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Old 05-29-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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So, I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I'm 5'1" and own a 2014 Jeep JK. When I sit in my Jeep's seats, the bottom of the seat pushes up on the back of my knee because of how short my legs are. This causes my leg to tingle and go to sleep while driving. Does anyone have any solutions?
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #2
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I'm 5"-7" but have shortish legs, and have a similar issue to you with seat edge digging into back of my knee's. Wish the seat had a tilt feature like my car does. Might try one of those wedgy cushions for longer trips.
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Hey!

So, I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I'm 5'1" and own a 2014 Jeep JK. When I sit in my Jeep's seats, the bottom of the seat pushes up on the back of my knee because of how short my legs are. This causes my leg to tingle and go to sleep while driving. Does anyone have any solutions?
Funny, my wife is 4'10" and has this problem, in every vehicle just about. We really haven't done anything about it. She just deals with it.

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:49 AM   #5
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I would think that you could get a seat cover over the seat back. Then stuff a pillow or two under the seat cover. That would stay in place reasonably well and push you forward a little so your knees aren't right at the edge of the seat.
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Funny, my wife is 4'10" and has this problem, in every vehicle just about. We really haven't done anything about it. She just deals with it.

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Yeah! I've had it in every vehicle I've owned as well, although it's more noticeable when I drive my Jeep. I was planning on just dealing with it, as I think driving with a pillow behind my back may be hard to get used to. I'm just glad it's not just me! If I come across any solutions I'll be sure to post on this thread!
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I would think that you could get a seat cover over the seat back. Then stuff a pillow or two under the seat cover. That would stay in place reasonably well and push you forward a little so your knees aren't right at the edge of the seat.
That's actually a pretty good idea! I'll be sure to look into that! Thanks!
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I'm 5'6" and had the same problem but only my left leg. My pedal leg no problem. I installed the dead pedal for my left none driving leg. Problem solved.
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Hey!

So, I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I'm 5'1" and own a 2014 Jeep JK. When I sit in my Jeep's seats, the bottom of the seat pushes up on the back of my knee because of how short my legs are. This causes my leg to tingle and go to sleep while driving. Does anyone have any solutions?

Hmm...my wife is just shy of 5'1" and she's never said anything about this. She has a 2013 JK and I installed a set of PedalMate pedal extenders so she wouldn't be driving right up against the airbag but I don't think it has anything to do with the seat pushing up against her legs.

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