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Honda Fit repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (49%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 783 repairs.
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Honda Fit transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (58%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 26 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

200-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

3000 mi Bad bearing in transmission causing creaking/knocking noise when shifting from 1st gear. Noise returned a month later. 
5700 mi Knocking/creaking noise when shifting from 1st gear to 2nd gear...replaced transmission mount *d Knocking/creaking noise when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear...replaced transmission mount Squeaking in clutch pedal...replaced master clutch cylinder. 
9000 mi Cable behind AC climate control knob became detached Engine has cold start up noise. Only present on first start up in AM. Dealer can not duplicate issue 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. 
Rear plastic trim on hatchback cracked. Plastic clips that hold trim on had popped while opening/closing several times- finally plastic trim cracked while opening hatch. Closest dealer refused to fix, claimed abuse. 
The Honda dealer that the car was bought from replaced the trim on the hatch under warranty last week with no questions asked. Apparently, a few of the new Fits have come in with the same issue. 
1000 mi Rear left tail light had water condensation and build up within the lamp Clutch pedal creaks when pressed. Had dealer lubricate the spring, but creaking remains. 
1000 mi Water filled in the rear tailight- Dealer had replaced incorrect tailight from prior issue 
2000 mi Creaking clutch pedal. Dealer readjusted clutch spring. Seems to resolved the issue 
3000 mi Exterior hatch trim was coming loose again 
4000 mi Clutch pedal continued to creak when activated. Lubed and oiled, but no resolution 

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2015 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

200-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

13260 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. 
26660 mi There was a bubble in "leather" dash.They also performed the recall of changing door brackets. 

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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 5-speed manual RWD

12000 mi Difficulty shifting gears on manual transmission. Transmission fluid replaced and shifting improved. No charge under warranty 
23000 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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2012 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

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. 
44000 mi

US $535
Spark plug for #2 cylinder came out of the cylinder head. Dealer replaced head, spark plug, and coil pack. Engine was 1 month out of powertrain warranty, dealer agreed to cover repair under warranty, less $100. 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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2010 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

136000 mi

US $400
Front axle broke,had both replaced.Corrosion caused problem. 
66700 mi

US $40
Hatch handle failed due to rust. 
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

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 5-speed manual RWD

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. 
33000 mi

US $90
Drivers seat track broke, locked seat in position. Was out of warranty but, Kudos to Roush Honda in Westerville, Oh., got the Honda area rep to do it as a warranty repair. The complete seat frame had to be replaced, $800 part, no cost to me 
67000 mi

US $10
Rear license plate bulb holder clips broken. Had to buy part, dealership installed no charge during oil change 
67700 mi Rear hatch exterior latch freezing up, repair involves lubricating pivot for latch, apparently a poor design that freezes up over time due to being exposed the weather. 
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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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

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 
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 
130000 mi

US $400
Drive shaft on drivers side snapped, due to corrosion. 
150300 mi

US $200
Transmission flow valve stuck open. The valve was replaced. 
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. 
160000 mi

US $1200
Replaced rear main seal. 
77000 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. 
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. MPG readout giving erroneous numbers like 37 miles/gallon, whereas MPG calculated was 33. 
26000 mi Weak battery 
56000 mi

US $240
Transmission shudder at 40 MPH. 
60000 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. 
72300 mi

US $100
Third gear 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 5-speed manual RWD

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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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

105000 mi

US $49
Replacement of transmission's third gear sensor (CEL code P0847). 
54700 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 
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. Heat Shield base rusted off had to be replaced 
59000 mi Transmission axle gasket leak.. 
73000 mi Plastic splash guard under engine cracked for unknown reason. DIY fixed in place with zip ties. Part not expensive, but installation would be difficult. 
102000 mi

US $65
Right headlight blew. Replaced both. 
107000 mi

US $50
BOTH headlights blew on low beam. High beams still worked. 
131000 mi

US $12
Passenger side low beam lamp replacement 
132000 mi

US $12
*d Passenger side low beam lamp replacement Right front headlamp replaced AGAIN for low beam. 
137300 mi

US $882
Replaced rear shocks Front axle sheared off close to driver side end. 
142000 mi

US $140
Recharged A/C. 
148000 mi

US $211
Misfire in cylinder 1. Replaced coil pack. 
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. 
90000 mi

US $500
Blower motor and resistor replacement 
2000 mi Driver window will stop at three places when using the auto-down feature. Sometimes will not roll back up and will cause a grinding noise. 
4000 mi Driver window would sometimes get stuck. Dealer replaced window switches. Everything Ok. 
79000 mi

US $413
3rd clutch pressure switch failed. Replaced switch and flushed ATF. 
81000 mi Vehicle would misfire. Re-gapped spark plugs to 0.040"; factory spec is 0.044". Solved misfire. Misfire is back. Probably need to replace coil packs and spark plugs. Holding off repairs til it becomes worse. This is a very common problem. 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 5-speed manual RWD

