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Old 12-18-2016, 11:15 AM
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Help! My car won't start.

Got in to pick up a friend at the airport, having opened the hatch normally. Hit the start button and got chimes and green lights, but no ignition. The head and taillights came on as normal. Transmission stuck in Park.

Removed the manual key and held the fob to the start button and it fired up. Ran it a few minutes, turned it off, and it wouldn't start, like the first time. Had to use the manual key to lock.

Will call Honda Assistance, but any thoughts or similar problem?

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Old 12-18-2016, 01:31 PM
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The other fob worked fine. It's the fob. Off to the dealer.
 

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or just low battery maybe?
 
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:54 PM
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or just low battery maybe?
Nope, fob brain fade. New batteries in both in May, so it was a failure of the fob itself. Whew.

On the plus side, I got to drive my friend's Scion iA. Ugly face, but it blows the Fit out of the water for luxury and quality.
 

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Old 12-19-2016, 12:52 PM
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FOB was my first guess before reading through the thread. Mainly because the same thing happened to me, only I had simply walked out of the house without the FOB in my pocket. Sat there for almost a minute trying to figure out why the car wouldn't start!

The dementia seems to have started… (c:

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Old 12-21-2016, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by exl500 View Post
Nope, fob brain fade. New batteries in both in May, so it was a failure of the fob itself. Whew.

On the plus side, I got to drive my friend's Scion iA. Ugly face, but it blows the Fit out of the water for luxury and quality.
wat was da cause of the fobs losing memory? did u get them wet or something? what is it different on your new fobs dat promises this won't ever happen again? need to ask the tuff but smart questions.
 
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Ugly face, but it blows the Fit out of the water for luxury and quality.
Ah, hahahaahahahahahahahaaha!
 
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Fit_as_a_butchers_dog View Post
Ah, hahahaahahahahahahahaaha!
I think the iA is a great deal, nice price for all that you get. That front maw is a bit much but then there are some that can't get past the Fit rear either. Probably the best thing about it is that it isn't a Toyota, it's a rebranded Mazda2 that Mazda won't sell in the U.S. for some reason.
 
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
wat was da cause of the fobs losing memory? did u get them wet or something? what is it different on your new fobs dat promises this won't ever happen again? need to ask the tuff but smart questions.
We have a guest at the moment. I'll follow up next week.
 
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Originally Posted by Fit_as_a_butchers_dog View Post
Ah, hahahaahahahahahahahaaha!
Don't worry. I still love my Fit more.
 
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:05 AM
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scion and luxury in da same sentence is kinda funny though.
 
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Update: Courtesy Palm Harbor replaced the fob under warranty. No idea why it went south, nor has anyone else's.

On another note, I've had one tire that has had a slow leak since 2015. The tech found a nail in the tire and it was patched for $34. No one saw it in 2 tire rotations, but they didn't know to look for it. Amazingly, my mileage has immediately jumped from mid to high 30s to mid to high 40s over the same trips I take. So it will pay for itself!
 
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To promote future customers Les Schwab patches tires for FREE, while you wait. Tire brand doesn't matter. I think they will even put the car on the lift, but I have always just rolled the tire, with nail, into their shop.
 
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:21 AM
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To promote future customers Les Schwab patches tires for FREE, while you wait. Tire brand doesn't matter. I think they will even put the car on the lift, but I have always just rolled the tire, with nail, into their shop.
Good to know if it happens again, although they have no stores within 100 miles of me. Someone else may do this. Of course, I had no idea I had a nail in my tire for 12K miles...
 

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Old 01-21-2017, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by exl500 View Post
I got to drive my friend's Scion iA. Ugly face, but it blows the Fit out of the water for luxury and quality.
Really? I drove the mazda 2 and it was so slow in the highway. It has 106 hp that's a lot of difference between the 130 that the honda has with vtec.

But agree witht he quality and materials they are just premium. Mazda wants to be a semi premium brand. Something like audi because now they are alone they have no other company. In everything else, except the quality interior, the fit wins hands down. Not so true in other segments like the crv or mazda 6 or 3.
 
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Help. My Car Won't Start

Took long trip (100 miles) two days earlier. Day 3 car won't start. everything is dead (door locks, dash lights, entertainment system, even the little red blinking dash light is out) No "click" when trying to start. Jumped battery and car started right up. Drove to dealer (10 minute drive) and they said battery is fine and fully charged. This is the third time this has happened usually about 4-6 months apart each time. Car is a 2015 EX with 15K miles on it. Dealer says unless I can duplicate problem in their driveway they haven't a clue. Key fobs are working fine. Any suggestions?
 
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Could be all kinds of reasons, and I hope the dealer went through at least some of these: bad ground, bad fuse, bad ECM, bad alternator. Saying you have a good battery is somewhat meaningless if your electrical system intermittently goes completely dead. What's the "good" battery doing then?

I'd contact Honda corporate. Document your issue with them and get their feedback and assistance outside the dealer who just said you had a good battery. Even if you're out of warranty as far as the 3 yr. limit, your miles are negligible and Honda should be willing to help if it's a parts or service issue.
 
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I think the point is that if it's not actually dead in their hands they're not going to waste time troubleshooting anything. There is no problem - you brought in a car which runs fine. I think what you'll have to do next time this happens is to get the dead car towed in to them so that they have something which they can work on - a car which actually has a problem which they can run down.
 
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by exl500 View Post
Nope, fob brain fade. New batteries in both in May, so it was a failure of the fob itself. Whew.

On the plus side, I got to drive my friend's Scion iA. Ugly face, but it blows the Fit out of the water for luxury and quality.

Logged 90k miles on my 2015 and this too was my first issue. New battery in fob. Decided to stop working similar to yours.



Took my fob that was being stupid and smacked it hard against my palm. Started working. Must be something loose inside the little critter. Or just use the backup and don't worry about it!


As an old guy, yeah, blunt force still works!
 
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