2011 HONDA FIT VIN: JHMGE8H36BC026759

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JHMGE8H36BC026759 Decoding Honda Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD

Model

Fit

Model Year

2011

Plant City

SAYAMA

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant State

SAITAMA

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

Rear Side Curtain Air bag (Rr R/L outer positions). Rear Seat Belt (Rr center position)

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

2011 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

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:
12.4%

2011 HONDA FIT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
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 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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JHMGE8H36BC026759

Components: AIR BAGS

March 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203406
Consumer Location: TYRONE, PA
VIN: JHMGE8H36BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2011 HONDA FIT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 7 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH. NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. POLICE REPORT NUMBER: PA-19-285971 WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO A POLICE IMPOUND FACILITY. THE FRONT PASSENGER WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL AND SUSTAINED FIVE BROKEN RIBS, A BROKEN BACK, AND LACERATIONS TO THE HEAD. THE OCCUPANT REMAINED IN THE HOSPITAL FOR EIGHT DAYS. THE SECOND ROW PASSENGER AND A CHILD WERE ALSO TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES TO THE FACE AND HEAD. THEY REMAINED IN THE HOSPITAL FOR ONE MONTH. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 51,000.

Components: EQUIPMENT

May 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417554
Consumer Location: OAK RIDGE, NJ
VIN: jhmge8h55bc****

Summary of Complaint

2011 Honda Fit. Consumer writes seeking reimbursement for vehicle repairs made related to NHTSA Safety Recall 20V-770.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416185
Consumer Location: LEMONT, IL
VIN: JHMGE8H57BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNDISCLOSED SPEED, THE DRIVE SHAFT FRACTURED AND THE VEHICLE LOSS DRIVE POWER. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE HONDA SUPERSTORE OF JOLIET (3225 PLAINFIELD RD, JOLIET, IL 60431) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE DRIVE SHAFT WAS BROKEN AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, A YEAR LATER THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BACK TO THE HONDA SUPERSTORE OF JOLIET (3225 PLAINFIELD RD, JOLIET, IL 60431) AND THE DRIVE SHAFT WAS REPLACED. THE CONTACT RELATED THE FAILURE TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V770000 (POWER TRAIN). THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS STILL AWAITING A CALLBACK FROM THE MANUFACTURER FOR GUIDANCE ON HOW TO PROCEED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 97,758.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378046
Consumer Location: BRANDON, MS
VIN: JHMGE8H52BS****

