Aloha,Not sure if I got a real Lemon, or just having bad luck. With 54,000 accident free miles on my 2009, I have now had a second major expenditure. I previously posted about the cooling fan failing. Replacement was over $1100.Recently, I started smelling gas inside the car. At first I thought maybe I overfilled the tank, or spilled a small amount, but after 3 days I decided to take it in. The last thing I wanted was to have a fire caused by some minor issue.As it turned out, not so minor. The…See More
Aloha,My 2009 Cabrio seems to have become VERY noisy...with the top and windows closed! It really nearly drowns out the (non stock) stereo. I have felt around the edges while cruising and do not feel any air movement above the headliner, but it sounds like the whole top will come off at any moment! It opens and closes fine, I see no issues with the gaskets or track, in fact I have only removed the side bars maybe half a dozen times in total. It also does not noticeably leak water in rain or…See More
"beachbum, you might also want a head temp guage like the Koso tiny guage and sensor that fits the spark plug as a washer. Smart is a design flaw. If any gas gets into the water passages from a tiny gasket leak, that increasing…"
"Well, after waiting several weeks for the first available schedule opening, the car went in and, sadly, I was correct. Grand Total: $1104.04 to replace the electric engine cooling fan. I ended up having to take it to the local MB dealer, as my other…"
Matt Hodges Autoworks at 920 Punahou (shop is behind the houses), 947-6770.
He has worked on my 2009 several times, and he is very honest in his dealings. He specializes in Lotus and Volvo, but has worked on smarts since the prior model as…"
"My daughter hit that magic number we bought a new motor light went on and she called me and that was the end . Don't have answer why but anti freeze was in #2and3cyl daughter got a new smart city edition and I got the 2008 I'm happy and…"