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smart fortwo Engine Problems and Repair Histories

398 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer smart fortwo. 93 of these members (23.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 101 engine repairs to smart fortwos--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently smart fortwo problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the smart fortwo problem descriptions below.

Don't infer smart fortwo problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of smart fortwo repairs by problem area

26% of the smart fortwo repairs were to the engine, 17% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 1% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 14% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 387 repairs.

smart fortwo engine repair cost distribution

Of the smart fortwo engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 14% more than $2500.

Chart based on 42 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten smart fortwo Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 smart fortwo 2dr Coupe

70-horsepower 1.0L I3 5-speed automated manual RWD

smart fortwo in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
0 Engine light came on and was an emission valve. Repaired the next morning. 
13000  
smart fortwo in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
2000 0 The car shut itself off in hard left turns 3 times. 
 
smart fortwo in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
3000 0 Secondary air injection valve faulty. P0410 
 
smart fortwo in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
0 Reset the engine light. Not a problem. 
27000 355 code p0442 - leak in evaporator emissions system replace purge valve. 
43000  

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2008 smart fortwo 2-door

3-cylinder automated manual 2WD

smart fortwo in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
1000 0 Engine stopped in middle of block while car running. No warning lights, was able to restart, dealer found nothing and was not willing to investigate further. 
 

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