Summary of Complaint

I DON'T KNOW IF MY CAR STALLING AT A RED LIGHT MIGHT CAUSE A WRECK IF IN MOTION. SITTING AT A RED LIGHT AND MY CAR JUST STALLS FOR A SECOND THEN RIGHT BACK ON. RADIO AND LIGHTS GO OUT FOR JUST A SECOND. THIS HAS HAPPENED TWICE WHILE SITTING AT A RED LIGHT. HOPE IT DOESN'T CAUSE A WRECK WHILE IN MOTION.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365880
Consumer Location: MORGANTOWN, WV
VIN: JHMGE8H55BC****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SIDE AXLE BROKE RESULTING IN COMPLETE LOSS OF PROPULSION. PASSENGER SIDE AXLE SHOWING SIMILAR SYMPTOMS. BOTH AXLES HAD TO BE REPLACED TO RESUME SAFE AND NORMAL FUNCTION. ABSOLUTELY NO WARNING, HAD REGULAR MAINTENANCE DONE AND JUST DRIVEN CAR CROSS-COUNTRY (WV->WA) 2 WEEKS PRIOR WITHOUT INCIDENT. CAR IS 2011 HONDA FIT WITH ~70K MILES ON IT, REGULARLY MAINTAINED AT DEALER AND UP UNTIL THE INCIDENT I WAS COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE VEHICLE. I HAVE INCLUDED THE CARD FROM THE SPD WITH THE INCIDENT NUMBER, THE RECEIPT FROM HONDA OF SEATTLE FOR THE WORK, THE RECEIPT FOR MY PAYMENT, AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE OLD AXLES SHOWING THE BREAK. I HAVE RETAINED THEM IN CASE THEY WOULD BE RELEVANT FOR INVESTIGATIVE PURPOSES AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO TURN THEM OVER. INCIDENT OCCURRED EASTBOUND AT 1ST AVE S AND YESLER IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE WHILE RESUMING FORWARD MOTION FROM SITTING AT A STOP LIGHT. I FOUND AN EXPERIENCE FROM ANOTHER FIT OWNER ALMOST IDENTICAL TO MINE: HTTPS://WWW.FITFREAK.NET/FORUMS/1ST-GENERATION-GD-01-08/98605-AXLE-PROBLEMS.HTML#POST1406103 I AM EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS AS A I HAVE ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER IN MICHIGAN WITH A HONDA FIT OF SIMILAR VINTAGE AND I HAVE ADVISED THEM TO HAVE THEIR AXLES INSPECTED. I AM SHAKEN TO THINK OF THE AXLE BREAKING WHILE DRIVING IN THE MOUNTAINS, OR TRYING TO MERGE ONTO A BUSY HIGHWAY. I CONSIDER MYSELF EXTREMELY FORTUNATE, IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH, MUCH WORSE. NOT ONLY COULD THIS HAVE BEEN A MAJOR SAFETY EVENT BUT THE REPAIR SUGGESTED BY HONDA WAS ~3K WHICH IS PROBABLY OUTSIDE OF THE BUDGET FOR MOST HONDA FIT OWNERS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363934
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: JHMGE8G56BS****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER PARKED 2011 HONDA FIT IN DRIVEWAY. IGNITION OFF CAR IN 1ST GEAR. AFTER ~ 4 MIN. CAR BEGAN SLOWLY ROLLING BACKWARD DOWN DRIVEWAY, ROLLING OVER CURB AND STOPPED UPON IMPACT W. TREE. IMPACT CAUSED DAMAGE TO LEFT REAR BUMPER, CRUSHED LEFT REAR BRAKE LIGHT AND WHEEL WELL. LEFT SIDE PANELS PUSHED FORWARD, SHIFTING LEFT SIDE FRAME OF CAR TOWARD FRONT OF CAR. INSPECTING CAR AT SITE OF IMPACT, DRIVER VERIFIED IGNITION REMAINED OFF AND GEAR SHIFT REMAINED IN 1ST GEAR POSITION. CAR WAS NOT DRIVEABLE, REQUIRING CAR TO BE TOWED FROM SITE. THANKFULLY NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN WERE NOT PLAYING IN PATH OF CAR AND CAR DID NOT ENTER MAJOR INTERSECTION WHERE IT WOULD LIKELY HAVE CAUSED A SERIOUS IF NOT FATAL ACCIDENT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349321
Consumer Location: BUTLER, PA
VIN: JHMGE8H34BC****

Summary of Complaint

BROKEN OR FRACTURED PASSENGER CV AXEL.

Components: ENGINE

June 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338576
Consumer Location: WENTZVILLE, MO
VIN: JHMGE8G35BS****

Summary of Complaint

SPARK PLUG BLOWOUT, THREADS RIPPED ON CYLINDER 3. CAR LOST POWER AND EJECTED SPARK PLUG ON HIGHWAY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323052
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JHMGE8H57BS****

