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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 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 10:08
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  2. 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, 4th August 2017 23:40
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  3. 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 11:14
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  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 07:03
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  5. 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 14:57
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    12th July 2017 18:56 Go to last post
  6. 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 08:00
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  7. 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 17:40
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    25th June 2017 11:00 Go to last post
  8. 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 18:43
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    453, fortwo exhaust
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    31st May 2017 07:42 Go to last post
  9. 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 17:10
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  10. 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 18:48
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  11. 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 21:14
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  12. Amp and Sub

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

    Started by pockets, 5th March 2017 13:01
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  13. 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 12:00
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    21st March 2017 07:29 Go to last post
  14. 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 13:58
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  15. 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 17:34
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  16. 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 20:38
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  17. 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 10:44
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  18. 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 13:40
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  19. 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 07:32
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  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 07:51
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    2017 models
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    9th February 2017 13:44 Go to last post

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