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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,829 miles

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2009 Honda Fit seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Honda Fit Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #17

Mar 312016

Fit

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V061000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dillonvale, OH, USA

problem #16

Jun 242016

Fit

  • miles
I was told by the prescott, AZ, dealer that a "fix" for the defective air bags would be available at the beginning of summer. Last week I learned via a phone call to the dealership, that they have not received any repair mechanisms from the company.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jun 242016

Fit

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V061000 (air bags). The technician stated that the passenger side of the vehicle was also involved in the takata air bag recall NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The technician stated that the contact could not keep the vehicle due to passengers being unable to sit in the rear of the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The manufacturer reiterated the same statement to the dealer. The contact had not received a recall notice from the manufacturer. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #14

Mar 012016

Fit

  • miles

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

Airbag recall affecting my car and dealer still has no parts. My car has been outside in Florida heat for 7 years and that makes it more susceptible to problem with airbag.

- Gulfport, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 142016

Fit

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V061000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #12

May 022016

Fit 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Honda Fit. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to repair recall and dealership unwilling to provide or reimburse for temporary alternative transportation.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 012016

Fit

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact received a recall notice for the air bags in March of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was invalid. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #10

Feb 032016

Fit

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V061000 (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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 07/13/16

- Mytrle Beach, SC, USA

problem #9

Apr 042016

Fit

  • miles
Takata recall ithaca carshare is a small non-profit organization serving 1,400 community members with 25 vehicles available for self-serve reservations on a 24/7 basis. Six of these vehicles are Honda Fits affected by the takata recall. For the safety of our members and liability purposes, we removed these vehicles from service on April 4, 2016. We have spoken with both our local Honda dealer and Honda corporate multiple times, and thus far both have refused to provide any compensation for the loss of revenue caused by these vehicles being unsafe to drive. Each vehicle requires installation of specialty hardware for our use, so substitute vehicles provided by Honda (which have not been offered) are not an option for us. As each day goes by, we lose $250-300 in revenue, so as of this writing we have lost over $3,000. As a small non-profit, this recall has a huge effect on our budget. We expect that our losses will total at least $10,000, if not more. Failure of Honda to provide compensation for this loss is both inconvenient and unacceptable. We continue to seek compensation for this loss and request any assistance you may offer on our behalf.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 262016

Fit

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V061000 (air bags). The contact mentioned that the dealer would not provide a loaner vehicle. 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #7

Feb 122016

Fit

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V061000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 042015

Fit

  • 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 #5

Oct 182012

Fit

  • 90,800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The contact's vehicle was pushed into a preceding vehicle from the force of the impact. The driver's seat collapsed abnormally and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and chest. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was never inspected for the cause of the air bag and seat failure. The failure and the current mileage was 90,800.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 202012

Fit

  • 60,500 miles
A car ran a red light and hit the front of the Honda Fit. The airbag on the driver's side deployed. The chemical from the airbag caused burns that blistered and peeled and the airbag deployment sprained both thumbs. There should be a warning that the contents of the airbags can cause significant burns when deployed. I have scars on my left wrist and right hand from these chemicals. The first responders and paramedics were unaware that these chemicals cause burns so they did not do anything to remove the chemicals or tell me that they would continue to burn as long as they were in contact with my skin.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 012011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Our 2009 Honda Fit sport manual's airbag light came on about a month ago. I took it to the dealer today to have the recall serviced. They mentioned that the airbags were not functioning and we should have that looked at, for a minimum charge of $105 (just to determine the problem!). shouldn't this be a manufacturer defect and safety issue? the light came on without any cause we are aware of - no crash, etc. It just came on.

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 262010

Fit

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit. While the contact was driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle rear-ended the vehicle in front of him. There were no personal injuries. A police report was not filed for the incident. There was a deployment of the front passenger side airbag. However, the other air bag systems in the vehicle failed to deploy with the level of impact. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 9,000.

- Cape Giroudo, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 252009

Fit

  • 7,542 miles
Traffic was slowing down because of work on the side of the road. I tapped my brakes twice without any result. The next time I put my foot to the floor and the car would not stop. I ran into a truck. Since my car was low, the sensor did not go off with the air bags. I own a Honda sport Fit 2009.

- Kihei, HI, USA

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