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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 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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2012 Honda Fit drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 032012

Fit 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles


At sustained highways speeds of 70-75mph, with the outdoor temperature above 87 deg. F, vehicle wheels intermittently veered, taking the vehicle out of the lane rapidly, and without any feedback on the steering wheel. This occurred on both freshly paved interstate highways and older pavement, with no wind present. It occurred several hundred times during a 2-3 hour road trip, forcing a speed of 50mph for safety, despite the much higher speed limit. At higher speeds it would occur every 1-2 seconds, requiring extreme Focus and insanely rapid reflexes to prevent a crash. The dealership was unable to replicate the problem a week later when the weather was cooler. It recurred when the heat wave returned, and sometimes shows up at speeds as low as 45mph. Simultaneously occurring symptoms: * the steering becomes much looser, going from a sensitivity of 1/4" on the steering wheel to requiring a full inch of movement to affect the wheels whatsoever. * ever 20 seconds, a 'african rain-stick' like sound occurs from the dash air vents, and lasts 3-4 seconds.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

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