really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,626 miles

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2010 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 182016


  • 26,000 miles


I pulled slowly into a commercial parking space, the car accelerated after I lifted my foot off the gas pedal. The car jumped the curb and hit a concrete column. I slammed the brakes and it stopped in the middle of a sidewalk just in front of a storefront. Unintended acceleration occurred on two other occasions with no damage..

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 262014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 65,824 miles
On local street medium traffic was driving really slow to anticipate the red light, light went green so I stepped on the gas pedal lightly but the Honda Fit seemed to have greater speed than I expected and the van in front of me did not seem to be moving at all but his third brake light was out and he said he was not braking at that time and I knew I would crash so I checked right side and maneuvered to change lane to the right to reduce point of contact and clipped the left rear of the van. It felt like it was sudden acceleration - I am not feeling safe with the car as freeway traffic in la is stop and go and I normally drive the canyon daily. I also had the vehicle change oil, brake pads and tires serviced the day before.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 092014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 17,500 miles
I was driving West devon with the speed limit 20, I was going at 5 to 08 miles or less, in a second I felt the car accelerate by himself, I tried to stop, the breaks did not respond and hit a car in front of me.the impact was like some one was pushing me, when I hit the car and I have my seat belt on, the air bag did not work, for the damage in my car the was soo bad that the whole front was damage so bad for the speed, that I am not sure if this car safe for my wife to drive.this is wake call for the safety of my family I am sure as soon the repair is done I will trade this car.this car is like driving with plastic metal. I saw in the internet Honda recall some Fit models.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 192011


  • 2,913 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while in reverse, the vehicle suddenly surged backwards before crashing. The airbags did not deploy during the failure. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. Neither the delaer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 2,913.

- Gloucester , VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052011

Fit 4-cyl

  • 5,500 miles
I have a 2010 Honda Fit sport automatic, purchased new. While driving about 5 mph (I.e., going down a spiral ramp, parking my car inside the garage in my home and being in extremely slow stop-and-go traffic) my right foot is on and off the brake. I do not use my left foot at all in driving. Four times in the past year (from July 2010 to June 2011) during such situations the engine suddenly accelerated and the needle on the RPM dial went to 4,000-5,000. I had to step hard with my right foot on the brake to keep the car from lurching forward. The last time it happened on June 5, 2011 in the middle of extremely slow stop-and-go traffic. I had to put both feet on the brake and quickly shifted into neutral to avoid hitting the car in front of me. This time my wife was in the car with me and witnessed this most scary and dangerous incident. I explained all of this to the mechanics at my local Honda dealer when I brought my car in for service on 6/21/11. However, they were not able to recreate a sudden acceleration situation and could not find anything wrong with my car. My online searches indicate that there have been reports of similar situations with prior-year models of the Honda sport. I am certain there is an undiscovered problem with my car, and possibly others, which requires investigation by the NHTSA.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 242010


  • 18 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Fit. The contact stated that the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are too close and sometime he touched the wrong pedal. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted either. The failure mileage was approximately 18.

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

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