The Honda Fit has always been an appealing urban runabout, with its tidy size, voluminous interior, amazing versatility, and good fuel economy. Fortunately, the redesigned third-generation Fit carries on these qualities, while adding a lot more creature comforts, better crash-test performance, and a new engine and transmission to improve fuel economy.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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The 2016 Honda Fit has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
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Engine Cooling
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 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

"A/C compressor failed and contaminated the entire system. The dealer replaced every component of the A/C system and provided me with a loaner car and not cost to me"

Roy P., CA (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Evaporator was replaced when the A/C compressor failed and contaminated the system"

Roy P., CA (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"O rings leaked the refreigerant. Unsure why this happened. Had a 2008 Honda Fit that problems with the A/C throughout entire period of ownership. Wondering if the A/C system is a design weakness with Honda Fits"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Slowly lost refrigerant. Leak. Fixed under warranty"

Philip W., CO (2016 Honda Fit EX-L 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

Headlights

"The headlights do not penetrate far enough out onto the road. They look like they even cutoff in front of the vehicle. I would deem the headlights on a Honda Fit unsafe because you cannot see past certain footage. I asked the dealer if I could put in better after market lights and they said it not be a good idea. The headlights on a Fit are a safety hazard.;"

William K., BC (2016 Honda Fit EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure indicator goes on even when I just changed a flat tire for a new one and secured all others. Had to recalibrate"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Oil light came on 3 times. Car had plenty of oil. After 3rd time, it did not happen again"

Judy S., SC (2016 Honda Fit EX 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)

"Infotainment system consistently fails to show information about the song playing on the connected device. Honda refuses to acknowledge the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Voice control is essentially useless due to its poor accuracy"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone "Call by Name" stopped by name. Service department referred me to salesman who wasn't in that day"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Fit LX 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

Squeaks or rattles

"Liftgate rattles"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Honda Fit LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Possibly a problem with the sway bar links. Not confirmed"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Honda Fit EX-L 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

Glass defects

"Front qtr. window, in front of psgr. door shattered for no apparent reason. Less than 1000 miles on car. Dealer replaced at no cost"

Bernie F., WA (2016 Honda Fit EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Rattles"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Honda Fit LX 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Dealer replaced oil. Two months later drain plug fell out. The engine seized up and had to be replaced It cost me $3,128.54"

Robert D., SC (2016 Honda Fit LX 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

"Silver trim across the back below the window, loose, spotted, & rusted. part had to be ordered. Wrong part came in, again ordered & THEN it was replaced. A big hassel on a new car"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Honda Fit EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"Engine misses when idling in gear"

Philip W., CO (2016 Honda Fit EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

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.

Brakes

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

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.

Drive System

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

Engine Cooling

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

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

Exhaust

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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Oct 23 2015
If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Fit LX-trim vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof. In the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, "Side Impact Protection" and number 226, "Ejection Mitigation".
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV8.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V697000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25367
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