Dear Doctor: My boyfriend recently purchased a 2010 Mercury Mountaineer. He’s having a problem with the brake pedal being too small and his foot often slips off it. Do you know if Mercury — or anyone for that matter — makes a larger pedal to correct this problem? Jan
Dear Jan: I get many questions on pedals and seats that are not suiting the individual driver. I haven’t come across a new-car dealership that would alter the original factory design and placement of equipment due to liability. You will have to find an independent shop that will make the modification. You can also check with companies that modify vehicles for special-needs persons as well. This should not be a big deal or expense.