2015 HONDA FIT VIN: 3HGGK5G8XFM740812

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 3HGGK5G8XFM740812 Decoding Honda Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

HONDA DE MEXICO

Model

Fit

Model Year

2015

Plant City

CELAYA

Series

EX

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

MEXICO

Plant State

GUANAJUATO

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1B: 3,001 - 4,000 lb (1,360 - 1,814 kg)

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Manual/Standard

Transmission Speeds

6

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1491.222824

Displacement (CI)

91

Displacement (L)

1.491222824

Engine Model

L15B1

Engine Power (kW)

96.9410

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

130

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

seat belts: front, rear, rear center

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2015 HONDA FIT Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
14.7%

2015 HONDA FIT Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Standard

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso/Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 3HGGK5G8XFM740812

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234206
Consumer Location: OREM, UT
VIN: 3HGGK5G8XFM****

Summary of Complaint

OUR 2015 HONDA FIT, WITH ONLY 56,000 MILES ON IT, SUDDENLY STALLED RIGHT AS I TRIED TO ACCELERATE AFTER BEING STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION. I TRIED RESTARTING THE ENGINE MULTIPLE TIMES, BUT AFTER TURNING OVER AND RUNNING FOR MAYBE 1 SECOND, THE ENGINE WOULD QUICKLY SHUT OFF AND WAS COMPLETELY INOPERABLE. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS PROBLEM, STALLING US IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY 8-LANE AVENUE AND THE CAR HAD TO BE PUSHED UP A HILL AND OFF TO A SIDE ROAD AS THERE WAS NO SHOULDER. WITH MY SPOUSE AND FOUR MONTH OLD DAUGHTER IN THE CAR, IT PUT MY FAMILY IN A GREAT DEAL OF DANGER. THE DEALER FINALLY CITED A FAULTY FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR INSIDE THE FUEL RAIL. WITH SO MANY OTHERS REPORTING FAILURES WITH EITHER THE FUEL INJECTORS OR FUEL RAIL, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A FAULTY PART(S) AND WILL HOPEFULLY BE RESOLVED BY HONDA. I COULD SEE THIS HAPPENING IF THE CAR WERE 10 YEARS OLD OR MORE, BUT ON A CAR WITH ONLY 55,000 MILES AND FOUR YEARS OLD? THAT DEFEATED THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF BUYING A SUPPOSEDLY RELIABLE CAR FROM HONDA.

Components: ENGINE

May 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11210376
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 3HGGK5G8XFM****

Summary of Complaint

STARTER STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS AFTER LESS THAN 60,000 MILES. FINALLY FAILED AT 65,000 AND REQUIRED REPLACEMENT. ONLINE BLOGS INDICATE I'M NOT ALONE, BUT THAT THIS IS A KNOWN HONDA FIT ISSUE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419762
Consumer Location: MANHATTAN, KS
VIN: 3HGGK5H86FM****

Summary of Complaint

Fuel injector issue.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416754
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 3HGGK5H54FM****

Summary of Complaint

MILEAGE/GAS DISPLAY GOES BLANK, THEN FLASHES SOME GIBBERISH INTERMITTENTLY. THIS ISSUE STARTED AFTER I HAD A NEW HONDA BATTERY INSTALLED A FEW MONTHS AGO. HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING, BUT CONTINUED WHILE PARKED. COMPUTER SEEEMS TO KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS ONCE DISPLAY RETURNS. STAYED ON AFTER CAR WAS WARM. NOT SURE IF IT?S RELATED, BUT THE USB AND BLUETOOTH HAVE ALSO BEEN INTERMITTENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416054
Consumer Location: FAIRHAVEN, MA
VIN: 3HGGK5H83FM****

Summary of Complaint

WARRANTY EXTENSION 2015-17 FIT KEYLESS START SYSTEM ERROR WITH DTC B12C5 WARRANTY EXTENSION REIMBURSEMENT IS NOT BEING HONORED BY THE HONDA AUTOMOBILE DIVISION 1919 TORRANCE BLVD. PO BOX 2215 TORRANCE, CA 90509-9870 CUSTOMER SUPPORT & CAMPAIGN CENTER TELE: 1-888-234-2138 INFORMATION HAS NOT BEEN FORTHCOMING ABOUT THE REIMBURSEMENT PAYMENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11414684
Consumer Location: VICTORVILLE, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H51FM****

