Easy peazy, contact MBFS or M-B Battery Assurance (866.700.9853) with the VIN #.I have an opportunity to acquire a used 2013 ED. It is for sale at a non-Smart dealer. How do I find out about the status of the battery protection plan from Smart?
Appears to be a nice off-lease smart cabrio from OR that was sold at MBFS auction. Nicely equipped smart with navi/surround. Great "asking" price if it is for the ED cabrio complete and includes 2 key fobs?The only reason I'm considering it is that it is a cabrio. Any idea when the 453 ED will be released for sale?
I believe that she may be correct BUT you might want to check with the powers that be in California (CARB) as I believe that they may require a longer battery pack warranty? :shrug:So I called MBFS and gave them the VIN. She told me that the battery warranty was the same as the vehicle (4 yrs., 50K miles). I thought the battery warranty was longer than that???
Absolutely check on the new 2014. That's what I did about nine months ago. My new 2014 had been sitting on the dealer lot for a year and I said that I wasn't going to buy a year old car with no discount when I could get a new 2015 for the same price. So they knocked $5K off the price and USAA discount gave me another $2800, so my out the door price was $20,000. Then with the $7500 federal tax credit, I'm under $13K. You will also get the full four year new car warranty and doesn't CA give you something on top of all of that?That 2014 ED, while still being 'new' is in fact three years old. There were 15 and 16 models in Electric Drive so the price for it might be very reasonable if the dealer really wants to move it. I would try for that one first and see what the best deal you can get on it and what warranty they are willing to provide as an inducement.
The BAP (battery rental) is a signed contract between the original owner and MBFS - breach that and expect a rather ugly legal battle followed by a hit to your Credit Report!I don't think MB has any method to be able to actually force you back into the lease, but no one has tested the theory yet.