I have a new 2016smart, when the gauge shows I am down to my last 1.3 gallons of gas, I refuel the car, but I can only put 5.7-5.9 gallons of fuel into the car, the gauge then shows full. I went back…Continue
"So, the gas station I had planned on using on the way home was closed when I got to it. This mean instead of filling up with half a gallon left (as planned), I had to find another gas station. Luckily, there was one around twenty miles closer to…"
"A rep from MB told me that my service people are aware of the tank filling problem and they are working with engineers to find a solution. And they will let me know when they do. I am sitting by my phone..."
"As expected, I was not able to drive most of this week due to the snow, but I was able to drive 88 miles. My MPG was a pitiful 32.2, so I burned about 2.7 gallons. The fuel indicator still says the car is full.
Out of curiosity, I scanned the…"
"Hmm.... well that's weird. It seems like NOBODY knows exactly what capacity the gas tank is supposed to be. I remember the 451 having an 8.7 gallon tank, and i double checked that on Edmunds.com. Then checked the 2016 ForTwo…"
"It seems to be related to the speed the gas goes in and the fumes coming out triggering the cutoff switch early. The next time I pump I am going to try inserting the nozzle sideways. This should defeat the [automatic cutoff…"
"yes I agree, can't understand why Smart hasn't explained why they changed the tank in the first place never had any problems with my 2008, just put gas in like any normal car, pumped until it shut off. I always hated being next to the guy…"
"Yes, that is what I did as well Chas.J.Owens iv. But the question is why should we have to do this to fill the tank. Why won't it work like a normal vehicle when you fill the tank? Is this something the manufacturer should be…"
"I tried an experiment today. I pumped until it stopped repeatedly, went to the store (the gas station I tend to use is part of a grocery store), and then pumped more gas. I was able to put almost two more gallons in the tank this way:
"I have a 2016. My fuel gauge is reading incorrectly. It reads as if I use a full tank of gas but when I fill it, it only takes half as much as the gauge indicated. It reads as Full after I fill it. Calibration issue?? Is it only half full when it…"
"I don't like that I have to fill up at 250 miles I used to fill at 325-350miles, don't understand why the engineers would take a vehicle with an already small tank and make it smaller? You would think they would like to say that their cars…"
"I recently bought a 2016 Smart Prime and have the same problem. The dealer told me just to fill it up slowly when it stops filling. Apparently the tank is so small that the fumes from the gas that trigger the pump to shut off set it off…"
"I was only able to but in 6.4 gallons (by filling past the first few cutoffs) when the guage was reading one gallon left. My best guess is that the float isn't calibrated correctly and the actual reserve is closer to 3 gallons than 1.3 (but I…"