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  1. Problems with secondary air pump

    smart General Discussion
    I have a 2009 Smart. In 2014, my secondary air pump required replacing. Within a couple of weeks of that replacement, it required being replaced under warranty for a defective air pump. Now, less than 2 years later (and annoyingly not under warranty), my secondary air pump is requiring being...
  2. Help! Smart car transmission problems

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi all! I’m a girl with no car expertise, and I’m in a situation where I really don’t know what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated! So here’s the story: I moved here from Europe in September 2012, and planned to buy a used car. I ended up at Mercedes Benz in Beverly Hills...
  3. The worst car i've ever owned

    smart General Discussion
    My ex bought the smart fortwo passion I now have to drive because we lived in Manhattan and for space reasons, he thought it was a good idea. For parking purposes it's actually not bad (aside from the giant blind spot). Everything else about the car is just appalling, most of all SMART the...
  4. Another Intake option-Can you say "HYDROLOCK"?

    Interior & Exterior
    I found this rooting around the other day: http://www.smartcar-performance.com/id31.html I have to applaud the idea of moving the filter down into a cool airstream, but it apparently doesn't ever rain where these guys live. It's no problem to suck water into the filter and seize the engine...
  5. Headlight 'Flicker'

    smart General Discussion
    I know this issue has been brought up before, but I want to bring it to the surface. My morning drive to work starts @4:30 and it is ALWAYS dark with not too many cars on the road. As such I get a chance to see the headlight quality without much interference form other light sources. (other...
  6. yet another problem

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    P1000 code engine light cam on yesterday 6-16 call the dealer up and bring the car in. part is on order and the head service managed said they need it for 2 hours when the part comes in they have to drop the motor to install it :( Air fuel metering system. they said they have pulled the motor on...
  7. Problem started (carpet).... Need advice!!!!!!

    smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)
    Dear Smart owners.. I have a passion cab. and I live in San Diego. For the last one week, my convertible is set down and there is a direct sun light to the interior of the car. Now the passenger floor carpet (no floor mat) started to change shape.... I can easily see the white edge on both...
  8. Anyone Have This Sun Shade Problem?

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    My sunshade started to squeak today. I saw the back left corner of the sunshade moving like it was not attached to anything. I climbed in the back of the back and looked on top of the sunshade to find that the plastic nipple part of the roof that the sun shades screws screw into was broken away...
  9. crack in windshield

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I've had the car since March 31st, and I've had no problems until today. A crack has formed from the bottom the the windshield going up about 12 inches up. It wasn't there when I went to lunch, but appeared about 4 hours later. I don't see where it was hit by anything. Anyone else having...
  10. Key Problems

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Anyone have problem with key where the buttons fall off - which then prevent you from activating door lock/unlock without using a toothpick or other object... Clearly, a defective manufacturing process - contacted dealer - haven't heard back yet...:(
  11. beeping while engine off

    New Members Area
    just picked up car. It started beeping, I turned off the engine and it kept bbeping for a few minuts any ideas as to why?
  12. Transmission Problems and Driving Style?

    smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)
    Since there is at least a few threads and several people looking to storm the gates at smart USA with torches and pitchforks it occured to me that the problems could be to do with how people are driving. By gently in the poll I mean that you don't floor it on a regular basis.
  13. Here's the fix for 3 lines thru "P".....

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    And the car won't start; make this a sticky cause it will come up again. And three cheers for esrazor for posting this important fix!! :) :) http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/showthread.php?p=68327#post68327
  14. Service Problems !!!

    smart General Discussion
    :mad: Smart Car owners/drivers beware. Service for your car is minimial !! My Fortwo is only six days old and already it has spent two of those days in the repair shop. I'd only driven it 400 miles when a "check engine" light came on. Called the 800 number for service (it was 9pm at the...
  15. Speedometer error

    smart General Discussion
    Just wondering if everyone has the same experience.... I finally had a chance to get the GPS in my smart and noticed at 50+ mph or so the speedometer is 3 or 4 mph lower than the reading on the GPS. Even the Scangauge reading is 2 mph higher than the speedo. Am I imagining things? Anybody else?
  16. What are people doing in case of a flat?

    smart Wheels & Tires
    We live almost 3 hours from the dealer. If we get a flat, do folks have suggestions as to what to do (after we put the gel stuff in.... yadda yadda)? Is there a jack and lug wrench made for this car, or instructions somewhere to tell someone where its safe to lift it and not crack the bottom...
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