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GWarning - My Smart .ru - Русскоязычный Smart Клуб
Let the fun begin!
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with
your smart fortwo coupé or smart fortwo ca
brio and read through the Operator’s Manual
before setting off. This will ensure you get
more fun out of your vehicle and avoid dan
ger to yourself and others.
This Operator’s Manual contains very impor
tant information about how to safely and ef
fectively operate the vehicle. It is important
to note that this is a unique vehicle. It is obvi
ously smaller than most vehicles on the road
and, for this reason, it can provide both
unique experiences and special responsibili
ties. It is extremely important that you read
this entire Manual and that you familiarize
yourself with how the vehicle works. Some of
the features may be different from the fea
tures on other compact passenger vehicles.
Should you have any questions about the vehi
cle and how to safely operate its features,
please use common sense and contact smart
dealer representatives, who are available to
help you.
smart is a vehicle manufactured by
DaimlerChrysler, distributed in the United
States by the Penske Automotive Group, and
sold and serviced by independent, authorized
smart centers.
Because of this vehicle’s unique characteris
tics, we strongly recommend that you service
and maintain the vehicle only at authorized
smart service facilities. A list of service facil
ities is available by calling smart Customer
Assistance representatives at:
18007627887.
Although we cannot prevent you from servic
ing the vehicle at facilities other than smart
authorized facilities, this is not advisable.
Optional extras are identified with an
asterisk *. The equipment in your vehicle may
vary depending on the model, version and
availability. smart is constantly bringing its
vehicles up to the very latest state of the art
and reserves the right to modify them in form,
equipment and engineering.
Should you find that a particular feature in
this manual is important to your decision to
purchase the vehicle, we recommend that you
personally check the vehicle to ensure that
this feature has been installed before buying
the vehicle.
The Operator’s Manual, Quick Guide and Main
tenance/Warranty Booklet (USA only) or Ser
vice/Warranty Booklet (Canada only) belong to
the vehicle. You should always keep these
documents in the vehicle and make sure that
you pass them on to the next owner if and when
you come to sell your smart.
Please contact an authorized smart center if
you have any further questions.
The Technical Documentation team at
DaimlerChrysler AG wishes you many happy
hours at the wheel.
>> Table of contents.
>> Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
>> Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
>> At a glance.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
>> Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
>> Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
>> Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
>> Practical hints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
>> Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
>> A
ABS
Antilock brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Accelerator position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Accessory weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Acoustic warning signals
Antitheft warning system . . . . . . . . . . .249
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Hill start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Seat belt reminder system . . . . . . .245, 249
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Air bags
Children in the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Occupant Classification System (OCS) . . .60
Passenger front air bag off indicator
lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
SRS indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Air conditioning with automatic climate
control*
Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Air vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Air volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure
Air recirculation mode see Air conditioning
with automatic climate control*
Air vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Antitheft systems
Antitheft warning system* . . . . . . . . . . 77
Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Towaway protection* and interior
motion sensor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Automatic car wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Automatic locking
Autorelock function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Drive lock function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Automatic transmission
Accelerator position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Emergency operation
(Limphome Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Gear shifting malfunctions . . . . . . 134, 236
Gearshift pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Kickdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Kickdown manual gear shifting . . . . . . . 134
Shifting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Steering wheel gearshift control
(Line passion only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
AUX socket* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Auxiliary power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
>> B
Backup lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
255
204
271
274
238
276
273
>> Keywords 3
Battery (key)
Replacing the transmitter battery . . . . 252
Bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Belt guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Brake Assistant see Hydraulic brake assistant
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Brake lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Brake system
Brake pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Brake warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Bulbs
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
>> C
Californian retail buyers and lessees,
Important notice for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Care
Automatic car wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Soft top system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Cargo compartment parcel net bag . . . . 156
Catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
4 >> Keywords
CD*
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Center console,
lower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
upper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Central locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Certification label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Change of address or ownership . . . . . . . . 20
Changing a wheel, see Flat tire
Checking tire pressure electronically . . 192
Children in the vehicle
Front air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Occupant Classification System (OCS) . . 60
Passenger front air bag off indicator
lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 245
Restraint systems* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Top tether* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Cleaning, see Care
Climate control see Air conditioning*
Clock
Adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
See also Cockpit clock*
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cockpit clock* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Cold tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Coming home function* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Anticorrosion/antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Checking the level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Cup holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Curb weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
>> D
Daily trip, see Trip odometer
Data bus
Display message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Deep water see Standing water
Defroster
Rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Air conditioning with automatic
climate control* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Dimensions, main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Display message
Data bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Shifting system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Display, see Multifunction display
Door control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Door locking system
Locking and unlocking from outside . . . .83
DOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Drive lock function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Driving off
Uphill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Driving safety systems
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Activating the hazard warning flasher . .76
ESP® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Hydraulic brake assistant . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Driving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
>> E
Electric fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Electrical and electronic devices, see Engine
electronics
Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Display message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Electronic Stability Program, see "ESP®"
Emergency Tensioning Device . . . . . . . . . 53
Emmission control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Malfunction indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Turning off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172, 305
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Checking the oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Pressure indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
EPS (Electronic Power Steering)*
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
ESP®(Electronic Stability Program) . 73, 243
Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Exterior lighting
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
See also Brake lamp
See also Front fog lamps*
See also High beam headlamps
See also License plate lamps
See also Low beam headlamp
See also Parking lamps
See also Sidemarker lamps front/rear
See also Turn signal indicators
See also Turn signal lamps, side
Exterior rear view see Mirrors
Exterior view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
>> F
Firstaid kit* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234, 265
Fluid capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Front fog lamps* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105, 255
Front lamps
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
>> Keywords
5
Fuel
Additives, see Gasoline additives
Fuel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Fuel tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Premium unleaded gasoline . . . . . . . . . 306
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Reserve fuel indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
RON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170, 306
Fuel filler flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Fuse box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
>> G
Gasoline additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
GAWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Gear selector lever
Gearshift pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129, 137
Shifting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Gearshift
Display message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Manual gearshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 160
6 >> Keywords
Gross Axle Weight Rating, see GAWR
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, see GVWR
Gross Vehicle Weight, see GVW
GVW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
>> H
Handbrake see Parking brake
Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Activation after emergency
braking maneuver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Heating
Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Air vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Air volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
High beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Switching on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
High mounted brake lamp . . . . . . . . 255, 260
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Hill start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Hood see Service flap
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Hydraulic brake assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
>> I
Identification labels, see Labels
Ignition (Position in starter switch) . . . . . 91
Immobilizer, see Antitheft systems
Infant and child restraint systems, see
Children in the vehicle
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 136
Lamps, indicator and warning . . . . . . . . 237
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Instruments and controls, see Cockpit
Interior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Interior rear view mirror, see Mirrors
Intermitted wiping, see Windshield wipers
>> J
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Jump start assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
>> K
Key
Replacing the transmitter battery . . . .252
With remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Kickdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131, 134
Kilometer reading, see Trip odometer
>> L
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Lamp in the overhead control panel . . . . .64
Lamps, indicator and warning
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air bags, SRS indicator lamp . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPS* warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESP® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front fog lamps* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low beam headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger air bag off . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TPMS combination telltale . . . . . . . . . .
Turn signal indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Layout of the polyVbelt . . . . . . . . . . . .
License plate lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Light alloy wheels
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
237
246
238
238
241
242
243
243
105
244
244
242
245
245
239
247
296
255
299
Lighting
Automatic headlamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Coming home function* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . 103
Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Front fog lamps* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
High beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
High beam flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Interior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Low beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 223
Multifunction display, instrument
illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136, 141
Parking lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Limphome mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155, 185, 204
Locking
And unlocking, inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
And unlocking, outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Loss of
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Service and Warranty Information
Booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Low beam headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
>> Keywords
7
>> M
Main dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Main odometer display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Maintenance service interval display . . 139
Malfunction
Data bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Shifting system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Manual gearshift
Gear selector lever,
gearshift paddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Gearshift pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Maximum load rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Maximum loaded vehicle weight . . . . . . . 205
Maximum tire inflation pressure . . . . . . 205
Miles reading, see Trip odometer
Mirrors
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
MON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170, 306
Motor Octane Number see MON
MP3 interface* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
8 >> Keywords
Multifunction display
Digital clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Selecting display for status indicator . 138
>> N
Neutral gear position
Automatic/manual transmission . . 128, 129
Normal occupant weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Number, Vehicle identification (VIN) . . . 294
>> O
Occupant Classification System see OCS
Occupant distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Occupant safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
OCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 98
SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
OCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Selftest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Oil, see Engine oil
Onboard Diagnostics Socket (OBD) . . . . 292
Operating safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Operating your vehicle outside the USA or
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Operator’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Outside temperature display . . . . . . . . . . 136
Overhead control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
>> P
Paintwork care see Vehicle care
Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Panorama roof* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Parcel net bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 156
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Parking lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Parts service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp see Passen
ger front air bag off indicator lamp
Passenger air bag see Air bags
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Passenger front air bag off indicator
lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 245
Passenger safety see Occupant safety
Passenger seat
Folding down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
PolyVbelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Potential problems associated with underin
flated and overinflated tires . . . . . . . . . .195
Power steering see EPS*
Power washer see vehicle care
Power windows
Opening and closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Practical hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . . . . . .237
What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Where will I find... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Premium unleaded gasoline . . . . . . . . . . .306
Problems with your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Product information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Production options weight . . . . . . . . . . . .205
PSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
>> R
Radio transmitters, control and
operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Radio*
smart radio 10* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
smart radio 9* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Rain/light sensor*
Automatic headlamp mode . . . . . . . . . . 102
Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Rear lamps
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Rear soft top see Soft top system
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Rear window wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Replacing wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Recommended tire inflation pressure . . 206
Refrigerant (Air conditioning) . . . . . . . . 305
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Remote control see Key
Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Restraint system
Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) . 53
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 98
SRS indicator lamp, malfunction . . . . . . 246
Retractable soft top see Soft top system
Retreaded tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Reversing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
RON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
>> S
Safety defects, reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Safety guidelines for the seat belt, seat belt
tensioner and air bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Safety, occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Seat
Fore and aft adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Seat belt force limiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 98
Emergency Tensioning Devices . . . . . . . 53
Proper use of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Release button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 245
Seat heating* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Seating capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Adjusting backrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adjusting height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Folding down the passenger seat . . . . . . 94
Selector lever see Gear selector lever
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Selftest
OCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Service
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Service and warranty
Booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Service flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Service interval display . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Service life (Tire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Side rails
Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Side windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Sidemarker lamps front/rear . . . . . . . . . 255
Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Sign and labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Smartmove Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Snow chains* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
10 >> Keywords
Soft top system
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Closing rear soft top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Mounting the side rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Opening and closing, rear soft top . . . 115
Opening and closing, retractable
soft top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Removing the side rails . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Sound package* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Standing water, driving instructions . . . 219
Steering wheel gearshift control*
Activating, shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Storage compartments
Coin holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Coinholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cup holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 155
Door pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 160
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 160
Next to the steering wheel . . . . . . . 41, 160
Tailgate coupé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 161
Storing tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Sun roof see Panorama roof*
Sun screen* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
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Tachometer* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Tailgate
cabrio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
coupé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Technical data
Air conditioning refrigerant . . . . . . . . . 305
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Coolants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Fuel additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Premium unleaded gasoline . . . . . . . . . . 306
Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Service fluids and capacities . . . . . . . . 303
Vehicle main dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Windshield/rear window washer system 308
Temperature
Setting (air conditioning with
automatic climate control*) . . . . . . . . . .152
Setting (heating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
TIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . .186
Placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Tire and loading terminology . . . . . . . . . .204
Tire care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Tire Identification Number see TIN
Tire inflation pressure, checking . .191, 192
Tire inflation pressure, recommended . .189
Tire repair kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234, 265
Tires
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Direction of rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Important guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Life of tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . 192
Problems under/overinflation . . . . . . 195
Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Rotating tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Snow chains* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Speed rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190, 203
TIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Tread depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183, 208
Treadwear indicators (TWI) . . . . . . . . . 184
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Top tether* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Towaway alarm* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Towing (Vehicle) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 203
Transmission position indicator . . . . . . 137
Transmitting power values see Engine elec
tronics
Transporting the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Tread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183, 206, 208
Tread depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Treadwear indicators (TWI) . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Trip odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Turn signal indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 104, 255
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Turn signal lamps, side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
TWI see Treadwear indicators
>> U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards . 202
Unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
From inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Vehicle manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Unlocking/locking manually . . . . . . . . . . 250
Useful features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
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Vehicle
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Identification number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . 294
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Locking (central locking switch) . . . . . . 84
Proper use of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Unlocking (central unlocking switch) . . . 84
Unlocking (door handle) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Unlocking manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Unlocking/locking manually . . . . . . . . . 250
Vehicle capacity weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Vehicle care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Vehicle Identification Number see VIN . 294
Vehicle loading terminology . . . . . . . . . . 204
Vehicle main dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
VIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
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>> W
Warning sounds
Antitheft systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Hill start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Seat belt reminder system . . . . . . 245, 249
Towaway alarm* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Warranty coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Washer jet nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Washing the vehicle see Vehicle care
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Wheel trim cap* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Interchanging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Wheels see Tires
Where will I find...? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Windows see Side windows . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Windshield washer system . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Windshield wipers
Adjusting the washer jet nozzles . . . . . 264
Intermitted wiping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Rear window wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Replacing wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Winter driving
Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Snow chains* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Winter tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
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>> Introduction.
Product information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operator’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with your vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle data recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product information
We recommend using Genuine smart Parts as
well as conversion parts and accessories
explicitly approved by smart for your vehicle
model.
We have tested these parts to determine their
reliability, safety and special suitability for
smart vehicles.
16 >> Introduction.
We are unable to make an assessment for
other products and therefore cannot be held
responsible for them, even if in individual
cases an official approval or authorization by
governmental or other agencies should exist.
Use of such parts and accessories could
adversely affect the safety, performance or
reliability of your vehicle. We strongly recom
mend that you not use them.
Genuine smart Parts as well as conversion
parts and accessories approved by us are
available at your authorized smart center
where you will receive comprehensive infor
mation about use and installation of appropri
ate parts.
Operator’s Manual
This Operator’s Manual contains a great deal
of useful information. We urge you to read it
carefully and familiarize yourself with the
vehicle before driving.
For your own safety and longer service life of
the vehicle, we urge you to follow the instruc
tions and warnings contained in this manual.
Ignoring them could result in damage to the
vehicle or personal injury to you or others.
Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow
instructions is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
Your vehicle may have some or all of the
equipment described in this manual. There
fore, you may find explanations for optional
equipment not installed in your vehicle. If you
have any questions about the operation of any
equipment, your authorized smart center will
be glad to demonstrate the proper proce
dures.
We continuously strive to improve our prod
uct, and ask for your understanding that we
reserve the right to make changes in design
and equipment. Therefore, information, illus
trations and descriptions in this Operator’s
Manual might differ from your vehicle.
Warranty information
The Warranty Information Booklet contains
detailed information about the warranties
covering your smart, including:
• New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Optional equipment is also described in this
manual, including operating instructions
wherever necessary. Since they are
specialorder items, the descriptions and
illustrations herein may vary slightly from the
actual equipment of your vehicle.
If there are any equipment details that are not
shown or described in this Operator’s Manual,
your authorized smart center will be glad to
inform you of correct care and operating
procedures.
• Emission System Warranty
• Emission Performance Warranty
• Corrosion Warranty
• California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control System Warranty
(California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont only)
• smartmove Assistance (Canada)
The Operator’s Manual and Maintenance/War
ranty Booklet (USA only) or Service/Warranty
Booklet (Canada only) are important docu
ments and should be kept with the vehicle.
• State Warranty Enforcement Laws (Lemon
Laws, USA only)
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Important notice for California
retail buyers and lessees of smart
automobiles
Under California law you may be entitled to a
replacement of your vehicle or a refund of the
purchase price or lease price, if smart USA
Distributor, LLC and/or its authorized repair
or service facilities fail to fix one or more
substantial defects or malfunctions in the ve
hicle that are covered by its express warranty
after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
During the period of 18 months from original
delivery of the vehicle or the accumulation of
18000 miles (approximately 29000 km) on the
odometer of the vehicle, whichever occurs
first, a reasonable number of repair attempts
is presumed for a retail buyer or lessee if one
or more of the following occurs:
18 >> Introduction.
(1) The same substantial defect or malfunction
results in a condition that is likely to cause
death or serious bodily injury if the vehi
cle is driven, that defect or malfunction
has been subject to repair two or more
times, and you have directly notified smart
USA Distributor, LLC in writing of the need
for its repair,
(2) the same substantial defect or malfunction
of a less serious nature than category (1)
has been subject to repair four or more
times and you have directly notified us in
writing of the need for its repair, or
(3) the vehicle is out of service by reason of
repair of the same or different substantial
defects or malfunctions for a cumulative
total of more than 30 calendar days.
Written notification should not be sent to a
dealer, it should be addressed to:
smart USA Distributor, LLC
Customer Assistance Center
1765 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Operator’s Manual
Maintenance
Roadside Assistance
The Service Booklet describes all the neces
sary maintenance work which should be per
formed at regular intervals. It is important
that you service your vehicle in accordance
with the prescribed maintenance schedule.
Failure to do so may render your vehicle un
safe, it may affect the durability of the vehi
cle, and it may otherwise void the limited,
express warranty.
The smartmove Assistance (Canada) and
smart1 (USA) Program provides factory
trained technical help in the event of a break
down. Calls to the tollfree Roadside Assis
tance number
Always have the Service Booklet with you when
you take the vehicle to your authorized smart
center for service. The service advisor will
record each service in the booklet for you.
18007627887 (in the USA)
18776278004 (in Canada)
Additional charges may be applicable for a
breakdown location determined not to be a
reasonably accessible roadside location as
determined by our authorized technician and
tow service provider.
For additional information refer to the smart
Roadside Assistance Program brochure in
your vehicle literature portfolio.
will be answered by smart Customer
Assistance Representatives 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Roadside Assistance will be provided in
accordance with standard program guidelines
which include providing service to the vehicle
up to a reasonable distance from a paved
roadway. We will make every effort to assist in
a breakdown situation, however, the accessi
bility of your vehicle will be determined by our
authorized smart center technician or the tow
service provider on a casebycase basis and
may be a factor in our ability to respond.
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Change of address or ownership
If you change your address, be sure to send in
the "Change of Address Notice" found in the
Service and Warranty Information Booklet, or
simply call the smart Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA) at 1800FORSMART, or
Customer Service (in Canada) at
18003870100. Maintaining your current
address information with smart will enable us
to contact you should important new informa
tion about the vehicle, such as recalls, become
available.
If you sell your smart, please leave all litera
ture with the vehicle to make it available to the
next operator.
If you bought this vehicle used, be sure to
send in the "Notice of Purchase of Used Car"
found in the Warranty Information Booklet, or
call the smart Customer Assistance Center (in
the USA) at 1800FORSMART, or Customer
Service (in Canada) at 18003870100.
20 >> Introduction.
Operating your vehicle outside
the USA or Canada
If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign
countries, please be aware that:
• service facilities or replacement parts may
not be readily available,
• unleaded gasoline for vehicles with
catalytic converters may not be available;
the use of leaded fuels will damage the
catalysts,
• gasoline may have a considerably lower
octane rating, and improper fuel can cause
engine damage.
Symbols
Trademarks:
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of
Bluetooth SIG Inc.
• ESP® is a registered trademark of
DaimlerChrysler.
The following symbols are found in this
Operator’s Manual:
*
Optional equipment is identified with
an asterisk. Since standard equip
ment varies between models, the
descriptions and illustrations in this
manual may differ slightly from the
actual equipment of your vehicle.
G Warning!
Warning notices draw your attention to
hazards that may endanger your health or
life, or the health or life of others.
! Highlights hazards that may result in
damage to your vehicle.
>
This symbol points to instructions
for you to follow.
>
A number of these symbols
appearing in succession indicates a
multiplestep procedure. (several >)
컄 page This symbol tells you where you can
find additional information on a top
ic within this Operator’s Manual.
i Helpful hints or further information you
may find useful.
>> Introduction.
21
Operating safety
G Warning!
G Warning!
Work improperly carried out on elec
tronic components and associated
software could cause them to cease func
tioning. Because the vehicle’s electronic
components are interconnected, any
modifications made may produce an
undesired effect on other systems.
Electronic malfunctions could seriously
impair the operating safety of your
vehicle.
See an authorized smart center for
repairs or modifications to electronic
components.
Improper work or modifications on other
vehicle systems could also have a nega
tive impact on the operating safety of the
vehicle.
Some safety systems only function while
the engine is running. You should there
fore never turn off the engine while
driving.
22 >> Introduction.
G Warning!
Heavy blows against the vehicle under
body or tires/wheels, for example when
running over an obstacle, road debris or
a pothole, may cause serious damage and
impair the operating safety of your
vehicle.
If you feel a sudden significant vibration
or ride disturbance, or you suspect that
damage to your vehicle has occurred, you
should turn on your hazard warning
flashers, carefully slow down, and drive
with caution to an area which is a safe
distance from the road.
Inspect the vehicle underbody and tires/
wheels for possible damage. If the vehicle
appears unsafe, have it towed to the
nearest authorized smart center or other
qualified maintenance or repair facility
for further inspection or repairs.
Operating safety
Proper use of the vehicle
Proper use of the vehicle requires that you
are familiar with the following information and
rules:
• the safety precautions in this manual
• the "Technical data" section in this manual
• traffic rules and regulations
• motor vehicle laws and safety standards
G Warning!
Various warning labels are attached to
your vehicle. These warning labels are
intended to make you and others aware of
various risks. You should not remove any
of these warning labels unless explicitly
instructed to do so by information on the
label itself. Removal of any of these labels
may cause you and others to be unaware
of certain risks which may result in an
accident and/or personal injury.
>> Introduction.
23
Problems with your vehicle
If you should experience a problem with your
vehicle, particularly one that you believe may
affect its safe operation, we urge you to im
mediately contact an authorized smart center
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected
if required. Do not drive the vehicle if you be
lieve it may not be safely operated. If the mat
ter is not handled to your satisfaction, please
discuss the problem with the smart center
management, or if necessary contact us at one
of the following addresses:
24 >> Introduction.
In the USA:
Customer Assistance Center
1765 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
In Canada:
Customer Relations Department
MercedesBenz Canada, Inc.
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4C9
Reporting safety defects
For the USA only: The following text is pub
lished as required of manufacturers under
Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations,
Part 575 pursuant to the National Traffic and
Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.
Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying smart USA Distributor, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or smart USA Distrib
utor, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline tollfree at 18883274236 (TTY: 18004249153); go to http://www.safercar.gov;
or write to: Administrator, NHTSA Headquarters, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, West Building, Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
>> Introduction.
25
Vehicle data recording
Information regarding electronic
recording devices
(Including notice pursuant to California Code § 9951)
Please note that your vehicle is equipped with devices that can record vehicle systems data.
This information helps, for example, to diagnose vehicle systems after a collision and to continuously improve vehicle safety.
smart may access the information and share it with others
• for safety research or vehicle diagnosis purposes
• with the consent of the vehicle owner or lessee
• in response to an official request by law enforcement or other government agency
• for use in dispute resolution involving smart, its affiliates or sales/service organization and/or
• as otherwise required or permitted by law.
26 >> Introduction.
>> Introduction.
27
>> At a glance.
Exterior view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument cluster (miles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument cluster (kilometers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upper center console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lower center console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering wheel gearshift control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overhead control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30
32
34
36
38
39
40
42
43
44
Exterior view
30 >> At a glance.
Exterior view
Function
1
Rear soft top1
2
Retractable soft top1
3
Cargo compartment
Locking and unlocking
Opening and closing
• cabrio
• coupé
Opening engine compartment
cover
Engine oil
Page
112
Function
6
112
Doors
Locking and unlocking
Opening
Locking and unlocking manu
ally
Page
83
85
250
Function
a
Front lamps
255
b
Opening service flap
Coolant
176
178,
309
179,
308
Windshield washer fluid
83
88
86
171
Rear window defroster
172,
242
154
4
Rear lamps
255
5
Fuel filler flap
Refueling
Gasoline
169
169
306
Page
7
Exterior rear view mirrors
8
Tires and wheels
Checking tire inflation pres
sure
Flat tire
9
Towing
Installing towing eye bolt
96
182,
299
189
265
278
279
c
Windshield wipers
Replacing wiper blades
109
262
d
Windshield
Defrosting
Wiping with windshield
washer fluid
149
110
1 cabrio only.
>> At a glance.
31
Cockpit
P68.10377931
32 >> At a glance.
Cockpit
Function
1
Exterior lamp switch
Low beam
Turn signals
High beam
Page
7
102
104
104
2
Steering wheel
3
Instrument cluster
• Miles
• Kilometers
34
36
Wiper switch
Windshield wipers
Rear window wiper
109
111
Tachometer*
140
4
5
6
Cockpit clock*
Function
Overhead control panel
Interior rear view mirror
Interior lighting
57 Passenger
front air bag off indicator
lamp
Page
43
97
107
Function
Page
e
Cup holder
155
f
Right shift paddle1: Upshift
133
g
Horn
h
Left shift paddle1: Downshift
133
j
Opening and closing side
windows
Adjusting exterior rear view
mirrors
120
96
64
8
Upper center console
9
Glove box release
Glove box lock
160
160
a
Glove box
smart MP3 interface*
(AUXsocket*)
160
144
b
Gear selector lever
128
c
Starter switch
d
Coin holder
Retractable soft top switch1
38
k
Inside door handle
85
1 Model passion only.
140
i Model pure only:
The steering wheel in this vehicle varies from
steering wheel illustrated.
91
159
114
1 cabrio only.
>> At a glance.
33
Instrument cluster (miles)
34 >> At a glance.
Instrument cluster (miles)
Function
1
2
3
4
Selecting display for status
indicator
Setting digital clock
Left indicator lamp display
with:
¡ Low beam headlamp
indicator lamp
A High beam headlamp
indicator lamp
H Combination low tire
pressure/TPMS
malfunction telltale
< Seat belt telltale
= SRS indicator lamp
Page
138
Function
5
K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
Page
247
Function
a
138
6
Speedometer
7
Right indicator lamp display
with:
G EPS* warning lamp
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp
¬ ABS indicator lamp
; Brake warning lamp
102
104
239
245
246
L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
247
v ESP® warning lamp
243
8
9
Adjusting instrument cluster
illumination
Setting digital clock
Right center indicator lamp
display with:
P Engine oil pressure
indicator lamp
D Coolant temperature
warning lamp
243
242
237
238
b
141
138
c
242
Page
Multifunction display with:
• Fuel level display
• Transmission position
indicator
• Main odometer display, or
when active, distance to
next maintenance service
• Digital clock
• Outside temperature
display
Status indicator with:
• Trip odometer display
• Maintenance service
interval display
• Reserve fuel indicator
Left center indicator lamp
display with:
– Battery indicator lamp
136
137
136
138
136
139
139
136
238
241
>> At a glance.
35
Instrument cluster (kilometers)
36 >> At a glance.
Instrument cluster (kilometers)
Function
1
2
3
4
Selecting display for status
indicator
Setting digital clock
Left indicator lamp display
with:
¡ Low beam headlamp
indicator lamp
A High beam headlamp
indicator lamp
H Combination low tire
pressure/TPMS
malfunction telltale
< Seat belt telltale
= SRS indicator lamp
Page
138
Function
5
K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
Page
247
Function
a
138
6
Speedometer
7
Right indicator lamp display
with:
G EPS* warning lamp
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp
- ABS indicator lamp
3 Brake warning lamp
102
104
239
245
246
L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
247
v ESP® warning lamp
243
8
9
Adjusting instrument cluster
illumination
Setting digital clock
Right center indicator lamp
display with:
P Engine oil pressure
indicator lamp
D Coolant temperature
warning lamp
243
242
237
238
b
141
138
c
242
Page
Multifunction display with:
• Fuel level display
• Transmission position
indicator
• Main odometer display or,
when active, distance to
next maintenance service
• Digital clock
• Outside temperature
display
Status indicator with:
• Trip odometer display
• Maintenance service
interval display
• Reserve fuel indicator
Left center indicator lamp
display with:
– Battery indicator lamp
136
137
136
138
136
139
139
136
238
241
>> At a glance.
37
Upper center console
Function
P68.20374231
38 >> At a glance.
Page
1
Tachometer*
140
2
Cockpit clock*
140
3
Control panel
• Heating
• Climate control*
147
150
4
Audio system*
143
5
Hazard warning flasher
switch
107
6
Switching towaway protec
tion*/interior motion sensor*
on/off
78
Function
Page
7
Switching seat heating*
on/off, passenger side
95
8
Restarting TPMS button
194
9
Central unlocking switch
84
a
Central locking switch
84
b
Switching front fog lamps*
on/off
c
Switching seat heating*
on/off, driver’s side
105
95
Lower center console
Function
Page
1
Auxiliary power outlet
164
2
Gear selector lever
128
3
Starter switch
4
Parking brake lever
125
5
Coin holder
Retractable soft top switch1
159
114
91
P68.20374331
1 cabrio only.
>> At a glance.
39
Storage compartments
P68.00479231
40 >> At a glance.
Storage compartments
Function
Page
1
Glove box
160
2
Door pocket, passenger side
160
3
Storage compartment in
tailgate1
161
4
Parcel net bag2
156
5
Door pocket, driver’s side
160
6
Storage tray left to steering
wheel
160
7
Storage tray right to steer
ing wheel
160
8
Cup holder
155
9
Coin holder
159
1 coupé only.
2 Vehicles with cargo compartment cover blind only.
>> At a glance.
41
Steering wheel gearshift control
Function
Page
1
Left shift paddle1: Downshift
133
2
Multifunction display
136
3
Right shift paddle1: Upshift
133
1 Model passion only.
P46.10289431
i Model pure only:
The steering wheel in this vehicle varies from
steering wheel illustrated.
42 >> At a glance.
Overhead control panel
Function
Page
1
Passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp
64
2
Switching interior lighting
on/off
107
3
Interior rear view mirror
97
P82.00249031
>> At a glance.
43
Door control panel
Function
P72.10334931
1
Inside door handle
85
2
Adjusting exterior rear view
mirrors
• Manually
• Electrically1
96
96
3
4
Opening and closing right
side window
• Manually
• Electrically1
120
120
Opening and closing left side
window
• Manually
• Electrically1
120
120
1 Model passion only.
44 >> At a glance.
Page
>> At a glance.
45
42
>> Safety.
Occupant safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antitheft systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
48
71
72
77
Occupant safety
The smart vehicle is equipped with seat belts
and dual stage air bags to protect you in a
crash. However, children can be killed or se
riously injured by an inflating air bag. Indeed,
there is a stronger risk of serious death or
bodily injury when an air bag deploys on a
child positioned in a rearfacing child seat in
the passenger seat. Because this vehicle has
only two front seats and no backseat, it is lim
ited as are other twoseat vehicles, in the ex
tent to which it may restrain children
traveling in the passenger front seat. Many
states have laws against placing children of
certain ages in the front seat of a vehicle that
has both front and back seats. Those laws
make exceptions to permit children to be re
strained in the front seat of two seat vehicles.
Special instructions and warnings are provid
ed below about when and if you may restrain a
child in the passenger seat of the smart vehi
cle. Under certain circumstances,
48 >> Safety.
it is appropriate for the passenger air bag not
to operate when a child is restrained in a car
seat in the passenger seat, and this vehicle is
equipped with technology to accomplish this.
Please pay very close attention to the instruc
tions and warnings below, particularly as they
relate to children.
In this section you will learn the most
important facts about the restraint system
components of the vehicle.
• Seat belts (컄 page 50)
• Child restraints (컄 page 66)
Additional protection potential provided by
• Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with
• Air bags (컄 page 54)
• Air bag control unit (with crash sensors)
• Emergency Tensioning Devices and seat
belt force limiters (컄 page 53)
Air bag system components with
• Passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
(컄 page 64)
• Passenger seat with Occupant
Classification System (OCS) (컄 page 60)
Although independent systems, their
protective functions work in conjunction with
each other.
i For information on infants and children
traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint
systems for infants and children, see
"Children in the vehicle" (컄 page 65).
Occupant safety
The SRS system conducts a selftest when the
ignition is switched on and in regular inter
vals while the engine is running. This facili
tates detection of malfunctions. The SRS
indicator lamp = in the instrument cluster
comes on when the ignition is switched on and
goes out after approximately four seconds.
The SRS components are in operational readi
ness if the SRS indicator lamp = is not lit
when the engine is running.
A malfunction in the system has been detected
if the SRS indicator lamp =:
• fails to go out after approximately
4 seconds after the ignition was switched
on
• does not come on at all
• comes on after the engine was started or
while driving
G Warning!
G Warning!
Modifications to or work improperly con
ducted on restraint systems (such as seat
belts and anchors, Emergency Tension
ing Devices, seat belt force limiters or
air bags) or their wiring, as well as tam
pering with interconnected electronic
systems, can lead to the restraint sys
tems no longer functioning as intended.
Air bags or Emergency Tensioning Devic
es, for example, could deploy inadvert
ently or fail to deploy in accidents in
which they otherwise should deploy
(although the deceleration threshold for
air bag deployment is exceeded). There
fore, never modify the restraint systems.
Do not tamper with electronic compo
nents or their software.
In the event that the SRS indicator
lamp = comes on while driving or does
not come on at all, the SRS selfcheck has
detected a malfunction. For your safety,
we strongly recommend that you immedi
ately but safely pull the vehicle off of the
roadway and stop driving. Contact an au
thorized smart center immediately to
have the system checked; otherwise the
SRS may not deploy when needed in an ac
cident, which could result in serious or
fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpect
edly and unnecessarily which could also
result in injury.
>> Safety.
49
Occupant safety
In addition, improper repair work on the
SRS creates a risk of rendering the SRS
inoperative or causing unintended air
bag deployment. Work on the SRS must
therefore only be performed by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized smart
center. If it is necessary to modify an air
bag system to accommodate a person with
disabilities, contact your local autho
rized smart center.
Seat belts
The use of seat belts and infant and child
restraint systems is required by law in all
50 states, the District of Columbia, the
U.S. territories and all Canadian provinces.
Even where this is not the case, all vehicle
occupants should have their seat belts
fastened whenever the vehicle is being oper
ated.
For more information, see "Fastening the seat
belts" (컄 page 98).
i For information on infants and children
traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint
systems for infants and children, see
"Children in the vehicle" (컄 page 65).
50 >> Safety.
G Warning!
Always fasten your seat belt before driv
ing. Always make sure all of your passen
gers are properly restrained.
Failure to wear and properly fasten and
position your seat belt greatly increases
your risk of injuries and their likely
severity in an accident. You and your
passenger should always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your inju
ries can be considerably more severe
without your seat belt properly buckled.
Without your seat belt buckled, you are
much more likely to hit the interior of the
vehicle or be ejected from it. You can be
seriously injured or killed.
In the same crash, the possibility of
injury or death is lessened if you are
properly wearing your seat belt. Air bags
can only protect you if you are properly
wearing your seat belt.
Occupant safety
G Warning!
G Warning!
G Warning!
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the
seat backrest in an excessively reclined
position as this can be dangerous. You
could slide under the seat belt in a colli
sion. If you slide under it, the belt would
apply force at the abdomen or neck,
causing serious or even fatal injuries.
The seat backrest and seat belt provide
the best restraint when the wearer is in a
position that is as upright as possible and
the belt is properly positioned on the
body.
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Make
sure everyone riding in the vehicle is
correctly restrained with a separate seat
belt. Never use a seat belt for more than
one person at a time.
Seat belts of a vehicle involved in an ac
cident must be inspected by smart. Only
then is it possible to determine whether
the seat belts were damaged or stressed
in the accident. Damaged or stressed
seat belts may not properly protect you
in a subsequent accident.
Only use seat belts which have been
approved by smart.
Do not make any modifications to the seat
belts. This can lead to unintended
activation of the Emergency Tensioning
Devices (ETDs) or to their failure to
activate when necessary.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this
may severely weaken them. In a crash,
they may not be able to provide adequate
protection.
Have all work carried out only by quali
fied technicians. Contact an authorized
smart center.
>> Safety.
51
Occupant safety
G Warning!
USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY
• Seat belts can only work when used
properly. Never wear seat belts in any
other way than as described in this
section, as that could result in serious
injuries in case of an accident.
• Each occupant should wear their seat
belt at all times, because seat belts
help reduce the likelihood of and
potential severity of injuries in
accidents, including rollovers. The
integrated restraint system includes
SRS (driver front air bag, passenger
front air bag, headthorax air bags)
and Emergency Tensioning Devices
(ETDs) with seat belt force limiters.
52 >> Safety.
The system is designed to enhance the
protection provided by secured seat
belts in certain frontal and side im
pacts.
• Never wear the shoulder belt under
your arm, against your neck or off your
shoulder. Doing so may cause your
body to move too far forward in a fron
tal crash, which would increase the
chance of head and neck injuries. The
seat belt would also apply too much
force to the ribs or abdomen, which
could severely injure internal organs
such as your liver or spleen.
• Never wear seat belts over rigid or
breakable objects in or on your cloth
ing, such as eyeglasses, pens, keys,
etc., as these might cause injuries.
• Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips and not across the abdo
men. If the lap seat belt is positioned
across your abdomen, it could cause
serious injuries in a crash.
• Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at time. Do not fasten a single
seat belt around a person and another
person or other objects.
• Seat belts should not be worn twisted.
In a crash, you would not have the full
width of the seat belt to manage impact
forces. The twisted seat belt against
your body could cause injuries.
Occupant safety
• Pregnant women should also always use
a lapshoulder belt. The lap belt
portion should be positioned as low as
possible on the hips to avoid any
possible pressure on the abdomen.
• Never place your feet on the instru
ment panel, dashboard or on the seat.
Always keep both feet on the floor in
front of the seat.
• When using a seat belt to secure infant
or toddler restraints or children in
booster seats, always follow the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Emergency Tensioning Devices
(ETDs) and seat belt force limiters
The seat belts are equipped with Emergency
Tensioning Devices and seat belt force limit
ers.
When activated, Emergency Tensioning Devic
es remove slack from the seat belts in such a
way that the seat belts fit more snugly against
the body. Seat belt force limiters, when acti
vated, reduce the force exerted by the seat
belts on occupants during a crash.
Emergency Tensioning Devices are designed
to activate in the following cases:
• in frontal or rearend impacts exceeding
the system deployment threshold
• if the restraint systems are operational and
functioning correctly
• in collisions with high vehicle deceleration/
acceleration in the longitudinal or lateral
direction, e.g. a headon collision or a side
collision
• on passenger side when the seat is occu
pied and the seat belt is fastened
• in collisions in lateral direction on the side
of the vehicle that is struck
• independently of the front air bags
>> Safety.
53
Occupant safety
When the emergency tensioning device is
triggered, the SRS indicator lamp = in the
instrument cluster illuminates, see "SRS indi
cator lamp" (컄 page 246).
G Warning!
Once they have been triggered, Emer
gency Tensioning Devices will no longer
function properly and must be replaced.
smart recommends that you visit a quali
fied workshop to have this done. In par
ticular, work relevant to safety or on
safetyrelated systems must be carried
out at a qualified specialist workshop.
Comply with safety regulations when
disposing of Emergency Tensioning De
vices. These regulations are available at
any smart center.
54 >> Safety.
The belt force limiter is designed to operate
in unison with the front air bag, which absorbs
a portion of the seat belt's decelerating forc
es, distributing the load over a larger area.
In the event of a headon or rearend colli
sion, the emergency tensioning device is ac
tivated if the vehicle is decelerated or
accelerated sufficiently in the longitudinal di
rection at the start of impact with the ignition
switched on.
Air bags
Air bags can reduce the severity of injuries in
serious collisions, e.g. in a headon collision
or a side impact.
G Warning!
Air bags are designed to reduce the
potential of injury in certain frontal
impacts (front air bags), or side impacts
(headthorax air bags) which may cause
significant injuries. However, no system
available today can completely eliminate
injuries and fatalities.
Occupant safety
The deployment of the air bags tempo
rarily releases a small amount of dust
from the air bags. This dust is neither in
jurious to your health, nor does it indi
cate a fire in the vehicle. The dust might
cause some temporary breathing diffi
culty for people with asthma or other
breathing trouble. To avoid this, you may
wish to get out of the vehicle as soon as it
is safe to do so. If you have any breathing
difficulty but cannot get out of the vehi
cle after the air bag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
G Warning!
To reduce the risk of injury when the
front air bags inflate, it is very important
for the driver and passenger to always be
in a properly seated position and to wear
their respective seat belt.
For maximum protection in the event of a
collision always be in normal seated posi
tion with your back against the backrest.
Fasten your seat belt and ensure it is
properly positioned on your body
(컄 page 98).
Since the air bag inflates with consider
able speed and force, a proper seating
and hands on steering wheel position will
help to keep you at a safe distance from
the air bag.
Occupants who are unbelted, out of posi
tion or too close to the air bag can be
seriously injured or killed by an air bag
as it inflates extremely quickly and with
great force:
• Sit properly belted in a position that is
as upright as possible with your back
against the seat backrest.
• Adjust the driver’s seat as far as pos
sible rearward, still permitting proper
operation of vehicle controls. The dis
tance from the center of the driver’s
breastbone to the center of the air bag
cover on the steering wheel must be at
least 10 inches (25 cm) or more. You
should be able to accomplish this by
adjustments to the seat. If you have any
problems, please contact an autho
rized smart center.
• Do not lean your head or chest close to
the steering wheel or dashboard.
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Occupant safety
• Keep hands on the outside of the steer
ing wheel rim. Placing hands and arms
inside the rim can increase the risk and
potential severity of hand/arm injury
when the driver’s front air bag
inflates.
• Adjust the passenger seat as far as
possible rearward from the dashboard
when the seat is occupied.
• Occupants, especially children, should
always sit as upright as possible,
properly use the seat belts and use an
appropriately sized infant restraint,
toddler restraint, or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight
of the child.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injuries to you or other
occupants.
If you sell your vehicle, it is important
that you make the buyer aware of this
safety information. Be sure to give the
buyer this Operator’s Manual.
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i Air bags are designed to deploy only in
certain frontal impacts (front air bags), and in
side impacts (headthorax air bags) which
exceed preset thresholds. Only during these
events will they provide their supplemental
protection.
The driver and passenger should always wear
their seat belts. Otherwise it is not possible
for air bags to provide their supplemental
protection.
In case of other types of impacts and impacts
below air bag deployment thresholds, air bags
will not deploy. The driver and passenger will
then be protected to the extent possible by a
properly fastened seat belt. A properly fas
tened seat belt is also needed to provide the
best possible protection in a rollover.
We caution you not to rely on the presence of
the air bags in order to avoid wearing your
seat belt.
It is important to your safety and that of your
passenger that you replace deployed air bags
and repair any malfunctioning air bags to
make sure the vehicle will continue to provide
supplemental crash protection for occupants.
Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and
air bag
G Warning!
• Damaged seat belts or seat belts that
were highly stressed in an accident
must be replaced and their anchoring
points must also be checked. Only use
seat belts installed or supplied by an
authorized smart center.
• Air bags and Emergency Tensioning
Devices (ETDs) contain Perchlorate
material, which may require special
handling and regard for the environ
ment. Check with your local govern
ment’s disposal guidelines. California
residents, see http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/
Hazardous Waste/Perchlorate/
index.cfm.
Occupant safety
• Given the considerable deployment
speed, required inflation volume, and
the textile structure of the air bags,
there is the possibility of abrasions or
other, potentially more serious inju
ries resulting from air bag deployment.
• Air bags and Emergency Tensioning
Devices (ETDs) are designed to func
tion on a onetimeonly basis. An air
bag or ETD that has deployed must be
replaced.
• Do not pass seat belts over sharp
edges. They could tear.
• Do not make any modification that could
change the effectiveness of the seat
belts.
• No modifications of any kind may be
made to any components or wiring of
the SRS. This includes changing or
removing any component or part of the
SRS, the installation of additional trim
material, badges, etc. over the steer
ing wheel hub, passenger front air bag
cover, outboard sides of the seat back
rests,
and installation of additional
electrical/electronic equipment on or
near SRS components and wiring. Keep
area between air bags and occupants
free from objects (e.g. packages,
purses, umbrellas, etc.).
• Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this
may severely weaken them. In a crash
they may not be able to provide ade
quate protection.
• Do not hang hangers on the coat hooks
or handles over the door. These items
may turn into projectiles and cause
head and other injuries when the head
thorax air bag is deployed.
• Air bag system components will be hot
after an air bag has inflated. Do not
touch.
• Never place your feet on the instru
ment panel, dashboard, or on the seat.
Always keep both feet on the floor in
front of the seat.
• In addition, improper repair work on
the SRS creates a risk of rendering the
SRS inoperative or causing unintended
air bag deployment. Work on the SRS
must therefore only be performed by
qualified technicians. Contact an
authorized smart center.
• For your protection and the protection
of others, when scrapping the air bag
unit or Emergency Tensioning Devices
(ETDs), our safety instructions must be
followed. These instructions are avail
able from any authorized smart center.
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Occupant safety
How the air bag operates
The air bag is inflated in a matter of
milliseconds. If the air bag is triggered, the
SRS indicator lamp in the instrument cluster
illuminates.
! If the air bags are activated, you will hear
a loud noise and some dust may be generated.
The explosion fundamentally represents no
risk to your hearing.
The inflated air bag slows down and reduces
the movement of the occupant. When the
occupant makes contact with the air bag, hot
gas flows out of the inflated front air bags and
headthorax air bags. This reduces the load
on the occupant’s head and upper body. These
air bags are consequently deflated after the
accident.
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Headthorax air bags
G Warning!
There is a possibility for a headthorax
air bag related injury if occupants, espe
cially children, are not properly seated
or restrained when next to a headthorax
air bag which needs to deploy rapidly in a
side impact in order to do its job.
To help avoid the possibility of injury,
please follow these guidelines:
(1) Occupants, especially children,
should never place their bodies or
lean their heads in the area of the
door where the headthorax air bag
inflates. This could result in serious
injuries or death should the head
thorax air bag be deployed.
(2) Always sit as upright as possible,
properly use the seat belts, and for all
children 12 years old or under, use an
appropriately sized infant restraint,
toddler restraint, or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight
of the child.
(3) Always wear seat belts properly.
G Warning!
Only use seat covers which have been
tested and approved by smart for your
vehicle model. Using other seat covers
may interfere with or prevent the deploy
ment of the headthorax air bags.
Contact an authorized smart center for
availability.
Occupant safety
If activated, the headthorax air bags are
intended to increase the potential protection
for the head and thorax (but not arms) of the
occupants on the side of the vehicle that is
struck.
The headthorax air bags are deployed:
• on the side of the vehicle that is struck,
(when passenger side is struck only if the
seat is occupied)
• at the start of an accident with high vehicle
deceleration or acceleration acting in a
lateral direction, e.g. a side impact,
• regardless of whether or not the seat belt is
in use,
• independently of the front air bags being
deployed,
• independently of the emergency tensioning
device.
The headthorax air bags are integrated into
the driver and passenger seat backrests.
Driver front air bag/passenger front air bag
The front air bags are designed to reduce the
potential of injury in certain frontal impacts.
Driver front air bag and passenger front air
bag are deployed:
• at the start of an accident with high vehicle
deceleration in the longitudinal direction,
• independently of other air bags in the vehi
cle being deployed,
• never in the event of a rollover, unless high
vehicle deceleration in the longitudinal
direction is detected.
1 Headthorax air bag
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Occupant safety
i The front air bags in this vehicle have
been designed to inflate in two stages. This
allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on the rate of relevant
vehicle deceleration and a fastened or unfas
tened seat belt as assessed by the air bag
control unit.
On the passenger side, the front air bag
deployment is additionally influenced by the
passenger’s weight category as identified by
the Occupant Classification System (OCS)
(컄 page 60).
The lighter the passenger side occupant, the
higher the vehicle deceleration rate required
for the second stage inflation of the air bag.
The passenger air bag will only be deployed if
• the system, based on OCS weight sensor
readings, senses that the passenger seat is
occupied and the 57 indicator
lamp is not lit (컄 page 64).
• the impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold.
The driver front air bag is located in the
steering wheel housing, the passenger front
air bag above the glove box.
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The air bags will not deploy in impacts which
do not exceed the system’s deployment
thresholds. In such instances, the seat belts
are designed to protect you.
1 Driver front air bag
2 Passenger front air bag
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Occupant Classification System
The Occupant Classification System (OCS)
automatically turns the passenger front air
bag on or off based on the classified occupant
weight category determined by weight sensor
readings from the passenger seat.
i The system does not deactivate the head
thorax air bag, the seat Emergency Tension
ing Devices, and the seat belt force limiters.
Occupants must sit properly belted in a posi
tion that is as upright as possible with their
back against the seat backrest and feet on the
floor to be correctly classified. If the occu
pant's weight is transferred to another object
in the vehicle (e.g. by leaning on armrests),
the OCS may not be able to properly approxi
mate the occupant’s weight category.
Occupant safety
i If the seat, including the trim cover and
cushion, needs to be serviced in any way, take
the vehicle to an authorized smart center.
Only seat accessories approved by smart may
be used.
Both driver and the passenger should always
use the 57 indicator lamp as an
indication of whether or not the passenger is
properly positioned (컄 page 64).
G Warning!
If the 57 indicator lamp illu
minates when an adult or someone larger
than a small individual is in the passenger
seat, have the passenger reposition
himself or herself in the seat until
the 57 indicator lamp goes
out.
In the event of a collision, the air bag
control unit will not allow passenger front
air bag deployment when the OCS classi
fied the passenger seat occupant as
being up to or less than the weight of a
typical 12monthold child in a standard
child restraint or if the passenger seat is
sensed as being empty.
When the OCS senses that the passenger
seat occupant is classified as being up to
or less than the weight of a typical
12monthold child in a standard child
restraint, the 57 indicator
lamp will illuminate when the ignition is
switched on and remain illuminated, indi
cating that the passenger front air bag is
deactivated.
When the OCS senses that the passenger
seat is classified as being empty,
the 57 indicator lamp will
illuminate and remains illuminated.
When the OCS senses that the passenger
seat occupant is classified as being
heavier than the weight of a typical
12monthold child seated in a standard
child restraint or as being a small indi
vidual (such as a young teenager or a
small adult), the 57 indica
tor lamp will illuminate for approximately
4 seconds when the ignition is switched
on and then, depending on occupant
weight sensor readings from the seat,
remains illuminated or goes out.
When the 57 indicator lamp
is illuminated, the passenger front air
bag is deactivated.
When the 57 indicator lamp
is out and the passenger seat is occupied
by an adult or someone larger than a
small individual, the passenger front air
bag is activated.
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Occupant safety
When the OCS senses that the passenger
seat occupant is classified as an adult or
someone larger than a small individual,
the 57 indicator lamp will
illuminate for approximately 4 seconds
when the ignition is switched on and then
goes out, indicating that the passenger
front air bag is activated.
If the 57 indicator lamp is
illuminated, the passenger front air bag
is deactivated and will not be deployed.
If the 57 indicator lamp is
not illuminated, the passenger front air
bag is activated and will be deployed:
• in the event of certain frontal impacts
• if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
• independently of the headthorax air
bags
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If the passenger front air bag is de
ployed, the rate of inflation will be
influenced by:
• the rate of vehicle deceleration and a
fastened or unfastend seat belt as
assessed by the air bag control unit
• the passenger’s weight category as
identified by the Occupant Classifica
tion System (OCS).
G Warning!
Children 12 years old and under must be
seated and properly secured in an
appropriate infant or child restraint
recommended for the size and weight of
the child.
The infant or child restraint must be
properly secured with the vehicle’s seat
belt, fully in accordance with the child
seat manufacturer's instructions.
Children can be killed or seriously
injured by an inflating air bag. Note the
following important information:
• Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the system senses the weight of a
typical 12monthold child or less
along with the weight of a standard
appropriate child restraint on the
passenger seat.
Occupant safety
• A child in a rearfacing child restraint
on the passenger seat will be seriously
injured or even killed if the passenger
front air bag inflates in a collision
which could occur under some circum
stances, even with the air bag technol
ogy installed in your vehicle.
• If you install a rearfacing child
restraint on the passenger seat, make
sure that the 57 indicator
lamp is illuminated, indicating that the
passenger front air bag is deactivated.
Should the 57 indicator
lamp not illuminate or go out while the
restraint is installed, please check
installation.
Periodically check the 57
indicator lamp while driving to make
sure the 57 indicator
lamp is illuminated.
If the 57 indicator lamp
goes out or remains out, do not trans
port a child on the passenger seat until
the system has been repaired.
A child in a rearfacing child restraint
on the passenger seat may be seriously
injured or even killed if the passenger
front air bag inflates.
• If you place a child in a forwardfacing
child restraint on the passenger seat,
move the seat as far back as possible,
use the proper child restraint recom
mended for the age, size and weight of
the child by the seat manufacturer, and
secure child restraint with the vehi
cle’s seat belt according to the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions. For
children larger than the typical
12monthold child, the passenger
front air bag may or may not be acti
vated (컄 page 60).
i Deployment of the driver front air bag
does not mean that the passenger front air
bag also should have deployed.
The Occupant Classification System
(컄 page 60) may have determined:
• that the seat was empty or occupied by the
weight up to or less than that of a typical
12monthold child seated in a standard
child restraint – both instances where the
system suppresses deployment of the pas
senger front air bag even though the impact
met the criteria and was of sufficient
severity to deploy the driver front air bag.
• that the seat was occupied by a small indi
vidual (such as a young teenager or a small
adult) or a child weighing more than the
weight of a typical 12monthold child in a
standard child restraint – instances where
the system may suppress deployment of the
passenger front air bag even though the
impact met the criteria and was of sufficient
severity to deploy the driver front air bag.
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Occupant safety
Passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
The indicator lamp is located on the overhead
control panel.
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1 Passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
Passenger front air bag off indicator lamp 1
illuminates when the passenger front air bag
is deactivated.
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G Warning!
When the SRS indicator lamp = and
the 57 indicator lamp are lit
at the same time, there is a malfunction in
the Occupant Classification System.
In order to ensure proper operation of
the air bag system and OCS:
• Have the system checked as soon as
possible by qualified technicians. Con
tact an authorized smart center.
• Sit properly belted in a position that is
as upright as possible with your back
against the seat backrest.
• Do not lean on the armrests or lift
yourself from the seat by using the
handle over the door as this may cause
the OCS to be unable to correctly
approximate the occupant weight
category.
• Only have the seat repaired or
replaced by an authorized smart cen
ter.
• Read and observe all warnings in this
chapter.
Selftest Occupant Classification System
After turning the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2, the 57 indicator
lamp located in the center console illuminates.
If an adult occupant is properly sitting on the
passenger seat and the system senses the oc
cupant as being an adult, the 57
indicator lamp will illuminate and go out after
approximately 4 seconds.
If the seat is not occupied and the system
senses the passenger seat as being empty,
the 57 indicator lamp will
illuminate and remains illuminated.
Occupant safety
G Warning!
G Warning!
If the 57 indicator lamp
should not illuminate immediately after
starting the engine, the system is not
functioning. You must contact an autho
rized smart center before seating any
child on the passenger seat.
Never place anything between seat
cushion and child seat (e.g. pillow), since
it reduces the effectiveness of the
Occupant Classification System. The
bottom of the child seat must make full
contact with the passenger seat cushion.
An incorrectly mounted child seat could
cause injuries to the child in case of an
accident, instead of increasing protec
tion for the child.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
for installation of child seats.
More information can be found in the
"Practical hints" section (컄 page 246).
Children in the vehicle
If an infant or child is traveling with you in the
vehicle:
> Secure the child using an infant or child
restraint appropriate to the age and size of
the child.
> Make sure the infant or child is properly
secured at all times while the vehicle is in
motion.
G Warning!
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, even if they are secured in a
child restraint system. The children
could
• injure themselves on parts of the
vehicle
• be seriously or fatally injured through
excessive exposure to extreme heat or
cold
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Occupant safety
Do not expose the child restraint system
to direct sunlight. The child restraint
system’s metal parts, for example, could
become very hot, and the child could be
burned on these parts.
If children open a door, they could
• injure other persons
• get out of the vehicle and injure
themselves or be injured by following
traffic
Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the
passenger compartment unless they are
firmly secured in place.
For more information, please refer to the
"Loading and storing section"
(컄 page 155).
Unsecured or improperly positioned
cargo increases a child’s risk of injury in
the event of
• strong braking maneuvers
• sudden changes of direction
• an accident
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Infant and child restraint system*
We recommend all infants and children be
properly restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in operation.
The passenger lapshoulder belt has a special
seat belt retractor for secure fastening of
child restraints.
To fasten a child restraint, follow all mounting
instructions provided by the child restraint
manufacturer. Then pull the shoulder seat
belt out completely and let it retract. During
seat belt retraction, a ratcheting sound can
be heard to indicate that the special seat belt
retractor is activated. The seat belt is now
locked. Push down on child restraint to take up
any slack.
To deactivate, release seat belt buckle and let
seat belt retract completely. To deactivate
the special seat belt retractor for the pas
senger seat, the passenger seat must be in
the most backward position. The seat belt can
again be used in the usual manner.
G Warning!
Never release the seat belt buckle while
the vehicle is in motion, since the special
seat belt retractor will be deactivated.
The use of infant or child restraints is
required by law in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, the U.S. territories, and all
Canadian provinces.
Infants and small children should be seated in
an appropriate infant or child restraint
system properly secured in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions for the child
restraint, that complies with U.S. Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 225
and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards 213, 213.1 and 213.2.
Occupant safety
A statement by the child restraint manufac
turer of compliance with these standards can
be found on the instruction label on the
restraint and in the instruction manual
provided with the restraint.
When using any infant restraint, toddler
restraint, or booster seat be sure to carefully
read and follow all manufacturer’s instruc
tions for installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to the inside of the vehicle and to
infant or child restraints.
G Warning!
Children 12 years old and under must be
seated and properly secured in an
appropriately sized infant restraint,
toddler restraint, or booster seat recom
mended for the size and weight of the
child.
The infant or child restraint must be
properly secured with the vehicle’s seat
belt fully in accordance with the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door where the
headthorax air bag inflates. This could
result in serious injuries or death should
the headthorax air bag be triggered.
Always sit as upright as possible, prop
erly use the seat belt and use an appro
priately sized infant restraint, toddler
restraint, or booster seat recommended
for the size and weight of the child.
Children can be killed or seriously
injured by an inflating air bag. Note the
following important information when
circumstances require you to place a
child in the passenger seat:
• Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the Occupant Classification Sys
tem senses the weight of a typical
12monthold child or less along with
the weight of an appropriate child re
straint on the passenger seat.
• A child in a rearfacing child restraint
on the passenger seat may be seriously
injured or even killed if the passenger
front air bag inflates in a collision.
• If you install a rearfacing child
restraint on the passenger seat, make
sure that the 57 indicator
lamp is illuminated, indicating that the
passenger front air bag is deactivated.
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Occupant safety
Should the 57 indicator
lamp not illuminate or go out while the
restraint is installed, please check
installation. Periodically check
the 57 indicator lamp
while driving to make sure
the 57 indicator lamp is
illuminated. If the 57
indicator lamp goes out or remains out,
do not transport a child on the passen
ger seat until the system has been
repaired. A child in a rearfacing child
restraint on the passenger seat may be
seriously injured or even killed if the
passenger front air bag inflates.
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• If you place a child in a forwardfacing
child restraint on the passenger seat,
move the seat as far back as possible,
use a proper child restraint recom
mended for the age, size and weight of
the child, and secure child restraint
with the vehicle’s seat belt according
to the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions. For children larger than
the typical 12monthold child, the
passenger front air bag may or may not
be activated (컄 page 61).
G Warning!
Infants and small children should never
share a seat belt with another occupant.
During an accident, they could be
crushed between the occupant and seat
belt.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries
is significantly increased if the child
restraint are not properly secured in the
vehicle and/or the child is not properly
secured in the child restraint.
Children too big for a toddler restraint
must ride in a seat using regular seat
belt.
Occupant safety
Position shoulder belt across chest and
shoulder, not face or neck. A booster seat
may be necessary to achieve proper seat
belt positioning for children over 41 lbs
until they reach a height where a
lapshoulder belt fits properly without a
booster.
When the child restraint is not in use,
remove it from the vehicle or secure it
with the seat belt to prevent the child
restraint from becoming a projectile in
the event of an accident.
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, even if the children are secured
in a child restraint system. Unsupervised
children in a child restraint system may
use vehicle equipment and may cause an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
If you are using a rearfacing child restraint
system on the passenger seat, you must verify
that the passenger front air bag is
deactivated. When the passenger front air bag
is deactivated, the 57 indicator
lamp is illuminated (컄 page 64).
Top tether
Top tether permits an additional connection
between a child restraint system and the pas
senger seat. Proper usage of the top tether,
in accordance with instructions provided by
the child restraint manufacturer, can further
reduce the risk of injuries.
The top tether anchorage is located on the
floor of the cargo compartment. The top
tether guide for the top tether strap is locat
ed above, on the head restraint.
3 Top tether anchorage
4 Top tether hook
5 Top tether strap of the child restraint
system
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> Thread top tether strap 5 into top tether
guide 1 from the front and lead it to the
rear over the head restraint.
> Attach top tether hook 4 in top tether
anchorage 3 on the floor of the cargo
compartment.
1 Top tether guide
2 Passenger seat
3 Top tether anchorage
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Occupant safety
i If you are using divider plus*, the hooks of
the top tether and the divider plus* are at
tached to the same anchorage.
> Fit the restraint system with top tether.
Always follow the manufacturer's assembly
instructions!
G Warning!
After installing top tether straps, make
sure that the seat backrests are in an
upright position and are properly locked.
Check for secure locking by pushing and
pulling on the seat backrests. If a seat
backrest is not properly locked, the seat
backrest could fold. The child seat would
no longer be properly supported or posi
tioned to provide its intended benefit.
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Panic alarm
Panic alarm
no
Activating
> Press and hold button 1 for at least
1 second.
An audible alarm and flashing exterior
lamps will operate briefly.
Deactivating
> Press button 1 once more.
or
> Insert the key in the starter switch.
1 Â button
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the follow
ing two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful inter
ference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
> Any unauthorized modification to this de
vice could void the user’s authority to op
erate the equipment.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference,
and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
> Any unauthorized modification to this de
vice could void the user’s authority to op
erate the equipment.
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Driving safety systems
G Warning!
The following factors increase the risk of
accidents:
• Excessive speed, especially in turns
• Wet and slippery road surfaces
• Following another vehicle too closely
The driving safety systems described in
this section cannot reduce these risks or
prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle.
Always adapt your driving style to the
prevailing road and weather and traffic
conditions and keep a safe distance to
other road users and objects on the
street.
i In winter operation, the maximum effec
tiveness of the ABS, the hydraulic brake
assistant and the ESP® is only achieved with
winter tires (컄 page 208) or snow chains* as
required.
72 >> Safety.
Antilock brake system (ABS)
G Warning!
Do not pump the brake pedal. Use firm,
steady brake pedal pressure instead.
Pumping the brake pedal defeats the
purpose of the ABS and significantly
reduces braking effectiveness.
The Antilock Brake System (ABS) regulates the
brake pressure so that the wheels do not lock
during braking. This allows you to maintain the
ability to steer your vehicle.
On slippery road surfaces, the ABS will
respond even to light brake pressure.
The ABS indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 34) comes on when you switch
on the ignition. It goes out when the engine is
running.
Braking
At the instant one of the wheels is about to
lock up, a slight pulsation can be felt in the
brake pedal, indicating that the ABS is regu
lating the brake pressure.
> Keep firm and steady pressure on the brake
pedal while experiencing the pulsation.
Continuous, steady brake pedal pressure
yields the advantages provided by the ABS,
namely braking power and the ability to steer
the vehicle.
A pulsating brake pedal can be an indication
of hazardous road conditions and functions as
a reminder to take extra care while driving.
Driving safety systems
Emergency brake maneuver
> Keep continuous full pressure on the brake
pedal.
G Warning!
When the ABS is malfunctioning, the
hydraulic brake assistant and the ESP®
are also switched off.
When the ABS is malfunctioning, the
wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability and extend
ing the braking distance.
G Warning!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws
of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor
can it increase braking or steering effi
ciency beyond that afforded by the con
dition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded. The ABS cannot
prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or
hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The
capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or
dangerous manner which could jeopar
dize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
Electronic Stability Program
(ESP)
Your vehicle is equipped with the Electronic
Stability Program (ESP®). The ESP® is opera
tional as soon as the engine is running and it
monitors the vehicle’s traction (force of ad
hesive friction between the tires and the road
surface) and handling.
The ESP® recognizes when a wheel is spinning
or if the vehicle starts to skid.
By applying brakes to the appropriate wheel
and by limiting the engine output, the ESP®
works to stabilize the vehicle.
The ESP® is especially useful while driving off
and on wet or slippery road surfaces.
The ESP® also stabilizes the vehicle during
braking and steering maneuvers.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument
cluster flashes when the ESP® is engaged.
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73
Driving safety systems
The ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument
cluster comes on when you switch on the igni
tion. It goes out when the engine is running.
Depending on the driving situation, the ESP®
• will reduce the speed,
• selectively brakes individual wheels,
• equalizes the speed of the driven wheels,
• stabilizes the vehicle when braking,
• assists you in evasive maneuvers on all
roads.
74 >> Safety.
G Warning!
G Warning!
If the ESP® warning lamp v in the
instrument cluster flashes, proceed as
follows:
• While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
• While driving, ease up on the accelera
tor.
• Adapt your speed and driving style to
the prevailing road conditions.
Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
The ESP® cannot prevent accidents
resulting from excessive speed.
The ESP® cannot prevent the natural laws
of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor
can it increase the traction afforded. The
ESP® cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, or hydroplaning. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent
accidents. The capabilities of an ESP®
equipped vehicle must never be exploited
in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the
safety of others.
Driving safety systems
! Because the ESP® operates automatically, Hydraulic brake assistant
the engine must be turned off (key in starter
switch position 0) when
• the parking brake is being tested on a
brake test dynamometer,
• the vehicle is being towed with the front
axle raised.
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system
on the rear axle.
i The ESP® will only function properly if you
use wheels of the recommended tire size
(컄 page 299).
The hydraulic brake assistant operates in
emergency situations. If you apply the brakes
very quickly, the hydraulic brake assistant
automatically provides full brake boost,
thereby potentially reducing the braking
distance.
> Apply continuous full braking pressure
until the emergency braking situation is
over.
The ABS will prevent the wheels from
locking.
When you release the brake pedal, the brakes
function again as normal. The hydraulic brake
assistant is then deactivated.
G Warning!
When the hydraulic brake assistant is
malfunctioning, the brake system is still
functioning normally, but without the
additional brake boost that would nor
mally be provided during an emergency
braking maneuver. Therefore, the brak
ing distance may increase.
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75
Driving safety systems
G Warning!
Activating the hazard warning
flasher after an emergency
braking maneuver
The hydraulic brake assistant cannot
prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and
tires or the traction afforded. The
hydraulic brake assistant cannot prevent
accidents, including those resulting from
excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydro
planing. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capa
bilities of a hydraulic brake assistant
equipped vehicle must never be exploited
in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the
safety of others.
If you bring the vehicle to a complete stop by
hard braking at a speed of more than 43 mph
(70 km/h), the hazard warning flasher auto
matically comes on as soon as the vehicle is at
a standstill. The hazard warning flasher will
remain on until it is switched off using the
hazard warning flasher switch (컄 page 107)
or until the speed of the vehicle has exceeded
6 mph (10 km/h).
76 >> Safety.
Antitheft systems
Electronic immobilizer
Antitheft warning system*
The electronic immobilizer prevents unautho
rized persons from starting your vehicle.
Once the antitheft warning system has been
armed, a visual and audible alarm is triggered
when
• someone opens a door or the tailgate,
• someone enters the vehicle’s interior,
• there is motion inside the vehicle,
• someone attempts to raise the vehicle.
When leaving the vehicle, always take the key
with you and lock the vehicle. The engine can
be started by anyone with a key that is left
inside the vehicle.
> Activating: Remove the key from the starter
switch.
The alarm will also be triggered when
unlocking and opening the driver’s door with
the key.
> Deactivating: Turn the key to starter switch
position 1.
i The alarm will stay on, even if the driver’s
door is immediately closed. For canceling the
alarm, see (컄 page 78).
Close the windows and the tailgate before
arming the alarm system. Make sure that there
are no moving objects inside the vehicle.
The switch is located in the upper center
console.
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1 Warning system indicator lamp
>> Safety.
77
Antitheft systems
> Arming: Lock the vehicle using the remote
control.
Warning system indicator lamp 1 flashes
rapidly.
The antitheft warning system arms after
about 25 seconds.
When the antitheft warning system is
armed, warning system indicator lamp 1
flashes about every three seconds.
i You can also arm the antitheft warning
system by locking the vehicle without using
the remote control (컄 page 250).
> Disarming: Unlock the vehicle using the
remote control.
The antitheft warning system is disarmed.
Warning system indicator lamp 1 stops
flashing.
Canceling the alarm
> Insert the key in the starter switch.
> Turn Starter switch in Position 1
(컄 page 91).
or
> Press button © or ª on the key.
78 >> Safety.
Towaway alarm* and interior mo
tion sensor*
Once the antitheft warning system has been
armed, a visual and audible alarm is triggered
when someone attempts to raise the vehicle or
if motion is detected inside the vehicle.
> Arming: Lock the vehicle using the remote
control.
The towaway protection and the interior
motion sensor arm after about 25 seconds.
> Disarming: Unlock the vehicle using the
remote control.
The towaway protection and the interior
motion sensor are disarmed.
Canceling the alarm
> Insert the key in the starter switch.
> Turn Starter switch in Position 1
(컄 page 91).
or
> Press button © or ª on the key.
Switching off towaway protection and
interior motion sensor
Deactivate the towaway protection and the
interior motion sensor when locking the vehi
cle and
• transporting the vehicle,
• board, e.g. a ferry or auto train,
• there are people or animals in the vehicle,
• the side windows remain open.
This prevents any false alarm.
Antitheft systems
The switch is located in the upper center
console.
i The towaway protection and the interior
motion sensor remain switched off until you
lock your vehicle again.
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1 Towaway protection/interior motion sen
sor switch
2 Indicator lamp
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
> Press switch 1 within 60 seconds.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
> Exit the vehicle.
> Lock the vehicle using the remote control.
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79
>> Controls.
Opening and closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Starter switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Windshield wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Soft top system (cabrio only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Side windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Driving and parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Audio system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Air vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Air conditioning with climate control* . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Rear window defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Loading and storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Useful features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Opening and closing
Key
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The remote control centrally locks and
unlocks:
• the driver door
• the fuel filler flap
• the passenger door
• the upper tailgate
G Warning!
Key with remote control
1 ª Lock button
2 » Opening the retractable soft top1/
unlocking the upper tailgate2
3 Â Panic button (컄 page 71)
4 © Unlock button
1 cabrio only.
2 coupé only.
82 >> Controls.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle. It
is possible for children to open a locked
door from the inside, which could result
in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
! To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the remote control to high levels of
electromagnetic radiation.
! If you can no longer lock or unlock the
vehicle with the remote control, the batteries
in the remote control are discharged, or the
remote control is malfunctioning.
> Check the batteries in the remote control
and replace them if necessary
(컄 page 252).
> If you do not have a spare transmitter
battery at hand, use the key to open the
driver door and the fuel filler flap
(컄 page 250).
If the remote control is malfunctioning,
contact an authorized smart center.
Opening and closing
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the follow
ing two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful inter
ference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference,
and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
! The remote control has an operating range
of approximately 50 ft (15 meters).
This can fluctuate greatly as a consequence of
local conditions (reflective or absorbing
objects) and interference emitted by other
radiotransmission systems. Similarly, the
operating range fluctuates in line with the
direction from which the remote control is
activated.
To prevent theft, however, it is advisable to
only unlock the vehicle when you are in close
proximity to it.
Locking and unlocking from the
outside
> Selective unlocking: Press button © on
the key once. All turn signal lamps flash
once.
The antitheft warning system* is disarmed.
The driver’s door and the fuel filler flap are
unlocked.
• Global unlocking: Press button © on the
key twice. All turn signal lamps flash once
again. The passenger door and the tailgate
are unlocked in addition to the driver’s
door and the fuel filler flap.
> Global locking: Press button ª on the key.
With the doors, the tailgate(s), and the fuel
filler flap closed the turn signal lamps flash
three times.
The antitheft warning system* is armed.
The indicator lamp on the central locking
switch (컄 page 85) flashes.
The interior and exterior1 lamps come on
and then go out again after 12 seconds.
1 Vehicles with rainlight sensor* only.
>> Controls.
83
Opening and closing
Automatic locking
Autorelock function
The vehicle will lock again automatically within
approximately 60 seconds of unlocking with
the key if neither the driver’s nor passenger
door is opened.
