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Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Hi chaps!

Has anyone else noticed the pedals in the Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 are not aligned very well with seat and steering wheel? I feel both pedals are too far over to the left. In particular, I feel I am crossing my right leg over more than is comfortable to operate the brake. Because I am a nerd, I took my laser level and compared the Jeep's pedals with the wife's Sorento. Indeed, in the Sorento, both pedals are biased towards the right side of the centerline of the seat, whereas in the Jeep, the brake pedal is to the left of the seat centerline and the accelerator is in only a little to the right of the seat centerline. I believe the main reason for this is the overly large transmission tunnel forcing the pedals outboard.

So anyway, I was just wondering if I am the only person to have noticed this and found some discomfort from it. Indeed, it wasn't something I was immediately aware of.

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It's been mentioned here on more than one occasion.


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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

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It's been mentioned here on more than one occasion.


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Thanks, I am pleased I am not the only one. I did some searches but I still do not see a thread for this issue apart from one called right foot fatigue.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Add me to that list of people who thinks the same. I hate it! I have to sit a bit more to the left of the seat to be comfortable.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Yep...I agree with this. Especially when wearing tennis shoes or dress shoes. It doesn't bother me as much with flip flops, but it is annoying. There are certainly some odd things with this truck and the quality is nowhere near the Audis I've owned, but I still love it. A lot more fun than my 99 4Runner I gave up to get my V8TH. I'm sure it won't last as long as my 4R did though.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Well that's enough to make me not buy it. Thanks for that.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

It's by no means a deal breaker IMHO. I just use the farrrrr right of the pedal and my foot kind of wedges between accelerator and transmission passage. Then my knee kind of rests above. I also don't sit in stop and go traffic so don't have to use brake pedal too much.


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I never noticed it. I just read about it here.

Funny thing is, I test drove a GMC a few weeks ago. I missed the gas pedal a couple of times. So, I guess I got used to the Jeep and will have to acclimate to whatever my next vehicle is.
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

Never noticed it and still don't after reading this. Not a problem with me...
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

I am not sure it is a dealbreaker either. Vehicle comfort is very much an individual thing and no one car is right for everyone. I did not notice the pedal offset for quite some time and it is generally on longer trips that I feel my feet are cramped and pushed over to the left hand side. Overall, I much prefer my V8 Jeep over the wife's Sorento even though her pedals are perfectly placed!
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Re: Pedals not aligned with seat and steering wheel

They sit fine for us right hand drivers
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