really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,262 miles

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2007 Honda Fit seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 012012

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2007 Honda Fit. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall airbag repairs the consumer stated he took his vehicle in for service for three safety recalls. The recall was intended to address the front and passenger air bags. The dealer performed a $98 diagnostic and spent over two hours trying to locate the problem. Along with the recall to remedy the corrosion damage and a faulty connection in the SRS occupant detection system; they found an open driver first airbag inflator. They hooked up the SRS simulator and replaced the cable reel the bill for the air bag repair was $415.18. The dealer reduced the labor cost by $50. Also, the cruise control would not set. The dealer replaced the cruise control combination switch.

- Annandale, MN, USA

problem #9

Jun 092011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 49,032 miles
Intermittent display of air bag warning light. According to dealer there is a break in the steering wheel 'cable reel' that connects the steering wheel air bag (as well as the horn and the cruise control).

- Enon, OH, USA

problem #8

Apr 302010


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. The driver was traveling at approximately 25 mph when a vehicle failed to yield and crashed into the left front of the contacts vehicle. The driver side frontal air bag did not deploy and the driver suffered injuries to the head. The vehicle was towed and a police report was not filed. The contact planned to call the manufacturer. The current and failure mileages were approximately 33,000.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 252009


  • 30,000 miles


We have a 13 year old who weighs over 75 pounds. She began riding in the front passenger seat of our 2007 Honda Fit after her 13th birthday. We noticed that the SRS indicator light came on while she sitting in the front passenger seat. According to the Honda manual, if the light comes on other than when you first start the car, you should have your car checked by the dealer, as this may indicate that the air bags or seat belt tensioners are not working properly. We have now taken our car to two different dealers on three separate occasions. They claim the SRS system and the and the sensors work properly. We followed the instruction is the manual, and checked items that might be interfering with the sensors. We have a picture of our daughter sitting in the passenger with the SRS indicator light on. We have had her ride in another 2007 Fit, where this problem did not occur. The problem continues to occur in our car, however Honda says they cannot fix this, as they claim there is nothing wrong. We disagree. Our 75+ pound daughter cannot safely ride in the front passenger seat. We believe we have a defective vehicle, one that is not safe for 13 and 14 year olds under 100 pounds to ride in the front passenger seat.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #6

Jun 172009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Fit. While driving 70 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. The frontal air bags failed to deploy. She sustained injuries to her neck and left rib cage. The contact was previously rear-ended by a vehicle driving 45 mph. The frontal air bags failed to deploy during that crash as well. The manufacturer stated that there was no recall for the air bags; therefore, the contact would be responsible for the repair costs. The failure and current mileages were 80,000.

- Lucerne Valley , CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 222008


  • 29,442 miles
I own a 2007 Honda Fit sport that was in a high speed crash. Reading the complaint # 10228324 I can relate to this issue. I was hit on the very front left side at about 55 mph and then pushed off the road to the right. The right front of the car hit a dirt burm around 30 mph. The air bags didn't deploy but the air bag light stayed on until it was reset. The body shop advised me that the impact cut the wiring harness to the air bags and sensor's had been cut in half and the sensors were cracked. It sounds like the left side of this model Fit has many flaws and I am lucky that I was seriously injured. The only answer I can get on this issue is that the impact wasn't in the red zone for the air bags to deploy. I'm sorry but if they don't deploy during a front end impact why would I ever think they would have ever deployed with the wires cut in half. The red zone isn't the issue. The car is a death trap on wheels. So much for the safety ratings because it seems like this car has an air bag issue. The recall because of salt, B.S. because I live in Texas and have 2 of these cars that the passenger sensor is still shorting out even after they replaced it. Texas isn't one of the states that is in the multi salt states that the recall covers. I think someone need to take a long hard look at the issue before some does loose there life. Enough said...... my foot also falls asleep and hurts like you could never imagine after I drive only 25 miles. Complaint # 10221630 -- I feel your pain..... I have 2 of these cars and each one puts my foot to sleep no matter how I move the seat. ----

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Apr 022007


  • miles
Customer wants to know if the life threatening error with the driver's side air bag that was discovered during a crash test affects her Honda Fit that she just recently purchased. * the error was discovered for all Honda Fit's that were manufactured before November 2006.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact was concerned about the air bag crash test results of the 2007 Honda Fit. The insurance institute of highway safety reported the following R on this vehicle: www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=722 "the Honda Fit was introduced in the 2007 model year. The Fit was evaluated in two 40 mph frontal offset crash tests. In the first test, the driver's frontal airbag deployed too early, with the result that high forces were recorded on the dummy's head when it bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel hard, indicating the likelihood of head injuries. This led Honda to modify the frontal airbag deployment characteristics on models produced after November 2006. Also, Honda will initiate a safety improvement campaign to modify at its cost vehicles produced earlier. A second Fit was tested with the modified airbags, and the driver's airbag inflated later. Ratings of the Fit was based on the results of the second test, except structural performance which was based on both tests. Restraints/dummy kinematics. Dummy movement was well controlled. The side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummys head contacted the side curtain airbag, which kept the head away from any stiff structure that could cause injury. Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions.

- Los Alamitos, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 192006

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 811 miles
: the contact stated the driver side air bag did not deploy in a frontal impact crash. The speed at the time of impact was 40 mph. There was no pre-impact braking. The driver was wearing the seat belt but there were soft tissue injuries sustained on the neck and back. A police report was processed.

- Greenfield, MO, USA

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