Originally Posted by PeterBlue
Hi John, welcome.
Mine's an '04, so a very different beast & can't comment on your problem. But out of interest, were any of your previous Kias Carnivals? or other models.
I have had two Mentors (the first models released), a Sportage (the second model) and a Rio (first model).
It may just be me and the cars I am used too but twice I have pressed the accelerator pedal whilst pressing the brake down, and my wife has done the same.
As the brake pedal is higher than the accelerator and also very wide, when pressing it down it starts to slow the car until the foot hits the accelerator pedal. The 2012 Carnival has a 3.5ltr V6 and 6 speed sports auto and it is quite easy to spin the front wheels when taking off in first. Both my wife and I put the trans in 2nd when in heavy traffic or about to turn right at a roundabout to avoid the sudden acceleration of the car.
There is virtually no free travel in the accelerator pedal before the engine revs increase and the vehicle moves.
Last time I accidently pressed both pedals the rear wheels were locked by the brakes but the front wheels spun with the car stationary.
I might have to look at removing some of the right side of the brake pedal (20-25mm) to increase the gap and to encourage the driver to move the foot further across when applying the brakes.
I will see if the dealer has had any reports of this issue from other owners.