Honda Fit Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Honda Fit
- I just bought a used 2008 Fit and am having problems with the driver side window
- shifting gears with a big lurch.Started two days ago.Engine light came on today?
- Battery does not hold charge for long.
- Windshield washer leaks out of the bottom. Not the tank. Whats the cheapest fix?
- car is having a problem that is a recall from a different year -- what to do?
Honda Fit Problems
One or both front door armrests may crack. Our technicians tell us a revised door panel is available to correct this issue.
Fuel filler door may not open. Revised fuel fill push lifter is available from Honda to correct this issue.
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.
Honda Fit Questions
switch, for which there was a recall. The previous owner did have it addressed, but I notice there was a second recall (13V260000). Should I be able to get the problem corrected again under this recall?
I don't know if I got an old battery when I bought it, the security system eats up the juice when parked, or I don't drive it enough, but, if I leave it parked for two weeks or more, I must charge the battery to get the car started. It is an awful small battery. Does anyone else have thi...
Tank is not leaking. It's coming out the pump... I think. I am having much trouble finding a replacement or would rather get a repair kit.
Honda Fit Recalls
These Honda Fit models are being recalled a second time to correct a concern of water intrusion into the driver's power window switch that was not completely addressed by the first recall. Water entry into the switch can cause switch failure and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect the switch, if damage is found the switch will be replaced. If no damage is found the owner will be asked to return at a later date when more replacement parts are available to have the recalled switch replaced.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system helps to keep the vehicle from skidding out of control when the driver attempts to round a corner faster than conditions will allow. "Yaw" is the rate at which the vehicle is changing direction (left or right) from its forward motion. These Honda Fit vehicles are being recalled because the ESC module may allow an excessive yaw rate under certain conditions, increasing the chances the vehicle will spin. Dealers will update the ESC module software to correct this concern.
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.
Honda Fit Reviews
this car is a lot of fun to drive. i bought the 5 speed. i have 17,500+ miles. cross country interstate @75mph yields 37-38 mpg. around my small town, driving all short trips, i get around 35. driving a very comfortable 60-65mph on two lane roads i get 41-42 mpg. the handling is precise and sporty. my only complaints are: i've got a dreaded dashboard rattle. just above the center a/c ducts some...
I was very impressed with my Fit until the head on crash test results were aired on TV. I have had no problems except the battery would not hold a charge very long. It is true that I don't drive it for weeks at a time. I took it to the local dealer and it turned out to be a defective battery. They replaced it at no charge. I have had four passengers inside with no problems picking up speed....
2007 Honda Fit... approaching 213,000 miles. No major problems with the car except for one item while it was still under warranty. I don't even remember what that was. I think it was something with the computer... I love my Fit. Hoping to get 300K on it.... Yea, the exterior paint is fading from the sun...but it's a 6 year old car with a lot of miles on it. It won't look new forever. ...