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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,231 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Honda Fit seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Honda Fit Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Jul 192016


  • miles


Takata recall I received the NHTSA recall notice 16V-344 yesterday, identifying a very dangerous risk associated with passenger side air bags. I read that the required part will not be available until "late summer/fall of 2016." Honda then has the nerve to say "Honda suggests that you avoid having a passenger sit in the front passenger's seat until the recall repair has been performed." So I'm not to have full use of my vehicle until months down the road when they feel like making the part available and a dealer feels like installing it? this is completely unacceptable.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jul 182016


  • 74,000 miles
Takata recall - I received notice telling me not to let anyone sit in the front passenger seat and that fixes won't be available to late summer or fall. What the hell do I do in the meantime. This is an insanely inadequate fix. I need a car that I won't kill a front seat passenger in the net 5 months. I can't afford to rent a replacement vehicle. What do you suggest?

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #14

Jul 182016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Fit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V047000 (air bags). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. 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. Updated 09/08/16

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #13

Apr 012015


  • miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Fit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 182015


  • 128,000 miles
The passenger air bag not working even when no one is in the seat. In every position of passenger seat light still on. SRS system is not working properly and Honda wont do anything to fix it or tell me if my car is ok to drive. Can't have anyone in my car for rear if I get hit someone will get really hurt.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #11

Feb 272015


  • 80,425 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Fit. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V260000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,425.

- Anza, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 132014


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda Fit. The contact stated that there was water leaking into the vehicle causing damage to the airbags. The contact mentioned that the airbag warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the tread on the tires separated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front drivers side door failed allowing water to enter and that the wheel was steel and not standard for warm climate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.

- Ponte Verda, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 272014


  • 60,000 miles
Airbags did not deploy after a crash where my car hit a mini van in front of me. Brakes were applied, but not in time to avoid the accident.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #8

Feb 182014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
Air bags did not deploy yet I smelled the smoke from them. Air bags should have deployed due to the damage caused to my vehicle. The vehicle is a total loss. This caused injuries to myself and others. Brakes also failed to properly function.

- Locust Grove, GA, USA

problem #7

May 312013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 1,000,000 miles
My son hit a trailer from behind. Truck decided to back up at same time my son took off. Air bags did not go off. Extensive damage to front of car and frame. Son suffered a stiff neck and achy back. The air bags did not work on two accidents T his car has been in.

- Abbeville, LA, USA

problem #6

Nov 042011


  • miles


The driver airbag did not deploy. The damage to the front-end of the car was so extensive that the insurance company has deemed it a total loss?. I am bruised and sore in my chest and abdomen. I have neck and back pain and a permanent headache since the accident. I found this information while I made my own research to see if somebody else had experimented this situation. I basically faced an accident with my body and I didn't have any protection from my 2008 Honda Fit. I totally blame Honda for this deficiency. Car problem(s) with the 2008 Honda Fit. This database includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the vehicle safety hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. I need an answer to this claim.

- Lawrenceville , GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 232000

Fit 4-cyl

  • miles
On above date approx 12:45 pm I rear ended a stopped mv at approx 35-40mph. My driver side airbag did not deploy resulting in severe injury. Spinal surgery to follow. I have repeatedly called Honda, and they decline meeting my forensic engineer to examine the vehicle as they know it is defective. I have hired a forensic engineer who is available to be at in New Jersey on Oct 7 2011. It is imperative that an employee of Honda witness the examination. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Redding, CT, USA

problem #4

Jun 082011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I was driving approximately 35-40mph and collided with a stopped vehicle in front of me. The front end of my car was crushed, specifically on the driver's side. The air bag did not deploy though the impact occurred in the front of the vehicle. Damages incurred resulted in a total loss.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102008


  • 10,000 miles
My sister and I were sitting in stopped traffic on a California freeway in her 2008 Honda Fit when we were rear ended by another driver at about 50 mph. We both were wearing seatbelts. He struck us directly behind the passenger, and our vehicle then struck the car in front of us and the concrete median barrier to the left. He struck us with sufficient force that our car was a complete loss and we had to be removed from the vehicle with the jaws of life. None of the car's airbags deployed. Though I was wearing a seatbelt and shoulder harness, I struck the dash with my head and was knocked unconscious. The seatbelt did not restrain me. I have seen at least three other similar incidents online that involved a rear end collision with a Honda Fit. Please investigate this dangerous vehicle before someone is killed.

- Albuquerque , NM, USA

problem #2

Aug 132009

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Fit. The contact stated that during idle at a stop light he was rear ended by another vehicle driving 50 mph; which caused him to rear end another vehicle. The vehicle sustained $9000 worth of damage and none of the air bags deployed. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 11400. Updated 10/06/09. Updated 10/06/09

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 222009


  • 18,500 miles
I was driving about 45 mph on a highway. I hit the car in front of me from behind. The speed of my car at the moment of the accident was about 45 mph as well. My front part was totally smashed, the both of the seat belts got pull out all the way and broke. The car in front of me also had completely smashed rear part of the car. My car was not drivable condition that was towed. The air bags never deployed. I do have neck, back and chest injury and my passenger has the same injury as mind plus knee injury by hitting his knee strongly on a dash. My car is 2008 Honda Fit, pretty brand new car. It is very scary that the air bags did not deploy.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

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