Summary of Complaint

DASH BOARD FREEZES AND BLURRS, WHEN THIS HAPPENS K CANNOT SEE MY CURRENT MILEAGE OR FUEL LEVELS. LOW TIRE ALWAYS LN EVEN WHEN I PUT AIR ON TIRES. I GOT MY TIRES CHECKED MANY TIMES AND STAYS ON.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413956
Consumer Location: REDLANDS, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H85FM****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY IN THE FAR LEFT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEARD A ENGINE RPMS GO HIGH AND THEN I LOST THE TRANSMISSION. WHEN IT HAPPENED, THE D ON THE DASHBOARD BECAME FULL WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT LETTERS. A DISTINCT LETTER WAS NOT VISIBLE. TRYING TO ACCELERATE AND NOTHING HAPPENED. I PULLED OVER TO THE EMERGENCY LANE, I WAS LUCKY TO REACH IT BEING ON THE I10 WEST IN SAN BERNARDINO. TURNED OFF AND ON THE VEHICLE AND SHIFTED, BUT IT DIDN'T ENGAGE. THE ONLY FUNCTION THAT WORKS IS PARK. THE VEHICLE DOESN'T MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS. WAITING TO BE TOWED TO SPREEN HONDA IN LOMA LINDA.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11405426
Consumer Location: HAMPTON, VA
VIN: 3HGGK5H86FM****

Summary of Complaint

ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, THE FUEL GAUGE VERY OFTEN GOES BLANK FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. A DRIVER MAY NOT KNOW WHEN GAS TANK IS EMPTY, AND POSSIBLY LEAVING DRIVER STRANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. ALSO, THE SAME GAUGE SHOWS PROMPTS WHEN MAINTENANCE IS NEEDED ON THE VEHICLE. WITHOUT VISUAL REFERENCE TO THESE PROMPTS, AGAIN A DIRE SITUATION COULD OCCUR IF NOT TAKEN CARE OF IMMEDIATELY. THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN DAILY, FROM THE FIRST TIME VEHICLE IS STARTED IN THE MORNING AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY , SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. HONDA WANTS OVER $1000, TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. I BELIEVE THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. PHOTOS ATTACHED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11405071
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, MN
VIN: 3HGGK5H89FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE FUEL GAUGE DISPLAY INTERMITTENTLY GOES OUT ON MY 2015 HONDA FIT, ESPECIALLY ON COLD MORNINGS (I LIVE IN MINNESOTA). IT STARTED ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO, AND HAS BEEN AN INCONVENIENCE, BUT I NOW HAVE A COURIER JOB THAT REQUIRES PHOTOS OF MY ODOMETER EVERY DAY. IF THIS GOES OUT WHILE WORKING, IT WILL BE MUCH MORE THAN AN INCONVENIENCE. I ALSO FEEL LIKE THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE, NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH GAS IS LEFT IN THE TANK. I'M HOPING ENOUGH PEOPLE WITH THIS PROBLEM REPORT THE ISSUE, AND HOPEFULLY A RECALL OR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT CAN HAPPEN. THANK YOU!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11403088
Consumer Location: MEADOW VISTA, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5G86FM****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL AND ODOMETER GAUGE FAILURE. IN COLD WEATHER AND OCCURRING MORE FREQUENTLY WITH VEHICLE AGE, THE GAUGE WILL GO BLANK FOR SOME TIME. AFTER SOME TIME, IT MAY BLINK ON/OFF WITH UNREADABLE CHARACTERS. 31,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE. THE PHOTO ATTACHED IWAS TAKEN WITH THE VEHICLE RUNNING.

