pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
58,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. travel with cargo weight (1 reports)
2008 Honda Fit wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #2

May 072010

Fit Sport 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


Bought the 2008 Fit new in 2007. At 22,000miles the tires were chopped and needed replacement. Did that. Now 18,000 miles later, the tires are again chopped and need replacement. Just did that. So far I have spent over $1,000 in tires. Here's the best part - today, May 20, 2013, my dealer told me the Fit was designed to carry cargo and if you didn't carry a lot of weight, your tires will always become chopped. When I asked why I wasn't informed of this when I bought the car, he said," Would you have bought it? That's the reason." His solution is that I carry at least 200lbs of sandbags in the back at all times and have the tires rotated every 3,000 miles and that might help. At 41, 326 miles, the Fit Sport has had 3 sets of tires.

Unbelievable!!! Honda Corporate was of no help whatsoever. They really didn't care. This is my 4th or 5th Honda but you can bet it will be my last.

- , ST Germain, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 032011

Fit Sport 1.5L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 95,000 miles

My car started vibrating during the summer of 2011. When I had it at the dealer for routine maintenance I asked them to balance the tires. they called me to the service department and told me that 3 of the 4 wheels were "no longer round" and would have to be replaced. They quoted me $1200 to replace the wheels with the same type (like I'd buy them again?). When I asked how this could have happened, the service manager shrugged and replied "Potholes?" Apparently Honda engineers are incapable of designing wheels that can stay round for the life of the car. My previous 2 Hondas both had over 200,000 miles on them when I traded them in, and both managed to pass Geometry 101. Combined with the clutch failure it just had, and the fact that Hondas have gotten worse in quality and service since I started driving them in 1989 (my first Honda's biggest issue was the AC blowing a seal at 197,000 miles and 7 years old; this car wobbles like a drunkard and it's clutch self destructed at 150,000 miles and 5 years old), this will be the last piece of overpriced Honda junk I buy. I used to laugh at American cars for having expensive, stupid issues like this, meanwhile American cars keep getting better, while Honda lags in engineering, new technology, and service. It took them until 2001 before the Civic had windshield washers that also activated the wipers and ABS standard across all trim lines, while other companies were putting traction control in their cars as standard equipment (note: the Fit didn't get TC until the next-gen model in 2009). If Honda quits playing it cautiously and actually tries to come out with fun reliable cars again, I may be back. But for now they can stick their boring, noisy, overpriced status symbols where the sun don't shine.

- , Indianapolis, IN, US

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