2013 HONDA FIT VIN: JHMGE8H56DC052623

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Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD

Model

Fit

Model Year

2013

Plant City

SAYAMA

Series

Sport

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)

Curb Weight (pounds)

3252

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

5

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

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, 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

2013 HONDA FIT Crash Test Score

4

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%

2013 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) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JHMGE8H56DC052623

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

February 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185435
Consumer Location: AUGUSTA, GA
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

I BUMPED INTO A RAISED MEDIAN AND THE AIRBAG CAME OUT AND THE WHEELS GOT STUCK IN THE MEDIAN. ON WHEELER ROAD. AT 10 TO 20 MPH. I HAVE AN AIRBAG RECALL BUT I HAVE TRIED CONTACTING YOU BY PHONE AND MAIL BUT IT WOULDN'T ACCEPT MY PHONE #. I GOT HUGE BRUISES AND SMOKE INHALATION FROM THE AIRBAG GOING OFF. IT SHOULDN'T HAVE. THE RADIO AND SEATBELT DOESN'T WORK EITHER GUESS IT AFFECTED THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10929210
Consumer Location: ATHENS, GA
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

2013 HONDA FIT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO FAULTY AIRBAG RECALL ISSUES, DEALERSHIP REFUSAL TO CANCEL LEASE AGREEMENT AND REFUSES RENTAL VEHICLE ASSISTANCE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE PARTS HAD NOT COME IN FOR THE RECALL REPAIR OF THE AIR BAGS. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED A RENTAL VEHICLE. THE CONSUMER WAS NOT IN POSSESSION OF THE VEHICLE FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS OF THE LEASE; THEREFORE, SHE FEELS SHE SHOULD BE CREDITED FOR THOSE 3 MONTHS. UPDATED 05/03/2017*JS

Components: AIR BAGS

October 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10911100
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS WE'VE SCHEDULED TO HAVE THE PARTS REPLACED. BOTH TIMES HONDA CALLED US TO CANCEL STATING THE PARTS WERE NOT IN YET. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE WE RECEIVED THE NOTICE BACK IN MARCH.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10911250
Consumer Location: NUTLEY, NJ
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 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 NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 26, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910310
Consumer Location: ATHENS, GA
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

DEAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, THE ACCOUNT HOLDERS BELIEVE THAT AMERICAN HONDA HAS FAILED AND IS UNABLE TO REMEDY A DEFECT IN OUR 2013 HONDA FIT WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME - WITHIN 60 DAYS FROM THE DATE WE FIRST CONTACTED THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. THE ACCOUNT HOLDERS HAVE MADE SEVERAL GOOD FAITH ATTEMPTS IN PERSON AND VIA TELEPHONE ON FEBRUARY, 26TH 2016 (FIRST ATTEMPT DOCUMENT ATTACHED); MARCH 10TH, 2016, MAY 20TH, 2016, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2016, AND SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2016 TO HAVE THE DRIVER SIDE AIRBAGS REPAIRED FOR OUR 2013 HONDA FIT LEASE. CURRENTLY, HONDA HAS FAILED TO REPAIR THE AIRBAGS. PLEASE, SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS. WE FEEL THAT OUR SAFETY HAS BEEN NEGLECTED BY HONDA AND WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN REMEDYING THIS ISSUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

July 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10884839
Consumer Location: SAINT PAUL, MN
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED AIRBAG RECALL NOTICE MARCH 2016. CALL RICHFIELD HONDA FOR REPAIR, WAS TOLD NO PARTS WERE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE JUNE 2016. CALL INVER GROVE HONDA TODAY 07/14/2016 AND WAS TOLD THERE ARE STILL NO PARTS UNTIL LATE SUMMER.

Components: POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS

March 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10683265
Consumer Location: CARTHAGE, NC
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS ATTEMPTING TO MERGE, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT SUSTAINED PERMANENT NECK AND SHOULDER INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT WINDSHIELD, UNDERCARRIAGE, AND HATCHBACK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. TWO MONTHS LATER, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MERGE INTO A TRAFFIC CIRCLE, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED NECK AND SHOULDER INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE HATCHBACK AND BUMPER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT AFTER THE FIRST CRASH, THE VEHICLE JERKED AND LOST POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER AND THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TECHNICIAN REFUSED TO DIAGNOSE OR DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 18,000.

