2009 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test


2009 Honda Fit: Fi(s)t Full of Trouble

July 14, 2009

Over the weekend there was a constant rattle coming from the cargo area of the Fit. I couldn't tell if it was coming from the hatch door or cargo floor panel (which you can lift to access the spare). Either way it was annoying to hear it's constant chattering.

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But then on Sunday I noticed the "open door" warning light had come on. I opened and slammed every door, including the hatch, more than once to see if that fixed it. The light stayed on. My suspicion is that the hatch door has a bad latch. I could be wrong, but to have both the noise and the warning light points me in that direction.

To add insult to injury, the lock button on the key fob doesn't function. Unlock works just fine, but to lock it you have to do it the old fashioned way: twisting the key in the door.

Looks like we'll be bringing it in a little early for service, we'll let you know what we find out.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer @ 8,943 miles

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