Last post on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM
You are in the Ford Edge
What is this discussion about?
Ford Edge, Accidents, SUV
#16 of 35 Re: Brake Pedal too close to Gas Pedal [steve_]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:42 am)
"..standing on the brakes, that'll override a foot on the gas.."
Only if it's a RWD, or with FWD you're already at a stop, or almost so.
#17 of 35 re:gas and brake at same time
Oct 08, 2011 (9:27 pm)
In the last two months while getting firewood i and two friends have hit the brake at least a dozen times and caught the gas at the same time, it has led to a couple close calls, while pulling trees with cable. Yesterday (10-08-11) at six am we were in thick fog and at about 7 mph we went off the road, about the time i was thinking its gonna suck having to get pulled back on the road I hit the brake and of course caught the gas at the same time. What should of been a non injury-- no damage- pull me out of the ditch accident turned into a totaled F-250XLT. A big thank-you to the guy who invented air bags. This accident should not of went down the way it did.
#18 of 35 re:gas and brake at same time [batwaves]
Oct 09, 2011 (7:42 am)
Glad no one was seriously hurt. Are you fellows related to big foot? I think it is time you practiced left foot braking.
#19 of 35 re:gas and brake at same time [batwaves]
Oct 09, 2011 (10:02 am)
This accident should not of went down the way it did
That's true. You should have stayed on the road.
#20 of 35 re:gas and brake at same time [akirby]
Oct 10, 2011 (9:49 am)
With many brake pedal asemblies your can remove it and use a sledge hammer to straigten it so it's not so close to the gas pedal, Or you can saw off the right side of the wider pedals.
Mine are 10.5" D and I have the same problem even though I keep practicing placing my braking foot well to the left.
#21 of 35 Re: Brake Pedal too close to Gas Pedal [steve_]
Oct 10, 2011 (1:06 pm)
RE: seeing people riding their brakes ... I've seen them too, but it's been a long time since I've seen one. Unfortunately, I'm sure they're still out there.
I consider "people you see driving along (and speeding up), with their brake lights on the whole time" a false argument against left-foot braking. The people doing this don't know how to left-foot brake, and shouldn't be doing it.
If citing an example of someone not knowing how to do something as an
argument for others not to do it, then none of us should be driving manual transmission cars ... because so many people don't know how to drive M-T cars.
Please take an objective look at the issue. Consider: A) Not everyone is capable of proper left-foot braking. B) If incapable, they shouldn't be doing it. C) Left-foot braking, for those who can do it properly, is safer and smoother.
I'll bet a lot of money that none of the pedal-position "accidents" discussed here involved left-foot brakers. And that none of them would have occurred had they been skilled left-foot brakers.
For more than two decades I've owned two cars ... one with manual transmission, one with automatic. I now have a Mazda 3i manual & an Edge Limited. I can hop out of one & into the other with no problems. It just takes an open mind, commitment, and practice.
#22 of 35 Re: Brake Pedal too close to Gas Pedal [lateralg]
Oct 10, 2011 (4:09 pm)
So Gary - how do you left foot brake with a clutch? Or do you switch from left foot to right foot when stopped?
#23 of 35 Re: Brake Pedal too close to Gas Pedal [akirby]
Oct 10, 2011 (5:59 pm)
Well Allen - never tried left foot with MT but I can see my legs forming a big "X", & me driving into something I didn't want to.
Pardon the pun, but my brain just automatically changes gear when I go from AT to MT to AT.
I do remember, just once, when driving MT car I wanted to slow & attempted to do it with the clutch. A bit of a thrill but no harm, no damage. That mistake is firmly embedded in my brain.
#24 of 35 2011 Ford Edge transmissions
Mar 15, 2012 (9:38 am)
Can anyone confirm or deny any problems with the transmissions in the new or 2011 Edge? I ask because I might consider a new purchase. I have had a 2010 Fusion (horrible trans. and sold back to
dealer) I now have a 2011 Escape with another trans. (but not as bad as the Fusion) that just does not shift properly(flares and revs. too much). The engine groans and does not seem to want to go (it's a 4 cyl. with 6 sp. auto). I only know one person with a new Edge but he would rather cut his arms off then say anything bad about a Ford so I need honest feed back. I believe that the Asian 6sp. transmissions are problematic but Ford will NEVER admit it and God knows they have had plenty of time to do it. Please be forthcoming with your reviews. Thanks
#25 of 35 Re: 2011 Ford Edge transmissions [babbs3]
Mar 15, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Actually it's the 6F35 transmission in the 2.5L and 3.0L Fusion that's somewhat problematic, not the Aisin units in the pre-09 models and the 2010+ sport. The Edge uses the 6F50 transmission and it does not have the same problems. I moderate an Edge forum and there are very few reports of transmission problems and none like the Fusion and Escape.