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#71 of 195 Re: Honda Fit 2008 Battery? [pf_flyer]
Nov 04, 2010 (7:25 am)
Thanks for your response.
The 'battery code' was on the side of the glove box.
The salesman entered it several times, but it didn't work.
The car has less than 2,000 miles; the saleman said it hadn't sold
because of the manual transmission....(maybe the color - its bright blue). Its not on the Honda dealer lot, but on sold through a large used car dealer.
Since the 3 year warranty will be up in a couple of months, I'm concerned after reading the other post about the problem with batteries in this model.
I have very little experience buying cars so any suggestions are appreciated.
#72 of 195 Re: Please call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [eli8]
Feb 02, 2011 (1:21 pm)
Received an official recall notice on this yesterday. Extremely happy, as I've been reading the alerts over the last year and have been quite worried about it.
#73 of 195 Re: Please call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [lalaland]
Mar 17, 2011 (5:25 am)
hi...i had the recall done on the low beams...DID NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. My lights low beam are still going up and down...and now my high beams are not bright enought...so tired of this...
#75 of 195 Cruise Control and Sport Feature Failure
Jan 11, 2010 (7:16 pm)
I noticed last week that my cruise control and the sport feature doen't work on my fit. The lights for CC doesn't turn on at all. When I put the gear to
S, the sports feature doesn;t show up and it drive like in D mode. Anyone have such problem? The horn and emergency lights work. Thinking it might be a switch problem? I wanna hear other experiences before i take it in for diagnostics.. kinda don;t wanna spend $140... but i might..
I do have B1 service light on.. maybe the service light cause the two features to be turned off? Can anyone with B1 light verify that i'm wrong?
Jan 12, 2010 (7:51 pm)
#77 of 195 Re: help [hqly2001]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:17 am)
Try posting here in the Honda Fit Maintenance forum. You'll likely find more help than you would in a thread like this.
I don't own a Fit (two Accords), but B1 is simply indicating the service you have due. Your manual will tell you what this entails (likely just Oil/Filter Change, Inspections, and a tire rotation). It wouldn't affect cruise control or other features of the vehicle. Best of luck.
#78 of 195 Re: Cruise Control and Sport Feature Failure [hqly2001]
Jan 26, 2010 (10:21 am)
Remember as well that "S" mode goes totally manual as soon as you hit a paddle. "S" mode will stay automatic but once you hit a paddle you MUST change gears yourself using the paddles. I've had "normal" stick-shift with cruise of course but maybe cruise doesn't engage in "S" in the Fit?
Just a thought.
#80 of 195 Jumping Honda Fit battery
Dec 30, 2007 (11:04 am)
Suffice it to say I am having a hard time getting used to headlights that do not turn themselves off. After having to jump my car several times already in the 6 weeks I have owned it, I purchased a Black & Decker Smart Start that will allow me to theoretically charge my dead battery through the cigarette lighter. I called my Honda dealer's service dept to run this by them and they said it should be fine. Well... I just tried it out and my car not only didn't start, it made a very unusual clicking sound when I turned the key. I am recharging it to try again (assuming that I can't damage it any more than I already have) before I try jumping it the traditional way. Has anyone else had any experience with an external charger like this? Did I kill my electrical system?