My blower sometimes doesn't come on...it takes a few minutes to start, like it's in shock cuz it's so freakin' cold.
More distressing is that my horn stopped working. It's like they only could fit 20,000 "beeps" in the car, and I've used mine up.
I have the convertible, and the rear defroster is just not a "happinin' thing"
Also, the tire pressure light always comes on and it drives me batshit!
I want to drop the car off next week.
I had my blower replaced this week, also my horn.
I did the hydrogen deal in my tires, which I hope will stop that constant warning light asshatery
I am now on my 3rd blower motor. Dealer sez : Tough luck, you are out of warranty.
This is a known defect. This car is so defective that it is illegal to drive it in Illinois. (You need a heater so you can clear the frost from you windshield and see. ) I'll be damned if I give the dealer another dime. I had it fixed by a local guy for $435. I hear the dealership wants $875. Let me know if you hear of a class action I can join.
Average life of a blower motor is 15,000 miles. This add .03 per mile to the car's cost.
I would have to be stupid to buy another Smart.
I think I'm on my third, too. 46,000 miles. Although, maybe it's an issue with the quirky first year model, 2008? I'm not sure. The price was around $600. I new a new model would be weird, so I purchased a 7 year, 72,000 mi warranty and it was covered.
i'm at 53,000 miles with the original blower, below 10F and it makes whiny sounds. i'm going on my second brake switch next week (locks car in park below 0F) the ABS/ESP has been out 3 years now, one thing i CAN live without! (no "creep" while stopped, probably saving the clutch, can do donuts!)
can't wait for June and the MW Rally!