PFS Parts Ltd. is a specialist parts company established in 2003. Newbie owner of a 2013 Smart car Passion Coupe. This absolutely works (my ‘10 needs to be reset from time to time). Everything seems ok. Reinstalled the clutch actuator and now the car won't start at all. Smart Fortwo Owners Manual. Now the gear box will re-adapt to your driving style. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Smart Fortwo based on all problems reported for the Fortwo. Get some of our favorite phones starting from $320. The golden rule here is "don't be a jerk". Anyone have a smart roadster? Your key fob which holds the information for the immobiliser has gone out of sync with the car. You saved me a lot of grief and money ! This and how to reset the service light should be printed on a sticker and placed on your sun visor. MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one, free of charge. Eventually it will feel like a kick or a bang as the clutch engages. Car towed to the mechanic. 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. We don't impose a filter for language, but play nice. To replace them is a fairly easy task and can be seen HERE. 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! [–]Askbrad1 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (1 child)., [–]20minuteworkoutfan[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (2 children). If the rings are worn or rusty and broken the ECU cannot work the ABS as it should and causes the warning light. 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. I just tried it and it worked !. Followed all wiring as far as I could. 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. Proved wrong Myth 3 - The car has to be in reverse to reset the service counter. To see how frequently 2009 smart fortwo problems occur, check out our car reliability stats . Proved wrong You can only reset the service indicator after doing 2000 miles from the last reset. 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. Normally, if you have the dreaded three-bars-of-death on your display, the reset will clear it. It has been into a garage and electrical faults were reset but no further work was done as this was not a Smart garage. Green. Unfortunately the battery is no longer holding a charge. 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. Step 1 Turn on the ignition so you have power only -- do not start the Smart car. I’ve always been curious about that model and wanted to hear from someone who owned one. 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. 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 . © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. 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. Thanks, [–]Askbrad1 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (4 children). Discounts for a key re-sync and spare can be negotiated if you contact us. Evilution, the smart car encyclopaedia, full of information for fixing and modifying your smart car. Oil and Transmission. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. See all problems of the 2009 Smart Fortwo . Reliable. The second option to look at is the gear position sensor. and join one of thousands of communities. The Smart Fortwo is a rear-engined small city car produced by Smart. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. 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. Otherwise, all are welcome here! - YouTube My transmission was acting up again yesterday and I did the reset trick and it’s running like new . * Mods Step 2. You may hear it finally drop into gear, or the car will suddenly start beeping as the gear selects gear '0'. Within 30 driving cycles, the ECU will monitor your driving habits and adapt the shifting points to your driving style. 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 I just wanted to thank you again for this tip . 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. I took it for a drive and it shifts a lot smoother in manual and automatic ! 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 ) . You'll need MB Star for that. * General smart talk & news. At present the car will run for a while but the problem then reoccurs. I’m stuck! Go check out the Smart Customization Megathread to see participating members' projects and discuss all the awesome things we've done to our smarts. What’s caused it? 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. How to Disconnect a Battery to Reset a Transmission by Cassandra Tribe . I let it sit for a couple of days and it seemed to reset and ran and shifted fine . I have no idea why holding the gas pedal down for ten seconds can have this result , but it definitely did something . The most recently reported issues are listed below. 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. Usually what’s required is the car, the key and a TAN code from Germany however our DAS system has the codes already and saves the extra spend and time required and we can have you running with 5 minutes of arriving. 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 My 1st Smart Car // 2013 Smart Passion Coupe // His names Kanye & he's decked out in RipNDip stuff. It resyncs the gears, relearns the clutch, and resets issues. car won't shift properly, gives flashing D,P,N. A: Unfortunately you’ve got the most common problem with a Smart Car we know and happens at one stage or another! This is how it was explained to me: This will reset the transmission to fix the ‘feelers’ that sense the wear on the clutch disc. Q: The key symbol is flashing on my dash and the indicators flash 9 times when I try to open the car. What can I do? I was now getting P0805 and P0900. and other questions, Laura (450), Chelsea (450), Tucker (451), Phil (453). This is what happened to me when I was at 47k miles in 2012. