definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,462 miles

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2009 Honda Fit electrical problems

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2009 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 312016


  • 60,800 miles


When attempting to drive the vehicle, it would not move in reverse. Gear would shift to reverse but car would not move. Honda dealership stated that rodents chewed through wiring on cable harness.

- Langley Afb, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 262014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 22,900 miles
My wife was driving the car when this happened. It has occurred twice. This vehicle has an electronic throttle system. The check engine light came on the car loses the ability to accelerate. I have not had it happen to me yet. I took the car to autozone and they read the stored codes from the obd system which indicated the throttle positioning sensor had generated a fault. The fault seems to go away and the check engine is no longer illuminated. It seems to go away by shutting off and restarting the car. This seems to be a considerable safety problem since you could get rear ended when this happens.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #6

Oct 142013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When the car sits for too long in cooler weather, it stalls when it is in gear. I started the car this morning, put it in reverse, and it stalled. In the past I have gotten beyond the garage and had it stall at a stop sign or light. The problem ceases when the engine warms up. The problem seems similar to the one addressed by the following recall: Recall id # 80366 - engine and engine cooling read more: www.motortrend.com/cars/2009/Honda/Fit/recalls/#ixzz2pdfz2Z9U Honda maintains that my vehicle is not covered by this recall.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 182013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


I own a 2009 Honda Fit, VIN # [xxx], with 33,400 miles on the vehicle. Several messages been displayed repeatedly on the message board the last 2 months. The messages displayed are "check engine", "check fuel cap" and one regarding the air bags. I took the car to the dealer, germain Honda of dublin, to have it checked. They said I have to bring it in when the message light is on before they can tell me what is wrong. That is not possible because the messages don't stay on very long. Can you help me with this problem? appreciate any assistance you can give me. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 142013


  • miles
After having my car for almost five years without this issue, I have started having trouble getting my key into the driver's door lock. The key stops about a third of the way into the keyhole. The key works like normal in the passenger door, hatch, and ignition. I attempted using a spare key that has seldom been used, but it does not slide into the driver's door keyhole either. Something has messed up or worn out in the driver's door lock.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Apr 222011


  • 47,000 miles
2009 Honda Fit sport instrument panel went blank - no gas gauge, no speedometer, no tripometer, no car alarm, air conditioning went out, doors would not auto lock. Honda service diagnosed it as faulty instrument cluster panel. Said I needed to replace instrument cluster to the tune of $700+ for part and $300+ for labor and $30+ for shipping of part. Car 2 1/2 years old, one owner, only 47,000 miles. Needs to be recalled.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #2

May 272010


  • 17,000 miles
Towing a 2009 Honda Fit behind a motorhome when it locked up. Everything was set according to the manual. It is automatic. We were told it could be the battery but we are not satisfied with that explanation. Have you heard of other Honda Fits locking up the front wheels while towing. It drives fine if not behind the motorhome. We dragged the toad for about 50 feet and had to replace two front tires.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #1

May 172010


  • 1,000 miles
Car turning off.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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