Components: TIRES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 07, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10567003
Consumer Location: WARWICK, RI
VIN: JHMGE8H56DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM AND THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM FAILED. THE TIRES WERE LOSING PRESSURE WITHOUT WARNING AND THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM FAILED TO ENGAGE WHEN THE CONTACT WAS ATTEMPTING TO PASS A VEHICLE. THE DEALER DID NOT INSPECT THE VEHICLE NOR PERFORM A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 800 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 5,200. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

September 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11407683
Consumer Location: BABYLON, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2013 HONDA FIT. CONSUMER WRITES REGARDING A DEFECTIVE PAINT JOB. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE HAD NOT TOP COAT THEREFORE, WILL BEGIN TO RUST. *JS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405261
Consumer Location: OLD LYME, CT
VIN: JHMGE8G32DC****

Summary of Complaint

HONDA SENT ME A NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING RECALL 20V-770. IT HAS BEEN TWO MONTHS AND THERE IS NO RESOLUTION TO THE ISSUE. THE DRIVE SHAFTS ON MY CAR COULD FAIL. I CALLED HONDA AND THEY BASICALLY SAID THERE'S NOTHING THEY CAN DO AT THIS TIME, THAT I COULD TAKE IT TO A DEALER TO HAVE IT LOOKED AT, BUT IF SOMETHING WAS WRONG THEY COULDN'T FIX MY CAR. WHEN I ASKED ABOUT A RENTAL CAR IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEY SAID THAT THAT WASN'T IN THEIR POWER TO DO AT THIS TIME. I KNOW THAT THEY CAN DO THAT BECAUSE I ALSO WENT THROUGH THE AIR BAG RECALL AND WAS WITHOUT MY CAR FOR MONTHS WHILE THOSE PARTS CAME IT. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, HONDA IS BEING NEGLIGENT BECAUSE THEY KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG, THAT IT IS DANGEROUS, YET ALL THE CARS ARE STILL ON THE ROAD. WHAT IF I CRASH BECAUSE OF THIS? WHAT IF I ACCIDENTALLY KILL SOMEONE OR DAMAGE SOMEONE'S PROPERTY?THIS IS GROSS NEGLIGENCE ON HONDA'S PART. I WANT A SOLUTION NOW.

Components: ENGINE

March 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403168
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON, MA
VIN: JHMGE8G39DC****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2019 THE #3 SPARK PLUG CAME OUT OF CYLINDER HEAD WHILE DRIVING ON A TWO LANE ROADWAY. I HAD THE CAR REPAIRED (SEE ATTACHED REPAIR RECEIPT). THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO THE SAME SPARK PLUG LAST WEEK (MARCH 7, 2021). AGAIN, THIS OCCURRED ON A TWO-LANE ROADWAY AT MODERATE SPEED. THE CAR RAN ROUGH FOR A WEEK OR SO BEFOREHAND, AND FUEL ECONOMY SUFFERED. ON MARCH 7TH, THE CAR LOST POWER AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. A FOUL SMELL FILLED THE CAR. I BECAME DIZZY AND NAUSEOUS FROM EXHAUST FUMES ENTERING THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395320
Consumer Location: OLD LYME, CT
VIN: JHMGE8G32DC****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL TODAY (2/8/21) THAT SAYS THERE IS A RECALL ON MY HONDA FIT FOR THE DRIVE SHAFT IN SALT-BELT STATES. THE MANUFACTURER DOES NOT HAVE THE PARTS TO FIX THE PROBLEM YET - BUT SAID IN THE RECALL THAT THEY WOULD UPDATE THE RECALL BY 1/15/21. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM HONDA. THEY HAVE NOT EVEN OFFERED TO INSPECT MY VEHICLE - WHICH IS CRAZY BECAUSE IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS I COULD CRASH AND BE KILLED. HONDA SHOULD OFFER ALL VEHICLE OWNERS A RENTAL CAR WHILE THEY ARE "PREPARING REPLACEMENT PARTS" SO WE ARE NOT DRIVING ON THE ROADS WITH A CAR THAT COULD KILL US OR OTHER PEOPLE. OR THEY SHOULD AT LEAST BE REQUIRED TO INSPECT THE VEHICLES DRAFT SHAFTS TO SEE IF THE CORROSION HAS TAKEN PLACE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383670
Consumer Location: MESQUITE, NV
VIN: JHMGE8H38DC****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED RECALL WARNING

