Car Problem Reports
Honda Fit AC fan speed stopped working
Honda Fit Problem
Average Mileage: 53,874 mi (24,500 mi - 90,000 mi)
Visitor, 2011 Honda Fit, 46,241 mi
Have not had this fixed yet. I have a 2011 Fit. Apparently there was a service bulletin issued for 2009 model Fit. Seems like the same issue for 2011, the blower resistor goes bad so that the blower only works on high. Has anyone else had the same problem with a 2011?
Had same issue. I was able to fix the entire thing for no cost. The resistor pack screen can be taken off. What happens is there is a brass leaf spring that unsolders when it over heats. You can solder that back and put the screen back on. The resistors on mine did not open up. What caused it was the motor was hard to turn and so on low it would not turn at all and the resistor pack overheated and went out. You can take the motor out of the plastic housing by removing one screw. Remove the blower from the motor as well. You will then need something to squeeze the fingers that are spread which holds one end of the motor end plate with bushing on. I took the end off opposite from where the brushes are located. I pulled the brushes out as well. You will need to remove the C-Clips from both ends of the armature and keep washers in correct order. Pull the one end off and then pull the armature out. Clean out the bushings and clean the armature shaft with fine emery cloth. Mine had a lot of black sludge from dust from the brushes which I believe was what jammed up the bushings. I blew all of that out. I put it back together with light oil on each shaft and bushing and it worked great. The price of a new motor was $269.00 from Honda. If this lasts a year it will be worth it. It is easy to access. The hardest part was squeezing those metal fingers that are spread to hold it together. I used the jaws of a vise to squeeze them together and then a punch to spread them back when reassembling the motor. The whole process was not much more than a hour.
Mine is 2009 model. A couple yrs ago the fan quit, (except on high) dealership fixed it ( was still under warranty) now it has quit again (32,000 mileage, much less than that the first time). Have an appointment this week to get fixed AGAIN. This shouldn't keep happening, has to be a defect. There should be a recall on this !! I'm sure I will have to pay this time, I guess my warranty has run out by now. Hope it doesn't cost me a fortune !!!
Visitor, 2010 Honda Fit, 35,000 mi
ac/heater fan only works on high - haven't fixed yet
Visitor, 2010 Honda Fit, 80,378 mi
I have a 2010 Honda FIT. The fan for the A/C and Heater just stopped working on all speeds except High. The fan had not been making any noises or having any other problems.
Visitor, 2011 Honda Fit, 35,500 mi
Air Conditioning only works on high! Took it to dealership and found out the warrenty had expired and it would cost almost $500 to replace motor and resistor pack! What's up with that? I've had other models of cars (nissans for years) and have never had this kind of problem.
Can't afford the cost at this time. Not a happy camper:(
Visitor, 2009 Honda Fit, 89,000 mi
The HVAC blower motor works only on high speed.
Visitor, 2010 Honda Fit, 24,500 mi
Fan only working on high speed. Was charged $120. For diagnosis - was told blower motor and resistor needed to be changed - I would be charged for diagnosis and another $120 for labor ( plus taxes ) but not for parts. Wondered why but didn't ask. Now I know. This was today so waiting for parts to arrive. I think Honda should cover it all ! I've entered my son's zip code as I am actually in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and it won't accept Canadian postal codes.
Visitor, 2010 Honda Fit, 45,000 mi
I had the same problem with the fan on my 2010 Fit. The fan only works on high. It's a nuisance trying to keep confortable, but at least I could adjust the temperature. I am not getting it fixed because I'm trading it in for a 2015. I hope I will not have the same problem eventually with the 2015.
Visitor, 2009 Honda Fit
The AC fan in 2009 Fits is faulty. It draws too much current and blows out the resistor pack. You could replace just the resistor pack and take your chances that the fan will continue to work for as long as you need it to, but there is no guarantee as to how long the replacement resistor pack will last. To ensure proper functionality, you have to replace the AC fan with a part that draws the right amount of current.