really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,791 miles

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2015 Honda Fit brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 262023


  • miles


There is a very loud clunking or loud clicking sound coming from the front right brakes. I took the vehicle to the dealership to be looked at 4 times and the final determination was it was a brake clicking which the service advisor described as normal. The noise is so loud specially when cold it feels like something is going to break at some point. He said the manufacturer did this on purpose to keep the brakes from overheating. I have done some research and it has happened to many other Honda owners as well. It just feels so unsafe to drive a vehicle with that noise every time you drive it specially when its brakes related.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 062023


  • miles
Driving down the highway yesterday at 75 mph. Car said check starter system. Started blinking. All dash lights and system turned off then on then off again. Power steering went off. Car died while going 75 mph. Abs system went down with it too. Had to hard steer and shift down. Parked on side of highway on shoulder. Towed to mechanic who said it's the alternator. Fit has about 125000 miles on it. The start switch was replaced 3 times recall then faulty by Honda dealership. Then the starter needed to be replaced by Honda dealership. Then the battery twice by O'Reilly. Now the alternator by my mechanic. This is not usual for Hondas to have to replace all of those. Seems as though this is a faulty starter system manufacturing. I could've died, had I not been trained by the military on what to do if vehicle lost power.

- Marina, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 172018


  • 92,000 miles
I have owned this car 2 weeks. I parked the Fit in front of the garage, left the engine running and set the handbrake. I got out to open the door. I was 6 feet from the car when I heard a metallic pop. I turned to see it rolling backwards down the drive. I ran to it but could not stop it. It was slowed by a mound of dirt and stopped by a small tree. I am very sure my thumb was not on the lever button. I worked the lever many times and can detect no unusual sound or feel.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 162016


  • 5,000 miles


Unintended and sudden acceleration. November 2015 the car was making a right hand turn into a parking space, while pressing the brake the car suddenly accelerated the brakes did not work, the car traveled about 70 feet before stopping. Took it to tom wood Honda all they checked was the brakes and said it was fine. Update: February 2016 making a right hand turn into a parking space at a panera bread gently tapped the brakes the car accelerated and went thru the door at panera bread. Tom wood Honda checked the brakes says its fine and released it to the collision center. I am making lease payments on this car but when it's repaired it is staying at the lot. It accelerates on it's own and is going to kill someone. I cannot allow anyone in my family to drive it. I also cannot afford insurance wise to drive a car I know accelerates when it decides to.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 132015

Fit 4-cyl

  • 4,867 miles
Vehicle would not shift out of park. This would occur randomly and became increasing more difficult. Override had to be used several times. When we reported this to the dealer, first question was "do the brake lights work?" dealer replaced brake switch P/N 36750-TY0-J11 as a repair attempt. Service noted the technician felt this was the problem and to let them know if it recurs. To-date (3 days after repair - ok at this time. 1st occurrence took 4.6K). Question; does Honda have a brake light switch issue? note: I was surprised that the dealer had the part in stock for such a new vehicle.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 122015


  • 373 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda Fit. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle accelerated unintentionally. In addition, the contact stated that the brakes failed to respond when the pedal was depressed. The contact was able to avoid a crash after the vehicle stopped abruptly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician informed the contact that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 373.

- Candler, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 172014


  • 1,300 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda Fit. While driving approximately 30 mph down hill, the vehicle accelerated independently and the brakes failed. The vehicle crashed into a building. The passenger sustained a cracked vertebrae in the neck that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a body shop where the insurance company deemed the vehicle destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,300.

- Beaver, PA, USA

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