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Comment by Stewart Davis on May 25, 2009 at 4:14pm
Smartmadness.com sells the original cruse control. You can download the instructions at their site.
Comment by smart fortimo on March 3, 2009 at 7:36am
Hi Nancy

scSEA first took the caveman position of "AREA451 BAD". But they now have ONE approved installer, Car Toys, and you have to line it up with ONE guy, and fork out about a grand for the purchase/install.

Dealers are all over the map as far as policy on the cc install-- from can't do it, to won't do it, to will do it. Apparently DAG/PAG/smart USA's policy is "Keep 'em Guessing".

"asked about cruise control when I picked up my car....the answer was if you get cruise control put on you would be violating the warranty and they won't service your car. just fyi. Cheryl Well Cheryl-- someone is telling you a bunch of crap. Number one-- read the owner's manual where it states quite clearly that using aftermarket parts in itself does not affect your warranty. They have to tell you that because of... Number two-- the Magnusson-Moss Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)). This federal law regulates warranties for the protection of consumers. The law means that the use of an aftermarket part alone is not cause for denying the warranty. However, the law's protection does not extend to aftermarket parts in situations where such parts actually caused the damage being claimed under the warranty.

I have had my Area 451 cc installed for over 9,000 miles and I use it every day, right down to the school zone (its range is 15 mph and up). It's performance is seamless and flawless, as if it were factory.

I bought when the first production run came out and Steven at smartieparts installed mine and others (no charge) at a meet last summer.

You can buy the Area 451 unit for about $450. scSEA is priced at about $1,000. You tell me why it is "OK" with them now...
Comment by whl3 on February 3, 2009 at 5:33pm
I just installed the cruise control from www.smartieparts.com. As reported above, it works great. The installation instructions are very complete. It took me about three hours but if I were to do it again it would only be a two hour or less job. "Fishing" the cable and disconnecting the stock wires from the ECU plug took the most time. It "wires" directly into the ECU of the car and utilizes the right ww stalk. There is no splicing of wires. It looks and performs as if it were an OEM Smart accessory. It makes longer drives on the Interstate more comfortable.
Comment by Cheryl on January 18, 2009 at 10:22pm
Thanks I will check again with the dealer here. And yes it is cold here, and that's putting politely. Again today another inch of white stuff.
Comment by MARCO on January 18, 2009 at 12:56pm
cheryl, I live in Florida.......everytime I spoke to a dealer here in Florida they all told me the same.....as long as they, the dealer installs the cruise control it doesn't viod the warranty.
Comment by allen westover on January 18, 2009 at 11:25am
shame that cruise control is not offered as an option
Comment by Wally Gullang on January 17, 2009 at 9:00pm
Cheryl, Marco lives in Florida. Just click on the persons name (Merco in the color red) and it will come up with that person profile. And Cheryl, try to keep warm. It's cold in Michigan
Comment by Cheryl on January 17, 2009 at 6:31pm
Marco what state do you live in?
Comment by MARCO on January 16, 2009 at 10:05pm
I recently had cruise control installed at the dealership where I purchased my 2009 Passion from and I was told it would not void my warranty. I love it & it works great. A must have for folks who commute.
Comment by Cheryl on January 16, 2009 at 8:54pm
I asked about cruise control when I picked up my car....the answer was if you get cruise control put on you would be violating the warranty and they won't service your car. just fyi.

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