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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,694 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Honda Fit brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 242012

Fit 4-cyl

  • 15,100 miles


I was driving on a freeway(slow lane) in santaclara, California at about 50 miles per hour. I saw a car infront of me stopped 100% near an exit. I applied brake really hard, even though there was more the 4/5 car distance my car didn't stop and hit the car infront of me. My airbag opened and I received some burns. I am 100% sure I hit the brake really hard but my car took way too long time stop only after hitting a vehicle. Hope this car is recalled and does not cause inconvenience to others.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 232011


  • 6,000 miles
I bought a new Honda Fit in Aug 2010. Last winter I had several frightening situations with brakes when there was snow on the ground. Approaching other vehicles at a stop, the brakes would lock/not grip even at less than 5 mph. I took the car to dealer and they said nothing was wrong with the brakes, maybe I needed new tires (on a brand new car!) I spent the winter driving in terror of someone pulling out in front of me. I just took the car in today for a 1 year inspection - at 11,000 miles the brakes need replacement (dealer said I should do it at my next oil change for $290 and "maybe my emergency brake was not disengaging when I start off in the morning" - I drive a standard) I have been driving for 40 years and driving a standard for 21 years. The problem is the brakes, not my driving.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 282011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 15,800 miles
I was sideswiped on a wet road and went into a spin. The brakes partially engaged, through the ABS system did not (no "chatter"). after I regained control of the vehicle and attempted to pull onto the shoulder, the brakes remained partially engaged (the car was gradually decelerating) - the brake pedal was completely unresponsive and I could neither disengage the brakes, nor increase the application to make the car come to a complete stop. After experimenting with pressing hard on the pedal and then pumping it a few times while traveling over a quarter mile, I ultimately had to use the emergency brake to come to a complete stop. I took the car to a Honda dealership. The computer showed no codes and the technicians were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Foxboro, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 1,875 miles
As I was making my right turn near my home, I unexpectedly saw my neighbor's car in the middle of the road in front of his drive way. I quickly stepped on my brakes to stop, but, my car didn't stop immediately and seemed to surge rather than slow down (potential problem with the Fit ABS). I then turned my steering wheel to the side walk to avoid hitting my neighbor's car while stepping on the brakes but the car still did not stop. The car went through the side walk and a next neighbor's bush and front lawn (about 20 meters). Eventually, I stomped on the brakes as hard as I could and stopped just short of the drive way on the top of a small bush I reported to Honda America which sent an inspector to check my car. There was nothing wrong with the car, but, the inspector and the Honda America customer service manager thought my Goodyear rubber floor mat might be the cause. I told them during the 20 meters distance, I had enough time to notice that I was stepping on the brakes much harder than normally I would for the car to come to a complete stop. After I stopped the car, the first thing I checked was the car floor near the brake pedal. If the mat caused the problem, I would have noticed at that time. Another Honda customer service agent implied that I stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. I told him that I could not have stepped on the accelerator since I did not change the pedal I was stepping on during the time it took to stop the car. The end result, I had to paid for the car damage.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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