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Three bars of "Death" experieces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Dec 29, 2016. 1 Reply

Smart stopped running while driving

Started this discussion. Last reply by sUSAi Admin Jun 27, 2014. 2 Replies

The Smart Slap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mel Jul 17, 2008. 2 Replies


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Doug replied to Mel's discussion Three bars of "Death" experieces
"What year/model car do you have? If it's a 451 w an ICE have you ever lubed the transmission motor as many suggest? Before I lubed my transmission motor I had to teach-in my 2009 451 a couple times but I've never had it quit running while…"
Dec 29, 2016
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Three bars of "Death" experieces

Hello! I've just come off my second time in three months dealing with having the three bars of death come up while driving my Smart down the middle of the road and trying to find a safe spot to coast to a stop (and not stopping in the middle of the road).The second time, I was able to get the car started myself by reading other Smart owners' suggestions about the teach in method (foot pumping break, turning starter, and holding, moving shifter).Dealer finally figured out it was the…See More
Dec 28, 2016
sUSAi Admin replied to Mel's discussion Smart stopped running while driving
"Wow! We are so glad you are OK! Could you please inbox us your email address and phone number? We would like to put you in touch with customer care to ensure that this problem is addressed in full. "
Jun 27, 2014
jwight replied to Mel's discussion Smart stopped running while driving
"First, you can report this to the NHTSA as a safety issue: Not the only instance of this; several have been documented on SCoA.  "Main computer" could mean the SAM (under the…"
Jun 27, 2014
Mel posted a discussion

Smart stopped running while driving

Last night I was driving my 2009 Smart Passion on a busy 40 MPH highway and while I was coming up to a stop light, I started to use the break and it first seemed like the brake was failing, and then the whole car shut of like it seemed to shut off like someone turned the ignition off. Luckily the brake sort of worked so I did not hit the person in front of me, but I was almost hit from behind. I had to put on my E brake and flashers and get someone to help me stop traffic (I was in the left…See More
Jun 26, 2014
Mel replied to David's discussion Verbal and Written Hate Towards Me and My Smart
"Wow! I have not seen this in the Seattle area. I mostly get people asking, 'Do you really like your car." which to me is a no brainer. I would not have my car if I did not love it.   in non parallel spots are you parking so your front…"
Aug 21, 2011
Mel replied to David Kimball's discussion Smart fortwo status
"Got an email from Smart Center Seattle and they said they were staying open. I am a teacher and this is a really busy time of year, so I did not even know stuff was going on until I got that email!"
May 21, 2011

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I've been a smart reservation holder since
April 4, 2008
Seattle, WA
My favorite things about smart
Very Cool, efficient, and eye catching
About Me
Curling, school teacher, and a person who loves doing stuff rather than having things!
My smart's name
Vérité Fantastica

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At 3:07pm on June 20, 2008, Pam de Jong said…
I had the car wrapped here in the US, but the color underneath (which I was keen cover up) is the orangey-red that was one of our 6 options.

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