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
349
  Fortwo Cabrio
42
  Fortwo Coupe
27

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

Owners of Smart cars have reported a total of 418 problems across all Smart models built from year 2017 to 2005. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Smart models, is 38.0. Cars from Smart's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (191 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Smart
6
  2016 Smart
14
  2015 Smart
5
  2014 Smart
8
  2013 Smart
24
  2012 Smart
10
  2011 Smart
22
  2010 Smart
8
  2009 Smart
124
  2008 Smart
191
  2005 Smart
6

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 73 problems reported. The second most common Smart car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (70 problems).



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