really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,188 miles

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problem #13

Apr 032019


  • 78,000 miles
Steering wheel has been suddenly, and intermittently, turning immediately 90 degrees where I have to correct the wheel in order to avoid a crash. Typically happens on slight turns, like getting on or off a hwy ramp or turning on a red light. Goodyear tire said they are seeing electrical issues with the power steering and informed me this isn't a drivable car unless $2400 repair. The suddenness of this could have resulted in death, especially at the speed.

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #12

Dec 152018


  • 129,275 miles
Loss of power steering power electrical surges while in motion on highway and secondary roads. Driving on highway ramps onto freeway, also exiting freeway on exit ramps.goggled Honda Fit power steering problems a lot of other people have same problems very.dangerous for my 20 yr daughter first vehicle thank you for your time.

- Moosup, CT, USA

problem #11

Nov 282018


  • 103,000 miles
While steering on the road (in motion), our 2010 Honda Fit suddenly jerks in the opposite direction from the turn, leading to a number of near-miss accidents. The problem was first noticed in fall of 2018. Dealer was able to replicate the problem and says the electronic steering rack and box are "bad" and need to be replaced at a cost of $2400. The car has never been in any sort of accident or catastrophic incident, and there are no signs of damage to components (like tie rod ends) -- it's just the steering that is suddenly unreliable.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #10

Feb 152018


  • 92,000 miles
The steering wheel intermittently freezes up, for about a second, at least once every day that I drive the car. No indicator lights on the dashboard turn on during or after these events. Several times it has been noticed while making turns, which is very unsettling. I no longer trust the vehicle's safety, and now feel the need to leave a very large distance when making a left turn in front of any oncoming car. I will not allow my wife to drive the car any more, for fear of her safety. I have heard that there is a recall for an eps failure for Honda Fits of previous model years, and want to know when the recall for this life threatening defect will be extended to the 2010 model year.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #9

May 032017


  • 69,323 miles
The contact owned a 2010 Honda Fit. While driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle collided with a bridge cement post. While seated in the front passenger seat, the contact noticed that the vehicle was veering to the right. The contact did not recall any warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the driver was 84 years old and possibly unaware of what was happening to the vehicle. The contact stated that the driver side air bag failed to deploy, but the passenger side air bags and side curtain air bags deployed. The contact stated that the driver and passenger seat belts were engaged. The driver sustained a broken sternum and the passenger sustained bumps and bruises to both knees and arms. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but the vehicle had not been inspected to determine the air bag failure. The failure mileage was 69,323. The VIN was not available.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 012017


  • 184,000 miles
Vehicle suddenly spun to the right 180 degrees and slide sideways and over an embankment and onto its side. Vehicle was traveling at approximately 35 mph on a straight section of highway 31 North in whitehall Michigan. Vehicle was under light power (pressure on the gas pedal) on a snowy/icy road. Temperature was in the low 20 degrees. Car had been driven for about an hour when the failure occurred. Video camera in the car recorded a possible electrical failure, which may have effected vehicle's electric power steering system causing the car to lose positive control. Vehicle has a history of headlights burning out and being replaced on a yearly bases, both main headlights and fog lights. Car also has a history of electrical flickering. Driver is 6O year old male with 44 years of driving experience in winter conditions with no accidents.

- Montague, MI, USA

problem #7

Sep 072016


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Fit. While driving 40 to 45 mph, the power steering failed without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road, turned off, and restarted. The dealer was notified. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Old Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 102015


  • 13,000 miles
This started with a little stiffness in steering. It is very hard to control now when making a turn. I am afraid to drive the the car. Local dealer says he cannot replicate the problem. Honda needs to alert and recall.

