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Old 11-24-2013, 11:24 PM
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Throttle Jamming issue

I'm curious to know if anyone else has had this problem:
I almost had an accident after pushing the throttle hard to the floor to avoid another car. I drive with my right foot on an angle - heel on the floor about half way between the brake and the accelerator pedals, and my toe pretty much against the RHS plastic sidewall.
When I pushed the pedal to the floor, my shoe jammed between the pedal and the sidewall. When I first tried to back off to avoid the car in front, nothing happened - tried harder, still nothing. Then I really jerked my foot up and it came free. Probably lost a second or more before I could brake.
Turns out, the plastic panel my shoe was sliding against has an opening at the leading edge of about a cm - possible an a/c vent. So that when the pedal is fully down, my shoe moves behind this slot.
I have big feet, but I don't think size is the issue except it may mean smaller feet are less likely to be at an angle.
This would not happen on LHD cars as there is (probably) no vent in the equivalent position.
So, check your feet and take care!
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:17 PM
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Re: Throttle Jamming issue

I would change your seating position as it sounds like you are not positioned properly in the seat and leading to your angle when driving.
I am 6'5" with size 13 feet and never had an issue with getting my feet caught in the Jeep.
I did however have a similar issue many years ago with a Pajero and it was all because I had the seat in a bad position as it was my first high driving position car.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:28 PM
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Re: Throttle Jamming issue

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I would change your seating position as it sounds like you are not positioned properly in the seat and leading to your angle when driving.
I am 6'5" with size 13 feet and never had an issue with getting my feet caught in the Jeep.
I did however have a similar issue many years ago with a Pajero and it was all because I had the seat in a bad position as it was my first high driving position car.
Thanks Enforcer - I will try that to see if I can rest my foot more vertically on the pedal - I too take size 13 shoes, so if you can do it, then it should work for me. Does your 2011 have the vent I described on the RHS?
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Re: Throttle Jamming issue

We should start a size 13 shoe club.


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Re: Throttle Jamming issue

My shoes also scuff the lower panel on the door - it needs an anti-scuff plate more than the door sill does - I never step on that. But maybe I'm just clumsy - plus I get in and out of the car a lot opening farm gates!
I tried adjusting the seat, but it was already all the way back, and height doesn't seem to make much difference.
Have to get less clumsy.
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Re: Throttle Jamming issue

I scuff the lower door section a lot too.
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Re: Throttle Jamming issue

Maybe we should get smaller shoes.....
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