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376468
Consumer Location: SANDY CREEK, NY
VIN: JHMGE8H31DC****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE CV SHAFT SHEARED UNDERNEATH VIBRATION DAMPENER. I WAS TRYING TO TAKE OFF FROM A STOP AT AN INTERSECTION AND THE SHAFT BROKE. I WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO A RURAL STATE ROUTE. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN QUITE BAD IF ANYONE WAS COMING. AFTER PUSHING THE CAR TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IT WOULDN'T STAY PUT IN PARK ALMOST LEADING TO IT ROLLING INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE WHILE I WAS HALFWAY OUT OF THE VEHICLE. THE BREAK ALSO HAPPENED INSIDE THE VIBRATION DAMPENER SO IF THERE WERE ANY CLUES OF THIS PART STARTING TO FAIL THEY WERE HIDDEN AND WOULD HAVE BEEN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR A MECHANIC TO SPOT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362025
Consumer Location: LOVES PARK, IL
VIN: JHMGE8G39DC****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT PASSENGER AXLE BROKE WHEN I STEPPED ON THE GAS WHEN STOPLIGHT TURNED GREEN. HAD CAR TOWED TO DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIR. I FOUND THERE WAS RECALL ON THIS FRONT AXLE FOR 2013 FIT MADE BETWEEN 5/24-7/5/13 FOR THIS FAILURE, BUT HONDA SAYS MY CAR HAD NO RECALL ON FILE SO IT WOULDN'T BE PART OF THIS RECALL. CAR ONLY HAS 59500 MILES. CUSTOMER SERVICE UNABLE TO TELL ME ACTUAL DATE MY CAR MFG AND THAT THEY ARE METICULOUS ON RECALLS. IF THEY'RE SO METICULOUS, WHY DID THEY PUT IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED AXLES IN 3108 CARS? I SUSPECT MINE GOT MISSED IN THE RECALL. I HAVE THE BROKEN AXLE, WHICH I CAN TAKE TO A METALLURGIST IF NECESSARY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338338
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: JHMGE8H30DC****

Summary of Complaint

WITHIN 5 MONTHS BOTH MY DRIVERS AND PASSENGER SIDE AXLE HAVE BROKEN ON MY 2013 HONDA FIT. BOTH TIMES WHEN I WENT TO ACCELERATE AFTER BEING STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT THERE WAS A LOUD BANG AND THEN A CLICKING NOISE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327767
Consumer Location: DOWNERS GROVE, IL
VIN: JHMGE8G32DC****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE DRIVE SHAFT BROKE IN TWO PIECES WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A STOP GOING STRAIGHT ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317201
Consumer Location: ROCKAWAY, NJ
VIN: JHMGE8H31DC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS MAKING A WIDE TURN GOING FORWARD ON A HIGHWAY. I COULDNT COMPLETE THE TURN SUCCESSFULLY BECAUSE THE ROAD WASNT WIDE ENOUGH, SO I STOPPED AND CHANGED GEARS TO REVERSE TO BACK UP. THAT IS WHEN THE AXLE BROKE. IT PROBABLY HAD THE MOST TORQUE ON IT AND PERHAPS I DIDNT GIVE IT ENOUGH TIME TO SHIFT FROM FORWARD TO REVERSE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316220
Consumer Location: BAYONNE, NJ
VIN: JHMGE8H58DC****

Summary of Complaint

ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 MY RIGHT AXLE BROKE. IN HALF. I HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED AND WHEN THEY PUT THE CAR UP THEY BROUGHT ME THE BROKEN AXLE WHICH WAS ALL RUSTED. I CONSIDER THIS VERY DANGEROUS AND EVERYONE HAS TOLD ME THIS IS A VERY UNEXPECTED THING TO HAPPEN ON A 2013 CAR. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN HONDA AND VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY SAFETY IN THIS HAPPENING. THANKFULLY, THIS OCCURRED WHEN I WAS STATIONARY AT A LIGHT IN MY OWN TOWN. THE CAR SEEMED TO BE DRIVING NORMALLY AND I CAME TO A RED LIGHT AND BRAKED AS USUAL. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, I PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL AND NOTHING HAPPENS. THE CAR RACED AND THERE WAS CLICKING NOISE. THE CAR WAS IN THE LEFT LANE WHEN IT OCCURRED AND I NEED TO TAKE MY OWN SAFETY INTO MY HANDS BY RUNNING TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, NEEDING TO GET HELP TO PUSH THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE FO THE ROAD.

