hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,940 miles

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problem #3

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 #2

Dec 022014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 39,216 miles
Blinker on the right side became inoperative and inside indicator blinked quickly. Upon investigation discovered the blinker bulb was good but the headlight was very dim and almost out. High beam would only come on slightly. The other side of the car was fine. Checked online and, as suspected, there was some repair notices about the corrosion on the ground connector due to poor plating which caused the problem. It appears that Honda may have bad ground terminals or other connection problem on their safety lighting system. Called Honda dealer and then Honda american. They indicated this was not a warranty problem so would not cover it. I believe this kind of problem will result in many cars having partial headlights and is a safety related failure in a critical system and should be covered under a recall. The headlights and turn signal could be on and off without notice. This is a low mileage car and not even in a rust belt part of the country.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 272010


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and when the contact engaged the low beam headlight, they would not illuminate. The contact played around wit the headlight switch for several moments before they finally illuminated. In addition, when the left turn signal or the high beams were utilized, the low beam headlights would fail. The failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was neither repaired nor diagnosed for the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 38,500.

- Deer Borne, MI, USA