really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,899 miles

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2015 Honda Fit drivetrain problems

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2015 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 092016


  • 0 miles


My complaint concerns the manufacturers "fix" for the cvt drive pully shaft that is incorrectly surface harden/heat treated. Honda tenders a software fix to reduce loads on the incorrectly manufactured part. I feel that the software fix is an economical response, that after the software is changed, still leaves my vehicle with an incorrectly manufactured part that could fail, causing the an accident. I feel the correct repair would be to replace the defective part with one correctly manufactured.

- Newport, OR, USA

problem #6

Dec 152015

Fit 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
In spite of my repeated requests, the Honda customer service representative located at torrance, ca (tel.# 800-999-1009) will not give me the part number of the drive pulley shaft (with low hardness) installed on my vehicle (vn [xxx])! in October 2015 I received the following "important safety recall" notice concerning my 2015 Honda Fit with cvt transmission (vn [xxx]): during certain driving conditions, a combination of high stress exerted from the cvt programming along with potential drive pulley shafts manufactured with low hardness, the drive pulley shaft may break during operation. If the drive pulley shaft breaks the vehicle may lose acceleration or the front wheels may lock up, increasing the risk of a crash. The recommended cvt software update was performed by the Honda dealership immediately upon receipt of the safety recall notice. However my vehicle had been driven over 18,000 miles prior to receipt of the recall notice and it is very possible that damage to the "low hardness? drive pulley shaft has already occurred! for my personal safety it is important that I have this information " please help. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Doublaston, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012016

Fit 4-cyl

  • miles
2015 Honda Fit. Consumer writes in regards to unsatisfactory customer service at dealership with drive pulley shaft recall repairs. Recall # 15V574000.

- Brasstown, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 132015


  • miles


I was advised to file a complaint about my concerns by jennifer timian, chier of the recall management division Office Of Defects Investigation enforcement. This is not a typical complaint. It is not about an accident that has occurred, but rather preventive measure to keep them from happening. There is already a recall about the defect in these cars (15V-574). This complaint is about a safety issue and the fix that Honda has implemented for it. It is my opinion that there is a serious flaw in how they are fixing the defect that leaves the operators of these affected vehicles(over 100,000 of them) in danger. The reason for this recall is quite serious. It appears that some of the pulley shafts in the cvt transmissions were manufactured with low hardness and this coupled with high forces in the cvt transmission can cause the pulley shaft to fail resulting in loss of all drive and in one instance locking of the front wheels (a very dangerous condition that can easily result in someone being killed). The solution that Honda came up with was to change the programming in the cvt to reduce the force on the part. This in not the correct way to fix the problem. The flaw that Honda is overlooking is that these cars have been driven and the part has been exposed to stresses that have caused it fail in similar vehicles. In the case of my girlfriend for over a year. The part can easily be weakened and close to failure. Reducing the forces applied to it can not insure that the part will not fail. I feel that the correct fix would be to replace the part with one that is properly hardened or at least inspect and test the part to insure that its strength has not been compromised. I will attached realted pdf's

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 022015

Fit 4-cyl

  • 11,427 miles
This started happening earlier this week and has recurred a few times. After backing out of my garage and moving the at from R to D, it takes a few seconds for power to be delivered to the drive wheels. Since I've been holding down the accelerator a little bit, expecting forward motion, when power is finally sent to the drive wheels, the car surges a little bit. I have learned to compensate for this by feathering the accelerator pedal until power is sent to the drive wheels, but this would make parallel parking or getting out of a tight curb-side space very tedious and may cause a slight accident.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Sep 142014


  • miles
When faced with heavy impact the vehicle do not active the air bags. However, the damage of the vehicle were of such magnitude that it broke the transmission, the clutch housing, the front body kit such as fog light, front bumpers and other parts.

- Caguas, PR, USA

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