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Recall! Recall! read all about it !!

There is an issue with the paint and Could lead to the windshield or roof comming off :eek:

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Recall: Bad Paint Could Lead To Roof-ectomy on Smart ForTwo | NextAutos.com and Winding Road#



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This one's already been posted and members are having their cars repaired. Panic averted, world saved...

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I guess Smart took care of this quietly. So quietly the press didn't hear about it until after it was already taken care off.



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As far as we (SCoA's members) know, it involved only 74 cars stateside. No reason to alert the masses...
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Funny, I LIKE it when my roof comes off!
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Funny, I LIKE it when my roof comes off!
i think in his case, "pjneedster" may tend to disagree........
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i think in his case, "pjneedster" may tend to disagree........
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Now all along I thought the metal parts of our cars got powder coated and then a primer was applied to the parts the top and windscreen got bonded to. What are they talking about? karl
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Now all along I thought the metal parts of our cars got powder coated and then a primer was applied to the parts the top and windscreen got bonded to. What are they talking about? karl
the article stated: "Apparently, the paint is a delaminating risk"

i take this to mean that the paint on the tridion cell is 'laminated'. i don't pretend to know much about powder coating, but if you powder coat the primer and then powder coat the actual color, this could be construed as being 'laminated'. sounds like either the primer didn't adhere to the cell OR the silver or black color didn't adhere to the primer. either way, once they separate, i can certainly see a safety hazard here.....especially AT SPEED!:eek:

i wonder if they repainted (powder coated) "pjneedster"s smart when he had his roof replaced? he didn't mention anything about that.......
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I just had the front driver side corner of the panoramic roof come loose. I was kind of surprised when Smart Bloomfield picked up my car at the house when I called about it and said I couldn't arrange a ride to the dealer. No wonder. Didn't bring the car back to the house, though, after removing and reinstalling the roof.
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