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  1. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Hi, we just recently purchased our first Smart Car and have a question. It is a 2017 Fortwo electric drive. My wife was driving it and she said she thought it was down to 18% when she got home. I went out to see what the battery was at before plugging it in just to get an idea of charging...
  2. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    My car is not charging properly and the mileage has to be incorrect I hope.. Why does it sat it's 97% charged and only has 37 miles ? At 100% it's only going to be 40 miles at most. And no it's not on and the heat isn't on and it was showing an incorrect ratio of battery to mileage for...
  3. 453
    Hey, I have a 2016 453 with only 30k miles. I jump started another vehicle, and while I was jump starting it a pop up saying “12v - Stop - See owners manual.” As well my wiper blades stopped working. A few days later and my battery died. I replaced the battery, and now the symbol for 12v still...
  4. smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)
    So a few months ago one of my keys stopped working so I just started using the spare key. I guess the battery in the second key fob slowly started dying too. So I replaced both key fob batteries at the same time and now neither of them are working at all. I have to manually unlock the car to get...
  5. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Dear folks, as a lot of you faced this bad topic of bricked HV battery, which on the very end is not a big problem anymore, there are some new knowledge i want share. First of all if you run in this issue, the HV battery is not released anymore and seems to be bricked, best way to win time is...
  6. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi all, Noticed recently on my 2014 smart ED that my battery coolant level is just above the min. line on the tank and I was wondering what type of coolant I should be using to top it off. Anyone had experience with that? Thanks, TJ
  7. New Members Area
    Hey I have a 2008 smart car fortwo. Noticed that if I didnt start it for 2-3 days the battery would be dead enough to not turn over. Yesterday I replaced the battery and the after market alarm went crazy and would not shut off so we disconnected it. The lights flash 30 times than go off. You...
  8. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi everyone! So the last few weeks once it got colder every now and then when I went to start my car (451 2013 fortwo passion) at the very beginning as soon as I turned the key it cranked like the battery was near dead for the first second or two but once it got through initial rough patch it...
  9. smart General Discussion
    I have a 2008 Smart Fortwo, when I connect the battery the ignition makes a noise that sounds like it’s going to start the car without the key 🔑 (But doesn’t start) When I try using the key a noise comes from the below the ignition. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it but it won’t start and I...
  10. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Just purchased an older (2013) Smart Fortwo and noticed that sometimes when idling, the red battery light pops up. The dealer said not to worry about it, but the owner's manual says it could indicate a problem. Is this normal? I've never driven a SmartCar before and know they have their quirks...
  11. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hello all, The pandemic has stuck me at home since March and of course my 2008 451 passion is doa. Has anyone tried one of those lithium battery portable jump starters? Are they worth it and can they hurt my car?
  12. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Hello every one I am new here this my first post. Well to start of my name is Paul and I am in Nc US. I just bought a 2015 Smart car Electric Drive Fortwo with only 14k miles on it And it still smells brand new like at the dealership. When I bought it both of the battery’s were dead. I had...
  13. smart Operation and Maintenance
    My 2008Passion Cabrio has unique electrical issues, and without an electrical schematic, I cannot troubleshoot them. On the off-chance that someone also experienced these, here goes: 1. My alarm system will trigger occasionally for no reason. If this happens out of earshot, it kills the battery...
  14. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Help -- my wife's 2015 Smart ForTwo ED was sitting unused for 2 months during COVID-19, and wasn't plugged in during that time. She went to charge it with our garage charging station and the dashboard says "malfunction". We tried plugging in the wall charger and it says "Charge HV Battery Now"...
  15. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi! I haven’t driven my 2008 fortwo in about a month, I did a 14 day quarantine after moving my partner across state lines and when I went to start it two weeks ago the lights were weak and the car wouldn’t start. The next day it was totally dead but I didn’t need to go anywhere because...
  16. smart Parts Marketplace
    Hi guys, new to the smart car forums, I recently acquired a 2013 Smart fortwo ED that I’m doing a Ducati 1200 monster motor swap in. I’m selling the high voltage battery as well as all the other electric parts. Opened up the pack and measured individual voltages and found that one cell was at 0...
  17. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Hi folks, This morning my cars 12v battery died overnight, this is the second time this has happened, this time last year was the first. The dealer scratched their heads back then after having it in the shop for 1 month. So this time I knew to just attach a battery booster to get it started...
  18. smart General Discussion
    Hiya, My key fob battery is dying, what with the drawn out process to get a duplicate key made, I'm wondering how difficult it will be to replace the batter. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your wisdom and input.
  19. smart General Discussion
    I'm bringing mine in for servicing tomorrow, but thought I'd inquire if anyone has experienced something similar. A couple of months ago, my car wouldn't turn over. We figured... dead battery, it was time as the battery hadn't been changed in years. Purchased an interstate battery at Costco and...
  20. New Members Area
    My newly acquired 2008, 451, 999cc + turbo, has a 42 kWh battery - I assume the car's system draws some current even when the 451 is not in use, so bearing in mind I won't use it much in the winter, how long should a charged battery last before being unable to start the engine ? :| And if I...
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