pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 miles

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problem #1

Aug 202010


  • 8,500 miles
On October 3, 2008 I have purchased new 2009 Honda Fit from North shore Honda in New York. In December 2009, I spotted some rust under the carriage. On January 12, 2010, I took my Fit to the North shore Honda for rust inspection, I was told that it is normal and there is no problem. I knew that was wrong, but I left the dealership very disappointed since they refused to help me. Around middle of August 2010, I inspected my Fit once again saw even more rust and on different parts. Most of rust appears to be on left and right transverse link, on the suspension member, exhaust flange severely rusted and sway bar link ends/bolts also rusted. On August 17, 2010 I took my Fit back to the same dealership seeking help. Once again, the service manager told me that surface oxidation is considered normal. After a short conversation he said, ¿yes it is rust, but that's how they all are¿ what he meant was that all Honda cars are like that and showed me an Accord with the similar rust. I said, ¿ok but that is very unacceptable for the new cars¿. fortunately, that day a Honda representative was on premises and he also admitted after long conversation that there is plenty of rust, but still refused to help me to take care of my car. On August 20, 2010, I wrote a letter to Honda president Mr. Tet suo iwamura complaining about rust under the carriage. I did received call back from Honda, but they absolutely refused to fix the rust problem. I believe that within few years it will become a safety issue, if not properly treated.

- Old Bethpage, NY, USA