Components: ENGINE

October 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11302609
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
VIN: JHMGE8H55DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MY SON WAS DRIVING THE CAR IN PORTLAND, OREGON, AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE ENGINE CUT OUT MAKING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE VERY DIFFICULT. THE CAR WAS RETURNED TO THE HONDA DEALER WHERE THE PROBLEM WAS DIAGNOSED AS (MECHANICS REPORT) "COMPRESSION GASKETS ON PLUG 1 & 2 ARE STUCK ON THE TOP THREADS, ALLOWING THE PLUGS TO BE TIGHTENED BUT COMPRESSION IS PASSING BY THE WASHER AND INTO THE SPARK PLUG TUBE." "COILS ONE AND TWO HAD HEAT DAMAGE AND CARBON TRACKING." FOUR SPARK PLUGS REPLACED ALONG WITH COILS FOR PLUGS 1 & 2. THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AND "WAS IN LIMP MODE " WHEN DRIVEN BACK TO THE HONDA DEALER. SPARK PLUGS ARE RARELY CHANGED THESE DAYS - APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A FACTORY DEFECT. I'VE READ SIMILAR REPORTS LIKE THIS ON THE NHTSA WEB PAGE UNDER 2013 HONDA FIT ENGINE ISSUES. DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION WHEN ALL ENGINE POWER IS LOST WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS (60MPH-65MPH). MILEAGE - 49,381.

Components: WHEELS

December 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11291853
Consumer Location: KINGSLEY, MI
VIN: JHMGE8H35DC****

Summary of Complaint

WE INSTALLED FROM FIRESTONE IN BILOXI 4 NEW BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP422 PLUS BL 175/65R15 DOT# V6TWEC 84H 70,000 MILE LIMITED WARRANTY TIRES ON OUR 2013 HONDA FIT NOVEMBER 30TH 2016 AT 38,715 MILES. IN DECEMBER 27TH 2019 WITH 70, 830 MILEAGE, WE TOOK IT TO THE FIRESTONE DEALER IN GULFPORT AS THE TPMS LIGHT WAS ON AND LEARNED THAT THE LEFT FRONT WAS LOW 10 POUNDS. THE NEXT MORNING THE LIGHT WAS ON AGAIN SO BACK TO THE DEALER TO LEARN THAT THE INSIDE FACING OF THE TIRE, NEAR AND PARALLEL TO THE RIM, HAD A 4" LONG ROTTED SECTION THAT YOU COULD ALMOST PUT YOUR FINGERS THROUGH. WE WERE ADVISED THAT A NEW TIRE WAS IN ORDER. IN FURTHER INSPECTION OF THIS TIRE AFTER IT WAS OFF THE RIM, ONE COULD SEE THE NUMEROUS CRACKS THAT HAD DEVELOPED ABOUT AN INCH AWAY FROM THE RIM. NOW WE ARE WONDERING IF THE REST OF THE TIRES ARE IN JEOPARDY OF FAILURE. THE DATE STAMP ON THIS TIRE WAS 4915 (END OF NOVEMBER 2015)

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

December 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290323
Consumer Location: CORDOVA, AL
VIN: JHMGE8H39DC****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2013 HONDA FIT HAS ONLY 76,000 ON IT. WHILE DRIVING THE RADIO SHUT OFF, HEAD LIGHTS DIMMED, DASH BOARD LIGHTS FLICKERED AND I LOST POWER STEERING. TOOK IT TO THE HONDA SERVICE STATION IN JASPER ALABAMA AND THEY COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. THE ENGINE LIGHT AND STEERING WHEEL WITH EXCLAMATION POINT SHOWED UP ON THE DASH BOARD. CAR LOOSES POWER STEERING WHILE DRIVING FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THEN COMES BACK ON. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. WITH A VEHICLE WITH LESS THAN 80,000 MILES ON IT THIS SHOULD BE RECALLED AS I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE ON THIS FORUM TO HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS EXACT ISSUE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11254846
Consumer Location: ROYAL OAK, MI
VIN: JHMGE8H57DC****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAD 70,000 MILES ON IT, STARTED SMELLING FUEL IN THE CABIN WHICH GAVE ME A HEADACHE WHILE AT A STOP/IDLE/LOW SPEED WITH RECIRCULATED HVAC OFF. READING SIMILAR COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ODOR IT SEEMS COMMON FOR HONDA FIT SPARK PLUGS TO LOOSEN AND BACK OUT. MECHANIC WAS CONTRACTED TO INSPECT AND REPLACE THE PLUGS AND DID NOT NEED A WRENCH TO REMOVE SPARK PLUG 2, IT WAS COVERED IN CARBON. REPLACING AND RE-TORQUING THE SPARK PLUGS CORRECTED THE ISSUE. IF I WAS NOT PROACTIVE AND FOUND THIS SEEMINGLY COMMON PROBLEM IN THE FORUMS IT COULD HAVE LED TO A BLOWN OUT PLUG STRIPPING THE ENGINE HEAD AND CAUSED A STALL OUT CONDITION. THIS VEHICLE HAS NEVER HAD ENGINE WORK AND WAS 25,000 MILES FROM SPARK PLUG SERVICE, IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO LOOSE. I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS HAD THIS ISSUE THAT COULD END IN SERIOUS ENGINE DAMAGE BASED ON POSTS I HAVE READ.

