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6.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,423 miles

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2009 Honda Fit wheels / hubs problems

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2009 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 022014

Fit

  • miles

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

Yokohama tire avid ascend 185/55R-16 side wall has developed sidewall bulge and potential for catastrophic failure after minor bump against curb. This occurred twice on same vehicle within a 12 month period. Recent event reported below was on a tire with less than 15K miles.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #8

Sep 142011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
24K miles tires worn out and the cost $175 each this is a consumer rip off.

- Tallapoosa, GA, USA

problem #7

May 042011

Fit

  • miles
I believe Honda should issue a recall for the rims and tires on the Fit sport, they are virtually unobtainable (usually have to be specially ordered - impossible to find when away from home), very expensive ($175/ tire w mount and balance) and very poor quality (3 blowouts in 10,000 miles). I consider this a serious design flaw, affecting the vehicle's safety.

- Underhill, VT, USA

problem #6

Dec 262010

Fit

  • 16,803 miles

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

My original equipment Bridgestone turanza el-470 tire developed a blister in the sidewall after only 16,803 miles. Fortunately the blister was spotted during a meal break in temple, Texas. We were returning home to san antonio from dallas on December 26, 2010. Because of the holiday, the late hour and the unavailability of a replacement we were forced to pay for a hotel room in temple for the night. Had we not spotted the blister, the tire would have likely blown out while we traveled in heavy holiday traffic on IH35, endangering our life and health as well as those around us. The local Honda dealership parts manager explained that Honda eschews any responsibility for the tires which they sell with their automobiles. These tires are clearly defective. There have been numerous complaints concerning premature failure. It is high time for the NHTSA to take action to make Honda and Bridgestone correct this.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 012010

Fit

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Fit equipped with dunlop sp sport tires, line size 185/55R 16(N/a). The vehicle was parked when the contact noticed excessive tread wear on all four tires. The contact also noticed bubbles developing on the side walls of both rear tires. The manufacturer of the tires as well as an authorized dealer was notified and the contact was told the tires were on national back order. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 22,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Youngsville, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 302010

Fit

  • 15,000 miles
A Bridgestone tire,185/55/R16, on my 2009 Honda Fit had a defect after approximately 15,000 miles. It developed a bubble on the side of the tire. I had it replaced and filed a warranty form with Bridgestone. After 120 days, Bridgestone responded through its dealer that the fault was due to a road hazard condition. Since I was not involved in any accidents or abnormal driving conditions, I dispute their findings. I am reporting this in the event their are other failures of this type/size of bridsgestone tires.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 292010

(reported on)

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2009 Honda Fit. Consumer states problem with tires the consumer stated the vehicle was purchased to tow behind a motorhome. The vehicle was towed for about 1,000 miles over several days, when all of a sudden the front wheels locked up. The consumer had jut pulled into a gas station traveling 5 mph when it occurred. The two front tires on the vehicle had to be replaced. When the consumer went to the local dealer, the could not explain why it happened. Their only explanation was that maybe the battery failed or was too low but they didn't know why it would effect the front wheels locking or if it caused any damage to the ABS.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 042010

Fit

  • 7,000 miles
On May 21, 2010. My daughter had a blow out on her 2009 Honda Fit sport that she purchased in February. Two weeks previously, she had the oil changed and the tires rotated by the dealer and no problems where reported. On May 21st, she was driving down hwy 99 at 65 mph, when the low tire pressure light came on. Before she could figure out what the light meant, the back rear driver's side tire blew. It was completely separated from the wheel itself at the wheel with some rubber still attached to the wheel. We were assisted off the highway by chp because the location was too dangerous to wait for a tow. We had aaa respond and put on the spare and we drove it to the dealer. There were no obvious signs of damage to the tire, except for the blowout. I had the dealer replace the tire (they waived the labor) and had them thoroughly inspect the remaining tires for damage. Two weeks later, on June 4th, the front drivers side tire blew out with no warning at all. She is certain that there were no potholes or debris in the roadway. She barely maintained control of the vehicle and got it off the roadway. Chp responded to assist her. There was a fist sized hole in the tire in the sidewall and the rim was severely bent. The tow truck driver who responded advised that it appeared to be a faulty tire. We took the car back to our dealer. Again, they are claiming it had to be a road hazard. I am extremely concerned for my daughter's safety driving the car. I have asked them to inspect and put in writing that there is nothing wrong with the remaining tires or to replace the two left from the initial batch of tires, but they are refusing.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012010

Fit

  • 22,000 miles
All tires have been losing air. Have to put air in tires everyday. One tire also has a bulge or bubble. Tires have only been used for 22,000 miles.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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