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Use a windshield washer concentrate
labeled for summer and water for tem-
peratures above freezing point.
X Use a windshield washer concentrate
labeled for winter and water for temper-
atures below freezing point.
! Always use a windshield washer concen-
trate labeled for winter where tempera-
tures may fall below freezing point.
Failure to do so could result in damage
to the washer system/reservoir.
X Premix the windshield washer fluid in a
Observe mixing ratios depending on the
outside temperature (Y page 218).
X Use the tab to pull cap 0043upwards.
X Refill the windshield washer reservoir.
X Push cap 0043onto the windshield washer
X Remount the service flap and close it
(Y page 123). Brake fluid
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 conditions, this mois-
ture content can lead to the formation of
bubbles in the system, thus reducing the
Therefore, the brake fluid must be replaced
regularly. Refer to your vehicle’s Mainte-
nance Booklet for replacement interval.
The brake fluid level in the brake fluid
reservoir may be too low if the brake warn-
ing lamp in the instrument cluster comes
on (Y page 23) although the parking brake
! 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 electric drive smart center
immediately. Do not add brake fluid as
this will not solve the problem.
X Remove the service flap and insert it on
the front of the vehicle (Y page 123).
The brake fluid reservoir is located in the
front compartment on the passenger side. Checking brake fluid level
Perform a visual check of the brake fluid
The brake fluid level is correct when it
is between the minimum mark and the
R If the brake fluid level has fallen
slightly below the minimum mark,
drive to an authorized electric drive
R If the brake fluid level has fallen sig-
nificantly below the minimum mark,
call Roadside Assistance or an author-
ized electric drive smart center.
X Remount the service flap and close it
(Y page 123). Tires and wheels
Contact an authorized electric drive smart
center for information on tested and rec- Tires and wheels
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For more information on coolant tempera-
ture warning lamp (Y page 172).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 request pertinent information from
an authorized electric drive smart center.
Keep in mind, however, that due to the tech-
nical requirements of the smart fortwo
electric drive and its high-voltage power
systems, the vehicle should be serviced
only at an authorized electric drive smart
If you plan to operate your vehicle in for-
eign countries, please be aware that:
R Service facilities or replacement parts
may not be readily available.
R The AC power sockets in some countries,
especially overseas, require different
plugs on the charging cable.
R Charging stations may not be available. Symmetrical low beams
i If you drive in countries where vehi-
cles 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 electric drive smart
center. Vehicle care
Regular and proper care will help to main-
tain the value of your vehicle. The best way
to protect your vehicle from harmful envi- ronmental 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
Many cleaning products can be hazardous.
Some are poisonous, others are flammable.
Always follow the instructions on the par-
ticular container. Always open your vehi-
cle’s doors or windows when cleaning the
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 or even while parked,
your vehicle is subjected to varying exter-
nal influences, which left unchecked can
attack the paint as well as the vehicle
underbody and lead to permanent damage.
Such damage is caused not only by extreme
and varying climatic conditions, but also
R Air pollution
R Road salt
R Gravel and stone chipping
To avoid paint damage, you should imme-
R Bird droppings
R Tree sap, etc.
R Grease and oil
R Brake fluid
R Tar spots
! Failure to remove such dirt immedi-
ately can cause damage to the paint or the Vehicle care
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Check the polarity when inserting the
new transmitter battery. You could oth-
erwise damage parts of the electrical
system. When inserting the batteries,
make sure they are clean and free of lint.
X Insert the new transmitter battery.
X Press both halves of the key housing
X Check the operation of the remote
control. 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
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. Contact an author-
ized electric drive smart center for head-
lamp adjustment. G
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
Keep bulbs out of the reach of children.
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas. A
bulb can explode if you:
R touch or move it when hot
R drop the bulb
R 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. Notes on bulb replacement:
Only use bulbs of the same type and with
the specified watt rating.
R Switch the lights off before replacing a
bulb to prevent short circuits.
R Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
R Your hands should be dry and free of oil
R Avoid touching the glass of the bulb with
R If the newly installed bulb does not come
on, contact an authorized electric drive
R Have the bulbs for the front fog lamps*
and the LED daytime running lamps*
replaced at an authorized electric drive
smart center. Replacing bulbs
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Windshield washer concentrate is highly
flammable. Fire, naked flames and smoking
are prohibited when windshield washer
concentrate is being handled. Coolants
The battery and drive system coolant is a
mixture of water and anticorrosion/anti-
freeze, which provides:
R Corrosion protection
R Freeze protection
R Boiling protection (by increasing the
The cooling system was filled at the factory
with a coolant providing freeze protection
to approximately -35¦ (-37¥) and cor-
! Add premixed coolant solution only.
Adding water and MB 325.0 Anticorro-
sion/Antifreeze separately from each
other, could cause drive system damage
not covered by the smart Limited War-
If the antifreeze mixture is effective to
-35¦ (-37¥), the boiling point of the
coolant in the pressurized cooling system
is reached at approximately 266¦
The coolant solution must be used year
round, even in countries which have high
temperatures to provide the necessary cor-
rosion protection and increase boil‑over
protection. Refer to Maintenance/ Service
Booklet for replacement interval.
Coolant system design and coolant used
determine the replacement interval. The
replacement interval published in the
Maintenance booklet is only applicable if
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze solu-
tion or other smart approved products of
equal specification are used to renew the coolant concentration or bring it back up
to the proper level.
For information on other smart approved
products of equal specification, contact an
authorized electric drive smart center.
To provide important corrosion protec-
tion, the solution must be at least 50% anti-
corrosion/antifreeze (equivalent to freeze
protection to approximately -35¦
If you use a solution that is more than 55%
anticorrosion/antifreeze (freeze protec-
tion to approximately -49
¦[(-45 ¥]), the
drive system and battery temperature will
increase due to the lower heat transfer
capability of the solution. Therefore, do
not use more than this amount of anticor-
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
has been approved by smart. For informa-
tion contact an authorized electric drive
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 electric drive smart
All models approx. 6.9 US qt
(6.5 l)Service fluids and capacities
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