really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,204 miles

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2007 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #18

Apr 012014


  • 60,000 miles


Vehicle leaks water that accumulates in the spare tire well. Dealer said the fixed it but still leaks. Honda claims unaware of any issues although multiple complaints found on-line.

- North Stonington, CT, USA

problem #17

Dec 102014


  • miles
After a heavy rain, the floor mats in the back seats become soaked to the point where they develop mold even after the water is cleaned-up. Children sit in the back seat and are exposed to unhealthy conditions. The water seams to be coming from the front door/window area and is seeping into the interior of the door to the back floor area, mostly on the passenger side of the car. My research indicates that several other Honda Fit owners also have that problem. I must take it in to have it repaired because I believe it is a health hazard. But it seems to be a flaw in the original structure that should be repaired by Honda.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 012009

Fit 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
2007 Honda Fit major issues: Door seals do not keep out water which results in wet floor in the trunk and rear passenger area. The problem will eventually rust out the vehicle prematurely and is a liability and unsafe vehicle for long term use. With the wet interior comes mold and mildew that is very harmful to your health and not Fit for children or adults. Honda has not acknowledged this issue.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #15

Jun 012011


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that all four doors were rusting from the interior to the exterior. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the failure and stated they believed that the metal was not treated properly when manufactured. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 63,000 and current mileage was 64,000.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #14

Apr 022011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Front vehicle carpet beneath gas/brake pedals has worked loose. It is curled up and may pose a rise to braking accelerating pedals, I will contact Honda about this problem. The driver's left foot tends to get caught in the carpet and there does not seem to be a simple fix for this. The plastic runners on the floorboard at the door can't be lifted to repair this because the hood release handle is incorporated into them.

- Rosamond , CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 112011


  • miles
This spring, we noticed the floor on the drivers side was wet, visible puddles in the backseat area and water in the spare tire area.we always have the windows closed, the kids always knock snow off their boots and we have snow mats, so there is an obvious problem with this car.we easily removed a gallon out of the back area with a shamwow, but now the moldy smell is starting up and the car always has condensation inside on the windows.we got the floors fairly dry a week ago, and sat the car for a couple of days while it rained. Lo and behold, puddles again!! the dealership says "sorry, your past 3years/60000"and the extended warranty"Honda plus"doesn't cover water leaks. Honda Canada says go pay for an inspection at the dealership"then we'll try to help you out"this car is not yet 4 years old and it soaks up water like a sponge.I 'm not shelling out a single penny for this obvious defect.

- Hamilton, 00, USA

problem #12

Mar 252011

Fit 4-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated the rear floorboard continued to become saturated with water whenever it would rain. The manufacture was contacted and the contact was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer and the vehicle was not repaired. The contact was concerned with the possibility of mold growing in the vehicle. Updated 05/12/11 updated 05/16/11

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 042011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 42,339 miles
Finding water buildup in the front drive floorboards of my 2007 Honda Fit. Generally this happens after rainstorms with significant downpour and I didnt notice this because lately weather's been pretty good. Now I'm finding the wet spot with mold to go along with it as well underneath the foam piece underneath the carpet. Others have helped me trace it to my door seals and there is much mold growth underneath, so even before I discovered this it must have happened before but in lesser degree. I feel as this should not be a warranty only fix by Honda and that the door seals and carpets should be replaced as a result. Growth of mold in a car which you're driving in everyday can be hazardous to anyone's health.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #10

Mar 132010


  • 42,000 miles
2007 Honda Fit leaks water on driver's side, focused on rear passenger seat, particularly in back corner near wheel well. Occurs mainly in heavy rain and has resulted in mold growth. Local dealership (Honda of middletown) has blamed leak on previous bodywork, ignoring customer's reference to numerous online complaints about the exact same leak issue nationwide in cars without bodywork. They call this an "isolated incident" and refuse to address issue without customer paying out several hundred dollars for diagnostic work.

- Goshen, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 012009


  • miles
I have a 2007 Honda Fit which has been leaking water in the passenger back floor area for over a year now. It began over a year ago and was sent to the dealership numerous times. It was accumulating over a 6 inches of rain and became moldy and smelled horrible. I explained my concerns to the dealership regarding the leak and mold health hazards. Especially having my newborn in the car with me. They could not figure out the problem after repeated attempted to take the car apart.. the last time it was there was in April 2010 and they allegedly fixed the problem. We have not had a huge amount of rain since then (except for alot of snot). The other day after a huge rain storm I noticed a distinct mildew smell. Once again the floor underneath my all weather mats was completely soaked. (directly under my 15 mo old's carseat.) I have taken it back to the dealership for an unrelated recall and they said they don't know what the issue could be. I am at my wits end and cannot expose my child to this moldy health hazard any longer. I am looking into my rights as a consumer and would appreciate any assistance in this matter.