Summary of Complaint

ONE YEAR AGO AN AXLE BROKE ON MY 2011 HONDA FIT. I HAD IT REPLACED. TODAY THE OTHER AXLE BROKE. I LOOKED ONLINE AND IT APPEARS THIS IS NOT AN UNCOMMON PROBLEM. IN BOTH CASES, IT HAPPENED WHEN I MADE A FAIRLY HARD U-TURN AND SHIFTED INTO REVERSE TO COMPLETE A THREE POINT TURN. I'M ASSUMING THE EXTRA FORCE ON THE SHAFT HAD TO DO WITH HAVING THE WHEELS TURNED HARD AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO REVERSE THEM, PERHAPS WHILE THEY WERE STILL MOVING. REGARDLESS, THIS SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING THAT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN SO EASILY ON A CAR THAT'S NOT THAT OLD.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318677
Consumer Location: PLANTSVILLE, CT
VIN: JHMGE8H56BC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN MY WIFE BACKED OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY ONTO THE STREET AND SHIFTED FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE, SHE HEARD A LOUD POP AND THEN SCRAPING NOISES. THE CAR THEN COULDN'T MOVE AND WE HAD TO SHIFT TO NEUTRAL AND PUSH THE CAR BACK INTO THE DRIVEWAY TO BE TOWED TO OUR MECHANIC. HE LATER TOLD US THAT THE LEFT FRONT AXLE BROKE AND THE RIGHT FRONT AXLE WOULD PROBABLY GO IN TWO MONTHS. IT TURNED OUT TO BE SEVERAL WEEKS. THE SAME THING HAPPENED WHEN I BACKED OUT OF A PARKING SPACE IN A PARKING LOT. WHEN I SHIFTED TO DRIVE, THE SAME POP AND THE CAR WOULDN'T MOVE. THE CAR WAS TOWED AGAIN, THIS TIME THE RIGHT FRONT AXLE BROKE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299556
Consumer Location: CHESHIRE, CT
VIN: JHMGE8H58BC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT IN TOWN (LUCKILY - AND NOT ON A TURNPIKE OR HIGHWAY) MY CAR SUDDENLY CAME TO A JARRING HALT WHEN I ACCELERATED WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN. TWO STRANGERS HELPED ME PUSH THE CAR ACROSS TRAFFIC TO A PARKING LOT AND I HAD TO CALL AAA FOR A TOW TO A LOCAL AUTO REPAIR. THE AXLE HAD SNAPPED BECAUSE OF THE RUBBER VIBRATION DIMINISHER WHICH TRAPS WATER AND DEBRIS THEN THIS ACCUMULATION RUSTS THE AXLE AND COMPROMISES ITS INTEGRITY. VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE I HAD JUST COME OFF OF A 4 LANE HIGHWAY AND COULD HAVE CAUSED A PILEUP IF I HAD SUDDENLY STOPPED ON THAT HIGHWAY. I CHECKED THE INTERNET AND DISCOVERED THAT THIS SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM WITH LOTS OF HONDA FIT MODELS.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11282984
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: JHMGE8H51BS****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHTS KEEP TURNING ON AND OFF, BEEN REPLACED TWICE AND STILL DOING THE SAME THING. MATURE SECURITY ISSUE. ALSO, HAD MY CAR IN THE REPAIR SHOP 3 TIMES BECAUSE OF FOLLOWING REAONS: WHEN ACCELERATING FROM 0-35 MPH IT MAKES A GRINDING NOISE. HAD IT HOOKED UP TO A DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE 3 TIMES AND THE NOISE WAS NOTICED, BUT NEVER RESOLVED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11257940
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JHMGE8H55BC****

Summary of Complaint

STOPPED AT INTERSECTION. STARTED TO PROCEED BY TAKING FOOT OFF BRAKE & PRESSING ON GAS & THERE WAS A LOUD THUD & NO FORWARD MOTION. PLACED IN PARK, THEN BACK IN DRIVE. IN DRIVE ENGINE REVS, AND THERE IS A HIGH PITCHED NOISE, BUT NO FORWARD MOTION. HAD TO CALL TOW TRUCK. MECHANIC REPLACED THE DRIVER SIDE AXEL SHAFT ASSEMBLY, AS AXEL WAS BROKEN. MECHANIC STATED THAT RUST HAD FORMED UNDER A PLASTIC FITTING MIDWAY ON THE SHAFT, AND THIS WAS THE SECOND ONE HE REPLACED THAT WEEK.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11255377
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JHMGE8G39BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SHUT OFF, THE STEERING LOST POWER, AND THE HEADLIGHTS SHUT OFF. THE SYSTEM RESTARTED A FEW MINUTES LATER. THE FAILURE RECURRED MORE OFTEN WHEN THE HEATER OR AIR CONDITIONER WERE ACTIVATED. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT CALLED DCH HONDA OF NANUET AT 845- 367-4380 (LOCATED AT 10 NY-304, NANUET, NY 10954) AND WAS INFORMED TO BRING THE VEHICLE IN FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. A CASE NUMBER WAS PROVIDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241333
Consumer Location: DES PLAINES, IL
VIN: JHMGE8H56BC****

