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2008 Smart Fortwo Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

3 star
wto@ncol.net writes:
NOT THE GREATEST

PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT SINCE EXPENSE AT A MERCEDES DEALER IS LOTS. CAN ONLY GET IT REPAIRED AT ONLY ONE DEALER ALONG WITH THE KEY PURCHASE. BAD TASTE TO HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS FIRST MONTH. SEEMS TO BE A VERY OVER PRICED CAR

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2008 Smart Fortwo

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side

Recall Notices

2008 Smart fortwo (8/7/2008)

Campaign Number: 08V390000
Component Name: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Manufacturer: SMART USA DISTRIBUTOR LLC
Description: SMART USA IS RECALLING 43 MY 2008 FORTWO 451 VEHICLES. A SINGLE BATCH OF PAINT SENT TO THE COMPANY DID NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS. A RE-WORK WAS DONE IN THE PLANT USING DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF PAINTING MATERIALS. AFTER THE RE-WORK WAS COMPLETED, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE COMBINATION OF MATERIALS USED TO REPAINT THE FRAME AND CHASSIS COULD LEAD TO DE LAMINATION OF THE PAINT MATERIALS FROM THE BODY AND FRAME STRUCTURES.
Defect: SUCH DE LAMINATING CAN TAKE PLACE IN THE AREA OF THE BODY WHERE THE WINDSHIELD AND ROOF HAVE BEEN AFFIXED WITH ADHESIVE, WHICH COULD AFFECT THE ADHESION OF THOSE COMPONENTS TO THE VEHICLE BODY, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEPARATION. THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH IF THE ROOF OR WINDSHIELD SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE WHILE IN MOTION.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPAINT THE AFFECTED AREAS TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SMART USA AT 1-248-648-2451.