really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,113 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2010 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 052010


  • 3,142 miles


Seats in Honda Fit 2010 are causing severe back problems to the point that I may need to have surgery. I am not prone to severe lower back problems but since purchasing this vehicle I have been to the doctor 3 times and seen a physiotherapist. The doctor has now made an appointment for me with a physatrist and if this doctor cannot resolve my problem, I will have to have back surgery.

- Nepean, Ontario, Canada, 00, USA

problem #4

Aug 292010


  • miles
Front seats moving slightly with hard cornering or breaking. Based on comments obtained on internet, checked the front seat rail bolts and found two of them to be loose (one each on both the front seats).

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 092010


  • 25 miles
My brand new 2010 Honda Fit sport is breaking my neck! the design of the headrest does not allow me to sit in a comfortable position. Because of chronic back problems, I normally drive with the seat back in an almost vertical position. The tilt of the headrest forces my head forward. Within minutes, the pain in my neck and back becomes unbearable.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 112010


  • miles
I purchased Honda Fit and drove it home to realize that I have to either drive without a head restraint and compromise my safety or not be able to drive for more than 20 minutes a day. The head rest pushes my head forward and strains my neck to the point that I either have to sit upright away from the seat or stretch my neck far out in pain. Either way it is not safe, whether in case of accident or generally for my health. With no cool-off period on new cars in California, I cannot return the car which at this point has 12 miles on it, so I am forced to drive unsafely. I ran google search for Honda head rest complaints and found out that customers have been complaining about Honda's new head rests for the same very reason since 2007, for most of their models - from Accord and Odyssey to Fit. What makes the matter worse is that you cannot reverse the headrest as there are grooves only on one of the two support poles. By making head restraint extremely uncomfortable to use, Honda is forcing its customers to drive unsafely, specifically without head restraint. I spoke to service manager at my dealer and he told me that Honda does not have adjustable or reversible head restraint. He is also aware of the complaints from the customers. Solution should be easy to implement by making the head rest reversible for those like me with neck or back problems. I drove Honda for 18 years and cannot believe that Honda has not responded to 3 years of continuous complaints by the customers. There is no injuries yet, as the car is sitting in my garage as I am afraid to drive it. I don't have VIN with me right now, but this issue is not specific to the car, it is widespread across the models of Honda.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062010


  • 2,400 miles
Front driver seat rocks while making sharp turns - at any speed. Search on web shows common issue. See www.fitfreak.net/forums/2nd-generation-ge-08-present/53493-2010-Fit-seat-rocking-fix-2.html.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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