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Honda Fit, Steering, Suspension, Hatchback
#53 of 75 Re: Honda Fit Freeway Driving [almich]
Aug 09, 2010 (7:58 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 (1:06 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 (7:42 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.
#56 of 75 Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA!
Oct 14, 2010 (1:10 pm)
If you own a 2007 or 2008 Honda Fit and have experienced power steering failure, I implore you to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with your story so that we can get Honda or the government to issue a recall of the Electronic Power Steering Control Unit in our cars.
My power steering has been going out intermittently since the car was brand new. My dealer didn't do anything but clear the error codes and tell me Honda had not issued any bulletins or recalls about it. In the past week, my steering has gone out 4 times!! I checked the NHTSA website and found only 3 complaints, not including mine, which will be posted soon. Again, if you're experiencing power steering failure contact both Honda and NHTSA about it so a recall can be issued.
#57 of 75 Re: Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA! [bayoujay]
Oct 15, 2010 (9:20 am)
Here is a link to the elusive Honda Service Bulletin related to the Power Steering Failure problem (09-043)
Notice how they say, "steering feels heavier than normal." Well, yeah, the power assist has failed!!
#58 of 75 Re: Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA! [bayoujay]
Oct 15, 2010 (12:56 pm)
Stop driving your car! You are putting your life at risk. Waiting for honda to fix the problem is not worth your life. I feel your pain, and luckily our dealer took care of the problem even out of warranty. But even if you have to pay it's not work serious bodily harm.
#59 of 75 Re: Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA! [waxrash]
Oct 18, 2010 (6:03 am)
Don't worry, the car will be fixed this week. My point is for people who have or are having this problem to report it to the NHTSA so that Honda has to acknowledge that there is a serious problem with this component.
#60 of 75 Steering alignment off only when people are with me in the car?
Nov 01, 2010 (7:26 pm)
Has anyone noticed that the steering is off when others are sitting in your Fit? And also I've had to have the steering realigned three freaking times now and the car only has 50k miles on it.
#61 of 75 Honda Fit Power Steering Failure
Nov 23, 2010 (8:45 am)
When my car had a bad eps unit the steering would often go dead if i let the car idle for extended periods of time. It did get replaced by the way at about 70k and Honda picked up most of the tab. It was around $1100.00 total and i think i paid around $200.00 of it. Getting them to pay wasn't an easy thing as i spent three weeks without a car while it sat at the dealer and i sat on the phone with Honda and the dealer and listened to lies and all sorts of BS. Most customers would have just written a check and walked away.
Good Luck Folks
#62 of 75 Re: Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA! [bayoujay]
Jul 20, 2011 (4:56 am)
My 2009 Honda Fit is having the same problem - intermitent loss of power steering! It happens just driving around town and on the highway. The dashboard steering light turns on and complete loss of power steering for about 2-5 seconds then pops back on. Just took to my dealer and they are having trouble figuring out what is wrong - they say they have never heard of this problem before.
Talk about DANGEROUS! I am heading over to the NHTSA website to post a complaint!