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2008 Lotus Elise Convertible

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Crumple Zones
  • Front Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2008 Lotus Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2008 Lotus Elise Convertible
2008 LOTUS ELISE:

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-05
To reinforce the importance of checking and clearing stored fault codes at time of PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). The increased frequency of battery disconnection/reconnection that vehicles are subjected to during transportation from the f

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: SB-2008-13
LOTUS: OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE INSPECTION. SANDWICH PLATES USED ON VEHICLES WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS, POSSIBLY HAVE INCORRECT FETTLING OF OIL COOLER FEED PORT, REDUCING OIL COOLING EFFICIENCY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2011
LOTUS CARS: THE PROCEDURE TO RETROFIT AN OIL COOLER TRANSFER HOSE IN MODELS ELISE/EXIGE. *RM

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-18
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR CLARIFICATION OF INSTRUMENT PACK (IP) COMPATIBILITY, FOR SOME VEHICLES, BY PART NUMBERS, PRESENT DATE BY MODEL YEAR AND POWERTRAIN, SO INSTRUMENT DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF REPLACEMENT UNIT CAN BE ADAPTED

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

 
Recalls for 2008 Lotus Elise Convertible
2008 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V280000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 11/01/2007 - 07/30/2011
Potential Units Affected: 860
Defect Description:
Lotus Cars USA, Inc. (Lotus) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from November 2007 to July 2011, and 2011 Evora vehicles manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The oil cooler hose may detach from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil hose could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings on the Elise and Exige vehicles and will replace the oil cooler hose assemblies on the Evora vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. Lotus' number for this recall is 201401R (Elise/Exige), and 2014/02R (Evora). Note: This recall is an expansion of recalls 11V-510 and 13V-041.
2008 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
2008 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
 


2014 smart fortwo passion cabriolet

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags With Head Protection
  • Front Dual Knee Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fixed Hoop Safety Rollbar
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2014 smart Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2014 smart fortwo passion cabriolet
2014 SMART FORTWO:

Bulletin Number: LI07.04-P-059726
Engine diagnosis warning lamp (CEL) is active due to fault codes - P2237 & P2626.

Bulletin Number: LI07.61-P-063263
Smart 453 Engine diagnosis warning lamp activated - Fault code P261000

Bulletin Number: LI07.61-P-063263
Smart 453 Engine diagnosis warning lamp activated - Fault code P261000

Bulletin Number: LI26.40-P-061280
Slight oil leakage at single stage transmission

Bulletin Number: LI29.10-P-051288
Brake pedal/carpet seal does not fit properly

Bulletin Number: LI35.10-P-064468
Installation position of suspension springs at rear axle

Bulletin Number: LI35.10-P-064468
Installation position of suspension springs at rear axle

Bulletin Number: LI35.30-P-061135
Slight leakage at right side shaft

Bulletin Number: LI35.30-P-061135
Slight leakage at right side shaft

Bulletin Number: LI35.30-P-061135
Slight leakage at right side shaft

Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-064622
Noise from area of electric steering

Bulletin Number: LI54 00-P-067822
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI54 00-P-067822
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-055824
Charging complaints - Initial analysis

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-067823
Vehicle cannot be started (FC: P0A0A00, P0A0E00, P0D9F00, P1D0BFD, C11C187, P0D5800, P0D5900, P0D9900, P0D9A97)

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-067824
Charging socket/charging cable: Charging cable lock jams (P12E900, P13E800)

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-067824
Charging socket/charging cable: Charging cable lock jams (P12E900, P13E800)

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-067824
Charging socket/charging cable: Charging cable lock jams (P12E900, P13E800)

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-068383
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-068383
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-068625
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI5410P069138
Vehicle Range ? Voltage difference of cells too great

Bulletin Number: LI54.25-P-068219
Light switch/combination switch, fault code stored

Bulletin Number: LI54.30-P-061127
Instrument cluster - Fuel gauge does not indicate "Full"

Bulletin Number: LI54.30-P-061127
Instrument cluster - Fuel gauge does not indicate "Full"

Bulletin Number: LI80.20-P-064069
Outside door handle does not return to end position

Bulletin Number: LI80.50-P-061700
ATA goes off

Bulletin Number: LI80.50-P-068067
ATA triggers without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI82.60-P-061733
smart audio system - time is not shown

Bulletin Number: LI8260P063836
Smart audio system - Radio inoperative - New software available

Bulletin Number: LI8260P063836
Smart audio system - Radio inoperative - New software available

Bulletin Number: LI8260P069270
Media system, poor sound quality via AUX IN

Bulletin Number: LI8260P069270
Media system, poor sound quality via AUX IN

Bulletin Number: LI82 70-P-067315
smart media system: Telephone connection is made, communication is not possible

Bulletin Number: LI82 70-P-067315
smart media system: Telephone connection is made, communication is not possible

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-053710
Fault profiles and measures for Highline radio, SA code 527

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-061173
smart media system cannot be operated, touchscreen does not react, interference noise during voice control

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-061173
smart media system cannot be operated, touchscreen does not react, interference noise during voice control

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-062404
smart media system displays Renault R-Link pop-up

