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Forum: c453 - General discussions relating to the fortwo

A Forum dedicated to the smart fortwo (c453 model) - 2014 onwards

  1. Fuel Gauge Problem on New Smart-for-Two

    Anyone else with a new-style Smart-for-Two having problems with getting the fuel gauge to register the petrol tank as full. I'm really pleased with my new Cabrio in most respects, but it doesn't matter how careful and persistent I am at the petrol pump, I can usually only get the fuel gauge to show...

    Started by Lupin100, 5th June 2016 21:07
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  2. White edition limp mode on hills

    Hi all, My wife’s white edition has been back to Smart Ascot multiple times now for the same issue. When hitting traffic on hills, unless she puts it into neutral immediately, leaving in drive will bring on the engine warning light and it goes into limp mode which gradually corrects itself once...

    Started by Nellyd, Yesterday 18:23
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  3. DAB option / upgrade

    I'm not (yet) the owner of a 453 but I'm hoping to get one (a forfour) in the near future (or at least, before they stop making the petrol models next year) but I've noticed that most 453s do not have the DAB option. Where it does, it can be - it seems - implemented with either the touch screen...

    Started by andrewh1973, 13th February 2018 08:49
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    13th February 2018 21:35 Go to last post
  4. Braking instability among other issues?

    Proxy 0.9 Turbo DCT 2016 3525 miles. Ever since I got this bloody thing I have always noticed that under 50% or more braking at 50-60MPH+ the rear end gets so titchy and light. There has been a number of occasions when I've had to slam my brakes and the rear end is seriously about to slide out,...

    Started by Kalahati, 24th June 2017 15:06
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  5. Question Car coughed and died

    Got into my 6 month old smart car yesterday, tried to start it and it wouldn't start, got a "reduced power" message and check owners manual. Called smart assist, got the AA out, error codes refer to crankshaft and turbo. Now in intensive care at the dealers. My 5th smart car, only one to develop...

    Started by Janette, 10th January 2017 20:15
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    10th February 2018 22:05 Go to last post
  6. Question Smart-Media System: Android Auto and Apple Carplay coming?

    Hey all, I'm reading that the current models of the smart Media System includes (or may include) Android Auto, and some articles mention Carplay coming too. Can anybody confirm this, and maybe say if this is backward compatible somehow? I drove a loan 2017 and noticed the interface is...

    Started by snorbaard, 9th February 2018 06:39
    android auto, apple carplay, smart-media system
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    9th February 2018 15:00 Go to last post
  7. Smart Cross Connect App - Iphone with OIS 11

    I have downloaded the cross connect app from Itunes, but when trying to connect via Bluetooth the app turns itself off. I am using an Iphone 6s with ois 11 operating system I have tried with my Andriod phone (less sim) and it all works accessing my home wi fi. Anyone got an idea why?

    Started by postnote, 12th October 2017 16:54
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    3rd February 2018 23:16 Go to last post
  8. Tyre noise 16" wheels


    Started by speedy2, 15th August 2015 09:42
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    1st February 2018 19:14 Go to last post
  9. Smart 453 Brabus just bought one have a Question or two re bits

    Just bought a Brabus 453 and it didnt come with a rev counter, Ive got one thrown in so will fit it when it arrives from the dealer but it needs to be programmed in so the dealer tells me but they cant do it !! Anyone know who could do this for me ?? Thanks Rob

    Started by adventure boy, 11th March 2017 20:46
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  10. Poor radio signal

    My ForTwo Cabrio (Prime Premium) seems to be pretty poor at picking up FM radio stations. Is there anything I can do, buy, or fit to improve things?

    Started by nutch, 29th January 2018 12:32
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    29th January 2018 15:37 Go to last post
  11. Handbrake warning light flicker

    Dash Handbrake warning light flickering.... quite random. I’m guessing first port of call will be a duff hand brake switch , I only noticed it this morning whilst sitting in the car (fully handbraked obviously with engine running) waiting for someone. It’s still under warranty , so no big...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 29th December 2017 16:41
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  12. loud noise.

    Whilst driving home on Christmas day. Went to change radio station and what can only be described as a petrol generator noise coming from the dashboard. Every thing still functioning. Pulled over to the hard shoulder turned off engine still noise persisted. Came off the motorway at next services...

    Started by honbeat, 27th December 2017 23:59
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  13. Angry large F fault on the ECU

    Hi, i hope the well knowledge members out there can help please, today i had to take my fortwo to MB at teesside, because i had to call the AA out as the car would not start, the AA did a full test on the battery and reported that the battery had failed the car, it is on a 65 plate, today at MB...

    Started by Bryan18, 5th January 2018 00:15
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    5th January 2018 09:41 Go to last post
  14. Smart Media-System

    Hi everyone, new member, new car. Is there a way of switching off the radio? Sounds daft but I can only mute it. Thanks

    Started by Stevel, 29th December 2017 16:00
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    3rd January 2018 12:59 Go to last post
  15. Question Help finding a suitable chassis grounding point near Fusebox

    I've just picked up a hardwire kit for my dashcam. So far I have managed to piggy back off the 12v cig lighter fuse, I am however stuck for finding a suitable bolt to ground to the chassis. It's ground wire is just a spade connector. The heavens have just opened so I've put this Sunday...

    Started by Campblor, 31st December 2017 15:38
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    1st January 2018 18:19 Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Annoying rattle coming from the passenger side dash

    I've started noticing over the last few weeks that when cruising along there is an annoying rattling sound coming from the passenger side of my dashboard. Nothing in the glovebox, no items around that area. 2 Door 453 Prime Has anyone else had an annoying rattle? My last car Kia Picanto had...

    Started by Campblor, 30th December 2017 13:39
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    30th December 2017 23:41 Go to last post
  17. Owners manuals free downloads

    Just a reminder all the versions (right from the start) of the manuals are available as free PDF's from here:

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 29th December 2017 17:09
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  18. Park (‘P’) Light Staying On

    Hi All. Advice please. I have a 453 Prime Premium Auto on 16 plate. I have only recently noticed, when I lock the car the park (‘P’) light remains on for a further two minutes and then goes out. Smart of Bath tell me this is normal. Would you please note what yours does when you lock the car and...

    Started by Silverswitcher, 22nd December 2017 12:54
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    25th December 2017 14:38 Go to last post
  19. Tyre Shananigans

    So last week I got a couple of the 'check pressure' warnings on screen At first I thought it was the occasional glitch that I've already had with this system , so I visually checked all tyres and thought they were all ok.. so I'd try a system reset intially... It went away only to reappear...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 18th December 2017 11:36
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    18th December 2017 23:28 Go to last post
  20. So what’s going on here!! 1.4mpg

    Had my ForTwo almost 5 months. I reset the trip when I initially picked it up. Which has pretty consistently shown 44.4mpg. I checked the trip again recently and it’s now showing 1.4mpg. Obviously there is an error/software bug here. Anyone else seen it? I’m loath to just ‘reset’ the trip as I...

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 18th December 2017 00:43
    • Replies: 3
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    18th December 2017 11:26 Go to last post

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