hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,820 miles

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problem #15

Jun 052018


  • miles
My car alarm keeps going off when I donżT lock my door and the doors constantly lock even though my car is off or IżM parked or if IżM driving on the road.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #14

Apr 032019


  • 101,000 miles
Car stalls and dies after initial start. Sometimes even with warming car up for 5-10 minutes. Outdoor temperature can be 90 degrees and this still happens. If I start my car, let it run for 5 minutes, put it in drive, the minute I begin to slow for a stop sign or simply for an approaching stop or intersection my car will shudder and die. There is no check engine light and two mechanics have found no codes soft or hard to shed any light on why this is happening. I have already paid $300 for a valve adjustment, replaced spark plugs and I'm still having the issue.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #13

Jan 302019


  • 170,000 miles
While driving at approx. 35 mph, radio lights flashed off. Slowing down to make a right turn, radio lights shut off, eps indicator came on for approx. 2 secs, steering wheel became hard to turn, power to steering and radio resumed after 3-5 secs. Same scenario occurs intermittently while driving on local roads at 50mph or below. Occurred at mileage 170,000.

- Hamburg, PA, USA

problem #12

Oct 202018


  • 96,605 miles
The car dashboard lights/radio lost all power for 2-3 seconds and then the eps light on the dashboard lit up. The car lost power steering and was extremely hard to steer during this time. Steering wheel locked while driving and could not turn it for the 2-3 seconds that the car systems were 'offline.' The next day, the car did the same thing and I lost power steering while driving at various speeds in various weathers throughout the day on both the highway and back roads. Utterly terrifying. Towed it to the Honda dealership. They were unable to replicate the issues and car was returned to me with 0 fixes done. Was advised to pick up the vehicle and drive it as normal since no complaints could be proven with diagnostic testing. Drove it with trepidation for the next 5 days and on the 5th day, the car again lost all power to vehicle, dashboard lights lit up, engine light lit up, radio turned off and turned back on, steering became very difficult and wheel locked while driving. Car continued to do this over the period of an hr 50+ times. Parked car, video recorded it losing power, eps light turning on/radio turning on/off, steering wheel locking while parking and driving. Towed it a 2nd time to the Honda dealership who has driven it a total of 38 miles with nothing being able to be proven with diagnostic testing. No hard codes to be found, as anytime the car is turned off all codes are erased from the eps system. Called Honda Corp. And they stated since there is no recall on my VIN number that no problem exists for this vehicle and since the dealership cannot prove any issues through diagnostic testing that my claim is unfounded. Honda service bulletin 14-058 was released and the warranty extended for 2007-08 Honda Fits, but they are denying issues with 2009 even though there are reports all over the internet about them. Dealership unwilling to fix 'unknown issue'.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 292018


  • 51,000 miles
December 2017 I had my 2009 Honda Fit inspected for vehicle registration and passed. January 29, 2018 I took my car to david mcdavid Honda irving, tx for inspection as the car was slowing down and was making weird movements as I shifted gears. The technician report said: There was a 6 inch rodent damage to the engine wiring harness and it had to be replaced. The total charge I was asked to pay on February 3, 2018 was $1510.01 Honda knows that they have this problem as they sell on amazon tapes against rodens ( https://www.amazon.com/Honda-4019-2317-rodent-tape/dp/B00ajtg3N0/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=utf8&dpid=31iiudiohkl&dppl=1&keywords=rodent%20tape&pi=ac_sx236_sy340_fmwebp_ql65&qid=1517350918&ref=plsrch&ref_=mp_S_A_1_1&sr=8-1), yet they didn't offer to cover the replacement cost or to pay even part of it. The total cost of replacement was shifted on me as consumer. I kept the original - damaged - harness. See attached photo.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 082018


  • 57,000 miles
Takata recall.question ; my vechile power steering locks up eps dash light steering wheel lights up. Yellow on dash board this goes on the car and disables it and dose it a lot. In speeds of under 25 M.P. H.car will shut down. Worried of the accident it may cause. Too safety concerned. And only have 57171 miles on vechile. While in motion. Turning also left or right turns. In local city streets

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jun 062017


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. While driving approximately 35 mph, the power steering seized and the instrument panel failed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 312016


  • 60,800 miles
When attempting to drive the vehicle, it would not move in reverse. Gear would shift to reverse but car would not move. Honda dealership stated that rodents chewed through wiring on cable harness.

- Langley Afb, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 262014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 22,900 miles
My wife was driving the car when this happened. It has occurred twice. This vehicle has an electronic throttle system. The check engine light came on the car loses the ability to accelerate. I have not had it happen to me yet. I took the car to autozone and they read the stored codes from the obd system which indicated the throttle positioning sensor had generated a fault. The fault seems to go away and the check engine is no longer illuminated. It seems to go away by shutting off and restarting the car. This seems to be a considerable safety problem since you could get rear ended when this happens.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #6

Oct 142013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When the car sits for too long in cooler weather, it stalls when it is in gear. I started the car this morning, put it in reverse, and it stalled. In the past I have gotten beyond the garage and had it stall at a stop sign or light. The problem ceases when the engine warms up. The problem seems similar to the one addressed by the following recall: Recall id # 80366 - engine and engine cooling read more: www.motortrend.com/cars/2009/Honda/Fit/recalls/#ixzz2pdfz2Z9U Honda maintains that my vehicle is not covered by this recall.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 182013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
I own a 2009 Honda Fit, VIN # [xxx], with 33,400 miles on the vehicle. Several messages been displayed repeatedly on the message board the last 2 months. The messages displayed are "check engine", "check fuel cap" and one regarding the air bags. I took the car to the dealer, germain Honda of dublin, to have it checked. They said I have to bring it in when the message light is on before they can tell me what is wrong. That is not possible because the messages don't stay on very long. Can you help me with this problem? appreciate any assistance you can give me. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 142013


  • miles
After having my car for almost five years without this issue, I have started having trouble getting my key into the driver's door lock. The key stops about a third of the way into the keyhole. The key works like normal in the passenger door, hatch, and ignition. I attempted using a spare key that has seldom been used, but it does not slide into the driver's door keyhole either. Something has messed up or worn out in the driver's door lock.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Apr 222011


  • 47,000 miles
2009 Honda Fit sport instrument panel went blank - no gas gauge, no speedometer, no tripometer, no car alarm, air conditioning went out, doors would not auto lock. Honda service diagnosed it as faulty instrument cluster panel. Said I needed to replace instrument cluster to the tune of $700+ for part and $300+ for labor and $30+ for shipping of part. Car 2 1/2 years old, one owner, only 47,000 miles. Needs to be recalled.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #2

May 272010


  • 17,000 miles
Towing a 2009 Honda Fit behind a motorhome when it locked up. Everything was set according to the manual. It is automatic. We were told it could be the battery but we are not satisfied with that explanation. Have you heard of other Honda Fits locking up the front wheels while towing. It drives fine if not behind the motorhome. We dragged the toad for about 50 feet and had to replace two front tires.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #1

May 172010


  • 1,000 miles
Car turning off.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA