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So me and my wife both love the MKC I got her last weekend. However we do have one thing that annoys the living crap out of both of us. That is the height of the brake pedal. If I adjust the seat for the right location for the gas pedal then when I'm using the brake my leg is all crammed up when I try to use the brake.

I'm not sure if there is some new safety law that makes the pedals be like 6" different in height and that's why it is like that. But it is VERY VERY annoying, so I am wondering is there a way to adjust it? We also find because it crams our leg that it is harder to be smooth on the brakes so it takes much more effort to not push to hard instead of feeling natural.
 

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When I first got my MKC thought the same thing but got used to it. My last car, a SRX had adjustable pedals but it moved both pedals up and down together, the height between them didnt change.

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I also noticed this. It bugged me the first few weeks that I owned the MKC, and I suppose that I've now mentally and physically compensated for it. It caused me to put the seat back a bit further than I normally would.

I've got adjustable brake pedals with a multi-driver memory feature in a 2006 Ford Explorer, and am a bit disappointed on Lincoln for not offering it on the MKC. Not exactly cutting edge. Nevertheless, overall the MKC is still quite comfortable to drive.
 

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Had a 2006 Mountaineer with the adjusting pedals. It was compensation for not having a telescoping steering column.
We can thank that high brake pedal on attorneys guidance after all the 'unintended acceleration' episodes (the "had my foot on the brake"(gas instead)).
Heel and toe driving has died with this too, but so then did the manual trans. (Many tears from me on that- LS 5sp, SHO, others)
Yes the height takes getting used to.
 

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As above mentioned. If anything with safety we only have those few drivers that did not know if they were pressing the accelerator or the break pedal and caused an accident. For that reason, there may a little more difference than most older vehicles we were use to. The MKC pedals are only a 2 inch height difference between the gas and break pedal not 6. My Jeep is 1 ½ inch difference.

I have rode with drivers, then in their next vehicle and so forth , watching them repeat the same annoying stopping techniques. One is a large amount of uneven pressure to the pedal, or stopping many car lengths back, then slowly resume to close the gap, or not. The other being the backlash of the suspension as they come to the stop, because they hold the pedal firm till fully stopped and the vehicles front suspension rocks annoyingly upward each time. Just slightly backing off the break pedal pressure as the vehicle comes to the stop is all that is needed to eliminate that backlash of all types of motor vehicles. Some will never understand or simply change their poor habit's.
 
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Haven't noticed the relative position of the gas and brake pedals in the MKC to be any different from any of the other cars I own. Not annoying in any way.
 

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LINC, that backing off the brake just before full stop, I have heard called the 'limo driver stop'. Smooth is what it is all about.
Read Jackie Stewart's book about driving F1 racers- he swears the smoothest driving is also the quickest.
 

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I've noticed this issue too with the accelerator pedal feeling too small or too high.


Anyone have experience ordering and install replacement pedals? Expensive? Easy install?
 

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That was the FIRST thing I noticed when I first took mine out for a test drive,I remember saying to the sales guy "NO heel and toe" driving this thing! lol compared to my Mustang 5.0 6 speed manual, its night & day difference....I can throw her into a smooth drift, counter lock the steering, toe in the brake lightly to start a fling,then toe the gas and can hold the drift modulating the gas....heel and toe is the secret to life in the upper universe LOL.
The difference is HUGE between the two rides,I literally have to lift my foot higher to engage the brake pedal coming off the gas....it's not a huge deal, but it's there....it almost belongs on a MAC truck, I can almost hear the relief valve letting off line pressure Pppppsssss lol
 

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Brake Pedal Height

I just purchase a 2016 Lincoln MKC Reserve and love everything about it except the height of the brake pedal. It is causing ankle and leg pain. If there is not a solution then unfortunately I will be trading it in. Has anyone found a solution for this issue?

Thank you...
 
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