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Honda Fit repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (9%)

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Honda Fit suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (36%)

Chart based on 70 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.5L I4 CVT FWD

5000 mi noise from front drivers strut 
5000 mi Bolt on the sway bar was loose, causing a creaking sound. 

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2015 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.5L I4 CVT FWD

3720 mi There is a clunking noise in the rear suspension when going over speed bumps. The dealer initially inspected and ordered a bumper and mount for left side, although I reported the noise coming from both sides. Parts backordered. Contacted Honda Canada re noise from both rear shocks. Asked them to speak to dealer about known problem to ensure correct repair on both sides. Dealer kept car for 4 days to diagnose and backorder both rear shocks. 

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2015 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

1000 mi Checked alignment and found not in spec. Needed to return for dealer to get direction from Honda. The rear toe was out and not adjustable. 
1000 mi Dealer got reply from Honda to correct the toe issue by adjusting the carriage. Yet dealer said rear is NOT adjustable! Alignment is on very outer limit to be in spec! I requested it be fixed! They said NO! Very disappointed! 
12000 mi Noticed a clicking/thud noise coming from the front right wheel area. Dealer said that it had to do with the strut mount, and that the entire strut assembly would be replaced under warranty. Car was safe to drive while waiting for the part. 
33000 mi Rear struts were both leaking, replaced under warranty 
9300 mi Front of car popping when accelerating, driving up hills, or turning. Dealer replaced front sub frame and problem became much worse. Car is still in the shop. Front subframe repair was unsuccessful so car returned to shop. 
9700 mi Front left creaking under acceleration. Subframe and sway bar end links replaced. Problem persists. 

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2013 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

22080 mi Replace steering rack due to internal looseness (rattle). Torn dust cover allowed interior rusting and wear; not noted on previous inspections. G/Box Comp Strg 536 Set Tie Rod Dust 53 Set Rack End Comp 5 Washer Tie Rod Lo 5 
26040 mi Replaced left front inner tie rod end (53010-TK6-A02, 53449-SYY-S) under warranty. 4-wheel alignment performed, also under warranty. 

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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

28000 mi front suspension rattle clunk 
29000 mi Front Suspension has a creaking/squeaking noise at colder temperatures. Mechanic heard the noise and said that is a normal noise for this car. My father has the same car with no noise. I will be bringing the car back and contacting Honda. 
44000 mi

US $535
Driver's side front strut making a knocking noise when cold, ride quality slightly less smooth, fluid evident on the outside of strut. Dealer replaced strut for $435. 

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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

35000 mi

US $130
Camber was out of spec. A new camber bolt/kit was installed. 

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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

21000 mi When going over speed bumps, a crunching noise can be heard that seems above what would be normal. It is more noticeable in colder weather. The dealer, however, said everything was normal, although I am still skeptical and may bring it back. 
130000 mi

US $441
Left front wheel bearing replaced. 

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2010.5 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

24800 mi Loud rattling noise rear left inside vehicle. Some days noise constant other days it comes and goes. Very loud day took for repair but dealership unable to locate problem and still not corrected. 

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2010 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

79980 mi

C $140
Replace link kit 
95000 mi Tie rod and rear shocks 
34000 mi Rear shocks were leaking. Under warranty, dealer replaced both. 

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2010 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

54000 mi

US $155
Shocks were leaking. 
71300 mi

C $180
Right sway bar link made a slight noise when going slowly over bumps. Changed the left at the same time, even though it was ok. 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

78000 mi A clunking noise was heard from front suspension when going over bumps at low speed. Dealer advised that front sway bar end links need replacing. 
84000 mi

US $40
Sway bar end link had failed 
150000 mi

US $424
Tie rod rubver boots had torn and needed replaced. 
174000 mi

US $300
Stabilizer links wore out 
85700 mi

US $1000
The rear shocks and tires had to be replaced. 
74000 mi

US $100
Had to replace the driver side rear shock. 
81400 mi

US $400
Wheel bearings started to make noise. Replaced at independent shop. Wheel bearings fine but no abs now as they broke the sensors. 
81000 mi

US $350
soemthing in the front, one on each side, car was safe to drive according to dealer, part had to be replaced in pairs. It caused clunking when hitting bumps 
75000 mi

US $13000
Replacement struts 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103000 mi

US $260
left front wheel bearing replaced, abs sensor had to be replaced as well 
86700 mi

US $150
Rear shocks. Were bouncy. Replaced myself with Konis. Much better. 
42000 mi

US $400
Right rear damper leaked all its oil onto the garage floor when parked and had to be replaced. 
70000 mi

US $780
Steering has developed a sticky notch on center and the power assist is not even. Repair cost $2000; must replace entire EPS steering rack. Waiting for it to get worse. Update: remained intermittent, only when cold out. 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

55180 mi

C $750
Bearing and hub were replaced. 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

18000 mi Oil leak from right rear shock. Shock not in stock. Ordered for next day delivery. Right Rear shock absorber replaced. Problem has not reoccured. 
70000 mi

US $252
Ends of the control links needed to be replaced. Pothole damaged. Caused some problems with steering response, Made a metalic 'clunk' over bumps; made a grinding noise while turning. 
137300 mi

US $882
Replaced rear shocks 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

110000 mi

US $400
The rod connecting the passenger front wheel to steering broke where it joins wheel. 
87000 mi

US $260
Both rear wheel bearing assemblies replaced. One was very bad - lots of rolling noise - the other just starting to make noise. 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

83040 mi THE LOWER LINK SEALED BALL-JOINT TO SWAY BAR BECAME NOISY AND SLIGHTLY WORN. 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

56000 mi

US $100
The steering control chip went out and my power steering wouldn't work until I killed the engine & started it. 
29000 mi

US $150
Mechanic reported rear wheel alignment could not be corrected without installing shims. There we paid for installation of shims, re-check of alignment. Search on Google suggests alignment problems are common for Honda Fit 2007. 
175794 mi Remove and Replace Lower Control Arms due to worn bushings. 
47000 mi electric power steering randomly shut off while driving through traffic. shut car off, turned back on, problem went away like it has before. 
85000 mi Electric steering unit was failing. Covered under extended warranty. 
85700 mi

US $320
stabilizer bars fixed 
65000 mi Vehicle in for B1 maintenance. While it was in the shop I had them diagnose a knocking on the front driver side. Diagnosed as a loose sway-bar end that needed to be replaced. Part ordered but not installed on this trip. 
67000 mi

US $88
Replaced loose sway-bar end. 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

145000 mi

US $995
Replaced all 4 shock absorbers. 
69440 mi

C $400
Sway bar bushings and end connectors ( rod ends) were all loose. Rubber bushings and the linkages were all replaced. 
78120 mi

C $433
Both front bearings were replaced 
81180 mi

C $300
Replaced rear shocks 
136860 mi

C $350
Dealer replaced both tie rods, one needed replacement. Alignment included after. 
105400 mi

C $850
power steering occasionally was not working. Replaced electric power steering unit. 
67300 mi

US $227
Replace the Link kit to front sway bar. The links were starting to get loose since summer of 2015, they were not completely wear out, but noise were audible in low speed over small bump. the car had 67 000 when the repair was done. 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

73000 mi

US $420
A front wheel bearing started making noise; dealer replaced it and the noise is gone. 

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2007 Honda Fit 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

91140 mi

C $288
Link in suspension replaced. 

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