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11242413
Consumer Location: PEORIA, AZ
VIN: JHMGE8G31DC****

Summary of Complaint

IT WAS RAINING. I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY, CRUISE CONTROL SET AT 65 MPH. AT THIS POINT, THE ROAD CURVES TO THE RIGHT. I HAD JUST GONE THROUGH A DIP IN THE ROAD AND I THINK I MAY HAVE BEEN HYDROPLANING. THE VSA LIGHT CAME ON AND THE RIDE BECAME VERY CHOPPY. I STARTED PUMPING THE BRAKES AND I TRIED TO STEER MY CAR TO STAY IN THE LANE BUT THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP AND I COULDN'T MOVE IT. I CONTINUED ON A STRAIGHT PATH EVEN THOUGH THE ROAD CURVED. I WAS ON THE LEFT HAND SHOULDER, HEADING OFF THE ROAD COMPLETELY, STILL TRYING TO STEER TO THE RIGHT WHEN THE VSA LIGHT ABRUPTLY TURNED OFF. AT THIS POINT THE STEERING WHEEL SUDDENLY UNLOCKED AND I INADVERTENTLY PULLED IT HARD TO THE RIGHT; SENDING ME ACROSS 2 LANES OF TRAFFIC, ACROSS THE RIGHT HAND SHOULDER, OVER A SMALL CURB AND INTO THE DIRT/DESERT. AS THIS WAS HAPPENING, I WAS ABLE TO CORRECT MY STEERING BACK TO THE LEFT BUT NOT BEFORE I WAS COMPLETELY OFF THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HIT A SMALL HILL NEXT TO IT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY CAR. AT THIS POINT, I MANAGED TO GET MY VEHICLE BACK ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE ROAD. I TOOK MY CAR TO THE HONDA DEALER TO HAVE IT CHECKED. THEY SAID MY TIRES WERE BALD WHICH CAUSED ME TO HYDROPLANE. REGARDLESS OF THE CONDITION OF THE TIRES, WHEN THE VSA IS ENGAGED, I SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO STEER THE CAR BUT I COULDN'T. THE TECHNICIAN RAN THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST(S) AND SAID HE FOUND NOTHING WRONG. SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY WRONG WHEN YOUR STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP AT CLOSE TO 65 MPH WHEN A SAFETY FEATURE IS ENGAGED.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241804
Consumer Location: CORTE MADERA, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H3XDC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD A SUDDEN ACCELERATION, WHILE DRIVING. THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT FAILED TO STOP THE VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO ANOTHER WHICH BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO A STOP. THE AIR BAG ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED CHEST INJURIES DUE TO COMING IN CONTACT WITH THE STEERING WHEEL. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NOT REQUIRED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS FIXED, TRADED IN, AND SOLD. THE DEALER MARIN HONDA (2 SHORELINE PKWY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901 (415) 968-8479) REFERRED THE CONTACT TO THE MANUFACTURER. IT WAS UNKNOWN IF THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241897
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: JHMGE8H37DC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL HONDA OF SEATTLE ALREADY REPLACED MY TAKATA AIRBAG. I WAS DRIVING AND HIT (T-BONED) ANOTHER VEHICLE THAT RAN A STOP SIGN. THE NEW AIRBAG SMOKED BUT DIDN'T INFLATE UNTIL AFTER I WAS OUT OF THE CAR. MY BODY HIT THE STEERING WHEEL, BRUISING MY CHEST AND STOMACH. SEATTLE POLICE DEPT INCIDENT #19-283454

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

March 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11231870
Consumer Location: SPARTA, TN
VIN: JHMGE8H5XDC****

