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Has anyone with a 453 had trouble with it starting, or starting rough and sometimes stalling?

I have an Edition 1. I've had it for about 3 weeks now and on three occasions, it's started rough. The first time it happened, it barely turned over, then stalled. Then it seemed fine. Then today, it didn't want to start twice. I turned the key and it made a noise, but wouldn't turn over. Let it sit for a minute and it started rough, but did keep going.

I will be taking it to the dealer, but they are 3-hours from me, so it'll happen when I can make the trip. Just wondering if anyone else has had this kind of problem and what the fix was?
 

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I have the same car. Occasionally, it doesn't start right away and may run rough for a second when that happens. I just chalked it up to typical Smart quirks. It doesn't happen often.
 

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Unlike the 451, the starter on the 453 does require you to hold it in the starting position until the engine is fully started. I had the same issue both of you had with my Edition 1 until I realized this. Never happened again after! :)
 
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I'm realizing that I have to hold it for a second now also. Since I started doing that, I haven't have a problem. Thank you for your responses, because it makes me feel better that there is nothing wrong with the car, it's just the way it in.
 
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