Smart VIN Check
Designed for rides around the city, Smart cars are small enough to fit into most parking spaces. In 2008, demand for the fuel-efficient vehicle soared in the United States as gas prices rose. If you’re shopping for a Smart car, simply enter a 17-digit VIN to run our free VIN check and search over 150,000 Smart cars registered in the US.
VINCheck’s free vehicle history report covers thefts, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more. This information is compiled by VinCheck.info from official government sources and made public as a free, informational resource.
Smart Recall Lookup
In 2015, Mercedes-Benz USA recalled 5,058 Smart ForTwo cars due to steering gear bolts that may easily break. When the bolts get shattered, the steering gear may detach from the engine and prevent the vehicle from functioning properly
Aside from free VIN lookup above, run a VIN lookup free of charge at the Smart Recall Lookup page to verify if a car is subject to an open recall:
Resolve your recall issue quickly by contacting or visiting any authorized Smart dealer near you.
Other Resources for Smart
Other resources VinCheck.info has compiled for Smart vehicles include:
- Smart Owner’s Manual (from Smart’s website)
- Smart Safety Ratings (from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
- Smart Market Values (from Kelley Blue Book)
- Smart Reviews (from Edmunds.com)
- Smart Cars For Sale (from AutosForSale.com)
Background on Smart
In 1993, Swatch watchmaker SMH started a joint venture with automaker Daimler AG-Benz AG (now Daimler AG) to manufacture city cars. Originally named Micro Compact Car AG operating from Switzerland, the company became smart Automobile with headquarters in Germany. Daimler increased its share to 81 percent through recapitalization by 1996 and now markets the brand (stylized as “smart”) under its Mercedes-Benz division.
In 1998, the Smart City-Coupe was introduced in nine European intercontinental countries. The two-passenger city car was designed with fuel economy and parking ease in mind for urban environments. Initially available as gray market imports, Smart cars eventually entered the United States in 2008 through a newly created dealership network. The marque offers the Fortwo coupe, Fortwo cabrio and Forfour hatchback.
Interesting facts about Smart:
- The Smart Fortwo ranks first among most fuel-efficient cars in the United States with a gasoline engine.
- The name “smart” was actually derived from the acronym for Swatch Mercedes Art to reflect the cooperation between Mercedes- Benz and Swatch.
- By early 2015, the production of Fortwo had reached over 1.7 million units which were available in Asia, North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe.
- For the City Coupe (now called Fortwo), Smart created the Tridion Safety Cell which was designed to absorb and re-distribute crash energy away from the vehicle’s occupants.
- After the 2017 model year, Smart will discontinue the production of gas-powered vehicles and focus only on all-electric models for North America.
Popular models from Smart include:
Why should I run a Smart VIN Check?
- Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands that may cause problems in the future for used car buyers.
- Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
- Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.
Run VINCheck.info’s free VIN Check now to uncover the full story of your next vehicle: