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Forum: w453 - General discussions relating to the forfour

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.

    Started by Cruiser89, 16th March 2018 14:28
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  3. 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
  4. 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
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    5th March 2018 19:18 Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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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    20th February 2018 13:53 Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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:

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 29th December 2017 16:10
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    2nd January 2018 19:38 Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. DVSA recall (handbrake nut)

    Ive 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
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    8th November 2017 12:16 Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Smart Forfour Electric Drive review

    Article was posted up a couple of days ago. 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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