My wife who is either 5'1" or 5'2" and thin to normal build sat in a
2009 Honda 4 door EX and said she could not reach the gas pedals.
According to the sales person, he said that is the 2nd time he heard
of this. Apparently the power seats don't get as close to the pedals
as the non-power seats. Can anyone confirm this? I don't recall how
far her feet were from the pedals (she thinks one to two inches) so
rather than mess with modifying the seats which the salesperson said
they can do (I'm leery of this approach for the warrantee and perhaps
leakage depending how they do it), I was thinking of a cushion between
the seat and her back or one she sits on and supports her back. Does
such a cushion exist? Any suggestions aside from not getting the 4
door EX model?
If She can't reach the pedals, it's not a good ides to try to "make it
fit" with cushions, etc. You change the distance between her head and
the headrest, where the shoulder belt falls, distance to the driver's
and side airbag, etc., none of which are recommended if a collision
On 4/20/09 6:33 AM, in article email@example.com,
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Any chance the salesman didn't know how to fully adjust the seat? I know I
can adjust the power seat on my '08 Altima so my 5'2" wife can't reach the
pedals by simply raising the seat cushion.
Try going back again and try it with a different salesperson & maybe a
different sample of the car.
Howard, we got the year, make, number of doors and the trim.
We did not get the car MODEL so we do not know if this was
accord, civic, fit or whatever other honda which comes in EX trim.
Do *you* understand now what we do not understand?
Yes, we learned about this 20 Apr 2009 10:49:24 -0500.
how do you access the usenet? are you using some misconfigured web forum?
And why there is no address or name in the "From" field of your messages?
Sorry about the lack of information. I was referring to an Accord. I
agree that the saleman may not have adjusted the seat correctly
because I too find it hard to believe a woman of 5'1" or 5'2" could
not reach the pedals. I thought most women are about 5'2" ???
I will definitely try it myself with her in the seat. thanks.
Putting blocks on the pedals may be a better way of adapting the car,
since it would allow her to sit safely away from the airbag in the
steering wheel (short people are more likely to be injured by airbags
because they often sit too close to the steering wheel).
The other issue to consider is whether a short person can sit high
enough to see out of the car in all directions.
Timothy J. Lee
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