I have only had my Smart for 3 days... and it could be that I am just not used to the way that it operates..
But has anyone else experianced this.....
I was told to start the car.. to turn the key to pos. 1.. then to pos.2 and let go... the car then starts itself..
Mine does that SOME OF THE TIME... but more often.. I have to hold the key in pos. 2 for some time.. wait for the engine to begin to crank.. then let go.
I have taken it back to the dealer once already and they replaced the battery.... But I find that it is doing the same thing..
I had originally thought that the car would not start... it would eventually start after numerous attempts... but now I find that if I hold Pos. 2 it will start... just now I had to hold the key in Pos. 2 for nearly 5 seconds before the car started...
Does anyone know if this is a "FEATURE" that allows you to start the car even though something in the computer would normally not let it start????
I am pretty certain that the new battery that they put in is already rather low... I do think that I have a charging system problem..
I will be going back to the dealer tomorrow.... but was curious if anyone else had experienced this..