Honda Fit Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Ok for Short Trips

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Fit

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

GOOD Responsive acceleration, steering, and braking. BAD Front leg room area too small. Uncomfortable seat cushions. Ac/heater air distribution and manual controls difficult to use and not effective Radio reception, sound quality, cheap plastic volume control knob. Interior plastics and fabrics look and feel "cheap." Others in this category have

Review submitted by:Not So Fit

Lots of exterior issues

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Fit

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

This is my first Honda and I must say I am not impressed. Mechanically the car seems fine. My complaint is the finishes and the seals. It's been in the shop numerous times for leaks, starting with my doors it literally leaked into the floor going through the car washes.

Review submitted by:Ferrell11

Pros:Mechanically dependable, roomy and stylish

Cons:seals, sunroof, seat fabric & paint, no navigation

Shockingly un-Fit

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Fit

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by an independent shop

Have had numerous problems, each time just after the warranty expired: new starter, brakes, spark plugs, and now an oil leak. Have spent over $3000 on repairs already. Also, the service folks at the dealership told me I had a significant oil leak and it would cost almost $2000 to

Review submitted by:SueP

Pros:Nice features

Cons:Numerous repairs just outside of the warranty.

The most uncomfortable car I’ve ever owned

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Fit

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I wish I could return this car. The middle console is non existent so no right arm rest. Unless your 4’9”, you have to scoot your seat back a tad but there’s a big tall, thick wedge where your heel/foot would naturally be so you have to kick your feet

Review submitted by:LBB

Pros:Quick, fuel efficient and sleek

Cons:Uncomfortable seats, positioning, height etc

Honda could have done better...

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Fit

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

PROS: 1) Exterior body/lights/window styling much improved, not longer the dorky design of yesteryear. 2) Fuel economy outstanding, so far 40+ mpg highway and 35 city in economy mode. 3) Overall electronic features given economy status of vehicle and trim package purchased (LX), specifically: -backup camera, and - rear wiper

Review submitted by:colferroequine

Pros:Exterior styling, fuel economy

Cons:Driver comfort, some interior ergonomics

Engineered to fail

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Fit

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by an independent shop

I have liked Honda's in the past but I think that their products are getting worse. We bought this vehicle brand new. At 39K miles the radiator decided to completely fail with no indication inside the vehicle. Within minutes the head gasket had blown and the vehicle was not drivable.

Review submitted by:John

Pros:Lot's of interior space

Cons:Poor reliability and horrible service

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