Summary of Complaint

HONDA FIT 2011 ON 7/18/19 I WAS DRIVING WEST ON GOLF ROAD IN NILES, IL. AS I MADE A LEFT TURN AT THE LIGHT, THE FIT MADE A NOISE WHICH SOUNDED LIKE I HAD DRIVEN OVER A METAL BARREL. THE CAR LOST POWER AND DRIFTED INTO A STRIP MALL PARKING LOT. SOMEONE HELPED ME PUSH IT OUT OF THE WAY OF INCOMING TRAFFIC. AFTER HAVING IT TOWED, MY MECHANIC DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER-SIDE DRIVESHAFT HAD CORRODED, ESPECIALLY UNDER THE RUBBER DAMPER, AND HAD COMPLETELY BROKEN THROUGH. ALSO, THE PASSENGER-SIDE DRIVESHAFT HAD CORRODED IN THE SAME PLACE, AND WAS BEGINNING TO WEAR THROUGH. (I SENT TWO PHOTOS OF THE TWO DRIVESHAFTS TO NHTSA.WEBMASTER @DOT.GOV TODAY.) I AM A 75 YEAR OLD CAREFUL DRIVER, NO ACCIDENTS, NO MOVING VIOLATIONS ON MY RECORD. THE CAR HAD JUST 44,615 MILES ON IT AND HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED REGULARLY SINCE I BOUGHT IT. I SPOKE TO THE SERVICE DIRECTOR AT MY HONDA DEALERSHIP, WHO SAID "IN MY OPINION, THE AXLE SHOULD NEVER BREAK." IF THIS DEFECT IS APPEARING IN OTHER HONDA FITS, THE CAR SHOULD BE RECALLED. COST TO ME: $396.78 FOR TWO NEW DRIVESHAFTS, AND $295 FOR LABOR.. AND, BY THE WAY, I COULD HAVE BEEN HIT BY ONCOMING TRAFFIC, AND I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11235279
Consumer Location: MILLIS, MA
VIN: JHMGE8H57BC****

Summary of Complaint

STOPPED AT INTERSECTION. LIFTED FOOT OFF BRAKE, STARTED TO GO AND CAR STOPPED. IT MADE A CLANK. THE ENGINE CLICKING BUT NOT ENGAGING IN DRIVE. A BYSTANDER PUSHED MY CAR (IN NEUTRAL) OFF THE ROAD. HAD CAR TOWED AND FIXED WHERE I LEARNED IT WAS FRONT LEFT AXLE

Components: ENGINE

April 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11219697
Consumer Location: NORTH LIBERTY, IA
VIN: JHMGE8H5XBC****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE

