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The Fit has an impressive amount of interior space. Honda freed up room for four adults and created flexible folding-seat options by placing the fuel tank under the floor beneath the front seats. The smooth powertrain returned impressive fuel economy with both the manual and automatic transmissions. However, road noise is pronounced, the driving position is flawed, and acceleration is slow with the automatic.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS, side and head protection air bags standard. ESC available from 2009, standard from 2011.
Road Test

The Fit has an impressive amount of interior space. Honda freed up room for four adults and created flexible folding-seat options by placing the fuel tank under the floor beneath the front seats. The smooth powertrain returned impressive fuel economy with both the manual and automatic transmissions. However, road noise is pronounced, the driving position is flawed, and acceleration is slow with the automatic. Standard ABS and side-curtain airbags are commendable in this price range.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 (109 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Honda Fit owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“The front bottom of the car catches on concrete parking blocks. It's too low and has cost me in repairs about $500 in the last one or two years”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the plastic shields under the front of the car are weakly fastened to the metal structure of the car. Snow can pack onto the pieces and overload the fasteners, which break letting plastic shields fall onto and drag on road. The friction on the road surface degrades the pieces”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Front and rear fenders are falling off due to brackets snapping and screws stripped out from body”

Anthony C., IN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“MOULDINGS EASILY WARP AND TEND TO COME APART; FASTENERS ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH”

Robert C., RI (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the under body abs moldings at the front of the car, under the engine and wheel wells fell off be cause snow packed on them. The fasteners let go apparently from the weight”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear bumper bracket on the passenger side broke, so the bumper flares out when wind catches it while driving”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Molding on top of roof broke loose”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Front lower body gets hung up on parking lot curb blocks”

Jean G., FL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“front and rear lower body panels loosened and almost fell off repeatedly”

John H., NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The front moldings are held together by clips which are too easily dislodged”

Dave A., CO (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The sport trim is so low it gets caught on the parking space bumpers and gets pulled off”

Gary S., CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“fenders start to separate occasionally”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“front air dam is loose”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Molding around the fixed driver's side rear-quarter window has begun to pop out from around the window, rather than to lie flat as it should”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Dash board is cracked ,cost to much to fix. Carpet is loose.. and ripped was told I would have to replace the carpet for the entire car”

Victoria J., TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“OUTER PAINT LAYER CHIPS AND FLAKES OFF TOO EASILY”

Robert C., RI (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on the bumpers is very thin, many marks and scratches”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint chips, scratches and body metal dents with lightest contact as if made of tin foil”

Victor O., TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The surface scratches way too easily”

Elaine G., MD (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We bought a beautiful red Fit but a few years ago it started to turn pink in an uneven way. We ended up having to pay for a new paint job...same color. Honda wouldn't do anything to remedy the situation”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint continues to chalk despite repeated buffing and waxing”

Jim P., FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“All upper surfaces have faded out and no longer red. They are now more of a hazy orangey color. Very cheap quality of paint that also might explain the rust issues”

Anonymous, QC (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“vehicle is red, I can see areas where the color is not uniform, faded to a different shade”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Fading body pain, with a little flakingt. Also very faded headlight covers”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The red paint has pretty substantially faded, some of the topcoat is also peeling away in places”

Rob D., MD (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“red paint is fading vey badly, (plastic parts, ie door handles, bumper etc. no long match faded paint)dealership has offered to pay partial cost of repainting”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“Rust has appeared above both rear wheel wells”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Small areas of rust over the back wheel wells, not unusual for a 10 year old car”

Jeff W., ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rust in the front of the rear wheel wells”

John H., NY (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Small area of rust developing on seam of the passenger,side rear quarter panel and tiny stone chips on the front”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Our car is starting to ruse: we suspect our car was in an accident prior to our purchase that the dealer did not disclose”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Early onset of rust around back hatch lock and back panels where plastic bumper meets the metal panel. Under the car, rust is everywhere. A/c components rusted out. Under the doors, all along the welding”

Anonymous, QC (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust on interior of the doors and hatch back”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“this car is rusting in places in really should not. Bottom of doors is especially bad. Had this car oil sprayed to try to save it. Honda did a particularilty bad job on tihs car wrt rust”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rusting around wheel wells”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Over the last year rust appeared in a body seam, and in one minor dent area. In past had problems with rust on underside of all four doors”

