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2010 fit sport steering wheel fail

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Old 10-28-2015, 04:41 PM
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2010 fit sport steering wheel fail

In need of help...

I have 2010 fit sport,
It has125k miles

I was making a turn at 20 mph on exit ramp and the steering wheel failed and I was unable to turn back on center. Fit went off road and I was able to stop 4 ft away from the tree. Steering warning light showed up and after few minutes, light was off and steering wheel was working fine.

So, I drove to the nearest shopping mall and kept making turns in empty parking lot to test it. The same thing happened 4 times.
I called honda dealership, service rep told me to check battery (I installed new one about 2 months ago) and alternator.
I went to my friend's shop (5 miles away) with emergency light on, and tested both, and both are good.

Anyone having similar issue? It is really scary to drive it....I heard that Mini is having recall for electric steering wheel fail....any recall on this?

Since there is nothing connecting steering wheel and axle, if electric steering wheel fails, it can cause serious accident. ...
 
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:51 PM
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 1toughfit View Post

Since there is nothing connecting steering wheel and axle, if electric steering wheel fails, it can cause serious accident. ...
There is ALWAYS mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the front wheels.

You are NEVER without a means to steer the car.

The power assist may diminish or go away in the event of a failure, but you can always steer.
You may need to muscle up as it will be 100% manual steering if it loses power assist.



Same goes for power brakes if the engine were to stall while you are moving. You WILL have brakes and can stop the car, but the power assist will be gone after about two pumps of the pedal and you will have to use leg muscle to push the brake pedal.



electric steering wheel
It's Electric Power Steering: EPS.

As far as the EPS light and problem, if your mechanic can't read fault codes from the EPS system, take it to your Honda dealership.

HTH
 
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:03 AM
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Thank you all for reply.

I've had car that did not have old power steering, but it was not hard to turn conpare to EPS without power....

I talked with Honda USA, and dealership and Made appointment.
 
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 1toughfit View Post
Thank you all for reply.

I've had car that did not have old power steering, but it was not hard to turn conpare to EPS without power....

I talked with Honda USA, and dealership and Made appointment.
Conicelli honda Dealer in Conshohocken, couldn't find/duplicate the problem and told me to come back when it fails...
When i check my blackbox, mechanic abused my car, redlining every stop sign and signals...
...what a piss of shxt dealer...
 
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 1toughfit View Post
When i check my blackbox, mechanic abused my car, redlining every stop sign and signals...
...what a piss of shxt dealer...
Be upset at the individual who did it, not the dealership as a whole.

One or two events of full throttle acceleration and letting the trans shift at redline is not really considered abuse IMHO .........when performed by a competent professional who is really looking for issues and evaluating engine/trans/vehicle performance, you might be surprised by how much info we can glean by doing this.

However, doing this repeatedly after every stop could be considered "less than professional" and maybe even reckless driving, IMHO.

If you have hard evidence of real abuse, I would think the General Manager, Dealer Principal, and/or the owner of the dealership would be interested in seeing it.
When i check my blackbox,
Got a link to your 'black box'? I'm curious.
 
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ezone View Post
Be upset at the individual who did it, not the dealership as a whole.

One or two events of full throttle acceleration and letting the trans shift at redline is not really considered abuse IMHO .........when performed by a competent professional who is really looking for issues and evaluating engine/trans/vehicle performance, you might be surprised by how much info we can glean by doing this.

However, doing this repeatedly after every stop could be considered "less than professional" and maybe even reckless driving, IMHO.

If you have hard evidence of real abuse, I would think the General Manager, Dealer Principal, and/or the owner of the dealership would be interested in seeing it.
Got a link to your 'black box'? I'm curious.
I will upload it on YouTube by this weekend
 
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:41 PM
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My 2010 fit sport will be reaching 125K soon... I'll watch out for that.

What's "black box"?

Thanks.
 
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:58 PM
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The complete rack assembly is < 600 bucks almost everywhere, don't let the dealer ***k you on the labor, there are several who have reported 2500 dollar quite on this work.. Even more than my BMW 330xi cost for anew rack.
 
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by darthfit View Post
My 2010 fit sport will be reaching 125K soon... I'll watch out for that.

What's "black box"?

Thanks.
Its a in-dash-cam. Whenever I turn on the car, it turns on also and records speed, sound, position with video. It can also record for short time after I lock the car...
 

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