Components: STEERING

April 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205736
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL
VIN: JHMGE8H35BS****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING (EPS) CUTS OUT AND BACK IN AT UNPREDICTABLE TIMES CAUSING STEERING TO BECOME STIFF AND UNSAFE. THE EPS INDICATOR COMES MOMENTARILY WHEN ASSISTED STEERING IS NOT AVAILABLE AND TURNS OFF WHEN POWER STEERING IS RESTORED. IT HAPPENS PERIODICALLY UNDER ALL DIFFERENT DRIVING CONDITIONS. THIS LOOSING AND REGAINING ASSISTED POWER STEERING HAPPENS WITH IN SECONDS. IF CORNERING WHEN THIS OCCURS, THE LOSS OF POWERING STEERING CAUSES SEVERE UNDERSTEERING FOLLOWED BY SEVERE OVERSTEERING WHEN POWER STEERING IS RETURNED (ALL WITHIN THE SAME CORNERING MANEUVER). FIRST NOTICED JUST PRIOR TO GETTING THE TAKATA RECALL PERFORMED; HONDA DEALER STATED THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE STEERING BECAUSE THEY "COULD NOT FIND ANY CODES". DID NOT NOTICE THIS PROBLEM TOO MUCH AGAIN TILL RECENTLY WHEN IT STARTED OCCURRING SO FREQUENTLY THE CAR IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE OWNER'S MANUAL STATES THERE IS ONLY A PROBLEM WITH EPS IF THE WARNING LIGHT STAYS ON. HONDA DEALERS ARE 'UNAWARE OF ANY ISSUES' ALTHOUGH HONDA HAS HAD EPS ISSUES WITH THE FIT AS DOCUMENTED IN NHTSA COMPLAINTS AS WELL AS HONDA SERVICE BULLETIN 14-058 (DEALING WITH EARLIER MODEL FITS). WHEN I RECENTLY CONTACTED HONDA AND ASKED ABOUT THE PROBLEM THEY STATED THEY HAVE NO INFO ON DEFECTS AND BASICALLY IT SUCKS TO BE ME. BECAUSE THERE ARE SUPPOSEDLY NO STORED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) WITH THIS KNOWN ISSUE IT CANNOT BE RULED OUT AS A CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS. IT SEEMS ANY AND ALL HONDA FIT ACCIDENTS (ESPECIALLY INVOLVING FATALITIES OR SEVER INJURIES) IT WOULD BE CIRCUMSPECT TO CONSIDER THE UNPREDICTABLE LOSS OF POWER STEERING, WHICH CAUSES OVER AND UNDER CORRECTION IN CORNERING.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11156774
Consumer Location: DELRAY BEACH, FL
VIN: JHMGE8H53DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR STARTED MAKING HUMMING NOISE, IT GOT LOUDER THE FASTER IT WENT, TOOK IT TO GARDEN STATE HONDA IN PASSAIC NU AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE WHEEL BEARINGS ON BOTH SIDES, WHEN I ASKED IF IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY THEY TOLD ME NO AND IT WILL COST $800 AND IT WOULD TAKE A WEEK BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE TOO ORDER THE PARTS. I WAS MOVING TO FLORIDA AND WHEN I GOT THERE I CALLED DELRAY BEACH HONDA AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE BEARINGS ARE COVERED UNDER THE DRIVE TRAIN WARRANTY, SO I TOOK THE CAR IN AND THEY REPLACED THE BEARINGS AND ALSO REPLACED A BAD DRIVER SIDE AXLE. THE BEARINGS AND AXLE REPLACEMENT AT 35,00 MILES IN MY OPINION IS UNACCEPTABLE CONSIDERING I DRIVE FOLLOW THE MAINTENANCE STRICTLY AND I AM VERY EASY ON THE CAR.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113154
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: JHMGE8G53BC****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING FAILED MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE DRIVING, AND THE RADIO CUT OUT MANY TIMES AS WELL. WHEN THE POWER STEERING FAILED I VEERED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL UNTIL IT RESTORED. FORTUNATELY I WAS GOING LESS THAN 30MPH, AND AVOIDED AN ACCIDENT. UPON RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM I SEE THAT MANY OTHERS HAVE HAD THE EXACT SAME ISSUE. I AM TOO AFRAID TO DRIVE THE CAR AS I LIVE IN A BUSY DOWNTOWN AREA. THIS HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING IN THE CITY WHILE TRAVELING STRAIGHT AS WELL AS TURNING.

