Last post on Aug 05, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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#528 of 537 Full Length Cargo Mat
Sep 29, 2009 (7:18 am)
Well, I just had my first bad experience since buying the 09 Fit. We have two dogs and keep the second seat folded flat so that their dog beds will fit [sic]. I ordered what I thought was a full length rubber cargo mat [back of front seat to rear of car] from an "Official" Honda website which showed a cargo mat that met our requirements. When it came it was the small one that works with the second seats up. They claimed that the photo, while wrong, represented the product but agreed to accept a return.
Soooo, does anyone know of an after market place where I can get a full length cargo mat from the back of the front seat to the rear hatch?
#529 of 537 Re: Nets and covers [bagbyjean]
Sep 29, 2009 (7:55 am)
That sounds like a possibility. I hope that there are other options as well.
#530 of 537 Re: Full Length Cargo Mat [tom251]
Oct 07, 2009 (11:04 am)
I just bought a floor mat at Home Depot-- the kind used to protect carpet at a door entrance. Mine is a carpet over rubber model about 48 inches by 65 inches. (I don't remember the exact dimensions.) One end hangs over the edge between the front seat backs and the folded down rear seats but this presents no problem. It lacks a couple of inches of covering wheel well to wheel well but it works great at a very cheap price. If you want exact fit, they have several material types on rolls where you just buy the width and number of feet of length you want. For dogs, you might want to cut to fit but for my purposes being close to size was good enough. (When the rear seats are up, I just roll it to the back so it still covers the small cargo floor but is out of the way. I've have used this with satisfactory results for almost a year.
#531 of 537 Re: Nets and covers [flosswinde]
Oct 09, 2009 (5:35 pm)
Love our new 2009 Fit, but wonder why cargo cover isn't standard.
Agreed that it is a nickel-and-dime thing to avoid the cargo cover. Having said that, this is one area where Honda went backwards, IMHO.
I had the 2008 Honda Fit (no longer have it), for which I bought Honda's cargo cover, which was a retractable design. When not needed, the cargo cover could be easily taken out and stowed or left retracted.
I had the dealer install the cargo cover into the 2009 Fit that I bought recently, but was surprised to see that the slick retractable design has been replaced with a cover that is permanently affixed to the rear. It looks good but is a lot less functional than the prior 2008 design, IMHO.
The 2009/2010 is a big leap over the 2008 design in several ways but the cargo cover design is definitely an area where they went backwards.
#532 of 537 auto acceleration
Oct 22, 2009 (6:38 pm)
08 Fit accelerates and revs high as if someone is pressing the gas.; The only way to stop it is to turn it off. The dealer cannot duplicate it and tells me there have not been similar complaints. Any out there?
#533 of 537 Re: auto acceleration [cindy43]
Oct 22, 2009 (7:47 pm)
Probably ought to post this in some other discussion rather than the one on cargo space. . .
Does your car have floor mats? Check to see if the floor mat is weighing down the accelerator.
#534 of 537 Re: Biggest LCD TV the Fit can carry [tiff_c]
May 08, 2013 (9:41 am)
It should fit, I'm sure! I fit a 55" TV in my Fit, still in box. And I still brought a passenger with me.
Check it out: http://imgur.com/a/Xgg1j
#535 of 537 air conditioner weird problems
May 21, 2013 (6:22 am)
This is my fifth and last Honda! There is clearly some sort of design problem with the air conditioner in the 2009 Honda Fit Sport that after three hours on the road, when you need it most, the air conditioner quits working. Then you go have a long lunch and the car works just fine. But after an hour or two on the road, then no more air conditioning. From posts on the internet it appears to be a condenser coil that is poorly designed and most anything that touches the thing bends the radiator fins and it freezes and quits working. I can't believe the way the dealer has treated me wanting $137.53 just to "diagnose the problem"! When I set up the appointment the lady on the phone said diagnosis is at no charge! I tried calling Honda USA but got some argumentative young woman who kept interrupting me and was acting like she could verbally intimidate into submission an old man (no just got me really unhappy with HONDA). It seems like Honda Americas corporate hired some former GE employees in the Jack Welch model and is desperately trying to make money short term instead of long term! The Yen to the US $ is now about 102 so that is a good 20% margin on their cars so why the take no prisoner approach to the customers? What I know of Japan from my business years, the management in Japan would be highly embarrassed at this situation and the way Honda USA has handled this design flaw in the FIT. All cars have some problems, the test of my repeat business is how the problems are handled. Honda FAILS. This Honda is my fifth and last Honda.
#536 of 537 Re: air conditioner weird problems [retiredjoe]
May 21, 2013 (8:22 am)
Try using outside air instead of recirculating the inside air.
#537 of 537 Re: UPDATE 2009 Honda Fit A/C Problems [maxhray]
Aug 05, 2013 (9:41 am)
2013 Honda Fit - same problem, happened twice on trips this summer. AC fails after 2 hours or so. Stop for a while, will run again for a few minutes, then warms up. We stopped at a dealer in Evansville IN and they wouldn't look at it. Couldn't get an appt in St Louis. Brought it to our dealer back in Atlanta, and they said there is no problem - all tests are fine. The national Honda says the dealer has to replicate the problem, but they won't take it on the road for 2 hours. So they said there is nothing they can do - or will do. Really a horrible problem and corporate Honda's response is unacceptable, in my opinion.