"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…"
"I had the same problem. I took mine to the dealer, they took pictures. I keep in touch with the dealer and after about 2 months, they said the panels would be replaced. They covered all the panels except for the drivers door. …"
"Thanks for the extensive information, Mr Wright....It appears that with 2009 red I have a bitch of a batch problem which will only get worse...So it is a film of clearcoat and not plastic film...My alternatives are:
1. What cheap cosmetic…"
"Have to disagree. Any car wash liquid sold in auto parts stores, or dishwashing liquid for that matter, will not harm the clearcoat on your smart (although the dishwashing liquid will strip off any wax on the car.) I'd recommend…"
"i have a cover for my smart so she does not bake in the heat and i take it to the smart dealership to have them wash it. The saleperson who sold me my smart told me not to take it to a carwash but to bring it here or to any dealership and get it…"
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.