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Smart - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Smart models

The following chart shows the Smart models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Smart has sold far more Fortwo model cars than the Fortwo Coupe model.

Table 1. Compare Smart models

Smart Model Number of Problems
  Fortwo
271
  Fortwo Cabrio
34
  Fortwo Coupe
25

Number of problems reported for all models of Smart built from year 2005 to 2017.

Owners of Smart cars have reported a total of 330 problems across all Smart models built from year 2005 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Smart models, is 30.0. Cars from Smart's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (163 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  2005 Smart
4
  2008 Smart
163
  2009 Smart
95
  2010 Smart
4
  2011 Smart
19
  2012 Smart
9
  2013 Smart
18
  2014 Smart
6
  2015 Smart
2
  2016 Smart
9
  2017 Smart
1

Common problems of Smart Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Smart cars. The number one most common problem of Smart cars is related to the vehicle's power train, with 63 problems reported. The second most common Smart car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (43 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Smart vehicles



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