Components: STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11100561
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H36BS****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON FREEWAY, A CAR WAS STOPPED AHEAD, HIT BRAKES, AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEM DID NOT ENGAGE, HIT REAR OF CAR AHEAD DIRECTLY WITHOUT MUCH SLOWDOWN COMPARED TO EXPECTATION, POSSIBLY SKIDDING STRAIGHT, FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE 2-3 SECONDS (LONG ENOUGH TO BE PUZZLED) OR FOREVER. HAVE NOT HAD AUTOMATIC BRAKING KICK IN A LOT OF TIMES IN PAST, NEVER HAD AN ACCIDENT LIKE THIS. NO FLUID LEAKAGES SEEN ON GROUND BEFORE OR AFTER ACCIDENT. CAR WAS DRIVABLE BUT TOTALED, NO INJURY REPORTED. TIRES 1 YEAR OLD. HAD JUST GOTTEN ON FREEWAY, WHICH HAD TURNED TO STRAIGHTAWAY, SO MIGHT HAVE BEEN GOING AROUND 50 WHEN BRAKING STARTED, MAYBE 15-20 ON IMPACT. PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WENT OFF.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11071805
Consumer Location: PUYALLUP, WA
VIN: JHMGE8G58BS****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING CUTS OUT INTERMITTENTLY FOR SECONDS AT A TIME BEFORE COMING BACK ON WHILE DRIVING. NO SPECIFIC MIX OF SPEED OR TEMP SEEMS TO CAUSE IT, IT IS RANDOM. THE RADIO CUTS OUT EACH TIME AS WELL. I'M TOLD THIS IS A FAULTY EPS UNIT OR SENSOR AND IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH HONDA FITS. WHEN DRIVING STRAIGHT IT HAS NOT BEEN AN ISSUE BUT I'VE HEARD STORIES OF PEOPLES STEERING WHEELS LOCKING IN A TURNED POSITION AND THIS COULD OBVIOUSLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11035358
Consumer Location: VENICE, FL
VIN: JHMGE8H34BC****

Summary of Complaint

THE BACK SEAT BELTS DO NOT LATCH FROM TIME TO TIME. MORE FREQUENTLY LATELY. I TOOK MY CAR TO HONDA TO HAVE IT CHECKED AND THEY SAID THAT THEY COULDN'T REPLICATE THE MALFUNCTION. BUT WHEN I INSPECTED THE BACK SEAT THE SEAT BELT WAS TUCKED UNDER THE SEAT AND DID NOT LOOK CHECKED. I HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND ONE OF THEM REQUIRES A CAR SEAT. IT CONTINUES TO MALFUNCTION AND THE CHILDREN CANNOT LATCH THE SEAT BELT TO BUCKLE THEMSELVES IN. I AM UNABLE TO TRANSPORT MY FAMILY IN MY CAR SAFETY AND CANNOT DRIVE IT.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10992281
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H56BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 75 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF A SECOND VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED AND METAL DEBRIS FLEW OUT. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED BACK AND SHOULDER INJURIES AND A LACERATED LEFT HAND. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS RECEIVED. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. UPDATE NAME PER HONDA INFO. PCO

Components: AIR BAGS

March 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10970763
Consumer Location: RUSKIN, FL
VIN: JHMGE8H53BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V061000 (AIR BAGS) AND 16V346000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIRS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE ON BACK ORDER. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10970479
Consumer Location: SUNLAND, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H56BS****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL FIRST RECALL 2/2016 SECOND RECALL 5/2016 STILL NOT FIXED

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10970334
Consumer Location: BREA, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H53BS****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE VEHICLE, THE POWER LOCKS FAILED TO DISENGAGE AND THE MANUAL LOCKS FAILED. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE WAS CALLED AND UNLOCKED ALL THE DOORS EXCEPT THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR. THE FAILURE WORSENED TO THE POINT WHERE NONE OF THE DOORS COULD BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ACTUATOR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10968759
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: JHMGE8G31BS****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL- TOOK 2 YEARS TO GET A SOLUTION LETTER, ALL WHILE I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED DRIVING MY CAR. NO ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED. UNABLE TO HAVE PASSENGERS IN FRONT SEAT. NO REFUNDS OFFERED OR PARTIAL REFUNDS. NO COMPENSATION. I WILL NO LONGER PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM A COMPANY THAT USES TAKATA AS A VENDOR.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10968758
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JHMGE8G31BS****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V061000 (AIR BAGS) AND 16V346000 (AIR BAGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

