Last post on Nov 18, 2008 at 8:44 PM
You are in the Hatchbacks - Archived Discussions
This discussion is ARCHIVED. To reactivate the discussion, post a request in the Lost? Ask the Hatchbacks Host for directions! discussion.
What is this discussion about?
Honda Fit, Hatchback
#202 of 209 Re: Some quirks so far....(shifter) [carfanatic007]
Jun 06, 2006 (3:37 pm)
When I first got the car, the shifter was very smooth. Now there are definite catches. Sometimes I'm not sure that it's in neutral, and there's a lot less play in it when it *is* in neutral.
I also have to jiggle back and forth sometimes to find fourth gear.
Definitely not as smooth as it was in the beginning, and I'm only up to 2300 miles.
My sport has also developed a very annoying rattle in the right rear (I think). I need to have my husband drive while I pinpoint the source of the noise, or vice versa. For now I'm just turning up the radio.
#203 of 209 Re: Some quirks so far....(shifter) [sfinster]
Jun 06, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Regarding the rattle in the rear... make sure nothing is rolling around in the spare tire well. Anything loose in that section will echo through the rest of the car, given there's just metal and paint around the spare, and nothing to muffle the noise.
#204 of 209 Re: Some quirks so far....(shifter) [sfinster]
Jun 06, 2006 (9:47 pm)
I thought I had a rattle today in the rear. It was a clothes hanger banging into the seat belt connector!
#205 of 209 Honda Fit 'Gripe'
Jun 21, 2006 (3:08 pm)
The rear wiper is on the right side of center when viewed from the rear. In operation, it does a marvelous job of cleaning the right 2/3s of the glass. That makes it really useful for those cars sold in Japan and the U.K. but it leaves the left 1/3 of the glass obscured for those of us in the U.S. It looks to me like the wiper on the USA cars was inherited from UK/Japanese markets. I called Honda American customer service line about this but no reply yet.
#206 of 209 Re: Honda Fit 'Gripe' [sgroff]
Jun 21, 2006 (6:02 pm)
The rear wiper is right of center on our CR-V, and on our Toyota Sienna. I don't think it's that unusual.
#207 of 209 Re: Honda Fit 'Gripe' [sgroff]
Jun 21, 2006 (7:42 pm)
All Fit/Jazzes have it this way. I think it is a cost saving measure. Since the wiper base (the hole in the hatch) is not centered, they would have to store two sets of hatches.
By making just one hatch they reduce inventory...and aggravate one of the two sets of consumers
#208 of 209 Re: cruise control - a sporty feature? [moggydot]
May 28, 2008 (8:19 am)
Consumer report says the number 1 overlooked vehicle is the Mazda5, check it out. You'll get all you need at the best price out there. I'm getting rid of my sport fit and as soon as i do I'm going for the M5. Go to a dealer and see it for yourself you'll be amazed and understand why CR says it's the # 1 overlooked vehicle. If you wait for the 2009 you'll get even more for your money, do some research and you'll see what I mean.
#209 of 209 Re: Seat Belt Chime [wvwolf]
Nov 18, 2008 (8:44 pm)
Just purchased a 2009 Fit Sport. Anybody out there figure out how to "de-program" the seat belt warning chime? I talked to someone who has a 2007 and was able to do it.?