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  1. 2017 smart fortwo (453) - how normal is this transmission behavior?

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    Hey everyone! đź‘‹ I am the happy new owner of a 2017 fortwo with the DCT. It was a lease return, and only has 6,500 miles on it. I understand that this car has a quirky transmission, but am unsure: how quirky is normal for these cars? I've noticed these behaviors: at low speeds (stop/go in...
  2. Transmission issue, 2009 Passion

    smart General Discussion
    I live in San Diego. It doesn't rain much. I have 80,000 miles on my 2009 Passion and recently when it DOES rain, my transmission locks up. When I'm driving on the freeway and try to come to a stop it remains in 5th (will no longer shift to neutral). Of course the motor then stalls. It then...
  3. Transmission hunting (shifting 4 to 5 to 4 repeatedly)

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    My transmission is hunting, at 40-45 MPH it shifts from 4th to 5th then back to 4th repeatedly. Switching to manual mode stops it. 09 Pure with 16,000 miles 4000 miles since oil change... I will change the air filter. Any suggestions?
  4. Loud knock from engine when shifting.

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I have had my Smart for 3 years and have done the regular oil changes and maintenance every 7k except the last time which was 10k. After the last one my car started knocking loud when it hits higher RPMs. In fact sometimes (in automatic) it won't shift on it's own unless I let off the gas. It...
  5. I need help! (paddles/"D")

    New Members Area
    I just purchased a 2008 smartcar passion. I like to use the paddles because it makes the car shift more smoothly. This is my question: Do I downshift as well, or is the car supposed to do that for me? I have the shifting down perfectly. Just dont understand the downshifting. Thanks!
  6. Shifting in Reverse problems! or shifting period

    smart General Discussion
    Has anyone else had problems shifting in reverse and not being able to, unless you tried several times? Does anyone know a fix to this? I have had the free upgraded software to my 2008 Smart ForTwo Passion, and it is still having problems. Not a big deal but would like to know how to permanently...
  7. Trouble starting after battery replacement

    New Members Area
    I have a 2008 SmartCar for two (Pure) in Houston and left the key in the accessory position for 5 days and it was dead. Tried jumping per manual, but no start. Replaced battery - no start, just some clicking in the back. I noticed that it is locked in park and I can't shift it to back out of...
  8. Needed changes

    Interior & Exterior
    1. Who likes the seat release (for back angle) in the middle between the seats. And the seat is not spring loaded like on most cars. 2. What about the long hesitation in the shift from 1 to 2? 3. The lighter is in the way of the front cup holder.
  9. Newbie questions engine sound, auto downshift?

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Just hit 500 miles and I don't think the engine sounds that smooth, and am not sure if it has always. Is that normal? 2. In automatic mode, after coasting and then needed to speed up, the gear has not been downshifted and is too high for current operation. The demo guy seemed to say this happens...
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