2008 SMART ForTwo

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 2008 SMART ForTwo

Recall Date Component Summary
April 27, 2018 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2008-2009 smart fortwo cabrio and fortwo coupe vehicles. The rear insulation mat in the engine compartment may deform, deteriorate, and loosen over time, allowing the mat to contact hot exhaust system components.

Remedy:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one, free of charge. The recall began in July 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA’s number for this recall is 2018060010.

August 7, 2008 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

SMART USA IS RECALLING 43 MY 2008 FORTWO 451 VEHICLES. A SINGLE BATCH OF PAINT SENT TO THE COMPANY DID NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS. A RE-WORK WAS DONE IN THE PLANT USING DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF PAINTING MATERIALS. AFTER THE RE-WORK WAS COMPLETED, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE COMBINATION OF MATERIALS USED TO REPAINT THE FRAME AND CHASSIS COULD LEAD TO DE LAMINATION OF THE PAINT MATERIALS FROM THE BODY AND FRAME STRUCTURES.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPAINT THE AFFECTED AREAS TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SMART USA AT 1-248-648-2451.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2008 SMART ForTwo

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Date Component  

129 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2008 SMART ForTwo

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Date Component  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 10316475
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11001183
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11001181
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10959578
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11103809
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11103933
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11083277
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11122252
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10924311
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10924637
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10925581
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11000905
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10993895
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10991881
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11006774
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11010186
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11011565
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10899842
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10903047
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10948104
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10944676
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10939504
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10945296
SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10936528
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10933698
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11372369
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 11364972
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11339750
STEERING
ODI Number: 11338562
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 11323882
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11323852
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11307328
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11292231
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11268998
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11265380
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11256921
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11209605
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11173470
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11132462
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11129626
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11122706
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11096608
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11096694
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11093725
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11091576
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11186451
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11083936
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11072693
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11118858
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:ABS WARNING LIGHT
ODI Number: 11119003
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 11119727
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11118757
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11112409
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
ODI Number: 11111657
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 11103795
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11023607
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11023751
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11021082
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11019607
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10892481
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10883106
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10872656
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10820891
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10780222
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10760014
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10760011
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10730979
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10722518
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10721194
SEAT BELTS | STEERING
ODI Number: 10706473
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10705574
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10667650
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10653909
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10632335
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10629843
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10619122
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10610575
SERVICE BRAKES | TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10579506
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10579489
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10579034
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10577754
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10577127
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10577091
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10577830
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10566887
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10564801
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10562121
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10552991
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10552988
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10548291
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10542673
STRUCTURE | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10489288
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH | SEAT BELTS | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10486440
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10487367
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10488696
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10477561
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10464578
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10464576
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10456796
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10445379
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10439219
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10436548
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10399430
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10397147
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10382221
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10379313
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10378960
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10381020
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10375542
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10366433
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10360350
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10358382
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10346654
STEERING
ODI Number: 10340958
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10339597
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10334046
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10332061
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 10316475
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10307796
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
ODI Number: 10282642
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10262876
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10258813
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10255590
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10256870
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10253804
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10252757
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10251656
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10246966
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11011100
Is the government investigating the safety of your vehicle? Find out here.

2 Investigations for 2008 SMART ForTwo

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
ENGINE
ENGINE
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

42 Service Alerts for 2008 SMART ForTwo

Date Description
February 18, 2014 010000 STEERING

Creaking, grating or grunting noise while steering audible in the steering gear area. The noise can be transferred through the steering gear into the interior. The noise occurs, in particular, at high temperatures, e.g. in the summer.

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January 10, 2014 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

If the Radio 9 was switched off while driving, it can switch itself back on again the next time the engine is started.

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March 3, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Range does not meet customer’s expectations. Customers usually differentiate as follows: 1. Total of distance driven + indicated range remaining with one HV battery charge too low 2. Actual range until the drive system shuts down too low

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March 25, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Highline can only be operated to a limited extent or not at all; the input points (contact points) are shifted horizontally relative to the display; calibration is not possible.

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March 20, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PreConditioning of the vehicle via the Vehicle Homepage or the instrument cluster does not function or is restricted.

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March 7, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PreConditioning of the vehicle via the Vehicle Homepage or the instrument cluster does not function or is restricted.

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August 21, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

Switching noise from climate relay

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May 14, 2018 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Condenser leaking

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July 23, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

smart media system: Telephone connection is made, communication is not possible

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July 23, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

smart media system: Telephone connection is made, communication is not possible

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December 6, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Vehicle Range ? Voltage difference of cells too great

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August 9, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Vehicle does not start

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August 6, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Vehicle does not start

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August 6, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Vehicle does not start

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August 6, 2018 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Vehicle does not start

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August 6, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Vehicle does not start

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July 3, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ATA operates without obvious cause

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July 3, 2018 116300 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

ATA operates without obvious cause

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March 7, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Charging socket/charging cable: Charging cable lock jams (P12E900, P13E800)

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March 7, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

Charging socket/charging cable: Charging cable lock jams (P12E900, P13E800)

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March 7, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Charging socket/charging cable: Charging cable lock jams (P12E900, P13E800)

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March 7, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Vehicle cannot be started (FC: P0A0A00, P0A0E00, P0D9F00, P1D0BFD, C11C187, P0D5800, P0D5900, P0D9900, P0D9A97)

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May 7, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

ATA triggers without obvious cause

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June 11, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Light switch/combination switch, fault code stored

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April 2, 2015 091200 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

Instrument cluster – Fuel gauge does not indicate “Full”

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April 1, 2015 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

smart media system cannot be operated, touchscreen does not react, interference noise during voice control

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April 1, 2015 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

smart media system cannot be operated, touchscreen does not react, interference noise during voice control

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May 10, 2016 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Outside door handle does not return to end position

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December 7, 2017 016000 STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Noise from area of electric steering

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October 14, 2014 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

Fault profiles and measures for Highline radio, SA code 527

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July 15, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Engine diagnosis warning lamp (CEL) is active due to fault codes – P2237 & P2626.

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June 9, 2014 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Brake pedal/carpet seal does not fit properly

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May 24, 2016 073000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Smart 453 Engine diagnosis warning lamp activated – Fault code P261000

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May 24, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Smart 453 Engine diagnosis warning lamp activated – Fault code P261000

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March 23, 2015 091200 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

Instrument cluster – Fuel gauge does not indicate “Full”

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May 6, 2014 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Preparation for Performing Maintenance Service or Status Check of High-Voltage Battery

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June 22, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ATA goes off

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March 5, 2013 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Charging complaints – Initial analysis

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April 18, 2012 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

SMART: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY SOFTWARE UPDATE. *JS

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March 10, 2009 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

C-SMART: REPLACE IDENTIFICATION LABEL ON B PILLAR AND INSPECTION HAS BEEN DONE, IF NECESSARY. *PE

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March 10, 2009 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

C-SMART: REPLACE IDENTIFICATION LABEL ON B PILLAR AND INSPECTION HAS BEEN DONE, IF NECESSARY. *PE

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August 1, 2011 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

SMART: THE VECI (VEHICLE EMISSIONS CONTROL INFORMATION) LABEL HAS BE REPLACED ON 2008-2009. *PE

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