Just want to log my complaint from my recent 50K service.


I've owned my smartcar since December 2008, ordering it in March of 08 and actually getting an 09 model within 9 months.


I've had the smart dealer in Chandler, AZ service it every 10K miles.


Except for the time I backed into my trash can and broke a rear light, or when I broke the hatch latch by putting a box in and catching it, I've had no issues at all.


Yesterday I took it in for the 50K service, and was told my transmission seals were leaking and it would be $500+ for repair.


I've owned a lot of vehicles, kept them a long time, and have never had this type of service needed after 50K miles (90% highway).  I'm old and drive carefully, so really no stress on the transmission from shifting.


Anyone else experience this type of failure on there smartcar?

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