Power Steering Light On Problems of Honda FIT
Honda FIT owners have reported 15 problems linked to power steering light on (under the steering category).
#1 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2009 Honda FIT
The car involved is a 2009 Honda Fit. While driving down a steep hill, the power steering warning light came on and the steering became very heavy an pulled to one side. The warning ligth was on for under 5 seconds and later disappeared and steering became normal again. This problem would again happen intermittently over the course of a week. We took the car to the Honda dealer to check on the problem. They said the battery was low and replace the battery. The problem returned again and the dealer could not offer a solution. The failure date was Mon., Sep. 9, 2013.
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#2 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2008 Honda FIT
The vehicle was a 2008 Honda Fit. The VIN of the car is JHMGD37428_. I was travel ling at approx 45mph on a secondary road, and the power steering unit suddenly malfunctioned without any prior warning. The steering became extremely heavy, and I almost veered into oncoming traffic. The power steering warning indicator light did illuminate, however it was of no use, as the steering had already failed. Turning off the ignition, and restarting the car cleared the problem. I wonder when/if this will happen again, and if an accident will result next time. This issue happened on 04/25/2013.
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#3 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle is a 2007 Honda Fit. Power steering warning light came on immediately after car was started, and steering wheel was very difficult to turn. Car was impossible to drive for even a short distance. Turned car off and back on 15 minutes later and problem was gone. Problem, has not returned since. Weather was 60 degrees, had rained earlier in the day, high humidity. I am concerned that this may represent a safety issue, but am unclear what action to take: 1) immediate dealer repair, -or- 2) wait and see if the problem returns. I want a statement from Honda corp explaining to owners what to do in various cases and clearly stating when it is safety issue and when it is not. Example: 1 occurrence. . . Do this. Multiple occurrences. . . Do this. Specifically, when is it safe, and when has it not safe to continue driving the car ?. This problem occurred on Mar. 21, 2012.
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#4 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The car involved is a 2007 Honda Fit. After having purchased my Fit, one morning at about 10,000 miles, I started my car a power steering indicator light came on, the orange steering wheel light on my dash. My power steering wouldn't work. I turned the car off and back on then the power steering reengaged. This happened only once and I thought it was just from being cold. As I continued driving the vehicle it started happening more and more frequently, usually when the car was cold in the morning and not very often in the summer. I had my dealership look at it and give me an estimate on the charges since it was now out of warranty. The cost was very expensive and since it was intermittent I thought I would wait until it failed completely. Honda refused to cover the issue, eventhough I was told this was a very rare incident and shouldn't be happening. I am submitting this review because I understand it is not so uncommon on this vehicle and for some it occurs while driving. I will now have the issue fixed because it would be very dangerous for the power steering to disengage while driving. I hope this issue is considered important because Honda should be responsible to fix this failure weather in or out of warranty. There is obviously a defect in the part and due to the possible potential for fatalities if this should fail while driving a recall should be considered. Thank you for your time and consideration. This problem occurred on Nov. 1, 2007.
#5 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle was a 2007 Honda Fit. I was driving and without warning the power steering failed. At the same time the power steering warning light lit up on the dashboard. Luckily I was able to maneuver to safety into a parking lot. I shut off and restarted the engine and the power steering functioned normally. Someone with less arm strength may not have been able to maneuver to safety. This problem has reoccurred twice since then. This power steering light on issue occurred March 15, 2011.
#6 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle was a 2007 Honda Fit. A few times over the past several months, the steering light light up on the column but we were able to turn the car off and back on again with the issue resolved. However, this time we were driving across the country and the light turned on and never turned off again. Power steering was completely gone. It was difficult to turn the wheel and drive the car at all. The failure date was Fri., Dec. 23, 2011.
