Transmission Problems in 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion

Is anyone having a problem w/the 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion's transmission? With tons of blogs online about the issue, Smart USA doesn't seem to be concerned at all. No recalls. My warranty has been over for six wks - the problem began yesterday. I was driving along & all of a sudden, the car seems to think it's in N. Once I turned the car off, it wouldn't start again & the dreaded three bars appeared. We tried the "teach-in" fix & it worked temporarily before acting up again. It was a problem in the 2008 model - an upgrade was provided for a fix. Smart USA should recall the 2009 model due to this obvious defect.

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Comment by Drema Pyles on September 7, 2011 at 3:23pm
Thanks jwight! I hadn't thought of that, but I certainly will now.
Comment by jwight on September 7, 2011 at 10:25am
Have you reported the problem to the NHTSA: ?

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