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Driver's door won't close.

Started this discussion. Last reply by SE TX Jul 23, 2012. 3 Replies


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SE TX replied to SE TX's discussion Driver's door won't close.
"Thnx for both suggestions.  I will be taking the car in soon to replace two panels ( a pickup truck bascking up with the tailgate down hit the back of the parked smart) and will have both these suggestions checked out. Mike Sawran"
Jul 23, 2012
Jim VW replied to SE TX's discussion Driver's door won't close.
"Sounds like it may be the rods inside the door that allow the inside lever to open the door. Might be holding the door latch in the open position (?)"
Jul 22, 2012
Robert Ricewasser replied to SE TX's discussion Driver's door won't close.
"I would take it to a body shop and have them check out your door alignment. "
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Driver's door won't close.

During the hot summer months the driver's door on my smart will not latch. I have to pull the door handle on the inside and slam the door 2 or 3 times before it will close and latch. I've had it in to two dealerships. One told me the latch was dry and needed to be lubed. That helped for about two weeks. The second told me it was over-lubed and needed to be cleaned. That helped for another two weeks. This has been going on since the Kansas City event in 2010, and seems to be getting worse. This…See More
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Dealer service

Posted on June 26, 2009 at 6:02pm 2 Comments

After seeing a number of posts about really bad dealer service and attitude, I think I need to add my recent experience:

Last Sunday (Fathers' Day) we discovered the right side marker light (just in front of the door) was dangling by its power cord. The plastic clip holding it in had broken, and it kept falling out if its proper location. I rigged a temporary fix with duct tape, then discovered the driver's door wouldn't latch...until I really slammed it.

Monday morning I… Continue

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At 10:21pm on October 27, 2011, Velazquez, Hilda & Gustavo said…
Mike and Linda, thank you for your hospitality, we really had a great time. We just posted some pictures.
At 3:15pm on March 1, 2011, Jan in West U said…

Hi Mike! We have missed you two at our latest two events. Hope all is well.


Do you remember the web page I posted to get the ACTUAL SIZE sticker?




At 3:03pm on October 26, 2010, Velazquez, Hilda & Gustavo said…
Another letter?
At 5:46pm on September 8, 2010, Velazquez, Hilda & Gustavo said…
We did received a letter from Casey about the 7000 miles service, is not even in the maintenance book.
At 1:28pm on April 27, 2010, Jan in West U said…
Yee haw! We look forward to seeing you two in Galveston after all! er the first pick-up spot on N.Main first! :)
At 10:49am on December 29, 2008, Tommy Wong said…
Hi Woody,
Please see the events page for our next event at
At 11:17pm on June 27, 2008, Johnny Ray Knotts said…
Thank you so very much,about information on lojack.From JohnnyRay
At 11:49am on June 25, 2008, smartiepants said…
Alden Bridge sorry I have not checked this site much. It would be cool to all meet on Market Street some time

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