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Forum: w453 - General discussions relating to the forfour

A Forum dedicated to the smart forfour (w453 model) - 2014 onwards

  1. servicing record?

    I'm sure I have read this somewhere but when you have your smart go into Mercedes for servicing they don't ever give you anything to show its been serviced at that time and milage. Does this mean that it's held on a digital database? In which case how do you access it should you want to sell the...

    Started by NigelB, 24th June 2018 20:03
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    5th July 2018 00:35 Go to last post
  2. Touchscreen issues

    Hi all, Have upgraded my Forfour Prime Sport to a Brabus Xclusive. Loving it so far but a couple of problems have raised their heads. The passenger heated seat doesn't work, not an issue at this time of year and was planning to get it sorted in a few months. Unfortunately, it'll have to...

    Started by Storvay, 18th June 2018 19:16
    • Replies: 3
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    29th June 2018 14:46 Go to last post
  3. Edition 1

    Hi smart fans, thinking of buying a used 15 plate edition 1 forfour and was wondering if there is much difference in headroom because of the panoramic sun roofs? . I've owned a forfour passion with no sun roof and head room was great in the front (I'm 6'4" by the way). Also what is included in...

    Started by Elofan, 7th June 2018 18:25
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    14th June 2018 22:23 Go to last post
  4. Smart once again let down by poor Mercedes Customer Service

    The Sat Nav on my Smart ForFour stopped working no screen display. I went into Smart/Mercedes Tamworth after some discussion between the reception and other members of staff. No one took the time to even briefly look at the car. Their suggestion was that I book the car in, the earliest date being...

    Started by meah10, 30th May 2018 10:57
    • Replies: 1
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    30th May 2018 12:23 Go to last post
  5. Sat nav SD card

    Iíve just brought a 453 it has the sat nav screen but no SD card, Iíve looked on eBay and the Renault cards are much cheaper does anyone know if they would work please? Thanks

    Started by Campsea, 6th May 2018 11:46
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    10th May 2018 16:25 Go to last post
  6. ESP Activation and Unstable at high speeds

    Hello Everyone, I just bought a 2015 W543 ForFour last week, maybe I am not used to Smarts, so I just want other users opinion. My ESP activates quite often while I am driving and brakes the car itself, I thought that would be because the rear tyres were already worn so I replace them for...

    Started by mjrjunior, 2nd May 2018 08:49
    autobrake, esp, highway, unstable, w453
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    7th May 2018 11:41 Go to last post
  7. Turbo problems

    My wife has a June 2016 Forfour Prime which has done 5,000 miles. Had problems with the EML coming on, took it to Listers in Lincoln and they diagnosed a stuck turbo actuator. They fixed that but a week later same problem, took it back and was told that the turbo had failed. This was on the...

    Started by Mike405, 28th February 2018 20:36
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    3rd April 2018 08:47 Go to last post
  8. ForFour Reversing Camera Retrofit

    Hey All! I thought I would jump in and say yesterday my company worked on a 2016 Smart 453 ForFour and we successfully installed the Genuine Smart Reversing Camera. Here is the video for those that are interested in how it looks once done. https://youtu.be/cxo83EKopoo

    Started by Cruiser89, 16th March 2018 14:28
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    16th March 2018 14:28 Go to last post
  9. Retro Fitting a Tacho/clock....

    Hi all, Not really looking to change my 451 Cabrio just at the moment, but when the time comes I quite fancy a 453 Forfour....Specifically, a 1.0 Passion in black with Cadmium Red panels, or all black. This model seems to have everything I would be looking for, but I would like the combined...

    Started by 451CabBaz, 10th February 2018 21:25
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    6th March 2018 21:43 Go to last post
  10. Eco meter shift stopped working

    Hi all - you know the economy thing that tells you how good (or bad in my case) you drive at the end of the journey? Well the top two meters still work but the 'Shift' indicator is always zero. I could have sworn that there were little arrows that guide you to shift up and down in the main wheel...

