Ernie Rains
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Accelerator Pedal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Ricewasser Jul 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Turn Signal/Headlights Stalk Control Needs Replacing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernie Rains Oct 19, 2012. 5 Replies


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sUSAi Admin replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Accelerator Pedal Stops Working
"Hey Ernie! Sorry to hear you are having issues. If you inbox us your email, VIN and telephone number, we'd be happy to put you in touch with customer care for further assistance. "
Mar 30, 2015
Jean Manes replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Accelerator Pedal Stops Working
"Sounds like you are in limp mode.  Check your manual on how to get back to normal driving. Mine is also an '08 Passion, 52K miles...and that's one problem I've not had, yet. Good luck with yours."
Mar 30, 2015
sUSAi Admin replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Accelerator Pedal Stops Working
"Hello! Sorry you are having problems with your smart. If you'd like to talk further to our customer care team, please inbox us your VIN, email and telephone number."
Mar 25, 2015
Doug replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Accelerator Pedal Stops Working
"Ernie- I will tell you exactly what happened. Your car went into 'limp home' mode. We had the same thing happen shortly after we bought our 2013 used. The gas pedal modulator that connects to the gas pedal is defective. It needs to be…"
Mar 24, 2015
Jorge replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Accelerator Pedal Stops Working
"Yes! I had a Go Pedal from Smart Madness on my 09 Brabus. Loved it! Had it on just over a year. However, this same thing happened to me a few weeks back. I thought my car went into "Limp Mode" based on the searches I did on various forums.…"
Mar 24, 2015
Robert Ricewasser replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Accelerator Pedal
"You probably have the MDC cruise control? You are trying to re-set the speed and this is causing the car to go into limp-in mode.  Once the speed has been set, you have to engage the cruise control and turn the switch on the wiper stalk forward…"
Jul 17, 2013
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Jul 8, 2013
jwight replied to Ernie Rains's discussion Air Bag out of order light came on
"They may be right, but it may be something else.  And the extended warranty doesn't cover the SRS?  I'd check that out directly with the warranty company.  From an SCoA thread: This thread may help also:…"
Dec 14, 2012

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I've been a smart owner since
September 15, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
February 14, 2008
Montgomery AL
My favorite things about smart
The attention it gets and my windup key.
About Me
53, grew up in Southern Cal, joined AF, lived in Germany for 7 years, retired AF, now a computer programmer for the Alabama DOT.

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At 6:37am on July 8, 2010, Connie said…
Hi Ernie,

Is the first word "Big?" I have no clue about the second word.

Thanks for getting me the info on the wind-up key. So funny!
At 9:03am on June 22, 2010, Connie said…

I love the wind-up key attached to the back of your smart car. Where did you get it? I couldn't decipher your license plate...
At 9:42pm on June 20, 2010, Karen said…
Hi Ernie, Little Ruthie is just great. I see you are really into smiles!!
Any funny stories to share about your smart car?
At 12:12pm on November 9, 2009, Zippin Pippin said…
OBD port lives behind it's own little door just to the right of your right knee up under the dash, left of the 12 volt port back a bit. The door flips down and there it is. I am planning on mounting my scangauge right below my line of sight just above the steering wheel on top of the speedo- pod. The trick will be making blend in and not look so freakin ugly.
At 7:36pm on June 20, 2008, peter said…
Hey Ernie,
I recieved an email from my dealer june 1 sayin my car had been built and was about to be shipped. Then this morning I got another email sayin the car was in port somewhere in southern cal. and it would be delivered to my dealer in seattle in about a week. As for the rest I'll let you know when it gets here.

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