2009 Honda Fit Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Honda Fit

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2009 Honda Fit Problems

AC fan speed stopped working

The A/C fan speed control switch stopped working, had my local Honda shop repair it. The Resister pack that controls the fan speed burned out. Simple fix except that on my particular year/model Honda had a service bulletin that stated there was a problem with the AC Fan that caused this resister pack to fail thus requiring the fan AND resister pack be replaced together. I had this done and have had no problems since then.

Loss Motion Spring noise, after having it recalled.

I recently had the Loss motion springs replaced now my Fit sounds like a sewing machine, I know it's just a valve adjustment that's off. I wish I didn't have to perform the valve adjustment myself after the fact.

Front Door Arm Rest May Break

One or both front door armrests may crack. Our technicians tell us a revised door panel is available to correct this issue.

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2009 Honda Fit Questions

One loud "ping" in my dash- Now fuel gauge not keeping accurate levels-What now? (1 answer)

I filled up my tank about 80 miles into a trip when I noticed the tank staying on full. It still stayed on full over 60 miles later.

Accessory socket and USB don't work (1 answer)

Accessory socket (cigarette lighter) and USB cable in upper glove compartment don't work. The fuse is OK. No disconnected wires. No mice chewing wires or anything. Was not overloaded. Only thing used is a Garmin GPS and an iPhone. Both work in other vehicles.

Why does the brake pedal feel hard after sitting in cold weather overnight? (1 answer)

After sitting overnight in cold weather, the brake pedal feels hard. I have to pump it hard several times before there is give in the pedal. It only seems to do this in very cold weather after sitting for long periods of time. My mechanic cannot find any problems with the entire braking system an...

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2009 Honda Fit Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which over time could cause the inflator to rupture. If this happens, it would spray metal fragments upon deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

One or More Springs in the Valve Train May Break

One or more of the four spring assemblies on the engine's variable valve timing system may fail. This can cause rough idling and stalling, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected spring assemblies. The recall is scheduled to begin March 7, 2011. The Honda recall number is R66.

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2009 Honda Fit Reviews

Great design, space & flexible seat options. I get 31-32 mpg. Biggest complaint is the 'firm & responsive' ride - you feel every little bump and the steering requires constant correction - no 'hands off' here. Very stable though .. a passing car cut back into my left rear fender, spun me across 4 lanes of freeway, and I was able to drive it back to the shoulder. The click of the directional sig...
Very fun daily driver vehicle! Excellent gas mileage!
Excellent handling and surprisingly roomy. I average from 32 - 36 mpg in mixed city/highway driving and upwards of 42 - 45 mpg in constant highway cruising at 60 - 65 mph. Maintenance costs are extremely reasonable. I have accumulated nearly 22,000 miles since I purchased this new. Parking is never a problem and the fit and finish is much better than you would expect of a car costing less than ...

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