Components: ENGINE

March 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400408
Consumer Location: LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
VIN: 3HGGK5H85FM****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT HONDA FIT 2015 ON JAN 11, 2015. LAST YEAR I GOT THE PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON. THE ENGINE DID NOT START WHEN I PUSHED THE BUTTON MANY TIMES. ON JUNE 13, 2020, I BROUGHT MY CARD TO HONDA DEALER. THEY SAID THEY HAVE TO REPLACE THE STARTER. I LEFT THE CAR AT DEALER AND COME BACK TO PICK UP THE SAME DAY. AT DEALER PARKING LOT, I STARTED MY CAR AND IT DID THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN. I CAME BACK INSIDE THE OFFICE AND LET THE TECHNICIAN KNEW. SO, I LEFT MY CAR AGAIN AT DEALER FOR THEM TO FIX IT. AT THAT TIME, MY CAR WAS 29,221 MILES ONLY FOR 5 AND HALF YEARS. I NOT DRIVE MY CAR A LOT JUST ABOUT 12 MILES PER DAY. DEALER TOLD ME THEY HAD TO FIXED SOMETHING ELSE AND CHARGED ME FOR TOTAL $750. I THINK IT IS NOT FAIR FOR ME TO PAY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. I FILE THE COMPLAIN WITH HONDA COMPANY ON JUNE 2020 AND DID NOT RECEIVE ANY REPLY BACK. FEB 20, 21, I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM HONDA ABOUT WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR 2015-17 FIT KEYLESS START SYSTEM ERROR WITH DTC B12C5. HONDA WOULD REIMBURSE IF I FIXED THAT PROBLEM BEFORE. I FILED PAPERWORK WITH ALL RECEIPTS ON 02/23/21. TODAY, I GOT THE PHONE CALL FROM HONDA CLAIM DEPARTMENT 03/11/2021 THEY STATED I DID NOT QUALIFIED FOR REIMBURSE BECAUSE THE PART THEY REPLACED NOT QUALIFIED. I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY? BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS, ONE DAY I HAD TO STAY ON PARKING LOT FOR 30 MINUTES TRING TO START THE ENGINE. I WAS LATE FOR WORK AND LATE FOR MY APPOINTMENTS TWICE. THE REIMBURSE CLAIM NUMBER: 11377164. THE CLAIM DEPARTMENT TOLD ME MY CASE WAS CLOSED BECAUSE I AM NOT QUALIFIED FOR THIS SITUATION. I AM NOT A TECHNICIAN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT DID THEY DO WITH THE CAR. THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS WITH 29,221 MILES HONDA ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON NOT WORKING. THIS IS THE 2ND HONDA CAR I HAVE. FOR THIS EXPERIENCE I WILL NOT BUY ANY CAR FROM HONDA ANYMORE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399373
Consumer Location: PROVIDENCE, RI
VIN: 3HGGK5H89FM****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRONIC CLUSTER FAILURE AFFECTING FUEL GAUGE AND ENGINE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY. THIS CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT IF THE VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF FUEL OR ENGINE OVERHEATS. AFTER LOOKING INTO THIS, IT'S A MAJOR ISSUE AFFECTING THOUSANDS OF HONDA FIT OWNERS AND A RECALL SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE FOR THIS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397164
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: 3HGGK5H88FM****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS A 2015... LESS THAN 46,000 MILES AND CAR WILLL NOT TURN ON. AFTER READING SEVERAL THREADS, IT APPEARS THAT HONDA 2015 HAS FAULTY STATERS. ALSO, THE DISPLAY SHOWING PROPER GAS LEVELS GO IN AND OUT. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED. PLEASE FORCE A RECALL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11389840
Consumer Location: PALMDALE, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H86FM****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE INTSTRUMENT LCD WHERE IT DISPLAYS FUEL GAUGE, ODOMETER TRIP METER IS GOING OUT INTERMENTTLY. VEHICLE IS TOO RISKY TO DRIVE IF YOU DONT IF YOU DONT HOW MUCH FUEL YOU HAVE LEFT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388107
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 3HGGK5H5XFM****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD DISPLAY OF MY MILEAGE AND FUEL LEVELS IS OFTEN BLANK WHEN I INITIALLY START MY CAR, OR THE DISPLAY IS GIBBERISH (E.G. NUMBERS AND LETTERS WHERE THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY). THIS HAPPENS FREQUENTLY (3-4X/WEEK) AND TENDS TO BE WORSE WHEN IT'S COLDER OUTSIDE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11387044
Consumer Location: STERLING, VA
VIN: 3HGGK5H86FM****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL/ODOMETOR GUAGE DISPLAY IS BLANK / FLICKERING WHEN IN USE. SOMETIMES IT IS BLANK THE ENTIRE TIME.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ENGINE

December 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378570
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 3HGGK5H83FM****

Summary of Complaint

THREE ISSUES ROD NOCKING AT START UP PAINT PEELING ON TOP ROOF BY WINDSHIELD AND STARTING TO RUST WINDSHIELD SAFETY IS COMPROMISED BUY THE RUST AND SHOULD BE RECALLED I WAS DENIED A RECALL FOR THE PAINT BLUE LOW TEMPERATURE COOLANT LIGHT IS ON DASH WITH A AMBIENT TEMP OF 55DEGREES WHEN COLD FOR FIRST COUPLE OFF MINUTES OF DRIVING CAN BE A PROBLEM WITH THE TEMP NOT READING RIGHT TO WARN DRIVER OF THE TRUE COOLANT TEMP AND OR CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE EMISSIONS FOR THE ENGINE NOT TO READ RIGHT AND ENRICHEN THE MIXTURE WHICH COULD BE THE CAUSE OF THE ROD NICK POSSIBLY GAS WASHED THE MAIN BEARINGS IN ENGINE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375292
Consumer Location: AUBURN, NH
VIN: 3HGGK5H85FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BEGAN SHOWING NOTHING OR GIBBERISH. NO ODOMETER, NO CLOCK, NO FUEL GAUGE, NO TIME DISPLAY, NO TEMP DISPLAY. ONCE THE CAR WARMS UP, IT USUALLY RETURNS TO NORMAL.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372602
Consumer Location: BROOKHAVEN, NY
VIN: 3HGGK5G56FM****

Summary of Complaint

FOUR WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON WHILE DRIVING. I COULD HEAR AND FEEL A CYLINDER MISFIRE. DEALER SERVICE DIAGNOSED FUEL INJECTOR FAILURE AND REPLACED THE INJECTORS AND RELATED PARTS. CAR DRIVEN ONLY 50K MILES AND WELL MAINTAINED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372550
Consumer Location: GLOUCESTER, MA
VIN: 3HGGK5H85FM****

