Honda Fit Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Honda Fit
- Why is my driver's side door not unlocking when using the key?
- Why does the brake pedal feel hard after sitting in cold weather overnight?
- The Fit stops while I'm driving. It starts up again. Also stops if I turn on ac
- I need a car inspected for possible purchase
- Hi There, This is about rack and pinion steering
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.
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.
Fuel filler door may not open. Revised fuel fill push lifter is available from Honda to correct this issue.
Honda Fit Questions
When I put the key into the driver's side door, it doesn't unlock. It can't be moved to the right or left. Dealer told me that I would have to replace the whole part inside for $200+
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...
I hit a median a little over a year ago and had major repairs ($6,000) done to the car. Like transmission replacement. A different mechanic just told me the rack and pinion steering is cracked and will need to be replaced. Could this be a problem with the repair work or wear in tear in a year'...
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
Had an 08' Fit until it was totaled. Loved that car. But this is an even better car. Was not sure I would have liked it as much as the 08', but after time it is just a more substantial car. More room in every direction, far better milage, better ride, fit and finish etc... With the 08', I had a hard time achieving 35 MPG. The 11' easily gets that around town. Drive 55 = 46 MPG, 65 = 39 M...
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....
My fit is terrible. the paint is fading,have engine miss problems,bad coil after 38000 miles,bad engine miss right now it will not start possible fuel pump? I am trading it as soon as possible, has 55000 mile and nothing but problems. battery bad after 1 year