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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 miles

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2009 Honda Fit brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162015

Fit 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

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

On several occasions the brakes on my car have locked and I have had to use the parking break to stop. Both instances have occurred in very cold weather, early in the morning, so fortunately no injuries occurred. In both cases the break was pressed, and the car was reversed. In the first case the break was then used to stop the car, the car was placed in drive, and then the break became locked in an upright position and the car was not able to be stopped with the break after accelerating in drive. The car was driven out of a driveway and onto a main road. The parking break was employed to stop the car from hitting a fence. On the second occasion the car was put in reverse and the break then became locked in the upright position. The parking break was again employed to prevent backing into other cars. In both cases the breaks then functioned normally thereafter. The car was taken to a repair shop for this problem and when no abnormality could be detected (in warmer weather) Honda was contacted. Honda advised of a defect in the valve of the power boost for the automatic breaks in which it becomes stuck in an open position in cold weather. The valve is being replaced at the shop, as Honda will not cover the repair since there is no recall for this problem! I was very lucky in that both instances occurred at hours when there are not many cars on the road. I hope that no one becomes injured from this defect.

- East Norwich, NY, USA

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