The Fit is roomier on the inside than you might expect, with an interior that is unusually versatile and flexible. It also has easy cabin access and a panoramic outward view. Well equipped, the Fit also has comfortable seating. Lightness and agility make it fun to drive, plus the powertrain is smooth and willing and fuel economy is enviable.
Alerts
There are 11 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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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 is roomier on the inside than you might expect, with an interior that is unusually versatile and flexible. It also has easy cabin access and a panoramic outward view. Well equipped, the Fit also has comfortable seating. Lightness and agility make it fun to drive, plus the powertrain is smooth and willing and fuel economy is enviable. Road noise is pronounced though, and the ride is a little choppy, especially in the Sport version. Look for a 2011 or newer Fit; stability control became standard. This generation of the Fit scored a "poor" in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

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 (118 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Honda Fit owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"AC loses charge"

Dan H., PR (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was weak the first summer. They identified and sealed a small leak somewhere in the system"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC compressor failed completely (in the summer naturally). It was an easy fix (remove the old, install the new) but my mechanic said that AC compressors was the one thing on Honda cars that he replaced all the time; apparently they fail rather regularly."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed on trip to Tennessee. Replaced with NAPA unit on return home."

John H., OH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning stopped cooling, blew warm air. Needed new compressor. Dealer first tried refrigerant didn't help. So total was about $800. ONLY problem in 9 years."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bumped from the front by a truck bent the connection of the cooling gas. it slowly stopped working over a month. Not a build or quality issue."

Douglas H., BC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner stopped cooling air. We took it to a dealer who replaced the condenser coil. It has worked ever since."

Scott R., NY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped cooling and had to be repaired"

John B., OK (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"quit"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working...need to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"lousy air conditioner"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Never was charged correctly at time of purchase--my mistake for not getting it checked during its warranty."

William M., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working - was repaired/parts replaced at the dealership"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak - lost fluid"

James V., NY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership couldn't fix AC problem; tried 3 different dealers. Non-dealer mechanic could and did"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning was working only intermittently. There was s conpressor leak and the compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We had air bags replaced due to a recall, and immediately afterwards had the A/C compressor problem. Searches on the Internet showed others had the same experience with the air bag replacement then the A/C compressor failure but Honda denies the connection"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioner compressor making noise (bad bearing?), blowing warm air - getting it fixed tomorrow"

J K., NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn't cool - new problem discovered on 9 hr drive to Memorial Day destination"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"No air conditioning"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"AC sensor has problems after the car has been running for a couple of hours, the AC no longer works. Hard to track down, as it works fine for short trips"

James C., FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c was barely functioning"

John J., FL (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower motor and resister failed"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The fan blowing hot/cold air into the car was faulty and replaced"

Nancy F., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"HVAC system worked but blower did not. It only worked on the highest setting but sounded like it was going to explode - very loud"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"got the dealer to discount the switch as this is an ongoing problem which should be addressed with a recall"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a transistor failed, requiring a new blower assembly"

Gary H., CO (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower motor and blower resistor had to be replaced -- at about $470. This is evidently a known problem to Honda; the motor is defective, in a way that makes it grind itself away inside. Not a happy surprise"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower fan inop"

Gus K., IL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower stopped working on settings 1 & 2. Setting 3 worked as if on 2 & setting 4 was full speed. After repair new setting 1 was equal to original 2, new setting 2 was equal to original 3. The resister cluster was also replaced in this repair"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In hot weather, after an hour or so running, the a/c would stop cooling and fan seemed to be running at a lower speed"

Kathleen P., MO (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Known poor quality issue with motor. Draws too much amperage and blows out part of resistance element. Both must be replaced. TSB was issued for this. Apparently blower motor bearings are poor quality."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"blower stopped working 3.1 years after putchase and they would not fix it"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Seized, not turning"

Anonymous, NB (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The fan switch and the electronic part (resistor?) had to be replaced as they failed."

William M., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower motor suppressor failed and had to be replaced twice in two weeks before the mechanic discovered there was a problem with the blower motor that was causing it to fail. Symptom was that the blower only worked on 4. Cost me hundreds"

David S., PA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This Took several trips to the dealer before the situation would've resolved. The final bill was about $370, which seems rather high to replace a small fan"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"quit"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan only operated on high"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"It eventually failed but was covered by extended warranty. Cost would have been $1900 to repair instead of $50"

Carrie R., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rock punctured condenser twice as condenser is exposed at lower part of grill. Design not well engineered. Condenser replaced 2 times within 6 months"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Somewhere there is a leak so am loosing AC fluid."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C would stop blowing cold air after running for an hour, this was due to the evaporator freezing. Known Honda Fit problem."