Summary of Complaint

STOPPED AT THE ROTARY. LOOKED FOR CLEAR TRAFFIC. ENTERED ROTARY. LOUD METALLIC BANG, NO DRIVE. NEEDED TO USE WHAT LITTLE MOMENTUM I HAD TO MOVE FROM THE INSIDE LEFT LANE TO THE RIGHT SIDE BREAKDOWN LANE. ALMOST REAR ENDED BY A TAILGATING MOTORIST. CALLED AAA FOR TOW.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366495
Consumer Location: HAMILTON, OH
VIN: 3HGGK5H52FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE GAUGE DISPLAY THAT SHOWS MILEAGE, FUEL INDICATOR, OIL LEVEL, TEMPERATURE READING AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT IS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE IN GOOD CONDITION MAY COME ON SOMETIMES. IF IT DOES COME ON, IT IS SO SCRAMBLED THAT YOU CANNOT READ IT AND THEN GOES BLANK. I AM VERY INSECURE DRIVING THE CAR AND NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH FUEL I HAVE OR THE MILEAGE READING TO KNOW WHEN MAINTENANCE NEEDS BE DONE. I CONTACTED HONDA CONCERNING THIS MATTER AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE NOR AWARE OF ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS AND I WOULD NEED TO HAVE IT TAKEN CARE OF MYSELF. I HAVE READ ON MANY SITES WHERE SEVERAL OWNERS HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE WITH THIS VEHICLE AND I FEEL IT IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. ALSO WHEN THIS HAPPENS, IT DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF I AM MOVING OR SITTING STILL. PLEASE, IF ANYONE ELSE IS HAVING THIS PROBLEM, CONTACT HONDA DIRECT. IF ENOUGH PEOPLE MAKE HONDA AWARE OF THE PROBLEM SOMETHING MAY BE DONE ABOUT IT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366552
Consumer Location: MONTCLAIR, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H87FM****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE HAD TO REPLACE BATTERIES EVERY SINGLE YEAR SINCE PURCHASE IN 2015. VEHICLE WILL FUNCTION FINE THEN STRUGGLE TO START OUT OF NOWHERE. DESPITE TAKING STEPS TO AVOID UNNECESSARY POWER DRAINING AND TRYING DIFFERENT BRANDS OF BATTERIES (WHICH IS A SMALL SELECTION) EVERY YEAR AROUND OCTOBER/NOVEMBER IT STARTS TO FAIL. THE CAR CAN BE JUMPSTARTED WITHOUT TOO MUCH ISSUE BY ANOTHER VEHICLE, BUT PORTABLE JUMPSTARTING SYSTEMS STRUGGLE TO GET IT GOING. ISSUES WILL START WITHOUT MUCH CORRELATION OF HOW MUCH THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN IN MOTION PRIOR. CAR COULD'VE BEEN STATIONARY/TURNED OFF FOR 30 MINS OR A DAY WITH THE SAME RESULTS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364448
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: 3HGGK5H52FM****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR STARTED MAKING A JACK HAMMER NOISE 10/2020 WHILE DRIVING, WHEN IT WAS 5 YEARS OLD WITH 47,000. THE HONDA DEALERSHIP DIAGNOSED MY TRANSMISSION WAS SLIPPING AND NEEDED REPLACING. APPARENTLY, THERE HAVE BEEN 143000 RECALLS DUE TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364453
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: 3HGGK5H52FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIR DEFLECTOR UNDER THE FRONT OF MY CAR HAS FALLEN DOWN 5 TIMES OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS. IT HAS BEEN REPLACED ONCE. THIS HAS HAPPENED DURING HIGHWAY DRIVING. I HAVE HAD TO HAVE IT ZIP TIED MULTIPLE TIMES BECAUSE EITHER THE CLIPS THAT ARE USED TO ANCHOR IT ARE DEFECTIVE, POORLY DESIGNED, OR THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND THE FORCES OF THE WIND.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364040
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: 3HGGK5G82FM****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING 75MPH ON THE HIGHWAY, UNDER CRUISE CONTROL. I ACCELERATED TO PASS A TRUCK. THE ENGINE HESITATED. A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM, VEHICHLE STABBILTY ASSIST, ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING AND A FLASHING CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, CAME ON. THE CAR BEGAN SLOWING AGAINST MY INPUTS TO 45MPH (LIMP MODE) ON A BUSY HIGHWAY MANY MILES FROM ANYWHERE. I WAS ABLE TO RESET THE CODE BY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY AND RECONNECTING IT. THIS GOT ME A FEW MORE MILES, THE IT (LIMP MODE) HAPPENED AGAIN. I DISCONNECT/RECONNECT BATTERY ONCE MORE AND THIS GETS ME 35 MORE MILES AND TO THE NEAREST TOWN. TAKING IT TO A SHOP, THEY IDENTIFY THE ISSUE AS THE FUEL INJECTORS BY RESEARCHING ONLINE. IT TURNS OUT THIS IS FAIRLY COMMON ON THIS YEAR (2015) OF HONDA FIT, AND STILL SEEMS TO PERSIST DESPITE A REDESIGN OF THE INJECTORS FROM HONDA. THE REPAIR WAS HORRIBLY EXPENSIVE ($1,000 FOR PARTS FROM HONDA), BOTH FOR A CHEAP AND CHEERFUL CAR, AS WELL AS WHAT APPEARS TO BE VERY ORDINARY SOLENOID FUEL INJECTORS. I'M VERY SURPRISED THAT THIS KNOW ISSUE BY HONDA HASN'T SPAWNED A RECALL, BUT EITHER WAY, I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS CAR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363838
Consumer Location: HARRISON, NJ
VIN: 3HGGK5H87FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE GAS AND SPEEDOMETER GAUGE WENT BLANK, THERE IS NO WAY TO TELL HOW MUCH GAS YOU HAVE LEFT IN THE TANK, YOU CANNOT TRACK DOWN YOUR OIL SERVICE MAINTENANCE, YOU CANNOT TRACK YOUR MILAGE USE. THIS IS BECOMING A SAFETY ISSUE, I DON'T TRUST THE CAR, I CAN BE LEFT STRANDED ANYTIME AND I AM DOING THE MAINTENANCE BLINDLY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363740
Consumer Location: BONNEY LAKE, WA
VIN: 3HGGK5H57FM****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR THREE YEARS, IT HAS 81,166 MILES ON IT AND IS HAVING SO MANY PROBLEMS. THE ENGINE BURNS THROUGH OIL FASTER THAN IT SHOULD AND HAS CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE. I ALWAYS TOOK IT IN TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR OIL CHANGES AND ALWAYS BROUGHT IT IN WHEN THE OIL LIFE WAS AT ROUGHLY 20%. I CONSTANTLY CHECKED THE OIL LEVEL AND IT WAS ALWAYS LOW EVEN AFTER A RECENT FILL UP BUT HAD NO LEAKAGE. I NOW NEED A NEW ENGINE WHICH WILL COST ROUGHLY $5000 INCLUDING LABOR MAYBE MORE. EVERY TIME I STARTED MY CAR FOR THE PAST YEAR IT WOULD MAKE A ROUGH LOUD SOUND AND WOULD USUALLY GO AWAY ONCE I GOT AN OIL CHANGE. MY CAR WILL ALSO TAKE ROUGHLY 3 TRIES TO START AND WILL MOST LIKELY NEED A NEW STARTER. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE HAD TO HAVE THE STARTER FIXED IN THE PAST 2 YEARS. THE BACK UP CAMERA IS ALSO WAY OFF WITH DEPTH PERCEPTION AND HAS ALMOST CAUSED MANY ACCIDENTS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11363497
Consumer Location: WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH
VIN: 3HGGK5H89FM****