- Pearl,, MS, USA

problem #5

Jan 162015

Fit 4-cyl

  • 50,840 miles
My daughter had an accident, this is her account: I was driving my 2010 Honda Fit on highway 880 northbound in the vicinity of alameda on Friday, January 16th 2015. I had been driving for at least a half hour on the highway and was in the left most lane going about 70 mph. Suddenly without any warning my car began to swerve violently to the right into the lane to my right. My first thought was that one of the tires had blown out, so I took my foot off the gas and did not touch the brakes, thinking just that I should try to keep the car away from other vehicles and as gently as I could bring it to the side of the road away from traffic. Immediately after the first swerve, the car did not react in the slightest to my steering attempts to keep it straight or away from traffic, and it swerved left and right a couple more times before hitting the concrete median on the left hand side of the highway. The front of the car crunched into the median, and the whole car flipped on its passenger side and scraped against the median before finally coming to a halt upside down. Once the car stopped I saw that miraculously nothing inside of the car was impeding my exit, and the glass on both the windows had completely shattered, so I undid my seatbelt and crawled out of the passenger side window and immediately stood up. Thankfully no other cars or passengers were involved, 911 was called, and the policeman who came said the incident sounded like it was due to tire damage from my description but then examined the wheels of the car and reported that he didn"T see anything awry with them, leaving the cause of the accident a mystery. I heard no sounds preceding the swerving, smelled no strange smells, noticed nothing strange about the car?S steering, and have had no indication whatsoever of anything being ?off" with the car before the incident.

- Saratoga, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 102014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 82,900 miles
I was hit on driver side by a older Honda Accord model vehicle year 2000 body type; the Accord was making a left turn on a green light that just changed from red, so he wasn't going fast (im assuming) when he hit me while I was passing the intersection at about 49mph. I want to report the vehicle that I was driving is unsafe and handled poorly, lost total control, brakes and steering locked, rolled over four to five times hitting a traffic light pole; the stability of vehicle is very poor and engine, transmission everything fell apart under the hood. I am requesting for this matter to be investigated, im insured the car is here at my house for now, you have permission to come here to see it or work it out with my insurance company. Thank you and this is serious, you need to check out what happened through those intersection camera's on September 10, 2014 around 1030am, camino real & hwy 76, bonsall California.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
The car's steering is extremely over-responsive, but is unfortunately not speed sensitive. As a result, if one takes their eyes off the road for even a second, the car often moves out of its lane. Both my wife and I have had several scary experiences, where we looked over our shoulder momentarily in preparation for a lane change, checked traffic on busy cross streets, or changed a heating or cooling setting, and found ourselves crossing over the centerline or nearing the ditch. The car does not track straight, and also tends to veer left or right after going over bumps. I am very concerned that one of us could get killed in either a head-on collision or by running into the ditch. The car is a base Fit model, with a 5-speed manual.

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 222011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 9,600 miles
I made a right turn and the steering wheel would not straighten. I was forced to continue turning. It was a congested area in front of boston back bay rail station. Luckily, there was a space in the drop off lane to my right with no person or car in the way and I was able to brake and stop without injuring anybody. My Honda Fit is the S model which has controls on the cross-bar of the steering wheel for clutch-less shifting. The righthand control had caught on my winter coat. And prevented the wheel from returning to the upright position. Note that I am short (5'1") so that I have the seat forward in order to reach the pedals. This puts me closer to the wheel than most people. I could easily have hit a car or pedestrian because of these unnecessary shifters. They really should be replaced by D 1 2 on the stick so that a driver can access the lower ratios when necessary with out the danger of getting caught.

- Newtonville, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 192010


  • 6,000 miles
I have a 2010 Fit sport that doesn't wander or pull, drives great. I have another 2010 Fit sport never damaged with 6000 miles that: 1. wanders badly 2. pulls left when decelerating and right when accelerating. 3. will not return to straight when released. You must return it yourself and hunt for straight down the road yourself. All 3 defects are a big safety hazard: You will be in the oncoming lane or curb before you can correct it. The local Honda dealer has been unable to fix it. The only thing they did was increase the toein some and said that was all they could do. I am about to make a formal complaint to all who will listen. In each case it is in the other lane in less than 10 seconds if left to its self. The car is dangerous and a real safety hazard. Are there a service bulletins/recalls concerning this?

- Wellston, OK, USA