! To prevent an inadvertent lockout, never
leave your key lying in the vehicle.
Drive lock function
The vehicle locks automatically when the igni
tion is switched on and the wheels are turning
at vehicle speeds of approximately 8 mph
(14 km/h) or more. The drive lock function is
enabled at the factory.
84 >> Controls.
> Switching on: Switch off the ignition.
> Press the central locking switch
(컄 page 85) and button ª on the key
simultaneously.
An acoustic signal sounds.
The drive lock function is switched on.
Locking and unlocking from the
inside
> Switching off: Switch off the ignition.
> Press the central unlocking switch
(컄 page 85) and button © on the key
simultaneously.
An acoustic signal sounds.
The drive lock function is switched off.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
A child’s unsupervised access to a vehi
cle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
G Warning!
You can lock and unlock the vehicle from
inside using the central locking or unlocking
switch. This can be useful, for example, if you
want to unlock the passenger door from inside
or lock the vehicle before starting to drive.
Opening and closing
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> Unlocking: Press central unlocking
switch 2.
The vehicle unlocks and the indicator lamp
on central locking switch 1 goes off.
> Pull on inside door handle 1.
With the driver’s door open a warning signal
sounds if the exterior lamps are switched
on and the ignition is switched off
Opening the doors from the inside
1 Central locking switch
2 Central unlocking switch
> Locking: Press central locking switch 1.
The indicator lamp on central locking
switch 1 comes on, when the starter switch
is in position 1.
The indicator lamp on central locking
switch 1 flashes, when the starter switch is
in position 0.
With the doors and the tailgate closed, the
vehicle locks.
You can open a locked door from the inside.
Open door only when conditions are safe to do
so.
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1 Inside door handle
>> Controls.
85
Opening and closing
Opening the upper tailgate on the
coupé
G Warning!
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the
engine is running and while driving.
Among other dangers, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle
interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
1 Handle recess
86 >> Controls.
> Press button © on the key twice.
> Press and hold button » on the key for ap
proximately two seconds.
or
> Pull the release handle in handle recess 1
of the lower tailgate.
The upper tailgate is unlocked.
> Swivel the upper tailgate upwards to open.
Observe information on loading the vehicle
(컄 page 155).
For information on vehicle weights, see
(컄 page 301).
Opening the lower tailgate on the
coupé
G Warning!
High outside temperature, stopandgo
traffic, driving on long uphill grades, or
driving at high engine speed may in
crease the temperature in the engine
compartment. Therefore the area around
the air slots in the rear apron may be hot.
Let the engine cool off before touching
this area to prevent burns.
Opening and closing
> Open the upper tailgate (컄 page 86).
> Swivel the lower tailgate downwards to
open.
The lower tailgate is held in the horizontal
position by means of the two retaining
straps.
! When folded down, the lower tailgate can
bear loads up to maximum of 220lbs (100 kg).
1 Release lever
Observe information on loading the vehicle
(컄 page 155).
For information on vehicle weights, see
(컄 page 301).
Closing the tailgate(s) on the
coupé
G Warning!
To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the cargo compartment opening when
closing the tailgate(s). Be especially
careful when small children are around.
> Pull both release levers 1 backwards
either simultaneously or one after the
other.
The lower tailgate is unlocked.
>> Controls.
87
Opening and closing
> Swivel the lower tailgate upwards to close.
Allow the two release levers to engage
audibly.
> Swivel the upper tailgate downwards to
close.
G Warning!
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
A child’s unsupervised access to a vehi
cle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Opening and 1closing the retract
able soft top
> Opening: Press button » on the key for
approximately two seconds.
The retractable soft top opens.
You can fully open the retractable soft top
with the key.
i Pressing symbols ©, ª or » on the
key with remote control while opening the re
tractable soft top will interrupt the opening
procedure.
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> Closing: Press symbol ± on the retract
able soft top switch (컄 page 114).
G Warning!
Key with remote control
1 ª Lock button
2 » Opening the retractable soft top
3 Â Panic button
4 © Unlock button
When closing the retractable soft top,
make sure that there is no danger of
anyone being harmed by the closing
procedure.
i The remote control has an operating range
of approximately 50 ft (15 meters). Take care
that you do not open your vehicle’s retract
able soft top inadvertently.
1 cabrio only.
88 >> Controls.
Opening and closing
Opening the tailgate on the cabrio
Opening
and closing the rear soft
top1
G Warning!
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the
engine is running and while driving.
Among other dangers, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle
interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
G Warning!
High outside temperature, stopandgo
traffic, driving on long uphill grades, or
driving at high engine speed may in
crease the temperature in the engine
compartment. Therefore the area around
the air slots in the rear apron may be hot.
Let the engine cool off before touching
this area to prevent burns.
You can open the rear soft top to ease loading
and unloading.
1 Handle recess
> Press button © on the key twice.
> Pull the release handle in handle recess 1
of the tailgate.
The tailgate is unlocked.
> Swivel the tailgate downwards to open.
1 Release lever
1 cabrio only.
>> Controls.
89
Opening and closing
> Opening: Push release levers 1 to the left
and right of the retaining clip upwards.
> Swivel the rear soft top upwards to open.
G Warning!
To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the cargo compartment opening when
closing the rear soft top. Be especially
careful when small children are around.
> Closing: Swivel the rear soft top downwards
to close.
> Pull soft top down.
> Pull release levers 1 to the left and right of
the retaining clip downwards.
> Make sure that the rear soft top is correctly
locked in place on both sides.
90 >> Controls.
Closing the tailgate on the cabrio
G Warning!
To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the cargo compartment opening when
closing the tailgate. Be especially careful
when small children are around.
! When closing the tailgate, you must first
close the rear soft top (컄 page 90). Otherwise
you might break the release levers of the rear
soft top.
> Swivel the tailgate upwards to close.
Let the tailgate lock into place.
G Warning!
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
A child’s unsupervised access to a vehi
cle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Starter switch positions
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Starter switch
0 For removing key
1 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position
All lamps (except low beam headlamp
indicator lamp, high beam headlamp
indicator lamp, and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) in the instrument
cluster come on. If a lamp in the instru
ment cluster fails to come on when the
ignition is switched on, have it checked
and replaced if necessary. If a lamp in the
instrument cluster remains on after start
ing the engine or comes on while driving,
refer to "Warning and indicator lamps in
the instrument cluster" (컄 page 237).
2 Starting (컄 page 122)
i When you switch on the ignition, the indi
cator and warning lamps (except low beam
headlamp indicator lamp, high beam headlamp
indicator lamp, and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) in the instrument
cluster come on. The indicator and warning
lamps (except low beam headlamp indicator
lamp, high beam headlamp indicator lamp, and
turn signal indicator lamps if activated) will go
out when the engine is running. This indicates
that the respective systems are operational.
>> Controls.
91
Seats
G Warning!
All seat adjustments, as well as fastening
of seat belts, must be done before the
vehicle is operated.
G Warning!
When adjusting the seat, make sure that
no one becomes trapped.
Do not adjust the driver’s seat while
driving. Adjusting the seat while driving
could cause the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
92 >> Controls.
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the
seat backrest in an excessively reclined
position as this can be dangerous. You
could slide under the seat belt in a colli
sion. If you slide under the seat belt, it
could apply force at the abdomen or neck,
potentially causing serious or fatal inju
ries. The seat backrest and seat belts
provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a position that is as upright
as possible and seat belts are properly
positioned on the body.
Your seat must be adjusted so that you
can correctly fasten your seat belt
(컄 page 98).
Observe the following points:
• Adjust the seat backrest until your
arms are slightly angled when holding
the steering wheel.
• Adjust the seat to a comfortable
seating position that still allows you to
reach the accelerator/brake pedal
safely. The position should be as far to
the rear as possible, consistent with
ability to properly operate controls.
• Never place hands under the seat or
near any moving parts while a seat is
being adjusted.
Failure to do so could result in an acci
dent and/or serious personal injury.
Observe the notes on the air bag system
(컄 page 54).
G Warning!
Children 12 years old and under must be
seated and properly secured in an
appropriately sized infant restraint,
toddler restraint, or booster seat recom
mended for the size and weight of the
child. For additional information, see
"Children in the vehicle" (컄 page 65).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries
is significantly increased if the child re
straints are not properly secured in the
vehicle and/or the child is not properly
secured in the child restraint.
Seats
G Warning!
Seat fore and aft adjustment
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Contact an authorized smart center if the
seats have become damaged.
The seat is an integral part of the vehi
cle's safety system in the same way as
seat belts and air bags. Damage to the
seats may reduce their ability to protect
the occupants in an accident.
1 Seat backrest tilt
2 Seat fore and aft adjustment
Seat backrest tilt
> Adjusting: Pull adjustment lever 1 upwards
and adjust the seat backrest until your arms
are slightly angled when holding the steer
ing wheel.
> Release adjustment lever 1 when the
desired seat backrest tilt is reached.
When you hear an audible click, the seat
backrest is again fixed into place.
> Check for proper engagement before
driving.
> Adjusting: Pull adjustment handle 2
upwards and slide the seat to a seating
position that still allows you to reach the
accelerator/brake pedal safely.
> Release adjustment handle 2 when the
desired seating position is reached.
When you hear an audible click, the seat is
again fixed into place.
> Check for proper engagement before
driving.
Seat height
The seat guide is inclined in the horizontal
plane. Seat fore and aft adjustment also alters
the seat height.
>> Controls.
93
Seats
Passenger seat
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You can expand the cargo compartment by
folding down the passenger seat.
! Observe the loading guidelines
G Warning!
(컄 page 161).
Folding down
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2 Adjustment lever
> Hold the backrest with one hand back.
> Pull adjustment lever 2 upwards and
unlock the seat backrest.
> Fold the seat backrest forward.
1 Seat belt guide
> Remove the seat belt from seat belt
guide 1.
> Move the passenger seat backward as far as
it will go.
94 >> Controls.
> Check for proper engagement before
driving.
> Place the seat belt back in seat belt
guide 1.
Folding back
> Pull adjustment lever 2 upwards and
unlock the seat backrest.
> Fold the seat backrest backward.
When you hear an audible click, the seat
backrest is again fixed into place.
When folding the passenger seat back
rest back to its upright position, please
make sure that
• nobody becomes trapped
• no obstacles are jammed in the lock
• the adjustment lever has audibly
locked into position
A proper engaged passenger seat
backrest will help to prevent stored
objects in the cargo compartment from
being thrown about and injuring vehicle
occupants during
• braking
• vehicle maneuvers
• an accident
Seats
Seat heating*
The seat heating has two levels.
The seat heating allows you to heat the
driver's and passenger seat electrically.
The indicator lamps on seat heating switch 1
come on to show which heating level you have
selected.
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Level
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Switching on: Press seat heating switch 1
repeatedly until the desired seat heating
level is reached.
Indicator lamps on the switch
off
No indicator lamp on
1
One indicator lamp on
2
Two indicator lamps on
> Switching off: Press seat heating switch 1
repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
! If the seat heating is malfunctioning, the
indicator lamp(s) on the switch come(s) on
briefly when you press the switch and then
go(es) out again. Contact an authorized smart
center.
1 Seat heating switch
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95
Mirrors
Adjust the interior and exterior rear view
mirrors before driving so that you have a
good view of the road and traffic conditions.
Manually adjustable exterior rear view
mirrors
Power exterior rear view mirrors1
The operating control is on the door control
panel.
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Exterior rear view mirrors
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G Warning!
Exercise care when using the passen
gerside exterior rear view mirror. The
mirror surface is convex (outwardly
curved surface for a wider field of view).
Objects in mirror are closer than they
appear. Check your interior rear view
mirror and glance over your shoulder to
determine whether any vehicles are in
the 'blind spot' of your field of vision,
before changing lanes.
1 Adjustment lever
> Adjusting: Move adjustment lever 1 up,
down, left, or right to the desired setting.
1 Knob for selecting the mirror
2 Adjustment button
1 Model passion only.
96 >> Controls.
Mirrors
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Selecting the mirror: Turn knob 1 to the
left for the driver’s side exterior rear view
mirror or to the right for the passenger
side exterior rear view mirror.
> Adjusting the mirror: Move adjustment
button 2 up, down, left, or right to the
desired setting.
Exterior rear view mirror heating1
The exterior rear view mirrors will be heated
automatically at low ambient temperatures.
This prevents icing up the exterior rear view
mirrors and also creates a clear view when the
exterior rear view mirrors have fogged up.
Interior rear view mirror
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> Switching on: Make sure that the key in the
starter switch is turned to position 1.
The exterior rear view mirror heating is
switched on automatically at low ambient
temperatures.
> Switching off: Turn the key in the starter
switch to position 0.
The exterior rear view mirror heating is
switched off.
1 Lever
> Adjusting the mirror: Manually move the
interior rear view mirror up, down, left, or
right to the desired setting.
> Selecting the antiglare position: Tilt the
interior rear view mirror to the antiglare
position by moving lever 1 forward or
backward.
1 Model passion only.
>> Controls.
97
Seat belts
Fastening the seat belts
G Warning!
Always fasten your seat belt before driv
ing off. Always make sure your passenger
is properly restrained.
Failure to wear and properly fasten and
position your seat belt greatly increases
your risk of injuries and their likely
severity in an accident. You and your
passenger should always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your inju
ries can be considerably more severe
without your seat belt properly buckled.
Without your seat belt buckled, you are
much more likely to hit the interior of the
vehicle or be ejected from it. You can be
seriously injured or killed.
98 >> Controls.
In the same crash, the possibility of
injury or death is lessened if you are
wearing your seat belt. The air bags can
only provide the protection they where
designed to afford if the occupants are
using their seat belts (컄 page 54).
G Warning!
Children 12 years old and under must be
seated and properly secured in an
appropriately sized infant restraint,
toddler restraint, or booster seat recom
mended for the size and weight of the
child. For additional information, see
"Children in the vehicle" (컄 page 65).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries
is significantly increased if the child re
straints are not properly secured in the
vehicle and/or the child is not properly
secured in the child restraint.
G Warning!
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Be
sure everyone riding in the vehicle is
correctly restrained with a separate seat
belt. Never use a seat belt for more than
one person at a time.
Seat belts
G Warning!
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the
seat backrest in an excessively reclined
position as this can be dangerous. You
could slide under the seat belt in a colli
sion. If you slide under the seat belt, it
could apply force at the abdomen or neck,
potentially causing serious or fatal inju
ries. The seat backrest and seat belts
provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a position that is as upright
as possible and seat belts are properly
positioned on the body.
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> Fastening the seat belt: With a smooth
motion, pull the seat belt out of seat belt
outlet 1.
> Place the shoulder portion of the seat belt
across the top of your shoulder and the lap
portion across your hips.
> Push latch plate 2 into seat belt buckle 4
until it clicks.
> If necessary, tighten the lap portion of the
seat belt to a snug fit by pulling shoulder
portion up.
> Unfastening the seat belt: Press release
button 3.
> Allow the retractor to completely rewind the
seat belt by guiding latch plate 2.
G Warning!
Read and observe the additional warning
notices printed in the "Safety" section
(컄 page 56).
1
2
3
4
5
Seat belt outlet
Latch plate
Release button
Seat belt buckle
Seat belt guide
>> Controls.
99
Seat belts
Proper use of seat belts
• Do not twist the seat belt when fastening.
• Adjust the seat belt so that the shoulder
portion is located as close as possible to
the middle of the shoulder (it should not
touch the neck). Never pass the shoulder
portion of the seat belt under your arm.
• Position the lap belt as low as possible on
your hips (over hip joint) and not across the
abdomen.
• Place the seat backrest in a position that is
as upright as possible.
• Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at a time.
100 >> Controls.
• Do not fasten a seat belt around a person
and another object at the same time. When
using a seat belt to secure infant or toddler
restraints or children in booster seats,
always follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions.
• Check your seat belt during travel to make
sure that it is properly positioned.
• Make sure that the seat belt is always fitted
snugly. Take special care to maintain a snug
fit when wearing loose clothing.
G Warning!
Do not pass seat belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
Do not allow the seat belt to get caught in
the door or in the seat adjustment mech
anism. This could damage the seat belt.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effec
tiveness of the seat belts.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this
may severely weaken them. In a crash
they may not be able to provide adequate
protection.
Damaged seat belts or seat belts that
were highly stressed in an accident must
be replaced. Contact an authorized smart
center.
Lighting
Exterior lamp switch
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For safety, smart recommends that you drive
with your low beam headlamps on during the
day. In certain countries, local laws dictate
that low beam headlamps are switched on au
tomatically during operation of the vehicle.
i If you drive in countries where vehicles
drive on the other side of the road than the
country in which the vehicle is registered, you
must have the headlamps modified for
symmetrical low beams. Relevant information
can be obtained at any authorized smart cen
ter.
Exterior lamp switch
M Lamps off
Daytime running lamp mode1
C Parking lamps
B Low beam headlamps or high beam
headlamps
Exterior lamp switch (USA only)
M Lamps off
C Parking lamps
B Low beam headlamps or high beam
headlamps
U Automatic headlamp mode*
1 Canada only.
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101
Lighting
Parking lamps
You can switch on and off the parking lamps
with exterior lamp switch using the manual
headlamp mode.
> Switching on: Turn the exterior lamp switch
to position C.
The parking lamps come on.
The following lamps also come on:
• Tail lamps
• License plate lamps
• Side marker lamps
Low beam headlamps
You can switch on and off the low beam
headlamps with exterior lamp switch using the
manual headlamp mode.
> Switching on: Turn the exterior lamp switch
to position B.
The low beam headlamps come on.
The low beam headlamp indicator lamp ¡
in the instrument cluster comes on.
The following lamps also come on:
• Tail and parking lamps
• License plate lamps
• Side marker lamps
Automatic headlamp mode1
The following lamps come on and go out auto
matically depending on the brightness of the
ambient light:
• Low beam headlamps
• Tail and parking lamps
• License plate lamps
• Side marker lamps
1 Vehicles with rainlight sensor* only.
102 >> Controls.
G Warning!
If the exterior lamp switch is set to
position U, the headlamps will not be
automatically switched on under foggy
conditions.
To minimize risk to you and to others,
activate headlamps by turning exterior
lamp switch to position B when
driving or when traffic and/or ambient
lighting conditions require you to do so.
In low ambient lighting conditions, only
switch from position U to B with
the vehicle at a standstill in a safe
location. Switching from position U
to B will briefly switch off the
headlamps. Doing so while driving in low
ambient lighting conditions may result in
an accident.
The automatic headlamp feature is only
an aid to the driver. The driver is
responsible for the operation of the
vehicle’s lights at all times.
Lighting
> Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U.
With the key in starter switch position 1, the
tail and parking lamps, the license plate
lamps, and the side marker lamps will come
on and go out automatically depending on
the brightness of the ambient light.
With the engine running, the low beam
headlamps, the tail and parking lamps, the
license plate lamps and the side marker
lamps will come on and go out automatically
depending on the brightness of the ambient
light.
Daytime running lamp mode1
In Canada the daytime running lamp mode is
mandatory and therefore in a constant mode.
> Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M.
i With the daytime running lamp mode acti
vated and the engine running, the low beam
headlamps cannot be switched off manually.
When the engine is running, and you
• turn the exterior lamp switch to
position C, the low beam headlamps, the
tail and parking lamps, the license plate
lamps and the side marker lamps come on.
• turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B, the manual headlamp mode
has priority over the daytime running lamp
mode. The corresponding exterior lamps
come on.
You cannot switch on the high beam head
lamps.
The high beam flasher is available at all times.
For nighttime driving you should turn the
exterior lamp switch to position B to
permit activation of the high beam headlamps.
1 Canada only.
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103
Lighting
Combination switch (high beam,
high beam flasher, and turn sig
nals)
High beam headlamps
> Make sure that the low beam headlamps are
switched on (컄 page 102).
High beam flasher
> Pull the combination switch briefly in the
direction of arrow 2.
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Switching on: Push the combination switch
in the direction of arrow 1 until it engages.
The high beam headlamps come on.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster comes
on.
Turn signals
> Switching off: Pull the combination switch in
the direction of arrow 2.
The high beam headlamps go out.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster goes
out.
Combination switch
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
104 >> Controls.
Combination switch
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
Lighting
> Switching on: Push the combination switch
in the direction of arrow 1 or 2.
The corresponding turn signals flash.
The corresponding turn signal indicator
lamp L or K in the instrument
cluster flashes.
The combination switch resets automati
cally after major steering wheel movement.
i To signal minor directional changes such
as changing lanes, push the combination
switch only to the point of resistance and
release. The corresponding turn signals will
flash three times.
Coming home function
Vehicles without rainlight sensor:
The interior lamps come on and then go out
again after 12 seconds every time when you
lock or unlock the vehicle.
The vehicle is either selectively or globally
unlocked.
The interior and exterior1 lamps come on
and then go out again after 12 seconds.
Front fog lamps
Vehicles with rainlight sensor*:
In addition to the interior lamps, the exterior
lamps come on and then go out again after
12 seconds depending on the brightness of
the ambient light when you lock or unlock the
vehicle.
When leaving the vehicle
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
> Exit the vehicle.
> Press button ª on the key.
The vehicle is locked.
The interior and exterior1 lamps come on
and then go out again after 12 seconds.
G Warning!
Vehicles with rainlight sensor*:
In low ambient lighting or foggy condi
tions, only switch from position U
to B with the vehicle at a standstill in
a safe location. Switching from U
to B will briefly switch off the head
lamps. Doing so while driving in low ambi
ent lighting conditions may result in an
accident.
When returning to the vehicle
> Press button © on the key either once or
twice.
1 Vehicles with rainlight sensor
>> Controls.
105
Lighting
i Fog lamps will operate with the parking
i Vehicle with rainlight sensor*:
lamps and/or the low beam headlamps on. Fog
lamps should only be used in conjunction with
low beam headlamps. Consult your State or
Province Motor Vehicle Regulations regarding
permissible lamp operation.
Fog lamps cannot be switched on manually with
the exterior lamp switch in position U. To
switch on the fog lamps, turn the exterior lamp
switch to position B first.
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1 Switching front fog lamps on/off
106 >> Controls.
> Make sure that the parking lamps or the low
beam headlamps are switched on.
> Switching on: Press switch 1.
The front fog lamps come on.
The indicator lamp on the switch comes on.
> Switching off: Press switch 1 once more.
The front fog lamps go out.
The indicator lamp on the switch goes out.
Lighting
Hazard warning flasher
Interior lighting
The hazard warning flasher can be switched
on at all times, even with the key removed from
the starter switch.
The interior lamp comes on for a period of
time when you open the doors, or lock or
unlock the vehicle with the key.
It goes out
• immediately after switching off the ignition
with all doors closed,
• after 30 seconds if the doors are not
opened,
• after 15 seconds if all doors are closed,
• after 10 minutes if at least one door is open.
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1 Hazard warning flasher switch
The rocker switch can be set to three differ
ent positions.
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1
2
3
4
Interior lamp
Switching on the automatic control
Off
Continuous operation
> Switching on: Press hazard warning flasher
switch 1.
All turn signal lamps are flashing.
> Switching off: Press hazard warning flasher
switch 1 once more.
>> Controls.
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Lighting
Automatic control
> Set the rocker switch to position 2.
The interior lamp comes on for a period of
time.
Switching off
> Set the rocker switch to position 3.
The interior lamp is permanently switched
off.
Continuous operation
> Set the rocker switch to position 4.
The interior lamp is permanently switched
on.
! When leaving the vehicle, make sure that
• the interior lamp is not set to continuous
operation.
• none of the doors is left open for a long pe
riod of time.
Doing otherwise could result in a discharged
battery.
108 >> Controls.
Windshield wipers
Switching windshield wipers on
and off
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> Switching on: Turn the wiper switch to
position 2 or 3 depending on the
intensity of the rain.
! Do not operate the windshield wipers when
the windshield is dry. Dust that accumulates
on a windshield might scratch the glass and/or
damage the wiper blades when wiping occurs
on a dry windshield. If it is necessary to oper
ate the windshield wipers in dry weather con
ditions, always operate the windshield wipers
with windshield washer fluid (컄 page 110).
! If anything blocks the windshield wipers
Wiper switch
0 Windshield wipers off
1 Intermittent wiping
2 Slow continuous wiping
3 Fast continuous wiping
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
(leaves, snow, etc.), switch them off immedi
ately.
• For safety reasons, stop the vehicle in a
safe location and remove the key from the
starter switch before attempting to remove
any blockage.
• Remove blockage.
• Turn the windshield wipers on again.
Intermittent wiping
Only switch on intermittent wiping under wet
weather conditions or in the presence of
precipitation.
Vehicles with rainlight sensor*:
When you select intermittent wiping, the
sensor is activated. The sensor automatically
sets a suitable wiping interval depending on
the wetness of the sensor surface.
! Vehicles with rainlight sensor*:
Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent
setting when the vehicle is taken to an auto
matic car wash or during windshield cleaning.
Windshield wipers will operate in the pres
ence of water sprayed on the windshield, and
windshield wipers may be damaged as a result.
> Switching off: Turn the wiper switch to
position 0.
>> Controls.
109
Windshield wipers
! Vehicles with rainlight sensor*:
If you have set intermittent wiping, dirt on the
surface of the sensor or optical effects may
cause the windshield wipers to wipe in an
undesired fashion. This could then damage the
windshield wiper blades or scratch the wind
shield. You should therefore switch off the
windshield wipers when weather conditions
are dry.
Wiping with windshield washer
fluid
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i To prevent smears on the windshield, or
noisy/chattering wiper blades, wipe with
windshield washer fluid periodically even
when it is raining.
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Activating intermittent wiping: Turn the
wiper switch to position 1.
After the initial wipe, pauses between wipes
are automatically controlled depending on the
vehicle speed and by the rainlight sensor*.
> Deactivating intermittent wiping: Turn the
wiper switch to position 0.
110 >> Controls.
> Pull the wiper switch in the direction of
arrow 1 and hold in position.
The windshield wipers operate with wind
shield washer fluid.
> Release the wiper switch.
The windshield wipers will wipe three more
times.
Wiper switch
1 Wiping with windshield washer fluid
Single wipe
> Pull the wiper switch briefly in the direction
of arrow 1.
The windshield wipers wipe on time with
windshield washer fluid.
Windshield wipers
Rear window wiper/washer1
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Wiper switch
1 Rear window intermittent wiping
2 Wiping rear window with windshield washer
fluid
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Activating intermittent wiping: Push the
wiper switch in the direction of arrow 1 to
the resistance point.
> Wiping with windshield washer fluid: Push
the wiper switch in the direction of arrow 2
past the resistance point and hold in
position until the rear window is clean.
> Release the wiper switch.
The rear window wiper will wipe three more
times.
Intermittent wiping is still activated.
> Deactivating intermittent wiping: Pull the
wiper switch towards you.
i The rear window wiper wipes one time
when the reverse gear is engaged with the
windshield wipers switched on.
1 coupé only
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Soft top system (cabrio only)
The soft top system of the smart cabrio
consists of a:
• Retractable soft top
• Rear soft top
• Side rails
You can remove the side rails over the doors
when you open the retractable soft top and
open the rear soft top.
i Opening the rear soft top is possible after
the retractable soft top has been opened
completely (컄 page 115).
Notes on the soft top system
! When transporting long objects inside the
vehicle, make sure that they do not press
against the retractable soft top when it is
closed.
When carrying objects that protrude from the
rear of the vehicle, make sure that they are
not resting on the retaining clips.
When loading, make sure that no sharp objects
come into contact with the soft top or the rear
window.
Do not place any evenly distributed loads with
a weight of more than 165 lbs (75 kg) on the
rear soft top when folded down.
Make sure that the high mounted brake lamp is
not concealed.
! Do not block the soft top system's locking
apertures.
Only place the side rails in the designated
storage space of the tailgate.
112 >> Controls.
! Do not sit on the foldeddown rear soft
top.
Do not fold down the rear soft top at temper
atures below 14°F (10°C).
Do not place any pointed, sharpedged, hot
(above 176°F (80°C)), incandescent or burn
ing objects on the soft top's lining.
Do not apply wax to the soft top fabric and
select only waxfree washing programs when
using an automatic car wash.
Only drive with the retaining clips closed, as
exhaust fumes could otherwise reach the
vehicle’s interior.
! Please keep in mind that weather condi
tions can sometimes change rapidly. Make
sure to close the retractable soft top and the
rear soft top when leaving the vehicle. If water
enters the vehicle interior, vehicle electron
ics could be damaged which is not covered by
the smart Limited Warranty.
Soft top system (cabrio only)
Opening and closing the retract
able soft top
You can open and close the retractable soft
top when the vehicle is either stationary or in
motion.
G Warning!
Never operate the retractable soft top if
there is the possibility of anyone being
harmed by the opening or closing proce
dure.
G Warning!
G Warning!
The retractable soft top is made out of
fabric. In the event of an accident, the
fabric may tear. This may result in an
opening in the roof.
In a vehicle rollover, occupants not
wearing their seat belts or not wearing
them properly may be thrown out of the
opening. Such an opening also presents a
potential for injury for occupants wear
ing their seat belts properly as entire
body parts or portions of them may pro
trude from the passenger compartment.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
! To avoid damaging the seals, do not trans
port any objects with sharp edges which can
stick out of the retractable soft top.
Do not open the retractable soft top if there is
snow or ice on the roof, as this could result in
malfunctions.
If you cannot open or close the retractable
soft top due to a malfunction contact Roadside
Assistance or an authorized smart center.
>> Controls.
113
Soft top system (cabrio only)
Opening from outside
You can open the retractable soft top com
pletely with the key.
Opening from the inside
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Retractable soft top switch
> Press button » on the key for approxi
mately two seconds.
The retractable soft top opens completely.
114 >> Controls.
i Pressing symbol Ö or ± on the
retractable soft top switch while opening the
retractable soft top will interrupt the opening
procedure.
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1 ª Locking button
2 » Opening the retractable soft top
3 Â Panic button
4 ª Unlocking button
> Press symbol Ö on the retractable soft
top switch briefly.
The retractable soft top opens completely.
1 Closing
2 Opening
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Press symbol Ö on the retractable soft
top switch until the desired position is
reached or the retractable soft top is
opened completely.
or
Closing
For safety reasons, you can only close the
retractable soft top using the retractable soft
top switch inside the vehicle.
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Press symbol ± on the retractable soft
top switch until the retractable soft top is
closed.
i To avoid draining the battery, leave the
engine running when opening and closing the
retractable soft top.
Soft top system (cabrio only)
Opening and closing the rear soft
top
You can open and close the rear soft top when
the vehicle is either stationary or in motion.
G Warning!
Never operate the rear soft top if there
is the possibility of anyone being harmed
by the opening or closing procedure.
! When the rear soft top is folded down, the
side rails are accessible. To prevent theft,
you should remove the side rails and store
them in the storage compartment of the tail
gate or close the soft top system.
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
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! Make sure that objects are not stacked too
high in the cargo compartment. They could get
damaged when opening or closing the rear
soft top.
Retractable soft top switch
1 Closing
2 Opening
Opening the rear soft top
> Press symbol Ö on the retractable soft
top switch or button » on the key until the
retractable soft top has opened completely.
> Release the retractable soft top switch or
button » on the key.
> Press symbol Ö on the retractable soft
top switch until the rear soft top has folded
down completely.
Closing the rear soft top
> Press symbol ± on the retractable soft
top switch until the rear soft top has folded
up completely.
> Release the retractable soft top switch.
i If you release the retractable soft top
switch while driving before the rear soft top
has closed completely, the rear soft top will
fold down again.
>> Controls.
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Soft top system (cabrio only)
Removing the side rails
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> Open the retractable soft top.
> Open the rear soft top.
> Open the driver’s and passenger door when
conditions are safe to do so.
> Open the tailgate.
116 >> Controls.
1 Release lever
2 Side rail
1 Lifting
2 Removing
> Push release lever 1 of side rail 2 back
ward.
Side rail 2 can be lifted at the rear end,
but remains secured.
> Push release lever 1 backward again.
> Carry out the following steps when condi
tions are safe to do so.
> First lift the side rail at rear end 1 and
then remove it in the direction of arrows 2.
Soft top system (cabrio only)
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1 Handle
> Pull handle 1 on the inside of the tailgate
backward.
> Lift up the storage compartment cover.
1
2
3
4
Front left
Rear left
Front right
Rear right
> Store the side rails in the storage compart
ment of the tailgate with the painted side
facing down in the designated order 1
to 4.
1
2
3
4
Front left
Rear left
Front right
Rear right
> Close the storage compartment cover.
>> Controls.
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Soft top system (cabrio only)
G Warning!
Always close the storage compartment
cover properly when storing the side
rails. Otherwise occupants could be
injured by the side rails moving about
during
• braking
• vehicle maneuvers
• an accident
Mounting the side rails
> Open the driver’s and passenger door when
conditions are safe to do so.
> Open the tailgate.
1
2
3
4
> Close the tailgate.
> Close the driver’s and passenger door.
> Open the side windows if desired.
! Make sure that the storage compartment
cover is closed before closing the tailgate.
Otherwise the tailgate could jam.
118 >> Controls.
1 Handle
> Pull handle 1 on the inside of the tailgate
backward.
> Lift up the storage compartment cover.
> Remove the side rails from the storage
compartment in the tailgate.
Front left
Rear left
Front right
Rear right
> Close the storage compartment cover.
> Install the side rails in the designated
order 1 to 4.
Soft top system (cabrio only)
G Warning!
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Make sure that the side rails are properly
mounted. Otherwise the side rails could
disengage while driving and injure you
and other persons.
1 Front end of the side rail
2 Seal on the side rail
3 Rear end of the side rail
> Take one side rail and start by attaching it
to front end 1.
> Make sure that the seal of the side rail is
facing up at position 2 and is not pinched.
> Push the side rail at rear end 3 downwards
until it audibly engages into place twice.
> Install the side rail on the other side in the
same manner.
! Make sure that the side rails are installed
correctly. Otherwise the side rails may not
function properly or may be damaged.
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119
Side windows
Opening and closing the side
windows
Side window on the passenger door
> Opening: Turn crank 1 clockwise.
Opening and closing the side windows
manually
> Closing: Turn crank 1 counterclockwise.
Opening and closing
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Crank for side window on driver’s door
1 Crank
G Warning!
Do not keep any part of your body up
against the side window pane when open
ing a window. The downward motion of the
pane may pull that part of your body down
between the window pane and the door
frame and trap it there. If there is a risk
of entrapment, release the switch and
pull up the top of the switch to close the
window.
Side window on the driver’s door
> Opening: Turn crank 1 counterclockwise.
> Closing: Turn crank 1 clockwise.
1 Model passion only.
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the power windows1
G Warning!
When closing the windows, make sure that
there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
The closing of the side windows can be
immediately halted by releasing the
switch.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle. A
child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle
could result in an accident and/or seri
ous personal injury.
Side windows
The switches for both power windows are on
the driver’s door. In addition, there is a
switch for the passenger side on the passen
ger door.
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> Opening: Press the top of the respective
switch to the resistance point.
The corresponding side window moves
downwards until you release the switch.
> Closing: Pull up the top of the respective
switch to the resistance point.
The corresponding side window moves
upwards until you release the switch.
> Automatic opening: Press the top of the re
spective switch briefly.
The corresponding side window opens com
pletely.
1 Side window driver’s door
2 Side window passenger door
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Stopping during automatic opening:
Press or pull up the top of the the respec
tive switch briefly.
The corresponding side window stops
immediately.
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Driving and parking
Starting
G Warning!
Make sure that absolutely no objects are
obstructing the pedals’ range of move
ment. Keep the driver’s footwell clear of
all obstacles. If there are any floormats*
or carpets in the footwell, make sure that
the pedals still have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneu
vers, objects could become caught be
tween the pedals, reducing or eliminating
entirely the driver's ability to brake or
accelerate. This could lead to accidents
and injury.
122 >> Controls.
G Warning!
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains
carbon monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can
cause unconsciousness and possible
death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while
driving, have the cause determined and
corrected immediately. If you must drive
under these conditions, drive only with at
least one window fully open.
Gearshift pattern for transmission
1 Release button
P
Park position
R
Reverse gear
N
Neutral position
D
Drive position
M
Manual gear shifting
+
Upshifting
Downshifting
Driving and parking
Starting the engine
For information on turning off the engine, see
(컄 page 127).
! Shift the transmission into park position P
or reverse gear R only when the vehicle is
stopped in order to avoid damaging the trans
mission.
> Make sure the gear selector lever is set to
park position P.
The transmission position indicator should
be on .
> Do not depress the accelerator.
> Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 2 (컄 page 91) and release it again
immediately.
The engine starts automatically ("touch
start" function).
Driving
> Depress the brake pedal.
