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Honda Fit, Steering, Suspension, Hatchback
#56 of 75 Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA!
Oct 14, 2010 (2:10 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 (10:20 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 (1:56 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 (7:03 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 (8:26 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 (9:45 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 (5:56 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!
#63 of 75 Re: Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA! [fitmom]
Jul 20, 2011 (1:38 pm)
Wow. They are either not being truthful, or they are incompetent. Just read the previous posts. Print these out and take them to the dealer. I bet they suddenly "figure it out". Power Steering control unit for sure.
#64 of 75 Re: Please Report Steering Problems to NHTSA! [fitmom]
Jul 20, 2011 (1:44 pm)
I posted the exact part number for a 2007 in my post #35. It's expensive so you have to push them.