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2009 Honda Fit repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (45%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (8%)

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2009 Honda Fit electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

1000 mi Tire pressure monitoring system was acting up with tires at capacity. 
5000 mi A/C was kicking out warm air intermittently 
46000 mi ac blower only works on high speed. Needs resister and motor. Not in stock. 
46500 mi

US $130
Ordered ac blower motor and resister parts installed. 
23000 mi

US $1
Car has an electrical short that has been a chronic problem, and the dealer is unable to permanently fix the issue. 
131000 mi

US $95
AC was not functioning properly. Mechanic found R134a low. Recharged and will monitor. 
32000 mi Stuck A/C button. 
64000 mi Lost fan speed 1-3. Replaced fan motor and resistor pack 
22000 mi Blower motor for air conditioner stopped working. Switch and motor replaced. 
27000 mi Blower motor making screeching/squeaking noise after 10-15 minutes of running. Replaced by dealer under standard warranty. 
36000 mi Excessive compressor cycling and insufficiently cold air. AC charge was tested, no leaks found and only slightly low. Diagnosed as bad compressor and blocked AC condenser. 
36000 mi AC compressor and condenser replaced, system recharged, seems to be working in spec (though too cold to know for certain). Parts were backordered for a month. 
52000 mi

US $230
Blower motor and resistor had to be replaced per tsb. 
35000 mi heater/AC only blew on high. Blower motor and resistor replaced. Car out of warranty, but replaced at no charge. 
81300 mi The A/C is not working properly. After 40 minutes of driving it doesnt cool at all. The dealer couldnt replicated the problem but added coolant. Car still not cooling well. The weather is cool now so cant replicate problem at this time. 
111000 mi

US $175
new battery 
85000 mi Heater blower motor only worked on high. Repaired and reinstalled blower resistor assembly. 
61000 mi Door locks were unlocking constantly while driving. 
107000 mi

US $200
AC blowing warm air. System required a re charge. 
75000 mi Rear right power window motor assembly failed. Did not replace. Still disfunctional. 
88000 mi

US $1000
A/C would only work with switch held in place. Replaced A/C switch and A/C compressor (additional problem found). Took longer than promised, due to shortage of parts shipped from Japan (at one point was told a month's wait) 
75305 mi

US $807
The A/C Evaporator had a premature failure and had to be replaced. The warranty had expired. The cost was $489.95 Evaporator $19.95 Freon $9.50 Leak Dye $288.00 Labor ----------- Total Parts $519.40 Total Labor $288.00 Grand Total $807.40 
101000 mi

US $65
Battery died and would not hold a charge. This was the original factory battery. 
90000 mi

US $20
One headlight and one foglight 
83000 mi

US $205
A/C started to fail on an extended road trip. Pearson Honda of Richmond VA recommended flush/recharge of entire A/C system. Successful. Repair took ~2 hours. 
86000 mi

US $135
Battery died; tested ~20% of rated capacity. Replaced with 450 CCA battery 
10000 mi Was getting a musty / moldy smell when A/C is on. They sprayed something in the vents to "clean it" but I think it was just to cover it up. They said it was a normal / common issue and that nothing was in need of repair. 
7800 mi evaporator replaced 
26000 mi Weak battery 
15000 mi I had the software update done on the mpg monitor... which made the monitor more accurate. 
23000 mi blower only works in high, fuseable resistor replaced, might have replaced the blower motor blower only works in high, fuseable resistor replaced, might have replaced the blower motor. second time, about a month after the original repair. 
57300 mi blower needed replaced again due to blower motor fuse going out 
69000 mi

US $180
on long trips the ac would stop working, thought the evap was freezing, it was due to low refridgerent 
18000 mi a/c switch has short - not repaired as they could not reproduce. 
24000 mi a/c switch had a short in it -- causing it to go off and on. 
6000 mi Gone dead four times. Starts with jump but the dealer can not get source of problem. I think it is faulty part in electrical system. Dealer said," "characteristic of short trip driving. Battery is used to start engine but charge never replenished." 
1000 mi Aux input to stereo fixed 
200 mi TPMS monitoring system fault - reset under warranty 
18000 mi Horn would turn on and not stop. Dome light would not turn off in door mode. 
15000 mi The AC button on the dash would intermittently turn itself off. The problem was caused by a faulty AC button, which was replaced under the factory warranty. 
29000 mi Weak A/C cooling noticed. Freon measured .3 lbs low. Honda dealer refilled the system with Freon/dye mix. Been nice and cool since then. 
71700 mi

US $69
Cycling compressor during the hottest part of the day. Reduced cooling from AC during these times. 
97700 mi

US $80
My A/C blower motor stopped working all together. I replaced the blower motor resistor and the blower fan. 
145000 mi

US $55
AC blower motor quit. I replaced it. 
31000 mi Back light for the rear window defroster stopped lighting up. Was told to replace the whole switch, not just a bulb. Parts were ordered.  Switch was replaced under warranty.  
6000 mi A pretty minor problem I had with the fuel economy gauge overstating MPG averages 10-20%. This is common, I think, with 2009 Fits and there is a TSB that addresses it. 
14300 mi The battery went dead and was replaced under warranty. 
27000 mi