34720 mi During a routine brake maintenance the rear brake adjustment was too tight with the result that the handbrake lever could not be pulled through the 6 clicks that Honda specifies. The job had to be redone at the rear brakes. 
50220 mi The rear door lock was jammed with, dirt, road salt, etc. due to how it is designed and would not turn. Removed lock cylinder and washed it out with lots of WD40. Seemed fixed. Problem back a month later. 
51820 mi

C $60
2007 Fit w/o power locks. Hatch latch handle bracket rusty, not allowing key to turn far enough. Hatch could not be unlocked or opened. See for details. Replaced handle and bracket assembly with new one. No need to replace lock and latch. 
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 Replaced front left exterior cv boot 
5000 mi Car would not go into reverse. 
8680 mi

C $210
Clutch shudder when cold. 
10540 mi Clutch shudder - I'm not happy with the repair. 
38440 mi Recall for window switch leak. I did experience a few instances of erratic operation in wet weather.  
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. 
83260 mi

C $2429
Spark plug blew out. Engine head repaired with threaded insert. Repair cost in CA$ = US$1852 on date of payment. Breakdown: labour $1575 machining $35 gaskets $318 plugs $89 keyway $11 coil $121 taxes $279 
14880 mi Rubber seal around rear stop light loose. The bolts on the rock guard under the front bumper came loose, but because driven over a stone guard.  difficult to get into reverse or pops out of reverse once power applied Driver's window slower than the others. Dealer said not a problem until it stops working entirely. 
20460 mi Driver window (slow up & down) not repaired in May by local dealer was taken to another dealer out of province while visiting. Door taken apart. No problem with motor. Seal replaced and window works fine now.  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. 
107000 mi

US $250
Parking brake stuck "on" for passenger-side wheel. Cable assembly needed to be replaced. 
108000 mi

US $400
Clutch slave cylinder failed Fit replacement part for parking brake Coils failed -- symptom was that the car "stuttered" when load was applied at 2000-3000 rpm. Awaiting results of full car inspection before fixing this issue. (Is cat converter poisoned? How much life does the clutch have left? etc.) 

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2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

56000 mi

US $100
The steering control chip went out and my power steering wouldn't work until I killed the engine & started it. 
79000 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.  
93000 mi

US $173
'Leaking' coil caused intermittent misfire. Spark plugs replaced and 'de-coking' treatment at local mechanic's first ($180), didn't fix it. Then coil was replaced at dealer for amount above, fixed it. 
105000 mi

US $480
Defective spark plug replaced. It had fried the coil that feeds it so it was replaced. A second coil was also missing intermittently so it was replaced. These were not the coils replaced last year. 
107700 mi

US $350
About 10 seconds after starting, the engine died and would not re-start. The fuel pump gave out and had to be replaced. 
117000 mi

US $28
Fuse blew in instrument & control system rendering many items including ignition and power steering system inoperative. Replaced fuse. Found top half of heat shield around cat hanging from O2 sensor wires cutting thru insulation causing short 
128000 mi

US $142
The driver side drive shaft broke. It was replaced with a new one in 1.5 labor hours. The vehicle still had the original battery after 8 years and the cold weather killed it. Replaced the battery with a new one. 
128500 mi New battery from previous replacement died - faulty cell. Several attempts to charge later, the battery was diagnosed at Advance Auto Repair and replaced under warranty. 
181000 mi

US $650
Driver side drive shaft sheared at vibration boot 
187000 mi

US $200
Oil pressure sender failed, dumping all engine oil. 
218000 mi Original serpentine belt was in vehicle. Replaced. 
82000 mi

US $55
Check engine light on. Dealer diagnosed as Transmission Fluid Switch (3rd Clutch) to be replaced. Dealer reset CEL and special ordered part, but did not replace part. CEL has not come on since, no problems 1 week later. 
97000 mi

US $85
While rotating tires, dealer stripped wheel lug post. Dealer drilled out old stripped post and replaced with new. 
100000 mi

US $230
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. CEL on. Car shifting irregular. Replaced faulty 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch. Related to older intermittent problem. 
122000 mi CEL light on. OBD code: Misfire in cyl 2. Intermittent problem. Shop reset CEL and problem has not returned since. 
126000 mi

US $120
Replaced ignition coil in defective cyl. CEL gone, engine still has choppy idle when cold.  
150000 mi Misfire in cyl 2. 
188400 mi

US $680
new fuel pump needed. 
46500 mi Cvt shudder 
91000 mi Misfire, diagnosed as need for replacement of coil packs. 
109500 mi

US $400
Snapped drive axle. Both replaced. This is a known issue with axle shafts becoming compromised by rust. 
110000 mi

US $135
The bearings in an idler pulley for the serpentine belt started making a nasty noise, required replacement. 

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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 
48360 mi

C $848
*Defective clutch manual transmission 
91140 mi

C $288
Link in suspension replaced. 

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