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pedals to close??

Discussion in 'New Members' started by moemax, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    moemax

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    i just bought my 5th toyota tacoma. A 2010 4x4 crew cab. I find that the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal are so close together that when you step on the brake and do not hit the pedal correctly you hit the gas pedal and visa versa. I find that it could be dangerous in quick stops. Ha anyone had this experience with the 2010 tacomas??
     
  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    steviestyles

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    I haven't had an issue with over 3 yrs of ownership. How big are your feet? Did you test drive the truck before you bought?
     
  3. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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  4. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    I thought the same when I got mine but eventually got use to it, now I don't have any problem with it.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Nope. I make a conscious effort to know where my feet are at all times. :facepalm:
     
  6. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    I only have this issue when I wear my boots. My boots are wider then my tennis shoes, so I always make sure of what I'm pressing when I wear them. I would like it though if the pedals were a little further apart...
     
  7. Feb 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    I did it a few times right when I got mine but got used to the pedal placement pretty quick.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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  9. Feb 24, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    mjfesq

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    I completely agree that the gas and brake pedals are way too close together. I owned a '96 Tacoma and a '98 4-Runner for a combined total of about 7 years and never had a problem with the pedals on either. I went to GM for 5 years (big mistake) and just bought a 2010 Tacoma DC 4x4 TRD Sport. I don't know if the pedals have been this close on models between '98 and now, but its very noticable on the 2010. I couldn't be happier with the truck except the brake pedal. I'm actually thinking of taking an angle grinder and cutting a small portion of the bottom right corner of the pedal off at 45 degrees so that my foot doesn't catch while transitioning from brake to gas or gas to brake.
    And just to stave off the previous questions, no, it does not only happen when I wear boots, and yes, I did test drive it. I noticed the pedal issue slightly during the test drive, but didn't think it was nearly as bad as I do now after driving the vehicle for a couple weeks.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    You get used to it.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Yes too close for my little feet, I may have to trim the brake pedal a bit.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    I have the same problem and thought it was just me. I deff notice it when I wear my work boots. But notice it less when I wear my normal shoes. I guess I will get use to it.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    You must not have driven a honda before. i had a prelude and they are even closer.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    Pedals in the Prelude even closer than the Tacoma??? Jeez, what did Honda do, only put one pedal in the car?!?!?! I looked at the pedal for a minute last night. I think that simply cutting a little off the bottom right corner of the rubber pedal cover may solve the problem without having to actually cut into the pedal. That way, if it doesn't work or If I just want to put it back to original at some later time, I can easily and cheaply replace the rubber cover.


     
  15. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    Had a 98 4Runner and went to my 06 Tacoma. When i first started driving both I did the same thing. I thought the pedals were to close, but driving it for a week or so you get used to it and dont even notice.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    When you're finished working at the circus, you need to take the clown shoes off before driving home.

    Seriously, though... I've never had a problem stepping on the wrong pedal in the 2 years I've owned it.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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  18. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    I noticed the wifes Lexus is about the same.
    Just need to wear my narrow shoes.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    I had the same problem going from a '92 Dakota to the '08 Tacoma. It didn't take but a couple of days to retrain the right foot. I did feel like an idiot when I test drove the Taco and grazed the gas when stopping behind a car. The salesman never missed a beat though in his sales pitch.
     
  20. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    I wear size 13 boots all the time and never had an issue :notsure:
     
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