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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,375 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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2013 Honda Fit brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 182015


  • 23,653 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the front of the vehicle seized after the brake pedal was depressed. Prior to the failure, the vehicle made an abnormal noise. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be diagnosed however the rotors, the brake pads, and the tires were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,653. The VIN was not available. Updated 02/10/16

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 092014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 27,100 miles
When I purchased the car on May 31st 2013 the brakes seemed mushy. When I took it in 3 months later to the dealer to have a tire fixed (nail) they said they checked but saw nothing so I assumed this was the way the brakes should be. A few times when I had to brake hard the whole car shuddered and again they said nothing was wrong. So here we are after 15 months later and I had the brakes checked again as they were squeaking a bit. My mechanic said they were ok, then a week later around Oct. 9th the brakes began to scream metal on metal it sounded like to me. So I called the customer care people and asked about a warranty for the brakes and was told "oh yes lots of people have the same problem with that particular car, but it is not in the warranty." Needless to say I was a bit upset and took it to my mechanic who replaced them ($335) and said that there was no spring to separate them and it was done in the factory so they seized up. I can't imagine what might have happened if this wasn't caught when it was and I consider this a huge safety problem. I don't know how you would go about warning people but I decided to make you aware of my experience.

- Morgan Hill, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 1,373 miles
I was doing a parallel parking on a quiet city street. I was doing 3 or less miles per hour when suddenly my brakes failed and my car continued to go! it ran into the sidewalk and some bushes. I was horrified not being in control anymore. I turned off the engine with my key. The front of my car has been damaged a lot. It is at a mechanic and bodywork shop. I would like to be able to sue the maker of my car.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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