Alexander Palasz
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  • Belleair Beach Fl.
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Brake over-ride the accelerator

Started this discussion. Last reply by SmartJoeMN Apr 18, 2010. 28 Replies

Back up camera

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD LOWE Mar 17, 2009. 5 Replies

 

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SmartJoeMN replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"For the record, if you are driving at higher speeds (such as freeway speeds) and you have your foot on the gas, and keep your foot on the gas, and than hit the brakes, it DOES kill the throttle and you have to let your foot off the gas and put it on…"
Apr 18, 2010
XCAPEPOD replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"My wife accidentally shut the smart off while I was driving on the Interstate (don't mess with/bump the key while driving!), so I know that the car was still controllable and I was easily able to coast/steer to the breakdown lane with…"
Mar 7, 2010
Jim Yedor replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"OK Sato- I'll bite. I take it you do have the power steering option. Try turning the engine off while driving and tell me what happens. Real world. If I'm wrong I'm wrong."
Mar 7, 2010
Tori replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"Just switch OFF the key. We don't need the power to steer and as soon as the key is in the OFF position the clutch dis-engages."
Mar 7, 2010
Jim Yedor replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
""do not turn off the engine. but do put the trans in neutral. By turning off the engine you lose power steering and power brakes, needed to control your Smart. Some of the Toyota drivers should have known this. Basic driving…"
Mar 6, 2010
Jim D. replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"I was just joking to my wife, who drives a Toyota, that the LAST thing I have to worry about with the smart is "sudden" acceleration. And even if it did happen, I'd have much more time on my hands to decide how to handle the…"
Mar 6, 2010
Jim Yedor replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"I don't have power steering in my Cabrio and a smart doesn't need it. As to power brakes, also not needed to stop the car. We are talking adults here, right?"
Mar 6, 2010
Alexander Palasz replied to Alexander Palasz's discussion Brake over-ride the accelerator
"Thank you for your reply, but I thought there is a governor that keeps the RPM from overdoing it. Top speed is 85 mph. Thank you "
Mar 6, 2010

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I've been a smart owner since
May 29, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 10, 1007
Location
Belleair Beach Florida
My favorite things about smart
Cheap transportation for the money
About Me
Iv'e been retired for the last fiftheen years, and I have waited for this car, for 5-1/2 years. I have been after the dealer to get me one for that long.
My smart's name
Felix

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