March 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10965883
Consumer Location: FREMONT, CA
VIN: JHMGE8G31BS****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE MISFIRING IN CYLINDER #2 WHILE IN MOTION AND STATIONARY ON AT LEAST CITY STREETS. EXCESS FUEL IN CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAUSES ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER OUTPUT. CAR BECOMES EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO ACCELERATE, POTENTIALLY CAUSING ACCIDENTS WHEN CROSSING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS. UPON ENGINE INSPECTION THE #2 SPARK PLUG UNTHREADED ITSELF AT LEAST THREE TURNS BEFORE DESTROYING REMAINING 9 THREADS AND DISLODGING FROM THE HEAD CATCHING INTO THE COIL PACK. CAR HAS APPROXIMATELY 60K MILES, SPARK PLUGS NEVER TOUCHED OUTSIDE OF HONDA FACTORY, AND SERVICE INTERVAL CALLS FOR SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT IN THE 100K REGION.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10965911
Consumer Location: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
VIN: JHMGE8H3XBS****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - IT HAS BEEN OVER SIX MONTHS SINCE I WAS PUT ON THE LIST FOR THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG RECALL. I CONTACTED HONDA RIGHT AWAY AS I HAD JUST HAD THE DRIVER SIDE ONE REPLACED THAT TOOK ALMOST 3 MONTHS. WE ONLY HAVE 1 VEHICLE IN OUR FAMILY AND MY FIT IS NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR MY FAMILY. I SPOKE WITH HONDA ABOUT GETTING A RENTAL AS WE CANNOT USE THE FRONT SEAT SAFELY AND WAS DENIED A RENTAL AND WHEN I ASKED FOR AN APPEAL I WAS JUST PUT ON HOLD AND TOLD NO. I FEEL THAT HONDA HAS HANDLE THIS PART OF THE RECALL POORLY AND IN MY CASE SEVERELY AFFECTED WHAT MY FAMILY AND I CAN DO. THEY CLAIM I HAVE 5 SEATS WHICH WOULD BE GREAT IF THE BACK SEAT HELD 2 REGULAR SIZED ADULTS LET ALONE 2 TEENAGERS AND AN ADULT.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10956639
Consumer Location: CONROE, TX
VIN: JHMGE8H32BC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. 1 YEAR AGO I WAS INFORMED OF RECALL. LISTING STILL SAYS "NO KNOWN REMEDY". IS IT SAFE TO USE PASSENGER SEAT? IF NOT, I NEED ANOTHER CAR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10956419
Consumer Location: MONUMENT, CO
VIN: JHMGE8G54BC****

