I am a proud owner of a passion since April of this year, and I love it! This past sunday the "check engine" light came on and naturally I got very worried. After checking all the fluids and such, I gave up and called in the smart usa hot line. They asked that I double check that the gas cap is on tightly as that will at times trigger the engine light to come on. To my disappointment it was not that, the light did not turn off and I had to drive 100 miles for the dealer to check my wee-beast.

Well it turns out that it is a faulty fuel line sensor. Has anyone else experienced this? My car only has 3k miles.

Any comments or questions are much appreciated!!


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Comment by Jafer on November 26, 2008 at 7:34am
I had my Smart at the Dealership for them to check on the mileage I am getting. I thought I was getting poor mileage, considering what they say. After driving out of the Dealership, about 3 miles out the "check engine" light came on. I drove right back and they replaced the part, as you said. My mileage when this happened? 350 miles. Hopefully it won't happen as often. I do love to drive this car and get many smiles, however, I truly thought I would get better mileage than 28-29 mpg.
Comment by Chris & Paul on November 25, 2008 at 5:40pm
The 'switchover valve' in our smart was replaced last week. The service writer told us that he has seen "many" of these.
Comment by Judy on November 20, 2008 at 7:44pm
This happened to me about a month ago. I was towed 100 miles to my dealership with the same diagnosis and result as you. Just under 2,000 miles then. All is fine since.
Comment by Alicia on November 19, 2008 at 4:19pm
that is good that they will deliver it. air pump huh? How many miles does Maxwell have on them?

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