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Honda Fit, Steering, Suspension, Hatchback
#46 of 75 Re: Didn't pay a dime [fitgotfixed]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:20 am)
Hello Fitgotfixed or any one lese,
My wifes 2007 Honda Fit sport has the exact same issue with the power steering suddenly becomes stiff and turns on the EPS indicator while turning. We have brought this car to the deale 3 times, btut they could not fix the problem or come up with some other TSB articles r. The last time we left the car on and towed it to the dealer to see the proff becasue it very hard to duplicate. They want us to pay over $300 for goodwill repair cost. I have talked to Honda Corp and been given a case# and case mgr will be in touch soon. Any othter suggestions or comments anyone have to help me?
#47 of 75 Honda Fit EPS issues
Dec 26, 2009 (12:58 pm)
I am having the same Power Steering issues I've seen with my Honda Fit. Many have talked about the bulletin 09-043 but I can't seem to find that TSB anywhere online? Does any one have the link to the TSB so I can bring this to the dealer?
I'm hoping to prevent some of the battle of having them fix this issue that should in my opinion be covered..
Thanks so much,
#48 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Suspension- [jefffit]
Jan 24, 2010 (3:12 pm)
Hi there, I heard your question and wanted to help. If you look at your Fit's clearance between the wheel and the fender, you'll notice there isn't much "travel" as in you wheels dont have much space to move up. FYI, dont get new shocks, the newer a shock is the stiffer, which means more butt pain in your case. Use stock or soft shocks. You might be able to raise your ride height a bit too with some tuning and that would give you a little more comfort. However, by raising it even 1cm you'll want to get Mugen Sway Bars for the front and back. This HARD sway bar will decrease the car's natural rolling tendency especially when it's raised.
I hope this will be helpful to you and reply if you have more questions about it.^^
#49 of 75 Honda Fit Freeway Driving
Jul 12, 2010 (12:07 am)
I am thinking about getting the Honda Fit after frustrations with the EPS on my 2010 Corolla. At high speeds, my Corolla wanders slightly from side the side and it really bothers me.
I was wondering if anybody experience this wandering issue with the Honda Fit.
#50 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [almich]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:37 am)
The steering in my '09 Fit Sport is quite direct and precise. It feels a little artificial, but it works quite well. The only "wandering" I encounter is when I'm driving in a crosswind, and it's not the steering that is at fault for that one--it's the combination of light weight and large sail area.
#51 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [almich]
Jul 14, 2010 (4:42 pm)
I just leased a 2010 Fit Sport automatic and I haven't noticed much in the way of wandering... The steering seems reasonably accurate although steering feel leaves a little to be desired imo, of course, I was driving an Accord V6 prior to this with hydraulic steering so I may be biased
#52 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [stephen987]
Aug 03, 2010 (8:28 pm)
Thanks for the reply. With my 2010 Corolla S, it feels like I am driving in a crosswind whenever I am over 60 MPH. It is driving me a little nuts and I really do not enjoy driving my car at all. I wish I had my 1996 Honda Accord back.
#53 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [almich]
Aug 09, 2010 (8:58 am)
Regarding your message, "At high speeds, my Corolla wanders slightly from side the side and it really bothers me."---I LOVE my 2010 Honda Fit but it does the SAME THING--it wanders from side to side, just a little bit, at high speeds. Almost feels like the pavement is grooved and the car is catching in the grooves and you have to correct it, when in fact the pavement isn't grooved at all. This is why I signed on to this forum, to see if anyone else is experiencing this problem and to find out why its happening. Is anyone else experiencing this with their Honda Fit?
Also, I get a strange "floating" sensation in my Honda Fit. At first I thought it was because I hadn't experienced a new car's suspension in forever (the car I had before this was VERY old) but my husband noticed the same thing! The "floating" feeling and weaving ever-so-slightly from side to side at high speeds sort of go together. Anyone out there know what I mean?? I really do LOVE my Fit though, but want to know if this is something that should be fixed.
#54 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [bluefit]
Sep 17, 2010 (2:06 pm)
I am experiencing the same problem in my 2010 Honda Accord 4-Cylinder. I don't even like to drive it because of this. I had a 2004 and a 2007 Accord and neither of these vehicles did this. I am wondering the same thing that maybe something is wrong with the suspension. Maybe they use the same suspension on the Accord as they do on the Fit.
Let me know if you find anything out regarding this issue.
#55 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [lorraineray]
Sep 19, 2010 (8:42 am)
Its been several weeks since I posted that message about my brand new little Honda Fit 'floating' slightly from side to side at high speeds, and I'm not experiencing that so much any more. I don't know if that's because I"ve gotten used to it, or if I've 'broken it in' somehow. But I can now say absolutely unequivocally that I adore my little 2010 Honda Fit. Its a great little car.