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#170 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [cfbender]
Oct 12, 2011 (9:28 am)
Other than oil changes, air filters and tire rotations, there really isn't much maintenance required. I'd agree with the other poster to at least change the oil each year.
#171 of 263 Last "Under Warranty" service: What to check for?
Oct 12, 2011 (11:39 am)
My 2009 FIT is at 31K, and soon will go in for the Last Oil Change before the 36K Honda Warranty expires forever.
Do any readers have any concerns with their FITS that I should point out for inspection before the Original Warranty expires?
#172 of 263 Honda Fit Noise - wind, rattles
Nov 10, 2010 (5:32 am)
#173 of 263 Honda Fit Noise - wind, rattles
Aug 16, 2006 (6:07 am)
Honda Fit Noise - wind, rattles
#174 of 263 Swishing sound
Jun 08, 2006 (12:02 pm)
When I first put the can in reverse and then in drive I hear the gas in the tank swishing around. Has anyone been hearing this?
#175 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [munchie1]
Jun 08, 2006 (12:39 pm)
Yes the solution is to turn your radio up.
#176 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [munchie1]
Jun 08, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Yeah, since you are sitting on your gas tank, you pretty much don't have a choice.
#177 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [munchie1]
Jun 08, 2006 (1:59 pm)
Someone brought this up earlier but I haven't noticed or heard the swishing sound yet in the one month I've owned my Fit Sport.
#178 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [kagedude]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:51 pm)
Next time you fill up for gasoline (the sound is much more pronounced on a full tank), go to a parking lot where you can safely make some quick stops and sharp turns, and you will definitely hear it.
Either that, or the dealership installed the "platinum soundproofing package" for you.
#179 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [hungarian83]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:08 am)
... or it could be my ears going deaf. I did try to look out for this symptom and I'm usually good with noticing idiosyncrasies of cars but not this one.
Other things I noticed so far with 3800 miles:
-No rattles yet.
-Sometimes, downshifting gears lets say from 4th to 3rd, the RPM jumps up so much that it feels like the transmission is slipping.
-The engine's racy sound is more noticeable now.
-I find the intermittent wipers to be useless. The speed never jives with the rain - either too slow or too fast. My old Hyundai Accent had variable intermittent wipers and it was perfect.
-The wipers are leaving scratch-like marks. A few times already that I had to wipe the windshield with windex to make sure its not an actual scratch. It also leaves lines when it wipes. Could it be since the driver side wiper is so long that it doesn't have even pressure on the windshield?
-I always avoid high ramps or those concrete parking slabs because of the low Sport bumper.
-Car feels a little sluggish right now. The car doesn't feel as peppy or sprints as well when it was new. Wait... its still new.