2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: That's Not Lumbar
by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor on November 24, 2015
We hop in and out of a lot of cars, so it can always take a few miles to really settle in and get comfortable. And what I thought was a good driving position in our Dodge Charger SRT8, when I was parked, turned out to need a little adjustment once I was on the road. More specifically, the lumbar support.
Now, the Charger's got power seats, so as I hurtled down the 405, I slid my hand along the side of the seat and found the lumbar rocker switch. And then I found myself speeding up.
Oh sure, I can see the foot-on-the-pedal icon now, but I would never have expected a control switch on a seat to adjust the pedals. But instead of relaxing the lumbar support in the seat (incidentally, that's not possible with our Charger's SRT8 seats) I was pushing the gas pedal against my foot.
I'll admit to some mild panic because our Charger isn't exactly shy about accelerating, but once I lifted off the throttle and gave myself a few seconds to play with that switch again, it dawned on me exactly what I was doing. Granted, if you owned this car you might only make this mistake once or twice, but the location of the switch leaves a little something to be desired.
Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor