27 Dec '16, 1pm

Probe into Smart ForTwo engine fires started by NHTSA

Probe into Smart ForTwo engine fires started by NHTSA

Stephen Edelstein Dec 27, 2016 2008 Smart Fortwo Enlarge Photo The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating the potential for engine fires in certain Smart ForTwo city cars. Approximately 43,000 cars built during 2008 and 2009 are affected. An investigation was started after the NHTSA received eight complaints reporting incidents of engine-compartment fires in cars from these two model years. DON'T MISS: Smart ForTwo minicar: 15 years later, has it made a difference? All of the eight reported incidents from Smart ForTwo owners involved "severe fires that rapidly engulfed the vehicles," according to a summary on the NHTSA website. In six of those cases, drivers reported seeing smoke or a check-engine light, or hearing unusual noises, before pulling over and finding a fire in the engine compartment. The other two fires were not detected until after...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1108003_probe-into-sm...

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