Front Door Arm Rest May Break on Honda Fit

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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Average mileage: 45,163 (9,000–110,000)
4 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
31 people reported this problem
22 people shared problem details
Driver's side door arm rest cracked with a hole under the fabric, uncomfortable and from what I hear a very common problem. Whats up with this Honda? 09-11-14 *UPDATE* Got a call from the service manager of local Honda dealership, he ordered the part for me and they will repair it. He said I will only pay 10% of whatever it is and if I pay $20 thats a lot. Appointment is for next week to install the part. Once I get it I will remove it and build up the area where it split with epoxy to hopefully strengthen the weak point to prevent it from happening again. I will believe when its all done, if they fix this the way they did Honda might have a solid customer. I thought service like this was a thing of the past? We shall see.
2008 Honda Fit12,250
Divers armrest began to soften and buckle then one day I opened the door and the leather open and essentially burst. Also the cente panel is beginnig to buckle as well.
Honda Accord LX 2008- leather door frame, arm rest and center console- all bubble and crease. This is an issue with the 2008 Honda Accord. The dealer fixed it as it happened soon after I purchased the car- within 4 months- both the driver door and console. Now, it is not covered and I would have to pay for it to be repaired. It looks terrible and apparently is vinyl, not leather, I have read. My solution is to fix it myself or pay through the nose to pay for poor quality to begin with, which is probably what I will end up doing some day. Such a shame! Car looks good at first, but I don't think is as nicely made as I had thought originally.
2010 Honda Fit40,000
arm rest rips not fixed yet trying to find a new replacment
This isn't a structural or performance issue but just one of those little things that go bad on cars far too soon.
Drivers side door armrest split underneath the material.
2 months after buying car new the armrest cracked....had it replaced under warranty...4 months later it cracked tired of leaving car a dealer. still cracked.
2010 Honda Fit110,000
At about 90k miles my driver side armrest begin to crack. - 2010 Honda Accord
2009 Honda Fit40,000
This happened to mine shortly after I bought the car used at 37,000 miles. I haven't fixed it yet. This really should be a recall item since it happens to so many Fits.
2007 Honda Fit100,000
Armrest keeps coming off the door panel.
2010 Honda Fit15,000
Drivers door arm rest cracked.
2010 Honda Fit90,000
Recent problem. Just beginning to research my options
2010 Honda Fit35,000
armrest on driver side just randomly cracked. Seems to follow the whole length of the top panel.
2010 Honda Fit35,000
The arm rest under driver's left elbow has broken for the 2nd time in a year. It is still under warranty, so they will replace it, but they indicated it is not a normal problem.
2010 Honda Fit22,000
LEFT ARMREST CRACKED UNDER MATERIAL'SOFT & spongey, cheap plastic not ABS like the rest of door panel. Not resolved as of yet,car is still under warranty & American Honda has offered a discounted repair,$130 to me on my cost,so much for the Honda warranty. The rep from Am Honda was not friendly & dissmissive of the Honda three year 36'000 mile waranty & not admiting to the on going problem.
2008 Honda Fit30,000
Driver side armrest frequently came loose, and then eventually the plastic tab that holds it on the top / rear side broke. Very poor quality.
driver door arm rest cracked under the fabric showed to a dealer and they offered to split cost of replacing part 50/50 since its out of warranty. Otherwise never had an issue with the car.
2009 Honda Fit32,000
Brought it in for a recall. I swear the workers broke it because it wasn't broken when I brought it in. Anyway, thank goodness I'm still covered under my 3 year warranty.
2009 Honda Fit25,000
My Drivers side elbow rest cracked and I had it replaced under warranty 1 year ago. It is broken again, as well as the passengers side, same spot. They want $250 each since warranty is up.
2009 Honda Fit35,000
Drivers front arm rest broken, replaced under warranty and broke again in less than a week.
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