2009 HONDA FIT VIN: JHMGE88479S011308

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Damage
Normal
Title
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VIN JHMGE88479S011308 Decoding Honda Vin Decoder

Error Text

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

Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD

Model

Fit

Model Year

2009

Plant City

SUZUKA

Series

Sport

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant State

MIE

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

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

5

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1491.222824

Displacement (CI)

91

Displacement (L)

1.491222824

Engine Model

L15A7

Engine Power (kW)

87.2469

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Single Overhead Cam (SOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

117

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

seat belts: front, rear, and 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

Direct

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

2009 HONDA FIT Crash Test Score

0

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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2009 HONDA FIT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

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

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso 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 Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JHMGE88479S011308

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER BACK OVER PREVENTION

November 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395135
Consumer Location: BIDDEFORD, ME
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

2009 HONDA FIT SPORT VIN# [XXX]. WE LIVE IN MAINE. IT WAS HAPPEN AFTER MY WIFE DROP MY DAUGHTER AT SCHOOL. SHE DRIVE BACK HOME SHE EXIT REGULAR STREET TURN LEFT TO ROUT 1 THEN THE CAR STOP MOVING AT THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. THE OTHER CAR THAT DRIVE ON ROUT 1 NEED TO STOP IMMEDIATELY. LUCKILY MY WIFE CAR DIDN'T GET HIT AND MY DAUGHTER DIDN'T STAY IN THE CAR. 2 GUYS HELPING MY WIFE CAR TO THE SIDE AND THEN SHE CALL POLICE AND TOW THE CAR HOME. CAR STILL STARTED NORMALLY BUT WHEN I CHANGE SHIFT TO D IT NOT MOVE FORWARD AND PUT R NOT MOVE BACKWARDS EITHER EVEN P I PUSH THE CAR IT STILL MOVE IT NOT PARK AND CAR MAKE NOISE SOUND ON P. I THINK IT IS A POWER TRAIN PROBLEM. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11388200
Consumer Location: LA MESA, CA
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

MY RADIO AT RANDOM TIMES WOULD TURN ON AND OFF WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE AS IF IT LOST POWER, THEN ABOUT A WEEK OR TWO LATER MY POWER STEERING WOULD RANDOMLY CUT OUT FOR A FEW SECONDS WITH THE RADIO SHUT OFF AND THE EPS LIGHT IN THE DASH WOULD FLASH THEN GO AWAY, DURING THIS THE CAR BECAME HARD TO HANDLE AND CONTROL. THIS WOULD HAPPEN UNPREDICTABILITY WHEN DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AND ON SURFACE STREETS AND VARIABLE SPEEDS. I CHECKED IT WITH A CODE READER AND NOTHING CAME UP AS A HARD CODE. BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALER, THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT REPLICATE THE ISSUE BUT WE'RE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT WAS THE ELECTONIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM. I NOTICED HONDA HAD A RECALL ON THIS SYSTEM FOR 2007-2008 HONDA FITS AND MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS FOR 2009 FITS THAT WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THAT RECALL. I FEEL THAT THIS IS A DEFECTIVE PART, AND THAT THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING ESPECIALLY SINCE HONDA IS AWARE OF THE ISSUE BUT REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS A PROBLEM FOR 2009 FITS. AND ACCORDING TO THE DEALER THEY CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT REPLACING THE EPS WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM SO I'M POTENTIALLY OUT $1500 FOR SOMETHING THAT IS A SAFETY FLAW IN THIS VEHICLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

March 23, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11320100
Consumer Location: CLERMONT, FL
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

THE STARTER IN ALL OF THESE VEHICLES GOES BAD VERY FAST. STATING WITH AN ODD SOUND OF METAL TO METAL ON COLD STARTS (DUE TO THE STARTER NOT RETRACTING FAST ENOUGH) 5 PEOPLE THAT LIVE NEAR ME HAVE ALL HAD THE SAME PROBLEM MY CAR IS NOW DOING IT AGAIN WITH A 3 YEAR OLD REPLACEMENT DENSO OEM HONDA STARTER, HONDA NEEDS TO FIX THIS...