    Started by ripkord, 27th February 2018 10:41
    shift indicator
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    5th March 2018 19:18 Go to last post
  11. Just bought a 2015 ForFour. Some questions.

    Hi, picked up the car a week ago and love it, but have some questions I was hoping you could help with. Firstly, the manual and car (2015 Prime Premium Turbo) suggest I can download and install 'apps' to the media system. I can find no such apps on the internet, certainly the SMART website...

    Started by JonnySmart, 22nd February 2018 21:25
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    27th February 2018 13:06 Go to last post
  12. Turbo

    Recently my wife was using our Forfour Edition#1 when 300 yards into the journey it started to make a noise "like pushing a lawnmower across a concrete path". We contacted the dealer who sent the AA, when they arrived, they plugged her in to find TWELVE faults on the system. The root cause seemed...

    Started by Mayday, 5th March 2017 06:27
    • Replies: 1
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    20th February 2018 13:53 Go to last post
  13. Question Rough idling cause?

    My 2015 ForFour has a recent problem with rough idling. I've had a few days where pulling up at traffic lights it tries to idle but then cuts out? Now, I do short runs to work perhaps just 3 to 4 miles each way and given this time of year is it possible the battery is very low because it's not...

    Started by NigelB, 25th January 2018 12:23
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    6th February 2018 19:51 Go to last post
  14. Tomtom MyDrive

    Hi all new smart user here My wife has just got a 17 plate prime premium plush night sky (the one with the electric roof) There is a tomtom unit installed, I'm having trouble understanding how MyDrive works, I have down loaded the program onto my laptop and inserted the SD cars. Then I go to...

    Started by Paul89, 23rd July 2017 09:38
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    25th January 2018 00:03 Go to last post
  15. Owners manual free downloads

    Just a reminder all the versions (right from the start) of the manuals are available as free PDF's from here: http://moba.i.daimler.com/markets-smart/ece-row/baix/cars/smart-fortwo-453_2017_c/en_GB/index.html#emotions/Downloads.html

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 29th December 2017 16:10
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    2nd January 2018 19:38 Go to last post
  16. Question Annoying seat click click? Any ideas?

    I love driving my ForFour but it has a click click when cornering which is beginning to really annoy me. Happens when I corner and my weight dips into the side of the seat and clicks again when coming out of the corner. I thought at first something rolling back and forth but it's not. If I put my...

    Started by NigelB, 21st September 2017 20:11
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    12th November 2017 23:03 Go to last post
  17. DVSA recall (handbrake nut)

    Iíve just received my letter .... This is an official DVSA (formally VOSA) recall affecting some 9181 vehicles (both C453 and W453) Involving the handbrake adjustment nut DVSA RECALL NUMBER R/2017/245 - Manufacturer ref SRS1700 ...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 3rd November 2017 16:51
    • Replies: 3
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    8th November 2017 12:16 Go to last post
  18. Recalls

    Hi, just bought a 2016 prime prem plus auto and would like to confirm all recall works are up to date.. Does anyone have a link I can copy to check the car out ? Thanks Stuart

    Started by Stuart o, 26th August 2017 10:51
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    31st October 2017 22:09 Go to last post
  19. Question Removal of rear view mirror?

    Loving my forfour and really getting to grips with it but would like to get a smaller rear view mirror as the factory one is quite wide and obscures my view of right hand turnings and emerging traffic including slip lanes on motorways. I sit high up in my forfour as I’m tall which doesn’t help...

    Started by NigelB, 28th October 2017 16:51
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    28th October 2017 16:51 Go to last post
  20. Removing OEM armrest - help[emoji31][emoji31]

    I decided the armrest that came in my new forfour was rubbish (after a bit of plastic fell out on its first use, and it's so flimsy!) so I ordered one from wood company and it looks cracking...... only problem is I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the original one!? I've removed...

    Started by Ferg, 11th September 2017 17:53
    • Replies: 1
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    12th September 2017 11:22 Go to last post

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