2008 smart fortwo Engine Problems

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2008 smart fortwo repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 363 repairs.

2008 smart fortwo engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (15%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 46 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 Coupe

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

1000 mi Motor stopped as I was driving. Was able to restart immediately, after pulling over. Dealer found nothing wrong and no reason for the incident. 
4000 mi Air injection valve replaced. 
16000 mi Dealer replaced the secondary air injection valve. 
85000 mi

US $992
Alternator drive belt shredded which destroyed the oil pressure sending unit and an emission control line. 
3000 mi Error P0410 - Replaced Secondary Air Injection Valve. 
Engine light came on and was an emission valve. Repaired the next morning. 
3000 mi Secondary air injection valve faulty. P0410 
2000 mi The car shut itself off in hard left turns 3 times. 
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 2dr Convertible

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

2000 mi OBD II code PO401. Faulty secondary air intake sensor. 
2000 mi 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 mi

US $150
Check Engine Light on. Engine fine---light bad. 

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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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2008 smart fortwo Engine Problems

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