hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
184,316 miles

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2011 Honda Fit steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 222016


  • 585,000 miles


Lost power steering while driving on the hwy in my 2011 Honda Fit with about 58,500 miles driven.. had car parked in the sun for several hours with ambient temperature of 92F, got in and drove home, had radio on, A/C on, gas level close to the empty indicator ("E")., and within 5 minutes of driving, was on the freeway at that time, the electric power assisted steering functionality failed. I almost lost control of vehicle, steering was heavy and difficult, no lights illuminated to indicate a problem, was able to stay in # 1 lane till I reached home. When I started the car the following day, and power assist functionality was magically restored. I visited the local Honda dealership service department and service representative claimed that he has not heard of such problems with the Honda Fit, even for earlier years when I asked specifically. Service representative was not even interested in hooking up any devices to see if information can be retrieved from the computer in the car.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 182015


  • 120,000 miles
Recently my 2011 Honda Fit has been having intermittent power steering failures. It has happened 3 times in one week to date where I have started the car to drive to work in the morning and the steering is very heavy for a few seconds like an old manual steering car. The power steering kicked back in once after continuing to drive the car and on the other two occasions after stopping the car and restarting it.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 272013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
The steering becomes really heavy over speeds of 50 and there is no indicator showing anything wrong with the system.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 142012

Fit 4-cyl

  • 9,265 miles
After driving 20 miles through traffic with 1/2 tank gas and radiator temperature ok, no warning lights showing: Turned right at intersection and lost all engine power (no throttle response), then all lights (headlights and dash). Steering became stiff. We think cd player stayed on. Luckily no nearby traffic and enough momentum to pull into nearby parking lot. Put car in park, turned key off and removed it. Replaced key and car started with lights ok. We've had this car for 1500 miles and this is the first time it's done this.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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