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2008 smart fortwo Engine Problems and Repair Histories

217 TrueDelta members own a 2008 smart fortwo. 71 of these members (32.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 84 engine repairs to 2008 smart fortwos--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 smart fortwo problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 smart fortwo problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 smart fortwo repairs by problem area

28% of the 2008 smart fortwo repairs were to the engine, 17% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 1% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 300 repairs.

2008 smart fortwo engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 smart fortwo engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 18% more than $2500.

Chart based on 34 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 2008 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 Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
1000 0 Motor stopped as I was driving. Was able to restart immediately, after pulling over. Dealer found nothing wrong and no reason for the incident. 
17000  
smart fortwo in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 1000    
4000 0 Air injection valve replaced. 
49000  
smart fortwo in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 1000    
16000 0 Dealer replaced the secondary air injection valve. 
85000 992 Alternator drive belt shredded which destroyed the oil pressure sending unit and an emission control line. 
 
smart fortwo in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
3000 0 Error P0410 - Replaced Secondary Air Injection Valve. 
 
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 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 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 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 2dr Convertible

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

smart fortwo in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
2000 0 OBD II code PO401. Faulty secondary air intake sensor. 
2000 0 Car towed to Riverside Smart dealer 06/28/08, returned 07/21/08, after replacing gas gauge float. Part delivery took over two weeks. 
35000 150 Check Engine Light on. Engine fine---light bad. 
 

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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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