> Press the release button (컄 page 122) to
disengage the gear selector lever lock.
> Move the gear selector lever to drive
position D.
 appears in the transmission position
indicator.
> Release the brake pedal.
> Carefully depress the accelerator.
G Warning!
On slippery road surfaces, never down
shift in order to obtain braking action.
This could result in drive wheel slip and
reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s
ABS will not prevent this type of loss of
control.
G Warning!
It is dangerous to shift the transmission
out of park position P or neutral
position N if the engine speed is higher
than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly
on the brake pedal, the vehicle could
accelerate quickly forward or in reverse.
You could lose control of the vehicle and
hit someone or something. Only shift into
gear when the engine is idling normally
and when your right foot is firmly on the
brake pedal.
! Do not run cold engine at high engine
speeds. Running a cold engine at high engine
speeds may shorten the service life of the
engine.
! Simultaneously depressing the accelera
tor and applying the brakes reduces engine
performance and causes premature brake and
drivetrain wear.
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123
Driving and parking
Reversing the vehicle
! Shift the transmission into reverse gear R
only when the vehicle is stopped in order to
avoid damaging the transmission.
You can drive in reverse gear at a speed of up
to 9 mph (15 km/h).
> Depress the brake pedal.
> Press the release button (컄 page 122) to
disengage the gear selector lever lock.
> Move the gear selector lever to reverse
gear R.
 appears in the transmission position
indicator.
> Release the brake pedal.
> Carefully depress the accelerator.
Parking
G Warning!
Do not park this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass, hay
or leaves can come into contact with the
hot exhaust system, as these materials
could be ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
To reduce the risk of personal injury or
damage to the drivetrain as a result of
vehicle movement, before turning off the
engine and leaving the vehicle always:
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• Keep right foot on the brake pedal.
• Pull the parking brake lever up as many
notches as possible.
• Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
• Slowly release the brake pedal.
• When parked on an incline, always turn
the front wheels towards the road curb.
• Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 0 and remove.
Take the key with you and lock the vehicle
when leaving.
G Warning!
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake servo and
the steering system. In this case, it is
important to keep in mind that a consid
erably higher degree of effort is neces
sary to brake and steer the vehicle.
Driving and parking
> Properly stop and park the vehicle.
> Depress the brake pedal.
> Pull up the parking brake lever as many
notches as possible (컄 page 125).
When the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running, the brake warning
lamp ; (USA only) or 3 (Canada only)
in the instrument cluster comes on.
> Release the brake pedal.
Parking brake
The parking brake serves to secure the vehi
cle against rolling away when it is stationary
or parked.
G Warning!
Engaging the parking brake while the
vehicle is in motion can cause the rear
wheels to lock up. You could lose control
of the vehicle and cause an accident. In
addition, the vehicle’s brake lights do not
light up when the parking brake is
engaged.
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> Push parking brake lever 1 down as far as
it will go.
When the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running, the brake warning
lamp ; (USA only) or 3 (Canada only)
in the instrument cluster goes out.
G Warning!
1 Parking brake lever
2 Release button
> Applying: Pull up parking brake lever 1 as
many notches as possible.
When the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running, the brake warning
lamp ; (USA only) or 3 (Canada only)
in the instrument cluster comes on.
> Releasing: Depress the brake pedal.
> Pull up slightly on parking brake lever 1
and press release button 2.
Getting out of your vehicle with the
transmission not fully engaged in park
position P is dangerous. When the engine
is shut off and the brakes are released,
the vehicle can be moved freely with the
gear selector lever in all positions ex
cept park position P. Also, when parked
on an incline, park position P alone may
not prevent your vehicle from moving,
possibly hitting people or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition
to shifting to park position P.
When parked on an incline, always turn
the front wheels towards the road curb.
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Driving and parking
G Warning!
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could release the parking brake
and/or move the gear selector lever from
park position P, either of which could
result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
126 >> Controls.
Brake pedal
The brake pedal has two brake circuits inde
pendent of each other. A brake servo is used
during braking (when the engine is running) to
increase pedal force.
G Warning
Make sure that absolutely no objects are
obstructing the pedals’ range of move
ment. Keep the driver’s footwell clear of
all obstacles. If there are any floormats*
or carpets in the footwell, make sure that
the pedals still have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneu
vers, objects could become caught be
tween the pedals, reducing or eliminating
entirely the driver's ability to brake or
accelerate. This could lead to accidents
and injury.
G Warning!
Considerably more effort will be required
to apply the brakes if
• the brake servo has failed
• a brake circuit has failed
• the engine is switched off, e.g. for
towing the vehicle
The braking distance is likewise greater.
Make sure that the engine is running
whenever the vehicle is rolling. Have the
brake system repaired at an authorized
smart center, if there is a fault in the
brake system.
Driving and parking
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If a brake circuit has failed (컄 page 238),
• you must depress the brake pedal further
down to achieve the same effect
• the braking distance is increased
i The brake servo will only function with the
engine switched on.
G Warning!
1 Brake pedal
In the event of the vehicle needing to be
towed, a significantly greater amount of
pedal pressure will be required when the
engine is switched off.
Turning off the engine
> Depress the brake pedal.
> Press the release button (컄 page 122) to
disengage the gear selector lever lock.
> Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
! Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to park position P (컄 page 125).
> Release the brake pedal.
> Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 0.
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
The immobilizer is activated.
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127
Transmission
Your vehicle is equipped with a a 5speed au
tomated transmission with manual or auto
matic mode. For information on driving with
the transmission see also
"Starting"(컄 page 122).
Gear selector lever
G Warning!
G Warning!
Make sure that absolutely no objects are
obstructing the pedals‘ range of move
ment. Keep the driver’s footwell clear of
all obstacles. If there are any floormats*
or carpets in the footwell, make sure that
the pedals still have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneu
vers, objects could become caught be
tween the pedals, reducing or eliminating
entirely the driver's ability to brake or
accelerate. This could lead to accidents
and injury.
128 >> Controls.
The current gear selector lever position ap
pears in the transmission position indicator.
When M is selected the currently selected
gear appears (컄 page 137).
Gearshift pattern for transmission
1 Release button
P
Park position
R
Reverse gear
N
Neutral position
D
Drive position
M
Manual gear shifting
+
Upshifting
Downshifting
It is dangerous to shift the transmission
out of park position P or neutral
position N if the engine speed is higher
than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly
on the brake pedal, the vehicle could
accelerate quickly forward or in reverse.
You could lose control of the vehicle and
hit someone or something. Only shift into
gear when the engine is idling normally
and when your right foot is firmly on the
brake pedal.
Transmission
Shifting procedure
The transmission selects individual gears
automatically, depending on:
• the gear selector lever
position D (컄 page 129)
• the position of the accelerator
(컄 page 131)
• the vehicle speed
• uphill or downhill grades
Press release button 1 (컄 page 128) to
disengage the gear selector lever lock when
moving the gear selector lever from
• P to R, N, or D
• R to P
• N to R or P
! Allow engine to warm up under low load
use. Do not place full load on the engine until
the operating temperature has been reached.
Shift into reverse gear R or parking
position P only when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extend
ed period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. Otherwise, the the drivetrain could
be damaged, which is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
With manual gearshifting M selected
(컄 page 132), you can use the gear selector
lever or steering wheel gearshift control1
to change the gears manually.
Gear selector lever positions
Effect
ì
Park position
Gear selector lever position when
the vehicle is parked. Place the
gear selector lever in park
position P only when the vehicle is
stopped. The park position is not
intended to serve as a brake when
the vehicle is parked.
Rather, the driver should always
set the parking brake in addition to
placing the gear selector lever in
park position P to secure the
vehicle.
The key can only be removed from
the starter switch with the gear
selector lever in park position P.
With the key removed, the gear
selector lever is locked in park
position P.
1 Model passion only.
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129
Transmission
Effect
í
Reverse gear
Effect
ê
Shift into reverse gear R only when
vehicle is stopped.
ë
Neutral position
No power is transmitted from the
engine to the drive axle. When the
brakes are released, the vehicle
can be moved freely (pushed or
towed).
130 >> Controls.
Drive position
The transmission shifts auto
matically.
M
Manual gearshifting
Systemcontrolled automatic gear
shifting is switched off. The driver
has to change the gears manually.
The current gear selector lever position
appears in the transmission position indicator
(컄 page 137).
G Warning!
Getting out of your vehicle with the gear
selector lever not fully engaged in park
position P is dangerous. When the engine
is shut off and the brakes are released,
the vehicle can be moved freely with the
gear selector lever in all positions ex
cept park position P. Also, park
position P alone is not intended to or
capable of preventing your vehicle from
moving, possibly hitting people or
objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition
to shifting to park position P
(컄 page 125).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
Do not park this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass, hay
or leaves can come into contact with the
hot exhaust system, as these materials
could be ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
Transmission
G Warning!
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the key from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could move the gear selector
lever from park position P, which could
result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Driving tips
Accelerator position
Your driving style influences the
transmission’s shifting behavior:
Less throttle, earlier upshifting
More throttle, later upshifting
Kickdown
Use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
> Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
Depending on the engine speed the
transmission shifts into a lower gear.
> Ease on the accelerator when you have
reached the desired speed.
The transmission shifts up again.
Stopping
When you stop briefly, e.g. at traffic lights:
> Leave the transmission in gear.
> Hold the vehicle with the brake.
When you stop for a longer period with the
engine idling and/or on a hill:
> Set the parking brake.
> Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
Working on the vehicle
G Warning!
When working on the vehicle, set the
parking brake and move the gear selec
tor lever to park position P. Otherwise
the vehicle could roll away.
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Transmission
Driving off uphill
Your vehicle has a hill start assist system.
G Warning!
The hill start assist system is not
designed to function as a parking brake
and does not prevent the vehicle from
moving when parked on an incline.
Always set the parking brake in addition
to shifting to park position P.
On uphill grades the hill start assist system
maintains the pressure in the brake system
for approximately one second after you have
released the brake pedal. Therefore, you can
start off smoothly without the vehicle moving
immediately after releasing the brake pedal.
1 Model passion only.
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> Release the brake pedal.
> Apply sufficient pressure to the accelera
tor.
! After approximately one second, the hill
start assist system stops braking the vehicle,
which then can roll backwards. If you open the
driver’s door within this time, the hill start as
sistance is deactivated and a warning signal
sounds.
i The hill start assist system is inactive if
you start off with the parking brake set.
Manual gearshifting
With manual gearshifting M selected, system
controlled automatic gearshifting is switched
off and you need to change the gears by up
shifting or downshifting manually using the
gear selector lever or the steering wheel
gearshift control1.
! Allow engine to warm up under low load
use. Do not place full load on the engine until
the operating temperature has been reached.
Shift into reverse gear R or parking
position P only when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extend
ed period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. Otherwise, the the drivetrain could
be damaged, which is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
Transmission
Activating manual gearshifting
> Move the gear selector lever to manual
gearshifting M (컄 page 128).
Systemcontrolled automatic gearshifting
is switched off.
You can upshift or downshift through the
gears in succession.
The currently engaged gear appears in the
transmission position indicator (컄 page 137).
Upshifting
> Briefly push the gear selector lever for
ward in the + direction (컄 page 128).
or
> Pull right shift paddle 3 (컄 page 133)
towards you.
The transmission shifts to the next higher
gear.
Steering wheel gearshift control1
1 Left shift paddle
2 Multifunction display
3 Right shift paddle
i With manual gearshifting M selected, the
Downshifting
G Warning!
On slippery road surfaces, never down
shift in order to obtain braking action.
This could result in drive wheel slip and
reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s
ABS will not prevent this type of loss of
control.
> Briefly pull the gear selector lever back
ward in the direction (컄 page 128).
or
> Pull left shift paddle 1 (컄 page 133)
towards you.
The transmission shifts to the next lower
gear.
transmission shifts up only to prevent engine
overreving.
1 Model passion only.
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Transmission
Kickdown
You can use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
> Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
Depending on the engine speed the
transmission shifts into a lower gear.
> When you have reached the desired speed,
briefly push the gear selector lever for
ward in the + direction (컄 page 128).
or
> Pull right shift paddle 3 (컄 page 133)
towards you.
The transmission shifts to the next higher
gear.
Deactivating manual gearshifting
> Move the gear selector lever to drive
position D (컄 page 128).
Systemcontrolled automatic gearshifting
is switched on again.
134 >> Controls.
Emergency operation (limphome
mode)
In this mode only a certain gear or a certain
gear combination can be selected. This mode
is triggered in case of transmission malfunc
tions and enables you driving to the nearest
workshop such as a smart center.
If vehicle acceleration becomes less respon
sive or sluggish or the transmission no longer
shifts, the transmission is most likely operat
ing in limphome (emergency operation)
mode. The transmission position indicator
flashes and the ¬ symbol appears in the mul
tifunction display (컄 page 136).
Driving in limphome mode:
> Move the gear selector lever to drive
position D (컄 page 128).
> Continue to drive.
> Have the transmission checked at an autho
rized smart center as soon as possible.
i It is possible that a gear combination in
cluding the reverse gear can not be selected.
Keep in mind when parking, that reversing the
vehicle might be impossible.
In case of a minor transmission malfunction, it
might be possible to teachin the transmis
sion in order to restore the normal transmis
sion mode.
i If the attempt to teachin the transmission
fails, you cannot continue to drive. Therefore
we strongly recommend that you have the
transmission taughtin at a qualified work
shop or at an authorized smart center.
Teachingin the transmission system:
> Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
> Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
> Turn off the engine.
> Wait at least 30 seconds before restarting.
Transmission
> Press the brake pedal.
> Restart the engine
• Three bars instead of  appear in the
multifunction display(컄 page 236).
> Wait at least 30 seconds.
• The transmission is taught in.
When teachingin was successful:
• appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 136) again.
• Normal transmission operating is re
stored.
> Continue to drive.
After an unsuccessful techin
• Three bars instead of  appear in the
multifunction display.
> Do not continue to drive.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
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Instrument cluster
Multifunction display
The following displays and indicators appear
in the multifunction display:
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1 Status indicator with:
• Trip odometer display
• Maintenance service interval display
• Reserve fuel display
2 Main odometer display or when active
distance to next maintenance service
3 Transmission position indicator
4 Digital clock
5 Outside temperature display
6 Fuel level display
136 >> Controls.
G Warning!
No messages will be displayed if either
the instrument cluster or the multifunc
tion display is inoperative.
As a result, you will not be able to see
information about your driving condi
tions, such as speed, outside tempera
ture, or warning/indicator lamps. Driving
characteristics may be impaired.
If you must continue to drive, please do
so with added caution. Visit an authorized
smart center as soon as possible.
Multifunction display illumination
The multifunction display illumination comes
on when the starter switch is in position 1.
It goes out after approximately 30 seconds
when the starter switch is in position 0.
For adjusting the multifunction display
illumination, see "Adjusting instrument clus
ter illumination“ (컄 page 141).
Fuel level display/reserve fuel indicator
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Fuel level display
The fuel level display shows the tank's fuel
level with the aid of eight segments. The num
ber of dark segments indicates the fuel level
in the tank.
If all eight segments are dark, the tank is full.
Instrument cluster
Reserve fuel indicator
You are driving on reserve fuel if there are no
more than 1.0 US gal (3.78 l) of fuel in the
tank.
If this occurs,
• the fuel pump symbol in the fuel level
display flashes
• the reserve fuel indicator shows the fuel
level in the tank at exactly 0.1 US gal (0.5 l)
Transmission position indicator
The following information is displayed in the
transmission position indicator:
• Current gear selector lever position
• Current engaged gear (when manual
gearshifting selected)
i A flashing in the display indicates that
the gear selector lever is in position R but the
reverse gear is not engaged. Stop the vehicle
to let the reverse gear engage.
When manual gearshifting is selected:
Display
Function

Gear selector lever in park
position P

Gear selector lever in
position R (Reverse gear
engaged)

Gear selector lever in neutral
position N

Gear selector lever in drive
position D
Display
Function

First gear engaged

Second gear engaged

Third gear engaged

Fourth gear engaged

Fifth gear engaged
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137
Instrument cluster
Selecting display for status
indicator
You can select the information to be displayed
in the status indicator:
• Trip odometer display (컄 page 139)
• Maintenance service interval display
(컄 page 139)
• Reserve fuel indicator (컄 page 140)
Digital clock
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> Setting the time in 10 minute increments:
Press left button 1 or right button 2
(컄 page 138) for longer than five seconds.
The time is set in 10 minute increments.
> Activating time setting: Press right
button 2 (컄 page 138) for approximately
five seconds.
The colon in the digital clock starts
flashing.
1 Selecting display for status indicator/
setting the clock/activating maintenance
service interval display
2 Setting the clock/adjusting instrument
cluster illumination
138 >> Controls.
> Setting the time quickly: Press left
button 1 or right button 2 (컄 page 138)
for longer than one second.
The setting speed accelerates.
> Setting the time in 1 minute increments:
Press left button 1 or right button 2
(컄 page 138) repeatedly until the desired
time is set.
> Confirm time setting: Refrain from pressing
either left button 1 or right button 2
(컄 page 138) for more than five seconds.
The colon in the digital clock stops flashing.
The time is set.
i The digital clock in the multifunction
display is not synchronized with the cockpit
clock*.
Instrument cluster
Trip odometer display
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> Selecting trip odometer display: Press left
button 1 (컄 page 138) repeatedly until the
trip odometer display appears in the status
indicator.
> Resetting trip odometer display: Press and
hold left button 1 (컄 page 138) until the
value is set to .
Maintenance service interval display
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The maintenance service interval display will
notify you approximately one month before
the next maintenance service is due.
The maintenance service interval display also
shows the type of maintenance service that is
due.
After starting the engine, the maintenance
service interval display shows this informa
tion in miles (km) or in days for approximately
ten seconds.
> Start the engine.
> Selecting maintenance service interval
display: Press left button 1 (컄 page 138)
repeatedly until the maintenance service
interval display appears in the status
indicator.
Depending on the type of maintenance
service that is due, symbol ¬ or } is dis
played.
> Clearing maintenance service interval
display: Press the left button on the
instrument cluster (컄 page 138).
The maintenance service interval display is
cleared.
> Activating maintenance service interval
display: Press the left button on the instru
ment cluster (컄 page 138) twice in quick
succession.
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139
Instrument cluster
Reserve fuel indicator
> Selecting reserve fuel indicator: Press left
button 1 (컄 page 138) repeatedly until the
reserve fuel indicator appears in the status
indicator.
Auxiliary instruments*
tachometer.
This could cause the tachometer to be torn
from its mountings and damage it.
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Cockpit clock*
The cockpit clock can be turned by
approximately 90°.
The cockpit clock illumination comes on when
you turn the key in starter switch to position 1
and the parking lamps are switched on.
i The reserve fuel indicator is only
displayed when driving on reserve fuel.
For more information on the reserve fuel indi
cator, see "Fuel level display/reserve fuel in
dicator" (컄 page 136).
1 Tachometer
2 Cockpit clock
Tachometer*
The tachometer can be turned by
approximately 90°.
The tachometer illumination comes on when
you turn the key in the starter switch in
position 1.
The tachometer displays the engine speed in
units of 1000 rpm.
140 >> Controls.
! Do not hang any objects on the
Instrument cluster
The buttons for setting the time are on the top
of the cockpit clock.
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> Setting the time forward in 1 minute
increments: Press button 1 repeatedly
until the desired time is set.
> Setting the time forward quickly: Press
button 1 for longer than two seconds.
The setting speed accelerates.
> Setting the time back in 1 minute
increments: Press button 2 repeatedly
until the desired time is set.
1 Setting the time forward
2 Setting the time back
> Setting the time back quickly: Press
button 2 for longer than two seconds.
The setting speed accelerates.
! Do not hang any objects on the cockpit
clock.
This could cause the cockpit clock to be torn
from its mounting and damage it.
Adjusting instrument cluster
illumination
You can adjust the illumination of the
switches, the dials in the instrument cluster,
the radio*, the climate control* panel and the
auxiliary instruments*.
Five settings are possible.
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Switch on the parking lamps.
> To brighten or dim illumination: Press right
button 2 (컄 page 138) repeatedly until the
desired setting is reached.
The current setting is stored.
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Audio system*
G Warning!
G Warning!
G Warning
In order to avoid distraction which could
lead to an accident, the driver should
enter system settings with the vehicle at
a standstill and operate the system only
when road and traffic conditions permit.
Always pay full attention to traffic condi
tions first before operating system con
trols while driving.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just
30 mph (approximately 50 km/h), your
vehicle is covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
Always select a volume that allows you to
still hear ambient sound in your immedi
ate vicinity (e.g.horns, emergency res
cue vehicles, police vehicles, etc.). You
could otherwise cause an accident.
If you wish to have a radio other than an
original smart radio fitted in your vehi
cle, please always have the necessary
work performed at an authorized smart
center.
This is particularly important if your ve
hicle is fitted with a radio preinstallation.
Improper connection can result in the
failure of important vehicle functions,
thereby endangering the operating
safety of your vehicle and thus your own
safety and that of other people.
142 >> Controls.
Audio system*
The following pages contain a brief descrip
tion of the audio systems available for the
coupé and cabrio.
The devices are described with their full
complement of equipment, including radio
mode and CD changer* mode. The description
for your individual equipment specification
applies.
Please refer to the separate operating
instructions for detailed functions.
smart radio 9*
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The smart radio 9 system contains the
following functions:
• Radio (FM/AM)
• CD player
• RDS (Radio Data System)
• AUXsocket (컄 page 144)
! Please be sure to read the operating in
structions for the smart radio 9 before using
the unit. Familiarize yourself with the various
functions of the unit so that you are able to
operate it easily, reliably and correctly at any
time.
1
2
3
4
5
6
On/off switch
Random button
Station buttons
Display
CD eject button
Control panel for selecting functions for
radio, CD, AUX
7 Control panels for selecting functions for
tone settings, menu, TA (Traffic An
nouncements), frequency band
8 Volume
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Audio system*
smart radio 10*
smart sound package*
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The smart radio 10 system contains the
following functions:
• Radio (FM/AM)
• MP3 player
• CD changer
• RDS (Radio Data System)
• AUXsocket (컄 page 144)
! Please be sure to read the operating in
structions for the smart radio 10 before using
the unit. Familiarize yourself with the various
functions of the unit so that you are able to
operate it easily, reliably and correctly at any
time.
1
2
3
4
5
6
The smart sound package supplements the
existing speakers with additional speakers
(including active subwoofer).
You can connect mobile audio devices such as
an MP3 player via smart MP3 interface*
(AUXsocket*) using a commercially available
3.5 mm socket plug.
The AUXsocket is located in the glove box on
the passenger side.
On/off switch
CD load button
Station buttons
Display
CD eject button
Control panel for selecting functions for
radio, radio CD, CD changer, MP3
7 Control panels for selecting functions for
tone settings, menu, TA (Traffic An
nouncements), frequency band
8 Volume
1 AUXsocket
144 >> Controls.
Air vents
Overview
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1 Left side defroster air vent, fixed
2 Left side air vent, adjustable
3 Left center air vent, adjustable
4 Control panel
5 Right center air vent, adjustable
6 Right side air vent, adjustable
7 Right side defroster air vent, fixed
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Air vents
G Warning!
When operating the
• heating
• climate control*
the air that enters the passenger com
partment through the air vents can be
very hot or very cold (depending on the
set temperature). This may cause burns
or frostbite on unprotected skin in the
immediate area of the air vents. Always
keep sufficient distance between unpro
tected parts of the body and the air
vents. If necessary, use the air distribu
tion control to direct the air to air vents
in the vehicle interior that are not in the
immediate area of unprotected skin.
146 >> Controls.
To make sure that the
• heating
• climate control*
works properly, please observe the following:
• Keep the air intake grill free from deposits,
e.g. ice or snow, to ensure that fresh air can
flow freely into the vehicle interior.
• Do not obstruct air vents or ventilation
grilles in the vehicle interior.
Opening and closing air vents
> Opening: Turn slider 2, 3, 5, or 6
inwards towards the center console.
> Closing: Turn slider 2, 3, 5, or 6 fully
outwards towards the side window.
Adjusting air vents
> Turn slider 2, 3, 5, or 6 to the left,
right, up, or down.
i For draftfree ventilation, move the
sliders for the center air vents and side air
vents to the middle position.
Heating
Control panel
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1 Air volume control
2 Rear window defroster switch
(컄 page 154)
3 Air distribution control
4 Temperature control
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Heating
G Warning!
Follow the recommended settings for
heating and cooling given on the following
pages. Otherwise the windows could fog
up, impairing visibility and endangering
you and others.
Switching heating on/off
> Switching on: Make sure that the key in the
starter switch is turned to position 1.
> Push temperature control 4 up.
> Switching off: Push temperature control 4
fully down.
148 >> Controls.
Setting the temperature
i You should raise or lower the temperature
Adjusting air distribution
setting in small increments.
You can adjust the air distribution using air
distribution control 3.
> Increasing or decreasing: Push tempera
ture control 4 up or down.
The following symbols are found on the air
distribution control:
Rapid cooling
> Push air volume control 1 fully up.
> Turn air distribution control 3 to
position a.
> Push temperature control 4 fully down.
> Adjust the air vents as desired.
Rapid heating
> Push air volume control 1 to level 3.
> Turn air distribution control 3 to a posi
tion between P and Y.
> Push temperature control 4 fully up.
> Adjust the air vents towards the occupants.
Symbol
Function
P
Directs air to the windshield
and side windows
Y
Directs air to the footwells and
air distribution is reduced at
the center and side air vents
a
Directs air through the center
and side air vents
Heating
> Turn air distribution control 3 to the
desired symbol.
The air distribution is controlled depending
on the position of the air distribution con
trol.
i You can also turn the air distribution
control to a position between two symbols.
Adjusting air volume
You can adjust the air volume using air volume
control 1. Five blower speeds are available.
The air volume is controlled depending on the
blower speed selected.
0 Off
1 Slow
2 Medium
3 High/defrosting
4 Maximum
> Increasing or decreasing: Push air volume
control 1 up or down.
Defrosting
G Warning!
Never drive with iced up or fogged
windows. Visibility will be significantly
impaired. Impaired visibility could en
danger yourself and others. This may
prevent you from observing the traffic
conditions, thereby causing an accident.
The best defrosting of windows is achieved if
the ice is completely removed from the win
dows manually with an ice scraper before
starting the engine.
> Switching on: Push air volume control 1 to
level 3.
> Turn air distribution control 3 to
position P.
> Push temperature control 4 fully up.
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Air conditioning with climate control*
Control panel
1 Air volume control, blower
2 Air conditioning on/off
3 Rear window defroster switch
(컄 page 154)
4 Air recirculation switch
5 Air distribution control
6 Temperature control
150 >> Controls.
Air conditioning with climate control*
G Warning!
Follow the recommended settings for
heating and cooling given on the following
pages. Otherwise the windows could fog
up, impairing visibility and endangering
you and others.
The air conditioning improves the level of
comfort when driving at high outside
temperatures by cooling and dehumidifying
the air.
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants, are
filtered out by an integrated particle filter
before outside air enters the passenger com
partment through the air distribution system.
It also operates when the air conditioning is
switched off and you have switched on the
blower.
The air conditioning only works when the
engine is running and the blower is switched
on. Maximum effectiveness is achieved if you
drive with the windows closed.
i In warmer weather, ventilate the passen
ger compartment for a short period of time
before utilizing the air conditioning.
Switching air conditioning on/off
> Make sure that the engine is running.
> Switching on: Push air volume control 1 to
level 1 or higher.
> Press switch 2.
The air conditioning is switched on.
The indicator lamp on the switch comes on.
> Switching off: Press switch 2 once more.
The air conditioning is switched off.
The indicator lamp on the switch goes out.
i The stored status is restored, if you switch
on the ignition again.
i The air condition will be suspended tem
porarily:
• if the engine speed is too low
• when driving off
The air condition is switched off:
• at a coolant temperature of more
than 239°F (115°C)
• at outside temperatures below 38°F (3°C)
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Air conditioning with climate control*
Setting the temperature
i You should raise or lower the temperature
setting in small increments, preferably
starting at 70°F (21°C).
> Increasing or decreasing: Push tempera
ture control 6 up or down.
The selected temperature is set.
i To achieve a lower temperature setting
Adjusting air distribution
You can adjust the air distribution using air
distribution control 5.
The following symbols are found on the air
distribution control:
i You can also turn the air distribution
control to a position between two symbols.
Symbol
Function
P
Directs air to the windshield
and side windows
Y
Directs air to the footwells and
air distribution is reduced at
the center and side air vents
a
Directs air through the center
and side air vents
more quickly, activate the air recirculation
mode (컄 page 153).
152 >> Controls.
> Turn air distribution control 5 to the
desired symbol.
The air distribution is controlled depending
on the position of the air distribution con
trol.
! Do not turn the air distribution control
permanently to position P. The air condi
tion switches on independently of other set
tings. The indicator lamp on switch 2 then
does not come on.
The vehicle’s fuel consumption increases and
the driving performance may be influenced.
Air conditioning with climate control*
Adjusting air volume
You can adjust the air volume using air volume
control 1. Five blower speeds are available.
The air volume is controlled depending on the
blower speed selected.
0 Off
1 Slow
2 Medium
3 High/defrosting
4 Maximum
> Increasing or decreasing: Push air volume
control 1 up or down.
G Warning!
When the recirculation mode is switched
on, windows can fog on the inside immedi
ately. Fogged windows impair visibility,
endangering you and others. If the win
dows begin to fog on the inside, switching
off the air recirculation mode immediate
ly should clear interior window fogging. If
interior window fogging persists, make
sure the air conditioning is switched on,
turn the air distribution control to
position P (컄 page 150) and increase
air volume 1.
Air recirculation mode
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside (e.g. before driving through
a tunnel). This setting cuts off the intake of
outside air and recirculates the air in the
passenger compartment.
> Switching on: Press switch 4.
The indicator lamp on the switch comes on.
> Switching off: Press switch 4 once more.
The indicator lamp on the switch goes out.
Defrosting
G Warning!
Never drive with iced up or fogged
windows. Visibility will be significantly
impaired. Impaired visibility could en
danger yourself and others. This may
prevent you from observing the traffic
conditions, thereby causing an accident
The best defrosting of windows is achieved if
the ice is completely removed from the win
dows manually with an ice scraper before
starting the engine.
> Switching on: Push air volume control 1 to
level 3.
> Turn air distribution control 5 to
position P.
> Push temperature control 6 fully up.
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Rear window defroster
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
The rear window defroster serves to deice
the rear window quickly and clear the view if
the rear window is fogged.
The rear window defroster uses a large
amount of power. To keep battery drain to a
minimum, switch off the defroster as soon as
the rear window is clear. The defroster is
automatically deactivated after approximately
10 minutes of operation.
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> Switching off: Press button 1 once more.
The indicator lamp on the switch goes out.
1 Rear window defroster switch
154 >> Controls.
> Switching on: Press button 1.
The indicator lamp on the switch comes on.
Loading and storing
Cup holder
G Warning!
In order to help prevent spilling liquids
on vehicle occupants and/or vehicle
equipment, only use containers that fit
into the cup holder. Use lids on open
containers and do not fill containers to a
height where the contents, especially hot
liquids, could spill during braking, vehi
cle maneuvers, or an accident. Liquids
spilled on vehicle occupants may cause
serious personal injury. Liquids spilled
on vehicle equipment may cause damage
not covered by the smart Limited
Warranty.
Keep in mind that objects placed in a cup
holder may come loose during braking,
vehicle maneuvers, or an accident and be
thrown around in the vehicle interior.
Objects thrown around in the vehicle in
terior may cause an accident and/or se
rious personal injury.
The cup holder is located in front of the lower
center console.
You can store two cups, drink bottles or bev
erage cans of different diameters in the cup
holder.
The cup holder insert 1 can be removed in
order to store two cups, drink bottles or bev
erage cans of the same diameter.
The cup holder can be used to safely store
sealed drink bottles, containers with a lid, or
beverage cans.
! Do not use the cup holder as an ashtray.
Otherwise it could be damaged.
1 Cup holder insert
i Clean the cup holder with a damp cloth.
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Loading and storing
Cargo compartment1 cover blind
with parcel net bag
G Warning!
The cargo compartment cover blind is not
intended to secure heavy objects in the
event of an accident. For this reason,
heavy objects must be tied down.
Vehicle occupants could be injured by
objects being thrown around in the
vehicle in the event of:
• sharp braking,
• a change of direction,
• an accident.
1 Model passion Canada only.
156 >> Controls.
G Warning!
G Warning!
Do not place any objects on the mounted
cargo compartment cover blind. Vehicle
occupants could be injured by objects
being thrown around in the vehicle in the
event of:
• sharp braking,
• a change of direction,
• an accident.
Only place light loads in the parcel net
bag. Do not transport heavy, sharp
edged or fragile objects in the parcel net
bag. The parcel net bag cannot suffi
ciently secure loads in an accident.
Vehicle occupants could be injured by
objects being thrown around in the
vehicle in the event of:
• sharp braking,
• a change of direction,
• an accident.
Observe the loading guidelines.
Loading and storing
The cargo compartment cover blind
• serves to protect objects that are stored in
the vehicle's cargo compartment from
prying eyes.
• prevents smaller objects from penetrating
into the passenger compartment from the
cargo compartment; however, it is not in
tended to act as a load restraining device.
The parcel net bag
• is for storing small, lightweight objects.
• prevents small objects from sliding around
inside the passenger compartment.
! If objects are placed on the cargo
compartment cover blind when mounted, the
cover may be damaged.
Fitting
If you wish to use the cargo compartment
cover blind as normal, assemble it in
mounts 2. If you do not need the cargo
compartment cover blind, insert in mounts 3.
> Open the tailgate.
> Secure cargo compartment cover blind 1
at the front of the cargo compartment with
the parcel net bag.
> Insert cargo compartment cover blind 1
on the righthand side in top mounting 2
or in bottom mounting 3.
1 Cargo compartment cover blind
2 Top mounting
3 Bottom mounting
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Loading and storing
Controls
1
2
3
4
Cargo compartment cover blind
Top left mounting
Bottom left mounting
Handle
> Push handle 4 to the right in the direction
of the arrow.
> Insert cargo compartment cover blind 1 in
mounting 2 or 3 in the lefthand side
paneling and release handle 4.
> Cargo compartment cover blind 1
engages.
158 >> Controls.
1 Parcel net bag
> Pull parcel net bag 1 down slightly and
secure with the hook and loop fastener.
> Remove in reverse order.
1 Cargo compartment cover blind
2 Rear mountings
> Closing: Take hold of cargo compartment
cover blind 1 in the middle and pull back
wards.
> Insert cargo compartment cover blind 1 in
the rear right and left mountings 2 and let
go.
Loading and storing
> Opening: Take hold of cargo compartment
cover blind 1 in the middle, pull
backwards, and remove from rear
mountings 2.
> Guide cargo compartment cover blind 1
into position.
Coat hooks
The coat hooks are located at the rear roof
rail on the driver’s and passenger side.
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1 Coat hook
Storage compartments
An overview of the storage compartments can
be found on (컄 page 40).
G Warning!
To help avoid personal injury during a
collision or sudden maneuver, exercise
care when storing objects in the vehicle.
Put luggage or cargo in the cargo com
partment if possible. Do not pile luggage
or cargo higher than the seat backrests.
Keep compartment lids closed. This will
help to prevent stored objects from
being thrown about and injuring vehicle
occupants during
• braking
• vehicle maneuvers
• an accident
Do not store objects under the driver’s
seat. Objects stored under the driver’s
seat can slide forward into driver’s foot
well during braking and get caught be
tween or beneath the pedals. This could
restrict your ability to brake or acceler
ate and could lead to accidents and inju
ry.
Coin holder
The coin holder is located in front of the gear
selector lever.
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coupé illustrated as example
1 Coin holder
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Loading and storing
Door pockets
The door pockets are located in the driver’s
and passenger door.
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1 Door pocket
160 >> Controls.
Storage trays next to the steering wheel
The storage trays are located to the left and
right of the steering wheel.
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1 Storage trays
Glove box
The glove box is located in front of the
passenger seat.
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1 Glove box lock
2 Glove box lid release
Loading and storing
> Opening: Pull on glove box lid release 2
and fold down the glove box lid.
Storage compartment in the tailgate1
You can store small objects in the storage
compartment in the tailgate.
> Closing: Lift up the glove box lid with a bit
of force until it engages.
> Locking: Insert the key into glove box
lock 1 and turn counterclockwise.
> Unlocking: Insert the key into glove box
lock 1 and turn clockwise.
1 Handle
> Open the tailgates.
> Pull handle 1 on the inside of the tailgate
backward.
> Lift up the storage compartment cover.
Loading instructions
G Warning!
Transport heavy or hard objects in the
cargo compartment, not in the passenger
compartment.
Always fasten items being carried as
securely as possible using fastening ma
terials appropriate for the weight and
size of the load.
In an accident, during hard braking or
sudden maneuvers, loose items may be
thrown around inside the vehicle, causing
injury to vehicle occupants.
1 coupé only.
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Loading and storing
G Warning!
G Warning!
G Warning!
To help avoid personal injury during a
collision or sudden maneuver, exercise
care when storing objects in the vehicle.
Put luggage or cargo in the cargo com
partment if possible. Do not pile luggage
or cargo higher than the seat backrests.
Keep compartment lids closed. This will
help to prevent stored objects from
being thrown about and injuring vehicle
occupants during
• braking
• vehicle maneuvers
• an accident
No racks or loads may be secured to the
roof of the vehicle, as:
• the panorama roof* may be damaged,
thus injuring persons.
• this can have a substantial adverse
effect on the driving dynamics of the
vehicle, thus causing accidents.
• the rack and/or the load could detach
and through this cause an accident or
other people could be injured by the
load and/or rack that has fallen off.
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the
engine is running and while driving.
Among other dangers, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle
interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
162 >> Controls.
Loading and storing
G Warning!
Do not store any flammable substances
inside the vehicle that could ignite and
start a fire.
G Warning!
The manufacturer has not approved your
vehicle for towing a trailer. A trailer can
permanently impair driving safety.
The gross vehicle weight which is the weight
of the vehicle including fuel, tools, installed
accessories, passengers, and luggage/cargo
must never exceed the load limit and the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for your
vehicle as specified on the placard located on
the driver’s door Bpillar (컄 page 293). In
addition, the load must be distributed in such
a way so that the weight on each axle never
exceeds the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
for the front and rear axle. The GVWR and
GAWR for your vehicle are indicated on the
certification label which can be found on the
driver’s door Bpillar (컄 page 293).
For more information, see "Tire and Loading
Information" (컄 page 185).
The handling characteristics of a fully loaded
vehicle depend greatly on the load distribu
tion. It is therefore recommended to load the
vehicle with the heaviest items being placed
towards the front of the vehicle.
Please pay attention to and comply with the
following instructions when loading the
vehicle and transporting cargo:
• Always place items being carried against
seat backrests, and fasten them as securely
as possible.
• The heaviest portion of the cargo should
always be kept as low as possible against
seat backrests.
• Do not stack loads higher than the top edge
of the head restraints.
• Make sure that no luggage/cargo items can
get above or next to the driver’s and/or
passenger seat into the passenger com
partment.
• Make sure that luggage/cargo is properly
secured.
• Always use, if so equipped, cargo net* when
transporting cargo.
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Useful features
Sun visors
Sun screen*1
Auxiliary power outlet
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
The sun screen provides protection from sun
rays and from heat generated by the
panorama roof*.
The sun screen can be adjusted to any desired
position.
The auxiliary power outlet supplies power to
the following electrical accessories when the
starter switch is in position 1:
• The cigarette lighter*, available in con
junction with the ashtray*,
• The electric air pump, available in conjunc
tion with the tire repair kit*,
• Other consumers which operate up to a
maximum of 60W.
,
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! The auxiliary power outlet can accommo
1 Sun visor
2 Mounting
Glare through the windshield
> Swing sun visor 1 down.
Glare through a side window
> Swing sun visor 1 down.
> Disengage sun visor 1 from mounting 2.
> Pivot sun visor 1 to the side.
1 Sun screen
> Opening or closing: Move sun screen 1
forward or backward at the handle.
1 coupé only.
164 >> Controls.
date 12V DC electrical accessories designed
for use with the standard “cigarette lighter”
plug type.
Keep in mind, however, that connecting
accessories to the auxiliary power outlet (for
example extensive connecting and discon
necting, or using plugs that do not fit proper
ly) can damage the auxiliary power outlet. With
the auxiliary power outlet damaged, the ciga
rette lighter* may no longer be able to be
placed in the heating (pushedin) position, or
may pop out before it is hot enough.
Useful features
The auxiliary power outlet is located in the
lower center console.
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Please note that:
• if using the auxiliary power outlet the max
imum current drawn does not exceed 5 A,
• the electric air pump can be connected to
the auxiliary power outlet for the time it
takes to inflate the tire without any prob
lem,
• the vehicle battery will discharge when
current is drawn.
> Mounting: Position wheel trim cap aperture
1 so the valve 2 fits through.
> Push the wheel trim cap evenly onto the
wheel rim with both hands.
> Check that the wheel trim cap is fixed se
curely to the wheel rim.
> Removing: Carefully remove the wheel trim
cap from the wheel rim with both hands.
Wheel trim cap*
1 Auxiliary power outlet
> Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 (컄 page 91).
! Please observe the safety instructions
given in the respective operating instruc
tions.
1 Wheel trim cap aperture
2 Valve
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>> Operation
The first 1 000 miles (1500 km) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
At the gas station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires and wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
168
169
171
176
182
208
211
223
224
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
In the Operation section you will find detailed
information on operating, maintaining and
caring for your vehicle.
The more cautiously you treat your vehicle
during the breakin period, the more satis
fied you will be with its performance later on.
• Drive your vehicle during the first
1000 miles (1 500 km) at varying but
moderate vehicle and engine speeds.
• During this period, avoid heavy loads (full
throttle driving) and excessive engine
speeds (no more than 2/3 of maximum rpm in
each gear).
• Shift gears in a timely manner.
• Do not attempt to slow the vehicle down by
shifting to a lower gear.
• Avoid accelerating by kickdown.
After 1 000 miles (1500 km), you may gradually
increase vehicle and engine speeds to the
permissible maximum.
168 >> Operation
All of the above instructions also apply when
driving the first 1000 miles (1500 km) after
the engine has been replaced.
i Always obey applicable speed limits.
At the gas station
Refueling
G Warning!
Gasoline is highly flammable and poison
ous. It burns violently and can cause
serious personal injury.
Never allow sparks, flame or smoking
materials near gasoline!
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Never allow fire, sparks, flame, or com
bustible materials near gasoline!
Direct skin contact with gasoline and the
inhalation of gasoline vapors are damag
ing to your health.
! Do not put diesel in vehicles with gasoline
engines. Do not mix gasoline with diesel. Even
small quantities of diesel will damage the in
jection system. Damage caused by adding die
sel will not be covered by the smart Limited
Warranty.
If diesel has mixed with gasoline, do not start
the engine. Otherwise the catalytic converter
will be irreparably damaged.
Contact an authorized smart center or Road
side Assistance immediately and have the ve
hicle towed.
! Damage resulting from mixing gasoline
with diesel fuel is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
The fuel filler flap is located on the passenger
side towards the rear.
Locking/unlocking the vehicle with the key
automatically locks/unlocks the fuel filler flap.
i In case the central locking system does
not release the fuel filler flap, or the opening
mechanisms is clamping, contact Roadside As
sistance or an authorized smart center.
1 Opening the fuel filler flap
2 Tether
3 Fuel type label
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At the gas station
> Turn off the engine.
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
> Open the fuel filler flap by pulling at the
point indicated by arrow 1.
> Turn the fuel filler cap counterclockwise
and hold on to it until possible pressure is
released.
> Take off the fuel filler cap.
! The fuel filler cap is tethered to the fuel
filler flap. Do not drop the fuel filler cap. It
could damage the vehicle paint finish.
> To prevent gasoline vapors from escaping
into open air, fully insert filler nozzle unit.
> Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle unit
cuts out do not top off or overfill.
G Warning!
Overfilling of the fuel tank may create
pressure in the system which could cause
a gas discharge. This could cause the gas
to spray back out when removing the fuel
pump nozzle, which could cause personal
injury.
> Replace the fuel filler cap.
> Turn the fuel filler cap clockwise until the
handle grip overturns.
i Make sure to close the fuel filler flap be
fore locking the vehicle as the fuel filler flap
locking pin prevents closing after you have
locked the vehicle.
> Close the fuel filler flap.
You should hear the latch close shut.
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i Only use premium unleaded gasoline with a
minimum Posted Octane Rating of 91 (average
of 96 RON/86 MON). Information on gasoline
quality can normally be found on the fuel
pump. Please contact gas station personnel in
case labels on the pump cannot be found.
For more information on gasoline, see
"Premium unleaded gasoline" (컄 page 306),
see "Fuel requirements" (컄 page 306), and
the, or contact an authorized smart center.
Engine compartment
Engine compartment cover
G Warning!
High outside temperature, stopandgo
traffic, driving on long uphill grades or
driving at high engine speed may in
crease the temperature in the engine
compartment. Therefore, the engine
compartment cover and parts in the area
around the engine compartment cover
may be hot. Parts of the engine can be
come very hot. To prevent burns, let the
engine cool off completely before touch
ing the engine compartment cover, parts
in the area around the engine compart
ment cover, and parts of the engine.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake.
> Open the tailgate.
G Warning!
Exercise extreme caution if you see
flames or smoke coming from the engine
compartment. Move away from the vehicle
and call the fire department.
If the coolant temperature warning lamp
indicates that the engine is overheated,
do not attempt to open the engine com
partment cover. Move away from the ve
hicle and wait until the engine has cooled
before opening the engine compartment.
1
2
3
4
5
Cargo compartment floor
Fastening screw
Engine compartment cover
Hook
Top mounting of cargo compartment cover
blind
G Warning!
To help prevent personal injury, stay
clear of moving parts when the engine
compartment cover is open and the
engine is running.
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Engine compartment
G Warning!
The engine is equipped with a transistor
ized ignition system that utilizes high
voltage. Don not touch any components
(ignition coils, spark plug sockets, diag
nostic socket) of the ignition system
• while the engine is running
• while starting the engine
• if ignition is "on" and the engine is
turned manually
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> Opening: Grasp the strap on cargo com
partment floor 1.
> Lift cargo compartment floor 1 with the
strap.
> Engage hook 4 into top mounting of cargo
compartment cover blind 5.
> Remove fastening screw 2.
> Remove engine compartment cover 3.
> Closing: Slide engine compartment cover 3
forward into the tabs provided.
> Tighten fastening screw 2.
> Disengage hook 4 from top mounting 5.
> Fold cargo compartment floor 1 back
down.
> Push the right hand and left hand cargo
compartment floor edges under the edges
of the side panels.
> Close the tailgate.
Engine oil
The amount of oil your engine needs will de
pend on a number of factors, including driving
style. Increased oil consumption can occur
when
• the vehicle is new
• the vehicle is driven at higher engine
speeds frequently
Engine oil consumption checks should only be
made after the vehicle breakin period.
! Do not use any special lubricant additives,
as these may increase wear and damage the
drive assemblies. Using special additives not
approved by smart may cause damage not
covered by the smart Limited Warranty.
More information on this subject is available
at any smart center.
Engine compartment
Checking engine oil level
! Check the engine oil level at regular
The oil dipstick is located in the engine
compartment on the passenger side.
intervals.
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When checking the engine oil level
• the vehicle must be parked on level ground
• the vehicle must have been stationary for at
least five minutes with the engine turned off
>
>
>
>
Turn off the engine.
Set the parking brake.
Open the tailgate.
Open the engine compartment cover
(컄 page 172).
1 Oil dipstick
2 Upper mark
3 Lower mark
> Pull out oil dipstick 1.
> Wipe oil dipstick 1 clean with a clean cloth.
> Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the dipstick
guide tube.
> Pull out oil dipstick 1 again after approxi
mately one minute to obtain accurate read
ing.
The oil level is correct when it is between
lower mark 3 (minimum) and upper mark 2
(maximum) on both sides of oil dipstick 1.
> Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the dipstick
guide tube again.
> If necessary, add engine oil.
i The filling quantity between the upper and
lower marks on the oil dipstick is approxi
mately 1.1 US qt (1.0 l).
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Engine compartment
Adding engine oil
! Only use approved engine oils and oil fil
ters required for vehicles with Maintenance
System. For a listing of approved engine oils
and oil filters contact an authorized smart
center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of specifica
tion other than those expressly required for
the Maintenance System, or changing of oil
and oil filter at change intervals longer than
those called for by the Maintenance System
will result in engine or emission control sys
tem damage not covered by the smart Limited
Warranty.
G Warning!
When adding engine oil, always use a fun
nel to avoid spilling oil on any hot parts
such as the catalytic converter or ex
haust system.
If this should happen, however, the en
gine must be thoroughly cleaned before
you continue your trip. The engine oil
could otherwise ignite.
The filler cap is located in the engine
compartment on the passenger side.
P01.00285231
1 Filler cap
> Unscrew filler cap 1 from filler neck.
> Add engine oil as required.
Do not add more than 0.53 US qt (0.5 l)
engine oil at a time.
> Wait one minute until the engine oil has run
into the oil pan.
> Check the engine oil level once more.
> Add engine oil once more if necessary.
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Engine compartment
Be careful not to spill any oil when adding to
avoid environmental damage caused by oil
entering the ground and water.
! Excess engine oil must be siphoned or
drained off. It could cause damage to the
engine or emission control system not
covered by the smart Limited Warranty.
> Screw filler cap 1 back on filler neck.
> Close the engine compartment cover.
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Front compartment
Service flap
You can remove the service flap and hang it on
the front of the vehicle so that it does not get
damaged or dirty.
G Warning!
Always turn key in starter switch to
position 0 and remove the key from the
starter switch before opening the ser
vice flap.
If the windshield wipers should inadvert
ently be switched on, you could be seri
ously injured by the wiper washer drive,
which is located just below the service
flap.
G Warning!
Make sure that the service flap is locked
while driving. Otherwise, the service flap
could become detached and pose a haz
ard to you or others.
G Warning!
To help prevent personal injury, stay
clear of moving parts when the service
flap is open.
The radiator fan may continue to run for
approximately 30 seconds or may even
restart after the engine has been turned
off. Stay clear of fan blades.
! Check the fill levels at regular intervals.
! Carefully remove ice, snow, and any other
deposits from the air intake grilles above the
service flap to ensure air intake at all times.
176 >> Operation
> Park the vehicle on level ground.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake.
1 Lever
2 Service flap
> Removing: Fold both levers 1 outwards in
the direction of the arrows.
Service flap 2 is unlocked.
> Lift service flap 2 at the front.
> Remove service flap 2.
Front compartment
P88.40263431
P88.40263531
1 Opening above front bumper
2 Service flap
1 Opening in front of windshield
2 Service flap
1 Lever
2 Service flap
> Threading: Thread service flap 2 with the
hooks on the back into both openings 1
above the front bumper.
> Inserting: Insert service flap 2 into both
openings 1 in front of the windshield.
> Closing: Close service flap 2.
> Fold both levers 1 inwards in the direction
of the arrows.
Service flap 2 is locked.
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Front compartment
Coolant
G Warning!
• Using a rag, slowly open the cap ap
proximately 1/2 turn to relieve excess
pressure. If opened immediately,
scalding hot fluid and steam will be
blown out under pressure.
Checking coolant level
The coolant reservoir is located in the front
compartment on the driver’s side.
P20.30226531
In order to avoid potentially serious
burns:
• Use extreme caution when opening the
service flap if there are any signs of
steam or coolant leaking from the
cooling system, or if the coolant
temperature warning lamp D in the
instrument cluster indicates that the
coolant is overheated.
• Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if coolant temperature is
above 158°F (70°C). Allow engine to
cool down before removing cap. The
coolant reservoir contains hot fluid
and is under pressure.
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The engine coolant is a mixture of water and
anticorrosion/antifreeze.
To check the coolant level the vehicle must be
parked on level ground and the engine must
have cooled down. For more information, see
"Coolants" (컄 page 309).
1 Pressure cap
2 Marking bar
Front compartment
> Allow the radiator to cool down for at least
30 minutes.
> Using a rag, turn pressure cap 1 slowly
approximately one half turn counterclock
wise to release any excess pressure.
> Continue turning pressure cap 1 counter
clockwise and remove it.
The coolant level is correct if the level
• for cold coolant: reaches marking bar 2
visible through the filling opening
• for warm coolant: is approximately 0.6 in
(1.5 cm) higher
> If necessary, add coolant.
Windshield/rear window1 washer
system
Both the windshield and the rear window1
washer are supplied from the windshield
washer reservoir.
The recommended minimum filling level is
1.06 US qt (1.0 l).
The windshield washer reservoir is located in
the front compartment on the driver’s side.
P82.35248831
Adding coolant
> Add coolant as required. The coolant level
may not exceed the maximum filling level.
> Replace and tighten pressure cap 1.
G Warning!
Windshield washer concentrate is highly
flammable. Fire, naked flames and
smoking are prohibited when windshield
washer concentrate is being handled.
During all seasons,
• use a windshield washer concentrate la
beled for summer and water for tempera
tures above freezing point.
• use a windshield washer concentrate la
beled for winter and water for tempera
tures below freezing point.
1 Cap
1 coupé only.
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Front compartment
! Always use a windshield washer concen
trate labeled for winter where temperatures
may fall below freezing point. Failure to do so
could result in damage to the washer system/
reservoir.
> Premix the windshield washer fluid in a
suitable container.
Observe mixing ratios depending on the
outside temperature (컄 page 308).
> Use the tab to pull cap 1 upwards.
> Refill the windshield washer reservoir.
> Push cap 1 onto the windshield washer
reservoir.
Brake fluid
G Warning!
During vehicle operation, the boiling
point of the brake fluid is continuously
reduced through the absorption of
moisture from the atmosphere. Under
extremely strenuous operating condi
tions, this moisture content can lead to
the formation of bubbles in the system,
thus reducing the system’s efficiency.
Therefore, the brake fluid must be re
placed regularly. Refer to your vehicle’s
Maintenance Booklet for replacement
interval.
The brake fluid level in the brake fluid
reservoir may be too low if the brake warning
lamp in the instrument cluster comes on
(컄 page 34) although the parking brake is
released.
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! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
fluid reservoir has fallen to the minimum mark
or below, have the brake system checked for
brake pad thickness and leaks immediately.
Contact an authorized smart center immedi
ately. Do not add brake fluid as this will not
solve the problem.
The brake fluid reservoir is located in the
front compartment on the driver’s side.
P42.00213331
1 Cap
Front compartment
Checking brake fluid level
> Perform a visual check of the brake fluid
reservoir.
The brake fluid level is correct when it is
between the minimum mark and the maximum
mark.
• If the brake fluid level has fallen slightly
below the minimum mark, drive to an
authorized smart center.
• If the brake fluid level has fallen
significantly below the minimum mark, call
Roadside Assistance or an authorized
smart center.
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Tires and wheels
Contact an authorized smart center for infor
mation on tested and recommended rims and
tires for summer and winter operation. They
can also offer advice concerning tire service
and purchase.
G Warning!
Replace rims or tires with the same des
ignation, manufacturer and type as shown
on the original part. Contact an autho
rized smart center for further informa
tion. If incorrectly sized rims and tires
are mounted:
• The wheel brakes or suspension
components can be damaged.
• The operating clearance of the wheels
and the tires may no longer be correct.
182 >> Operation
G Warning!
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires
have sustained damage, replace them.
When replacing rims, only use genuine
smart wheel bolts specified for the
particular rim type. Failure to do so can
result in the bolts loosening and possibly
an accident.
Retreaded tires are not tested or recom
mended by smart, since previous damage
cannot always be recognized on retreads.
The operating safety of the vehicle can
not be assured when such tires are used.
Modifications to the brake system and wheels
and the use of spacer and brake dust rings
are not permissible.
Important guidelines
• Only use sets of tires and rims of the same
type and make.
• Tires must be of the correct size for the
rim.
• Break in new tires for approximately
60 miles (100 km) at moderate speeds.
• Regularly check the tires and rims for
damage. Dented or bent rims can cause tire
inflation pressure loss and damage to the
tire beads.
• If vehicle is heavily loaded, check tire infla
tion pressure and correct as required.
• Do not allow your tires to wear down too far.
Adhesion properties on wet roads are
sharply reduced at tread depths of less
than 1/8 in (3 mm).
Tires and wheels
Tire care and maintenance
G Warning!
Regularly check the tires for damage.
Damaged tires can cause tire inflation
pressure loss. As a result, you could lose
control of your vehicle.
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires
have sustained damage, replace them.
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month. For more information on
checking tire inflation pressure, see
"Recommended tire inflation pressure"
(컄 page 189).
Tire inspection
Every time you check the tire inflation pres
sure, you should also inspect your tires for
the following:
• excessive treadwear (컄 page 183)
• cord or fabric showing through the tire’s
rubber
• bumps, bulges, cuts, cracks or splits in the
tread or side of the tire
Replace the tire if you find any of the above
conditions.
Life of tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon
varying factors including but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire inflation pressure
• Distance driven
Tread depth
Do not allow your tires to wear down too far.
Adhesion properties on wet roads are sharply
reduced at tread depths of less than 1/8 in
(3 mm).
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six places
on the tread circumference and become visi
ble at a tread depth of approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), at which point the tire is considered
worn and should be replaced.
Recommended minimum tire tread depth:
Summer tires 1/8 in (3 mm)
Winter tires 1/6 in (4 mm)
G Warning!
Tires should be replaced after 6 years,
regardless of the remaining tread.
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Tires and wheels
G Warning!
Although the applicable federal motor
safety laws consider a tire to be worn
when the treadwear indicators (TWI) be
come visible at approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not
allow your tires to wear down to that
level. As tread depth approaches 1/8 in
(3 mm), the adhesion properties on a wet
road are sharply reduced.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction
varies widely.
Cleaning tires
! Never use a round nozzle to power wash
tires. The intense jet of water can result in
damage to the tire.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Direction of rotation
1 TWI (Tread Wear Indicator)
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Storing tires
! Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry place
with as little exposure to light as possible.
Protect tires from contact with oil, grease and
gasoline.
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Unidirectional tires offer added advantages,
such as better hydroplaning performance.
To benefit, however, you must make sure the
tires rotate in the direction specified.
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended direction of rotation (spinning) of
the tire.
Tires and wheels
Loading the vehicle
Two labels on your vehicle show how much
weight it may properly carry.
1) The Tire and Loading Information placard
can be found on the driver’s door Bpillar.
This placard tells you important informa
tion about the number of people that can
be in the vehicle and the total weight that
can be carried in the vehicle. It also con
tains information on the proper size and
recommended tire inflation pressures for
the original equipment tires on your vehi
cle.
2) The certification label, also found on the
driver’s door Bpillar, tells you about the
gross weight capacity of your vehicle,
called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of
the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo.
The certification label also tells you about
the front and rear axle weight capacity,
called the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR). The GAWR is the total allowable
weight that can be carried by a single axle
(front or rear). Never exceed the GVWR or
GAWR for either the front axle or rear
axle.
1 Driver’s door Bpillar
Following is a discussion on how to work with
the information contained on the Tire and
Loading Information placard with regards to
loading your vehicle.
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Tires and wheels
Tire and Loading Information
G Warning!
Do not overload the tires by exceeding
the specified load limit as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information placard
on the driver’s door Bpillar. Overload
ing the tires can overheat them, possibly
causing a blowout. Overloading the tires
can also result in handling or steering
problems, or brake failure.
Tire and Loading Information placard
i Data shown on Tire and Loading Informa
tion placard example are for illustration pur
poses only. Load limit data are specific to
each vehicle and may vary from data shown in
the following illustration. Refer to Tire and
Loading Information placard on vehicle for
actual data specific to your vehicle.
> Locate the statement "The combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never
exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs." on the Tire and
Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of all occupants and
cargo/ luggage should never exceed the
weight referenced in that statement.
Seating capacity
The seating capacity gives you important
information on the number of occupants that
can be in the vehicle. The Tire and Loading
Information placard showing the seating
capacity is located on the driver’s door
Bpillar (컄 page 185).
1 Load limit information on the Tire and
Loading Information placard
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The Tire and Loading Information placard
showing the load limit information is located
on the driver’s door Bpillar (컄 page 185).
Tires and wheels
i Data shown on Tire and Loading Informa
tion placard example are for illustration pur
poses only. Seating capacity data are specific
to each vehicle and may vary from data shown
in the following illustration. Refer to Tire and
Loading Information placard on vehicle for
actual data specific to your vehicle.
Steps for determining correct load limit
The following steps have been developed as
required of all manufacturers under Title 49,
Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575
pursuant to the "National Traffic and Motor
Vehicle Safety Act of 1966".
Step 1
> Locate the statement "The combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never ex
ceed XXX kg or XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s
Tire and Loading Information placard.
Step 2
> Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passenger that will be riding in
your vehicle.
1 Seating capacity information on the Tire
and Loading Information placard
Step 4
> The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the "XXX" amount equals
540 lbs and there will be one 150 lbs
passenger in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity
is 390 lbs (540 lbs 150 lbs = 390 lbs).
Step 5
> Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That
weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated
in step 4.
i The maximum cargo compartment load is
100 lbs (50 kg).
Step 3
> Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passenger from XXX kilograms or
XXX lbs.
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Tires and wheels
The following table shows examples on how to calculate total and cargo load capacities with varying seating configurations and number and size
of occupants. The following examples use a load limit of 540 lbs. This is for illustration purposes only. Make sure you are using the actual load
limit for your vehicle stated on the vehicle’s Tire and Loading Information placard (컄 page 186).
Example
Combined weight
limit of occupants
and cargo from
Tire and Loading
Information
placard
Number of
occupants
(driver and
passenger)
Occupants weight
Combined weight of
all occupants
Available cargo weight (total load limit
from Tire and Loading Information
placard minus combined weight of all
occupants)
1
540 lbs
2
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
Occupant 2: 180 lbs
330 lbs
540 lbs 330 lbs = 210 lbs
2
540 lbs
1
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
150 lbs
540 lbs 150 lbs = 390 lbs
The higher the weight of all occupants, the less cargo and luggage load capacity is available.
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Tires and wheels
Certification label
Even after careful determination of the
combined weight of all occupants and cargo as
to not exceed the permissible load limit, you
must make sure that your vehicle never
exceeds the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. You
can obtain the GVWR and GAWR from the
certification label. The certification label can
be found on the driver’s door Bpillar, see
"Technical data" (컄 page 293).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means:
the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
and all cargo must never exceed the GVWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) means:
the total allowable weight that can be carried
by a single axle (front or rear).
To assure that your vehicle does not exceed
the maximum permissible weight limits (GVWR
and GAWR for front and rear axle), have the
loaded vehicle (including driver, passenger,
and all cargo) weighed on a suitable commer
cial scale.
Recommended tire inflation
pressure
G Warning!
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated
tires wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel econ
omy, and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated
tires can adversely affect handling and
ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase
stopping distance, and result in sudden
deflation (blowout) because they are
more likely to become punctured or
damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding
the specified load limit as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information placard
on the driver’s door Bpillar. Overload
ing the tires can overheat them, possibly
causing a blowout. Overloading the tires
can also result in handling or steering
problems, or brake failure.
Your vehicle is equipped with the Tire and
Loading Information placard located on the
driver’s door Bpillar (컄 page 185).
The tire inflation pressure should be checked
regularly and should only be adjusted on cold
tires. The tires can be considered cold if the
vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours
or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
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Tires and wheels
Important notes on tire inflation pressure
Follow recommended cold tire inflation pres
sures listed on Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door Bpillar.
G Warning!
Keeping the tires properly inflated provides
the best handling, tread life and riding com
fort.
For more information, see "Important notes on
tire inflation pressure" (컄 page 190).
i Data shown on Tire and Loading Informa
tion placard example are for illustration pur
poses only. Tire data are specific to each
vehicle and may vary from data shown in the
following illustration. Refer to Tire and Load
ing Information placard on vehicle for actual
data specific to your vehicle.
190 >> Operation
1 Tire and Loading Information placard
with recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
The Tire and Loading Information placard
lists the recommended cold tire inflation
pressures for maximum loaded vehicle weight.
The tire inflation pressures listed apply to the
tires installed as original equipment.
If the tire inflation pressure drops
repeatedly:
• Check the tires for punctures from
foreign objects.
• Check to see whether air is leaking
from the valves or from around the rim.
Tire temperature and tire inflation pressure
are also increased while driving, depending
on the driving speed and the tire load.
Tire inflation pressure changes by approxi
mately 1.5 psi (0.1 bar) per 18°F (10°C) of air
temperature change. Keep this in mind when
checking tire inflation pressure where the
temperature is different from the outside
temperature.
Tires and wheels
Checking tire inflation pressure
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month.
Check and adjust the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are cold. The tires can be con
sidered cold if the vehicle has been parked
for at least 3 hours or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km).
If you check the tire inflation pressure when
the tires are warm (the vehicle has been
driven for several miles or sitting less than
3 hours), the reading will be approximately
4 psi (0.3 bar) higher than the cold reading.
This is normal. Do not let air out to match the
specified cold tire inflation pressure. Other
wise, the tire will be underinflated.
G Warning!
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated
tires wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel econ
omy, and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated
tires can adversely affect handling and
ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase
stopping distance, and result in sudden
deflation (blowout) because they are
more likely to become punctured or
damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding
the specified load limit as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information placard
on the driver’s door Bpillar. Overload
ing the tires can overheat them, possibly
causing a blowout. Overloading the tires
can also result in handling or steering
problems, or brake failure.
Checking tire inflation pressure manually
Follow the steps below to achieve correct tire
inflation pressure:
> Remove the cap from the valve on one tire.
> Firmly press a tire gauge onto the valve.
> Read tire inflation pressure on tire gauge
and check against the recommended tire
inflation pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
Bpillar (컄 page 185). If necessary, add air
to achieve the recommended tire inflation
pressure.
i If you have overfilled the tire, release tire
inflation pressure by pushing the metal stem
of the valve with e.g. a tip of a pen. Then
recheck the tire inflation pressure with the
tire gauge.
> Install the valve cap.
> Repeat this procedure for each tire.
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Tires and wheels
Checking tire inflation pressure electroni
cally with the Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS)
i The Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) is equipped with a combination low tire
pressure/TPMS malfunction telltale in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 34). Depending on
how the telltale illuminates, it indicates a low
tire pressure condition or a malfunction in the
TPMS system itself:
• If the telltale illuminates continuously,
one or more of your tires is significantly
underinflated. There is no malfunction in
the TPMS.
• If the telltale flashes for 60 seconds and
then stays illuminated, the TPMS system
itself is not operating properly.
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i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the follow
ing two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful inter
ference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference,
and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
The TPMS only functions on wheels that are
equipped with the proper electronic sensors.
It monitors the tire inflation pressure in all
four tires. A warning is issued to alert you to
a decrease in pressure in one or more of the
tires.
G Warning!
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) does not indicate a warning for
wrongly selected inflation pressures.
Always adjust tire inflation pressure
according to the Tire and Loading Infor
mation placard on the driver’s door
Bpillar.
The TPMS is not able to issue a warning
due to a sudden dramatic loss of
pressure (e.g. tire blowout caused by a
foreign object). In this case bring the
vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the
brakes and avoiding abrupt steering
maneuvers.
Tires and wheels
G Warning!
Each tire should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation
pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the Tire and Loading
Information placard. If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size in
dicated on the Tire and Loading Informa
tion placard, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle
has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) that illumi
nates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly
underinflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
telltale illuminates, you should stop and
check your tires as soon as possible, and
inflate them to the proper pressure.
Driving on a significantly underinflated
tire causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure.
Underinflation also reduces fuel effi
ciency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping
ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
underinflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPMS low
tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with
a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate
when the system is not operating
properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator
is combined with the low tire pressure
telltale. When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately 1 minute and then remain
continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon subse
quent vehicle startups as long as the
malfunction exists. When the malfunction
indicator is illuminated, the system may
not be able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a vari
ety of reasons, including the installation
of incompatible replacement or alternate
tires or wheels on the vehicle that pre
vent the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction tell
tale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and
wheels allow the TPMS to continue to
function properly.
i If a condition causing the TPMS to
malfunction develops, it may take up to
10 minutes for the system to signal a malfunc
tion using the TPMS telltale flashing and illu
mination sequence.
The telltale extinguishes after a few minutes
driving if the malfunction has been corrected.
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Tires and wheels
i Operating radio transmission equipment
(e.g. wireless headsets, twoway radios) in or
near the vehicle could cause the TPMS to mal
function.
The TPMS must be restarted when you have
adjusted the tire inflation pressure to a new
level (e.g. because of different load or driving
conditions). The TPMS is then recalibrated to
the current tire inflation pressures.
Restarting the TPMS
G Warning!
It is the driver’s responsibility to cali
brate the TPMS on the recommended cold
inflation pressure. Underinflated tires
affect the ability to steer or brake and
might cause you to lose control of the ve
hicle.
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> Using the Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door Bpillar
(컄 page 185), make sure the tire inflation
pressure of all four tires is correct.
i Restart the TPMS after adjusting the tire
inflation pressure to the inflation pressure
recommended for the vehicle operating con
dition. Tire pressure should only be adjusted
on cold tires. Observe the recommended tire
inflation pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
Bpillar (컄 page 185).
1 Restarting TPMS button
Tires and wheels
> Press Restarting TPMS button 1.
> The combination low tire pressure/TPMS
malfunction telltale in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 34) flashes for approxi
mately 5 seconds and then goes out.
After driving a few minutes the system
verifies that the current tire inflation
pressures are within the system’s specified
range. Afterwards the current tire inflation
pressures are accepted as reference
pressures and then monitored.
Potential problems associated with
underinflated and overinflated tires
Underinflated tires
Underinflated tires can:
• cause excessive and uneven tire wear
• adversely affect fuel economy
• lead to tire failure from being overheated
• adversely affect handling characteristics
G Warning!
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated
tires wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel econ
omy, and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
Overinflated tires
Overinflated tires can:
• adversely affect handling characteristics
• cause uneven tire wear
• be more prone to damage from road
hazards
• adversely affect ride comfort
• increase stopping distance
G Warning!
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated
tires can adversely affect handling and
ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase
stopping distance, and result in sudden
deflation (blowout) because they are
more likely to become punctured or
damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
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Tires and wheels
Tire labeling
Besides tire name (sales designation) and
manufacturer name, a number of markings can
be found on a tire.
Following are some explanations for the mark
ings on your vehicle’s tires:
1 Uniform Quality Grading Standards
(컄 page 202)
2 DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
(컄 page 200)
3 Maximum tire load (컄 page 201)
4 Maximum tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 202)
5 Manufacturer
6 Tire ply material (컄 page 204)
7 Tire size designation, load and speed
rating (컄 page 196)
8 Load identification (컄 page 200)
9 Tire name
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
For more information, see "Rims and
tires"(컄 page 299).
Tire size designation, load and speed rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tire width
Aspect ratio in %
Radial tire code
Rim diameter
Tire load rating
Tire speed rating
i For information purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
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Tires and wheels
General:
Depending on the design standards used, the
tire size molded into the sidewall may have no
letter or a letter preceding the tire size des
ignation.
No letter preceding the size designation
(as illustrated above): Passenger car tire
based on European design standards.
Letter "P" preceding the size designation:
Passenger car tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter "LT" preceding the size designation:
Light Truck tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter "T" preceding the size designation:
Temporary spare tires which are high
pressure compact spares designed for
temporary emergency use only.
Tire width
Tire width 1 (컄 page 196) indicates the
nominal tire width in mm.
Aspect ratio
Aspect ratio 2 (컄 page 196) is the dimen
sional relationship between tire section
height and section width and is expressed in
percentage. The aspect ratio is arrived at by
dividing section height by section width.
Tire code
Tire code 3 (컄 page 196) indicates the tire
construction type. The "R" stands for radial
tire type. Letter "D" means diagonal or bias
ply construction; letter "B" means belted
bias ply construction.
At the tire manufacturer’s option, any tire
with a speed capability above 149 mph
(240 km/h) can include a "ZR" in the size
designation (for example: 245/40 ZR 18).
For additional information, see "Tire speed
rating" (컄 page 198).
Rim diameter
Rim diameter 4 (컄 page 196) is the diameter
of the bead seat, not the diameter of the rim
edge. Rim diameter is indicated in inches (in).
Tire load rating
Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 196) is a numeri
cal code associated with the maximum load a
tire can support.
For example, a load rating of 91 corresponds
to a maximum load of 1356 lbs (615 kg) the
tire is designed to support.
See also "Maximum tire load" (컄 page 201)
where the maximum load associated with the
load index is indicated in kilograms and lbs.
G Warning!
The tire load rating must always be at
least half of the GAWR (컄 page 205) of
your vehicle. Otherwise, tire failure may
result and cause an accident and/or seri
ous personal injury to you or others.
Always replace rims and tires with the
same designation, manufacturer and type
as shown on the original part.
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Tires and wheels
G Warning!
