2008 Smart ForTwo

Reliability


$11,590 - $13,590

2008 Smart ForTwo Reliability Ratings

Reliability ratings are not available at this time.

2008 Smart ForTwo Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall Date: April 27, 2018
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2008-2009 smart fortwo cabrio and fortwo coupe vehicles. The rear insulation mat in the engine compartment may deform, deteriorate, and loosen over time, allowing the mat to contact hot exhaust system components.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,781
  • Consequence: If the mat contacts hot exhaust system components, it can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V273000
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS Recall Date: 08/01/2008
  • Summary: SMART USA IS RECALLING 43 MY 2008 FORTWO 451 VEHICLES. A SINGLE BATCH OF PAINT SENT TO THE COMPANY DID NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS. A RE-WORK WAS DONE IN THE PLANT USING DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF PAINTING MATERIALS. AFTER THE RE-WORK WAS COMPLETED, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE COMBINATION OF MATERIALS USED TO REPAINT THE FRAME AND CHASSIS COULD LEAD TO DE LAMINATION OF THE PAINT MATERIALS FROM THE BODY AND FRAME STRUCTURES.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 43
  • Consequence: SUCH DE LAMINATING CAN TAKE PLACE IN THE AREA OF THE BODY WHERE THE WINDSHIELD AND ROOF HAVE BEEN AFFIXED WITH ADHESIVE, WHICH COULD AFFECT THE ADHESION OF THOSE COMPONENTS TO THE VEHICLE BODY, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEPARATION. THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH IF THE ROOF OR WINDSHIELD SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE WHILE IN MOTION.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPAINT THE AFFECTED AREAS TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SMART USA AT 1-248-648-2451.
  • Notes: SMART USA RECALL NO. 0808-001. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V390000

2008 Smart ForTwo Warranty

Smart offers a bumper-to-bumper warranty for the first two years or 24,000 miles. Please refer to the Smart web site for additional service information.

  • "The Smart carries only a two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty." -- Edmunds
  • "The Smart Fortwo Cabriolet carries only a two-year warranty as a cost-savings measure, instead of the industry average three-year coverage (some companies back their cars for as long as 10 years)." -- Forbes
  • "A two-year standard warranty isn't much of a show of confidence by Smart in its own product, one with no record for reliability on American roads." -- CNN

Warranty information last updated: 2/17/09

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