I had the same issue. The Honda dealer verified that a service bulletin was issued and the recommended repair is to replace the blower fan and the resistor. I'm not a DIY'er so I had them do it to the tune of $466.99 (Parts, labor and tax). If you're one of those guys who can DIY, here's the part numbers:
Motor Assy, Fan 79310TF0G01 $286.75
Resistor Assy 79335TF0G01 $ 36.16
You would think that Honda would have a recall on this problem. URGH!!!
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 !!!
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:(
The issue is that the lubrication in the blower motor breaks down over time requiring more and more voltage to make it move. That additional voltage will do in the resistor and it will only work on high when the resistor is bypassed. The unit is really easy to remove, just remove the glove box. Once it is out if you bang it on a hard surface a bunch of black dirt will come out of it. Either replace the blower or just clean it out with WD-40, then apply grease to the moving parts. If you catch this early you can avoid having to change the resistor too. Your unit should start clicking when it starts going bad. I had a friend with a Mitsubishi SUV with what looked like the same blower and same problem, I bet this is an issue with many cars. I also bet the blower is made in China...
I can here the AC running. When I go over a hump or rail road tracks quickly it comes back on for a few minutes and then it is out again. When I change the temp on the AC dial I can feel the cold or warm air coming through while driving if I have it set to where air is coming in through my vents from the out side. When I stop at a red light no more air.
Heater Blower only works on high. Resistors shot, according to my mechanic need to replace the motor also to the tune of a few hundred dollars to stop this from happening again. This should be a recall!
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.
Have the same problem wit my Honda FIT 2011, a/c blower works three or four days then kits, I leave it on and eventually it comes back on.Will wait for it to break down permanently , then I'll fix it. Intermittent electrical problems bring out the magician trial and error troubleshooting. jj
As I heard from many others...same just happened to me...my blower only works on 4. I was given an approx cost to fix it around $480. I didn't think honda had problems. That's why I got one. Since there are so many complaints they should do it for free. Can't afford the repair and a recall is only for safety. Now they are manufactured in Mexico and I see more problems with the newer models. Just like VW went sown hill. I dont think I will be getting a honda again. Maybe the guys on "car talk" can help