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#394 of 537 2009 Honda Fit A/C Problems..
Aug 11, 2010 (8:56 am)
My Fit is located in the Atlanta Ga. area..The 1st trip to Fla. the a/c froze up after 2 hours of driving on the interstate..It was hot outside..mid to upper 90's..Vent stays on re-circulate..Coldest Setting..This Is Unacceptable!!
Took it to the dealer..well sir: everything checks out ok..nothing we can do untill it breaks or developes a problem that we can find!! BULL/S...!!
A/C is fine around town..short trips..BUT..Go on a trip & see what happens..the blower motor slows down to NOTHING..can barely feel it!..I Turned The A/C off at the dash to let it re-cycle for 30 seconds..little to NO good!
The Car Is TINTED to the Maximum Tint..Color is tidewater blue..
It Would seem to me as an outsider looking in..All Honda has to do is.. change the value codes in the computer of the vehicle!!
My sister in-law in jax.fla has the2009 fit sport with NO a/c problems..So the moral of the story? BUYER BEWARE!! If The dealer wont let you borrow or test drive the car for a minimum 2 hours....DON't BUY IT!!!!!
#395 of 537 UPDATE 2009 Honda Fit A/C Problems
Aug 17, 2010 (7:30 am)
Folks..Here Is The FIX For Your A/C Problems...Call American Honda..File Your Complaint!! Deceide Which Dealer In Your Area Has The BEST Service Department..
American Honda Will Bend Over Backwards To Accomodate You! I'm On Vacation In Fla. And I STUMBLED Upon Autoway Honda In Clearwater Fla. Have Your Dealer Call Chuck At 1-888-532-9181..His Tech Found The Problem Straight Away..My 09 Fit Had A Bad A/C Expansion Block..In Other Words The A/C Worked Fine Around Town On Short Trips..BUT..As Soon As You Hit The Hwy On A Trip..The A/C Would FREEZE Up & All But Quit About 1 1/2-2 Hours Into The Trip!!
So, All This Other BULL Is Just That..So Much B/S!! Make Sure That You Deal With The Most EXPERIENCED Service Dept You Can Find, Leave The Car There Untill They Find The Problem!
#396 of 537 Re: UPDATE 2009 Honda Fit A/C Problems [maxhray]
Aug 24, 2010 (2:01 pm)
Drove the car home to Atlanta via Jax Fla..422 Miles..NO problems..A/C working just like its suppose to. It will FREEZE you out of there!! Congrats to Autoway Honda
The problem you might encounter with A/C expansion block! Part BACK-ORDERED!!
Had to wait 3 days for part to come in..Normally a 2 hour repair job..
I raised much HELL With American Honda for not keeping the necessary parts at the Dealers!
Good luck with your repair job!
#397 of 537 Re: Recirculate does not increase cooling. [nun1983]
Oct 12, 2010 (7:55 pm)
I had the same problem and had my Honda fit 2010 for less than three months and it was blowing warm air when I turned the a/c on. Took it to the dealership where I bought it from in Katy Texas and they also told me a small rock must have hit the car. Mind you I have been driving on paved roads and did not encounter any rocks. Ridiculous. I traded it in right away and lost $4500 . Even considered suing the dealership. Will never buy a Honda again.
#398 of 537 car caught fire
Dec 28, 2010 (6:51 pm)
as I was driving home from work for no reason my car just caught on fire right next to the emergncy brake, fire dept. said it looked like a faulty wire. This was so scary, any info would be great.
Dec 28, 2010 (6:49 pm)
has any one had an issue with the heater working only on 4? My honda fit 2009 caught fire tonight right under the emergncy brake
Dec 29, 2010 (7:21 am)
Do you mean the fan is only working on the highest speed setting? That's usually the resistor that has gone bad.
Are you somehow relating that to the fire?
#401 of 537 Re: Recirculate does not increase cooling. [hondafitfan]
Mar 13, 2011 (3:21 pm)
I have a 2010 Honda Fit that has AC issues. I took it to the dealership and they quoted me an almost $900 fix for damage to the air condenser they claimed happened by a small rock. I assumed that when I made the reservation for an AC fix and they said that it was 99.6% be covered under warranty, liars. Did you ever fight them to fix it?
#403 of 537 Rock in air compressor
Apr 02, 2011 (6:35 am)
My 2010 Honda Fit is just under one year old with 15K miles on it. Spring has finally sprung and I decided to use the air conditioner on a warm day. Only hot air would blow in. I asked the dealer if they had anyone else with this problem? He said that yes, a customer experienced a rock that put a hole in the condenser, and the coolant drained out. After checking out my vehicle, guess what? The same thing, and of course the Honda warranty will not cover due to "environmental hazard". This means $900 out of my pocket. After researching more, I see that many others are having the same problem, obviously a design problem. What can we all do to get a recall on this bad design? Honda Fit was just named the 2010 small car of the year! Clearly they are not aware of this problem!