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Smart Reliability

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Smart models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Smart.

In the statistics for 2020, all the 3,756,226 breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Smart models.

We have sorted the available data by the make and model. Choose the Smart model you are interested in.

Smart Reliability by Model

Source: ADAC

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Recent Smart Recalls

Smart-Forfour-2017-recall
14 October 2017

The strength of the left front steering knuckle may be insufficient. As a result, the steering knuckle could break, affecting the … .

Smart-Fortwo-Cabrio-2017-recall
14 October 2017

The strength of the left front steering knuckle may be insufficient. As a result, the steering knuckle could break, affecting the … .

smart-fortwo-2015-recall
29 September 2017

As a result of the weakening of the braking rope wrench adjustment knob, the hand brake lever travel could be prolonged … .


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