"Thanks... the tow truck just pulled away on its way to Smart Madness. I sent all the documentation I could find (including the part about the clutch/actuator possibly being defective due to a materials defect from earlier in this same thread). Boris…"
"My Smart went into neutral while I was driving it last night. Had to pull over, then it wouldn't start. Had a tow back to my office where we tried three things:
1) Unhooked battery for 30 minutes.
2) Tried "rebooting"…"
"I know nothing about any paddles, but my fiance mentioned something about that tonight, I will pass it on to him and see what happens. Thanks. I don't know what u mean by the other part, my car is an auto and it does shift too. It's…"
"It isn't really an automatic; it's a five-speed automated manual transmission. Don't let the lack of a clutch pedal and the "D" on the dash fool you - there is actual gear shifting happening even in what's…"
"It says nothing about being in drive, stopping and not being able to go forward again. Like I said, he had to reverse, then put it back in drive and it was ok. The car is an automatic, so shifting and the clutch or grinding gears isn't an…"
"Ours is doing this occasionally, today my fiance took the car 225 mi to work and had to stop for a red light, the car didn't want to go! He said he had to reverse and then it went ok. Hmmm. Wish someone had a better answer!! Ours is an 08."
My 2009 does this from time to time, even though it has been to the dealer I guess they do not automatically upgrade the software. Anyway, the easiest and cheapest "fix" is to just simply do this:
1) Come to a complete stop.
"I have found a mechanic in Wellston, Ohio that works on Smart cars. He has his own garage. Keith Jordan 740-384-5280. He has all of the software and he also does my oil changes and maintence. ALOT MORE REASONABLE PRICE THAN THE…"