In 2008 there was no mention of a kill switch. In 2009 it was added because they found that some owners either didn't put the ignition in the correct position, or the key was accidentally bumped into the wrong position at some point. We have towed our 2008 smartie many thousands of miles with no kill switch and it has never been a problem. This year we did a 7000+ mile trip from California to Virginia and back and smarties is still running great.
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
2007 Bounder 35E being pushed by a 2008 smart fortwo Passion
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