Components: AIR BAGS

June 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053972
Consumer Location: COLLEGE PARK, GA
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR INVOLVING MULTIPLE CARS ON A HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH WHERE I WAS HIT SEVERAL TIMES, AND NONE OF THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. MY CAR WAS TOTALED

Components: WHEELS

February 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10826012
Consumer Location: SANTA FE, NM
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

2 TIRE SIDEWALL FAILURES,WHILE DRIVING AT 75 MPH ,RESULTING IN RAPID DEFLATION. FAILURES OCCURRED ABOUT 5,000 MILES APART WITH GOODYEAR ASSURANCE FUEL MAX TIRES. SIZE 195-55-R16

Components: STEERING

June 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10605143
Consumer Location: ASHEVILLE, NC
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE POWER STEERING FAILED AND THE POWER STEERING WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. UPON RESTARTING, THE VEHICLE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER RESET THE POWER STEERING SOFTWARE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC STATED THAT THE POWER STEERING MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,000.

Components: VISIBILITY VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 26, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10468442
Consumer Location: FISHERS, IN
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD CRACKED ON ITS OWN WHILE PARKED, STARTING FROM THE CENTER OF COWL AND CRAWLING UP TOWARD THE ROOF LINE. HONDA HAS A SERVICE BULLETIN OUT THERE THAT RECOGNIZE THIS ISSUE ( 12-006 ) FOR 2009-2010 HONDA FIT BUT WILL ONLY ADDRESS THE ISSUE IF THE CRACK OCCURRED WHILE THE CAR WAS STILL UNDER THE BUMPER TO BUMPER 3 YEAR OR 36,000 MILE WARRANTY (ACCORDING TO HONDA DEALER). THE CRACK ON MY CAR HAPPENED FEW DAYS BEYOND THE WARRANTY PERIOD AND WAS NOT COVERED. I CONSIDER THE CRACKING TO BE A SAFETY ISSUE AS I COULD FEEL THAT THE CRACKED AREA WAS TRYING TO BOW OUTWARD AND DID NOT FEEL SAFE DRIVING THE CAR AT ANY MAJOR SPEED. I REPLACED THE WINDSHIELD IMMEDIATELY OUT-OF-POCKET. IF HONDA RECOGNIZES THAT 2009-2010 HONDA FIT HAS WINDSHIELD CRACK ISSUES DUE TO MISAPPLIED MOLDING OR OTHER DEFECTS INHERENT TO THE CAR AND NOT DUE TO IMPACT TO THE WINDSHIELD, THEN THE REPAIR SHOULD BE COVERED REGARDLESS OF WHEN THIS CRACKED OCCURRED. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

September 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10283708
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: JHMGE88479S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY 2009 HONDA FIT AROUND NOON TIME, MY WINDSHIELD CRACKED. OUT OF NO WHERE. THE CRACK RAN FROM THE TOP - WHERE IT MEETS THE ROOF - UP TO THE POINT WHERE THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR ATTACHES TO THE WINDSHIELD, APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES LONG. THE NEXT MORNING, I REALIZED THE CRACK HAD EXTENDED EVEN FURTHER. NOW, THE CRACK IS ABOUT 10 INCHES LONG. THE FIRST THING I DID WAS CALL AMERICA HONDA WHOM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HONDA CARE WARRANTY AND THEY TOLD ME WINDSHIELDS WERE NOT COVERED BY HONDA CARE, EVEN THOUGH I CLAIMED THAT COULD BE A DEFECT AND COULD HARM THE SAFETY OF THE DRIVER AND THE PASSENGER. AFTER TALKING WITH AMERICA HONDA, I CALLED THE DEALER FROM WHICH THE 2009 HONDA FIT WAS PURCHASED AND ALL THEY TOLD ME WAS TO FILE A COMPREHENSIVE COMPLAINT WITH MY CAR INSURANCE. THE INSURANCE THEN INFORMED ME THAT IT WOULD COST ABOUT $425.00 TO REPAIR A DEFECT, WHICH I BELIEVE HONDA SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR, SINCE THAT COULD VERY WELL BE A MANUFACTURE DEFECT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11420386
Consumer Location: NORWALK, CT
VIN: JHMGE87439S****

