really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,195 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Honda Fit seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152011


  • 37,000 miles


Noticed damp/wet carpet under rubber floor mats on Nov 15th 2011, noted a moldy smell. Cleaned car dried out carpet. Noticed rear carpet very wet after rainy period Dec 21 2011. Pulled up carpet, water all over top hump were seat brackets attach to car frame, carpet was soaked all way to front seats. I feel this may be a structural issue and safety issue. Over on miles for warranty to cover. Schedule with local dealership.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 072010


  • 16,585 miles
I own a 2008 Honda Fit. On 1-7-2010, while traveling at approximately 45 -50 mph, the vehicle in front of mine began to brake. My brakes were applied; however, the vehicle did not seem to be slowing. The brakes were then depressed all the way to the floor, however, the vehicle continued forward until it crashed into the vehicle in front of mine. The ABS did not engage during this incident. The air bag did not deploy. The seat belt broke. The insurance company was informed of the above noted failures. The vehicle was repaired, however, no brake problems were detected. In late February, 2010, I got my vehicle back from the repair shop. On 3-4-2010, I was traveling at approximately 45 mph when a vehicle pulled out in front of me causing me to slam the brakes as hard as I could. Again, the ABS system did not engage and my vehicle continued forward. The only reason I did not crash into the vehicle in front of me is because it cleared my path before impact. During this incident, my seat belt did not "grab" me. I took my vehicle to the Honda dealership the next day, explained the incident, and asked that the brake system and seat belt be checked out again thoroughly. The Honda service writer told me that they could find nothing wrong with the brakes or the seat belt. Due to my field of employment, I have had extensive training in emergency vehicle operation. I know how the ABS system operates and how a vehicle should respond when the brakes are applied in the manner described above.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 102008


  • 10,000 miles
My sister and I were sitting in stopped traffic on a California freeway in her 2008 Honda Fit when we were rear ended by another driver at about 50 mph. We both were wearing seatbelts. He struck us directly behind the passenger, and our vehicle then struck the car in front of us and the concrete median barrier to the left. He struck us with sufficient force that our car was a complete loss and we had to be removed from the vehicle with the jaws of life. None of the car's airbags deployed. Though I was wearing a seatbelt and shoulder harness, I struck the dash with my head and was knocked unconscious. The seatbelt did not restrain me. I have seen at least three other similar incidents online that involved a rear end collision with a Honda Fit. Please investigate this dangerous vehicle before someone is killed.

- Albuquerque , NM, USA

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