Summary of Complaint

THE WIRING IN HONDA'S IS SOY BASED WHICH IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE TO RABBITS, MICE AND OTHER RODENTS. MICE ATE MY WIRING OVERNIGHT - CAR REFUSED TO START AND HAD TO BE TOWED TO THE MECHANIC AND REPAIRED. I'M UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE'S A LAWSUIT ABOUT THIS BUT I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING. BASICALLY, THIS MEANS THE WIRING IS DEFECTIVE IN HONDA'S ATTEMPT TO GO GREEN. I'M A REALTOR AND NEED A DEPENDABLE CAR. I ALSO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY WHERE MICE ARE JUST A WAY OF LIFE, I WILL NOT KNOW WHETHER MY CAR WILL START OR NOT, OR IF SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN WHILE I'M DRIVING ALL DUE TO THIS ISSUE.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10949629
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, TX
VIN: JHMGE8H38BS****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TRYING TO PARK THE HONDA TRYING TO ALIGIN THE CAR WITH THE CURB THE WHEEL LOCK UP ON ME TWO DIFFERENT TIME DOING THIS ALSO WHEN I WAS MAKING A SHARP TURN TO BACK UP AND TURN AROUND IT LOCK UP ON ME THE COMPUTER RADIO OF CAR ALSO WENT OUT SAID AN ERROR HAD OCCUR.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10947442
Consumer Location: TINLEY PARK, IL
VIN: JHMGE8H51BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V061000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10946722
Consumer Location: HUEYTOWN, AL
VIN: JHMGE8H35BC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL; THEY NOTIFIED ME LAST MAY, THAT MY AUTO MIGHT BE COVERED BY THE RECALL. THUS FAR, THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING. I FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD AT LEAST DISCONNECT THE AIR BAG FOR MY FAMILIES SAFETY, RATHER THAN US DRIVING A TIME BOMB. IF THEY CANNOT REPAIR THIS DEFECT, THEY SHOULD MAKE SOME FORM OF CORRECTION; EITHER PURCHASE THE AUTO , SUPPLY SOMETHING SAFE TO DRIVE. I HATE TO THINK THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR TRANSPORTATION SAFETY, WOULD JUST CONTINUE TO LET AMERICAN CITIZENS BE INJURED, DISABLED, OR KILLED; WHEN WE PURCHASED AND PAID FOR IN GOOF FAITH TO BE A RELIABLE SAFE PRODUCT. I FEAR FOR MY FAMILY TO USE THE AUTO, BUT I CANNOT AFFORD TO JUST PARK IT, AND PURCHASE ANOTHER, TILL SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING. MIGHT I ALSO MENTION, THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE ISSUE, AND THE VALUE OF THE AUTO IS MINIMAL NOW. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10945107
Consumer Location: PARKVILLE, MO
VIN: JHMGE8H59BC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I GOT THE RECALL EMAIL FROM HONDA IN MARCH OF 2016 SAYING THAT REPLACEMENT PARTS WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE SUMMER OF 2016. IT STATED THAT HONDA WOULD CONTACT ME WHEN PARTS FOR MY FIT WERE AVAILABLE. CONSIDERING THAT THE AIR BAGS DEPLOY AND SPRAY SHRAPNEL INTO PEOPLE'S FACES AND EYES, IT WOULD SEEM URGENT TO GET THESE REPLACEMENT AIRBAGS TO HONDA'S CUSTOMERS. TO DATE, I HAVE HEARD NOTHING FURTHER FROM HONDA. I CAN'T SELL THIS CAR BECAUSE IT IS A "RECALL" CAR AND SHOULD NOT DRIVE IT FOR YEARS AND YEARS WITH THE DEFECT/MAIMING AIRBAGS. WHY IT MY SAFETY NOT MORE IMPORTANT TO HONDA? WHY ISN'T THE GOVERNMENT FORCING THEM TO MAKE TIMELY REPAIRS?

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10945115
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: JHMGE8H5XBC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V061000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: ENGINE

January 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10944004
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, OH
VIN: JHMGE8H33BC****

Summary of Complaint

UPON REALIZING DECLINING FUEL ECONOMY AND AN ENGINE MISFIRE WARNING I REPLACED MY PLUGS NOTING THAT CYLINDER 2 PLUG REQUIRED ALMOST NO REMOVAL TORQUE AND WAS VERY FOULED (PICTURES AVAILABLE). LESS THAN A 4 MONTHS LATER, ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, DIAGNOSED WITHIN MINUTES AS MISFIRE, BEFORE I COULD RETURN HOME, ENGINE EJECTED PLUG AND STARTED A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. I WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITH SNOW (AND 2 CANS OF DIET SODA) BEFORE THE CAR WAS CONSUMED BUT I SUFFERED BURNS ON THE HANDS FROM DRIPPING MELTED PLASTIC.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10937921
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
VIN: JHMGE8H5XBC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL DEAR SIR/MADAM, I SEND THIS MESSAGE BECAUSE I HAVE NO FURTHER INSTRUCTION ABOUT RECALL OF MY FIT SPORT 2011, WHOSE HAS TAKATA AIRBAG PROBLEM. INITIAL INSTRUCTION SHOWS REPLACEMENT PART WILL ARRIVE AROUND FALL 2016, BUT WE HAVE NO POSTAL/ELECTRIC NOTIFICATION ABOUT FURTHER ACTIONS. I CONTACTED THE NEAREST HONDA DEALER BUT THERE IS NO INFORMATION NEITHER (EVEN NO REPLY TO MY EMAIL). I HOPE SOMEONE COULD LET ME KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WHAT I CAN DO FOR THIS ISSUE. THANK YOU. BEST REGARDS, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

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