really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,694 miles

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2013 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 032014


  • 8,000 miles


Any time at low speed start off if left foot is just touching brake pedal car will stall with no response in throttle position car stops! until the accelerator pedal is backed off with foot and reapplied dealer said this happens and to drive with only one foot! this is very dangerous problem need recall!

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 012013


  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while parking, the vehicle surged forward and crashed into a concrete barrier. The contact mentioned that the vehicle went over the sidewalk but was she able to engage the brakes before the vehicle crashed into a building. The contact did not file a police report and no injuries were reported. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

May 272014

Fit 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
2013 Honda Fit with a 1,000 miles, bough it new, is now hesitating on acceleration, then it like it takes a big gulp of gas and is fine. Happened on more than one occasion. Roads were flat and only always happens after I stop then accelerate. Does not do this all the time, but when making a turn with oncoming cars, it could be very dangerous. Do not feel comfortable driving as I never know when this is going to happen.

- Lago Vista, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 012014


  • miles


2013 Honda Fit. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle noises and sudden acceleration. The consumer stated when she reached the speed of 45- 50 mph, there was a distinct howling noise. Also at times, the vehicle would suddenly surge forward without pressing down on the accelerator.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Fit. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated while she driving 50 mph. The contact was able to control the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal with force. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who test drove the vehicle but was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000 and the current mileage was 8,000.

- Laurel , MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 092013


  • 141 miles
I was entering a parking place at approximately 3 mph, trying to adjust the angle of entry. When I stepped on the accelerator the car bolted forward. I applied the brake but the acceleration was too fast to keep the brake from stopping the car from colliding with the guard rail. The impact caused the air bags to eject. The hood was dented, the right fender and bumper were disengaged from the body and the right headlight was broken. The repair came to over $10,000. If the guard rail hadn't stopped the car it would have gone over from the 6th floor to the 5th floor. Fortunately my passenger and I were not injured due to the air bags ejecting. My concern with this car is that the accelerator pedal is too "touchy." The dealer had his mechanic check the car after it was fixed declaring that this was the nature of that model. Had I known that I would not have purchased the car. I'm still wary about driving the car three months later.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

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