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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2015, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool No power steering

I have a forfour smart car and the power steering go`s on and off when it feels like. This all happened when my wife flattened the battery. Its been to a Merc dealership and they found nothing, can someone help PLEASE!!!!!!
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I'd make sure that the battery is in good shape and that it holds its charge and I'd check the power steering fuse for loose contact.
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Thanks will give it a go.
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If I change the battery will this affect any code and will the car need resetting.
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Nope, everytime I tow my Smart behind the motorhome, the battery has to be disconnected; after the tow, I just reconnect the battery and within seconds every thing comes back the way it was a few hours ago.
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How long have you had your forfour? It is under warranty I assume and the dealer should be doing more research. Being a new model some sorting out time is to be expected.
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Its a 2005 model, there`s no warranty.
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The forfour was not sold in the US so we really don't have much info on it. One of the EU forums should be able to help you. You might try a local Mitsubishi dealer also, as the early forfour was basically a reworked Colt.
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Oh! And here I'm thinking that Australia had the new car already! I should have waited. My father's favorite line comes to mind;

"It is better to say nothing and be thought of as a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt". Geesh.
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