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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,910 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.

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2012 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 182016


  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Honda Fit. While depressing the brake pedal and coming to a complete stop, the vehicle independently accelerated. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to stop; however, the failure recurred an hour later when parking the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,000.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Mar 082014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 13,451 miles
My vehicle suddenly accelerated to a very rapid speed. I had just started up the car and was reversing out of the garage when the vehicle accelerated. I attempted to stop but was unable to do so. Then the car suddenly returned to normal.

- Shorewood, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 052014


  • 31,000 miles


The traction control is not functioning properly. The vehicle is not able to climb an incline, while road is mildly covered in snow. Driver has to dangerously turn around or stop and call for assistance.

- Cooperstown, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 172013


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while the vehicle was in park, she depressed the brake pedal and the engine revved. The contact shifted the vehicle into neutral, took her foot off the brake pedal and turned the vehicle off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but they could not determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 102012

Fit 4-cyl

  • 2,309 miles
This was the first of two incidents of sudden acceleration. Both times parking the car and giving it a little gas to ease into a space the car took off at high rate of speed; the first time, almost crashing into my garage door and the second time jumping a sidewalk and almost hitting a metal hand rail. I took it to Honda dealership and they said they could find nothing wrong, and said I must have hit both brake and accelerator at same time. However, since my foot is too small to be able to do that, and I was driving barefoot at the time, I am positive that was not what happened. After receiving car back, I checked and was unable to place my foot on both pedals at the same time.

- Athens, OH, USA

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