Dan J., ON (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Plastic sheathing intended to keep elements out came loose from caulking inside of door - instead of directing water outside of seals, water entered cabin and saturated carpets”

Dave C., AL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger kick plate detached”

Gregg H., OR (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“This is my husband's car. If he doesn't use it for some days the battery goes dead. He has had it in to the Honda dealership which also services it several times over the years. They have never been able to figure out what is causing the trouble”

Judith H., NC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

“Third coil failure in the past two years”

John M., IA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“One coil was misfiring continuously and another intermittent. I replaced all 4”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Cylinder 2 coil has failed 3 times now. Finally they replaced all coils. We will see!”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“As this is an aging car, not an unexpected problem. Have had to replace 2 ignition coils and plugs. Overall, great car at 155,000 miles although, no major problems otherwise. Will be replacing asap though”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The coils needed to be replaced but it was difficult to diagnose that this was the problem. Once the coils were replaced, the car ran fine”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“one coil went bad causing loss of power”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The engine was stumbling and I recognized the feel of it as possibly being a missing cylinder caused by a bad coil”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“My car would sometimes jerk or hesitate, especially when accelerating. This got worse over time, eventually becoming quite frustrating and dangerous. I had to replace 3 of the ignition coils. It now runs fine”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“two of 4 coils failed. Replaced all 4. Still "stumbles" when idling at stop light, after driven 10 miles or so”

Michael M., PA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“engine missed at idle and under light load. replaced one coil to diagnose. problem recurred on a different cyl within weeks. replaced remaining coils and spark plugs”

Jay B., OH (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“same”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Coils needed to replaced, not working in humid weather”

Andra B., AL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“3 coil packs needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Have replaced all four coils over the past year. One initially, then two, then replace one of the replacements (under warranty) Then final coil and another replacement (under warranty)”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Started getting an engine stutter while driving (cylinder misfire), replaced spark plugs, that fixed problem for 6 months, than problem came back, replaced 2 of the 4 coils, that has also since fixed the problem”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine ran unevenly (backfired and lost power), especially when AC was on. This was the 2nd coil needing replacement (two different cylinders). The engine is once again showing signs that there may be a coil problem”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

“Had to replace all the firing coils”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“intermittent missing activated Check Engine signal, dealer replaced plugs and ignition coils”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Running rough”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The coils went bad. All 4 coils needed to be replaced, which were pricey. Once they were fixed, the gas mileage decreased, but the car is running very well now that they have been replaced”

Rob B., NY (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Alternator

“The alternator died”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Battery cables

“premature failure - high resistance without full break made diagnosis more difficult”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

“Completely failed resulting in replacement and Honda wanted a ridiculous amount upwards of $850 to fix... My mechanic got a uses one and fixed for total of $350,”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

“The clock keeps great time. But living in California, the car can get hot and very bright inside, which means that sometimes when you go to read the digital numbers on the clock they are faded or invisible, so hard to see”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

“The entire instrument cluster had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The gauges will not reset after oil changes/ corrections”

Lee H., TN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

“Headlight switch malfunctioned by not turning on the low beam lights. There was a recall for this problem which was performed in 2011. The fix did not last and Honda would not make the repair again under warranty”

Reynold M., TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace all lights in my car one at time”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“they burnt out and had to be replaced”

Felice G., NC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“headlights were replaced due to cloudiness, which made night vision very poor. cost was $700”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“safety recall..low beam may fail without warning”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Hard to replace. Keep clean”

Lee H., TN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“No reason was given for my low beams becoming unreliable about the same time as my high beams stopped working. Had to replace entire system”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Short in the wiring for a front running light”

Michael R., IN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the multiswitch unit for turn signal and lights that is mounted on the steering wheel”

Carl B., VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Dome light would not come on when door was opened. Switches (at doors) were functioning, and bulb was good, but the light would not come on”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Blown Fuse”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The car was in my driveway and alarm started sounding for no reason. I had to shut it off”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“Wiper motor works off and on. It isn't working at all right now”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“I have to add graphite to the locks (mainly driver's lock) to get the lock to turn. Have had to crawl into the car from the other front door to get in, opening the driver's side door from the inside”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The latch for the back hatch became corroded and would stick in the up position so that the hatch could not be opened. My daughter has the same car and had the identical problem. It is commonly discussed on Honda Fit websites. We bought new latches and replaced them ourselves using advice online but I suspect most owners would have used a mechanic”

