2009 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2009 Honda Fit: I think There's a Rattlesnake in the Dash

September 15, 2009


I drove our long-term 2009 Honda Fit up to and back from Westlake Village yesterday. It's about a 35 mile freeway run each way. During the trip I noticed an intermittent rattlesnake-like sound coming from under the dash.

At first I thought it might be a heat shield or something vibrating under the car, but then I realized the sound was actually coming from inside the car over on the passenger side. And then the hunt began.

Since it stops when I shut off the Fit's air conditioning I'd say it has something to do with the Fit's air conditioning, which is ice cold by the way.

We'll keep you posted.

Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief @ 11,821 miles

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