First Entourage Complaint

Discussion in 'Hyundai Entourage' started by Eric G., Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Eric G.

    Eric G. Guest

    Already I would like to put a piece of lead in the head of the person
    resposible for designing and approving the emergency brake pedal in the new
    Entourage.

    It is the old style floor pedal, which I actually like better than the
    pull-handle type. But when you open the drivers door, it is the first
    thing that you see. It sticks out about 4 inches past the bottom of the
    dash. I have driven the van twice and hit the pedal by accident 3 times
    already getting in or out. All 3 times were enough to trigger the warning
    system, which is more annoying than the seatbelt chime in the '06 Sonata!!

    I might just remove that pedal, or design my own and install it.

    Eric
     
    Eric G., Jun 17, 2006
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    This van was designed by Kia, right? I think I read that Hyundai was
    just rebadging it.


    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Jun 17, 2006
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  3. Eric G.

    hyundaitech Guest

    The XG is pretty much the same. About 50% of the XG's I enter, I kick the
    parking brake on when I'm getting in.
     
    hyundaitech, Jun 17, 2006
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  4. Eric G.

    Eric G. Guest

    KIA definitely had a hand in it, but to what extent I really am not sure.
    I'm fairly sure that Hyundai changed the body a little, unless the '07 KIA
    will look the same. The '05's and '06's really don't look the same.

    Eric
     
    Eric G., Jun 17, 2006
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  5. Eric G.

    Eric G. Guest

    Why does the XG have a PB pedal? That has to be even worse!!

    Eric
     
    Eric G., Jun 17, 2006
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  6. 'I might just remove that pedal, or design my own and install it.
    Eric'

    REPLY: How about neatly cutting off the part that sticks out too much
    with a sawzall or simular ? Then, go to the store and get something
    rubber to go over the end .
     
    Dave in Lake Villa, Jun 18, 2006
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    JPH Guest

    The Entourage I looked at in FL had the manufacturers plate on the
    drivers door jamb that said "Manufactured by Kia".
     
    JPH, Jun 18, 2006
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  8. Eric G.

    Mooron Guest

    In some states that would fail inspection, assuming it was noticed.

    - Mooron
     
    Mooron, Jun 18, 2006
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  9. How about neatly cutting off the part that sticks out too much
    with a sawzall or simular ? Then, go to the store and get something
    rubber to go over the end .

    In some states that would fail inspection, assuming it was noticed.
    - Mooron

    REPLY: Even if it was still fully functional ? Seems to me that would
    be their only concern.
     
    Dave in Lake Villa, Jun 18, 2006
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  10. Eric G.

    Mooron Guest

    Messing with safety equipment is a big problem.
    I know New Jersey makes a big deal out the pedals and
    will fail a car just because the rubber is missing.

    - Mooron
     
    Mooron, Jun 18, 2006
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  11. 'Messing with safety equipment is a big problem. I know New Jersey makes
    a big deal out the pedals and will fail a car just because the rubber is
    missing.
    - Mooron'

    REPLY: Then maybe the OP could swing by his local Testing Station and
    ask them if he could slightly improvise the parking brake pedal arm so
    long as he leaves it fully functioning . (I think he could modify it
    somewhat so it still looks factory and not cause a red-flag) . On my
    2002 SantaFe, since im over 6'3" , I moved both driver and passenger
    seats way back on the rails and bolted them into place so they dont
    budge in case of an accident ; they never said anything about that and
    it must have looked obvious what i did .
     
    Dave in Lake Villa, Jun 18, 2006
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  12. Eric G.

    Nick Guest

    Have you seen where the EB is located in the new 06 Civic? They positioned it so
    that it's in contact with you right knee (the worst design I have ever seen in
    any car yet a Honda). While this is annoying, it could be worse.

    Nick
     
    Nick, Jun 19, 2006
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