Summary of Complaint

2 HUGE ISSUES WHEN I BOUGHT MY CAR. I BOUGHT IT USED WITH 45K MILES ON IT AND BY 60,000 MILES I NEEDED THE ENTIRE FUEL RAIL REPLACED DUE TO LURCHING ON THE HIGHWAY AND ROADS. HONDA PAID FOR IT AFTER A LENGTHY ARGUMENT BETWEEN DEALERSHIPS. NOW, A YEAR LATER, I AM CONTINUALLY HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE NO-IGNITION KEYS. WHEN I FIRST GOT THE CAR, IT TOLD ME "LOW KEY BATTERY", "NO KEY" OR JUST WOULDNT REGISTER THEM. I REPLACED BOTH THE CAR BATTERY AND THE KEY BATTERIES. THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME IT WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE PCM MODULE. THEY SAID THEY FIXED IT AND LESS THAN A .MONTH LATER THE SAME PROBLEM WAS HAPPENING. NOW THEY ARE TELLING ME IT MAY JUST BE THE BATTERIES IN THE KEYS. TODAY I COULD NOT START MY CAR. EVEN WITH THE KEY IN THE CAR, AND EVEN PUSHING IT RIGHT UP TO THE IGNITION BUTTON WHICH USUALLY WORKS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361910
Consumer Location: HAMILTON, OH
VIN: 3HGGK5H52FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE DISPLAY THAT SHOWS FUEL GAUGE, MILEAGE, TEMPERATURE, ODOMETER AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION MAY COME ON FOR AWHILE AND THEN THE SCREEN GOES BLANK. IF IT DOES COME ON THE INFORMATION ON THE SCREEN IS SO SCRAMBLED AND THEN THE SCREEN GOES BLANK AGAIN. IT DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THE CAR IN MOTION OR STOPPED. I FEEL VERY INSECURE NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH FUEL I HAVE IN THE CAR OR MY MILEAGE THAT I DEPEND ON FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES. I HAVE DID SOME RESEARCH ON MY ISSUE AND HAVE FOUND MANY OWNERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11361506
Consumer Location: CORYDON, IN
VIN: 3HGGK5H51FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ON A ROAD TRIP IN LATE 2019, I NOTICED A SLIGHT SHUDDER AT LOW ACCELERATION. I FOUND THE NEAREST HONDA DEALER AND TOOK THE VEHICLE IN FOR EVALUATION. IT HAD 84,000 MILES AT THE TIME. THE DEALER FOUND THAT THE TRANSMISSION FILLER PLUG WAS MISSING. APPARENTLY IT HAD BEEN MISSING FOR SOME TIME, AS THERE WAS CAKED, DIRTY ATF SPILLED DOWN THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION CASE. THE TRANSMISSION (CVT) WAS COMING APART INTERNALLY AND REQUIRED A FULL REPLACEMENT. HONDA DECLINED ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH THE REPAIR. I HAVE FOUND MULTIPLE OTHER REFERENCES IN ONLINE FORUMS TO FILLER CAPS ON 2015 HONDA CVTS POPPING OUT DURING OPERATION.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361652
Consumer Location: MOUNT STERLING, WI
VIN: 3HGGK5H89FM****

Summary of Complaint

MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS BEEN COMING ON A LOT RECENTLY. TOOK IT TO A DEALER IN LACROSSE WI. TODAY TO HAVE IT CHECKED AND THEY SAID THAT ALL THE FUEL INJECTORS NEED REPLACED. I ASKED IF IT COULD STILL SAFELY BE DRIVEN. THEY SAID THAT IT COULD BECOME DISABLED, STRANDING ME WHEREVER IT HAPPENS. I DON'T FEEL SAFE DRIVING THE CAR AFTER WHAT I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER TODAY. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCING OF THE FAULTY INJECTOR PROBLEM AND IT SEEMS TO BE AN ISSUE THAT HONDA HAS KNOWN ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME AND THEIR ONLY SOLUTION IS OVER A $1700 REPLACEMENT COST.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11361247
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H8XFM****