Bulletin Number: LI83 30-P-066810
Switching noise from climate relay

Bulletin Number: LI83.30-P-068109
Condenser leaking

Bulletin Number: SM-B-54.10-09
Preparation for Performing Maintenance Service or Status Check of High-Voltage Battery


2014 SMART FORTWO CONVERTIBLE:

Bulletin Number: LI26.40-P-061280
Slight oil leakage at single stage transmission

Bulletin Number: LI29.10-P-051288
Brake pedal/carpet seal does not fit properly

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-055824
Charging complaints - Initial analysis

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI82.60-P-061733
smart audio system - time is not shown

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-053710
Fault profiles and measures for Highline radio, SA code 527

Bulletin Number: SM-B-54.10-09
Preparation for Performing Maintenance Service or Status Check of High-Voltage Battery


2014 SMART FORTWO CONVERTIBLE ELECTR:

Bulletin Number: LI26.40-P-061280
Slight oil leakage at single stage transmission

Bulletin Number: LI29.10-P-051288
Brake pedal/carpet seal does not fit properly

Bulletin Number: LI54 00-P-067822
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-055824
Charging complaints - Initial analysis

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-053710
Fault profiles and measures for Highline radio, SA code 527

Bulletin Number: SM-B-54.10-09
Preparation for Performing Maintenance Service or Status Check of High-Voltage Battery


2014 SMART FORTWO COUPE:

Bulletin Number: LI29.10-P-051288
Brake pedal/carpet seal does not fit properly

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-052655
smart ed - 12V battery discharged, undervoltage, vehicle not drivable, fault messages concerning electric drive system

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-055824
Charging complaints - Initial analysis

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-053710
Fault profiles and measures for Highline radio, SA code 527

Bulletin Number: SM-B-54.10-09
Preparation for Performing Maintenance Service or Status Check of High-Voltage Battery

Bulletin Number: SM-B-82.10/06
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SM-B-82.10/06
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.


2014 SMART FORTWO COUPE ELECTRIC:

Bulletin Number: LI26.40-P-061280
Slight oil leakage at single stage transmission

Bulletin Number: LI29.10-P-051288
Brake pedal/carpet seal does not fit properly

Bulletin Number: LI54 00-P-067822
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-052655
smart ed - 12V battery discharged, undervoltage, vehicle not drivable, fault messages concerning electric drive system

Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-055824
Charging complaints - Initial analysis

Bulletin Number: LI54 10-P-068383
Vehicle does not start

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI80 50-P-061700
ATA operates without obvious cause

Bulletin Number: LI82.60-P-061733
smart audio system - time is not shown

Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-053710
Fault profiles and measures for Highline radio, SA code 527

Bulletin Number: SM-B-54.10-09
Preparation for Performing Maintenance Service or Status Check of High-Voltage Battery

Bulletin Number: SM-SC-2016060002
Update Battery Management System Control Module Software

Bulletin Number: SM-SC-2016060002
Update Battery Management System Control Module Software

Bulletin Number: SM-SC-2016060002
Update Battery Management System Control Module Software

Bulletin Number: SM-SC-2016060003
Update Powertrain Control Module Software

Bulletin Number: SM-SC-2016060003
Update Powertrain Control Module Software

Bulletin Number: SM-SC-2016060003
Update Powertrain Control Module Software

 
Recalls for 2014 smart fortwo passion cabriolet
2014 SMART FORTWO CONVERTIBLE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V192000
Component: STEERING
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates: 01/31/2014 - 07/16/2014
Potential Units Affected: 5058
Defect Description:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupes and Convertibles, and 2014 Fortwo Coupe Electric and Fortwo Convertible Electric vehicles. The affected vehicles have steering gear mounting bolts which may break during vehicle operation.
Consequence:
If the steering gear mounting bolts break, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Smart customer service at 1-800-762-7887.
2014 SMART FORTWO CONVERTIBLE ELECTR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V192000
Component: STEERING
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates: 02/21/2014 - 07/03/2014
Potential Units Affected: 5058
Defect Description:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupes and Convertibles, and 2014 Fortwo Coupe Electric and Fortwo Convertible Electric vehicles. The affected vehicles have steering gear mounting bolts which may break during vehicle operation.
Consequence:
If the steering gear mounting bolts break, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Smart customer service at 1-800-762-7887.
2014 SMART FORTWO COUPE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V192000
Component: STEERING
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates: 01/28/2014 - 07/21/2014
Potential Units Affected: 5058
Defect Description:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupes and Convertibles, and 2014 Fortwo Coupe Electric and Fortwo Convertible Electric vehicles. The affected vehicles have steering gear mounting bolts which may break during vehicle operation.
Consequence:
If the steering gear mounting bolts break, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Smart customer service at 1-800-762-7887.
2014 SMART FORTWO COUPE ELECTRIC
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V192000
Component: STEERING
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates: 01/30/2014 - 05/23/2014
Potential Units Affected: 5058
Defect Description:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupes and Convertibles, and 2014 Fortwo Coupe Electric and Fortwo Convertible Electric vehicles. The affected vehicles have steering gear mounting bolts which may break during vehicle operation.
Consequence:
If the steering gear mounting bolts break, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Smart customer service at 1-800-762-7887.
 






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