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Honda Fit repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

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

Other (10%)

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Honda Fit transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (53%)

Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.5L I4 CVT FWD

12160 mi The car making a whining noise, so we took it to the dealer. The dealer covered a new CVT transmission under warranty. They also provided the oil change at no charge. 

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2015 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.5L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

7100 mi Total transmission failure on road trip with three year old car at that time with less than 7000 miles. 

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2015 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

3000 mi Bad bearing in transmission causing creaking/knocking noise when shifting from 1st gear. Noise returned a month later. 
5300 mi Squeaking in clutch pedal...replaced master clutch cylinder. 
9000 mi Clutch makes knocking noise when disengaged in first gear. Dealer unable to duplicate until I pointed issue out. Admitted they now hear noise but insist that it is normal. 
15000 mi Creaking and knocking noise in 1st gear to 2nd gear when accelerating with warm engine. Engine mounts replaced last year for same problem. Dealer thinks that is the manual transmission ratcheting. Dealer says normal, no fix. 
1000 mi Clutch pedal creaks when pressed. Had dealer lubricate the spring, but creaking remains. 
2000 mi Creaking clutch pedal. Dealer readjusted clutch spring. Seems to resolved the issue 
4000 mi Clutch pedal continued to creak when activated. Lubed and oiled, but no resolution 

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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

2000 mi Transmission fluid leaking. Dealer tightened drain plug and advised to check if leaking persists. 
2000 mi Transmission fluid leak from June persisted. The dealer diagnosed a hairline crack in the transmission case. The entire transmission was replaced. 

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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

12000 mi Difficulty shifting gears on manual transmission. Transmission fluid replaced and shifting improved. No charge under warranty 
22500 mi Difficulty shifting from 2nd to 3rd, and into reverse. Manual Transmission oil was changed. 
30000 mi

US $70
Notchy feeling on gear changes (manual transmission). Had manual transmission fluid replaced. 

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2010 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

136000 mi

US $400
Front axle broke,had both replaced.Corrosion caused problem. 
71000 mi

US $100
Sensors failed, car shifted first gear at highway speed causing loss of stability and drivability problems. Car was towed to dealer.Honda covered most of cost. 
41000 mi

US $500
Transmission had trouble shifting gears. Part was replaced. Issue was fixed. 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

74000 mi

US $123
During daily commute, the check engine light came on, and "D" indicator started flashing on instrument cluster. Mechanic recommended replacement of the transmission fluid pressure switch, which has solved the problem so far. Update June 2017: Problem has not returned. 
160000 mi

US $1200
Replaced rear main seal. 
130000 mi

US $400
Drive shaft on drivers side snapped, due to corrosion. 
149200 mi

US $200
Transmission flow valve stuck open. The valve was replaced. 
13000 mi Engine emits lots of valvetrain noise around 1700rpm. Dealer reports this is normal and no repairs performed. Owner does not agree with dealer assessment; will monitor and perhaps bring car to another dealership. 
55400 mi

US $240
Transmission shudder at 40 MPH. 
59700 mi Whining sound when transmission is in D or R. Sound goes away in P or N. Belt tensioner was replaced, but sound is still present. 
18000 mi The engine makes a loud grinding sound at low RPMs when shifting into 3rd on the automatic trans. Dealer claimed they could not fix it. 
30000 mi Engine/automatic transmission makes a loud grinding sound when shifting into 3rd at low RPMs. Dealer could not fix it. 
42000 mi Engine/automatic transmission makes a loud grinding sound at low RPMs when shifting into 3rd. Reproduced sound w/ paddle shifters this time. Dealer claimed I need to downshift to increase RPMs. No fix and grind continues. 
72200 mi

US $100
Third gear 

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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

117-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

134000 mi

US $240
The front right axle broke. It had to get towed, but was only a 1 hour job to change out by the books. 
71000 mi

US $900
Broken axle 
2000 mi At engagement point when let out clutch, hear slight wearing noise. Press clutch in and quiet. Svc Mgr called Honda engineering-paid to have dlrship remove and disass trans, replacing multiple parts... Have had car back for 3 wks - ok now. 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

105000 mi

US $49
Replacement of transmission's third gear sensor (CEL code P0847). 
137000 mi

US $882
Front axle sheared off close to driver side end. 
131000 mi Mechanical failure when accelerating from a dead stop pointing uphill. Transmission would then not engage any gear and park did nothing. No attempt to diagnose problem. 
59000 mi Transmission axle gasket leak.. 
66000 mi

US $500
Transmission was sticking and a valve had to be replaced. Shifting was sticking and check engine light was on. Per forums, seems to be an ongoing problem. 
79121 mi

US $454
3rd clutch pressure switch failed. Replaced switch and flushed ATF. Check engine light code P0847: Replaced 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch and performed automatic transmission fluid flush. 
54300 mi

US $260
CEL and flashing 'D' drive light: P0847 - Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor / Switch B; Low Circuit. Charges: diagnostic, Changed switch, transmission fluid 'flush', disposal. Read about this being a common problem for 1st Gen Fit 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

32000 mi Dealer previously did not properly torque transmission oil drain plug. Drain plug subsequently fell off of car on highway and caused transmission damage. 
33000 mi Transmission still whines and dealer stated that "they all do that". 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

128000 mi

US $232
The driver side drive shaft broke. It was replaced with a new one in 1.5 labor hours. 
46500 mi Cvt shudder 
70200 mi

US $400
Snapped drive axle. Both replaced. This is a known issue with axle shafts becoming compromised by rust. 
188891 mi Repair damaged wiring. 
100000 mi Automatic transmission rough shifting into 2nd gear. Transmission would not shift from 3rd to 4th. Drove to dealer; dealer inspected, test drove with diagnostic tool. No fault codes found. Car was operating to spec, could not replicate. 
78800 mi

US $200
REVERSE WENT OUT... IT was chalked up to mechanical failure & having a new one ordered from Honda... will hopefully be installed Friday or Saturday.  
179500 mi

US $650
Driver side drive shaft sheared at vibration boot 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81080 mi

C $300
Replaced front left exterior cv boot 
8680 mi

C $210
Clutch shudder when cold. 
10540 mi Clutch shudder - I'm not happy with the repair. 
300 mi Clutch went out within a week of purchase - covered under warranty 
5000 mi Car would not go into reverse. 
108000 mi

US $400
Clutch slave cylinder failed 
195000 mi

US $1080
The transmission started making a failing halfshaft bearing noise. A used 82k mile transmission was under 400, so my mechanic and I figured it would be cheaper and more reliable to replace rather than repair, so we went that route. Replaced the clutch at the same time. I would have liked to get more than 196k miles on the original transmission, but I can't really complain. 
77500 mi

C $1500
Clutch replaced. The symptom was difficult shifting with the engine running; it started suddenly, and adjusting the linkage made no difference. 
14880 mi difficult to get into reverse or pops out of reverse once power applied 
20460 mi Infrequently pops out of reverse. Same problem from may visit.Same answer. could not replicate. We were told the gears are not synchonrized so this will happen. No repair done, however transmission fluid replaced at no charge. 

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2007 Honda Fit 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

37200 mi

C $985
"hot spots on flywheel"-damaged clutch, flywheel and clutch replaced 

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