#7 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
I have a 2007 Honda Fit sport. The steering light in the dash came on and I lost powering steering and had to drive my car home in snowy hazardous conditions. It was very difficult to manuver my car home I was affraid I was going to have an accident. I drove very slow and cautious but I got home safely. I got home and told my husband and son to look at my car. I turned the car off and when they turned it back on, the steering light turned off and I had power steering again. The next day I started my car and the light was on again and I turned the ignition off and turned it back on and the light went away and power steering came back. I was fortuante this time I didn't have to drive it without power steering. We did some research and found that Honda bullitin 09-043 and found multiple people have had this problem. The bullitin said that all 2007 Fits were effected and that it is the eps (electronic power steering) unit. I am afraid that I will be driving on the highway and this may happen again and this may cause an accident. I am afraid to drive my car and I think Honda should have a voluntery recall on this part as it is very expensive. I was quoted by the dealer for the part only was $734. 00 not including labor. I believe this is a high priority safety issue and should be acted upon immediately by the nhsta. It was Friday, January 13, 2012 when this power steering light on issue happened.
#8 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Honda Fit. Around June 30, 2011, shortly after starting the car, the power steering caution light came on, and the power steering failed leaving the car with no steering capabilities. After turning the car off and then back on, the power steering returned to its normal operation. This same thing happened again around July 4, 2011, on July 19, 2011, July 22, 2011, and July 25, 2011, all shortly after starting the car. The car was diagnosed by appletree Honda and they reported that the electronic powering steering unit was defective and needed to be replaced at a cost of nearly $900. 00 at our expense due to the expired warranty. They based this diagnosed partially on a Honda service bulletin #09-043. When the powering steering fails, all vehicle operations remain active, the car is impossible to steer, thus causing a safety hazard not only to the passengers of the Fit, but also to other motorists on the road. After contacting Honda, they said there was nothing they could do except replace it at our cost. It was Jun. 30, 2011 when this power steering light on issue happened.
#9 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2008 Honda FIT
The car involved is a 2008 Honda Fit. The VIN of the car is JHMGD37628_. Whenever I leave my house to drive my car to work early in the morning when it is around 5 or 6 degrees. The power steering warning light turns on, the power steering becomes very tought and hard to move. I would have to retart the car to have the warning light go off. Some times the light takes a few tries before the light goes off. This power steering light on problem happened on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011.
#10 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
My eps unit on my Honda Fit has failed at random, various points in vehicle operation. This power steering light on issue occurred December 10, 2009.. Read more...
#11 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHMGD38687_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that when turning the vehicle on the power steering light would illuminate and then it would shut off. The failure also occurred when the vehicle was idle which made it hard to turn the steering wheel. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer for the identical failure; however, they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35000. The current mileage was 56000. The failure date was Sun., Aug. 8, 2010.
#12 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle is a 2007 Honda Fit. The VIN of this Fit is JHMGD37667_. Eps powersteering system on vehicle failed during cold start of vehicle. During a cold start the vehicle starts up normally until you turn the wheel. The eps turns off and a powersteering light turns on. Turning the vehicle off then back on again resets the system. This problem occurs at least once a week. Eps can be replaced by dealership but costs about $1000 total. This issue happened on Aug. 17, 2010.
#13 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle was a 2007 Honda Fit. Problem has occurred multiple time over the past 2+ years: situation 1: while driving, without warning, total loss of power steering, steering warning light and other lights on dash light situation goes away by turning off the car and re-starting it. Situation 2: starting the car, car starts, power steering and other lights remain on, no power steering. Situation goes away by turning off car and re-starting. Situation 1 potentially deadly - happened to my wife while driving, very difficult for her to make a necessary turn on winding road. This problem occurred on Dec. 15, 2008.
#14 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that in cold weather when turning the vehicle on, the electrical power steering warning light would illuminate on the instrumental panel. While driving at various speeds, the power steering would fail when making a turn causing it to be difficult to manuever. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that there was a TSB related to the failure and they are aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 27,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 when this power steering light on issue occurred.
#15 - Power Steering Light On problem of the 2007 Honda FIT
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHMGD38617_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Honda Fit. The contact stated that while in reverse, the power steering failed with the illumination of the power steering warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was awaiting diagnosis. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 75,000. This power steering light on problem happened on Wed., Jun. 25, 2008.
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