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  1. Confusion about ESP light/lurching

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I have a 2010 Smart Fortwo and love it. When I bought it used 3 years ago, it had only 45K miles on it, looked mint, everything worked. I took it for a test drive down a few streets and on the interstate. It drove perfectly. The ESP light came on but the dealer told me that the brakes had been...
  2. Another ESP issue thread

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi all, I've got a 2012 Passion Cabrio that has unfortunately been having the ESP light kick on while driving. Started a week ago (I've had the car for 3 weeks total now, lol) while sitting at a stop light and now it comes on every time I pull out of the garage. I've checked the main things like...
  3. ABS & ESP- Won't Shift out of P

    smart General Discussion
    Hello all, I have read many forums and posts regarding this issue, but haven't found any situations that replicate mine. Was hoping someone could chime in on what their opinion could be. While driving my 2010 451 passion home from work the other day, the ABS & ESP lights both came on...
  4. ESP Light

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    2009 Smart Passion/SMP 41,711 miles Original tires, still good tread depth. My daughter's car. The ESP light is coming on. - When she starts the engine the light is off. - The light may come on while driving. - If the ESP light does come on it stays on until she turns the engine off. She's 85...
  5. ESP drops out while driving (solid ESP light, stuck in Park, bad brake light switch)

    smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)
    Three times on the way home from work, while driving on dry surface streets, the ESP just dropped out. Got the yellow triangle on steady and the accompanying change in behavior. Pulled over into a nearby parking lot and shut down the car. First time, I pulled out the manual to figure out what...
  6. Dyno Mode?

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    Hey everybody. I remember reading a post on this forum somewhere that it is a good idea to do the two button push when you are about to complete runs on a dyno. I have a few questions about that. When I go on a dyno, should I do the two button push before the runs? Will this do anything? Why...
  7. ESP totally saved this guy's . . .

    The Car Lounge
    Pretty spectacular video of a Pepsi truck being hit by a car and overturning into oncoming lanes. Watch the Porsche Cayenne's evasive maneuver. I'll bet that if his car did not have ESP, it would have turned out very differently for that driver. Amazingly, no one got life threatening...
  8. Disabling ESP?

    smart General Discussion
    Any word on whether or not it is possible to disable the ESP on 451s? I had asked the the dealer about this, and they said no, but I imagine it is possible by removing a fuse (maybe ABS?), or otherwise tricking the car with the handbrake slightly on or something. Does anyone have more info on...
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