Summary of Complaint

A YEAR AGO THE WHITE PAINT ON MY 2015 HONDA FIT STARTED PEELING ON THE TOP OF DOOR AND ROOF. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL DEALER HE SAID HAD NOT HEAR ANYTHING FROM HONDA CORP ABOUT IT AND WOULD COST $1500. I COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING ON LINE ABOUT WHAT TO DO.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355308
Consumer Location: LINDENHURST, NY
VIN: 3HGGK5H89FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE DIGITAL DISPLAY THAT CONTAINS INFORMATION ON MILEAGE AND FUEL LEVELS FREQUENTLY MALFUNCTIONS, EITHER GOING COMPLETELY BLANK OR RAPIDLY FLASHING RANDOM CHARACTERS (LETTERS AND NUMBERS). THIS SEEMS TO HAPPEN IN COLDER WEATHER BUT FOR MY VEHICLE HAS ALSO BEEN HAPPENING IN WARMER (UP TO 75 DEGREES F). ISSUE HAPPENS WHILE PARKED OR IN MOTION- ANY TIME CAR IS ON. A QUICK SEARCH OF VEHICLE OWNER FORUMS ONLINE RETURNS MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS OF THE SAME ISSUE. HONDA HAS MADE NO ATTEMPTS TO REMEDY THIS DESPITE IT BEING A KNOWN ISSUE. NOT BEING ABLE TO CHECK THE FUEL GAUGE IS A SAFETY ISSUE. THE FLASHING IS ALSO EXTREMELY DISTRACTING WHILE DRIVING. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO MY VEHICLE FOR YEARS AND I FINALLY TOOK IT TO GET FIXED AT HONDA NOW. THEY CHARGE $179 JUST TO 'DIAGNOSE' THE ISSUE EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMS THEY SHOULD BE AWARE OF IT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352754
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
VIN: 3HGGK5H89FM****

Summary of Complaint

2015 HONDA FIT (WITH APPROX. 24K MILES). BATTERY WILL LOSE CHARGE AFTER CAR IS NOT USED / SITS FOR THREE (3) TO FOUR (4) DAYS WITH ALL LIGHTS / RADIO / ACCESSORIES TURNED OFF. BATTERY HAS BEEN REPLACED THREE TIMES, MOST RECENTLY AUGUST 2020. REPLACEMENT BATTERY IS PROPERLY SIZED FOR THE VEHICLE. THE ELECTRICAL ISSUE IS CAUSING A PARASITIC DRAIN ON THE BATTERY. DEALER REPS HAVE STATED THIS IS A WELL-RECOGNIZED PROBLEM WITH THE FIT MODEL. RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THE CAR BE DRIVEN AT LEAST 10 TO 15 MILES EVERY DAY OR 2ND DAY. THE RECOMMENDATION DRIVE THE VEHICLE EVERY DAY / 2ND DAY IS NOT ONLY EXPENSIVE IN TERMS OF GAS COSTS BUT ALSO NEEDLESSLY CONTRIBUTES TO POLLUTION AND (PERHAPS BY DESIGN) EARLY VEHICLE OBSOLESCENCE. THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY DEFECT IS MOST LIKELY CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE ELECTRICAL LOAD DETECTOR (ELD) UNIT IN THE FUSE/RELAY BOX. THIS ELD READS THE AMPERAGE LOAD DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY AND SENDS A VARIED VOLTAGE SIGNAL TO THE PCM WHICH REGULATES THE SIGNAL TO THE ALTERNATOR. THE ELD IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE PCM. THE PCM IS CONNECTED TO THE ALTERNATOR, NOT THE ELD. THE ELD MONITORS THE AMPERAGE REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMS THE PCM AS TO WHAT TO DO. THE ELD WILL VARY THE OUTPUT BETWEEN .1 TO 4.8 VOLTS TO THE ECU. THIS REFERENCE VOLTAGE IS WHAT TELLS THE ECU TO INCREASE OR DECREASE THE FIELD STRENGTH IN THE ALTERNATOR. AS THE CURRENT IS RAMPED UP OR DOWN THE ELD RATCHETS THE OUTPUT VOLTAGE TO THE PCM TO COMPENSATE FOR THE LOAD. I WAS TOLD THAT A HONDA BULLETIN STATED: SYMPTOM: THE CAR WILL NOT START AFTER SITTING FOR A WEEK. PROBABLE CAUSE: THE ELD IS FAULTY OR HAS A FAULTY SOLDER JOINT. SOLUTION: - REPLACE THE UNDER HOOD FUSE/RELAY BOX. THIS IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY. HONDA MOTORS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO RECALL THESE CARS TO FIX THE ELD / PCM PARTS / ALTERNATOR COMPUTER PROGRAM AND UP SIZE THE BATTERIES TO HANDLE THE PARASITIC DRAW.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350790
Consumer Location: AMES, IA
VIN: 3HGGK5H8XFM****