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2008-2009 smart fortwo cabrio and fortwo coupe vehicles. A transmission problem is not something that you can get away with ignoring. Smart 451 ED Smart Fortwo owners have reported 5 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). * Custom Body Panels When you next press the brake, or move the lever, it should now function correctly. The rear insulation mat in the engine compartment may deform, deteriorate, and loosen over time, allowing the mat to contact hot exhaust system components. Pushing on either the front 'A' pillar or 'B' rear pillar, rock the car backwards and forwards. 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. The car showns three lines on the display panel which occurs during gear selection. * Pictures of custom smarts Myth 2 - You can reset a "1 spanner" service but not "2 spanners". 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. Affordable. When vehicle was parked, and then restarted, would not go into any gear, even though shift lever was operable. 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! Common Topics: See our Smart Car Diagnostic Page for prices and services. Recently Smart has issued a transmission and engine software upgrade (Campaign C0209002) for '08 model year cars to make the car slightly less useless. Covered by a 12-month warranty, just like our new devices. 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 . autoradio 2 image by Nathalie P from It looks like it has five "fun automated manual" gear transmission, however! This site offers a 'one-stop' online parts shop for Mercedes Benz and Smart car parts at great prices. We can supply a huge selection of parts, including genuine Mercedes parts, aftermarket parts and performance parts for both Mercedes Benz and Smart cars! The Smart Car ForTwo is rated at about 70 HP, and has 68 lb ft of torque. * Troubleshooting use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Potential Number of Units Affected 42,781. 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. 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. You may find this to be a help. The car would not go into gear. 5/8/2015; update. The key can be re-synced with the car quickly using the Mercedes DAS system. 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. Not sure on this one, why would you want to? Turned the vehicle off, and checked for codes again. I let it sit for a couple of days and it seemed to reset … A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2009 Smart Fortwo. Thanks again for the info . Transmission would only drive in 4th gear. We will come with a new fob and program it in, for prices see New Keys.  See our Key Re-syncing Services. ... As the clutch wears you will start noticing that the car jerks when you change gear or accelerate. Q: I’ve lost of my key completely or it’s been damaged! 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. 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. 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. [–]20minuteworkoutfan[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children). Rendered by PID 21535 on r2-app-063fbaefd2fe23718 at 2020-12-02 10:30:00.008005+00:00 running 31b5616 country code: NL. 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. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Resetting the transmission shift points makes the transmission the same as when the car is out of the factory. Hit the reset button with Certified Pre-Owned phones. This method is the ‘ctrl-alt-del’ for your transmission. The car is a two-seater with an engine in the rear, and is built by Smart Gmbh, a division of Daimler AG. 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. 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. Then it went away. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions , I would appreciate it . 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. 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 . 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. I pulled over and turned it off and restarted after 10 minutes and it’s back to shifting normally again ! What is inside a Smart Car 451 Gear Shift Module? Q: I have 3 lines on the dash, how did this happen and how do I fix it? A: This can happen for a variety of reasons, the main one we’ve encountered is a flat battery on your smart car. plus check engine light also 3 horizontal lines. Sadly this doesn’t work on all models and seems to be SAM unit dependant. To do so, every so often the system runs the servos to max and checks the resistance. This is the clutch ‘relearning’ where the wear is. Q: I’ve got the ABS/ESP Warning Light on the dash. This is a subreddit dedicated to all things smart. * Purchase advice You can put the Smart Car ForTwo's transmission in fully automatic, or you can use the plus/minus gate on the gearshift. Refreshed with a brand new charger and accessories in the box. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. 2009 MY Smarts already have it. 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(?) 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. You want your ride to be showcased in the sidebar? * In BMW, the automatic transmission can be reset … It takes about 3.5 quarts of oil, including the filter. [–]Jebcidic 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). These are around £20 from Mercedes and will require the V5 Logbook. Shop diagnosed sensor problem, not able to repair. ... Open the hood of the car. Rebuilt by Samsung engineers. 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 . Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph and GO WILD. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I removed the clutch actuator again and checked it inside and out. 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. 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). A failing transmission tends to come with a handful of symptoms, although you might not experience all of them. 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.