About Honda Fit
As a five-door, front-engine, front-wheel drive subcompact vehicle, Honda Fit has been manufactured by the Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation Honda since 2001. Also known as Honda Jazz, Honda Fit was introduced to meet frugal car shoppers' need when gas prices were beginning to skyrocket. Though only being produced through three generations till now, Honda Fit has earned many awards and recognition such as Car of the Year, Car and Driver Magazine's Best Small Car, MotorWeek's Best of the Year and so on.
The second-generation Honda Fit marketed in the North America was produced from 2008 to 2014 and was unveiled at the 2008 New York International Auto Show. It went on sale in North America on August 26, 2008, as a 2009 model. The Fit came in three trim levels: base LX, EX, EX-L. The American version of Honda Fit was powered by a 1.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine producing 117 horsepower coupled with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The third-generation Honda Fit arrived for the 2015 model year. The 1.5 L I4 was replaced by a new direct-injected I4 and could produce 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual replaces the old 5-speed unit and a new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is available.
Honda Fit Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Possessing crisp handling, solid build quality and impressive cargo capacity, Honda Fit is also a good choice for urban driving. If you like Honda Fit for its practicality and want to enjoy the pleasure driving it longer, then you should be prepared in advance for these common problems:
First, engine failure is often the first and most serious issue Honda Fit drivers have met. Since it often is the indicator of vehicle expiring, you could not be too careful about these symptoms. According to some experienced Honda Fit drivers, at the beginning, the engine may give out some metallic sounds and then the engine starts to run roughly even misfires or idles a lot. Before engine performance reduced to lose power while driving, start difficulty or cannot start, you could keep an eye on if it consumes more oil than before or if the Check Engine Light comes on. Once these are confirmed, you are highly advised to inspect the air filter, ignition coil, oil filter, and timing cover right away.
Second, power steering failure is also a worst reported problem about Honda Fit. According to Honda Fit drivers, this issue may arise when the vehicle reached approximately 62,000 miles. A shaky or loose steering wheel makes drivers harder to control the vehicle to the direction they expected and often let them get stuck into potential dangers. What's more, the clunking noises from underneath the vehicle result in uneven and excessive tire wear, which may make vehicle tilt to one side. As steering problem is a great hidden peril for your driving safety, thus, once above symptoms emerge, you had better get the Fit power steering hose, steering knuckle, and tie rod end inspected thoroughly.
It is a pleasure to drive the Honda Fit is because every auto part in it works properly and reacts with each other fine. You can imagine if your Fit wiper blade and wiper arm are broken and on some heavy rainy day, you just could not clear off rains on the windscreen and your driving vision gets blocked; or the cabin air filter gets clogged and in the compartment, it fills with stale air abundant with all kinds of particles; can you still enjoy the pleasure of driving? You may realize now that these parts could not last forever and even needs routine maintenance.
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