Summary of Complaint

ON A CURVY BACK ROAD. HAD NO CONTROL OF STEERING.HIT AN EMBANKMENT AND ROLLED OVER. TOTALED VEHICLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220221
Consumer Location: ROCKAWAY, NJ
VIN: JHMGE8H31DC****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT AXEL FRACTURED AND BROKE. FRACTURE WAS INSIDE BOOT AND THEREFORE COULDNT BE DETECTED IN ADVANCE WITHOUT REMOVING THE BOOT. THE VEHICLE PARKED OK. AND THEN WE RE-STARTED IT BUT IT COULDNT DELIVER ANY MOVEMENT TO THE WHEELS WHEN PLACED IN GEAR.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203349
Consumer Location: SPRINGVALE, ME
VIN: JHMGE8G34DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE RADIO, DASH LIGHTS, HEAD LIGHTS, AND POWER STEERING CUTS OUT FOR A MOMENT THEN COMES BACK ON. THIS STARTED OCCASIONALLY 3 MONTHS AGO WITH JUST THE RADIO AND DASH LIGHTS AND HAS PROGRESSED TO SEVERAL TIMES IN A ROW AND NOW INCLUDES THE HEAD LIGHTS AND POWER STEERING. THERE IS NO PREDICTABILITY TO WHEN OR HOW MANY TIMES IT WILL HAPPEN. ONCE IT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS COMING OFF THE HIGHWAY GOING AROUND THE RAMP AT A GOOD SPEED, THE ELECTRICAL WENT OUT I LOST POWER STEERING AND ALMOST HIT THE GUARD RAIL IT CAME BACK ON JUST IN TIME FOR ME TO REGAIN CONTROL. TOOK IT TO HONDA DEALER WITH MY COMPLAINTS; THEY DID A MULTI POINT INSPECTION AND CHECKED FAULTS-NO FAULTS STORED. ALSO CHECKED WIRING AND CONNECTORS-ALL OK. TOLD ME IT WAS PROBABLY THE AFTER MARKET STARTER, I SHOULD BE FINE, TO CONTACT THE STARTER PEOPLE AS IT IS MOST LIKELY THEIR PRODUCT ISSUE AND NOT HONDA'S, THEN SENT ME HOME CHARGING ME OVER AN HOUR OF LABOR. A FEW DAYS LATER IT CUT OUT 12 TIMES IN LESS THAN 3 MILE; I HAD TO FIND A GAS STATION TO PULL OVER IN AS I DID NOT FEEL SAFE DRIVING THE CAR. TURNED IT OFF & LET IT SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES, STARTED IT AGAIN & HAD NO FURTHER ISSUES UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY WHEN IT HAPPENED ANOTHER 8 TIMES IN A ROW. CONTACTED THE CAR STARTER COMPANY TOLD THEM WHAT WAS GOING ON; THEY REMOVED THE STARTER. BUT TOLD ME HE LOOKED IT UP ONLINE & DISCOVERED THIS HAS HAPPENED TO OTHER HONDA FITS & IS MOST LIKELY RELATED TO A FAULTY ALTERNATOR. ANOTHER ISSUE RELATED WITH THIS ALTERNATOR PROBLEM IS DEAD BATTERIES WHICH HAS HAPPENED TO ME AS WELL & AM ON MY 3RD BATTERY WITH IN 6 YEARS! THE CAR STARTER GUY SAID HE WAS CONCERNED WITH MY SAFETY & TO HAVE IT LOOKED AT BY MY MECHANIC AND HAVE THEM LOOK AT THE ALTERNATOR. WELL 2 DAYS LATER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON & IS IN THE GARAGE TODAY; NOT THE HONDA DEALERSHIP

Components: AIR BAGS

March 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11183964
Consumer Location: MAYFIELD, KY
VIN: JHMGE8H31DC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL WILL NOT ANSWER PHONE CALLS

Components: SUSPENSION

November 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11183122
Consumer Location: CANTON, OH
VIN: JHMGE8H53DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP TO HAVE THE TIRES REPLACED, THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT REPLACE OR BALANCE THE REAR TIRES BECAUSE THE REAR AXLE WAS BENT TO THE LEFT. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT RESPONDED AFTER THE CONTACT SENT THREE LETTERS. THE DEALER HAD NOT BEEN CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,100.

