smart fortwo recalled for bad paint, could cause loss of roof or windshield!
In our time covering the auto industry, we've heard of many, many recalls taking place. Most of them are pretty innocuous sounding. Though some could potentially lead to an accident, it seems that the situations required to make that possibility a reality are not all that likely to actually take place. Here's one, though, that really caught our collective eye. Apparently, the NHTSA has called for a recall of 43 smarts for some bad paint. No biggie, right? Wrong. It seems that the paint could let go unexpectedly, which is especially bad for the smart because there's adhesive sitting on top of it which holds on the roof and windshield. So, uh, they could fly off while driving. To quote the NHTSA, "This could cause a crash if the roof or windshield separated from the vehicle while in motion." Ya think? Worried? See your local dealer to see if your car is one of the affected.
[Source: Next Autos]
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