Do not overload the tires by exceeding
the specified load limit as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information placard
located on the driver’s door Bpillar.
Overloading the tires can overheat them,
possibly causing a blowout. Overloading
the tires can also result in handling or
steering problems, or brake failure.
i Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 196) and
Tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 196) are also
referred to as "service description".
For additional information on tire load rating,
see "Load identification" (컄 page 200).
Tire speed rating
Tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 196) indicates
the approved maximum speed for the tire.
G Warning!
Even when permitted by law, never oper
ate a vehicle at speeds greater than the
maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire
failure, causing loss of vehicle control
and possibly resulting in an accident
and/or personal injury and possible
death, for you and for others.
i Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 196) and
Tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 196) are also
referred to as "service description".
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Summer tires
Index
Speed rating
Q
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
R
up to 106 mph (170 km/h)
S
up to 112 mph (180 km/h)
T
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
H
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
V
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
W
up to 168 mph (270 km/h)
Y
up to 186 mph (300 km/h)
(Y)
above 186 mph (300 km/h)
ZR
above 149 mph (240 km/h)
Tires and wheels
• At the tire manufacturer’s option, any tire
with a speed capability above 149 mph
(240 km/h) can include a "ZR" in the size
designation (for example: 245/40 ZR18). To
determine the maximum speed capability of
the tire, the service description for the tire
must be referred to. The service descrip
tion is comprised of tire load rating 5
(컄 page 196) and tire speed rating 6
(컄 page 196).
If your tire includes "ZR" in the size
designation and no service description 5
and 6 (컄 page 196) is given, the tire
manufacturer must be consulted for the
maximum speed capability.
If a service description 5 and 6
(컄 page 196) is given, the speed capability
is limited by the speed symbol in the service
description. Example: 245/40 ZR18 97Y.
In this example, "97Y" is the service
description. The letter "Y" designates the
speed rating and the speed capability of the
tire is limited to 186 mph (300 km/h).
• Any tire with a speed capability above
186 mph (300 km/h) must include a "ZR" in
the size designation AND the service
description must be placed in parenthesis.
Example: 275/40 ZR 18 (99Y). The "(Y)"
speed rating in parenthesis designates the
maximum speed capability of the tire as be
ing above 186 mph (300 km/h). Consult the
tire manufacturer for the actual maximum
permissible speed of the tire.
Allseason and winter tires
Index
Speed rating
Q M+S1
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
T M+S1
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
H M+S1
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
V M+S1
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
1 or M+S.for winter tires
i Not all M+S rated tires provide special
winter performance. Make sure the tires you
use show M+S and the mountain/snowflake
marking.on the tire sidewall. These tires
meet specific snow traction performance
requirements of the Rubber Manufacturers
Association (RMA) and the Rubber Association
of Canada (RAC) and have been designed
specifically for use in snow conditions.
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Tires and wheels
Load identification
1 Load identification
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
In addition to the tire load rating, special load
identification 1 may be molded into the tire
sidewall following the letter designating the
tire speed rating (컄 page 196).
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No specification given: absence of any text
(like in above example) indicates a standard
load (SL) tire.
XL (Extra Load): designates an extra load
(or reinforced) tire.
Light Load: designates a light load tire.
C, D, E: designates load range associated with
the maximum load a tire can carry at a speci
fied pressure.
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
U.S. tire regulations require each new tire
manufacturer or tire retreader to mold a TIN
into or onto a sidewall of each tire produced.
The TIN is a unique identifier which facilitates
efforts by tire manufactures to notify
purchasers in recall situations or other
safety matters concerning tires and gives
purchasers the means to easily identify such
tires.
The TIN is comprised of "Manufacturer’s
identification mark", "Tire size", "Tire type
code", and "Date of manufacture".
1
2
3
4
DOT
Manufacturer’s identification mark
Tire size
Tire type code (at the option of the tire
manufacturer)
5 Date of manufacture
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
Tires and wheels
DOT (Department of Transportation)
Tire branding symbol 1 (컄 page 200) which
denotes the tire meets requirements of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
Manufacturer’s identification mark
Manufacturer’s identification mark 2
(컄 page 200) denotes the tire manufacturer.
New tires have a mark with two symbols.
Retreaded tires have a mark with four
symbols. For more information on retreaded
tires (컄 page 182).
The first two figures identify the week, start
ing with "01" to represent the first full week of
the calendar year. The second two figures
represent the year.
For example, "3202" represents the 32nd
week of 2002.
Maximum tire load
Tire size
Code 3 (컄 page 200) indicates the tire size.
Tire type code
Code 4 (컄 page 200) may, at the option of
the manufacturer, be used as a descriptive
code for identifying significant characteris
tics of the tire.
Date of manufacture
Date of manufacture 5 (컄 page 200)
identifies the week and year of manufacture.
The maximum tire load is the maximum weight
the tires are designed to support.
G Warning!
Do not overload the tires by exceeding
the specified load limit as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information placard
located on the driver’s door Bpillar.
Overloading the tires can overheat them,
possibly causing a blowout. Overloading
the tires can also result in handling or
steering problems, or brake failure.
For more information on tire load rating
(컄 page 197).
1 Maximum tire load rating
For information on calculating total and cargo
load capacities (컄 page 187).
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
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201
Tires and wheels
Maximum tire inflation pressure
Always follow the recommended tire inflation
pressure (컄 page 189) for proper tire infla
tion.
G Warning!
1 Maximum permissible tire inflation
pressure
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
This is the maximum permissible tire inflation
pressure for the tire.
Never exceed the max. tire inflation
pressure. Follow recommended tire
inflation pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated
tires wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel econ
omy, and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated
tires can adversely affect handling and
ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase
stopping distance, and result in sudden
deflation (blowout) because they are
more likely to become punctured or
damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
(U.S. vehicles)
Tire manufacturers are required to grade
tires based on three performance factors:
treadwear, traction and temperature resis
tance.
1 Treadwear
2 Traction
3 Temperature resistance
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
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Tires and wheels
Quality grades can be found, where applica
ble, on the tire sidewall between tread shoul
der and maximum section width. For example:
Treadwear
Traction
Temperature
200
AA
A
All passenger car tires must conform to fed
eral safety requirements in addition to these
grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified
government test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear
one and onehalf (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly from
the norm due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction
The traction grades, from highest to lowest,
are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent
the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as
measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt
and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor
traction performance.
G Warning!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straightahead braking trac
tion tests, and does not include acceler
ation, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak
traction characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the highest),
B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to
the generation of heat and its ability to
dissipate heat when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce
tire life, and excessive temperature can lead
to sudden tire failure. The grade C corre
sponds to a level of performance which all
passenger car tires must meet under the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher
levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel than the minimum required by law.
G Warning!
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive
speed, underinflation, or excessive load
ing, either separately or in combination,
can cause excessive heat buildup and
possible tire failure.
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Tires and wheels
Tire ply material
Tire and loading terminology
Accessory weight
The combined weight (in excess of those stan
dard items which may be replaced) of auto
matic transmission, power steering, power
brakes, power windows, power seats, radio,
and heater, to the extent that these items are
available as factoryinstalled equipment
(whether installed or not).
1 Plies in sidewall
2 Plies under tread
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in above illustration.
This marking tells you about the type of cord
and number of plies in the sidewall and under
the tread.
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Air pressure
The amount of air inside the tire pressing
outward on each square inch of the tire.
Air pressure is expressed in pounds per
square inch (psi), or kilopascal (kPa) or bars.
Aspect ratio
Dimensional relationship between tire section
height and section width expressed in per
centage.
Bar
Another metric unit for air pressure. There
are 14.5038 pounds per square inch (psi)
to 1 bar; there are 100 kilopascals (kPa)
to 1 bar.
Bead
The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped by
steel cords that hold the tire onto the rim.
Cold tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressure when your vehicle has
been sitting for at least 3 hours or driven no
more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Curb weight
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard
equipment including the maximum capacity of
fuel, oil, and coolant, and, if so equipped, air
conditioning and additional optional equip
ment, but without passengers and cargo.
Tires and wheels
DOT (Department of Transportation)
A tire branding symbol which denotes the tire
meets requirements of the U.S. Department of
Transportation
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible axle
weight. The gross vehicle weight on each axle
must never exceed the GAWR for the front and
rear axle indicated on the certification label
located on the driver’s door Bpillar.
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
The GVW comprises the weight of the vehicle
including fuel, tools, installed accessories,
passengers and cargo. The GVW must never
exceed the GVWR indicated on the certifi
cation label located on the driver’s door
Bpillar.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
This is the maximum permissible vehicle
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (weight of
the vehicle including all options, passengers,
fuel, and cargo. It is indicated on certification
label located on the driver’s door Bpillar.
Kilopascal (kPa)
The metric unit for air pressure. There are
6.9 kPa to 1 psi; another metric unit for air
pressure is bars. There are 100 kilopascals
(kPa) to 1 bar.
Maximum load rating
The maximum load in kilograms and pounds
that can be carried by the tire.
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
The sum of curb weight, accessory weight,
total load limit and production options weight.
Maximum permissible tire inflation pressure
This number is the greatest amount of air
pressure that should ever be put in the tire.
Normal occupant weight
The number of occupants the vehicle is
designed to seat, multiplied by 68 kilograms
(150 lbs).
Occupant distribution
The distribution of occupants in a vehicle at
their designated seating positions.
Production options weight
The combined weight of those installed regu
lar production options weighing over 5 lbs
(2.3 kilograms) in excess of those standard
items which they replace, not previously con
sidered in curb weight or accessory weight,
including heavy duty brakes, ride levelers,
roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special
trim.
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Tires and wheels
PSI (Pounds per square inch)
A standard unit of measure for air pressure
> bar, kilopascal (kPa).
Recommended tire inflation pressure
The recommended tire inflation pressure for
normal driving conditions is listed on the Tire
and Loading Information placard located on
driver’s door Bpillar and provides best
handling, tread life and riding comfort.
Rim
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube
assembly upon which the tire beads are
seated.
Sidewall
The portion of a tire between the tread and
the bead.
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TIN (Tire Identification Number)
Unique identifier which facilitates efforts by
tire manufacturers to notify purchasers in
recall situations or other safety matters
concerning tires and gives purchasers the
means to easily identify such tires. The TIN is
comprised of "Manufacturer’s identification
mark", "Tire size", "Tire type code" and "Date
of manufacture".
Tire load rating
Numerical code associated with the maximum
load a tire can support.
Tire ply composition and material used
This indicates the number of plies or the num
ber of layers of rubbercoated fabric in the
tire tread and sidewall. Tire manufacturers
also must indicate the ply materials in the tire
and sidewall, which include steel, nylon, poly
ester, and others.
Tire speed rating
Part of tire designation; indicates the speed
range for which a tire is approved.
Total load limit
Rated cargo and luggage load plus
68 kilograms (150 lbs) times the vehicle’s
designated seating capacity.
Traction
Force exerted by the vehicle on the road via
the tires. The amount of grip provided.
Tread
The portion of a tire that comes into contact
with the road.
Treadwear indicators
Narrow bands, sometimes called "wear bars"
that show across the tread of a tire when only
1
/16 in (1.6 mm) of tread remains.
Tires and wheels
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
A tire information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a tire’s traction,
temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers using
government testing procedures. The ratings
are molded into the sidewall of the tire.
Vehicle maximum load on the tire
Load on an individual tire that is determined
by distributing to each axle its share of the
maximum loaded vehicle weight and dividing it
by two.
Rotating tires
G Warning!
Do not rotate front and rear wheels as
they have different dimensions, e.g. rim
size, wheel offset etc. Otherwise, the
handling can be affected and you could
endanger yourself and others.
Thoroughly clean the mounting face of the
wheels and brake disks, i.e. the inner side of
the wheels/tires each time the wheels/tires
are changed. Check for and ensure proper
tire inflation pressure.
G Warning!
Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. Wheels could become
loose if not tightened with a torque of
81 lbft (110 Nm).
Only use genuine smart wheel bolts
specified for your vehicle’s rims.
For information on wheel change, see "Flat
tire" (컄 page 265).
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Winter driving
Before the onset of winter, have your vehicle
winterized at an authorized smart center. This
service includes:
> Check of anticorrosion and antifreeze
concentration.
• Addition of washer concentrate to the water
of the windshield/rear window.
Use a windshield washer concentrate la
beled for winter which is formulated for
temperatures below freezing point
(컄 page 308).
• Battery test. Battery capacity drops with
decreasing ambient temperature. A well
charged battery helps to make sure that the
engine can be started, even at low ambient
temperatures.
• Tire change.
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Winter tires
Always use winter tires at temperatures
below 45°F (7°C) and whenever wintry road
conditions prevail. Not all M+S rated tires
provide special winter performance. Make
sure the tires you use show the mountain/
snowflake marking.on the tire sidewall.
These tires meet specific snow traction
performance requirements of the Rubber
Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the
Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) and have
been designed specifically for use in snow
conditions. Use of winter tires is the only way
to achieve the maximum effectiveness of the
ABS and ESP® in winter operation.
For safe handling, make sure that all mounted
winter tires are of the same make and have the
same tread design.
G Warning!
Winter tires with a tread depth of less
than 1/6 in (4 mm) must be replaced. They
are no longer suitable for winter opera
tion.
Always observe the speed rating of the winter
tires installed on your vehicle. If the maximum
speed for which your tires are rated is below
the speed rating of your vehicle, you must
place a notice to this effect where it will be
seen by the driver. Such notices are available
at your tire dealer or any authorized smart
center.
Winter driving
Snow chains*
! Remember that snow chains must always be
compatible with the tire sizes of a vehicle.
Snow chains that are approved by smart are
only permitted for the following tire size:
175/55 R15 on the rear axle.
For safety reasons, smart recommends that
you only use snow chains that have been
approved by smart.
Information on this is available from any smart
center.
Please refer to the separate operating
instructions for detailed information on
mounting the snow chains.
Snow chains should only be driven on
snowcovered roads at speeds not to exceed
30 mph (50 km/h). Remove chains as soon as
possible when driving on roads without snow.
Please observe the following guidelines when
using snow chains:
• Using snow chains is not permissible with all
wheel/tire combinations (컄 page 299).
• Use snow chains in pairs and on rear wheels
only. Follow the manufacturer's mounting
instructions.
! If snow chains are mounted to the front
wheels, they may scrape against the body or
axle components. The tires or the vehicle
could be damaged as a result.
• Use of snow chains may be prohibited
depending on location. Always check local
and state laws before mounting snow
chains.
G Warning!
When mounting or removing snow chains,
always park your vehicle on level ground,
set the parking brake and turn off the en
gine. The vehicle could otherwise move
and injure yourself or other road users.
G Warning!
When mounting and removing snow
chains, ensure that you and your vehicle
are at a safe distance from moving traf
fic. Not doing so could endanger other
road users or even lead to you being
injured by the vehicles behind you.
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Winter driving
G Warning!
The vehicle’s handling changes when
driving with snow chains on any kind of
road surface. This means that you should
always adapt your driving style to suit the
current road and weather conditions.
! If snow chains that do not meet require
ments are mounted, they may scrape against
the body or axle components when the vehicle
is in motion. This could result in damage to the
rim/tire or vehicle.
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Driving instructions
Drinking and driving
Pedals
Power assistance
G Warning!
G Warning!
G Warning!
Do not drink alcohol or take drugs and
drive or allow anyone to drive who has
been drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs
can affect your reflexes, perceptions and
judgment.
The possibility of a serious or even fatal
accident greatly increased when you
drink or take drugs and drive.
Make sure that absolutely no objects are
obstructing the pedals’ range of move
ment. Keep the driver’s footwell clear of
all obstacles. If there are any floormats
or carpets in the footwell, make sure that
the pedals still have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneu
vers, the objects could get caught be
tween or beneath the pedals and restrict
your ability to brake or accelerate. This
could lead to accidents and injury.
Without the engine running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and the
steering* systems. In this case, it is im
portant to keep in mind that a consider
ably higher degree of effort is necessary
to brake and steer the vehicle.
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Driving instructions
Brakes
G Warning!
Make sure not to endanger any other
road users when carrying out braking
maneuvers.
Refer to the description of the hydraulic
brake assistant (컄 page 75).
! Because the ESP® operates automatically,
the engine must be shut off (key in starter
switch position 0) when
• the parking brake is being tested on a
brake test dynamometer
• the vehicle is being towed with the front
axle raised
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system
which is not covered by the smart Limited
Warranty.
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Brake pad wear or a leak in the brake system
may be the reason for low brake fluid level in
the brake fluid reservoir.
The brake fluid level in the brake fluid
reservoir may be too low if the brake warning
lamp in the instrument cluster comes on
(컄 page 34) although the parking brake is
released.
Have the brake system inspected immediately.
Contact an authorized smart center.
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by qualified
technicians only. Contact an authorized smart
center.
Only install brake pads and use brake fluid
recommended by smart.
Inclines
! When driving down long and steep grades,
relieve the load on the brakes by shifting into
a lower gear to use the engine’s braking
power. This helps prevent overheating of the
brakes and reduces brake pad wear.
When using the engine’s braking power, a
drive wheel may not spin for an extended pe
riod of time, e.g. on slippery road surfaces.
This may cause serious damage to the drive
train which is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
Driving instructions
High and low stresses
G Warning!
Resting your foot on the brake pedal will
cause excessive and premature wear of
the brake pads.
It can also result in the brakes overheat
ing, thereby significantly reducing their
effectiveness and your ability to stop the
vehicle in sufficient time to avoid an ac
cident.
After hard braking, it is advisable to drive on
for some time, rather than immediately park,
so that the air stream will cool down the
brakes faster.
If your brake system is normally only
subjected to moderate loads, you should
occasionally test the effectiveness of the
brakes by applying abovenormal braking
pressure at higher speeds. This will also
enhance the grip of the brake pads.
G Warning!
Make sure not to endanger any other
road users when carrying out these
braking maneuvers.
Wet road surface
G Warning!
After driving in heavy rain for some time
without applying the brakes or through
water deep enough to wet brake compo
nents, the first braking action may be
somewhat reduced and increased pedal
pressure may be necessary to obtain
expected braking effect. Maintain a safe
distance from vehicles in front.
To help prevent brake disk corrosion after
driving on wet road surfaces (particularly
salted roads), it is advisable to brake the
vehicle with considerable force prior to park
ing. The heat generated serves to dry the
brakes.
G Warning!
Make sure not to endanger any other
road users when carrying out these
braking maneuvers.
Limited braking effect on salted roads
Remember that the effect of the brakes can be
limited on salted road surfaces. A layer of salt
can form on brake disks and brake pads, con
siderably reducing the friction between the
brake disk and the brake pad. The effect is
most noticeable after long trips without brak
ing, e.g. on the highway, and after the vehicle
has been parked for several hours.
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Driving instructions
G Warning!
The accumulation of salt on break disks
and brake pads reduces braking effec
tiveness and increases the distance nec
essary to come to a complete. This could
potentially cause an accident and/or
personal injury.
To avoid this risk, you should
• brake carefully every now and then on
salted roads in order to remove any
layer of salt on the brake disk and
brake pad, but do so without endanger
ing any other road users.
• keep a good safe distance from the
vehicle in front and drive carefully.
• press the brake carefully at the end of
the trip and again when beginning the
next trip in order to remove any salt
residues from the brake disk.
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New brake pads
Only install brake pads recommended by
smart.
G Warning!
If other than recommended brake pads
are installed, or other than recommended
brake fluid is used, the braking proper
ties of the vehicle can be degraded to an
extent that safe braking is substantially
impaired. This could result in an acci
dent.
G Warning!
New brake pads will not achieve their
optimal braking effect until after several
hundred miles (kilometers). This means
that you must compensate for the re
duced braking effect by pressing harder
on the brake pedal and adapt your driv
ing style accordingly. The same applies
after brake pads or brake disks have
been changed.
Driving instructions
Drive sensibly save fuel
Catalytic converter
Fuel consumption, to a great extent, depends
on driving habits and operating conditions.
Your smart is equipped with monolithictype
catalytic converter, an important element in
conjunction with the oxygen sensors to
achieve substantial control of the pollutants
in the exhaust emissions. Keep your vehicle in
proper operating condition by following our
recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined in your Maintenance Booklet.
To save fuel you should:
• Shift gears in a timely manner.
• Avoid frequent acceleration and decelera
tion.
• Keep tires at the recommended inflation
pressures.
• Remove carriers* when not in use.
• Remove unnecessary loads.
• Allow engine to warm up under low load use.
• Have all maintenance work performed at the
intervals specified in the Maintenance
Booklet and as required by the Maintenance
System. Contact an authorized smart cen
ter.
G Warning
The catalytic converter can become very
hot. Coming into contact with the catalytic
converter could result in burns.
Note the following:
• Do not remove the protective heat
guards.
• Do not apply any underseal.
• As with any vehicle, do not idle, park, or
operate this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass,
hay, or leaves can come into contact
with the hot exhaust system, as these
materials could be ignited and cause a
vehicle fire.
Fuel consumption is also increased by driving
in cold weather, in stopandgo traffic, on
short trips, and in hilly areas.
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Driving instructions
! To prevent damage to the catalytic
converter, only use premium unleaded gaso
line in this vehicle.
Any noticeable irregularities in engine oper
ation should be repaired promptly. Otherwise,
excessive unburned fuel may reach the cata
lytic converter, causing it to overheat and
potentially start a fire.
It is essential to observe the following points,
as there is otherwise a danger of overheating
and the catalytic converter may be damaged.
• Fill up only with premium unleaded gasoline.
Even small quantities of leaded gasoline can
damage the catalytic converter.
• Make sure you adhere to the prescribed
service intervals.
• Never run the fuel tank empty.
• If the engine starts to misfire, bring the ve
hicle to an immediate standstill without en
dangering traffic.
• If the engine fails to start the first time, you
should not try to start it any more than
three times in succession.
• Do not try to start for more than four sec
onds at a time.
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Tires
G Warning!
If you feel a sudden significant vibration
or ride disturbance, or you suspect that
possible damage to your vehicle has
occurred, you should turn on the hazard
warning flashers, carefully slow down,
and drive with caution to an area which is
a safe distance from the road.
Inspect the tires and the vehicle under
body for possible damage. If the vehicle
or tires appear unsafe, have the vehicle
towed to the nearest smart center or tire
dealer for repairs.
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six places
on the tread circumference and become visi
ble at a tread depth of approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), at which point the tire is considered
worn and should be replaced.
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
G Warning!
Although the applicable federal motor
vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be
worn when the treadwear indicators (TWI)
become visible at approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not
allow your tires to wear down to that
level. As tread depth approaches 1/8 in
(3 mm), the adhesion properties on a wet
road are sharply reduced.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction
varies widely.
Specified tire inflation pressures must be
maintained. This applies particularly if the
tires are subject to high loads (e.g. high
speeds, heavy loads, high ambient tempera
tures).
Driving instructions
G Warning!
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire will
affect your ability to steer or brake and
may cause you to lose control of the vehi
cle. Continued driving with a flat tire or
driving at high speed with a flat tire will
cause excessive heat buildup and possi
bly a fire.
For more information, see "Tires and wheels"
(컄 page 182).
Hydroplaning
Depending on the depth of the water layer on
the road, hydroplaning may occur resulting in
a loss of control, even at low speeds and with
new tires. Reduce vehicle speed, avoid track
grooves in the road and apply brakes cau
tiously when it is raining.
Tire traction
The safe speed on a wet, snow covered or icy
road is always lower than on a dry road.
You should pay particular attention to the
condition of the road whenever the outside
temperatures are close to the freezing point.
G Warning!
If ice has formed on the road, tire trac
tion will be substantially reduced. Under
such weather conditions, drive, steer and
brake with extreme caution.
smart recommends winter tires (컄 page 208)
with a minimum tread depth of approximately
1 / in (4 mm) on all four wheels for the winter
6
season to ensure normal balanced handling
characteristics. On packed snow, they can
reduce your stopping distance compared to
summer tires.
Stopping distance, however, is still consider
ably greater than when the road is not cov
ered with snow or ice. Exercise appropriate
caution.
! Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an ex
tended period when driving off on slippery
road surfaces. Otherwise, the the drivetrain
could be damaged, which is not covered by the
smart Limited Warranty.
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Driving instructions
Tire speed rating
Regardless of the tire speed rating, local
speed limits should be obeyed. Use prudent
driving speeds appropriate to prevailing
conditions.
G Warning!
Even when permitted by law, never oper
ate a vehicle at speeds greater than the
maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire
failure, causing loss of vehicle control
and possibly resulting in an accident
and/or personal injury and possible
death, for you and for others.
The factory equipped tires on your vehicle
may have a tire speed rating above the maxi
mum speed permitted by the electronic speed
limiter.
Make sure your tires have the required tire
speed rating as specified for your vehicle in
the "Technical data section" (컄 page 299), for
example when purchasing new tires.
For information on how to identify the tire
speed rating on a tire’s sidewall, see "Tire
size designation, load and speed rating"
(컄 page 196).
If you are uncertain about the correct read
ing of the information given on a tire’s side
wall, any authorized smart center will be glad
to assist you.
i For information on speed ratings for
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of 90 mph
(145 km/h).
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winter tires, see "Allseason and winter tires"
(컄 page 199).
For additional general information on tire
speed markings on tire sidewall, see "Tire
speed rating" (컄 page 198).
Winter driving instructions
The most important rule for slippery or icy
roads is to drive sensibly and to avoid abrupt
acceleration, braking and steering maneu
vers.
When the vehicle is in danger of skidding,
move gear selector lever to neutral
position N. Try to keep the vehicle under
control by corrective steering action.
For information on driving with snow chains*,
see "Snow chains*" (컄 page 209).
G Warning!
On slippery road surfaces, never down
shift in order to obtain braking action.
This could result in drive wheel slip and
reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s
ABS will not prevent this type of loss of
control.
Driving instructions
Road salts and chemicals can adversely affect
braking efficiency. Increased pedal force may
become necessary to produce the normal
braking effect.
Depressing the brake pedal periodically when
traveling at length on saltstrewn roads can
bring roadsaltimpaired braking efficiency
back to normal.
If the vehicle is parked after being driven on
salttreated roads, the braking efficiency
should be tested as soon as possible after
driving is resumed.
G Warning!
If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow,
make sure snow is kept clear of the
exhaust pipe and from around the vehicle
with the engine running. Otherwise,
deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may
enter vehicle interior resulting in uncon
sciousness and death.
To assure sufficient fresh air ventilation,
open a window slightly on the side of the
vehicle not facing the wind.
G Warning!
G Warning!
Make sure not to endanger any other
road users when carrying out these
braking maneuvers.
The outside temperature display is not
designed to serve as an icewarning
device and is therefore unsuitable for
that purpose. Indicated temperatures
just above the freezing point do not
guarantee that the road surface is free of
ice.
For more information, see "Winter driving"
(컄 page 208).
Standing water
! Do not drive through flooded areas or
water of unknown depth. Before driving
through water, determine its depth. Never
accelerate before driving into water. The bow
wave could force water into the engine and
auxiliary equipment, thus damaging them.
If you must drive through standing water,
drive slowly to prevent water from entering
the passenger compartment, the front com
partment, or the engine compartment. Water
in these areas could cause damage to electri
cal components or wiring of the engine or
transmission, or could result in water being
ingested by the engine through the air intake,
causing severe internal engine damage.
Any such damage is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
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Driving instructions
Passenger compartment
G Warning!
Always fasten items being carried as
securely as possible.
In an accident, during hard braking or
sudden maneuvers, loose items thrown
around inside the vehicle may injure
vehicle occupants.
The cargo compartment is the preferred
place to carry objects.
Control and operation of radio
transmitters
Radio and telephone
G Warning!
Please do not forget that your primary
responsibility is to drive the vehicle
safely. Only operate the radio or
telephone1 if road, weather and traffic
conditions permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just
30 mph (approximately 50 km/h), your
vehicle is covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
1 Observe all legal requirements.
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Telephones and twoway radios
G Warning!
Never operate radio transmitters
equipped with a builtin or attached
antenna (i.e. without being connected to
an external antenna) from inside the
vehicle while the engine is running. Doing
so could lead to a malfunction of the
vehicle’s electronic system, possibly
resulting in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Radio transmitters, such as a mobile phone or
a citizens band unit should only be used inside
the vehicle if they are connected to an
antenna that is installed on the outside of the
vehicle.
Refer to the radio transmitter operation
instructions regarding use of an external
antenna.
Driving instructions
Emission control
Certain engine systems serve to keep the
toxic components of the exhaust gases within
permissible legal limits.
These systems, of course, will function prop
erly only when maintained strictly according
to factory specifications.
Any adjustments to the engine should there
fore be carried out only by qualified smart
center authorized technicians.
Engine adjustments should not be altered in
any way. Moreover, the specified service jobs
must be carried out regularly according to
smart servicing requirements. For details
refer to the Maintenance Booklet.
G Warning!
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains
carbon monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can
cause unconsciousness and lead to death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while
driving, contact a smart center immedi
ately. If you must drive under these con
ditions, drive only with at least one
window fully open at all times.
Coolant temperature
During severe operating conditions and stop
andgo city traffic, the coolant temperature
may rise close to approximately 248°F
(120°C).
The engine should not be operated with the
coolant temperature over 248°F (120°C).
Doing so may cause serious engine damage
which is not covered by the smart Limited
Warranty.
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Driving instructions
G Warning!
• Driving when your engine is over
heated can cause some fluids, which
may have leaked into the engine com
partment, to catch fire. You could be
seriously burned.
• Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns which can occur
just by opening the front compartment
cover. Stay also away from the engine if
you see or hear steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until
the engine has cooled down.
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Driving abroad
Abroad, there is an extensive smart service
network at your disposal. If you plan to drive
into areas which are not listed in the index of
your smart center directory, you should re
quest pertinent information from an autho
rized smart center.
Symmetrical low beams
i If you drive in countries where vehicles
drive on the other side of the road than the
country in which the vehicle is registered, you
must have the headlamps modified for
symmetrical low beams. Relevant information
can be obtained at any authorized smart cen
ter.
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Vehicle care
Care tips
Regular and proper care will help to maintain
the value of your vehicle. The best way to pro
tect your vehicle from harmful environmental
influences is to wash it and use protective
treatments regularly.
smart recommends that you care for the
paintwork at least twice a year (e.g. in the
spring and autumn).
G Warning!
Many cleaning products can be hazard
ous. Some are poisonous, others are
flammable. Always follow the instructions
on the particular container. Always open
your vehicle’s doors or windows when
cleaning the inside.
Never use fluids or solvents that are not
designed for cleaning your vehicle.
Always lock away cleaning products and
keep them out of reach of children.
! Follow the care tips. Wash your vehicle
preferably by hand.
While in operation, even while parked, your
vehicle is subjected to varying external influ
ences which, if gone unchecked, can attack
the paintwork as well as the vehicle underbody
and cause lasting damage.
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Such damage is caused not only by extreme
and varying climatic conditions, but also by:
• Air pollution
• Road salt
• Tar
• Gravel and stone chipping
To avoid paint damage, you should
immediately remove:
• Insects
• Bird droppings
• Tree sap, etc.
• Grease and oil
• Break fluid
• Coolant
• Fuel
• Tar spots
! Failure to remove such dirt immediately
can cause damage to the paint or the soft top
fabric*. Environmental influences are not
covered by the smart Limited Warranty.
Vehicle care
Frequent washing reduces and/or eliminates
the aggressiveness and potency of the above
adverse influences.
More frequent washings are necessary to deal
with unfavorable conditions:
• near the ocean
• in industrial areas (smoke, exhaust emis
sions)
• during winter operation
You should check your vehicle from time to
time for stone chipping or other damage. Any
damage should be repaired as soon as possi
ble to prevent corrosion.
Your vehicle has been treated at the factory
with a waxbase rustproofing in the body
cavities which will last for the lifetime of the
vehicle. Postproduction treatment is neither
necessary nor recommended by smart
because of the possibility of incompatibility
between materials used in the production
process and others applied later.
We have selected vehiclecare products and
compiled recommendations which are special
ly matched to our vehicles and which always
reflect the latest technology. You can obtain
smart approved vehiclecare products at an
authorized smart center.
Scratches, corrosive deposits, corrosion or
damage due to negligent or incorrect care
cannot always be removed or repaired with
the vehiclecare products recommended
here. In such cases it is best to seek aid at an
authorized smart center.
The following topics deal with the cleaning and
care of your vehicle and give important
“howto” information as well as references to
smart approved vehiclecare products.
In doing so, do not neglect the underbody of
the vehicle. A prerequisite for a thorough
check is a washing of the underbody followed
by a thorough inspection. Damaged areas
need to be reundercoated.
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Vehicle care
Vehicle care
Contact an authorized smart center for rec
ommended and approved care products.
i Advice on caring for the soft top system,
see (컄 page 230).
G Warning!
After washing the vehicle, the brakes may
still be wet and thus their functionality
impaired. Therefore, when you start off,
brake lightly several times without en
dangering traffic.
! To avoid damage to interior equipment and materials: Never rub roughly or use cleaning spirits on the cloth upholstery, never use strong
agents, stain remover etc. on the leather upholstery. Never scour ore use solvent on plastic parts. Never use strong and aggressive agents on
windows, do not touch the inside of the windows with hard objects such as an ice scraper or ring, doing so may damage the windows.
Interior
Cloth upholstery
Special considerations
Use a clean, lintfree cloth
Light soiling
Light soap suds
Plastic parts
Leather upholstery
Use a colorfast cloth
Use a clean, colorfast cloth
Damp, clean cloth, cockpit spray
Clean cloth with lukewarm water,
leather care product
Damp, clean cloth, microfiber
cloth, glass cleaner
Windows
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Heavy soiling
Stain remover (test on an incon
spicuous place first)
Damp, clean cloth, cockpit spray
Leather care product
Microfiber cloth, glass cleaner
Vehicle care
! To avoid damage to exterior surfaces never do the following: Use aggressive paint cleaner, machine polish, abrasive cleanser, acidic, highly
alkaline agents, abrasive sponges, highpressure or hot water cleaning equipment
Exterior
Special considerations
tridion safety cell, black
Powder coated singlecoat paint
finish
Powder coated singlecoat paint
finish and clearcoat
Body panels with base coat and
clearcoat or clearcoat only
Twolayer metallic paint (high
gloss)
PAC fabric
tridion safety cell, silver
Highly polished plastic parts
(body panels)
Wheels and wheel covers
Retractable soft top
Lightly soiled
Hand/Automatic car washes
Car shampoo concentrate, insect
remover for insect remains, polish
Heavily soiled
Hand/Automatic car washes
Car shampoo concentrate, hard
wax, insect remover for insect re
mains, polish
Car shampoo concentrate, rim
care
Car shampoo concentrate, soft top
cleaner, impregnation spray
Car shampoo concentrate, rim
care
Car shampoo concentrate, soft top
cleaner, impregnation spray
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Vehicle care
Removing insects
Remove insect remains before you start to
wash the vehicle.
> Spray insect remover on.
> Allow insect remover to work in briefly.
> Rub in gently with a soft cloth or sponge.
> Rinse with plenty of water.
> Treat the cleaned surface with hard wax.
Removing tar
Remove any tar marks before washing the
vehicle.
> Apply tar remover with a soft cloth.
> Allow tar remover to work in briefly.
> Rub in gently.
> Rinse with plenty of water.
> Treat the cleaned surface with hard wax.
Vehicle washing
In the winter, thoroughly remove all traces of
road salt as soon as possible.
When washing the vehicle underbody, do not
forget to clean the inner sides of the wheels.
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Washing your vehicle by hand
> Wash the vehicle using car shampoo
concentrate and a sponge.
> Rinse with clean water.
> Towel dry the vehicle.
! Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight.
The body panel surfaces and paint finish may
be damaged.
1 Antenna
Washing your vehicle in an automatic car wash
> Removing: Unscrew antenna 1 counter
clockwise.
i When running your vehicle through an
automatic car wash, water droplets can run
down the inside of the side windows.
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Unscrew your vehicle’s antenna before
driving into an automatic car wash.
> Fitting: Screw antenna 1 in clockwise.
Vehicle care
Power washer
! Never use a round nozzle to powerwash
tires. The intense jet of water can result in
damage to the tires. Always replace a dam
aged tire.
Do not aim directly at electrical parts,
electrical connectors, seals, or other rubber
parts. The distance should be at least 4 in
(10 cm) and the water temperature must not
exceed 140°F (60°C). Follow the instructions
provided by the power washer manufacturer
on maintaining a distance between the vehicle
and the nozzle of the power washer.
Always keep the jet of water moving across the
surface.
Wheel trim cap
> Wash the wheel trim cap with shampoo and a
soft brush or in the car wash.
