This gives enough power to creep along at about 2kph! There are a few ways to have some fun with a. It is extreamely worrying when crossing a level crossing. Many manufacturers recommend that you have your manual transmission fluid changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The gear window was going blank and the lighting was changing in intensity although that may have been due to the emergency flashers. And people give me shit about my car? The first time they replaced the shifter, the second time they fixed something in the transmission and this time they couldn't replicate the fault so they are releasing my car.
Re: forfour gearbox problems Thanks - I'm now just out of warrenty so a new gearbox might be an expensive option. I just cycle the shifter through park and the reverse has engaged every time so far. If you are going to a garage tomorrow chances are it is not equipped to deal with the engine warning light but you can try - some items need the dealership to reset also common on a lot of newer cars. My love with my Smart went up to highest level. Hi there, My Passion 08 is having the same problem. A manual gearbox, also known as manual transmission, is a complex mechanical system that transmits the power from your engine firstly to the drive shafts and then to the wheels. I stopped to refuel and when I tried to star the car the dash displayed the 3 dashed lines and the engine light came on.
Now after 4 hours the battery is full. Repair required replacing entire gear selection mechanism by mfg, covered under standard warranty and fixed no charge. Why on Earth would anybody pick such an abomination? We had it towed to our local excellent mechanic and he fixed it. Weather it is a rebuilt manual transmission or transmission parts, we have you covered. So if this car doesn't have a torque converter, how does the transmission on it work? Our 90-minute private training session focuses on basic functions of a Manual Trans Vehicle managing the clutch, smooth upshifting and downshifting, parking, etc. A code reading is the first step, no point wasting time on things that can be eliminated as possible causes by the codes. And yes, in addition to a six-speed dual-clutch 'box, the new Smart will offer an optional five-speed manual transmission.
The exact same scenario has taken place note for note. . They kept my car over the weekend to drive around and try to fault it but it never replicated in the 2 times they drove it. An evaluation does not have to result in the removal of a person's driving privilege. The above information is not yet confirmed by official sources, but if it is it would be quite an interesting development, considering the first generation of the car was using a six-speed sequential gearbox exclusively on all versions, while the second one switched to a five-speed transmission of the same variety.
Hi, I had a similar problem with our 2008 passion. And I thought I was lucky. Car would not start- locked in park. Doesn't help that I'm a computer geek, and I have been so glib about comparisons between Windows and modern cars. It has only happened a couple of times but it is very annoying. If you have a family member or friend who needs an impartial, fair, and professional evaluation of his or her driving skills, I Drive Smart can help. Oftentimes, our Instructors can facilitate the implementation of techniques and training that can overcome basic challenges that come with age.
Why people buy them, I have no idea. It's not as expensive as it used to be. Oh, and the Smart ForTwo may as well be called the Stupid ForAnyone. This replacement part was introduced on the 2009 cars and it solved the problem for my 2008 passion. I managed to coax the car to the slow lane after some scary moments and the geras came back but kept quitting.
Needs to go in for another trip to be diagnosed. Fits with what SmartDad said above. I'll goto my garage tomorrow and ask them to check what codes it's in there and reset the light. Why on Earth would anybody pick such an abomination? Tranny malfunctioned again in about two two weeks. Replaced with redesigned clutch disk with harder splines, this is where the input shaft of the transmission goes into. Several times I back out of my driveway, which has a slope, and I find myself merely coasting onto the busy road, instead of having transmission engaged dash shows R.
The car is unsafe in this condition! If the battery is original then it is probably due to be replaced like most cars - 5 years is about the norm for a battery - with the transmission and a lot of other functions being electronically controlled having the battery at the right voltage is critical to operation more so than older cars. Common problem in 2008 Smart, defect causes intermittent problem getting car into gear. I hope they can repair it while we're away in Alberta later this week and all of next week, as this is the car that does the heavy lifting for the commute. Flat bedded the smart to the Portland Or dealer. Took her for a test drive - completely normal! Prior to this happening about an hour earlier as I left a friends home the car suddenly showed 0 on the gear display and it was like the car suddenly went into neutral and then went back to 1. Just like its first two generations, the new model will be rear-engined and rear-wheel drive, but one of its biggest surprises will be the standard fitment of a six-speed manual transmission, while only the higher specced models will get a seven speed dual-clutch transmission made by Getrag.