Joseph B., FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace much of A/C components."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Fit 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"cost was $400"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Relatively new problem I have not had diagnosed yet. Cooling from air conditioner is very weak to nonexistent at times. Started rather suddenly late last season. I don't use AC in the winter"

Paul K., WI (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks due to condenser being punctured"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After adding more refrigerant it works, but a few days only. It will be repair this month."

Adam P., ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After a week of fill up the climate system, it stopped working due the same problem. Still needs repairing."

Adam P., ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking hose is pathetic and expensive"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic could not find the leak. He just add the media and for now it is okay. It happened second time in the last two years"

Adam P., ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C didn't work. Dealer replaced sensor and recharged the system at no cost to me"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking valve near dryer under the dashboard"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was bumped into on the street and caused the leak"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 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

12V power plug

"Electrical problem, battery light came on, the computer systematically turn off systems without warning including steering, all gauges, it would slow down car. dangerous situation"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Sometimes (rarely but this happens) after I shut off the engine and remove the key from the ignition the anti-theft alarm goes off. It is related somehow to whether the door locks are locked or unlocked"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"relay switch needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Rear brake light stopped working"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"RR Tail light failed twice"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear tail light has burned out again, third time since new."

Richard M., FL (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Flashing/emergency lights came on with no reason. Would not shut off."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Taillight socket had to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"High beam out on one headlight"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlight bulbs had to be replaced multiple times"

Animesh G., IL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"burnt out bulb. First time since new"

David S., WA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Went out, replaced, still burned out"

Richard M., NC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The map light on the ceiling of the car failed and when replacing the bulb there was not an exact replacement available; however, the recommended best alternative bulb does work"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cabin light hardley ever worked after warranty was up. Tried various fuses and bulbs over the years, but nothing akes a difference. Light works for a few months, then fails. Always out in winter, but this may be coincidence."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The overhead map light died. And it was not a dead bulb because every now and then the map light comes back on, but only rarely. I keep a flashlight in the car to compensate."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Automatic door locks started making screeching sound when speed reached to trigger auto locking mechanism. CRV model was recalled for this issue. Mine was fixed by the dealership under Warranty"

Renee P., IA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"TPMS light on, and got it repaired at dealer with $200, a few months later, the light is on again"

Baifu X., LA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This happened 2 times, first time under warranty, second time, large bill, told them to forget it"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The second time rotating tires, the TPMS light came on and stayed on through 3 more tire rotations. I have not had it fixed"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"warning activates in cold weather"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"tire Monitor system sensor has failed"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tpms won't go off even though tires are properly inflated"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"TPMS light came on and stayed on. Sensor on one tire was bad and needed to be replaced. Cost $190"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Came on won't go off"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn't work very well even changing the sensors in the tire."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure monitor randomly comes on, even though the pressure in all 4 tires is a constant, mfr recommended 33 psi. Tires are checked weekly. Gauge simply is not accurate/working"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Over the past few years every one of the tire pressure monitoring systems has failed--at $140 a pop"

William C., ME (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On the 2010 Honda fit you cannot tell what the tire pressures are because there is nothing on the dash showing you that. Over the time I have on the Honda fit I have had three failures on the TPMS sensors. At $125 apiece they are pretty much a nuisance. I would prefer to replace them with new plain valve stems. however I was told that if I have them in the car by law they had to be in working condition. On my 2017 Pacifica they are monitored properly and are very useful"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On 3 separate occasions, the TPMS dash light came on. Each time the dealer said a sensor had gone bad. The last time, 2 sensors had gone bad"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"TPMS wheel sensors ran out of battery life (only 5 years). Entire sensor must be replaced @ $80 ea. Technician replaceable batteries on these sensors would be a much more reasonable design from a maintenance stance"

Kent R., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Air pressure light / TPMS Sensor / consistantly miss-fires, sensors went bad, that part of the car was useless"

Anonymous, DE (2010 Honda Fit Base 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"When the antilock system engages the brakes lockup and won't disengage."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes lockup and don't release until after stopped"

C K., TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Braking stopped working on start up, then after ~ 1/10 mile, no function at all and had to use emergency brake a d coasting. Very dangerous."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"normal brake wear"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"normal worn pads and rotors"

Gary K., MN (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Typical maintenance required to replace brake pads."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the pads in front."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads wore out."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"needed a brake job at 75K miles"