Decorative foils
! Decorative foils are permanently adhered
to the painted parts of the vehicle and cannot
be removed.
! Do not expose the foils to solvents, gaso
line or diesel.
i When cleaning with a power washer, note
the following guideline values:
• Water temperature max. 176°F (80°C)
• Minimum distance 11.81 in (30 cm)
• Jet of water strike at a right angle
Paintwork care
The frequency with which you care for your
paintwork is dependent on
• how much the vehicle is used
• where you normally park the vehicle
(e.g. in a garage or under a tree)
• the season
• weather and environmental influences
Rectifying paintwork damage
You can use a touchup paint pen to repair
minimal stone chip damage and scratches.
Recommended touchup paint pens can be ob
tained in a smart center.
i For any major paintwork damage, please
contact a smart center.
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Vehicle care
Exterior
Plastic parts (body
panels) with
clearcoat
Body panels with
base coat and
clearcoat
tridion safety cell
Repair options
Clearcoat touchup
paint pen
recommended touch
up paint pen set in
the relevant color
recommended
touchup paint pen
set in the relevant
color
Soft top system (cabrio only)
Regular care will protect the retractable soft
top and the rear soft top against external
influences, helping to preserve its value. Use
only an approved soft top cleaner when re
moving dirt from the soft top.
! Never clean the soft top using a power
washer, as water could get into the inside of
the vehicle.
Cleaning the soft top fabric
! Only clean the retractable soft top and the
rear soft top when they are closed.
Dry cleaning
> Brush the soft top fabric with a soft brush,
always working in the same direction, i.e.
from front to back.
230 >> Operation
Wet cleaning
smart recommends that you use an approved
car shampoo concentrate and soft top clean
er.
> "Dry clean" the vehicle first.
> Wash the soft top off using a soft brush or
sponge and plenty of lukewarm water.
> Then rinse thoroughly with clear water.
i If you have the vehicle cleaned in a car
wash, you may find that some water gets into
the interior.
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What to do if ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unlocking/locking manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing transmitter battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing wiper blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
234
236
237
250
252
254
262
265
271
276
278
282
Where will I find ...?
G Warning!
Tire repair kit
The tire repair kit is located in the passen
ger’s footwell under the carpet.
2 Tire repair kit
1 Carpet holder
> Insert a suitable object such as a coin into
the slot of carpet holder 1.
> Turn carpet holder 1 counterclockwise.
> Lift the carpet.
234 >> Practical hints.
The following is included:
• Tire sealant container
• Electric air pump with filler hose
• Sticker
• Operating instructions label (on the inside
of the tire repair kit lid)
i The tire sealant container is located below
tire repair kit 2.
The tire repair kit is a limited repair de
vice. In case of a breakdown caused by a
flat tire, read through the section flat
tire (컄 page 265) carefully. When using
the tire repair kit follow the instructions
in this section. Failure to follow these in
structions can result in severe injury or
death.
Where will I find ...?
Firstaid kit*
The firstaid kit is located on the driver’s side
in the cargo compartment.
P68.20376031
1 Firstaid kit
i Check expiration dates and contents for
completeness at least once a year and replace
missing/expired items.
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Display messages
The following three display messages appear
in the multifunction display (컄page 136).
CAN failure
Flashes:
• if the data bus has failed.
> Have the system checked at an authorized
smart center.
236 >> Practical hints.
Electronic immobilizer
Shifting system
Displayed:
• if the electronic immobilizer is not working.
> Have the system checked at an authorized
smart center immediately.
Displayed:
• if there is a malfunction in the shifting
system.
• when the transmission is taughtin
(컄page 134)
> Have the system checked at an authorized
smart center.
What to do if ...
Warning and indicator lamps in
the instrument cluster
General information:
If any of the following lamps in the instrument
cluster fails to come on during the bulb
selfcheck when switching on ignition
(컄 page 91), have the respective bulb
checked and replaced if necessary.
ABS indicator lamp (USA only)
ABS indicator lamp (Canada only)
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
Goes out:
• if engine is running or after 10 seconds
G Warning!
When the ABS system is malfunctioning,
the wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability and extend
ing the braking distance.
When the ABS is switched off due to a mal
function, the ESP® is also switched off.
The basic driving and braking functions
are still avaiable.
The risk of your vehicle skidding is then
increased in certain situations. You
should therefore always adapt your
speed and driving style to the prevailing
road and weather conditions.
• when there is a malfunction in the ABS sys
tem.
> Have the ABS system checked at an autho
rized smart center immediately.
• together with the brake warning lamp
(컄 page 238) when the ABS system fails.
> Stop the vehicle immediately in a safe
location.
> Do not continue to drive.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
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What to do if ...
Battery indicator lamp
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
The indicator lamp goes out if the engine is
running.
If the Battery indicator lamp illuminates while
driving or does not go out after the engine is
started, the battery is no longer charged.
Possible causes:
• Alternator malfunctioning
• Broken polyVbelt
238 >> Practical hints.
> Stop the vehicle immediately in a safe
location.
> Do not continue to drive.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
Brake warning lamp (USA only)
! Among other possible causes, the
polyVbelt could be broken. Do not continue
to drive. Otherwise, the engine will overheat
due to an inoperative water pump which may
result in damage to the engine.
Brake warning lamp (Canada only)
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
Goes out:
• at least after 10 seconds
or
• after starting the engine.
What to do if ...
• with the parking brake set.
• if the brake circuit fails or the brake fluid
level in the brake fluid reservoir is too low.
> Stop the vehicle immediately in a safe
location.
> Do not continue to drive.
> Turn off the engine.
> Do not add brake fluid as this will not solve
the problem.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
G Warning!
Driving with the brake warning lamp illu
minated can result in an accident. Have
your brake system checked immediately
if the brake warning lamp stays on.
Do not add brake fluid before checking
the brake system.
! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
fluid reservoir has fallen to the minimum mark
or below, have the brake system checked for
brake pad thickness and leaks.
Combination low tire pressure/
TPMS malfunction telltale
Illuminates continuously:
• when the TPMS detects a loss of pressure in
at least one tire.
> Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation
around you.
> Check and correct tire inflation pressure
as required (컄 page 190).
• together with the ABS indicator lamp
(컄 page 237) when the ABS system fails.
> Stop the vehicle immediately in a safe
location.
> Do not continue to drive.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
• Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
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What to do if ...
If the tire inflation pressure in the respective
tire(s) has (have) been corrected, the combi
nation low tire pressure/TPMS malfunction
telltale goes out after a few minutes of driv
ing. See also "Restarting the TPMS"
(컄 page 194).
Flashes 60 seconds and then stays
illuminated:
• when there is a malfunction in the TPMS.
> Have the TPMS checked at an authorized
smart center.
After the malfunction has been remedied the
combination low tire pressure/TPMS mal
function telltale goes out after a few minutes
of driving.
240 >> Practical hints.
G Warning!
Each tire should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation
pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
BPillar (컄 page 185) . If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size in
dicated on the Tire and Loading Informa
tion placard you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle
has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) that illumi
nates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly
underinflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
telltale illuminates, you should stop and
check your tires as soon as possible, and
inflate them to the proper pressure.
Driving on a significantly underinflated
tire causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure.
Underinflation also reduces fuel effi
ciency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping
ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
underinflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPMS low
tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with
a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate
when the system is not operating
properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator
is combined with the low tire pressure
telltale.
What to do if ...
When the system detects a malfunction,
the telltale will flash for approximately
1 minute and then remain continuously
illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon subse
quent vehicle startups as long as the
malfunction exists. When the malfunction
indicator is illuminated, the system may
not be able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a vari
ety of reasons, including the installation
of incompatible replacement or alternate
tires or wheels on the vehicle that pre
vent the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction tell
tale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and
wheels allow the TPMS to continue to
function properly.
Coolant temperature warning lamp
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
The warning lamp goes out if the engine is
running.
• if the coolant is too hot.
> Stop the vehicle immediately in a safe
location.
> Do not continue to drive.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
If the coolant level has fallen below the
marking bar on the coolant reservoir
(컄 page 178):
> Add coolant as required.
> Have the coolant system checked for leaks
at an authorized smart center.
! Among other possible causes, the
polyVbelt could be broken. Do not continue
to drive. Otherwise, the engine will overheat
due to an inoperative water pump which may
result in damage to the engine.
G Warning!
Driving when your engine is overheated
can cause some fluids, which may have
leaked into the engine compartment, to
catch fire. You could be seriously burned.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until
the engine has cooled down.
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What to do if ...
! The engine oil pressure indicator lamp
Engine malfunction indicator lamp
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
Goes out:
• at least after 10 seconds if the engine elec
tronics are functioning properly
or
• after starting the engine.
If illuminated while driving:
> Have the vehicle checked at an authorized
smart center immediately.
i Some states may by law require you to visit
a workshop as soon as the engine malfunction
indicator lamp comes on. Check local require
ments.
242 >> Practical hints.
Engine oil pressure indicator lamp
i The engine oil pressure indicator lamp
indicates low engine oil pressure.
Check the engine oil level at regular intervals
(컄 page 173).
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
The indicator lamp goes out after starting
the engine and if there is sufficient engine
oil pressure.
If illuminated while driving:
> Stop the vehicle immediately in a safe
location.
> Do not continue to drive.
should not be ignored. Extended driving with
the indicator lamp illuminated could result in
serious engine damage that is not covered by
the smart Limited Warranty.
> Turn off the engine.
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
Goes out:
• before the engine starts.
The indicator lamp has failed.
> Check the engine oil level.
> Have the system checked at an authorized
smart center.
What to do if ...
G Warning!
EPS* warning lamp
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on.
The warning lamp goes out after starting
the engine.
• when the power steering is not available.
> Have the power steering checked at an au
thorized smart center immediately.
When the power steering is not available
a higher degree of effort is necessary to
steer the vehicle. Have the system che
cked at a smart center.
ESP® warning lamp
Flashes:
• when the ESP® is engaged.
Illuminates continuously:
• if ESP® is not operational due to a system
failure.
• if ESP® is not available.
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What to do if ...
G Warning!
When the ESP® warning lamp is
illuminated continuously, the ESP® is not
available or not operational due to a
system failure.
Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions and the
nonoperating status of the ESP®.
i It may be possible to clear a system failure
by restarting the engine.
> Restart the engine.
> If the warning lamp still does not go out,
have the system checked at an authorized
smart center immediately.
i More information on the ESP® can be found
in the "Safety" section (컄 page 73).
244 >> Practical hints.
High beam headlamp indicator lamp
Low beam headlamp indicator lamp
Illuminates:
• with the high beam headlamps switched on.
• when using the high beam flasher.
Illuminates:
• with the low beam headlamps switched on.
i If the high beam headlamp indicator lamp
does not illuminate when the high beam head
lamps are switched on or when using the high
beam flasher, have the system checked at an
authorized smart center.
i If the low beam headlamp indicator lamp
does not illuminate when the low beam head
lamps are switched on, have the system
checked at an authorized smart center.
What to do if ...
G Warning!
Passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
Illuminates when the passenger front air bag
is deactivated:
• with the ignition switched on and if OCS
senses that the passenger seat occupant is
classified as being up to or less than the
weight of a typical 12monthold child in a
standard child restraint.
• with the ignition switched on, if the OCS
senses that the passenger seat is not occu
pied.
Goes out:
• after approximately 4 seconds if the OCS
senses that the passsenger seat is occu
pied with a person with the weight of a
typical adult or someone larger than a
small individual.
If the 57 indicator lamp
illuminates and remains illuminated with
the weight of a typical adult or someone
larger than a small individual on the pas
senger seat, do not have any passenger
use the passenger seat until the system
has been repaired.
G Warning!
If the 57 indicator lamp
does not illuminate or remains out with
the weight of a typical 12monthold
child in a standard child restraint or less
on the passenger seat, do not transport a
child on the passenger seat until the
system has been repaired.
Seat belt telltale
Illuminates constantly:
• for a maximum of 6 seconds after starting
the engine.
Regardless of whether the seat belt is fas
tened or not, the seat belt telltale always
comes on and remains lit for 6 seconds af
ter starting the engine.
• when the driver’s seat belt is unfastened.
An additional warning chime sounds for a
maximum of 6 seconds after starting the en
gine or until the driver’s seat belt is fas
tened.
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What to do if ...
G Warning!
Flashes with increasing frequency of a warn
ing chime:
• if the vehicle speed once exceeds
15 mph (25 km/h), the seat belt
telltale < starts flashing and a warning
chime sounds with increasing intensity for a
maximum of 60 seconds or until both the
driver’s and passenger’s seat belt are fas
tened.
SRS indicator lamp
If the driver’s or the passenger’s seat belt
remains unfastened after 60 seconds, the
warning chime stops sounding. The seat belt
telltale < stops flashing but continues to
be illuminated.
i Information on the operating principle of
The seat belt telltale < will only go out if
both the driver’s and the passenger’s seat
belt (with the passenger seat occupied) are
fastened, or the vehicle is standing still and a
door is opened.
246 >> Practical hints.
The SRS indicator lamp signals to you that
there is a malfunction in the supplemental
restraint system of the
• Air bags
• Emergency Tensioning Devices
the air bags can be found in the "Safety"
section (컄 page 54).
Illuminates:
• when the ignition is switched on
(selfcheck).
If the SRS indicator lamp does not come
on when you switch on the ignition or does
not go out again after a few seconds once
the engine is running or comes on again,
the supplemental restraint systems are
malfunctioning.
In the event that a malfunction of the SRS
is indicated as described in scenario 2,
the SRS may not be operational. For your
safety, we strongly recommend that you
contact an authorized smart center im
mediately to have the system checked; A
malfunctioning SRS system may not de
ploy when needed in an accident result
ing in serious or fatal injury, or it might
deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily
which could result in an accident and/or
injury to you or to others
What to do if ...
The subsequent self check of the safety
systems yields the following results:
Scenario 1:
The SRS indicator lamp goes out after a
maximum of 4 seconds:
No malfunction detected. The supplemental
restraint system is operational.
Scenario 2:
The SRS indicator lamp goes out after a maxi
mum of 4 seconds for approximately 1 second,
then it comes on again and stays on:
There is a malfunction in the supplemental
restraint systems. The air bags or Emer
gency Tensioning Devices could deploy un
expectedly or fail to deploy in an accident.
> Do not sit on the passenger seat; this ap
plies particularly to children.
> Have the system checked at an authorized
smart center.
! If the SRS indicator lamp comes on while
driving, have the system checked at an autho
rized smart center immediately.
It is possible that the air bag and the emer
gency tensioning device could be activated
unintentionally or will not function in the event
of an accident.
Turn signal indicator lamp(s)
Flash(es):
• when the ignition is switched on:
• the corresponding turn signal is switched
on.
• the hazard warning flasher is switched on.
> If the turn signal indicator lamp(s) do(es)
not illuminate, have the turn signal indica
tor lamp(s) checked at an authorized smart
center.
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What to do if ...
Flashes at double frequency:
• if one of the turn signals is malfunctioning.
> Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 254).
or
> Have the turn signal checked at an autho
rized smart center as soon as possible.
Engine
Loss of key
The engine does not start:
> Check if
• the gear selector lever is in park
position P,
• the brake pedal has been depressed,
• the transmission position indicator is on 
or .
If you lose a key, you should do the following:
> Have the key deactivated at an authorized
smart center.
> Report the loss of the key to your car
insurance company immediately.
> If necessary have the mechanical lock
replaced.
Your authorized smart center will be glad to
supply you with a replacement following an
identity check.
The engine does not start within 4 seconds:
> Wait for a few seconds.
> Repeat the starting procedure.
Remember that extended starting attempts
can drain the vehicle battery.
The engine does not start after several
starting attempts:
> Set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle.
> Contact Roadside Assistance or an autho
rized smart center.
248 >> Practical hints.
What to do if ...
Acoustic warning signals
Door warning
A warning signal sounds if the door is opened
while a gear is engaged with the engine run
ning and neither the brake nor accelerator
pedals are depressed.
In addition a warning signal sounds if you
open the driver’s door with the key in the
starter switch position 0 to remind you not to
leave the key in the vehicle.
Antitheft warning system*
Once the antitheft warning system has been
armed, a visual and audible alarm is triggered
when someone opens
• a door or the tailgate,
• when the vehicle's interior is entered,
• if there is motion inside the vehicle,
• if the vehicle is raised.
The alarm is also triggered if the passenger
door is unlocked with the key (컄 page 250).
Seat belt reminder system
If seat belts are not fastened when the engine
is started, a warning chime will sound, for de
tails see seat belt telltale (컄 page 245).
Mechanical/acoustic brake pad indicator
The vehicle is equipped with a mechanical/
acoustic brake pad indicator. If you can hear
a continuous noise from the front axle when
braking, have the brake pads checked at an
authorized smart center.
To cancel the alarm:
> Insert the key in the starter switch.
> Turn starter switch in Position 1
(컄 page 91).
or
> Press button © or ª on the key.
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Unlocking/locking manually
Unlocking the vehicle
Locking the vehicle
P72.10334831
You can unlock the driver’s door and the fuel
filler flap by unlocking the driver’s door using
the key. The lock cylinder is fitted with a cap.
> Press button © on the key.
The antitheft warning system* is disarmed.
i If the transmitter battery in the key is
discharged, the antitheft warning system*
can no longer be disarmed with button © on
the key. For replacing the transmitter battery
(컄 page 253).
Unlocking the vehicle with the key and opening
a door or the tailgate will trigger the anti
theft warning system* (컄 page 77).
To cancel the alarm:
> Insert the key in the starter switch.
> Turn starter switch in Position 1
(컄 page 91).
250 >> Practical hints.
1 Cap
2 Lock cylinder
> Remove cap 1 from lock cylinder 2.
> Unlock the driver’s door.
The driver’s door and the fuel filler flap are
unlocked.
i To unlock the vehicle centrally press the
central unlocking switch in the upper center
console (컄 page 38).
If you can no longer lock the vehicle using the
remote control and you do not have a spare
transmitter battery at hand, please proceed
as follows:
> Open the driver's door.
> Press the central locking switch
(컄 page 84).
The indicator lamp on central locking
switch 1 comes on, when the starter switch
is in position 1.
The indicator lamp on central locking
switch 1 flashes, when the starter switch is
in Position 0.
> Remove the key from the starter switch,
take it with you, and close all doors.
The vehicle is now locked and the antitheft
warning system* is armed.
Unlocking/locking manually
Closing the rear soft top
If the rear soft top does not lock properly
after being closed, proceed as follows:
> Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
> Set the parking brake.
> Make sure that the key in the starter switch
is turned to position 1.
> Fold up the rear soft top completely.
The rear soft top stops in the unlocked
position.
> Within one minute, press and hold
symbol ± on the retractable soft top
switch for 15 seconds twice.
The rear soft top closes the locking hooks.
> Close the retractable soft top completely.
> Have the rear soft top checked at an autho
rized smart center.
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Replacing transmitter battery
Notes
The remote control's transmitter battery is
almost spent when the turn signals flash
rapidly nine times in a row when locking the
vehicle.
i If you do not replace the transmitter
battery, after about 100 more times you will no
longer be able to lock or unlock the vehicle
using the remote control.
252 >> Practical hints.
> Replace the transmitter battery.
or
> Have the transmitter battery replaced at an
smart center.
G Warning!
Batteries contain poisonous and corro
sive substances. Therefore keep the
batteries out of reach of children.
If a battery is swallowed, seek medical
help immediately.
Batteries contain materials that can harm the
environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries for
recycling.
Replacing transmitter battery
Replacing transmitter battery
Replacement battery: CR 2016 button cell
! Replace the remote control's transmitter
> Insert a suitable object such as a coin into
the slot at the eyelet of the key housing.
> Carefully turn the coin until key housing top
half 1 is unlatched.
> Open key housing top half 1 to the side.
battery every two years at the latest. Other
wise there is a danger of leakage. The remote
control could be damaged.
P80.35228931
! Check the polarity when inserting the new
transmitter battery. You could otherwise
damage parts of the electrical system. When
inserting the batteries, make sure they are
clean and free of lint.
> Insert the new transmitter battery.
> Press both halves of the key housing
together again.
> Check the operation of the remote control.
2 Transmitter battery
1 Key housing top half
> Remove transmitter battery 2 from the
board.
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253
Replacing bulbs
About replacing bulbs
Safe vehicle operation depends on proper
exterior lighting and signaling. It is therefore
essential that all bulbs and lamp assemblies
are in good working order at all times.
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. Contact an autho
rized smart center for headlamp adjustment.
254 >> Practical hints.
G Warning!
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot.
Allow the lamp to cool down before
changing a bulb. Otherwise you could be
burned if you touch them.
Keep bulbs out of the reach of children.
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas.
A bulb can explode if you:
• touch or move it when hot
• drop the bulb
• scratch the bulb
Wear eye and hand protection.
i If the headlamps or front fog lamps* are
fogged up on the inside as a result of high
humidity, driving the vehicle a distance with
the lights on should clear up the fogging.
Replacing bulbs
Overview bulbs
P82.10483731
Front lamps
Rear lamps
Lamp
Type
Lamp
Type
1
Turn signal lamp
PY 21 W
7
Highmounted brake
lamp
W 16 W
2
Low beam headlamp
H7 (55W)
3
Parking and side
marker lamp
WY 5 W
8
Brake, tail, turn
signal, and
sidemarker lamp
12 V 21/5 W
4
Front fog lamp*
H 11
9
Reflector
5
High beam headlamp
H7 (55W)
a
Backup lamp
12 V 21 W
6
Side turn signal lamp
WY 5 W
b
License plate lamp
C5W
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Replacing bulbs
Notes on bulb replacement
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
Parking and sidemarker lamp bulb
• Only use bulbs of the same type and with the
specified watt rating.
• Switch the lights off before replacing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
• Always use a clean lintfree cloth when
handling bulbs.
• Your hands should be dry and free of oil and
grease.
• Avoid touching the glass of the bulb with
bare fingers.
• If the newly installed bulb does not come on,
contact an authorized smart center.
• Have the bulbs for the front fog lamps*
replaced at an authorized smart center.
Before you start to replace a bulb for a front
lamp, do the following first:
> Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M (컄 page 101).
> Switch off the ignition.
> Open the service flap (컄 page 176)
> Removing:
Driver side: Turn bulb socket 1 toward the
outside.
Passenger side: Turn bulb socket 1 toward
the outside.
> Pull bulb socket 1 out of the headlamp
housing.
> Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 1.
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> Installing: Insert the new bulb into bulb
socket 1.
> Insert bulb socket 1 into the headlamp
housing.
> Driver side: Turn bulb socket 1 toward the
inside.
Passenger side: Turn bulb socket 1 toward
the inside.
Left headlamp, (right headlamp in reverse)
1 Bulb socket for parking, and side marker
lamp
2 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp
3 Low beam headlamp cover
4 High beam headlamp cover
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Replacing bulbs
Low beam headlamp bulb
High beam headlamp bulb
Front turn signal lamp bulb
> Removing: Take off low beam headlamp
cover 3.
> Detach the electrical connector.
> Bend the retainer spring end down and
forward until it unclips. Fold the retainer
spring back.
> Pull the bulb out of the headlamp housing.
> Removing: Take off high beam headlamp
cover 4.
> Detach the electrical connector.
> Tilt the bulb socket down and pull it out.
> Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.
> Removing: Turn bulb socket 2 counter
clockwise by a quarter of turn and pull it out
of the headlamp housing.
> Press gently onto the bulb and turn it
counterclockwise.
> Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 2.
> Installing: Insert the new bulb into the
headlamp housing.
> Fold the retainer spring forward.
Bend the retainer spring end forward then
up and back to clip in.
> Attach the electrical connector.
> Reinstall low beam headlamp cover 3.
> Installing: Insert the new bulb into the bulb
socket.
> Fit the bulb so that the retaining lug of the
base plate is pointing up.
> Press the bulb into the bulb socket until it
is fully engaged.
> Attach the electrical connector.
> Reinstall high beam headlamp cover 4.
> Installing: Insert the new bulb into bulb
socket 2.
> Press gently onto the bulb and turn it
clockwise.
> Insert bulb socket 2 into the headlamp
housing.
The arrow on bulb socket 2 must be in line
with the line on the headlamp housing.
> Turn bulb socket 2 clockwise by a quarter
of turn.
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Replacing bulbs
Side turn signal lamp bulb
> Removing: Open the door on the corre
sponding side.
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1 Retaining lug
> Press on retaining lug 1 in the direction of
the arrow until the side turn signal lamp
housing disengages.
> Use a suitable tool to loosen the side turn
signal lamp housing from the fender.
> Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and
pull it out out of the side turn signal lamp
housing.
> Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.
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> Installing: Insert the new bulb into the bulb
socket.
> Insert the bulb socket into the side turn
signal lamp housing and turn the bulb
socket clockwise.
> Fit the side turn signal lamp housing onto
the fender.
> Press gently onto the side turn signal lamp
housing.
The side turn signal lamp housing must
audibly engage.
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a rear
lamp, do the following first:
> Turn exterior lamp switch to position M
(컄 page 101).
> Switch off the ignition.
Tail lamp unit
> Removing:
Coupé:
> Open the upper tailgate.
> Open the lower tailgate.
Cabrio:
> Open the lower tailgate
> Open the rear soft top (컄 page 89)
> Remove the side cover in the cargo
compartment on the corresponding side.
> Fold the damping material forward, if
necessary.
Replacing bulbs
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Left bulb carrier illustrated as example
1 Retaining tab
2 Electrical connector
> Press retaining tab 1 in the center of the
bulb carrier upwards.
> Pull the bulb carrier out of the tail lamp
housing.
Left bulb carrier with bulb sockets (right bulb
carrier in reverse)
1 Retaining tab
3 Brake, tail, turn signal, and sidemarker
lamp bulb
4 Backup lamp bulb
> Installing: Insert the new bulb into the bulb
socket.
> Press gently onto the bulb and turn it
clockwise until it engages.
> Insert the bulb carrier into the tail lamp
housing.
> Press gently onto the bulb carrier.
Let retaining tab 1 engage.
> Fold the damping material backward, if
necessary.
> Reinstall the side cover in the cargo com
partment.
> Depending on which bulb needs to be
replaced, press gently onto bulb 3 or 4
and turn it counterclockwise.
> Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.
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Replacing bulbs
High mounted brake lamp
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1 Retaining screws
2 High mounted brake lamp
3 Bulb socket
> Removing: Unscrew retaining screws 1.
> Remove high mounted brake lamp 2.
> Detach the electrical connector from bulb
socket 3.
> Turn the bulb counterclockwise and pull it
out of its socket.
License plate lamps
G Warning!
High outside temperature, stopandgo
traffic, driving on long uphill grades, or
driving at high engine speed may increa
se the temperature in the engine com
partment. Therefore the area around the
air slots in the rear apron may be hot. Let
the engine cool off before touching this
area to prevent burns.
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2 Electrical connectors
3 Bulb
>
>
>
>
>
> Installing: Install in the reverse order.
1 License plate lamp unit jacking point
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> Use a suitable tool to loosen the corre
sponding license plate lamp unit at jacking
point 1.
> Carefully unclip the license plate lamp unit.
Detach electrical connectors 2.
Remove bulb 3.
Insert the new bulb.
Attach electrical connectors 2.
Fit the license plate lamp unit on the right
and press gently on the left.
The license plate lamp unit must audibly
engage.
Replacing bulbs
Replacing the interior lighting
You need a 12 V 10 W bulb.
> Removing: Use a flat object to pry the lamp
lens off from the passenger side.
> Detach electrical connector 1 from the
interior lamp.
> Remove bulb 2 from its mount 3.
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> Installing: Insert the new bulb.
> Attach connector 1 to the interior lamp.
> Fit the lamp lens on the left in the opening
and press gently on the right.
The lamp lens must audibly engage.
1 Electrical connector
2 Bulb
3 Mount
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Replacing wiper blades
About replacing wiper blades
G Warning!
For safety reasons, switch off the wipers
and remove the key from the starter
switch before replacing a wiper blade.
The windshield wipers could otherwise be
set in motion and cause injury.
G Warning!
Wiper blades are components that are
subject to wear and tear. Replace the
wiper blades at least twice a year, pref
erably in the spring and fall. Otherwise
the windows will not be properly wiped. As
a result, you may not be able to observe
surrounding traffic conditions and could
cause an accident.
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! Hold on to the wiper when folding the wiper Windshield wiper blades
arm back. If released, the force of the impact
from the windshield wiper tensioning spring
could crack the windshield.
Do not allow the wiper arms to contact the
windshield glass without a wiper blade
inserted.
We recommend that you have this work carried
out at an authorized smart center.
! Do not pull on the wiper blade inserts.
They could tear.
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
> Fold the wiper arm away from the windshield
until it snaps into place.
To ensure proper visibility,
• it is vital that you have wiper blades that
are in perfect shape.
• clean the wiper blades regularly with a
cleaning agent.
• remove any tough dirt stains with a sponge
or brush.
1 Retaining springs
2 Detaching wiper blade
Replacing wiper blades
> Removing: Press on retaining springs 1 on
both sides of the wiper blade.
> Fold the wiper blade away from the wiper
arm in the direction of arrow 2 and detach
it.
Rear window wiper blade
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> Installing: Attach the new wiper blade and
fold it into a position parallel to the wiper
arm.
Retaining springs 1 must audibly engage
in the wiper arm.
> Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on the
windshield.
Make sure to hold on to the wiper when
folding the wiper arm back.
! Make sure the wiper blades are properly
installed. Improperly installed wiper blades
may cause windshield damage.
> Installing: Push the new wiper blade onto
the wiper arm until you feel it engage.
> Fold the wiper blade into a position parallel
to the wiper arm.
> Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on the
rear window.
Make sure to hold on to the wiper when
folding the wiper arm back.
! Make sure the wiper blade is properly
installed. An improperly installed wiper blade
may cause rear window damage.
1 Wiper blade
2 Detaching wiper blade
> Removing: Fold the wiper arm away from the
rear window until you feel it engage.
> Fold wiper blade 1 away from the wiper
arm in the direction of arrow 2 until it
disengages from its mounting.
> Detach wiper blade 1.
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Replacing wiper blades
Adjusting the washer jet nozzles
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1 Front washer jet nozzles
2 Rear washer jet nozzles
> Adjusting: Use a needle to move washer jet
nozzles 1 or 2 left, right, up, or down.
i Check the setting of the washer jet nozzles
at regular intervals. The washer jet nozzles
are correctly set when the water jet hits the
windshield or the rear window approximately
in the center.
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Flat tire
Preparing the vehicle
Using the tire repair kit
Upon experiencing any type of problem with
the vehicle's tires, switch on the hazard warn
ing flasher, carefully slow down and exit the
roadway in a cautious manner.
> Park the vehicle at a safe distance from
moving traffic on a hard, flat surface when
possible.
> Set the parking brake.
> Turn the steering wheel so that the front
wheels are in a straight ahead position.
> Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
> Turn off the engine.
> Remove the key from the starter switch and
take the key with you.
The tire repair kit can be used to seal punc
tures of up to approximately 0.16 in (4 mm) on
the tire tread.
The tire repair kit enables you to drive on the
sealed tire to the nearest authorized smart
center.
i Open door only when conditions are safe to
> You should have the sealed tire replaced at
an authorized smart center.
G Warning!
Take care not to allow the contents of the
tire sealant to come in contact with hair,
eyes or clothing. The tire sealant is
harmful if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed
through the skin it may causes skin, eye
and respiratory irritation. Wear gloves
while using this product if they are avail
able.
Any contact with eyes or skin should be
flushed immediately with plenty of water.
If clothing comes in contact with the tire
sealant, change clothing as soon as pos
sible.
In case of allergic reaction or rash,
consult a physician immediately.
do so.
> Have any passenger exit the vehicle at a
safe distance from the roadway.
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Flat tire
Notes
• Small tire punctures, particularly those in
the tread, can be sealed with the tire seal
ant.
• The tire sealant can be used in ambient
temperatures from 4°F (20°C) to +104°F
(+40°C).
• Do not remove any foreign objects such as
nails or screws that have penetrated the
tire.
• Do not use the tire sealant if the tire has
been damaged by being driven when insuf
ficiently inflated (e.g. bumps, cuts, cracks
etc. on the tire).
• Allow escaped tire sealant to dry, then peel
it off.
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• Immediately wash all painted surfaces that
came into contact with the tire sealant using
a damp cloth.
• Avoid skin and eye contact with the tire
sealant.
• Do not swallow the tire sealant.
• Allow the tire sealant that is inside the
damaged tire to dry and dispose of together
with the tire.
• Do not use the tire sealant after the expira
tion date has elapsed (see top of container).
Instead, have it replaced at an authorized
smart center.
G Warning!
The tire sealant is a limited repair
device. The tire sealant cannot be used
for cuts or punctures larger than
approximately 0.16 in (4 mm) and tire
damage caused by driving with extremely
low tire inflation pressure, or on a flat
tire, or a damaged wheel.
Do not drive the vehicle under such
circumstances.
If you are unsure of the condition of the
tire or have any question whatsover
about its suitability for driving contact
the nearest smart center for assistance
or call Roadside Assistance.
Flat tire
G
Warning!
> Take the tire repair kit from the passen
ger’s footwell (컄 page 234).
> Open the tire repair kit lid.
G Warning!
Please review the instructions below for
using the tire repair kit. If you are not
confident that you can competently follow
the instructions for using this kit, do not
use the kit, but instead call for Roadside
Assistance.
Follow safety instructions on the electric
air pump label.
G Warning!
Keep the tire sealant out of reach of
children. If swallowed, rinse mouth imme
diately with plenty of water and drink
plenty of water.
Do not induce vomiting!
Consult a physician immediately.
Keep away from open flame, heat source
or sparks. Do not smoke.
> Attach sticker 8 where it will be easily
seen by the driver on the instrument
cluster.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Flange
Pressure gauge
Deflate button
Filler hose with stopper
Operating instructions label
Electrical plug
Electric air pump switch
Sticker
Tire sealant container
> Pull electrical plug 6 and filler hose 4 out
of the housing.
> Unscrew the lid of flange 1.
> Unscrew the lid of tire sealant container 9.
Make sure that you do not damage the
aluminum seal.
> Screw tire sealant container 9 onto
flange 1.
Make sure that the container is threaded
correctly onto the flange. This punctures
the aluminum seal of the tire sealant con
tainer.
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Flat tire
> Unscrew the valve cap from the tire valve of
the damaged tire.
> Pull off the stopper of filler hose 4.
> Screw the end of filler hose 4 onto the tire
valve.
> Insert electrical plug 6 into the auxiliary
power outlet (컄 page 164).
> Insert the key in the starter switch and turn
it to position 1.
i The vehicle's battery is drained by use of
the electric air pump. You should therefore
keep the engine running in the open air while inflating the tire.
> Press I on electric air pump switch 7.
The electric air pump is switched on and
inflates the tire.
i First, the sealant is pumped into the tire.
The pressure may briefly increase to a high
value. This is normal and not an indication of a
malfunction. Do not switch off the electric air
pump.
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> Let the electric air pump inflate the tire for
a maximum of ten minutes.
Pressure gauge 2 must display at least
26 psi (1.8 bar) is reached. The filler hose
can become hot during inflation.
Please exercise appropriate caution.
! Do not operate the electric air pump
longer than ten minutes without interruption.
Otherwise it may overheat.
You may operate the electrical air pump again
after it has cooled off.
> If the tire inflation pressure of at least
26 psi (1.8 bar) is not attained, turn off the
electric air pump by pressing 0 on electric
air pump switch 7.
> Unscrew the end of filler hose 4 from the
tire valve.
> After clearing the area around the vehicle
of people and obstacles, drive vehicle back
or forth very slowly approximately 30 ft
(10 m).
This serves to better distribute the tire
sealant material inside the tire.
> Screw the end of filler hose 4 onto the tire
valve.
> Inflate the tire again.
G Warning!
If a tire inflation pressure of 26 psi
(1.8 bar) is not attained, the tire is too
severely damaged for the tire sealant to
provide a reliable tire repair.
In this case, the tire sealant cannot
properly seal the tire.
Do not drive the vehicle.
Contact the nearest smart center for as
sistance or call Roadside Assistance.
> After attaining a tire inflation pressure of
26 psi (1.8 bar), press 0 on electric air
pump switch 7.
The electric air pump is switched off.
> Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 0.
Flat tire
> Unscrew the end of filler hose 4 from the
tire valve.
> Plug filler hose 4 with the stopper.
> Tire sealant container 9 remains screwed
onto flange 1. The filler hose may still be
hot. Please exercise appropriate caution.
> Place the tire repair kit securely in the
vehicle.
> Drive off immediately.
The tire sealant will distribute itself evenly
inside the tire.
G Warning!
