really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,317 miles

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2012 Honda Fit electrical problems

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2012 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 032016


  • 75,000 miles


At around 50,000 miles rear passenger side door lock fails to open when using power unlock system from front door or key. Must manually unlock. At 75,000 miles driver door fails to unlock or lock using power unlock/lock system and must manually be locked/unlocked. The locking/unlocking power systems started as intermittent but have become non-functional now.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 202014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the key fell out of the connected fob and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the key needed to be replaced. No repairs were made and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 03/30/15 the consumer stated the old part is available. Updated 6/22/2014

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 052012


  • 2,000 miles
The tires would all lose air within weeks, every month, driven or not, and still do. From 4 to 20 pounds of air per tire, still do. I think I have rotten so called new tires, as it was a new car. Also if I left 1 inside light on by mistake overnite, it would need a jump start for over 2 years. After about 12 of them in 6 months, they replaced the battery, no charge, and no more need for a jump start the 1 time left the interior dash light on, the overhead little 1/2 side of a light. Mechanics are the worst I have ever used. Worst and wish I never got the car. It is a bad joke and gets tops 28 mpg regardless of what it says on its little gas keeper

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 072013

Fit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,700 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Honda Fit sport. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle lunged forward without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure would recur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was advised that the power train control module or the electric throttle pedal could have been defective. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 12,700 and the current mileage was 19,000. Updated 05/12/14 MA the consumer was involved in 2 accidents, due to the vehicles sudden deceleration and acceleration. Updated 05/15/14

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 312013

Fit 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
On 12/31/2013 I parked my Honda Fit 2012 in the parking garage of children's hospital los angeles at 6am and left it there while my little girl had surgery. When I returned to it at 4:30, I was unable to open the doors with the key fob. The light on the fob flashed, so I knew it wasn't the problem. There is only one keyed lock on the car on the driver's handle. I tried to put the key into this mechanical lock, but it would only go half-way and would not open the door. I called the Honda care line who sent a tow truck whose driver tried for half an hour or so to unlock the door through the window, then said he couldn't do it and left. I called the Honda number again; they sent another truck whose driver tried for another half hour or so, then left. I called my car insurance company, state farm, who sent a aaa truck whose driver also tried to open the door with the air bladder device in the window, but was unable to do so. At that point I asked him to break the small, front passenger window. He did so, then he was able to unlock the door, raise the hood and jump the battery to start my car. The hood can't be opened except by the latch inside the car. How is it legal for a car to be built without a way to lift the hood to jump the battery? as long as I couldn't open the door, I was unable to start the car. There is no way to get into the car when the battery is dead. I haven't been given any explanation about this or about why the car can't be opened if the battery is dead. For over three and a half hours my child who'd just had two surgeries sat in a wheelchair while the people I've paid to help me were unable to unlock my car.this could have happened anywhere. Fortunately I was in a parking garage and not in a parking lot or on the side of the street.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012

Fit 4-cyl

  • 6,200 miles
Computer keeps saying to "check fuel cap." Even after several complete shut offs and tightening of the fuel cap, the problem continued to happen. It doesn't happen everyday, just sporadically. It also only has happened after parking on a flat surface.

- Bloomsburg, PA, USA

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