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#259 of 263 Re: 07 Hodan Fit Sport Dashboard Rattles [dranchek]
Feb 20, 2010 (4:11 pm)
I have a 08 Honda Fit Sport with Dashboard Rattles and Clicks. Local Honda dealer tells me that the dashboard is held on with pins on the windshield side of the dash. The only way that they can fix this is to completely remove the dash and put felt around the pins. They don't advise removing the dash. I guess they expect that people should just put up with this major annoyance. Maybe if we find enough people with the same problem, we can start a class action suit and then we will get some results. As you mentioned the suspension does not absorb bumps very well and this is a contributing factor for this problem. I have only 8500 miles on my Fit and its been doing this since about the 5000 mile mark. I also, had a clutch shudder/chatter problem which was most noticeable when the car was cold. The dealer contacted the Honda Tech Rep and they were told to replace the clutch disc, pressure plate and throw-out bearing. They did and covered under the original warranty. Clutch shudder/chatter gone for now. Hope it doesn't come back in a few thousand miles. Maybe I should sell it before it happens again. And the dashboard rattles and clicking gets worse. My advice to all having problems with their Fit would be to keep a journal of dates, problems that service tried to fix, and names of the people at service that you dealt with. ANYONE HAVING SIMILAR PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS
#260 of 263 Re: 07 Hodan Fit Sport Dashboard Rattles [trustworthy1]
Oct 07, 2010 (8:31 am)
My wife and I recently purchased a 2010 Honda Fit Sport. The dashboard started rattling around the 5000 mile mark on the odometer. This is really annoying and I traded in my beloved (yet increasingly troubled) 2006 Scion for this car. We own a 1999 Honda Civic with over 300,000 miles on it and Consumer Reports consistently gives high marks to the Honda Fit so that is why we bought it. I like the Fit but the dashboard rattle is beginning to drive me insane. I've read in various forums online that there are many potential causes of the rattle. Some have been fixed and some haven't. Fortunately, I live near a independent mechanic that only works on Honda automobiles and I will have him take a look at the dashboard rattle next time the car is due for an oil change. My wife and I were very excited about this car but are now a bit disappointed. The cruise control is another issue. When pulling inclines (steep or not steep) the cruise control on the Fit revs up the engine to 4 to 4.5 on the tachometer. Does anybody in the United States make/sell a decent, affordable car anymore?
#261 of 263 Re: 07 Hodan Fit Sport Dashboard Rattles [sideshowcarl]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 07, 2010 (8:43 am)
Noises can really get into your head once you notice them, can't they? And I agree with you that cruise control on non-manual transmission cars drives me crazy. One of the reasons we've had nothing but sticks since 1979!
#262 of 263 Re: 07 Hodan Fit Sport Dashboard Rattles [pf_flyer]
Oct 12, 2010 (9:24 am)
When I use cruise on the highway, I keep it in Sport mode and leave it in 5th gear. Yes, it will downshift and rev up on bigger hills, but not as quick as compared to leaving it in Auto mode.
#263 of 263 2009-10 Road Noise/Tire Noise
Nov 10, 2010 (5:32 am)
Hi. I'm looking to sell my 2007 Fit Sport to upgrade to the 2010 or 2011 Honda Fit Sport. I'm reading the reviews and seeing a lot of "road noise/tire noise" complaints and the DB/70mph rating is actually a bit higher for the 2009 model compared to the 2007. To the current '09-10 owners, is the road noise/tire noise really that bad/noticeable driving on the highway?