Summary of Complaint

On Jan. 28, 2018 the drive shaft on my Honda Fit snapped while up shifting onto the main road. Car was towed and repaired the following day by a local shop. At the time there was no know recall for this part. My information and claim was submitted to Honda on 2/08/2021 with invoice and paid receipt. Honda verified that the part was repaired on my car and paid for. Honda has failed to either pay for the repair or send a letter of denial. Honda has also failed to return phone calls or return email. It should be noted that Honda claim agent harassed me by asking for unreasonable documentation such to prove the car was not in an accident or had to be pushed into the service bay at the repair shop. Claim number available upon request.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419076
Consumer Location: ALBANY, NY
VIN: JHMGE87209S****

Summary of Complaint

This is related to the Honda Fit 2000 manual transmission driver shaft recall (Service Bulletin 21-009). Part of the background of this recall reads: “Due to improper manufacturing, the paint on the driveshaft near the dynamic damper may peel and chip over time, exposing the bare metal and potentially causing it to corrode under the dynamic damper. A corroded driveshaft may break during high torque conditions, rendering the vehicle without propulsion, or allowing the vehicle to roll while in Park, which can increase the potential of a crash or injury.” I was surprised to see that only the driver shaft where the dynamic damper is located would be replaced. After I brought in my car (a manual transmission) in for the recall I noticed that the other driver shaft (does not have a damper) is corroded as well. If the drive shaft can break due to corrosion on one side why would it not break on the other side? I would assume it’s made of the same material with only differences that one has a damper and the other does not. Is the damper what would cause the breakage of the driver shaft or the corrosion? The manufacturer failed to apply proper coding on both sides of the driver shaft not just on the side of the damper. I want to bring this to your attention and want to understand the reasoning behind the decision. I am concerned that this still poses a danger for breakage of the drive shaft that wasn’t replaced and where proper coding was not used. Attached are pictures of the driver shaft that was not replaced as well as the bulletin. Thank you

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419031
Consumer Location: LA MIRADA, CA
VIN: JHMGE88229S****

Summary of Complaint

When driving my 09 fit my radio went in and out then my steering wheel indicator light popped up next thing I knew my steering wheel locked and felt stiff when trying to turn, kept happening as I drove, it’s happened at least 20 times maybe more in ONE day!!! I almost crashed because my power steering goes in and out in this car and it feels like I loose complete control of the car!!! It almost verging off on its own it feels like for about 2-3 seconds sometimes it feels like longer that this happens, once the steering wheel light goes away I can regain control. However this is very very dangerous and I do not feel safe driving the car with this is happening randomly when I’m driving !!!! It’s happening to me at LOW and HIGH speeds and it’s very scary!!!

Components: STEERING

May 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418066
Consumer Location: MONTEREY, VA
VIN: JHMGE87409S****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact stated while her daughter was driving at unknown speed, the steering wheel became difficult to turn with the power steering assist warning light and several other unknown warning lights illuminated. The driver continued driving to her destination. The contact also stated that she was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was jump started. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11412881
Consumer Location: BOSTON, MA
VIN: JHMGE87269S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V770000 (POWER TRAIN) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT CALLED HERB CHAMBERS HONDA IN BOSTON (720 MORRISSEY BLVD, BOSTON, MA 02122, (617) 731-0100) WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11404680
Consumer Location: CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ
VIN: JHMGE87649S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V770000 (POWER TRAIN) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOSS POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JOYCE HONDA (NJ-10, DENVILLE, NJ 07834, (973)361-3000) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE DRIVESHAFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 138,087. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398394
Consumer Location: RUTLAND, VT
VIN: JHMGE88259S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN, HE HEARD AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE TO HIS RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 20,475.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11397574
Consumer Location: BILLERICA, MA
VIN: JHMGE884X9C****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING STRAIGHT AND LEVEL AT A SPEED OF AROUND 35 MPH WHEN THE DRIVER LOST THE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE. THE ROAD HAS 4 LANES (2 IN EACH DIRECTION) WITH NO SHOULDER AND NO DIVISION BETWEEN ONCOMING TRAFFIC. WE FEEL VERY FORTUNATE THAT POLICE CAME QUICKLY TO PUSH THE CAR OUT OF TRAFFIC. WE LEARNED LATER THAT THE DRIVESHAFT FAILED SUDDENLY WHILE DRIVING AND IS NOW UNDER A SAFETY RECALL ORDER. WE HAVE REQUESTED REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE MANUFACTURER FOR THE DRIVESHAFT REPAIR.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11396585
Consumer Location: NEWARK, NJ
VIN: JHMGE88259S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V770000 (POWER TRAIN) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. NO DEALER WAS CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396485
Consumer Location: MALVERN, PA
VIN: JHMGE87459S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V770000 (POWER TRAIN) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395990
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: JHMGE88489C****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVE SHAFT BROKE AFTER PUTTING CAR INTO DRIVE (WAS PARKED ON SLIGHT INCLINE). PUSHED CAR INTO SAFE LOCATION. TOOK DRIVER SIDE TIRE OFF; SAW BROKEN DRIVE SHAFT. DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPACE TO SAFELY INSPECT PASSENGER SIDE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395787
Consumer Location: BURBANK, CA
VIN: JHMGE88439S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE GETTING VEHICLE SERVICED, THE TECHNICIANS NOTIFIED THE CONTACT THAT THE DRIVESHAFT WAS WORN AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL DEALER OCEAN HONDA OF NORTH HOLLYWOOD (5841 LANKERSHIM BLVD, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91601, (888) 282-4550) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEEDING THE DRIVESHAFT TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V770000 (POWER TRAIN) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 121,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395851
Consumer Location: AMHERST, NH
VIN: JHMGE88459S****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY WINTER THE BATTERY GOES COMPLETELY DEAD. NO SIGNS OF ANY LIFE IN THE VEHICLE. THE BATTERY WAS REPLACE BY THE DEALER AFTER I HAD THE CAR 6 MONTHS. I HAVE PUT AT LEAST SIX NEW BATTERIES IN THE CAR. SEARCHING ONLINE I FIND THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11395302
Consumer Location: CAMBRIDGE, MA
VIN: JHMGE87269S****

