if all you clowns would post DATE OF MANUFACTURE, we could know when the factory screwed up!
jeezus effing christ! oh, oh, oh, my shifter locked up!!! when was it made?!?!?!? it's a lubrication issue!!! i have had my smart over 6 months, and it shifts smooth as silk!!!! date of manufacture is 12/07!!!!!
get with the program!!!!!
get your head screwed on straight before i crap down your silly neck!
To report: the "caution" sign at this window's lower left corner, by the "green" button (in most cases).Why is there no "report this post to moderator button?
This is actually a fairly civilized forum and your post lowers the tone to a grade school level. Please take your attitude back to P.S. Wherever.
i have a healthy smart after 6+ months. if people would post a manufacturing window of their troubles. we'd all have a better idea.
you guys are less than useless. how did so many stupid people acquire smart cars?!?!?!?! we are trying to pin down a problem in manufacturing!
we need dates!!!
you want a censor? censor intelligence! you two have NONE!!!!
By being a member of this forum, you knew right away what was wrong, and how it can, and will, be fixed.smart hasn't issued a recall, or admitted to a screw up in manufacture, which happened!
be civilized when you are on vacation 1000 miles from home and your smart fails, i bet you blow all your gaskets!!!!
i have a healthy smart, knock on plastic. i see all around me transmission failures in posts on several sites.To report: the "caution" sign at this window's lower left corner, by the "green" button (in most cases).
Thanks scdaf, for noting that this is a civilized forum. Or at least an attempt to.
Let's imagine that mrbadexample is simply blinded by anger to have a sick smart. And hope he'll edit his own posts... in due time...
Mine seems to be working fine (knock on plastic too!). But I can feel that it may not "find", or stay in. its position if I'm not careful. So, next time I'm at the shop, I'll have them lubricate it, just as a precaution.i have a healthy smart, knock on plastic. i see all around me transmission failures in posts on several sites.
"oh, my smart had to be towed", no date of manufacture. i'm trying to pin this down for everyone. build a database of when this occured. MB screwed up, it happens with all companies. let's get when it started and when they fixed it! (they aren't telling us!)
i was in OEM car parts for a few years (manufacturing). i'm not angry, i'm "critical", i was in QC (quality control) for the last 20 years.
i'm not angry, i'm "detail orientated"...
This post with video:seems the easiest "fix" i've seen is a can of arerosol silicon lubricant, when the shifter "locks" take the can of silicon and spray at the top of the shifter button. that's without dis-assembly. another site recommends removing the shift knob.
my smart, at 6 months, 4300 + miles, is running like new.
mercedes is a high end manufacturer, they should have issued a recall for lube or replacement. they are replacing some shifters now, when there are failures. towing smarts back for a 5 minute fix is insane.
i am going to keep a can of silicon spray under my seat, just in case, but i think i was a "lucky one" with my smart.