Smart Fortwo 2008-2015 Tire Pressure Monitoring System TPMS Reset
Simple to follow procedure on how to reset/relearn the TPMS service maintenance indicator warning light on Smart Fortwo for the year 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
No special tools are required to perform this relearn procedure.
Sensor Relearn Procedure:
1. Inflate all tires to pressure listed on tire placard.
2. Press the TPM (RDK) button on the cockpit switch panel.
3. The MIL (TPMS telltale light) will flash momentarily to indicate a manual relearn has been initiated.
4. The relearn will be complete once the vehicle is driven.
The Smart Fortwo (stylized as “smart fortwo”) is a rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger hatchback microcar manufactured and marketed by the Smart division of the German multinational Daimler AG, introduced in 1998, now in its third generation.
The first generation was internally designated as the W450 build series, introduced at the 1998 Paris Motor Show. The W451 build series was introduced at the 2006 Bologna Motor Show.
The third generation Fortwo (2014–) was internally designated as the C453 build series, and debuted globally on July 16, 2014 at the Tempodrom in Berlin along with a closely related four-door version, the Smart Forfour, co-developed and sharing the same platform and engines with the third-generation Renault Twingo.
Marketed in 46 countries worldwide, Fortwo production had surpassed 1.7 million by early 2015. The brand name Smart derives from its early history as a cooperative venture between Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART.
The Fortwo nameplate derives from its two-person seating capacity. Until 2004, the Fortwo had been marketed as the smart City-Coupé.
Development of what ultimately became the Smart Fortwo started before 1993, originally as Swatch car of Nicolas Hayek in co-operation with Volkswagen. With a design focused on a modern microcar with an electric or hybrid drive, VW vacillated, disputes with Hayek ensued, and Hayek turned to Mercedes.
The company MCC (Micro Compact Car AG) was founded in 1994 by Hayek in Biel as a joint subsidiary of Daimler-Benz and SMH SA (Société Suisse de Microélectronique et d’Horlogerie). When MCC abandoned the original concept and the planned electric or hybrid drive, both Hayek and senior development team members left the project. “Today’s gasoline-powered Smart is a product from Daimler-Benz and has not much in common with the plans of the former Swatch team.” (Source Wiki)