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#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!
#404 of 537 Re: Rock in air compressor [fittnut]
Apr 05, 2011 (4:27 pm)
There was a co-worker with the same problem on her Honda, and her insurance covered the repair under the comprehensive coverage. So she only paid her $50 deductible towards the repair. She is very glad to have A/C again. You may want to look into that, you should be able to get it fixed without paying more than your deductible.
#405 of 537 Re: Rock in air compressor [nippononly]
Apr 11, 2011 (11:46 am)
Thanks so much for your tip. Allstate covered it under comprehensive, $800-$50, means $750 savings to me!! I still think Honda needs to redesign their grills so that the consumer doesn't go through the frustration and hassle.
Jun 01, 2011 (2:08 pm)
My 2010 A/C quit because of a seal on the compressor. I also found out why the gas mileage was suffering. Having the defrost on constantly will keep the A/C running. The A/C light does not come on though. Need to start paying more attention to the manual.
Jun 01, 2011 (3:24 pm)
Yep, defrost turns on the AC compressor. Helps to dehumidify the air that blows on the window. Although I hadn't run across a car that idn't turn on some kind of light to let you know.
#408 of 537 Air Condition
Oct 17, 2011 (7:34 pm)
When using my A/C it blows out this real musty/moldy smell after running it for a few minutes also after 26,000 miles I need to recharge my A/C because its not very cold any more. Anyone else having a musty smell coming out of the vents when using the A/C? Also under three years of ownership anyone have to recharge your A/C already?
#409 of 537 Caution: poor bak support
Nov 12, 2011 (4:07 pm)
I bought a 2011 Honda Fit, based on the glowing reviews from CR - the positives are easy access, good visibility.
After two days of driving I started developing severe back pain. I had to have several appointments with a chriopractor to resolve this.
If you are enamoured by the reviews, reconsider. The fuel mileage, cost, and acceleration are not that great either.
If you still want to buy it, drive it for at least 6-8 hrs, which is the time it takes for the seat comfort issue to crop up.
In fact, on the way to the dealer, I had to sit in the back seat as I simply could not sit in the front seat for more than a few minutes. Several others have also complained about the same issue. It looks like Honda has "gamed" the car to get a good Consuer Reports review.
At the end of the day a car is more than a sum of its parts - this one is not !! GLTA
#410 of 537 Re: fire [pf_flyer]
Mar 04, 2012 (11:18 pm)
had this same issue (without any fire)
fan only works on highest setting (4)
you mention a resistor, not fuse?
Mar 05, 2012 (9:49 am)
Yep, definitely the blower motor resistor and not a fuse. A blown fuse would simply cut the power (what fuses do).
Since we tend to drive the cars in our household to well over 200,000 miles, I've run into this issue twice in the 12 vehicles we've purchased since 1979
#412 of 537 Re: fire [pf_flyer]
Mar 05, 2012 (10:00 am)