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 Post subject: A low speed collision will write off an electric Smart
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:49 am 
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My partner was recently involved in a low speed collision in her Smart ForTwo ED. She has now been told that due to Smart's safety battery shutdown device (which is irreversible) her car is now beyond ecoomic repair. Smart of course did not tell us about this 'feature' when we bought the car.

Do all electric cars have this feature or just Smart EDs? If it is just Smart EDs it would seem to be a glaring fault in the design that a low speed collision writes off the car. Anyone thinking of buying an electric Smart should consider this carefully and either buy 'gap insurance' (expensive) or shop elsewhere.

Alan


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 Post subject: Re: A low speed collision will write off an electric Smart
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I was involved in a low speed collision 2 months ago which was not my fault. My car was also written off as the cost of replacing the battery (although functional and OK) would exceed the asking price for the car.


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