Summary of Complaint

THE GAUGE CLUSTER THAT INCLUDES THE ODOMETER AND FUEL GAUGE INTERMITTENTLY GO BLANK OR GLITCH WHEN THE WEATHER STARTS TO GET COLDER. IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME YOU TURN ON THE CAR LATELY, HOWEVER. THIS LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT THE GAUGE CLUSTER IS DEGRADING FASTER NOW.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350188
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H80FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR IS PROGRESSIVELY GETTING MORE DIFFICULT TO START WITH ABOUT 15 TRIES. I HAD IT DIAGNOSED FOR THE STARTER AND IT TESTED FINE. ALSO THE ALTERNATOR, BATTER AND FOB BATTERY CHECKED OUT FINE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349917
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: 3HGGK5H81FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHITE ORCHID PEARL PAINT IS SEVERELY PEELING ON ROOF AND DOORS. VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11344088
Consumer Location: LITTLETON, CO
VIN: 3HGGK5H50FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE INTEGRATED ODOMETER+FUEL GAUGE DISPLAY ON THE DASHBOARD INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FAILS INTERMITTENTLY BUT REGULARLY. DISPLAY FAILURE HAS OCCURRED SPORADICALLY MANY TIMES DURING SEVERAL YEARS OF CAR OWNERSHIP. FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF DISPLAY FAILURE HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY WITHIN LAST 6 MONTHS RESULTING IN INCREASED SAFETY HAZARD SINCE DRIVER IS BLINDED TO VEHICLE FUEL STATUS AND/OR DISTANCE DRIVEN WHEN DISPLAY FAILS. DISPLAY FAILURE OCCURS PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY AS SHOWN IN THE ATTACHED PHOTOS, AND SOMETIMES THE FAILURE LASTS FOR MANY MILES OR MULTIPLE DAYS BEFORE IT SELF-CORRECTS UNTIL THE NEXT FAILURE OCCURS. DISPLAY FAILURE OCCURS SPORADICALLY REGARDLESS OF VEHICLE BEING STATIONARY OR IN MOTION, BUT HAPPENS MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY (ALMOST EVERY OTHER DAY) DURING COLD WEATHER WHEN AIR TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 50 DEGREES.

Components: ENGINE

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343389
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 3HGGK5H80FM****

Summary of Complaint

AT 56,000 MILES THIS CAR NEEDS A STARTER REPLACEMENT. ACCORDING TO RESEARCH, THESE CARS SHOULDN'T REQUIRE THIS UNTIL AT LEAST 100,000 MIKES. THIS IS A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT AS I HAVE BEEN A HONDA OWNER FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS, AND EXPECT MUCH MORE. THE COST TO REPLACE THIS IS FROM $609.00 -$1100.00.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337911
Consumer Location: WEST DES MOINES, IA
VIN: 3HGGK5H83FM****

Summary of Complaint

DIGITAL GAS GAUGE INCLUDES ODOMETER. LAST WINTER, AT ABOUT 32 DEGREES OR COLDER, GAUGE OFTEN EITHER DID NOT WORK (WENT BLANK) OR SCRAMBLED ITS INFO, WHICH WAS THEN UNREADABLE. NOW, THE GAUGE HAS BEGUN MALFUNCTIONING IN JULY. I FEAR RUNNING OUT OF GAS OR MISSING MAINTENANCE DUE TO UNRELIABLE ODOMETER READING. BOTH SITUATIONS COULD LEAVE ME STRANDED AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER CAR IS MOVING OR NOT.

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