Christy Rider
  • 54, Female
  • Ray, Ohio
  • United States
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Stuck in netural

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie O'Malley Oct 31, 2012. 23 Replies

Unusual comments you've had about your smart car.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Fitzer Mar 6, 2011. 132 Replies

 

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Julie O'Malley replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"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…"
Oct 31, 2012
jwight replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"Here's what they're going to do: http://www.fq101.co.uk/how-to-guides/roadster/gearbox/348-replacing-the-clutch-actuator.html Look around on eBay and on SCoA to see if any are for sale, or do a search on one of the online auto parts…"
Oct 31, 2012
Julie O'Malley replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"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"…"
Oct 31, 2012
Nancy Gale replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"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…"
Sep 24, 2012
jwight replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"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…"
Sep 24, 2012
Nancy Gale replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"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…"
Sep 24, 2012
sUSAi Admin replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"Check out our FAQ section: http://www.smartusainsider.com/faq#faq05. Try out these fixes and let us know afterwards if you are still having issues."
Sep 24, 2012
Nancy Gale replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"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."
Sep 23, 2012
jwight replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"Is the hill holder not working? "
Sep 15, 2012
Beachbum replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"Aloha, 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. 2)…"
Sep 15, 2012
Christy Rider replied to kurlee's discussion Any regrets?
"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…"
Sep 13, 2012
Julie O'Malley replied to Christy Rider's discussion Stuck in netural
"YES. There's a transmission software upgrade (free) that you can get at the dealership. I got it and that problem stopped."
Sep 6, 2012

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I've been a smart owner since
January 23, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
January 13, 2008
Location
Ray, Ohio
My smart's name
smartie

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