Jeff W., ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“drivers side lock failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Back door latch had to be released”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“seized lock tumblers (manual locks)”

Dan J., ON (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Rear hatch will not open any longer”

Darryl K., PA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the latch the opened and held the hatch back closed stopped working and is very expensive to fix”

John H., NY (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The dealer has been unable to solve rear hatch leak. Everytime it rains the spare tire well fills with water”

Tom R., TN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Difficulty in opening hatch”

Joseph C., OH (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“closing mechanism stopped working”

John H., NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Hatch latching mechanism rusted to the point where it is difficult to open and close the hatch”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Hatch seal failed causing spare tire compartment to fill with water during rainstorms”

Jim P., FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“unable to open trunk”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Tailgate will not open due to faulty latch”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear passenger side window keeps loosing power so that it cannot be rolled up or down. We've had it fixed twice by a Honda dealership”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Windows are hard to roll up or down in the winter”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Water in the spare-tire area”

Saradel F., WA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Had several leaks in different places. Some of them solved by dealer but back hatch leak has not been solvedl”

Tom R., TN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Windshield wiper fluid reservoir leaks when its hot outside”

James A., CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Multiple water leaks involving rear passenger door and rear hatch. The rear hatch leak is still unresolved despite multiple visits to dealer”

Tom R., TN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Water pools in back seat floor mats and under rear cargo area after big rains”

Anonymous, NS (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Water leak - unknown source”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“water leaked into the wheel well. Significant amounts. Two welds in the frame at the top, near the back hatch hinges were sealed at the factory, but they needed to be resealed. Seems like a common problem (just google it). No service note or recall f”

Nancy F., NS (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Water leaked into the car through the rear doors when it rained more than 1 inch. It took about 6 months of trial and error before the dealer managed to fix it (we hope--it hasn't rained much lately). Sometimes the car was with them for 5-8 days a mo”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It seems the welds for a guard of some type on the converter vibrate loose which causes an unpleasant rattle”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Minor body integrity problem”

Michael H., MA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The interior plastic is breaking”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Loose heat shield”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle turned out to be corroded catalytic converter heat shield. Clunk turned out to be worn front sway bar links”

Michael Z., AB (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“worn out”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

“Right front strut was leaking oil and Noisy. So km are getting up there so I decided to replace struts and shocks no other issues with suspension or car. I do my own work on our vehicles. Licence mechanic”

David S., ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to replace shocks and struts - Cost was $1,400”

John O., OH (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Linkage to antiroll bar at front , bushings wore out”

Anonymous, QC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Tires were humming. Shocks, struts and tires were all replaced”

Abigail A., MD (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replacement required”

Mark B., BC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the whole under carriage was ruined 5000 dollars to fix”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

“Noise coming from front suspension the tie was Loose”

William W., PA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“broken a-frame”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“Right front beating failed at 180000 miles”

Angelo S., NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“R front wheel bearing is causing some play in the wheel. Scheduled for repair but not completed”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Half shaft required replacement”

Andrew T., ME (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“left front axle snapped in two while I was driving! Lost steering control of the car”

Margaret R., KY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“front axle failed without warning. Could have been weakened by accident back in 2007? Was easily & inexpensively fixed to my surprise”

Tim K., IL (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the drive shaft and cv joint failed together”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“broken axle, no warning car completely incapacitated; Dealer serviced: they indicated very unusual breakage”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“Battery & charging system”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
CV joint

“Drive shafts & CV joints worn & caused vibration @ 111000 miles”

Steve R., NC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It was all one problem, not two They failed together”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Bearings wore out. Replaced the compressor”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch/coil went. The clutch/coil/bearing from Honda was $50 less than a brand new aftermarket compressor so bought a new compressor and a discharge line small seepage of oil”

David S., ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C sometimes doesn't turn off when switched off. Dealer service couldn't find problem when asked them to evaluate”

Victor O., TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“failed at the beginning of the summer last year”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“AC was not cold. Honda service fixed it”