Summary of Complaint

THE HOOD OF MY CAR IS RUSTING FROM UNDER THE HOOD TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOOD. ALL OF THE RUST SPOTS ARE AT THE SPOT WELDS WHERE THE HOOD AND SUBHOOD ARE ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER. HONDA REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS AS A PROBLEM. NO CAR SHOULD RUST FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389637
Consumer Location: BOURBONNAIS, IL
VIN: JHMGE87259S****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING INTO AN INTERSECTION, MY CAR SUDDENLY STOPPED BEING ABLE TO PROPEL FORWARD. THERE WAS A CLUNK NOISE. I WAS EVENTUALLY PUSHED TO A PARKING LOT BY POLICE. I GOT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY FOUND A BROKEN DRIVE SHAFT AND A RECALL ISSUED BY HONDA A FEW WEEKS BEFORE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11389471
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JHMGE87459S****

Summary of Complaint

THE RIGHT AXLE RUSTED THROUGH AND BROKE WHILE I WAS STATIONARY, WAITING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN. THE KEFT AXLE WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE VERY RUSTED.

Components: STEERING

November 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375113
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JHMGE88699S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, LIGHTS ON DASHBOARD FLASHED, RADIO TURNED OFF, AND POWER STEERING CUT OUT. OCCURRED IN MANY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS INCLUDING HIGHWAY DRIVING. I'VE DISCOVERED THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT IS WELL DOCUMENTED TO EXIST BOTH IN EARLIER MODELS OF THE FIT AS WELL AS THE 2009 MODEL. THE EARLIER VERSIONS LEADING UP TO 2008 HAVE A SAFETY RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE, BUT THE 2009 MODEL DOES NOT. IT NEEDS TO BE RECALLED AND REPAIRED.

Components: STEERING

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11367091
Consumer Location: VANCOUVER, WA
VIN: JHMGE88409S****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS IN IDLE WHEN THE RADIO FLASHED OFF AND THE POWER STEERING WARNING LIGHT WENT OFF. IT TURNED BACK OFF, BUT THE CAR JEARKED AND SEEMED TO LOSE POWER. IT ONLY DID THIS IN IDLE FOR WHILE, BUT ONE TIME WHEN I WAS MAKING A TURN, THE STEERING WHEEL JEARKED FROM HAND AND MY CAR LUNGED AT THE SIDEWALK WHERE PEOPLE WERE! SOMEONE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!! I HAVE TOLD HONDA ABOUT THIS. I HAVE A VIDEO OF THIS AS WELL. HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/ZKXIEC-EMVC