Do not exceed vehicle speed of
50 mph (80 km/h). A tire sealant repair is
not designed to operate at higher
speeds.
The sticker must be attached on the
instrument cluster where it will be easily
seen by the driver.
Vehicle handling characteristics of a tire
sealant repaired tire may change. Adapt
your driving accordingly.
> After driving for about 1.8 miles (3 km) or
ten minutes, take all of the appropriate
safety precautions and then take the tire
repair kit from the vehicle.
> Screw the end of filler hose 4 on to the tire
valve.
> Check the tire inflation pressure using
pressure gauge 2.
G Warning!
If tire inflation pressure has fallen below
20 psi (1.3 bar) do not continue to drive
the vehicle.
Park your vehicle safely away from the
roadway and contact the nearest smart
center or call Roadside Assistance.
Have the damaged tire replaced.
> If the tire inflation pressure is at least
20 psi (1.3 bar), inflate or deflate the tire
to correct tire inflation pressure (see Tire
and Loading Information placard located on
the driver’s door Bpillar.
> To increase the tire inflation pressure:
Switch on the electric air pump.
> To decrease the tire inflation pressure:
Press on deflate button 3. Recheck the
tire inflation pressure with the electric
air pump's pressure gauge.
> After checking the tire inflation pressure,
unscrew the end of filler hose 4 from the
tire valve.
> Plug filler hose 4 with the stopper.
> Place the tire repair kit securely in the
vehicle.
> Screw the valve cap onto the tire valve.
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Flat tire
! The manufacturer is unable to guarantee
that all tire punctures can be repaired with
the tire repair kit, in particular cuts or
perforations larger than approximately
0.16 in (4 mm) or away from the tire's tread.
The manufacturer is not liable for damage
sustained through improper use of the tire
repair kit.
G Warning!
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated
tires can adversely affect handling and
ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase
stopping distance, and result in sudden
deflation (blowout) because they are
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more likely to become punctured or
damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated
tires wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel econ
omy, and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding
the specified load limit as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information placard
on the driver’s door Bpillar. Overload
ing the tires can overheat them, possibly
causing a blowout. Overloading the tires
can also result in handling or steering
problems, or brake failure.
> Drive to the nearest authorized smart cen
ter, to have the damaged tire replaced.
> Contact an authorized smart center as soon
as possible to obtain a new filler hose 4 and
a new tire sealant container 9.
> Bring used tire sealant materials to an
authorized smart center for proper dispos
al.
> Replace your tire sealant container every
4 years. Replacement containers are avail
able at any authorized smart center.
G Warning!
After changing a tire, contact a smart
center to make sure that the bolts holding
the wheel to the car are tight enough.
Otherwise, the wheels could come off.
Each bolt should be tightened to a torque
of 81 lbft (110 Nm).
Battery
About the battery
Your vehicle’s battery is located in the
passenger’s footwell below the footrest
(컄 page 273).
The battery should always be sufficiently
charged in order to achieve its rated service
life. Refer to Maintenance Booklet for battery
maintenance intervals.
If you use your vehicle mostly for short
distance trips, you will need to have the
battery charge checked more frequently.
When replacing the battery, always use
batteries approved by smart.
Battery: 12 volts and 42 Amps
If you do not intend to operate your vehicle
for an extended period of time, consult an
authorized smart center about steps you need
to observe.
G Warning!
Observe all safety instructions and
precautions when handling automotive
batteries.
Wear eye protection.
Rinse any acid spills imme
diately with clean water. Contact
a physician if necessary.
Keep children away.
Risk of explosion.
Follow the instructions in this
Operator’s Manual.
Fire, open flames and smoking
are prohibited when handling
batteries. Avoid creating
sparks.
Battery acid is caustic. Do not
allow it to come into contact with
the skin, eyes or clothing.
Batteries contain materials that can harm the
environment if disposed of improperly. Recy
cling of batteries is the preferred method of
disposal. Many states require sellers of bat
teries to accept old batteries for recycling.
Wear suitable protective cloth
ing, especially gloves, apron
and faceguard.
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Battery
G Warning!
G Warning!
G Warning!
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injury or death.
Observe all safety instructions and
precautions when handling automotive
batteries (컄 page 271).
Never lean over batteries while connect
ing, you might get injured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do
not allow this fluid to come in contact with
eyes, skin or clothing. In case it does,
immediately flush affected area with
water and seek medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and explosive. Keep
flames or sparks away from battery, avoid
improper connection of jumper cables,
smoking, etc.
Do not place any metal objects on a bat
tery. You could otherwise cause a short
circuit and the battery’s highly flammable
chemicals could ignite.
Never allow any metal object to contact
both battery terminals or the positive
terminal and the vehicle body at the same
time. This might short circuit the battery
and ignite the highly flammable and ex
plosive hydrogen gas generated by the
battery, causing serious personal injury.
Keep flames or sparks away from battery,
avoid improper connection of jumper
cables, smoking, etc.
• When disconnecting the battery, always
disconnect the negative terminal first,
followed by positive terminal.
• When connecting the battery, always
connect the positive terminal first, fol
lowed by the negative terminal.
• Do not loosen or disconnect the
battery terminal clips while the engine
is running or the key is in the starter
switch.
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Battery
! Never loosen or detach battery terminal
clamps while the engine is running or the key
is in the starter switch. Otherwise the alter
nator and other electronic components could
be severely damaged.
Have the battery checked regularly at an
authorized smart center.
Refer to Maintenance Booklet for maintenance
intervals or contact an authorized smart cen
ter for further information.
! Never invert the terminal connections!
Disconnecting, removing, charg
ing, reinstalling and reconnecting
the battery
> Unscrew the carpet holder in the
passenger’s footwell (컄 page 234).
> Lift the carpet.
Disconnecting the battery
G Warning!
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With a disconnected battery
• you will no longer be able to turn the
key in the starter switch.
• the gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P.
> Set the parking brake.
> Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
> Turn off all electrical accessories.
> Turn off the engine.
> Open the passenger door.
> Move the passenger seat to the rear as far
as possible.
1 Footrest
2 Fastening screw
> Unscrew fastening screw 2 counterclock
wise.
> Pull footrest 1 sideways out of the vehicle.
> Read and observe safety instructions and
precautions (컄 page 271).
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Battery
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3 Negative terminal
4 Positive terminal cover
5 Battery mount
! Always disconnect the battery in the order
described below. Otherwise the vehicle’s
electronics can be damaged.
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> Disconnect the battery negative lead from
negative terminal 3.
Make sure the negative lead does not come
into contact with the positive lead.
> Remove cover 4 from the positive terminal.
> Disconnect the battery positive lead.
Removing the battery
> Unscrew battery mount 5.
> Remove the battery support and bracket.
> Pull out the ventilation hose from the bat
tery (depending on battery arrangement in
your vehicle model, the ventilation hose is
located either on the left or right side of the
battery).
> Remove the battery.
Charging the battery
G Warning!
Avoid creating sparks when charging the
battery as escaping gases are flammable.
Keep open flames away from the battery
and do not smoke.
Do not touch the battery terminal with
metal objects and do not remove the bat
tery charger's terminal clamps until the
battery charger has been switched off
and no further gas is being discharged by
the batteries.
Only charge the battery in a well
ventilated area.
There is a risk of acid burns during the
charging procedure due to the gases
which escape from the battery. Do not
lean over the battery when it is being
charged.
Battery
G Warning!
Never charge a battery while still
installed in the vehicle. Gases may escape
during charging and cause explosions
that may result in paint damage, corro
sion or personal injury.
> Charge battery in accordance with the
instructions of the battery charger manu
facturer.
! Only use chargers of a correct and suit
able voltage.
! Never attempt to recharge a frozen bat
Reinstalling the battery
> Reinstall the charged battery. Follow the
previously described steps in reverse
order.
! The battery, its filler caps and the ventila
tion hose must always be securely installed
when the vehicle is in operation.
! Never invert the terminal connections!
> Connect the battery positive lead and
fasten cover 4 (컄 page 274).
> Connect battery negative lead 3
(컄 page 274).
Reconnecting the battery
i After battery power (e.g. due to reconnec
tion) was interrupted, you will have to set the
clock (컄 page 138).
! Always connect the battery in the order
described below. Otherwise the vehicle’s
electronics can be damaged.
i Have the battery’s charge status and acid
level checked at the start of the cold season at
a smart center.
> Turn off all electrical accessories.
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
tery. Have the battery checked at a smart
center. The battery housing could be dam
aged.
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Jump starting
G Warning!
Failure to follow these directions will
cause damage to the electronic compo
nents, and can lead to a battery explosion
and severe injury or death.
Never lean over batteries while connect
ing or jump starting, you might get in
jured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do
not allow this fluid to come in contact with
eyes, skin or clothing. In case it does, im
mediately flush affected area with water,
and seek medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and very explosive.
Keep flames or sparks away from battery,
avoid improper connection of jumper
cables, smoking, etc.
Attempting to jump start a frozen battery
can result in it exploding, causing per
sonal injury.
Read all instructions before proceeding.
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! Do not tow start vehicle.
! Avoid repeated and lengthy starting
attempts.
Do not attempt to start the engine using a
battery quick charge unit.
If the engine does not run after several
unsuccessful starting attempts, have it
checked at the nearest authorized smart cen
ter.
Excessive unburned fuel generated by
repeated failed starting attempts may damage
the catalytic converter and may present a fire
risk.
Make sure the jumper cables do not have loose
or missing insulation.
Make sure the cable clamps do not touch any
other metal part while the other end is still
attached to a battery.
If the battery is discharged, the engine can be
started with jumper cables and the battery of
another vehicle. Observe the following:
• Jump starting should only be performed
when the engine and catalytic converter are
cold.
• Do not start the engine if the battery is
frozen. Let the battery thaw out first.
• Only jump start from batteries with the
same voltage rating (12 V). Jump starting
with a higher voltage battery could damage
the vehicle’s electrical system, which will
not be covered by the smart Limited
Warranty.
• Only use jumper cables with sufficient
crosssection and insulated terminal
clamps.
• Always make sure the jumper cables are not
on or near pulleys, fans or other parts that
move when an engine is started or running.
Jump starting
G Warning!
> Get access to the battery in the passen
ger’s footwell (컄 page 273).
> Remove the positive terminal cover.
Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
Observe all safety instructions and
precautions when handling automotive
batteries (컄 page 271).
P54.10274931
> Connect positive terminals 1 and 3 with
the jumper cable.
Clamp the cable to positive terminal 3 of
the charged battery first.
> Start the engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
> Connect negative terminals 2 and 4 with
the jumper cable.
Clamp the cable to negative terminal 2 of
the charged battery first.
> Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
Jump start assistance
Your vehicle’s battery is located in the
passenger’s footwell below the footrest
(컄 page 273).
For jump starting, use the terminals of the
battery, keeping the leads connected.
> Make sure the two vehicles do not touch.
> Set the parking brake.
> Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
> Turn off all electrical accessories.
> Turn off the engine.
1
2
3
4
Positive terminal of discharged battery
Negative terminal of charged battery
Positive terminal of charged battery
Negative terminal of discharged battery
! Never invert the terminal connections!
You can now turn on the electrical accesso
ries. Do not switch on the headlamps under
any circumstances.
> Remove the jumper cables first from
negative terminals 2 and 4 and then from
positive terminals 1 and 3.
You can now switch on the headlamps.
> Have the battery checked at the nearest
authorized smart center.
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Towing
About towing
smart recommends that the vehicle be trans
ported with all wheels off the ground using
flatbed or appropriate wheel lift/dolly equip
ment.
! Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment
with the key in the starter switch in position 0.
Do not tow with slingtype equipment. Towing
with slingtype equipment over bumpy roads
will damage radiator and supports.
To prevent damage during transport, do not
tie down the vehicle by its chassis or suspen
sion parts. Use the towing eye.
Switch off the towaway protection*
(컄 page 78).
When circumstances do not permit the
recommended towing methods, the vehicle
may be towed with all wheels on the ground or
front wheels raised only so far as necessary
to have the vehicle moved to a safe location
where the recommended towing methods can
be employed.
278 >> Practical hints.
! If the vehicle is towed with the front axle
raised, the gear selector lever must be in
neutral position N and the engine must be shut
off (key in starter switch position 0). Active
braking action through the ESP® may other
wise seriously damage the brake system.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels on the
ground, the gear selector lever must be in
neutral position N and the key must be in
starter switch position 0.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels on the
ground or the front axle raised, the vehicle
may be towed only for distances up to 30 miles
(50 km) and at a speed not to exceed 30 mph
(50 km/h).
G Warning!
smart does not recommend towing a vehi
cle when all wheels are on the ground.
However, in an emergency a tow bar can
be utilized if:
• the engine will not run
• there is a malfunction in the brake
system
• there is a malfunction in the power
supply or in the vehicle’s electrical
system
A tow bar is necessary to adequately con
trol the towed vehicle.
Prior to towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, make sure that the key is
in starter switch position 0.
i If the the battery is disconnected or dis
charged the gear selector lever will remain
locked in park position P. Contact an autho
rized smart center for assistance or call
Roadside Assistance.
Towing
G Warning!
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and
steering systems. In this case, it is im
portant to keep in mind that a consider
ably higher degree of effort is necessary
to brake and steer the vehicle. Adapt
your driving accordingly.
Towing eye bolt
The towing eye bolt is located in the passen
ger’s footwell under the carpet.
Covers
Depending on whether you are towing a vehi
cle or you are being towed, the towing eye bolt
can be screwed into threaded holes which are
located behind covers on the front and rear
bumper.
! Towing of the vehicle should only be done
using the properly installed towing eye bolt.
Never attach tow cable, tow rope or tow rod to
the vehicle chassis, frame or suspension
parts.
! Towing the vehicle with a base carrier*
mounted is not permissible. The vehicle must
not be towed by the base carrier*.
1 Towing eye bolt
> Unscrew the carpet holder in the
passenger’s footwell (컄 page 234).
> Lift the carpet.
> Take out towing eye bolt 1.
1 Front cover
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279
Towing
G Warning!
High outside temperature, stopandgo
traffic, driving on long uphill grades, or
driving at high engine speed may increa
se the temperature in the engine com
partment. Therefore the area around the
air slots in the rear apron may be hot. Let
the engine cool off before touching this
area to prevent burns.
Installing towing eye bolt
P88.20293031
> Screw towing eye bolt in clockwise to its
stop and tighten with a suitable object.
G Warning!
2 Rear cover
> Remove cover 1 or 2 using a suitable
object to reveal the threaded hole for the
towing eye bolt.
280 >> Practical hints.
For safety reasons, recovery or lashing
down of the vehicle by means of the tow
ing eye is not allowed. Failure to observe
this could result in the towing eye being
ripped out of its mounting and people
being injured.
Towing
Towing the vehicle
Towing with all wheels on the ground or front
axle raised:
! The vehicle may only be towed when:
• You are sure that no gear is engaged,
• the engine is shut off,
• the key is in starter switch position 0.
> Set the parking brake.
> Secure the towing rope or tow bar to the
towing eye.
> Depress the brake pedal.
> Move the gear selector lever to neutral
position N.
 appears in the transmission position
indicator.
> Turn the key in starter switch position 0
> Release the parking brake.
> Release the brake pedal.
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Fuses
The electrical fuses in your vehicle serve to
switch off malfunctioning power circuits.
If a fuse is blown, the components and systems
secured by that fuse will stop operating.
G Warning!
Only use fuses approved by smart with
the specified amperage for the system in
question and do not attempt to repair or
bridge a blown fuse this may cause an
overload leading to a fire, and/or cause
damage to electrical components and/or
systems. Contact a smart centert if you
encounter any electrical problems.
282 >> Practical hints.
! A blown fuse must be replaced by an
appropriate spare fuse (recognizable by its
color or the fuse rating given on the fuse) of
the amperage recommended in the fuse chart.
Any smart center will be glad to advise you on
this subject.
If a newly inserted fuse blows again, have the
cause determined and rectified at an autho
rized smart center.
Before replacing fuses:
> Set the parking brake.
> Make sure the gear selector lever is in park
position P.
> Turn off all electrical accessories.
> Turn off the engine.
> Remove the key from the starter switch.
Fuses
Replacing a fuse
Fuse box
The fuse box is located on the driver’s side
below the dashboard.
P54.15297731
P54.15297931
P54.15297831
> From the fuse chart (컄 page 284), deter
mine which fuse belongs to the malfunction
ing accessory or componant.
> Remove the respective fuse.
> Replace the defective fuse with a new one of
the same amperage.
Rear side
x ; Fuse
Front side
1 w Fuse
R1 R9 Backup fuse slots
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283
Fuses
Fuse chart
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Accessory/Componant
Engine
Windshield wipers
Power window, left and right
Blower
Front fog lamps
Right parking and lamp, instrument lighting, terminal 58R
Parking and lamp, left
Engine
Engine
Engine
ESP®
Switches strip, onboard diagnosis socket, turn signal lamp, transmission
control unit
Charge air cooler, air conditioning compressor
Audio, subwoofer, interior lighting
Fuel pump
Rear window wiper (coupé only)
ESP®, power steering, air bag, instrument panel
Motor control unit, onboard diagnosis socket, transmission control unit
Air conditioning system, exterior mirror adjustment, washer pump, audio,
seat heating, gear selector lever control unit
284 >> Practical hints.
Amperage
25 A
25 A
20 A
25 A
10 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
25 A
7.5 A
15 A
25 A
10 A
Color
Neutral
Neutral
Yellow
Neutral
Red
Brown
Brown
Neutral
Brown
Blue
Neutral
Red
15 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
10 A
7.5 A
10 A
Blue
Blue
Blue
Blue
Red
Brown
Red
Fuses
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Parts service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identification labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Layout of polyVbelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service fluids and capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
288
289
290
293
296
297
299
300
301
302
303
Parts service
The "Technical data" section provides the
necessary technical data for your vehicle.
Genuine smart Parts are subjected to strin
gent quality inspections. Each part has been
specifically developed, manufactured or
selected for and adapted to smart vehicles.
Therefore, Genuine smart Parts should be
installed.
288 >> Technical data.
! The use of nongenuine smart parts and
accessories not authorized by smart could
damage the vehicle, which is not covered by
the smart Limited Warranty, or could compro
mise the vehicle’s durability or safety.
Warranty coverage
Your vehicle is covered under the terms of the
warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information booklet. Your autho
rized smart center will exchange or repair
any defective parts originally installed on the
vehicle in accordance with the terms of the
following warranties:
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the smart Parts and Accessories
warranties, copies of which are available at
any authorized smart center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information booklet, have an authorized smart
center arrange for a replacement. It will be
mailed to you.
• New Vehicle Limited Warranty
• Emission System Warranty
• Corrosion Warranty
• Emission Performance Warranty
• California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control Systems
Warranty (USA only)
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Engine electronics
Work on engine electronics
G Warning!
Always have maintenance work on engine
electronics and components performed
by a qualified specialist, e.g. at a smart
center. In particular, work relevant to
safety or on safety related systems must
be carried out at a qualified specialist
workshop.
290 >> Technical data.
! Always have maintenance work on the en
gine electronics and components, such as
control modules, sensors and connecting ca
bles, performed by a qualified specialist who
has the necessary knowledge and tools to
carry out the work required, e.g. at a smart
center. Otherwise there is a danger that vehi
cle components may wear more rapidly, which
may void the vehicle’s warranty.
Retrofitting electrical and elec
tronic devices
Electrical and electronic devices can endan
ger vehicle operating safety.
! Damage or consequential damage due to
retrofitting a device in the vehicle is not co
vered by smart's warranty.
If you install telephones or radio transmitters
in the vehicle you must have such retrofits ap
proved. smart approves the installation of
telephones and radio devices if the work is
done professionally and the device is con
nected to a lowreflection exterior antenna.
Engine electronics
The transmitting power of the telephone or
radio must not exceed the following maximum
values.
Frequency range
(band)
Short wave (<50 MHz)
2 m wavelength
0.7 m wavelength
0.25 m wavelength
Maximum transmit
ting power (Watts)
100
50
35
10
G Warning!
Radio transmitters can interfere with the
vehicle's electronic system, endanger
the operating safety of the vehicle and
thus your own safety, if
• there is no external antenna
• the external antenna is not lowreflec
tion
• the external antenna is incorrectly in
stalled
Excessive electromagnetic radiation can
damage your health and that of others.
Using an external antenna addresses and
considers the concerns currently being
discussed in scientific circles about the
health hazards possibly posed by elec
tromagnetic fields.
Because of this, have the external anten
na installed exclusively at a qualified
specialist workshop which has the neces
sary specialist knowledge and tools to
carry out the work required, e.g. at a
smart center. In particular, work rele
vant to safety or on safetyrelated sys
tems must be carried out at a qualified
specialist workshop.
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291
Engine electronics
Onboard Diagnostics Socket
(OBD)
The onboard diagnostics socket is located
inside the vehicle on the right side of the left
footwell.
1 Onboard diagnostics socket
292 >> Technical data.
Identification labels
Signs and labels
1 Air bag information signs
2
3
4
5
6
7
(sun visor)
VIN (engine compartment)
Emission control information label,
includes both federal and California
certification exhaust emission standards
(engine compartment)
Heat warning label (engine compartment)
Certification label (driver’s door Bpillar)
Tire and loading information placard
(driver’s door Bpillar)
VIN (lower edge of windshield)
Certification label
The certification label is located on the
driver’s door Bpillar.
1 Driver’s door Bpillar
> Open the driver's door.
i Data shown on the example certification
label are for illustration purpose only. These
data are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in the illustration. Refer to
certification label on vehicle for actual data
specific to your vehicle.
>> Technical data.
293
Identification labels
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN)
Example certification label (U.S. vehicles)
1 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
294 >> Technical data.
Example certification label (Canada vehicles)
1 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can
be found in the following locations:
• on the certification label on the driver’s
door Bpillar (컄 page 293)
• on the rear right on the cargo compartment
floor (컄 page 295)
• in the lower edge of the windshield
(컄 page 293)
Identification labels
Engine number
P00.01334931
The engine number is engraved into the
engine block. For more information, contact
any authorized smart center.
i When ordering parts, please specify
vehicle identification and engine number.
1 VIN (on the cargo compartment floor)
> Open the cargo compartment.
> Fold back the carpet.
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295
Layout of polyVbelt
For dimensions of the polyVbelt, see
"Engine" (컄 page 297).
All models
Vehicles with air conditioning with climate
control* have two polyVbelts. The additional
polyVbelt is shown in black. The standard
polyVbelt is shown in purple.
1
2
3
4
5
296 >> Technical data.
Automatic belt tensioner
Generator (alternator)
Coolant pump
Air conditioning compressor*
Crankshaft
Engine
Engine specifications
Engine
Mode of operation
Number of cylinders
Valves per cylinder
Bore
Stroke
Total piston displacement
Compression ratio
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
Maximum torque acc. to SAE J 1349
Maximum engine speed
Firing order
PolyVbelt
All models1
M132
4stroke engine, gasoline injection
3
4
2.83 in (72 mm)
3.22 in (81.8 mm)
61 cu in (1000 cm3)
10.0:1
70 hp/5800 rpm
(52 kW/5800 rpm)
68 lbft/4 500 rpm
(92 Nm/4500 rpm)
6400rpm
123
802 mm
1 The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. Contact an authorized smart center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
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297
Rims and tires
! Only use tires which have been tested and ! Using tires other than those approved by
i Further information on tires and rims is
approved by smart. Tires approved by smart
are developed to provide best possible
performance in conjunction with the driving
safety systems on your vehicle such as ABS
or ESP®.
Using tires other than those approved by
smart may result in damage that is not
covered by the smart Limited Warranty.
available at any authorized smart center.
A placard with the recommended tire inflation
pressure is located on the driver’s door
Bpillar (컄 page 185).
The tire inflation pressure should be checked
regularly and should only be adjusted on cold
tires. Follow tire manufacturer’s maintenance
recommendation included with vehicle.
298 >> Technical data.
smart can have detrimental effects, such as
• poor handling characteristics
• increased noise
• increased fuel consumption
Moreover, tires and rims not approved by
smart may, under load, exhibit dimensional
variations and different tire deformation
characteristics that could cause them to come
into contact with the vehicle body or axle
parts. Damage to the tires or the vehicle may
be the result.
Rims and tires
Rims and tires
Front axle:
Rims (steel)
Rims (light alloy)
Wheel offset
Allseason tires
Winter tires1
Rear axle:
Rims (steel)
Rims (light alloy)
Wheel offset
Allseason tires
Winter tires1
Model pure
Model passion
4.5 J x 15 H2
4.5 J x 15 H2*
0.93 in (23.5 mm)
155/60 R15 74 T M+S
155/60 R15 74 T M+S .
4.5 J x 15 H2
0.93 in (23.5 mm)
155/60 R15 74 T M+S
155/60 R15 74 T M+S .
5.5 J x 15 H2
5.5 J x 15 H2*
0.87 in (22 mm)
175/55 R15 77 T M+S
175/55 R15 77 T M+S .
5.5 J x 15 H2
0.87 in (22 mm)
175/55 R15 77 T M+S
175/55 R15 77 T M+S .
1 Not available as factory equipment
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Electrical system
Electrical system
Generator (alternator)
Starter motor
Battery
Spark plugs
Electrode gap
Tightening torque
300 >> Technical data.
All models
14 V/90 A
12 V/0.95 kW
12 V/42 Ah
DENSO XU22 HDR9
0.035 in (0.9 mm)
11 15 lbft (15 20 Nm)
Weights
Weights
Cargo compartment load max.
Roof load1
All models
110 lbs (50 kg)
None
1 This vehicle is not intended to carry items on its roof. Thus roof rails and any roofmounted devices must not be used.
G Warning!
No racks or loads may be secured to the
roof of the vehicle, as:
• the panorama roof* may be damaged,
thus injuring persons.
• this can have a substantial adverse
effect on the driving dynamics of the
vehicle, thus causing accidents.
• the rack and/or the load could detach
and through this cause an accident or
other people could be injured by the
load and/or rack that has fallen off.
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Main dimensions
Main dimensions
Overall vehicle length
Overall vehicle width (exterior rear view mirrors folded out)
Overall vehicle width (exterior rear view mirrors folded in)
Overall vehicle height
Wheelbase
Track, front
Track, rear
Turning circle
302 >> Technical data.
All models
106.1 in (2695 mm)
69.0 in (1752 mm)
61.4 in(1559 mm)
60.7 in (1542 mm)
73,5 in (1867 mm)
50.5 in (1283 mm)
54.5 in (1385 mm)
28.7 ft (8.75 m)
Service fluids and capacities
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match. Therefore only use
products tested and approved by smart.
Please contact an authorized smart center for
products tested and approved by smart.
G Warning!
Comply with all valid regulations with
respect to handling, storing and dispos
ing of service fluids. Otherwise you could
endanger persons or the environment.
Keep service fluids out of the reach of
children.
For health reasons, you should prevent
service fluids from coming into direct
contact with your skin or clothing.
If a service fluid is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately.
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Service fluids and capacities
Components
Engine with oil filter
Transmission
Brake system
Cooling system
Fuel tank
including a reserve of
Air conditioning system*
Windshield washer system
Model
All models
All models
All models
All models
All models
All models
All models
All models
Capacity
approx. 3.5 US qt (3.3 l)
2.4 US qt (2.3l)
1.05 US qt (1.0 l)
approx. 4.5 US qt (4.3 l)
8.72 US gal (33.0 l)
1.32 US gal (5.0 l)
4.0 US qt (3.8 l)
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Approved engine oils
BOT328
Brake fluid (DOT 4+)
Anticorrosion/Antifreeze meeting specification MB 325.0
Premium unleaded gasoline:
Minimum Posted Octane 91 (Afvg. of 96 RON/86 MON)
R134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant oil (never R12)
Windshield washer concentrate1
1 Use a windshield washer concentrate labeled for summer and water for temperatures above freezing point or a windshield washer concentrate labeled for winter and water for
temperatures below freezing point. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 308).
304 >> Technical data.
Service fluids and capacities
Engine oils
Engine oil additives
Engine oils are specifically tested for their
suitability in our engines and durability for
our service intervals. Therefore, only use
engine oils and oil filters required for vehi
cles with Maintenance System. For a listing of
approved engine oils and oil filters contact an
authorized smart center.
! Do not blend oil additives with engine oil.
They may damage the engine.
Damage or malfunctions resulting from
blending oil additives are not covered by the
smart Limited Warranty. Any authorized smart
center will provide you with additional infor
mation.
! Using engine oils and oil filters of specifi
cation other than those expressly required
for the Maintenance System, or changing of oil
and oil filter at change intervals longer than
those called for by the Maintenance System
will result in engine or emission control
system damage not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
Please follow Maintenance System recommen
dations for scheduled oil changes. Failure to
do so will result in engine or emission control
system damage not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
Air conditioning refrigerant
R134a (HFC) refrigerant and special PAG
lubricating oil are used in the air conditioning
system.
! Never use R12 (CFC) or mineralbased
lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the sys
tem will occur.
Brake fluid
G Warning!
During vehicle operation, the boiling
point of the brake fluid is continuously
reduced through the absorption of
moisture from the atmosphere. Under
extremely strenuous operating condi
tions, this moisture content can lead to
the formation of bubbles in the system,
thus reducing the system’s efficiency.
Therefore, the brake fluid must be re
placed regularly. Refer to your vehicle’s
Maintenance Booklet for replacement
interval.
Only brake fluid approved by smart is recom
mended. Any authorized smart center will
provide you with additional information.
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Service fluids and capacities
Premium unleaded gasoline
G Warning!
Gasoline is highly flammable and poison
ous. It burns violently and can cause
serious personal injury.
Never allow sparks, flame or smoking
materials near gasoline!
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Whenever you are around gasoline, avoid
inhaling fumes and skin or clothing
contact, extinguish all smoking materials.
Direct skin contact with fuels and the
inhalation of fuel vapors are damaging to
your health.
306 >> Technical data.
! To maintain the engine’s durability and
performance, premium unleaded gasoline
must be used. If premium unleaded gasoline is
not available and low octane fuel is used,
follow these precautions:
• Have the fuel tank only partially filled with
unleaded regular gasoline and fill up with
premium unleaded gasoline as soon as
possible.
• Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt
acceleration.
• Do not exceed an engine speed of 3000 rpm
if the vehicle is loaded with a light load such
as two persons and no cargo.
• Do not exceed 2/3 of maximum accelerator
pedal position if the vehicle is fully loaded
or operating in mountainous terrain.
Fuel requirements
Only use premium unleaded fuel:
• The octane number (posted at the pump)
must be 91 min.
It is an average of both the Research
Octane Number (RON) and the Motor Octane
Number (MON): (RON+MON)/2. This is also
known as the ANTIKNOCK INDEX.
Unleaded gasoline containing oxygenates
such as ethanol, IPA, IBA and TBA can be used
provided the ratio of any one of these
oxygenates to gasoline does not exceed 10%;
MTBE must not exceed 15%.
The ratio of methanol to gasoline must not
exceed 3% plus additional cosolvents.
Using mixtures of ethanol and methanol is not
allowed. Gasohol, which contains 10% ethanol
and 90% unleaded gasoline, can be used.
These blends must also meet all other fuel
requirements, such as resistance to spark
knock, boiling range, vapor pressure, etc.
Service fluids and capacities
Gasoline additives
A major concern among engine manufacturers
is carbon buildup caused by gasoline. smart
recommends only the use of quality gasoline
containing additives that prevent the build
up of carbon deposits.
After an extended period of using fuels with
out such additives carbon deposits can build
up, especially on the intake valves and in the
combustion area, leading to engine perfor
mance problems such as:
• Warmup hesitation
• Unstable idle
• Knocking/pinging
• Misfire
• Power loss
In areas where carbon deposits may be
encountered due to lack of availability of
gasolines which contain these additives,
smart recommends the use of additives
approved by us for use on smart vehicles.
Contact an authorized smart center for a list
ing of approved product(s). Follow directions
on product label.
Do not blend other fuel additives with fuel.
This only results in unnecessary costs and
may be harmful to the engine operation.
! Damage or malfunction resulting from
poor fuel quality or from blending additional
fuel additives other than those tested and
approved by us for use on smart vehicles are
not covered by the smart Limited Warranty.
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Service fluids and capacities
Windshield/rear window1 washer
system
During all seasons,
• use a windshield washer concentrate for
summer and water for temperatures above
freezing point.
• use a windshield washer concentrate label
for winter and water for temperatures be
low freezing point.
> Premix the windshield washer fluid in a suit
able container depending on the outside
temperature and in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions2.
1 coupé only
2 Refer to the notes for use on the container
308 >> Technical data.
Mixing ratios:
• above 32°F (0°C): 1 part windshield washer
concentrate labeled for summer to
100 parts water
• 14°F (10°C): 1 part windshield washer
concentrate labeled for winter to 2 parts
water
• 4°F (20°C): 1 part windshield washer
concentrate labeled for winter to 1 part
water
G Warning!
Windshield washer concentrate is highly
flammable. Fire, naked flames and
smoking are prohibited when windshields
washer concentrate is being handled.
Service fluids and capacities
Coolants
The engine coolant is a mixture of water and
anticorrosion/antifreeze, which provides:
• Corrosion protection
• Freeze protection
• Boiling protection (by increasing the
boiling point)
The cooling system was filled at the factory
with a coolant providing freeze protection to
approximately 35°F (37°C) and corrosion
protection.
! Add premixed coolant solution only.
Adding water and MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/An
tifreeze separately from each other, could
cause engine damage not covered by the
smart Limited Warranty.
If the antifreeze mixture is effective to 35°F
(37°C), the boiling point of the coolant in the
pressurized cooling system is reached at
approximately 266°F (130°C).
The coolant solution must be used year round,
even in countries which have high tempera
tures to provide the necessary corrosion
protection and increase boiling protection.
Refer to Maintenance/ Service Booklet for re
placement interval.
Coolant system design and coolant used
determine the replacement interval. The
replacement interval published in the Mainte
nance booklet is only applicable if MB 325.0
Anticorrosion/Antifreeze solution or other
smart approved products of equal specifica
tion are used to renew the coolant concentra
tion or bring it back up to the proper level.
For information on other smart approved
products of equal specification, contact an
authorized smart center.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 50% anticorro
sion/antifreeze (equivalent to freeze protec
tion to approximately 35°F [37°C]).
If you use a solution that is more than 55%
anticorrosion/antifreeze (freeze protection
to approximately 49°F [45°C]), the engine
temperature will increase due to the lower
heat transfer capability of the solution.
Therefore, do not use more than this amount
of anticorrosion/antifreeze.
If the coolant level is low, water and MB 325.0
Anticorrosion/Antifreeze should be used to
bring it up to the proper level (have cooling
system checked for signs of leakage). Please
make sure the mixture is in accordance with
label instructions.
Always use anticorrosion/antifreeze that have
been approved by smart. For information
contact an authorized smart center.
The water in the cooling system must meet
minimum requirements, which are usually
satisfied by normal drinking water. If you are
not sure about the water quality, consult an
authorized smart center.
>> Technical data.
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Service fluids and capacities
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
Your vehicle contains a number of aluminum
parts. The use of aluminum components in
motor vehicle engines necessitates that
anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant used in such
engines be specifically formulated to protect
the aluminum parts.
Failure to use such anticorrosion/antifreeze
coolant will result in a significantly shortened
service life.
Therefore, the following product is strongly
recommended for use in your vehicle: MB
325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze agent.
Before the start of the winter season (or once
a year in hot southern regions), you should
have the anticorrosion/antifreeze concentra
tion checked. The coolant is also regularly
checked each time you bring your vehicle to
an authorized smart center for service.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity:
All models
310 >> Technical data.
Approximate freeze protection
35°F (37°C)
2.27 US qt (2.15 l)
49°F (45°C)
2.45 US qt (2.32 l)
>> Technical data.
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Service and Literature
Your authorized smart center has trained technicians and Genuine smart Parts to service your vehicle properly.
For expert advice and quality service, contact an authorized smart center.
If you are interested in obtaining service literature for your vehicle, please contact an authorized smart center.
We consider this the best way for you to obtain accurate information for your vehicle.
For further information you can find us on the smart website www.smartusa.com or www.thesmart.ca
G Warning!
To help avoid personal injury, be extremely careful when performing any service work or repairs. Improper or incomplete service or the
use of incorrect or inappropriate parts or materials may damage the vehicle or its equipment, which may in turn result in personal injury.
If you have questions about carrying out any type of service, turn to the advice of an authorized smart center.
We reserve the right to make changes in design and equipment.
Therefore, information, illustrations and descriptions in this Operator’s Manual might differ from your vehicle.
Reprinting, translation and copying, even of excerpts, is not permitted without our prior authorization in writing.
Press time August 09, 2007
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