Remote Racer Smart Car

by VTech

Remote Racer Smart Car is rated 1.6176 out of 5 by 34.
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Vroom! Vroom! Your child can zip ahead with the Remote Racer Smart Car from VTech. This remote control car will teach your preschooler about directions, colours, shapes, logic, and memory through racing fun!

Dimensions: 5.70000" H × 8.70000" W × 7.20000" L

Shipping weight: 2.2 lbs.

UPC: 3417761264003

Sub-brand: Vtech Preschool
Found in: Electronic Toys
Appropriate for ages: 2 - 5

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing My son received this toy for Christmas. It's a cute toy and he was really excited about it, unfortunately it was a dud. We've had the same problem as most of the other reviewers. It just stops working. It started the very first time we tried it. It'll start to go, then just stops responding. You have to hit a button on the car to get it going again.This would be slightly less annoying if you were at least able to get it going again with one of the remote buttons, but no dice. We tried changing the batteries (which were brand new) as well as standing as close as possible to it (which kinda defeats the purpose) just in case. It was all in vain anyway. It still doesn't work properly. The sounds and music seem to go on forever even after it stops working, forcing you to get up and shut it off or listen to an unresponsive toy talk to you for an additional 15 minutes.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only works for a short time What I mean is that I have had to replace this car toy three times in exchange. The car's remote control won't make it go after a while. It becomes non responsive. Changed the batteries same result.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only works for a minute Just bought this car..it is cute and all but it doesn't run the way a remote control car should. Put it on the floor and it goes forward and back for a minute or so and then stops...you have to push a button on the car to get it started again, the remote won't do it :( very disappointed! Wish I would have read some reviews before I bought it.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk We bought one. Took it back because the gears were stripped. Got another one. Gears stripped right away again. Waste of money. The remote never really worked either. Complete fail on all accounts.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor design. Gears stripped. Same problems as most of these reviews. Wish we'd read them first. We bought this for our 3 year old, who loves it. But it started making grinding noises and moved sporadically after a few hours, and then wouldn't even move under its' own weight. I took it apart and found one of the gears completely stripped. They are all soft plastic gears with very small teeth. It is a terrible design flaw for a children's toy.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Car won't drive My son constantly tries playing with this toy but it won't move and just keeps starting over every time we push a button on the remote. Tried everything to fix it but just can't seem to get it to work properly. I thought that it had to be in demo mode but that' obviously wasn't the case. The wheels will move when the car is off the ground but the second it gets on the ground it won't move and just restarts over and over again.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor quality, disappointed I never write reviews but this was such a disappointment I wanted to make other possible buyers aware. We used this maybe a 5-10 days, no longer until it just stopped working. The wheels wouldn't move which essentially makes it useless to a toddler. Perhaps educational but if it doesn't move its not too motivating for any age. thumbs down vtech on this car
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Design flaw I had the same problems as most. I took it apart to find a worn and stripped gear wheel that connects the main gear on the rear axle bar to the gear housing. In other words it has a bad transmission. Lol. My sons loves this thing and I made a promise to fix it. I been to every RC Car and hobby shop I could find but to no avail. I also almost forgot to mention that the gears weren't made from the same material like they should of been and the lubricant they used dissolved the plastic teeth on the gear. So if your car isn't running this is probably the problem. Don't take it apart. Bring it back and have it replaced.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Don't know why everyone else is having issues? We got ours over a year, perhaps two years ago. Still works awesome, but we lost our remote control! Just emailed the company to get a replacement.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work correctly! On day one, the car does exactly as all others have complained. It turns off when trying to turn the car and you have to push a button to get it to start again. Malfunctions at every turn!
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't move when put down on floor Just bought this car..my grandson loves it. When we put it on the hardwood floor it moves forward about 3 feet then stops. Then it won't move forward or backwards. I pick it up to look underneath to see if something is stopping the wheels from moving. Nothing there. Put if back on the floor it moves 3 ft again. Stops and won't move forward or backwards..disappointed.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from VERY DISSAPPOINTED ! We have exchanged one of these remote cars hoping it was just a fluke that the first one didn't work worth a hoot . It continually turns off when using the remote control. It will MAYBE go forward or backward for 2 feet , then shuts down and don't think about "turning " the wheel !! We are so dissappointed by this product ,(my grandson loves the car ) as usually Vtech product are consistently good. Defiantly would not recommend buying this to anyone.
Date published: 2013-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work.... This car doesn't drive. You can hear the wheels wanting to turn but they don't. It just sits there. We have changed the batteries numerous times and ever with new out of the package this doesn't work at all. VERY disappointing!
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely toy This is lovely toy. But need very strong good battery. If not is stopping every few second.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was great, for the 10 minutes it worked Bought this for our 3 year old on his birthday. The controls are super easy and he was having a blast. After 10 minutes, he put it aside for some other toys, then cam back to play with it the next morning and it no longer works. I thought maybe we had turned something off, or that the batteries had dies, but we tried everything, including replacing the batteries in the remote and car with no success. I checked the web for some tips/advice and it is literally filled with the same issues with this toy. Fun for a few minutes, then stops working completely. Toys really ought to last more than 10 minutes. Now, we just have an upset 3 year old who wants to play with his toy but it won't work.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great toy for kids with specila needs My son is 2 1/2 yrs old, he is getting speech therapy sections this toy has help my son with colors, shapes, and words he is also learning to use the remote cars front back and sides. I did have problems with the remote and car stopped working after 4 months of use, Taking care of these type of toy is important and it will last you a long time. I call Vtechkids technical support and a new remote racer was replaced.This was a gift for my son, and he really enjoys this remote racer it's good for kids with special needs. thanks Vtechkids for your support.
