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#47 of 195 2008 Honda Fit Battery
Feb 15, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Please refer to: http://www.fitfreak.net/forums/1st-generation-gd-01-08/37770-2007-honda-fit-orig- inal-battery-dead-two-years.html#post559909
I bought my 2008 Honda Fit Sport on 4/1/2008 and at 5,000 miles my battery went kaput. Others have had this problem with the battery as indicated in the above forum.
The dealer did not have a replacement battery nor did auto parts stores. The battery was ordered by the dealership and they had to pay for a rental car until the replacement battery unit arrived. One Honda Dealership in San Antonio, Texas had 26 Honda Fits with bad batteries and had to wait on receiving them. Not enough batteries were manufactured and a new supply needed to be supplied.
Has anyone on this forum had the same problem and can answer the following questions:
1. Why is the battery different from regular batteries?
2. What is a suitable replacement for the battery?
3. Does the Honda Fit have a special alternator?
4. Is there a problem with jump starting the battery?
5. Can the battery be recharged using a normal battery charger?
#48 of 195 Honda Fit 2009 Air Conditioning System
Feb 16, 2009 (10:15 am)
Does anyone know if Honda put a different air conditioning system in the 2009? I was reading that the 2008's was blowing out like my CRV's did, and wasn't going to invest in something I knew was broken. Thanks.
#49 of 195 2009 Fit Dome Light
Feb 21, 2009 (5:38 am)
On a 2009 Fit Sport. How do I get the dome light out?
Apr 03, 2009 (2:00 pm)
I recently ran down my battery on my 2009 Fit by leaving the hatch open a little (easy to do). After charging the battery and driving the car apx. 100 miles I noticed that the indicator on the battery is white (suppose to be blue if the battery does not need charging. The dealer tells me that it may take a long time for the blue to return. This doesn't seem reasonable to me. Any comments.
#51 of 195 Re: Battery Problem [conservative]
Apr 17, 2009 (9:43 am)
I guess the dealer was right. The indicator turned blue after I drove about 400 miles.
#52 of 195 Fit - Low beam failure
May 20, 2009 (6:14 pm)
I just had both low beams stop working at the same time. All other electronic functions seem to be OK including the low beams.Has anyone seen this before?
#53 of 195 Honda Fit Headlights - any better in 09 model?
Jun 16, 2009 (4:08 pm)
I read another thread about the issues with the Honda Fit low-beam headlights. Are they any better in the 2009 model? If not, will the dealer charge me to adjust them higher? Or is it better just to replace the bulbs? I haven't bought a Fit yet but I'm looking at one.
#54 of 195 Re: Fit - Low beam failure [divitoda]
Sep 03, 2009 (4:38 pm)
The same thing happened to me last night. Scary. They started working again mid-morning for no apparant reason. My mechanic is unsure about what to do. Considering swapping out the headlight switch. The part is only about $45 from Honda. What happened in your case - I see your post is a few months old - what did the problem turn out to be??
#55 of 195 Re: Fit - Low beam failure [jribakove]
Sep 13, 2009 (6:21 am)
We ended up taking the car to the dealer since no others could figure out what was wrong. Logic pointed to the light switch and as it turned out that is exactly what the dealer replaced. I believe we ended up paying for the switch only after pushing back on the labor charges. The light switch should not fail in the life time of the car let alone within 2 years........they came through and replaced for free.....we paid for part. All in all we are happy Honda customers.
#56 of 195 Re: Fit - Low beam failure [divitoda]
Sep 13, 2009 (9:23 am)
Thanks! My mechanic also wasn't able to say for certain what went wrong, but ended up repacing the headlight switch as a best guess. So far, so good -- with any luck we're both all set.