What is it with the switch out of transmisions , specifically . Are there any drawbacks? I am happy with my transmission as is .Smart 2.0 Check up ,is this mandatory or will it affect warranty ? I need specific information ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by hans delva on March 13, 2013 at 8:00am

would this be availeble for the raodster aswell?

who is having this software besides merc. dealers?

how to put into the ECU?

thanks ,any help apriciated

Comment by mainefortwo on November 21, 2009 at 5:33pm
Today I visited the smartcenter for my 30,000 mile service. While there I also had the "smart 2.0" upgrade which flashed the 2009 transmission software into my 2008 Passion Coupe. When I was notified by smart about this free upgrade I was skeptical as I shift with the paddles 99% of the time and the stick 1% of the time and thought it would not make any difference, boy was I wrong! I am unsure exactly what coding was changed, but it appears the throttle closure is slowed which smooths out the transition during shifting and improves coasting while decelerating and downshifting. This may actually improve my fuel consummation, time will tell.

Anyone who has a 2008 smart and was notified of this free upgrade and has not done so should consider it, the drive home to Maine made me a believer!

PS: My owners manual was also replaced at the same time with a revised copy.
Comment by Dan Hall on March 30, 2009 at 10:07am
Just had the update done two days ago and like the smoothness added to the transmission's shifting. Not sure I'll get much use out of the paddle update but will see as time goes on. Was not having any battery problems but got a more powerful one anyway, does not hurt and all free. Would recommend that you get the upgrade. No down side as I see it. Dan
Comment by tommyk on March 22, 2009 at 9:42pm
the pick up is better just do it
Comment by Simon on March 22, 2009 at 9:24pm
I hope it does not take any pick up away
Comment by SATO on March 22, 2009 at 9:17pm
the draw back would be that your car would blow up after the 20,000 miles are up!..... No just kidding, so far I have seen no draw backs to getting it done. It just tweaks the software to manage the shift points better, able the paddle shifting while in "D" and reduce the creep feature that was done to "AMERICANIZED" smarts... turns out most of us hated it as it was too noticeable.
Comment by Ryan on March 22, 2009 at 8:41pm
if i had to guess.... it'd probably be to make sure the transmission is still in good condition, and also possibly to update the firmware or whatever if you have an '08 Smart to that of the '09 smart, to allow paddle shifters to shift in and out of manual mode, and to decrease a bit of the shift lag in 1st and 2nd i believe.

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