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Noisy Gearbox in Fit EV

Noisy Gearbox in Fit EV

In early June I started to notice my Fit EV making a new noise between about 15 and 30 mph. The noise was very faint and wouldn’t be audible if the car had an internal combustion engine. Check out the video below and see if you can detect the noise. I took Fit EV 48 … Continue reading

Honda Fit EV Lease Price Reduced

Honda Fit EV Lease Price Reduced

Tonight I got a wonderful email from Honda announcing that the Fit EV lease price has been reduced to $259/mo. I knew this was coming. Honda’s $389 lease couldn’t compete with the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e, and Chevy Spark EV all around $199/mo, even with its included collision insurance, roadside assistance, and … Continue reading

Honda Fit EV: First Service

Honda Fit EV: First Service

Last week, I took my Fit EV in to Honda of Escondido for my 7,500 mile service. Service for an EV is pretty minimal. This service was just a tire rotation and inspection (the next one will be too…) The whole thing took about an hour and was pretty painless. The service advisor mentioned that … Continue reading

Honda Fit EV Battery Pack Replacement

Honda Fit EV Battery Pack Replacement

[continued from previous post] After learning that my car was, in fact, not ready to be picked up, I was told there was a problem with the battery leak detection circuit. The battery pack is hermetically sealed and it has sensors in it that activate if the battery leaks or if any external liquids enter … Continue reading

Honda Fit EV: First Real Problem

Honda Fit EV: First Real Problem

On New Year’s Eve, 2012 I was charging at a public Blink charging station while I was shopping. I was telling my friend how the EVSE will text me if there’s any issues (like charge port overheating), so I don’t have to worry about my car. After about two hours, I decided to check on … Continue reading

Honda Fit EV Software Update

Honda Fit EV Software Update

Honda has released a new version of the ECU firmware for the 2013 Fit EV. If you are having trouble charging at Ecotality’s Blink stations, I recommend you take your car to your dealership and have this update performed. It is covered under the standard maintenance for the car and should not cost you anything. … Continue reading

Fit EV Emergency Response Guide Reveals New Info

Fit EV Emergency Response Guide Reveals New Info

Today I stumbled upon Honda’s Emergency Response Guide for the 2013 Fit EV. Automakers are required to make these for all of their vehicles, so that EMS workers can easily and effectively assist passengers involved in a collision. Reading through the guide, I found a few pieces of new (to me) information: The 20kWh battery … Continue reading