Alice P., NJ (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“Unknown to me, something was causing my Honda Fit to stutter while stopped in Drive (with the A/C on specifically). Long story short, a mixture of a bad battery and an apparent faulty blower motor were causing my issues, and after some research I fou”

Anonymous, AE (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“The AC unit is apparently right up front. The car was hit by a rock from a car in front and it went through the unit, requiring replacement”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

“Brake pads were worn out”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Needs new brakes and rotor grinding even though the mileage is low for that age car. I guess its from a lot of City driving”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes sqeaked, they said I needed new brake pads”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Right Front caliper stuck due to rust on piston. Caliper replaced”

Anonymous, NH (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The car skidded on dry as well as wet street. Afraid to press quickly on brakes because of skidding, & braking took longer than usual to stop car. Found nail in one tire & 2 tires overinflated by shop (Goodyear). Replaced brake shoes & adjusted rear”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We need routine brake maintenance (new pads, etc.)”

Robert W., OH (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors on one or both front wheels were warped, causing pulsation in brake pedal when decelerating/stopping”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“The problem can't seem to be corrected. It always knocks and pings during low end pull”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“piston slap, severe in cold weather”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We've had to replace plugs a few times and still cannot narrow down the ping”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Had to pay about $1000 to fix oil leak due to wear out of cap(?)”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear shocks are leaking”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil pressure sensor leakwhich lead to lost of almost all oil”

Normand L., QC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“oil leak”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Check engine light was coming on, Replaced O2 sensors first then catalytic converter to solve problem”

Jonathan R., CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Cover rusted and fell off”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“not working properly, light on instrument panel”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“On board diagnostic system says catalytic converter needed replaced or wouldn't pass a smog check. new rules in CA made that very expensive”

Kristina M., CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

“The exhaust pipes have rusted thru and need replacement”

Bill H., OH (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a hole in the muffler system that couldn't be welded since it was too close to the gas tank, so a new pipe needed to be installed”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“As I would expect with an 8 year old vehicle in Nova Scotia, the central exhaust pipe / resonator section developed several small holes and needed to be replaced. However the front pipe spring bolts also had to be replaced. They were rotten. Cost”

Nancy F., NS (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

“failure after paying cd for 20 to 45 minutes, resets after a time (overheating?)”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“The reception is sketchy through certain local areas and the display is hard to see and parts of it go blank. The radio in our other car doesn't have these problems”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“radio buttons died, so radio would no longer turn on, new radios cost $800”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the radio works, the clock is no longer visible”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“speakers are blown and distorted”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

“Ignition key system failed. Key would no longer enter. Repair cost $1200!”

Stephen L., QC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Main oxygen sensor to replace ($$$)”

Anonymous, QC (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace all”

Kevin M., NC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The fuel : air ratio sensor failed in the '07 fit and it took Honda several days to find a replacement. I think it cost over $500 to replace and I suggested they stock another one for my wife's "08 fit ... (which they didn't do) Her Air : Fuel r”

Jane D., NY (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Pre Cat Sensor failed. unrealted a mouse ate the fuel line”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“Fuel pump would not operate. Replaced pump. Stopped again about a week later. Discovered that the wire feeding the fuel pump had fused at the tank connector. Repaired connector”

Pam L., VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel pump cost 800.00 in shop for wiring harness”

Victoria J., TX (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Original clutch simply did not last as long as it should have. It's a very poor design with no feel at all. The clutch in my Subaru lasted just shy of 200K”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Shifting became more difficult. Felt like resistance. Replaced the clutch”

Abigail A., MD (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Burned out the clutch this winter because I kept getting stuck on ice in my driveway, which is on a hill”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“it was old! It was replaced at 176,000 miles. I think that is pretty good”

Meredith D., CA (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“all bearings replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

“Since new the clutch engagement has been somewhat rough and juddery but of course the dealer said they found no problem when we tried to get it addressed under warranty”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“pressure switch (3rd) needed to be replaced”

Philip M., CA (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Defective pressure sensor resulted in rough shifts, particularly between second and third gear”

Ed H., BC (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Shifting made a scraping noise and I knew something was wrong. It was the solenoid I think”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Needed replacing at least, I think that was what it was”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“The engine died while driving. Needed a tow and 1400 dollars of engine work”

Russell N., NY (2007 Honda Fit Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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