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XCheck the engine oil level once more.XAdd engine oil once more if necessary.
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.
XScrew filler cap \000F back on the filler
XClose the engine compartment cover
(Y page 119).
Remove the service flap to check the
coolant level, windshield washer reservoir
level, and brake fluid level.
Insert the service flap on the front of the
vehicle so that it does not get damaged or
iThe service flap has a strap on the rear
side that ties it to the vehicle body.
Always turn the key to starter switch
position 0 and remove the key from the
starter switch before opening the service
If the windshield wipers should
inadvertently be switched on, you could be
seriously injured by the wiper washer
drive, which is located just below the
Make sure the service flap is locked while
driving. Otherwise, the service flap could
become detached and pose a hazard to you
To help prevent personal injury, stay clear
of moving parts when the service flap is
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
! Carefully remove ice, snow, and any
other deposits from the air intake
grilles above the service flap to ensure
air intake at all times.
XPark the vehicle on level ground.XTurn off the engine.XEngage the parking brake.
XFold both levers \000G outward in direction
of the arrows \000
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ProblemPossible causes/consequences and 0050 Solutions0026 0024
The turn signal
flashes at double
frequency.One of the turn signals is malfunctioning.XReplace the bulb as soon as possible ( Y page 181).
XHave the turn signal checked at an authorized smart center
as soon as possible.00ACThe fuel cap
comes on when
the engine is
running.The fuel cap may not be closed properly or the fuel system may
be leaky. XCheck the fuel cap ( Y page 118).XIf it is not closed properly: Close the fuel cap.XIf it is closed properly: Have the fuel system checked at an
authorized smart center.
ProblemPossible causes/consequences and 0050 Solutions00AEThe coolant
running.The coolant is too hot. XStop the vehicle immediately in a safe location.XDo not continue to drive.XTurn off the engine.XEngage the parking brake when leaving the vehicle.XContact Roadside Assistance or an authorized smart center.The coolant level has fallen below the marking bar on the
coolant reservoir ( Y page 124).XAdd coolant as required.XHave the coolant system checked for leaks at an authorized
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.
Steam from an overheated engine can cause serious burns which can occur just by opening
the engine hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.
Stop the vehicle in a safe location away from other traffic. Turn off the engine, get out of
the vehicle and do not stand near the vehicle until the engine has cooled down.
! Among other possible causes, the poly-V-belt 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.
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