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363085
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JHMGE88439S****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER SIDE AXLE BROKE WHILE CROSSING A BUSY HIGHWAY. NO POWER TRANSFERRED WHEN STEPPING ON THE GAS PEDAL TO GET TO THE SIDE STREET LEAVING ME TO COAST SLOWLY ACROSS THE ROAD AS IF THE CAR WERE IN NEUTRAL. PART RETRIEVED FROM ROADWAY. STRESS BREAK WHERE THE AXLE ENTERS THE RUBBER BOOT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362321
Consumer Location: PEORIA, IL
VIN: JHMGE88409S****

Summary of Complaint

ON 10/3/2018, MY FRONT AXLE SNAPPED WHILE I WAS DRIVING STRAIGHT. I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT. THERE WAS NO INCITING INCIDENT. AT CARX IN PEORIA, IL, THEY INDICATED THAT IN THE CENTER, THERE IS A RUBBER SEAL WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED BY WATER (NOT BY DRIVER; MFR PROBLEM). AT THAT TIME, IT COST ME $362 TO HAVE IT REPAIRED. TODAY, 10/1/2020, MY FRONT AXLE SNAPPED AGAIN AS I WAS TURNING RIGHT WHILE DRIVING. I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO CARX. THEY HAVE DETERMINED THAT, AGAIN, MY FRONT AXLE HAS SNAPPED. I'LL BE UP FOR HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF REPAIRS. THANK GOODNESS I WAS NOT REAR-ENDED WHEN IT HAPPENED. I WILL SECURE COPIES OF BOTH REPAIRS.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11355176
Consumer Location: MOSINEE, WI
VIN: JHMGE88439S****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT 10-6-18. THE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY CORRECTLY AND RESULTED IN MY BACK BEING BROKE AND TWO DIFFERENT PLACES.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11355178
Consumer Location: MOSINEE, WI
VIN: JHMGE88439S****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT 10-6-18. THE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY CORRECTLY AND RESULTED IN MY BACK BEING BROKE AND TWO DIFFERENT PLACES ALMOST SEVERING MY SPINAL CORD.

Components: WHEELS

August 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349971
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, CT
VIN: JHMGE882X9S****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST EXITED A HIGHWAY, STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT ON THE INTESECTION. WHEN I TRIED TO TURN RIGHT I HEARD A NOISE LIKE THE CAR HIT SOMETHING. BUT THERE WAS NOTHING FOR THE CAR TO HIT UPON TURNING ON RIGHT. THE CAR STARTED ROLLING BACK UNTIL I USED THE HANDBRAKE AND TURNED ENGINE OFF. WHEN I LOOKED UNDER THE CAR, THERE WAS NOTHING OBVIOUSLY ADRIFT. TOWING SERVICE CAME AND CONFIRMED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AXEL SHAFT IS BROKEN. THE CAR WAS TOWED TO THE SHOP WHERE THE TECHNICIAN REMOVED THE BROKEN AXEL SHAFT AND SHOWED IT TO ME - THE AXEL SHAFT RUSTED INSIDE THE RUBBER BOOT. ANYWAY, TWO COPS HELPED ME GET THE CAR OUT OF THE INTERSECTION AND INTO A DRIVEWAY, AND I CALLED A LOCAL SHOP THAT I DEAL WITH WHEN I CAN'T DO THE WORK MYSELF, AND HAD IT TOWED THERE. THEY CALLED ME LATER THAT DAY TO SAY THAT THE RIGHT HALF SHAFT HAD SNAPPED INSIDE THE DAMPER, AND THAT WAS THE REASON FOR NO GO AND NOTHING ADRIFT. THEY ASKED IF I WANTED TO REPLACE BOTH HALF SHAFTS, AND I SAID HELL YES, TAKING NO CHANCES ON A REPEAT. A WEEK LATER AND $700 BUCKS LIGHTER, I HAD THE CAR BACK. THE SHOP OWNER AND THE LEAD MECHANIC BOTH SAID THAT THEY HAD HEARD OF THIS ISSUE, BUT MY '07 FIT WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT THEY HAD SEEN. THEY ALSO OPINED THAT THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL ISSUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338791
Consumer Location: WESTERVILLE, OH
VIN: JHMGE87499C****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AXLE SHAFT (CV AXLE) ON MY MANUAL 2009 HONDA FIT SNAPPED OFF WHILE IN FIRST GEAR AND DRIVING AT REGULAR SPEED FOR THIS GEAR IN A PARKING LOT (UNDER 20MPH). . IT BROKE AT THE EDGE OF THE RUBBER DAMPER ON THE SHAFT. THE DRIVERS SIDE AXLE IS RUSTED AS WELL BUT HAS NO DAMPER AND DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE STRESS LINES/FAULTS AT THIS TIME. THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL PART ON THE CAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. CAR HAS 135000 MILES ON IT.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11337146
Consumer Location: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
VIN: JHMGE87219S****

