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Honda Fit, Engine, Hatchback
#29 of 56 2008 Idle speed
Feb 22, 2008 (9:03 am)
I had a 2007 Honda Fit (base, automatic) whose idle is around 700 rpm when engine is warm. She also gave me average 41 mpg. Sadly, some one hit my Fit last year, so I had to buy another one.
However, this 2008 Fit (base, automatic) has odd idle speed (900 rpm) even though her engine is warm. Her fuel economy (average 33 mpg) is not so good, either. Does any one have similar issue or any suggestions? How's your idle speed when engine is warm? I would like to get an idea. Thanks.
Feb 27, 2008 (8:05 pm)
I just got my new honda fit sport. Its my first car. I dont know much about cars but have a question. Everytime I start my car I see the Cool ( Temperature) sign lighting up. But after I drive may be about 1 mile it goes off. Can any one tell me if drving with the cool sign on hamper the engine. Also I noticed that the car does not pick up so well but ones the cool temperature sign goes off the car has good acceleration. I will really appreciate your help regarding this issue.
#31 of 56 Re: Cool Engine [khandalok]
Feb 27, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I have a 2007 Fit that i got in Sept. love it. Congratulations on your first car. The cool light stays on until the engine warms up. This is normal. Never noticed that my car doesnt pick up well with this light on but it could be because the engine & various fluids in the car havent warmed up yet. dont think this is a problem
#32 of 56 Re: Cool Engine [khandalok]
Feb 28, 2008 (12:09 pm)
I had my AT sports Fit for about 1-1/2 years now. I usually drive it slowly (keeping the RPM under 3K) until the "cold" light goes out. Also I don't turn on the heat until the light goes out too.
#33 of 56 Re: Honda Fit starting problem [eli8]
Mar 17, 2008 (12:24 pm)
yes, my doesn't always start. i took it to the dealer twice and they tell me that it's always started for them. once i left it there an entire week.
did you find anything out?
#34 of 56 Re: Honda Fit starting problem [cherylfit]
Mar 17, 2008 (1:08 pm)
it has done it a couple of more times...but so far it always starts...the thought of sitting at the dealers or leaving the car...is too much..right now...when i bring it in next for service i will inform them...will let you know
#35 of 56 Re: Honda Fit starting problem [eli8]
Mar 18, 2008 (1:14 am)
I am from singapore and have heard from our local authorized honda dealer that this is a problem with the ECU for the 2008 Honda Fit.
Unfortunately it will require a reset of the ECU and there is a special machine required for this which is not yet available outside Japan. Only JDM Fits will benefit from the reset. Exported versions may have to live with this problem until the machine is deployed to authorized service centers.
Seems to be reliable info as the dealer showed me the email coming from Japan. I have just ordered the new Fit and I hope the ECU has already been corrected for this problem.
Please do keep us posted on any feedbacks from your distributors if they have the same info.
#36 of 56 Re: Honda Fit starting problem [gpahilan]
Mar 20, 2008 (4:30 pm)
Gp, what is a ECU? I am seriously thinking of getting the 2009 when it comes to the USA.
#38 of 56 Re: Honda Fit starting problem [gpahilan]
Mar 21, 2008 (4:18 pm)
GP, thank's, do you know if they resolved the problem?