US $110
The battery went bad for the 2nd time in less than 27000 miles. 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

36980 mi

C $150
A/C was getting weaker, so had dealer do a leak check. No leaks found but refrigerant was 50% low. Recharged and A/C is better now. 
29960 mi

C $85
Battery failed. Replaced. 
Replaced blower motor and resistor under Honda TSB. Replaced faulty stereo. 
8000 mi mpg avg on gauge was off by abount 12.8% - reflashed ecm to get gauge closer to calculated mpg 
108000 mi

US $250
Burned out blower motor resistor 
21000 mi Problem with the driver door electronic lock actuator not always engaging/disengaging. Dealer repaired/replaced lock actuator. 
122000 mi The HVAC motor stopped working in speeds 1 and 2. Only speed 3 worked. 
67000 mi air conditioner cuts out after approximately 40 minutes of driving. will not come back on until after 15 minutes of turning off. 
186700 mi

US $900
AC compressor failed and needed to be replaced. 
20000 mi A/C didn't work. There was no fluid. Replaced fluid without finding the leak. 
31000 mi AC fluid was mysteriously low. 
107220 mi

C $200
Rear wiper stuck, had to replace complete rear wiper assembly. 
121900 mi

C $25
Had to recharge AC since it was pushing warm air. I suppose this is normal for a near 200K Km car. 
3000 mi Window motor failed. 
20000 mi Measured gas mileage consistently 10-12% lower than my 2009 Honda Fit reported. Dealer used Honda TSB 09-086 to update the "PGM-FI" software. Now reading is very accurate. 
73000 mi

US $16
Drivers side headlight bulb (lost high beam, DRL). 
85000 mi AC/Fan only worked on highest setting. Diagnosed by owner as blown motor blower resistor, confirmed by shop. Part ordered that day. Billed to extended warranty provider. 
87500 mi return trip to install new motor blower resistor 
94640 mi

C $490
Alternator on fritz,battery had been weak for 6 months. Replaced both with new myself. Note: Honda wanted $1050 for a new alternator. Bought this one instead from an aftermarket supplier. Battery: $120(Napa) Alternator: $370. Tax incl. 
40000 mi Needed a new battery at 40K 
37300 mi reflash of the computer to correct the mileage calculation 
119000 mi

US $20
Air conditioner recharge 
135700 mi

US $250
Blower motor and resistor replacement done at home. Blower would only run on high (common issue) 
120000 mi

US $80
Blower motor became loud. Replaced with a salvage unit from eBay and took my shop half an hour labor. 
9000 mi Flashed computer to fix MPG on dash display consistently overstating MPG achieved by 7 - 10% compared to old fashioned miles driven/gallons pumped. 
61000 mi

US $179
HVAC blower motor and resistor needed replacement as HVAC would not blow in speeds 1-3, only 4. 
37000 mi

US $862
Condenser was found to be punctured by a road hazard (debris). Condenser was replaced and system recharged. 
105500 mi

US $80
Blower fan became unreliable. Replaced blower motor and resistor. 
23740 mi Mileage computer inaccurate. Reprogrammed per service technical bulletin. Will take some time to verify accuracy. 
82000 mi

US $202
Fan speed control resistor failed. Honda had a published TSB 09-097 for this, but the dealer refused to honor it. Fan blows resistor, so it too requires replacement. Replaced resistor and fan myself, with wholesale parts. 
79700 mi

US $10
Coolant in air conditioning system leaked out. Recharged system without repairing/addressing leak. 
64000 mi

US $30
Very slow starting in cold weather. Battery showed only 60% capacity when tested. Replaced battery. 
62000 mi Hypersenstive alarm, car sold without fixing it. 
42000 mi

US $400
HVAC blower motor and blower motor resistor failed and had to be replaced. This must be a common problem; there's a bulletin for the issue. Car just went out of warranty to it was 100% customer pay. 
70000 mi

US $780
Blower motor making whine noise on Fan Speed 2 
185000 mi

US $2900
Total A/C system replacement. Some parts covered under warranty from previous repair Lost fan speeds 1-3. I installed a new resistor. A/C compressor failed. At the time of the failure I had the option of waiting 1 month for an OEM part or getting a NAPA compressor installed immediately. It was July in Arizona so I chose to have the NAPA part installed. 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

1240 mi cd player did not work 
8060 mi fan lost all but high setting 
21700 mi The cabin fan (blower) was only work on the #4 setting. They said that although its not a recall they are replacing blowers that exhibit problems. 
13000 mi Battery dropped two cells, was no longer able to hold a charge. 
71000 mi

US $30
Lost cooling in 2013. Applied $30 can of refrigerant/sealant from auto parts store. Took 10 minutes. Problem solved. 
61380 mi

C $350
Air conditioning system blowing warm air (also a bit musty smelling). Cabin filter and air filter replaced. Mechanic discovered low freon, A/C also recharged. Oil change done at the same time. 
22320 mi Blower fan only worked on high speed. Blower fan and a resistor were replaced.  
61380 mi

C $180
Hood latch was causing alarm to sound intermittently. 

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2009 Honda Fit 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

29300 mi

US $300
CD player is shot. Replaced. 
31700 mi

US $75
dead battery, replaced. 

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