Summary of Complaint

CLEAR COAT ON ROOF PEELED OFF. FAULTY PAINT JOB THAT IS COMMON TO THIS MODEL YEAR. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331895
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSVILLE, NY
VIN: JHMGE87439S****

Summary of Complaint

THE AXLE ON THE PASSENGER FRONT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE BROKE. THIS RESULTED IN MY CAR GETTING DISABLED IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION. THE CAR WAS TOWED TO THE SERVICE. THE SERVICE EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THERE IS A RUBBER DAMPER ON THE AXLE. SALT AND GRIME ACCUMULATING UNDER THE RUBBER DAMPER LED TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION AND BREAKING. THE RUBBER DAMPER SHOULD HAVE BEEN DESIGNED SO THAT IT DOES NOT ALLOW ACCUMULATION OF SALT AND GRIME. THE BREAKING OF A VEHICLE AXLE WHILE DRIVING IS A SERIOUS SITUATION, AND COULD HAVE RESULTED IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: STEERING

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327386
Consumer Location: HILLSBOROUGH, NC
VIN: JHMGE88469S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 20-30 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN IN EITHER DIRECTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING CEASED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED FIRST WHILE DRIVING DOWN WINDING ROADS AND HOWEVER, THE FAILURE WAS ALSO EXPERIENCED ON STRAIGHTAWAYS. THE POWER STEERING ASSIST WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE OPERATED AS INTENDED. A DEALER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11300763
Consumer Location: HALBUR, IA
VIN: JHMGE88639S****

Summary of Complaint

I TRIED TO UNLOCK MY CAR WITH THE REMOTE, IT DIDN'T UNLOCK. I COULD HEAR THAT IT WAS TRYING TO UNLOCK. I THEN TRIED THE KEY IN THE DOOR AND IT WOULD NOT TURN ALL THE WAY. I HAD TO CALL AAA TO HAVE THEM UNLOCK THE PASSENGER SIDE. THE DRIVERS DOOR WILL NOT UNLOCK. I HAVE TO ENTER THE PASSENGER SIDE AND CLIMB OVER. I ALSO, CANNOT LOCK THE CAR WHEN PARKED, BECAUSE IT WILL NOT UNLOCK.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288508
Consumer Location: SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
VIN: JHMGE87489S****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AXLE BROKE IN HALF. SITTING AT A LIGHT ABOUT TO TAKE OFF. CAR HAS TO BE TOWED AND IS NOT DRIVABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286318
Consumer Location: ELGIN, IL
VIN: JHMGE88609S****

Summary of Complaint

BROKEN LEFT AXEL WHILE DRIVING AFTER MAKING A SLOW LEFT TURN OFF A STREET

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11277736
Consumer Location: CULVER CITY, CA
VIN: JHMGE87469S****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL MIXING IN WITH THE ENGINE OIL . AFTER CHANGING THE OIL OR CHECKING THE DIP STICK THE ENGINE OIL SMELLS HEAVILY LIKE FUEL. FUEL IS SOMEHOW MIXING WITH THE ENGINES OIL . VEHICLE WAS PARKED WHEN I NOTICED THE FUEL SMELL INSIDE THE CABIN AND THEN PROCEEDED TO CHECK THE OIL.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243522
Consumer Location: WESTMINSTER, CA
VIN: JHMGE88439S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA FIT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE STEERING LOST POWER AND THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE BATTERY AND THE VEHICLE RESTARTED. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHILE THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A TURN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING LOST POWER, THE VEHICLE SHUT DOWN, AND THE POWER STEERING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT CALLED AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO RECOMMENDED THAT THE VEHICLE BE TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 137,000.

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