Honda Fit - Tighten the Fuel Cap, or Else

2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

Honda Fit - Tighten the Fuel Cap, or Else

December 05, 2006

Starting up the Honda Fit this morning I am greeted with a "check fuel cap" warning on the IP. I get out of the car to check it out and sure enough, its not screwed on tight - - guess that means the warning did its job. Only setback now is that the light keeps flashing even though the problem is fixed.

The owner's manual says "it will take several days of normal driving for the vehicle to turn the warning off." That's a lot of help. I have to press the select/reset button every time I start the car to make it go away until the car decides it's ready to reset...

Good feature, but annoying execution.

Turns out that "several days of normal driving" amounts to about 10 miles. Why didn't they just write that in the owner's manual?

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Assistant — 2,766 miles

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