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Problem with RHD accelerator position.

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by raynewman, Jun 16, 2015.

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  1. raynewman

    raynewman Member

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    In the Right Hand Drive Model S there is a hard piece of trim next to the accelerator (see photo).

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    When one floors the accelerator wearing shoes with an "edge", that edge will get stuck under the trim (see photo 2).

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    and one will head for the horizon at a great speed - BEWARE!
     
  2. ZTrekus

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    That should be grounds for a recall. I remember Toyota recalled cars for fear the driver's mat could curl up under the brake pedal or something
     
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    Jeepers! You have seriously big feet Ray!
     
  4. raynewman

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    Yup - size 12. My older sons have size 14/15. One's in the Constabulary.
     
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    I agree with you and I'm only size 7 (Euro 42). The pedals seem to be offset to the left too
     
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    I've never even come close to snagging my foot on anything in the Tesla, in fact it has soooo much more space than other cars that I've owned.

    After seeing the pic above I took one of my own without the foot in it to show just how much room there is. Are your cars different?

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    I think because the pedals are offset to the left then my foot naturally rests on the right side of the pedal rather than the middle
     
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    I haven't noticed any offset - jump into an air-cooled Porsche 911 if you want so see an offset!
     
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    there are certainly others that are worse!
     
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    Not found any issues.
     
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    You can see that the pedal arm doesn't drop vertically, it's skewed to the left to clear the wheel arch intrusion. If it had been able to drop vertically then that would be the natural position for my right foot. As it is now my foot sits between the piece of trim and the right edge of the pedal. It isn't a big problem, the main problem is that I'd prefer some space to the right pf the pedal for my foot when the cruise control is on and there isn't enough space. Again not a huge problem, a minor irritation that I'm happy to endure in return for the safety of a rigid strong body structure
     
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    As I said above, I have no problem and this is the first I hear about it. However a solution to the shoe catching would be to get some black cloth backed duct tape and seal the area between carpet and plastic trim. The floor mat should cover most of the tape and you most likely will not see a thing.
     
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    Duct tape isn't a bad idea. Floor mat is no where near it tho.
     
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    Earlier this month, I rented an older (LHD) Tesla Model S in California and noticed that there wasn't enough room between the brake and the wall for me to put my great foot on the accelerator without getting it jammed under the brake.
    Model S must be made for those with genteel feet.
     
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    At the showroom this morning, I noticed that Tesla is now offering rubber floor mats. These are moulded with a well. The sides rise up presumably to contain water from say snow melt. However, these may be a solution for you as I think they cover the join by design.
     
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    Gudday Raynewman

    I have tried to duplicate the effect you described but no luck. I have a size 11 shoe and spend much of my time with the pedal hard down :scared:. Adrenaline is a great thing!. I wonder if the side kick panel is misaligned.? I will quiz the service guys in Richmond today as I am heading off now to get new Boots! 17k kms has seen the rears deteriorate dramatically over the past 1000Kms. Even traction control cant hang on to it.!
     

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