fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
27,300 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace starter (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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2016 Honda Fit electrical problems

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2016 Honda Fit Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 042018

Fit EXL 1.5L 4

  • CVT transmission
  • 29,826 miles


Engine fails to start when pushing the start button. Problem gradually getting worse. Can take up to half an hour to start the engine sometimes. Just keep pushing start and hope for the best. Sometimes it will slow crank and fail, but when it does work, it starts up no problem. Notice its worse in colder weather.

Was taken in and checked by the dealer and all tests came back fine. Alternator charges fine, battery is fine, and the starter was taking and being supplied plenty of current/voltage to start the car. They couldn't get the starter to fail during their time with the car. Was told to monitor the problem (they did nothing but charge me 40 bucks CAD). The problem persists on a daily basis and both the dealer and Honda Canada will do nothing until my car is dead and has to be towed in before they will look at the problem under the warranty. If they can't reproduce the problem they will do nothing. They won't remove a part to inspect it unless it is dead.

I am stuck with a lemon of a car and nobody will even look at it until it is dead. Week after week of being late for several jobs because of the starter. How many days of vacation do I have to waste to bring the car in just to have it work fine at the dealer and they do nothing. It usually starts easier when its warm. How many months will I be late for work and my wife's work before the starter dies for sure and then waste several days to have it towed, looked at, part ordered, part replaced. Cost to replace it myself? 500 CAD for the starter plus how many hundred more for labour. The car is 2.5 years old. Thanks Honda.

- Jay B., Ottawa, ON, Canada

problem #2

Nov 012017

Fit EX

  • CVT transmission
  • 34,000 miles

Around 34k miles, the push-button start started failing. It would take a few extra "pushes" to get the engine to start. Each time, all electronics would turn on but the engine failed to turn over. It gradually got worse and was taking several minutes to start. Took vehicle to the dealership and the starter was replaced under warranty. The issue started occurring in late fall when the weather began getting colder. Very satisfied with Honda's handling of my problem.

- David J., Cincinnati, US

problem #1

May 212017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

I had the Car towed to the Dealership 2 times for the starter, and I have not had the car a year yet.

- Edmonia B., Torrance, US

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