really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,583 miles

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2008 Honda Fit accessories - interior problems

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2008 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 222015


  • 105,322 miles


2008 Honda Fit base model: Floor of back seat and the cargo area behind back seat is wet, and is now growing mold. I have no idea how so much moisture/water is getting into the carpet. I am also concerned that the floors will rust as well. Seriously, Honda step up and issue a recall and fix this issue!! I will be filing a complaint with the ag's office!

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 142012

Fit 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Honda Fit sport. Consumer writes in regards to design defect in seat adjustment lever. The consumer stated when she attempted to the exit the vehicle, her pants leg became hooked on the seat adjustment lever located just below the cushion on the lower left hand corner of the driver's seat. Being unaware of her pants leg being caught, when she attempted to exit she fell to the ground. The force of her fall and pants being caught, caused the seat to immediately move completely in the reverse position. She hit the ground face first to the pavement, also catching herself with her hands. Her glasses flew off and were scratched, her lip was busted on the inside and bleeding and both of her hands were dirty and burning from the asphalt. She lost a small amount of skin on her left knee and also skinned he left elbow to the size of a dime. As time went by, within an hour her left hand was hurting more and more and it began to swell. She also suffered injuries to her chest area.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 152010


  • 10 miles
Headrest failed during normal driving. The headrest tips my head so far forward my chin is practically on my chest. There is no way to adjust or replace it, I have talked to the dealer and parts department. My only solution is to put the headrest on backward, which means I have no neck protection in a crash.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 152008


  • 1,000 miles
Unsafe design - recall request I am the owner of a 2008 Honda Fit with standard transmission. The ten-minute test drive did not alert me to the insufficient legroom that makes me apply both the brake and the gas at the same time. The explanation follows. Long drives of over twenty minutes cause my leg to cramp and I need to shift my right heel to the right. That puts my heel directly behind the gas pedal instead of the normal position directly behind the brake pedal. When the toe of the foot moves to the brake pedal, the sole of the foot also covers the edge of the gas pedal and both pedals are pushed at the same time. The brake system is also partly at fault since after the initial application the brake continues to slowly sink to the floor instead of holding the pedal height. This results in even more gas being applied. Honda has inspected the brakes and has indicated they are working normally. I have driven standard shift cars many years including, Chevy, Plymouth, Pontiac, two Toyota, two vws, the 1991 Honda, and now this Fit. There are many hundred-thousand miles logged in these cars. I replaced my 1991 Honda dx with the Fit. The cars are essentially the same size length and width and the 1991 Honda was a comfortable car. You would think the Fit would be as well proportioned. I have checked other cars of the same size and style with the thought of trading. I have found the Nissan versa, Toyota Scion xd, and Toyota yaris to have the same or worse legroom as the Fit. I am 70 inches tall with a pant inseam of 31 inches. My guess is that anyone with an inseam of more than 29 would have the same problem. Recall the Honda Fit to force the company to adjust the seat so that it will move farther back from the gas pedal and/or higher. There is plenty of room in the car for that to happen. Honda added another few inches to the 2009 Fit but kept the same front seat clearance dimensions. Establish design rules to stop this design flaw.

- Colts Neck , NJ, USA

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