Components: ENGINE

October 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11163364
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, TN
VIN: JHMGE8H51DC****

Summary of Complaint

DUE TO A FRIEND HAVING AN ISSUE WITH THEIR SAME YEAR/MODEL CAR, MY MOM BEING OVERLY CAUTIOUS, THANKFULLY BROUGHT HERS IN TO BE CHECKED. THEY FOUND THE CAR HAD PREMATURE LOOSE PLUGS AND DAMAGED COILS. REQUIRED REPLACEMENT OF 4 PLUGS AND 2 COILS. THIS HAPPENED AT ONLY 48,077 MILES. IF SHE HAD NOT BROUGHT IT IN WHEN SHE DID, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A SERIOUS AND DANGEROUS PROBLEM LIKE HER FRIEND WHO WAS ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN THEIR ENGINE WENT DUE TO THE SAME ISSUE WITH LOOSE PLUGS. APPARENTLY THIS APPEARS TO BE A FACTORY DEFECT IN THIS MODEL. THEY CHARGED HER $105 AND COVERED THE REST UNDER A "GOODWILL" WARRANTY BECAUSE SHE REFUSED TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11163366
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, TN
VIN: JHMGE8H51DC****

Summary of Complaint

SOY COATING IS A RODENT GOURMET BUFFET!! FIRST ISSUE WAS JUNE OF 2015, RODENTS HAD CHEWED THROUGH THE FUEL PUMP AND GASOLINE WAS LEAKING OUT. MY 80 YEAR OLD MOTHER SMELLED GASOLINE WHEN HER CAR WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. THERE WAS A LARGE NEST FOUND AS WELL WHEN HONDA INSPECTED THE CAR. A FEW MONTHS LATER, OCTOBER 2015, NEST AND MICE DROPPINGS WERE FOUND IN POLLEN FILTER/GLOVE BOX AREA. SHE BROUGHT IT BACK AND UPON THE DEALER RECOMMENDATION, HONDA WRAPPED ALL OF THE FUEL/VAPOR/ELECTICAL WIRES IN RODENT TAPE (WHICH THEY HAPPILY SUPPLY). THIS IS WHEN SHE WAS TOLD BY CUSTOMER SUPPORT THAT IT WAS A COMMON COMPLAINT/ISSUE DUE TO THE SOY AND WE STARTED RESEARCHING AND FOUND OUT ABOUT THE SOY COATING AND INDUSTRY WIDE PROBLEMS. TOTAL COST TO MY MOTHER $1373.00 FOR THE FUEL PUMP REPAIRS AND RODENT TAPING. THE COMPANY TOLD HER TO USE "WOLF URINE" ON THE GROUND AROUND HER CAR!! THAT WAS THEIR RECOMMENDATION...WOLF URINE. THEY TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY. SHE NOW DRIVES AROUND WITH MOUSE TRAPS ON THE FLOOR BOARDS, PEPPERMINT OIL SOAKED COTTON BALLS IN EVERY CORNER SHE CAN STICK THEM, HOT PEPPER WAX SPRAYED ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE CAR, AND STILL WE GET MICE IN THE TRAPS. WE HAVE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY ALL OF OUR LIVES AND MY MOTHER IS NOW 82 YEARS OLD. NEVER HAVE WE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO ANY VEHICLE INCLUDING HER RV/CAMPERS WHICH SAT UNUSED FOR 6 MONTHS AT A TIME FOR DECADES. NEVER. THEY DENY IT'S THE SOY. WE KNOW IT'S THE SOY!! WE WOULD LIKE A PUBLIC LISTING OF ALL VEHICLES/YEARS/MODELS THAT ARE NOW USING THIS SOY PRODUCTS. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND THIS INFORMATION IN ONE PLACE.

Components: STEERING

October 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154745
Consumer Location: YORBA LINDA, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H30DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING MY HONDA, THE CAR INTERMITTENTLY LOSES ELECTRICAL POWER FOR ABOUT A SECOND. WHEN THIS HAPPENS THE POWER STEERING IS DISABLED. I FEAR LOSING CONTROL ESPECIALLY WHEN MAKING TURNS. THE STEERING WILL LOCK UP. THIS HAPPENS LITERALLY DAILY AT THIS POINT. DOESN'T MATTER IF I AM ON THE FREEWAY OR CITY STREET.

