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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,060 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Honda Fit body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 012016


  • 83,000 miles


My 2009 Honda sport is red. The paint is fading all much that it appears pink in many places. This is not representative of what Honda's do. I am hopeful that Honda will cover costs for repainting the vehicle.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 012015


  • miles
All 4 doors leaking water carpet molding. Very unhealthy

- Burlington, WA, USA

problem #6

Nov 012015


  • miles
All 4 doors leaking water badly. Carpets molding.

- Burlington, WA, USA

problem #5

Aug 042015


  • 81,000 miles


While driving my interior began to leak from the seam where the headliner meets the hard plastic on the side curtain airbag. This occurs whenever it rains for lo her than an hour. Water runs into the side airbag compartment, drips onto the seat and door window controls. Attempt by dealer to replicate was unsuccessful however this leak occurs each time it rains.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 222015


  • 75,481 miles
The roof has leaked where the side panel and roof meet. Water leaks into the car staining the roof interior headliner. Water also has leaked into the side curtain airbag panels which could cause airbag malfunction. Honda states this is not a structural issue but a seal that is not covered under warranty.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012005


  • miles
The roof of my Honda Fit is flaking off very badly. This delamination occurred very quickly over a few months. There are 15 year old cars with better paint than my car. Hondas are built to last, but they won't look like they are lasting. I take so much pride in keeping a clean car and this condition makes me look like I don't take care of it.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

May 122014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Purchased new, and still own 2009 Honda Fit sport with 50K miles. Have had issues with wet floor carpet. My son thought he was not careful with water, soda, food bags, etc. His car/ (my car) has smelled terrible for several months. Again thought because he doesn't clean it out of gym clothes, food bags, shoes, etc. Upon further inspection after he returned home from college out of state this spring found water in spare wheel well, interior window condensations, soaking wet carpets, mold and terrible smell. Can't figure out where the water is coming from. Live in the snowy northeast. No accidents and regular maintenance performed at dealership. Without pulling up the carpets myself I can see evidence of rust on the bottom of rear seats and pulling carpet back a little can see rust. This is all over the internet as a problem. Only time before electrical components are damaged.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 102009


  • 7,000 miles
The paint on my car has either not cured correctly at the factory, or is too soft. After driving the car for a few months the paint is chipping off and the car looks worse than my 7 year old Honda Accord. This is not a safety concern, but will definitely cause the car to rust very soon. This should not happen after 6 months of driving. If you search online, this is not an isolated incident and almost all Fit owners are noticing that there is a serious issue with the paint on the car that will cause the body of the car to start to rust very quickly.

- Fox Lake, IL, USA

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