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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
14,400 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. adjustable seat height (1 reports)
  3. test drive for an hour before buying (1 reports)
2009 Honda Fit accessories - interior problems

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2009 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 152013

Fit Sport 1.5L L4 Mpi Sohc 16v

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Had a 1993 Honda Civic with a super comfortable seat, so didn't really think about researching "seat issues" when considering the FIT, and didn't take an hour long test drive. Just figured Honda knew what they were doing with regards to design. Everything else about my FIT is great, but the seat design is HORRIBLE!!! Chiropractor doesn't help, and costs MONEY! What the hell Honda??? At least make a replacement seat that is designed for the COMFORT of an average sized human being. I wouldn't care if I had to pay for it because at this point I just want to junk the car, but of course I CAN'T AFFORD TO!!! Honda has lost a once loyal customer FOREVER!!!

- mariconroy, Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 102010

Fit DX

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles

I drive with chiropractic balls along my back, otherwise my ribs pop out from the driving position. $100's in massage/Chiro fees due to this problem.

- Sharon W., Whistler, BC, Canada

problem #3

Feb 012009

Fit Sport 1.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles

When I first sat in the Fit I thought that, as most cars you first sit in, I could eventually find the correct posture and angle that would be comfortable. The 5 cars I owned before the Fit were like that so surely this would be no different right? Wrong. The seats are terrible for anything longer than a 15 minute drive. Even then back aches would be the norm. No other seats are available other than third party but paying $3k for proper Recaro seats would be crazy for a $17k car. The lumbar support hits me about two inches higher than it should so I added padding to basically flatten the back. Still, my feet regularly become numb and legs stiff after my hour commute. I kept the car since there were no others at the time that matched the spacious interior and fuel efficiency. 6 months after I bought it, the VW Golf TDI came back out and then the redesigned Mazda 3 so now we have choices of near 40MPG hatchbacks.

Rumors are pointing to premium seats on the 2015 model, but seeing as I've had other problems with this car after only 5 years, I'm hesitant to recommend them. (Fan resistor pack failed, fan dial light failed, shift knob crumbling, OEM tires use non-standard sizes and are terrible on rain & snow)

- James B., Frederick, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 192011

Fit Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

NICE car in all regards except the driver's seat! Now height adjustment nor lumbar adjusment even in top trim model. Seat pan is way too low for comfortable seating. I am only 5'10" but find the seating position has my hips way below my knees creating un-natural seating angles, in effect placing all weight on my tailbone. I already had some disc degeneration started but this exacerbated the problem greatly. I put in a cushion to adjust height up but then the backrest curvature is completely wrong. What size of person was this designed for? I am familiar with the Asia release of this car as the Jazz... it has better seat along with the cars delivered to Canada and Mexico, what gives? Solution is either offer an upgraded seat (it does exist outside the US) buy an EXPENSIVE aftermarket seat or sell the vehicle. This is killing my past loyalty to Honda for sure! BIG PITY!

- Robert H., Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042009

Fit 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,500 miles

We got rid of our Fit after just 5k miles as it causes back pain severe enough to warrant physical therapy. Honda USA was unable to suggest any solution to this; indeed, they would not provide any information about whether seats had been redesigned, whether it was possible to exchange them for other seats, what the rail design was, or any other information. They simply didn't give a damn as they are selling this car based on its 'cuteness' factor. No car fits everyone, but Honda's cavalier disregard for customers is a new low. Seriously, folks, before you consider this car drive it for at least an hour. Our experience was that it's like a molded plastic conference chair on a marble floor. If you need a cheap ride, Toyota Corolla is superior to Honda Fit in all ways except styling.

- nofitus, Northampton, MA, USA

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