Components: ENGINE

November 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151571
Consumer Location: GLEN CARBON, IL
VIN: JHMGE8H5XDC****

Summary of Complaint

I LOANED MY CAR TO A RELATIVE FOR THREE DAYS AND WHEN IT WAS RETURNED I DETECTED A FUEL SMELL IN CABIN WHEN OUTSIDE AIR WAS SELECTED. ON THE HEATED. I AM A RETIRED AIRCRAFT MECHANIC AND KNOW MY WAY AROUND ENGINES. I DID AN INTERNET SEARCH AND FOUND A HONDA TECH LINE SUMMARY ARTICLE ATS 160714 VERSION 2 ( LOOSE AND BLOWN OUT SPARK PLUGS DUE TO FAILED FACTORY TORQUE). NUMBER TWO PLUG HAD A VIBRATION AND WAS LOOSE, CAUSING THE FUEL BLOW BY. THE SPARK PLUG COULD NOT HAVE BLOWN OUT DUE TO THE COIL HOLDING IT IN PLACE AND ENGINE PERFORMANCE WAS FINE WITH NO CODES.THE CAR HAS 38,000 MILES. THIS UNDETECTED FAILURE WOULD CAUSE THE PASSENGERS TO BREATH GAS FUMES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THE DEALER CLAIMS NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS TECH SUMMARY. VEHICLE SAFETY HAS MADE GREAT ADVANCEMENTS IN MY LIFETIME THANKS TO YOUR AGENCY'S WORK , AND IT CAN IMPROVE WITH THE PUBLIC'S HELP. BREATHING GASOLINE IS A SERIOUS HAZARD . HEALTH RISKS LIKE THIS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AS SERIOUSLY AS MECHANICAL ISSUES.

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE

September 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11133268
Consumer Location: SHOREHAM, VT
VIN: JHMGE8H3XDC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. WHILE DRIVING AT UNKNOWN SPEEDS AND MAKING A LEFT TURN, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS APPLIED, BUT FAILED TO ENGAGE. THE VEHICLE STALLED AND AN ABNORMAL BANGING NOISE WAS HEARD. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE AXLE WAS RUSTY AND FRACTURED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910375
Consumer Location: UNION CITY, CA
VIN: JHMGE8H52DC****

Summary of Complaint

2013 HONDA FIT. CONSUMER REQUESTS REIMBURSEMENT FOR RENTAL VEHICLE WHILE AIRBAG INFLATOR RECALL REPLACEMENT PARTS BECAME AVAILABLE AND REPAIRS COMPLETED. *SMD *TR

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

February 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11076300
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: JHMGE8H69DC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL! MY HONDA FIT 2013 HAS IS ONLY AT 40K MILES AND ITS ALREADY FAILING AT KEEPING ME SAFE. THE ESC LIGHT COMES ON RANDOMLY FOR NO REASON AT ANY GIVEN TIME. I KNOW THAT SOME MODELS HAVE A RECALL FOR THAT EXACT PROBLEM AND I'M AFRAID THAT HONDA DIDN'T FIX THE PROBLEM CORRECTLY. I KNOW THAT IT PUTS MY LIFE AT RISK BECAUSE MY CAR DOESN'T HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL EVEN WHEN I'M JUST DRIVING STRAIGHT AND UNDER 30 MPH. MY CAR NO LONGER FEELS SAFE, I KNOW THAT THAT FEATURE IS THERE TO HELP ME HAVE CONTROL AT ALL TIMES, BUT IT'S NOT WORKING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. WHENEVER THAT LIGHT COMES ON I FEEL MY CAR LOSER FOR SOME REASON, IT'S NOT AS STURDY AS USUAL. I HOPE THAT SOMEBODY CAN FIND OUT WHAT'S WRONG THUS BE ABLE TO HELP ME FIND A SOLUTION AND FEEL SAFE AGAIN. THANKS!

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11073053
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: JHMGE8H58DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH IN REVERSE, THE CONTACT INADVERTENTLY DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL INSTEAD OF THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE CONTACT LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND IT WAS UNABLE TO BE STOPPED. THE VEHICLE SLID ACROSS THE STREET AND WENT THROUGH A NEIGHBOR'S BACK YARD FENCE BEFORE LANDING ON A SNOW EMBANKMENT. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED BEFORE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO IDE HONDA (875 PANORAMA TRAIL S, ROCHESTER, NY 14625, (585) 586-2820) FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED, BUT HONDA INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT NO FAILURES WERE FOUND. IT WAS UNKNOWN IF A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED OR IF THERE WERE ANY INJURIES REPORTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 49,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

December 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11072843
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: JHMGE8G33DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HONDA FIT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED FOR THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, TRACTION, AND BRAKE LIGHTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE VSA MODULE FAILED TO FUNCTION AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, THE BATTERY CONTINUED TO HAVE A LOW VOLTAGE AND WAS REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE CONTACT WAS UNCERTAIN IF THE FAILURE WOULD RECUR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS FOR THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. THE CONTACT WAS EXCLUDED FROM NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V157000 (ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,300.

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