Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Vivian asks: I’m short so I have to sit close to the steering wheel and I’m afraid of injury from my airbag. Can you please recommend an accelerator pedal extender to bring it out farther, so I don’t have to sit as close? There are many extenders out there, but I’m sure you know which one is best. I have a 2011 Jeep Liberty. Thanks so much for your recent article about airbags.
My reply: I actually had no idea there was such a thing as an accelerator pedal extender – and am surprised such a thing exists, chiefly because of the potential for litigation in the event someone crashes and then says it was because of the modified accelerator pedal. Or an insurance company refuses to pay out on a claim.
Then I checked – and you’re right, there is a plethora of such things available.
Since I can’t offer you useful advice based on personal knowledge, I’m going to suggest you consult your Jeep dealer for a recommendation as I doubt they would recommend something that could cause a problem for them down the road. I am also publishing this in the hope that others reading it will have some good advice for you.
Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful on this one!
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