Richard J., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Compared to life of rotors and pads on my 2009 (120,000 before needing service), the 2010 rotors and pads needed service at about 45,000 miles"

Kevin L., NH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"front metal brake line failure due to mis routing"

Robert W., TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Apparently a leak from the brake cylinder caused fluid to get on the rotors and drums."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The front rotors needed replacement. This being the 3rd time since we bought the car. The battery has gone a few times, but was recharged and is still the original battery. Other than that little has really been a problem"

Matthew W., AE (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"noise when brake applied. Milage got worse by about 5mpg"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks during turns, after rotor replacement everything was fine"

Matthew W., AE (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

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 exterior trim around the doors and mirror on the driver side melted and came loose"

William W., MA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lower trim skirts on both sides needed to be reattached"

Harold M., NY (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I had the fit detailed at a (what I thought) was a reputable place. Detail did not improve appearance much at all"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint cracking clear coat starting to peel"

Frans T., OH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is peeling on the roof"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Peeling paint on edge of door. No primer present.no rust perforation Honda not interested in paying for repair ,partial or total"

Richard G., ON (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat peeling, Caused mostly by pollen spores and extreme heat from the sun."

Anonymous, NV (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Much of the clear coat on the top of the car has peeled off. The red paint is significantly faded on the top roof, hood of the car. The roof paint is nearly down to the primer"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is fading on the car."

Shawn L., CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"large area of paint "flaked" off on lowest point of front bumper"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Small area of rust on rear driver side door. First rust I’ve ever seen on a Honda. This is our third Honda car."

Michael Z., MN (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"RUST ON FRONT EDGE OF HOOD AND ON THE TOP CURVED DGE OF LEFT WHEEL WELL"

Anonymous, RI (2010 Honda Fit Sport 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

Air or water leaks

"during the rainy months there was a leak in the front area, dont know where from , moisture is in the car as well as ants"

Robert H., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Water leaked in through rear passenger door, pooled in rear floorboard"

Thomas C., MA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Developed a rattle from somewhere under dash near glove box"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim rattled and dealer could not trace the noise"

Frans T., OH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear hatch rattle nonstop"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just seems to have developed a chronic rattle near the back of the car. Not sure what it is; it's not something mechanical"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"loose passenger seat that rattles when no one is sitting in it. Also, there is a sporadic but noticeable rattle in the tailgate door or back quarter panel"

Gary W., FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"this is the noisiest car i have ever owned. it rattles constantly when i drive it. the wind noise is so loud i have to turn up the radio"

Robert H., CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side window rattles in wind or high speed"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Have gone back to dealer to get problem fixed to no avail"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind and road noise is quite loud inside the car, especially at high speeds. It's quite noticeable when compared to driving and riding in other cars where I don't have to yell to have a conversation"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Rust spot on door"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Fit 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"Rear window was not chipped or otherwise scratched but did implode/explode while sitting in garage"

Anonymous, SD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Rear hatch latch,lock jamming will no work. Another fit owner with same issue"

Richard G., ON (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Drive side automatic lock switch and lock stopped working. Honda dealership replace lock and switch. Problem still occurs occasionally."

Michael Z., MN (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side lock cylinder had to be replaced"

Dabbs W., TN (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Being short the seat belts even adjusted tend to shift to my neck. If I was ever in an accident, I worry that they would snap my neck. Most seat belts are not good for people who are short."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The door closing handle in the back tailgate is not properly secured and sometime "pops" out when closing the door"

Gary W., FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The latch for the hatch became froze due to rust and prevented the hatch from being opened until it was replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hatch latch has been sticking - have tried to lubricate - but may eventually need to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Fit 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Rear window exploded while car was sitting in a garage in average temperature. After much hassle Honda gave us a gift certificate for $150 which only partially paid for the repair"

Anonymous, SD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers side window (electric) stopped working. repair cost several hundred dollars"

Anonymous, VA (2010 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

Alignment

"told by dealer that car had poor alignment - possibly from winter potholes the past few winters"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Alignment was off after having new tires installed. Car was unstable at high speeds as a result. At the same time the brake wear problem was pointed out to me (but not when the tires were changed.) I paid for the alignment"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Reaplaced front right - $300.00"

James V., NY (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Had to be replaced. It had an extended warranty"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"They failed due to normal wear and tear (though the roads around where I live certainly don't make their job easy)."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts went bad at 70,000 miles. Car is driven minimally, only on paved roads"

Cathy F., TX (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"tread on one tire apparently wears more than others"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Base 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)

"Two year old Honda battery stopped charging, so car would not start."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery died after 5 years, which is outstanding for Arizona heat. Replaced with AAA battery with guarantee."

