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Forum: w453 - General discussions relating to the forfour

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

  1. Rusty Drive Shafts

    My Forfour is less than 12 months old and has less than 7500 miles on the clock. I recently looked under the rear of the car and was surprised to see that the drive shafts were very rusty. I would not have expected this on a car this young. Is this normal? Has anyone else noticed this on their cars?

    Started by BP16, 25th June 2017 21:25
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    25th June 2017 23:06 Go to last post
  2. How many speakers in passion model?

    As per title. Given that the rear doors look like they have speaker grilles and there are 2 other grilles above and behind rear seats, I assumed that the forfour would at least have 4 working speakers but during a ride home tonight I sat in back while wife drove home and noticed no sound at all...

    Started by tonksy18, 23rd June 2017 18:40
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    25th June 2017 12:00 Go to last post
  3. Question Where can I get an arm rest my new 4

    Looking for an arm rest to fit in my new forfour ?can you help please :cop:

    Started by john2, 28th March 2017 20:26
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    21st June 2017 18:39 Go to last post
  4. Which model to go for?

    Hello. I have fallen love with the Forfour and went for a test drive yesterday. I want to buy a new one but cannot decide whether to go for 1.0l prime or 0.9 turbo with more horsepower. I live in a hilly area but was surprised by the 1.0l which I test drove as it was better than I thought after...

    Started by Wendyj, 29th May 2017 08:03
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    18th June 2017 16:51 Go to last post
  5. Flat Towing a Smart ForFour (2016 model)

    Can anyone advise if it is possible to flat tow an automatic ForFour - 2016 model as we want to take our Smart on the back of our Motorhome??

    Started by HelsBels, 27th February 2017 09:54
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    10th June 2017 16:44 Go to last post
  6. Exhaust trim for fortwo 453

    Hi everyone, i currently have a 1.0 fortwo passion 2015 but when i was down purchasing my new fortwo 0.9 prime premium i noticed the proxy on display comes with the exhaust trim which IMHO it looks better than not having one but Mercedes said they cant order the part as an accessory as it comes...

    Started by Thomas91fortwo, 15th March 2016 19:43
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    453, fortwo exhaust
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    31st May 2017 08:42 Go to last post
  7. Tweeter removal

    I've seen in c453 section there's a guide for removing / changing tweeters but the forfour is different as doesn't have a screw holding the cover in place and not enough room to slide cover up to release like on the fortwo. Has anyone removed the tweeter cover on the for four? , if so any advise...

    Started by tonksy18, 30th May 2017 18:10
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  8. Knocking Steering on 2016 ForFour - Anyone Else?

    My wife's ForFour has had a knock on the steering for a while, sometimes more pronounced than others. We didn't worry about it as my E350 Mercedes has a very similar knock that the dealer said is perfectly normal. However, tonight on the way home it seemed much more pronounced on turning. ...

    Started by Key76, 10th May 2017 19:48
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    11th May 2017 19:28 Go to last post
  9. Edition #1 roof lining, please check.

    I own a year old orange and black edition #1 and upon checking over the car prior to its first service I was horrified to find that the roof lining has developed a number of areas of staining particularly on the upper areas of the A pillar and around the map light switches etc. It can be best...

    Started by devonuk, 4th May 2016 22:14
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    28th March 2017 22:34 Go to last post
  10. Amp and Sub

    Hi, have anyone put an aftermarket amp and sub in their w453

    Started by pockets, 5th March 2017 14:01
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    28th March 2017 22:03 Go to last post
  11. Front wheel arch liner

    Does anyone know if there is a piece of arch liner missing in this photo? The three studs circled and the massive gap between the inner arch and the undertray make me think there should be an additional bit fitted. I can only find photos online of ForTwos and they look different. It's the same on...

    Started by AndyE356, 17th March 2017 13:00
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    21st March 2017 08:29 Go to last post
  12. Thumbs down 2015 Smart Forfour - Numerous faults

    My wife is at her wits end with this car, and I would like some advice on what we can do with the car (besides setting fire to it and driving it through the dealers front door). in March 2015 my wife took delivery of a Smart Forfour from Ipswich Smart. 2 Months later a clicking noise was...

    Started by craig f, 16th March 2017 14:58
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    16th March 2017 19:40 Go to last post
  13. Heated seats can I fit ?

    Hi, All can someone tell me please if it is possible to fit heated seats to 15-16-17 for4 and if so who and cost would help.

    Started by john2, 15th March 2017 18:34
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    16th March 2017 13:01 Go to last post
  14. 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
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  15. Any tips on fitting a twin horn upgrade?

    I want to fit a pair of Hella Sharptone horns to my W453 forfour but have no idea how much of the front end needs to be removed and how to do it. Have read TAIM's advice re the C453 but don't know how much of this applies directly to the forfour. I've sussed what I need to do to sort the...

    Started by alanm, 27th February 2017 21:38
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    27th February 2017 21:47 Go to last post
  16. Rollback on a New ForFour with Hill Start Assist

    A long shot, as I assume that there are not very many on the road yet, but has anyone experienced rollback using Hill Start Assist with the new series Smart ForFour Passion automatics? I stress that the following may just be with my particular ForFour, which is now almost two months old; I have no...

    Started by NSquirrel, 13th February 2016 11:44
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    rollback
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    25th February 2017 22:07 Go to last post
  17. rusty wheels

    I have a 2015 Smart Forfour passion and have a real problem with rust behind the alloy wheels ... the dealership looked at me as if I was mad when I mentioned it tho it's really unsightly .... Smart (via twitter) have suggested its the rear brake drum that's rusting, tho I think it might be...

    Started by 2975karen, 17th November 2016 14:40
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  18. Distance warning function ...

    If, like me, you have the distance warning/collision avoidance option on your W453/C453, make sure your smart dealer updates the software at your next service. Reason - it should overcome the annoying false error message "Distance warning inoperative" that can be displayed during cold & damp...

    Started by alanm, 17th February 2017 08:32
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  19. Engine Problem

    So I collected my blue and white 65 plate ForFour Proxy Premium Turbo, 2 weeks ago last Friday and have been absolutley loving it - apart from a questionable stutter when accelerating. On Saturday - this developed into a more continuous stutter complete with flashing engine management light...

    Started by Rowan82, 14th November 2016 10:24
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    16th February 2017 13:41 Go to last post
  20. Brabus forfour

    Just waiting for my forfour to be serviced so had a look at the new brabus forfour they have here. I had a sit in it and I definately prefer my edition 1. The JBL system didn't sound much different to the standard speakers to my ears (maybe the subwoofer wasn't plugged in) and it doesn't come...

    Started by Mei1973, 19th November 2016 08:51
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