"The rally red clear coat peeling seems to be limited to certain vehicles in the production cycle during 2009. I think smart USA is aware of which vehicles fit into this category based on their VIN. Apparently, some other type of clear coat was…"
"The peeling of the clear coat has occurred on certain 2009 Rally Red smarts. smartUSA is aware of this issue and you should contact them & open a case. They are dealing with this on a case by case basis, so hopefully they will assist you with…"
"It is hard to say how long a fan belt will last. It is like saying how long are you going to live. Fan belts should be periodically inspected and when they show signs of wear, they should be replaced."
"They are located on the left & right hand side of the grill. Your owner's manual does a good job of explaining how to latch the front service flap (hood). I believe there is also a video on the smartUSA website showing how to remove &…"
My wife's 09 Pure, that is just shy of 13k miles threw a P2178 code, which indicates that the engine is running too rich.Before the CEL came on, the shifting was harsh and abrupt. This is the 2nd time this has happened. The first time this occurred, I had the rough shifting and an intermittent hesitation around 70 mph. There was no CEL. I disconnected the battery for 30 minutes, reconnected and everything was back to normal. This occurred a few months ago. Today, the harsh shifting symptoms…See More
"I would get in touch with Barney or Rusted Wrench at: www.smartcarofamerica.com. Another way is to chuck up an intake & exhaust valve in your face grinding machine and see if they are 45 deg. angle or possibly a 30 deg. angle. Many shops…"
My wife and I are car enthusiasts and we enjoy going to various car events and showing off and talking about our Smartfortwo. It seems to attract a lot more attention from the public then our other collector vehicles.
Glad to be of help! I'm sorry if this comment is in the wrong place! I am new to this site/figuring it out. I have been on the smartUSAinsider forum and been pretty busy on the smartcarofamerica forum. You might have even better luck at a better price on a battery from Costco or Sam's Club if you have a membership to one of those places, and even Walmart. (I just realized you're in Monrovia, and I go to the Walmart in Duarte a lot.) The group sizes I mention seem to be universal. (I can't believe how prices seem to have gone up on batteries. I haven't had to change one in a long time though. I buy a 1.5 amp Schumacher battery maintenainer from Walmart for $20 and it helps keep batteries happy...)
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