S P., AZ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Price to fix was about $1200 at Honda"

Linda N., FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Ignition key became difficult then very difficult to insert into the ignition switch. Using the other ignition key helped the problem for a short time, but eventually the ignition switch was replaced"

Jay W., AZ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Over a period of a week or so the key gradually got harder to turn in the ignition. One day it was impossible to insert the key at all. It had to be towed. The Honda dealer had to replace the entire ignition and get a new key at a cost of $1000. for the door locks to match the new key would have cost another $1000 so I now have a door key (the old one) and an ignition key."

Molly H., MA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"There have been hundreds of reports of problems with the Honda Fit engine. Spark plugs were not tightened properly at the factory . As a result spark plugs come loose and back out. This causes misfires, damage to the ignition coil, damage to the cylinder head, and exhaust fumes entering the passenger compartment. Honda denies there is a problem. Sometime they fix it under warranty, other times owners have to pay for repairs."

Mary F., IL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CEL code indicated bad coil pack. Checked online Fit forum and found dozens of others with loose spark plugs from the factory. Many with major engine damage. I found 3 of 4 spark plugs were loose enough to remove by hand. I replaced the plugs and tightened new plugs to spec. Glad I discovered this factory defect prior to engine damage. As Honda refuses to acknowledge this problem, I would most likely not recommend or uyt another Honda vehicle in the future"

Scott A., CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The two airbags were replaced by recalls by Honda Corporation. They gave us a rental car after one recall until the parts came in and they installed them. Was very happy with the professionalism of Honda during these recalls, and would very likely buy from them again."

Michael H., CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"recall airbag issue. fixed at dealer had to wait for parts"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"RECALL"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both the driver and passenger side airbags were part of a recall and were were replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's air bag inflator replacement"

Charlie M., MI (2010 Honda Fit Sport 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

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The av plug broke and we had to replace the entire stereo. About $300"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My iphone has never been able to connect to be able to use the interface and the technicians when asked have not been able to help. so I am unsure what the issue is"

Becky S., IN (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The stereo's usb cable (for plugging in a smartphone or harddrive) stopped working after five years. Replacing this cord at a dealership can cost up to $700. It's possible for the owner to buy and replace the usb cable, but it involves removing the center dashboard panel. It's not for the faint of heart"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS suddenly died, displayed message to take problem to dealer for attention. Due to perceived cost of remedy I did nothing. Then the GPS came back to life. It dies and comes back to life intermittently, seems to work much of the time. However for about $100 I bought a Garmin GPS that you attach to the cigarette lighter; the Garmin unit assures uninterrupted drive-route assistance."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"My steep driveway made resumption of ascent when halfway up impossible. Burnt out the clutch"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch suddenly stopped working. One of the springs on the clutch arm failed apparently"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"Intermittent noise when accelerating reported. Was diagnosed by dealer/mechanic related to torque converter"

Martha D., MA (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The engine makes a very noticeable "buzzing" sound when its at lower RPMs. Dealer rebuilt transmission. It is still making the noise. Haven't brought it back. It could be engine/valves, etc"

Timothy M., CA (2010 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

Transmission computer

"Transmission sometimes has trouble between 2nd and 3rd gear and slips. It happens intermittently when accelerating or when in stop & go traffic between 20 & 25 mph. Dealer tested but did not find a problem. Am waiting to see if it gets worse"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission sensor failed, putting vehicle in limp home mode. Was a customer-pay repair - should have been warranty in my estimation"

Gilbert M., NJ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had solenoid replaced. Check engine light came on and stayed slight transmission hesitation"

Sheri L., FL (2010 Honda Fit Sport 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

Head gasket

"check engine light came on. Needed to replace the head gasket."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Valves were cleaned and aligned, resulting in much smoother and quieter acceleration and better perfortmance."

S P., AZ (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"The AC compressor bearings failed and was about to burn up the belt but I got it fixed when I heard the noise. Could have seized the engine if belt broke"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"In cold weather, the spark plugs loosen resulting in a gasoline smell in the car."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 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

"Axle corroded through and broke. Required towing."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Fit Sport 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"My car failed the smog test and I had to take it in to a Honda dealer. I have always obtained miserable mileage from this vehicle. They have tested it and found nothing wrong. I do fairly well with freeway driving but have consistently gotten poorer mileage than I did with an 18 year-old Toyota stationwagon (Manual might account for a slight difference) - Type of driving exactly the same"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Fit Base 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

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