"No problem if future Smart cars gave a seven year warranty on their paint...Otherwise the public may wonder if Smart is trying to sell panels so they can make big money after new....LOL...Oh well, the bad paint was apparently limited to earlier…"
"All true, as is the fact that the original clearcoat on some of those cars was "not ready for prime time." At this point smart USA has stepped up and replaced some panels (in one case after some letter writing to M-B USA and Dr.…"
"At this point the cars are pushing 7-8 years old, when it originally came with a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty. Good luck expecting more than a friendly and gentle suggestion that you purchase new panels and replace them if the visual appearance…"
"I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 09. I LIVE IN ALABAMA. THE PLASTIC FILM STARTED WITH JUST A BUBBLE. AS I WASHED IT, IT BECAME LARGER. I PEELED IT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS ATTACHED. PAINTED IT WITH CLEAR FINGER NAIL…"
"Hello Robert, Michael, Everyone...
I would encourage everyone who is having this issue to meet us over at our dedicated Facebook Group for Peeling Rally Red Smart Cars (other colors are welcome to join if they have this issue as well but so far…"
The engine light on my 2009 Passion went on, no apparent problem running, and I went to the dealer...Scope said fuel pump which I gladly paid $1,000 to be replaced because my 7 year, 60,000 mile extended warranty paid it in full....Smart needs to take note----Fuel pumps should not go out at less than 17,000 milesFuel pumps should not cost as much as a Rolls Royce to replace on a SmartSmart dealers should not sell crappy commission extended warranty and should advise customers to buy one…See More
"Things are looking good...The dealer and the Smart corporation has agreed to replace my pealing right rear quarter panel for a total cost to me of $151...This deal may have been due to it being a notorious red, 2009, with slightly less than…"
"I contacted Park Place Motorcars where I bought my Smart. They looked at it and decided hood panel behind front license plate and the right front fender and door and the right rear fender are peeling.mthey called and told me the panels were $801.00…"
"I would ask you to call 1-800-smartUSA and speak to customer service. Sadly as jwights points out we see 2008-2010 Rally Red smart with the similar issue and many of the panels are being replaced with assistance from our field teams and Customer…"
That's what my mother in law said when she first saw the car. Looked like it belonged in a circus. So hence the clown outfit when I first took her for a ride. I showed up and took her to church dressed like a circus clown. Loved every minute of it too.