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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
3,500 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. bend the head rest backwards and/or pad it (2 reports)
  3. Honda to recall and replace them (1 reports)
2010 Honda Fit accessories - interior problems

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2010 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 262011

Fit Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


I'm only 5'1", but to be comfortable in the drivers seat of my Honda Fit, I have had to raise the headrest as high as it will go. This negates the safety benefits that the headrest is designed to provide, since the headrest is no longer in contact with my head. But without doing this, my head is tilted down and it is both difficult to see the road and extremely uncomfortable. Would love to be able to flip the headrest around to see if that would help matters, but the headrest seems permanently attached. I would like to be both safe and comfortable!

- Kathy W., Juneau, AK, USA

problem #7

Sep 032013

Fit Sport 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,500 miles

I bought the Honda Fit used. It is a 2010 and only had 14k miles. I really like the looks, cargo space, and gas mileage. After a few days I noticed a back ache starting that was exacerbated every time I got in the car. The back ache is now chronic and I'm faced with selling the car at a loss unless I can get a fair seat replacement remedy from Honda. My rant is that I can't believe a major car manufacturer like Honda would put a seat in a car that hurts people even if the percent is low. There are millions of cars in the market that cause no back pain for anyone so it can't be that hard to do. I've probably owned 20 cars and trucks in my life (including other Honda's) and never once felt discomfort driving and I've made some 3000 mile trips. I've been an advocate for Honda since my first Civic in 1985 but without some help I can't recommend Honda to anyone.

- Jim S., Boise, ID, USA

problem #6

Jan 312011

Fit Sport 1.5L Vtec

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles

The Honda Fit was Consumer Reports best sub-compact and had great ratings. There was all the hype about Honda focusing on its small cars-it's roots as a company. The seats in my 2010 Fit offer no lumbar support, and I have positioned the seat in every possible configuration. I never have any back problems until I bought this car, I love the gas mileage, the seat configuration options, and space to haul things, however the engineers of the seats must have been from another planet or intoxicated chimpanzees. There are after market seats but you lose the side impact airbag safety feature. Please Honda, fix the seats or offer upgrades!!!

- artmonkey, Littleton, CO, US

problem #5

Dec 072010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles


Grrr....I hate bad lumbar support and neck support. If your driving less then 20 miles or under 5'6". This car could work. If your 5'8" and already tend to get a sore back. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!!!!!! Or at least sit in it at the dealership for 30 minutes before buying it. I beg you.

- Victoria L., 4900 B Street, Sacramento, USA

problem #4

Oct 052010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,997 miles

I have never had severe back problems before but after driving the Fit from Ottawa to Toronto and back, my back started to hurt. I ignored it thinking it would go away but it has gotten steadily worse. It decreases when I am not driving the car. The car is very good on gas but I can't drive it very much because it hurts my back. I have to go see a physatrist (specialist in bones and muscles) first but if this doctor cannot help me, I will have to have surgery.

- pvanroon, Nepean, ON, Canada

problem #3

Oct 122010


  • Manual transmission
  • 2,900 miles


- Peggie F., Raleigh,, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 112010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles

After I drove my new Fit home I realized that head restraint is awful, becuase it pushes my head forward and strains my neck. My neck is in pain after less than 10 miles. With great trust for Honda I purchased this car after a short test drive because it had all the features I wanted. I cannot believe that Honda would create such a huge mess out of a small item. I have been a happy Honda customer since 1992, not anymore. No Honda ever. After doing some research I realized that people are complaining about Accord and Element seats begining with 2009 models as much as they are complaining about Fit.

- never_honda_again, Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles

The seats in this vehicle are worse than sling seats on a military aircraft. I was not aware that Honda decided to imbed Sensor boxs in the bottom and back of both driver and front passenger seats. The bottom is located below the Prostate (Male) and the back is where you would expect a lumbar support. I have had both Prostate and L4-5 back surgery which limits my comfort in this car to trips of 5 - 10 miles. You have probably guessed by now that I intend to JUNK this car @ the current 500 Miles unless Honda can come up with a fix.

- Bill M., Daphne, AL, USA

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