really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,745 miles

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problem #12

Nov 272018


  • 95,000 miles
Driving along a city street. Tire slipped on a patch of ice when accelerating after a stop. I heard something break/drop and the car immediately lost lost power to the wheels. Towed it to the shop. Left passenger axle snapped in half.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 182018


  • 91,000 miles
Broken passenger transaxle. Our car suffered a break while accelerating from a city street stoplight, so the damage to the car was minimal and we posed no danger to other vehicles.(the vehicle was immediately disabled and had to be pushed to the side of the road) we were fortunate - if this happened at highways speeds, the results could have been far worse.this is a potentially dangerous situation where the transaxle can break, causing loss of steering, mobility and other under hood vehicle damage. My vehicle has all service and inspection work done at a local Honda dealer (Honda of joliet) and the failing part was never discovered. Because the defect/damage is hidden under the trans axle boot, this prevented any visual inspection from revealing it. However, the danger exists and a routine internet check reveals this is indeed a global issue that affects many of these cars. Note - I have attached photos of the broken axle apart and pushed together, to show how the damage is hidden under the boot. Picture detail: 1.broken passenger side transaxle 2.close up of break #1 3.close up of break #2 4.broken axle together clearly showing broken area hidden under rubber boot - which would not be seen under routine visual inspection. 5.both used axles side by side for comparison (note unbroken axles has not been inspected under boot for possible damage also).

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #10

Jun 042018


  • 125,000 miles
While driving from Oklahoma to California (specifically kingman, AZ to barstow, ca), my engine spontaneously caught on fire. It was put out immediately by a good samaritan. After the fire, there was oil leakage all over the highway and where it was towed; there was also gas leakage. It was towed to the dealership on 6/7/18. They say that there was no motor oil prior to the fire starting so are blaming me for the fire. I had an oil change about a month ago and saw no signs of oil leakage at my parking space or any time during this trip. There were no warnings prior to this fire and no indication that anything was wrong. I was very frightened and am still impacted by this fire. I am being told that the repair will be $14,000 which is way more than the car is worth. I am 68 years old and am on a fixed income. I have always taken good care of my cars and took good care of this one. It was purchased in January 2017 and has been a good car. It has been driven less than 50 miles a week since it was purchased. It is customary to "blame" the consumer for what happens. I do not believe I did anything to cause this fire. It is impossible to get the service department at the car dealership to listen to anything, especially that the oil leakage occurred after the fire, not before it. There was tons of oil leakage all over the highway, at a car repair shop & all over a uhaul car Transport trailer. I truly believe there is another cause for this fire.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #9

May 122018


  • 34,466 miles
The car was stopped in a driveway waiting to pull into a busy road. When there was a break in the traffic, the accelerator was depressed, the car moved forward a little bit, and then there was a loss of acceleration and a ratcheting sound from the engine compartment. Fortunately, the car did not make it onto the street before the failure occurred. After turning the car off and then on again to verify the symptoms of the failure, we noticed that the car rolled backwards when placed in park. The car was then towed to a local dealer, who determined that the left front axle had broken.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #8

Mar 032018


  • 69,242 miles
Accelerated to turn right onto town main street from strip mall and lost forward motion and ability to steer. Banging, spinning, buzzing noise under hood. Could not move forward in drive or back in reverse. In "park", car rolled backward into another car's front bumper. Towed on flat bed. Mechanic found snapped right front axle; indicated breakage = very uncommon.

- Fishkill, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 312017


  • 72,000 miles
Front drivers side axle broke in half- not at the socket. Mechanic said he's never seen anything like it. It did not break on a bump. I was turning left on a busy street and it just broke. After calling Honda dealers in the area, everyone seems to be out of ABS axles. I wonder why.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 242017


  • 90,672 miles
Front driver side cv axle broke in two. Vehicle was stationary--I was on city street, waiting for left turn signal to enter highway. Vehicle would not move when I stepped on the gas and engine making clunking noises--I thought transmission had failed.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #5

Sep 072017


  • 121,460 miles
While turning right from a stop in busy urban intersection I heard loud pop and the car stopped moving.after tow to local Honda dealer and inspection the service writer told me that my right side(passenger)drive axle was broken.no determination of cause was offered only estimate to repair.due to unusual circumstances and part that was involved(basically steel rod that should not break open)I researched Honda web site for recalls and found one for 2014 Honda drive axles that were breaking under identical circumstancesrecall#14V258000.my inspection revealed crystallization of axle material(probably due to improper processing during manufacture). Above mentioned recall was done because of processing problem.please advise as to further steps to take regarding this issue. The axle is available for inspection.towing and repair bill is available(electronic file will not load).thank you. Andre bukowski

- Campton Hills, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 192017


  • 118,000 miles
Driving into a busy intersection and the right drive axle broke. Lucky me and my child were not injured. We had been on the highway right before this and thankful it didn't cause a serious crash. I started to accelerate from a stop sign to take a left onto a busy road. My car revved and then we heard a loud bang and felt like something dropped. Then the car would run but would not work (no fwd, reverse, etc)

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 132009

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated to 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000. Updated 09/05/14

- Hatfield, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 102014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 3,100 miles
Last winter I went germain Honda of dublin and they said they couldn't find any thing. They said when the check engine light comes on T 8 B try ing it in and they said they will scan the light. When my checkengine light come on by the time I get to the dealers its not on. I had the battery replace back in January 2014. My car will be 5 years in August. Will this part throttle actuator control motor be cover under warranty? here is the code I got from advance auto P2101 which is throttle actuator control motor.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #1

May 192014


  • 113,000 miles
When the car is stopped at say a light stop sign or just pulling out of a parking spot. If I barely accelerate just enough to get like 1500 RPM's and shift into second gear and same into 3rd it seems like the car doesn't have enough power to hold that gear on the change, resulting in a almost grinding noise" kind of like static almost only for a few seconds. Its been happening sense I bought the vehicle used at around 86K miles at about the same rate every time no real change. Though I have noted it occurs like 3 seconds long instead of the brief 1 second immediately following an oil change but just once then back to the usually. I have read a lot of people complaining about this on forums throughout the internet, and somewhat surprised it is not on here. An example of the noise is on this link www.youtube.com/watch"V=jhxcwxtqcak I really don't something bad to come of the car from this noise for I love this car it is really fun to drive and likes to get up and go when it needs to especially for a 1.5L regularly aspirated engine.

- Charlestown, IN, USA