The car showns three lines on the display panel which occurs during gear selection. * Custom Body Panels These are around £20 from Mercedes and will require the V5 Logbook. Now the gear box will re-adapt to your driving style. Evilution, the smart car encyclopaedia, full of information for fixing and modifying your smart car. It looks like it has five "fun automated manual" gear transmission, however! This and how to reset the service light should be printed on a sticker and placed on your sun visor. This is the clutch ‘relearning’ where the wear is. What’s caused it? The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Sadly this doesn’t work on all models and seems to be SAM unit dependant. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions , I would appreciate it . Other causes include gearbox fault, failing actuator and wiring/earth faults and electrical spikes causing a loss of memory on the SAM (Water Ingress on Smart Roadsters) On later 450’s and the 451 we’ve found that sometimes simply selecting neutral without the engine running and hold your foot on the break will re-organise the gearbox. Q: I’ve lost of my key completely or it’s been damaged! A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2009 Smart Fortwo. Then today , I came to a stop but it stayed in second gear and would then only shift through 2-4-5 gears ( while number indicating gears was flashing on the dash board ) . Other causes include gearbox fault, failing actuator and wiring/earth faults and electrical spikes causing a loss of memory on the SAM (Water Ingress on Smart Roadsters). These cars offer ecological and financial advantages, but have a maintenance issue that tends to leave owners frustrated -- you must reset the service indicator light on the dashboard. A: This can happen for a variety of reasons, the main one we’ve encountered is a flat battery on your smart car. Hit the reset button with Certified Pre-Owned phones. Depending on the situation, if an issue was present before this fault it may require the underlying fault to be rectified such as a replacement actuator or wiring diagnosis however we can diagnose this for you using the latest software, see HERE. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2008-2009 smart fortwo cabrio and fortwo coupe vehicles. Thanks, [–]Askbrad1 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (4 children). Green. Affordable. On later 450’s and the 451 we’ve found that sometimes simply selecting neutral without the engine running and hold your foot on the break will re-organise the gearbox. Oil and Transmission. Smart car transmission problems (self.SmartCar), submitted 1 year ago by 20minuteworkoutfan, I have a 2008 and a few weeks ago it would only allow me to drive in 1-3- or 5th gears . Tips and Warnings: * Be careful — after this reset, the behavior of the automatic gearbox is close to “sporty” * If you bought a used BMW, better make this reset — the car will adjust to your driving style. Myth 2 - You can reset a "1 spanner" service but not "2 spanners". How to Reset Service Wrench Icon Light Smart Car fortwo: Turn ignition to ON position Press the left side TRIP button on the left side of the speedometer twice within the first 4 seconds Switch off the ignition within 10 seconds At present the car will run for a while but the problem then reoccurs. Common Topics: You may hear it finally drop into gear, or the car will suddenly start beeping as the gear selects gear '0'. The directions said to turn the key to position II but that will start my car so I just turned it to the I position and held down the gas for 10 sec , then turned key off , waited 2 minutes , and that’s it . Coding Electronic Malfunction Repairs Programming Smart Car Software Update July 5, 2018 by admin 0 Comments Smart ECU Replacement and Programming On this Smart Car Autobahn Logic performed ECU replacement and reprogramming, engine performance diagnostic, compression test, injector test and injector replacement and SAM control module repair.  See our Key Re-syncing Services. I’ve always been curious about that model and wanted to hear from someone who owned one. The key can be re-synced with the car quickly using the Mercedes DAS system. Otherwise, all are welcome here! We can supply a huge selection of parts, including genuine Mercedes parts, aftermarket parts and performance parts for both Mercedes Benz and Smart cars! We will come with a new fob and program it in, for prices see New Keys. If this issue has suddenly just happened without warning your gearbox may simply need reteaching and this can be done with a Mercedes Benz DAS/Star Systems like the one we use. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, using a wrench to loosen the lug nut on the terminal and pulling the cable off the post. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Smart Fortwo based on all problems reported for the Fortwo. Smart Fortwo Owners Manual. and other questions, Laura (450), Chelsea (450), Tucker (451), Phil (453). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Reliable. * Troubleshooting The rear insulation mat in the engine compartment may deform, deteriorate, and loosen over time, allowing the mat to contact hot exhaust system components. PFS Parts Ltd. is a specialist parts company established in 2003. Proved wrong Myth 3 - The car has to be in reverse to reset the service counter. My solution, that is still working today at 117k miles, was to clean out the motors and replace the manual transmission oil with the correct GL-4 (but not GL-5) oil. Car towed to the mechanic. Smart Fortwo owners have reported 5 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). ... Open the hood of the car. Normally, if you have the dreaded three-bars-of-death on your display, the reset will clear it. To replace them is a fairly easy task and can be seen HERE. This is a subreddit dedicated to all things smart. It's 8 feet, 10 inches long, and with this dimensions the Smart Fortwo is a two-seat subcompact city car and is the smallest production car currently sold in US. When vehicle was parked, and then restarted, would not go into any gear, even though shift lever was operable. IF you find that the car is acting up again with the gears not working correctly, it may be that the gear motors are fouled with tranny motor oil. Thanks again for the info . A: If your key is damaged we can program a new key in and either swap your blade from the old one to the new key or you can have it programmed and taken to any local key cutting service to have the blade copied. Discounts for a key re-sync and spare can be negotiated if you contact us. Rebuilt by Samsung engineers. This absolutely works (my ‘10 needs to be reset from time to time). This includes the W450 (city coupe/cabrio/fortwo), W451 (fortwo), W452 (roadster), C453 (fortwo), W453 (2nd generation forfour), W454 (1st generation forfour), crossblade, concepts, and more! Smart 451 ED This can happen randomly (although Smart won’t admit that) or because it’s been out of range and pressed several times while in your pocket or bag either way if it won’t unlock the car, it won’t start it either way. When you next press the brake, or move the lever, it should now function correctly. Step 2. [–]Askbrad1 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (1 child). Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Sometimes the indicators will flash but the car will still start and run, if this is the case replace the battery in the key fob as soon as possible! I let it sit for a couple of days and it seemed to reset and ran and shifted fine . The car is a two-seater with an engine in the rear, and is built by Smart Gmbh, a division of Daimler AG. Turned the vehicle off, and checked for codes again. car won't shift properly, gives flashing D,P,N. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. * In BMW, the automatic transmission can be reset … 2009 MY Smarts already have it. To do so, every so often the system runs the servos to max and checks the resistance. Q: The key symbol is flashing on my dash and the indicators flash 9 times when I try to open the car. If the rings are worn or rusty and broken the ECU cannot work the ABS as it should and causes the warning light. Resetting the transmission shift points makes the transmission the same as when the car is out of the factory. autoradio 2 image by Nathalie P from Fotolia.com. This will reset the transmission to fix the ‘feelers’ that sense the wear on the clutch disc. * Mods See all problems of the 2009 Smart Fortwo . I let it sit for a couple of days and it seemed to reset … ... As the clutch wears you will start noticing that the car jerks when you change gear or accelerate. 2009 smart fortwo Transmission Problems See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. A failing transmission tends to come with a handful of symptoms, although you might not experience all of them. It has been into a garage and electrical faults were reset but no further work was done as this was not a Smart garage. I’m stuck! Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. [–]Jebcidic 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Within 30 driving cycles, the ECU will monitor your driving habits and adapt the shifting points to your driving style. I bought a 2009 and in 2008 there was a recall on that model for that transmission problem sometimes the car won't start sometimes now and the hood latch is broken. This is what happened to me when I was at 47k miles in 2012. - YouTube However if you’ve lost your key completely, don’t worry….give Mercedes a call and they can order a replacement blade for your Smart which can then be put into our keys. See our Smart Car Diagnostic Page for prices and services. Q: I have 3 lines on the dash, how did this happen and how do I fix it? Unfortunately the battery is no longer holding a charge. To see how frequently 2009 smart fortwo problems occur, check out our car reliability stats . A: Unfortunately you’ve got the most common problem with a Smart Car we know and happens at one stage or another! I pulled over and turned it off and restarted after 10 minutes and it’s back to shifting normally again ! Followed all wiring as far as I could. I was now getting P0805 and P0900. Newbie owner of a 2013 Smart car Passion Coupe. Transmission would only drive in 4th gear. The Smart Car ForTwo is rated at about 70 HP, and has 68 lb ft of torque. It resyncs the gears, relearns the clutch, and resets issues. The Smart Fortwo is a rear-engined small city car produced by Smart. I just tried it and it worked !. You may find this to be a help. What is inside a Smart Car 451 Gear Shift Module? I just wanted to thank you again for this tip . Q: I’ve got the ABS/ESP Warning Light on the dash. You can put the Smart Car ForTwo's transmission in fully automatic, or you can use the plus/minus gate on the gearshift. Anyone have a smart roadster? The golden rule here is "don't be a jerk". Because it is an electronically shifted manual transmission, the servos that move the clutch plates in and out while shifting need to know /exactly/ how thick the clutch plates are to prevent them from over driving. [–]20minuteworkoutfan[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children). Everything seems ok. Reinstalled the clutch actuator and now the car won't start at all. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. The Smart Car, officially known as the Smart Fortwo, was originally known as the Smart City Coupe and was rolled out at the 1998 Paris Motor Show. It takes about 3.5 quarts of oil, including the filter. plus check engine light also 3 horizontal lines. I have documented how to do this on the smartcarofamerica forum in the Technical > 451 > smart Operation and Maintenance > smartcar is losing sense of what gear it's in THREAD. You want your ride to be showcased in the sidebar? Then it went away. Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph and GO WILD. The second option to look at is the gear position sensor. If you want to know which ring is broken or to check that it’s the rings, give us a call and we’ll diagnose the car to tell you which one is broken. Your key fob which holds the information for the immobiliser has gone out of sync with the car. Shop diagnosed sensor problem, not able to repair. Get some of our favorite phones starting from $320. My 1st Smart Car // 2013 Smart Passion Coupe // His names Kanye & he's decked out in RipNDip stuff. Recently Smart has issued a transmission and engine software upgrade (Campaign C0209002) for '08 model year cars to make the car slightly less useless. A: The most common cause of this issue is faulty reluctor rings (Also known as ABS rings) which help the car measure how fast the car is going and if the wheels are slipping. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 21535 on r2-app-063fbaefd2fe23718 at 2020-12-02 10:30:00.008005+00:00 running 31b5616 country code: NL. I have no idea why holding the gas pedal down for ten seconds can have this result , but it definitely did something . Smart car transmission problems I have a 2008 and a few weeks ago it would only allow me to drive in 1-3- or 5th gears . I removed the clutch actuator again and checked it inside and out. The car would not go into gear. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Potential Number of Units Affected 42,781. This method is the ‘ctrl-alt-del’ for your transmission. I had the problem once a couple of weeks ago and tried the following on my 2008 US spec smart:1> Hold down the brake pedal, and2> Turn the key to the on position 1, and3> Move the gear shifter through each of the gears P-R-N-D then +- then D-N-R-P, and4> Turn off, and5> Restart the carThe problem hasn't returned, but will continue to monitor until I can have the dealer look at it. We don't impose a filter for language, but play nice. Pushing on either the front 'A' pillar or 'B' rear pillar, rock the car backwards and forwards. You'll need MB Star for that. This site offers a 'one-stop' online parts shop for Mercedes Benz and Smart car parts at great prices. My smart some may know who I am, if not well I am the original vent kit guy, Where to get parts in the US for a French 450(?) Not sure on this one, why would you want to? A transmission problem is not something that you can get away with ignoring. If that isn’t the case and the car won’t start as the key symbol is showing, you’ll need your key re-syncing to get up and running again unless you have a spare key for the car. You saved me a lot of grief and money ! I bought the car and less than two weeks the transmission went there was flashing and beeping and the car would not go into gear. and join one of thousands of communities. * General smart talk & news. My transmission was acting up again yesterday and I did the reset trick and it’s running like new . MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one, free of charge. * Purchase advice Eventually it will feel like a kick or a bang as the clutch engages. 5/8/2015; update. Rendered by PID 21535 on r2-app-063fbaefd2fe23718 at 2020-12-02 10:30:00.008005+00:00 running 31b5616 country code: NL. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. http://www.mercedesmedic.com/reset-mercedes-benz-transmission-procedure-instructions/, [–]20minuteworkoutfan[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (2 children). This is how it was explained to me: * Pictures of custom smarts If you have any suspicion that your transmission might not be in great shape anymore, don’t hesitate to seek smart car repair in Campbell, CA. I drove the car to work this morning in stop and go traffic which usually causes my car to jerk violently especially between 1 and 2nd gears but after doing the reset , it is shifting smoothly and I’m not spilling coffee all over the place . Refreshed with a brand new charger and accessories in the box. Step 1 Turn on the ignition so you have power only -- do not start the Smart car. 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