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smart fortwo repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 481 repairs.

smart fortwo engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 61 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 smart fortwo 2dr Hatch

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

Engine light came on and was an emission valve. Repaired the next morning. 
2000 mi The car shut itself off in hard left turns 3 times. 
3000 mi Secondary air injection valve faulty. P0410 
Reset the engine light. Not a problem. 
27000 mi

US $355
code p0442 - leak in evaporator emissions system replace purge valve. 

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2008 smart fortwo 2-door

3-cylinder automated manual 2WD

1000 mi 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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smart fortwo Engine Problems

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