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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,259 miles

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2007 Honda Fit seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 222009

Fit

  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My son was involved in an auto accident in his 2007 Honda Fit sport. He hit a truck stopped in the street while trying to avoid the truck. The impact occurred on the left driver's side of the Honda Fit. The drivers side of the Fit was heavily damaged & the car was a total loss. My son had a serious head injury and was unconscious and was flown by life flight to a trauma center where he was hospitalized with a serious brain injury. None of the car's airbags deployed. Had the side curtain airbag on the driver's side deployed, his injury would have been greatly reduced. Before the accident, the car was in excellent condition with 38,000 miles on it. The insurance company placed the salvage value at $1,100. Why didn't the airbags work in such a serious accident? I have photos available.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 222008

Fit

  • 29,442 miles
I own a 2007 Honda Fit sport that was in a high speed crash. Reading the complaint # 10228324 I can relate to this issue. I was hit on the very front left side at about 55 mph and then pushed off the road to the right. The right front of the car hit a dirt burm around 30 mph. The air bags didn't deploy but the air bag light stayed on until it was reset. The body shop advised me that the impact cut the wiring harness to the air bags and sensor's had been cut in half and the sensors were cracked. It sounds like the left side of this model Fit has many flaws and I am lucky that I was seriously injured. The only answer I can get on this issue is that the impact wasn't in the red zone for the air bags to deploy. I'm sorry but if they don't deploy during a front end impact why would I ever think they would have ever deployed with the wires cut in half. The red zone isn't the issue. The car is a death trap on wheels. So much for the safety ratings because it seems like this car has an air bag issue. The recall because of salt, B.S. because I live in Texas and have 2 of these cars that the passenger sensor is still shorting out even after they replaced it. Texas isn't one of the states that is in the multi salt states that the recall covers. I think someone need to take a long hard look at the issue before some does loose there life. Enough said...... my foot also falls asleep and hurts like you could never imagine after I drive only 25 miles. Complaint # 10221630 -- I feel your pain..... I have 2 of these cars and each one puts my foot to sleep no matter how I move the seat. ----

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #1

May 042008

Fit 4-cyl

  • 20,334 miles
I own a 2007 Honda Fit, sport model- that was involved in an accident. I was driving my car on the highway in stop and go traffic. There was a late model Toyota Tundra pickup truck infront of my car and it came to a sudden stop. I couldn't stop quick enough- I was traveling at low speed must be under 15mph. My car hit the bumper of the pick up truck infront of me and the hood, lights and entire "top" front end sustained about "$7000" worth of damage. But none of the airbags deployed at all. Lots of lights on the gauge cluster came on and went off but the airbags did not deploy. The Tundra only sustained a scratch on the rear bumper. After a tear down by the body shop it was determined that the sensors were installed at the sides at the front end of the frame rail. This is a very low position on this car since its already low to the ground. I believe the airbag sensors are too low on these cars by poor and irresponsible design by Honda. Had these sensors been placed at a higher elevation then the airbags would have gone off and the injuries would have been even minor. This design decision seems like it was developed to satisfy the frontal crash tests conducted by the insurance institute for highway safety. During those tests the cars are evaluated for crashes to a solid object anchored to the ground. The airbags would not deploy in a crash scenario with any vehicle that would not be a compact car. I was lucky because there was no loss of life but the same accident at a higher speed would have resulted in no airbag deployment and certain loss of life. The car is currently being repaired at a body shop in lorton va. I extend you the opportunity to come and study the car if you care to do so... thanks so much shazad buksh

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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