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My 2015 Smart Fortywo...

My 2015 Smart Fortywo is acting strange when slowing to turn into a drive or parking lot. When I give it gas to complete the turn, it seems that it can;t decide whether to go into 1st or 2nd. Takes around 2 seconds to respond. This is my first Smart car so I don't know if this is normal or not. I took it to my local Mercedes dealer to take a ride and the service manager said it was normal. I really find that hard to believe. I still have a year of the factory warranty. So if this is a problem it needs to be fixed before the warranty runs out.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

I haven't had it for long, but the first tank that I was able to check was 44.5 mpg. The next tank was 40 mpg. I expect this next tank to be below that. And it starts fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fortwo yourself? What have you tried so far?

I'm not trying to fix this problem myself. That's why I went to the local dealer.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's about it.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Hi ***** certainly the gear change is compleatly normal . The gearboxes on these things have always had a bit of a delay on them at times . With regards ***** ***** this can vary massively dependent on the type of journeys your doing
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