About Honda Fit EV
Honda Fit EV, as an all-electric Mini MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), was produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from 2012 to 2014. The first Honda Fit EV was introduced in the United States in July 2012 and in Japan the following month as a limited production all-electric version of Honda Fit. Just like its parent Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV is also very popular though widespread availability to the public is not one of it. It was only available in only a few states and only as a 3-year lease.
Before the production version Honda Fit EV was unveiled at the November 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, its concept version had its global debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show and the first 2013 Honda Fit EV demonstrator was released in January 2012. It was offered in only one trim level as a 5-door hatchback. A 92-kW electric motor that could produce 123 hp and 189 pound feet of torque along with a 20-kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides power to Honda Fit EV. The United States Environmental Protection Agency rated Honda Fit EV combined fuel economy at 118 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, which is the highest of any electric car available in the United States market.
Honda Fit EV Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though as an electric-power vehicle, Honda Fit EV still could not avoid being worn out as time goes by. What you could do is to try every means to slow down this wearing process and that is why you have the need to know what common problems would happen to it and how to solve these problems:
First, battery dies. This is the most common problem on electric vehicles. And that is also what said at the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. Many Honda Fit EV owners have complained about this problem and told it happened when the vehicle reached at about 14,000 miles. Specific symptoms include Check Engine Light coming on, idling for five minutes and the battery discharging and ignition could not turn over. You will also find that you can't idle Honda Fit EV without having to get a jump. In case someday you get stuck in this similar situation, you need to keep your Fit EV alternator, Fit EV ignition starter, Fit EV battery in good order.
Second, transmission failure. This issue is not rare on any Honda model, so is Honda Fit EV. Based on Honda Fit EV drivers' descriptions, you really have a lot of auto parts in transmission system to keep a close eye on. Broken Fit EV shift cable would cause vehicle starting in another gear or not going into gears at all; defective Fit EV release bearing would make a sharp whirring, rattling or grinding noise when you depress the clutch and faulty Fit EV clutch master cylinder would leak fluid and cause difficulty shifting and abnormal pedal behavior. So you know what you should pay more attention to.
However, in order to lengthen your Honda Fit EV's lifespan instead of just sustain, you need spare more efforts. Some parts in it would not last as long as its lifespan and would wear without notice. You should devote more time and energy to them. Wiper blade is made of soft rubber but works under all kinds of harsh conditions such as downpours, heavy snow and so on, so it is easy to wear out. You are supposed to change it every six months for the excellent visibility while driving. Headlight, fog light also should get this kind of treatment.
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