- New London, CT, USA

problem #8

Nov 262010

Fit 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


Structural. My 2007 Honda Fit is leaking water onto the rear driver and passenger seat floor. It is causing mold which aggravates my asthma and allergies. It is also rusting the door panels, floor boards and the spare tire well. I had to throw out my floor mat, as it was molded. I believe Honda should repair the leak, rust and mold. It will affect my car for years to come if all are not addressed. An initial call to the local Honda dealer resulted in a "your car is no longer under warranty" comment. A call today stated that they would look at it but did not guarantee they would repair it.

- South Hadley, MA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012008


  • 30,000 miles
After about 2 years, I noticed that my carpet in the rear seat and rear hatch area were saturated with water any time it rains (living in Florida, it rains often). Upon further investigation, the spare tire compartment under the rear hatch area was pooling with a significant amount of water (we're talking a quart of water after a heavy downpour, easily a gallon within a rainy week if not tended to daily). It appears that there is some kind of leak around the rear door hatch and/or rear light seals, and/or in the roof, and/or in the floor. This has led to mold and mildew growth in the vehicle's passenger compartment which represents a serious health concern, not to mention property damage to anything being transported in the vehicle. I have become aware of other Honda Fit owners from the 2007-08 model years that have the exact same issue. There has been nothing yet done by manufacturer to address this issue as far as I am aware of.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 042009


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact was examining the vehicle when he discovered that the rear passenger side seat was wet abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the failure could not be duplicated. The contact was unaware of where the water had accumulated from. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 48,000.

- Fairway, KS, USA

problem #5

Jun 012010


  • 24,000 miles
I have a 2007 Honda Fit. There is a leak in the car, unsure if it's from the front door or rear door panels but the floors in the backseat area get soaked every time it rains. (which is daily this time of year in Florida) my car has never been in an accident or had any type of repairs. Mold is forming on the carpet, the car smells horrible! I have noticed that many people have the very same issue as me. Dealerships are scoffing at the problem stating that every case "is isolated" and that simply is not true. There needs to be a recall on this problem. People are having to pay for repairs themselves whether or not it's under warranty. This is not acceptable. The value of my 2007 Honda Fit is down the tubes! I have read that many others have filed complaints as well and some have pending law suits. It seems as if the 2007 model is a lemon! Honda is not acknowledging this problem as there are already three other recalls on this car. Please do something about this. We have children who have to ride in the backseat with the mold! this is affecting our health.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 152010


  • miles
There is a water leak from the rear driver's side door. The carpet is wet and water has accumulated underneath the carpet. There is strong moldy smell. This happens every time it rains.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 012009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that whenever it rained, he found water on the floor in the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership on three occasions where the vehicle had minor welding performed on different parts of the structure of the vehicle. However, the failure continued to occur. The failure and current mileages were unavailable.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 172007


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that the structure of the vehicle was abnormally low, which caused her to frequently scrape the parts underneath the frame while driving. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that this was how the vehicle was intentionally designed. The failure has not been remedied. The failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 20,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

May 042008

Fit 4-cyl

  • 20,334 miles
I own a 2007 Honda Fit, sport model- that was involved in an accident. I was driving my car on the highway in stop and go traffic. There was a late model Toyota Tundra pickup truck infront of my car and it came to a sudden stop. I couldn't stop quick enough- I was traveling at low speed must be under 15mph. My car hit the bumper of the pick up truck infront of me and the hood, lights and entire "top" front end sustained about "$7000" worth of damage. But none of the airbags deployed at all. Lots of lights on the gauge cluster came on and went off but the airbags did not deploy. The Tundra only sustained a scratch on the rear bumper. After a tear down by the body shop it was determined that the sensors were installed at the sides at the front end of the frame rail. This is a very low position on this car since its already low to the ground. I believe the airbag sensors are too low on these cars by poor and irresponsible design by Honda. Had these sensors been placed at a higher elevation then the airbags would have gone off and the injuries would have been even minor. This design decision seems like it was developed to satisfy the frontal crash tests conducted by the insurance institute for highway safety. During those tests the cars are evaluated for crashes to a solid object anchored to the ground. The airbags would not deploy in a crash scenario with any vehicle that would not be a compact car. I was lucky because there was no loss of life but the same accident at a higher speed would have resulted in no airbag deployment and certain loss of life. The car is currently being repaired at a body shop in lorton va. I extend you the opportunity to come and study the car if you care to do so... thanks so much shazad buksh

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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