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My daughter loves this car . The first one I purchased for Christmas. Stopped working after 8 weeks . I called the company and returned it to them and they sent a new one. they were so great. the car works perfect .
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please dont buy this toy It is not working out of the box.
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge disappointment! My son (19 months) loved this toy at first! He wanted it out of the box as soon as he opened it for Christmas. We turned it on and he played for a good 10 minutes with it before we started noticing it stopped working. We continued to hit a button the car and then it would go off 15-20 seconds later. We changed the batteries as the instructions say if this happens and the same thing happened. My son still brings me this toy to play with only to become uninterested as soon as it turns off. I'm greatly disappointed in this toy, it makes me question buying from vTech again.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst toy I've ever purchased The batteries in the remote control die on a DAILY basis. I'm assuming it's because the toy doesn't shut itself off. In one week we replaced the remote batteries three times. We will not be replacing them again, instead boxing it up and sending it back to Vtech!
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I bought this for my son for Christmas and he loved it for about 5 days. We then started to hear it make a grinding noise (like the internal gears were slipping). This got worse and worse until now it slips so much the wheels wont turn under its own weight. Terrible quality. I wish I had checked the reviews here first.
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked for only 1 day!!! Worked for only 1 day!!
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works for only a day This design is poor and basically became inoperable after just a day's use. I was so sad to lose this toy. It was fun while it lasted.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money This toy is obviously not made correctly. I came on the website looking for a copy of the manual because our car didn't seem to be working right. After reading the reviews I can see it is working the same as everyone elses. It worked for a minute or two, now we can not get it to go. You can turn the wheels with the remote and pushing the button seems to change the music and honk the horn, but no luck getting it to move forward or backward. This was a gift, so we did not keep any of the packaging, so I guess we are stuck with it. Bad toy - don't waste your money.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loves it Saw this in the store today and picked one up for my 2.5 yr old girl. She lost her mind when she tried it. She loves the car. I've never seen her enjoy a toy more. We've only had the car for hours, just began with it's features, everything looks great so far. I can see her developing with this car.
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks fun BUT stops after 30 seconds This was a gift for my 2 year old for Christmas and it looked like a great toy. From the moment we removed it from the box it would not run continuously for more than 30 seconds. It shuts off and you have to press a button on the car to restart the car. We replaced the batteries several times but there was no improvement. We were extremely disappointed with this toy.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Disappointed! I bought this for my two year for Christmas, and was so disappointed. We took it out of the box and tried it, and it never worked. The car by itself works just fine, all the lights and music and quiz feature respond, but the remote does not seem to be able to communicate with the car. The light on the remote works when you push the buttons, but when we push the buttons, the wheels don't even spin on the car. Tried replacing the batteries, but still nothing. I was really let down, usually I have nothing but good things to say about VTech toys.
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should be taken off the shelves. Ripoff. I was so excited to use this product with my child. On Christmas it worked great. The second time, after changing batteries to make sure that wasn't the problem, it wouldn't work for more than a minute. It would keep turning off by itself. We've exchanged it twice, and all three have done the same thing. Poor product. NEEDS TO BE RECALLED and TAKEN OFF THE SHELVES.
Date published: 2012-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disapointed! I had bought this car for my toddler for Christmas expecting to have some fun and learning time with him, but did not work. I took it back and got another one, the same issue! Simply does not respond to the remote. - A very disapointed mother!
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from fair toy I signed on VTech's website to get contact info for this product as I had the same problems with this product as the other reviewer had. The toy goes less than a minute, and you have to restart it by going to the toy and pushing one of the buttons. I think I did finally get a minute of play time out of it earlier. It's like the RC signals get mixed up with trying to use the direction keys along with the steering wheel, and the car decides to stop. The kids will re-start the car, but as an adult playing with it since at this age parents have to engage their children in play still, it's a let down having to restart it every few seconds. I'm going to try and return the product to the retailer, as I am hoping that if the retailer plays with the toy they will agree that it's not worth playing with. Otherwise, the price was decent, but the design poor.
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from simply stops working This car stopped working after 1 day. The batteries were all changed in hopes that was the problem. After random changes, it worked for about a minute and now won't react again. Piece of garbage
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed It broke after literally 5 minutes of my 2 year old playing with it. The vehicle will not move, if I lift it up, the wheels will spin, but when I place it on the floor, it moves at a snails pace, if at all. It worked great when we initially put the batteries in, it just didn't hold up to my 2 year olds banging around. Extremely Disappointed!!!
Date published: 2011-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money My son got this car as a gift and we thought it was really neat. The first time we started playing with it the car continued to just stop running. You would need to turn it off and on to get it restart. Then after less than 2 days it completely stopped working. We changed the batteries in both the car and the remote, it still would not run. It would talk and tell you to push the buttons but it would not run or respond to pushing the buttons. The light on the remote would light up so you knew it was working. Very poor in my opinion and not worth spending a penny on it.
Date published: 2011-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissatisfied Remote control of car's motion and steering stopped working reliably after a few days, then just stopped altogether. Granted, [$] is an inexpensive remote control car, but it should work as advertised for more than a week.
Date published: 2011-12-21

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Remote Racer Smart Car

Remote Racer Smart Car

by VTech

Appropriate for ages: 2 - 5

Dimensions: 5.70000" H × 8.70000" W × 7.20000" L

Shipping weight: 2.2 lbs.

UPC: 3417761264003