really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,465 miles

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2007 Honda Fit engine problems

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2007 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 022014


  • 140,000 miles


Honda Fit sport :engine warning light stays on for weeks then turns off unexpectedly then back on again since about August 2014. I completed the 120,000 mile recommended service at the Honda dealership near where I was at the time but the engine light came back on then off again intermittently regardless of the service. Not sure if it is related to the engine surge I am worried about now (March 2015) accompanied by my paddle shifters not working while in D mode. I experienced this when accelerating at 20mph and again at 35mph my engine had high rpms the engine sounded like it surged and made a thud as though the engine would fall out of my car. I was really nervous to continue driving in stop and go traffic as each time I accelerated it happened again at 20 mph. At my destination for two hours I then drove home with some hills and winding roads and put my car in S mode to see if paddle shifters would work or reset in some manner, which it did start working. The surging ceased to happen in S mode so I decided to shift into D mode to see if paddle shifters would work properly and they did as I continued to drive home forty minutes. The orange engine light is still on and paddle shifters seem to be working in both S and D mode now wondering what to get checked out. Since I spent all that money on the major service and was told the car should work well for the next 150,000 it's now near 148,000 miles I want to know whether I can count on the paddle shifters or if they will fail me again. The engine warning light usually turns off once I get an oil change and reset it has remained on. I don't know if a diagnostic will reveal anything or if I should just get the paddle shifters checked. I use the paddle shifters a great deal while in D mode over the past eight years I have owned the car since I bought it new I am the original owner and only person driving the vehicle.

- Oceano, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 182015

Fit 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
I drove into my driveway to park in our car port. As I approached the car port the car suddenly accelerated. I applied the brakes but it did not even slow down. The car went over a 8 inch by 4 inch barrier at the front of the car port, continued to gain speed as it went through a small garden, then it knocked down our privacy fence. All during this time I was applying the brake. The car then went about 60 feet through our neighbors yard and continued through the next houses' privacy fence and went another 6 feet and finally stopped when it hit the house. The air bags never released.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA

problem #9

Jul 112014

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. While driving approximately 4 mph, the vehicle accelerated on its own and crashed into a concrete wall. There were no injuries. The failure occurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.....updated 09-03-14 updated 9/9/14 the consumer experienced sudden acceleration twice. The consumer was turning slowly into a parking space and when she straightened the vehicle, the engine sudden;Y roared. She slammed on the brakes. The same thing happened a second time. The dealer and a Honda factory rep inspected the vehicle, but found nothing wrong. Updated 11/17/14

- Cornwall Hudson, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 012010

Fit 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


Recurring engine misfire causing, rattling, slowing down, panel light out, engine shut off.

- Garden City Park, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 032013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 41,125 miles
Power steering suddenly froze up in the middle of a left turn. Steering warning light came on, but I was nearly hit by a car that assumed I would be able to turn faster. Steering seemed to reset after turning the car off then on again, but did notice some sluggishness with acceleration after restarting. This is a really dangerous problem and I notice other published reports of this, so I think this warrants an investigation and a recall!

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #6

Sep 022013


  • 89,563 miles
The car last communication with the throttle, this is couse by a computer chip on a 2007 Honda Fit, mechanic told me this happened when you change the gasoline pump, this is a very dengeres problem on 2007 Honda Fit.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 262010


  • 75,000 miles


After coming to a stop, when start to accelerate, vehicle stalls. Then has hard time starting back up. Has caused several close calls with almost being T-boned as the car stalled after trying to complete a left hand turn from a complete stop.

- Littlerock, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 252011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
While applying the foot brake to stop vehicle it suddenly accelerated & would not stop until the emergency brake was applied. Mileage was about 12,000 & year was 2009. There was a recurrence Feb. 16,2011..mileage about 20,000.

- Warrington , PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 062011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 25,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while driving into her at low speeds, the vehicle suddenly accelerated into a bush on the sidewalk. The contact was not injured and no police report was filed. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure and current mileages were approximately 25,300. Updated 03/31/11 updated 04/05/11

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009


  • 18,000 miles
My husband was backing up our Honda Fit in the driveway. He put the car in reverse and while he was backing up it made a terrible grinding sound. He put his foot on the brake and then put the car into drive. Before he even moved his foot over to the accelerator pedal, the car accelerated so fast that it left skid marks on the driveway. He put his foot back on the brake and the car didn't stop. He put the emergency brake on and the car didn't stop. The car crashed through our fence at which point he put the car into park and it came to a screeching halt.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 062006

Fit 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles
Applying the foot brake to stop the vehicle, engine RPM started to increase to the point where the brake would not bring the vehicle to a stop. Vehicle proceeded into the intersection. Dealer found that the high end of the idle control was not properly trained. Dealer accomplished the training. Unknown at this time if it will solve the problem.

- Laporte, IN, USA

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