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Forum: w453 - General discussions relating to the forfour

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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    5th October 2017 19:38 Go to last post
  3. 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
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    12th September 2017 11:22 Go to last post
  4. Red face White air vent reflections!

    I do love the black and white interior on my forfour but one thing I noticed even before I brought it was the reflection of the white air vent surrounds on the windscreen. I decided to do something about it albeit a temporary one. I got the best black insulating tape I could find and removed the...

    Started by NigelB, 11th September 2017 19:01
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    11th September 2017 19:08 Go to last post
  5. Question Anyone using a dashcam in a forfour?

    I have a dashcam from a previous car but finding it difficult where to mount it in the forfour. I find the rear view mirror sits quite low to me and restricts my forward view but then I am tall. I thought of putting it behind this mirror to hide it a bit but there's not enough room so I'm...

    Started by NigelB, 6th September 2017 21:12
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    10th September 2017 22:01 Go to last post
  6. 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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    6th September 2017 07:56 Go to last post
  7. Thumbs up New owner Hello

    Hello from a new 453 owner here in Kent. More tempted by the ForFour which is why I went with it. I had a Fortwo some years ago and was registered on here. Been awhile but I'm back again.:icon_smil Only had mine since yesterday and earlier today had an alarm going off several times. I had a...

    Started by NigelB, 31st August 2017 18:21
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    2nd September 2017 10:00 Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. Hello! :)

    I'm about to rejoin the smarties..... so excited 😬 my new job involves a lot of driving and city centre parking so the wrangler had to go. I had one of the original fortwo's many years ago and loved it apart from the transmission so thought I'd give the new ones a try. Unfortunately my gorgeous...

    Started by Ferg, 26th August 2017 20:45
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    28th August 2017 19:52 Go to last post
  10. Smart Forfour Electric Drive review

    Article was posted up a couple of days ago. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/smart/forfour-electric-drive A bigger and heavier version of the fortwo electric drive, but using the same small 17.6kWh battery pack and no CHAdeMO or CCS option for DC rapid charging. Seems a bit of a shame as...

    Started by mccsmart2002, 27th August 2017 22:34
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  11. 4/4 Seat covers needed... Any recommendations please.

    My orange squabs are getting a bit grubby and as per my other post have been hitched recently so looking for "fitted" front seat covers. My dealer informs me that there isn't a specific Smart product? Thanks.

    Started by devonuk, 26th August 2017 07:39
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  12. 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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    23rd August 2017 21:07 Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. Word of warning!

    If your car is in for a service etc. and you have the cloth mesh seats then insist that a seat cover is used. Too late for me I'm afraid and I now have 2 hitches in the seat from either a trouser seat, the head of a vacuum hose etc..? Can't prove it of course but they weren't there beforehand!!

    Started by devonuk, 14th August 2017 21:18
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  15. Tomtom estimated time of arrival

    My wife picked up an Edition White a few months ago. All is good and a vast improvement on the Passion Cabrio we had 15 years ago, now having a daughter the back seats are also useful. Averaging close to 40mpg on largely school run rush hour trips. The only issue I can't resolve is with the...

    Started by daveyjp, 4th August 2017 11:08
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  16. 2 questions if i may please... 4/4 Edition #1 2015

    1. I notice that the new Smarts have an electronic MPH indicator within the dashboard menu. Does anyone know if a plug in to the Mercedes/Smart updates will make this facility possible on my 2015 model? 2. I have the orange interior - how do other owners clean/remove stains from the orange mesh...

    Started by devonuk, 5th August 2017 00:40
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  17. Super Unleaded and running in?

    I picked up my new Forfour 0.9 turbo auto on Friday and noticed by chance when I was looking at the specs that it said to use Super Unleaded. Just as well as I would have put the regular unleaded in it. Got to fill it up later this week for my first drive down the motorway to visit family in...

    Started by Wendyj, 31st July 2017 12:14
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  18. 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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  19. Smart ForFour Edition Black 66 plate

    Hi All, Being this my first ever smart just wanted to share a couple of issues, to see how normal are they or not. Tried to search the forum but couldn't find similar experiences. 1 - MPG wise seems to be far so far from what they advertise, have 3500 miles on the clock and cant seem to get...

    Started by macosta, 11th July 2017 15:57
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    12th July 2017 19:56 Go to last post
  20. Exclamation distance to empty indicator

    2016 Smart ForFour Proxy I know that there is a warning light that shows when your tank has less than a gallon left in it, but does anyone know if there is a setting to tell you how many miles you have left before empty? My previous cars (non-Smart) had this and it would show about 320 miles left...

    Started by saeed679, 3rd July 2017 09:00
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