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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,300 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.

2012 Honda Fit engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072013

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,700 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Honda Fit sport. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle lunged forward without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure would recur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was advised that the power train control module or the electric throttle pedal could have been defective. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 12,700 and the current mileage was 19,000. Updated 05/12/14 MA the consumer was involved in 2 accidents, due to the vehicles sudden deceleration and acceleration. Updated 05/15/14

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 072013


  • 7,500 miles
Engine loses power after idling at traffic light or slowing to almost a stop in traffic. Doesn't matter whether engine is cold or warm. Engine still stays on but no response to pushing the gas pedal for a couple of seconds. Happens intermittent. Problem goes away for a few weeks then repeats. Worried accident might happen when turning at busy intersection.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 192013


  • 16,700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Fit. The contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle became resistant to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was shut off and restarted, but the engine stalled. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer but the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 16,700.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

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