A8L Narrow Pedal spacing - AudiForums.com


Audi A8 This full sized Audi A8 sedan offers interior luxury and spaciousness comparable to any car in the full sized luxury sedan class

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-20-2013, 07:09 PM
1st Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1
Default A8L Narrow Pedal spacing

Hey all... this is quite the annoying problem. I had no problem with my '04 or '06 A8L, but I just moved up into a 2013 A8L 3.0, and the pedals are too close together for most of my shoes.

It's maddening. Papers are signed, there's no going back, and there apparently isn't a way to address this issue. I test drove a 2011 A8L 4.2, and there's plenty of room, but in mine, even relatively thin shoes rub the brake pedal whenever I place my foot on the accelerator. Some of my dress shoes actually overlap, so I can't wear them and drive the car.

Has anyone else run into this? Any suggestions? I'm amazed that they managed to screw up something so basic.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2013, 09:21 PM
jakematic's Avatar
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NC USA
Posts: 282
Default

Noticed the same/similar issue on my 2012 compared to my 2005.
Not sure if it is radically different on the 2013 compared to the 2012 or not - kinda doubt, but who knows.

I once in awhile still catch the widest part of my cowboy boot on the brake still after almost a year.
Most of the time I add a little extra angle with my toes pointing to say between 12 and 1 o'clock and it's not an issue.
Seems to happen more to me coming off the accelerator now than when mashing it as it did originally.

Not much help unfortunately, guess it's one of the many Audi quirks we learn to live with
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-11-2018, 08:53 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 3
Default Brake and accelerator pedal spacing

I recently purchased a used A5 convertible and noticed the same thing - pedals too close.
I call Audi Customer Service and they are fully aware of the situation, but passed it off as engineering of the past that never has been addressed and continues to today.
I am working with my mechanic to see if the brake support arm can be removed - and heated so it can be moved about 1 - 1.5inches to the left - without disturbing the overall geometry of the piece. We shall see.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-09-2018, 01:45 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 21
Default

i have the issue with another car.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tire size and spacing turbodaddy Wheels and Tires 2 09-25-2012 01:48 PM
okay well i narrow down what i want its between these 3 Andrew149 B5 Models 11 10-15-2009 10:31 AM
Really bad misfires.... help can't narrow down where to look bigphil Audi A4 9 12-05-2007 11:20 PM
TT225 O2 sensor wide or narrow? ravenTT Audi TT 4 12-06-2006 12:19 AM
2.8l spark plug spacing ? brent07 Audi A4 1 08-10-2006 06:36 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 AM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.