has this happened to you. mobile phone cable caught in steering wheel
has this happened to you. please share this with everyone I dont dont want what happened to me to happen to anyone else .I drive with my mobile next to the driver door and have the cable from the mobile across the steering wheel attached to the usb port in my honda Jazz .. the cord got caught in the steering wheel and will cost me approximately $900 to fix. apart from that bad design fault i love my Jazz but I miss my 17 year old car
Purchased in December 2018 for $16.30.
A Bath On Wheels
If you live in an area where there is moderate to heavy rainfall do not buy a Honda Jazz/ Fit! On three occasions this hunk of junk has filled with water in all four interior foot wells. Three times we've had the carpet replaced under warranty and now we are having electrical problems. This car has only travelled 40,000 kms and is three years old. The issue just started four months ago and the Jazz is now off the road more than it is on. Each time it takes between 1-3 weeks to repair.
Water leaking into the Jazz/Fit is a common defect discussed across many international forums. Our local Honda dealership informed us they were systematically bringing an entire fleet of Jazz's in (from a local company) to repair the exact same water leak defect as in our Jazz, so it's clearly a widespread known fault by Honda. Honda Australia is refusing to acknowledge this is a major defect and safety issue (electrical). Honda sold us the Jazz knowing the Jazz has a defect with the plastic membrane in the doors, whereby the adhesive perishes over time, causing water to leak through the door into the interior foot wells and the electricals. Our vehicles carpet has been replaced 3 times in just four months, all doors are leaking water, smells like mould, electrical issues including warning lights, battery draining now we rarely get to drive our Jazz anymore...in fact we don't have the Jazz now...it's in the dealership again and has been for 8 days now.
Honda Australia is advising us to return to the dealer and get them to patch up the defect again, however, the dealer is telling us to report our concerns to Honda Australia and of course as car manufacturers often do with major faults around in circles we go. Given Honda have not been able to fix on three occasions we have no confidence in Honda at all. We requested a refund from Honda Australia and they refused, citing the solution as to keep taking the Jazz to the dealership to be repaired. How many times do we have to keep taking it to the dealership before Honda acknowledges this is a major issue?? Honda Australia are deflecting blame to the dealerships. The air conditioning is rubbish as well. Doesn't cool properly in the tropics, another known fault. We want our money back Honda!!
No more Hondas for me
In early 2017 I bought a new Honda Jazz, my third having bought my first in 2005, then another in 2009. The first two were very good cars with a couple of niggles but this last one is just rubbish. The problems I have experienced are as follows:-
1. Climate control. This is the first time I had a car with this feature and bought the better model to get it. The control is hopeless. You need to have the set temperature at 26-28 to prevent freezing cold air being blasted at the driver, particularly my hands and some of the outlets cannot be adjusted to direct the airflow away. The Honda service section says "Oh yes this is very common in all Hondas" !!! I couldn't believe this comment
2. Front carpet. This is very poor quality and was almost worn through before one year was up. When I complained the service manager asked if I had been driving with heavy boots. I am a bookkeeper and don't own a pair of boots. They agreed to replace the carpet once but I have had to purchase extra mats, at Honda service centre suggestion, so it doesn't wear out again within 12 months.
3. Radio. This simply doesn't work when trying to listen to AM band radio stations. In many parts of Perth, where I live, the AM station set is taken over by another AM station so that you cant understand either one. Honda service says it doesn't happen in the workshop and wont take the car to where it does happen to check it so I just have to put up with this ridiculous situation.
4. Much to my surprise and disappointment, Honda have reverted to drum brakes on the rear and that stupid skinny spare tyre. This is, of course, my fault for not checking these things but as my 2009 Honda had rear discs and a proper spare tyre, I didn't expect that they would go backwards in their design work.
5. Major engine problem. When I took the car in for the first 1,000 km service, I was informed that the engine required major repairs and so I was without the vehicle for 3 days while they carried this out. It was all done free of charge but didn't fill me with confidence about the vehicle after only 1,000 km.
6. Entertainment unit. This is, to me, unusable except to play the radio which is of dubious quality. The manual provided is quite incomprehensible. I admit that I am well over 60 and maybe this has something to do with it but I haven't been able to work out how it will interact with my phone in a predictable way. The phone answer seems to works fine but all the other functions don't seem to. Sometimes it works and sometimes not and I cant tell whether this is because of my incompetence or the poor quality of the unit.
7. Other design Faults. It is often not possible to be heard on the phone when the air conditioning is operating. I assume this is because the air blows over the microphone so I have to turn off the air conditioning to talk hands-free on the phone. No volume control on the entertainment unit is very inconvenient for passengers. The clock in the car is only visible to the driver. It has been taken out of the central console and is now part of the driver's information screens. Reversing camera is a waste of time, it is very basic and the small screen makes it almost impossible to make out any detail of what is happening behind the car. No sat-nav nor is it possible to connect the phone sat-nav to the screen in the car. (A feature which I told the salesperson I wanted in the car and he omitted to tell me it would not be available)
All in all a very poor representation of a modern car and I will never buy another Honda as a result of this piece of rubbish.
A Rust Bucket! Stay away from that car!
In December, 2014 I purchased my Honda Jazz (delivered January, 2015). In less than a year I spotted the first signs of rust in the engine bay area, quickly spreading to other sections of the car.
I reported it around July, 2016 and three more times at every next service. Nothing was ever done until an NCAT application was heard. Honda offered to rectify the problem.
Pictures taken during the first rust removal attempt showed a wide spread area especially in the invisible sections of the car.
In August, 2018 I delivered my car to Suttons City to have it repaired.
A few weeks later my car was returned to me with a cracked windscreen, several clips and bolts missing, unsecured windscreen plastic side panels and a few other small problems.
In less than three months the rust started to reappear again and a second repair was organized by Honda (Suttons Motors) in Feb/March 2019. I got my car back, still with a cracked windscreen and several areas with reappeared rust which have not been fixed.
According to an expert from NSW Collision and Safety Centre, the rust problem on car is due to a major manufacturing failure and the car should've been written off under NSW Consumer Law, however Honda Australia and the dealer; Suttons Motors (City) insisted that "under the warranty Insurance conditions they had the right to repair the car".
It is like putting a bandage on a badly infected wound hoping that it will be OK.
Three years later into this rust saga, rust is coming back despite the two attempts to solve the problem.
I love my Honda Jazz which I bought brand new. Its a small car that has lots of power in the engine and you can also switch it to eco which uses less fuel. The only down fall would be that I had to take it in to get the starter motor changed as there was a manufacture fault. However there was no cost for this.
Purchased in December 2014.
Extremely poor air-condtioner
We bought the 2018 Jazz for my wife and stuck with a Honda after many years of happy driving with our Honda Civic. However, the Jazz is just not value for money. In particular the air-conditioner is terrible; it is totally inadequate for coping with an summer conditions in Australia. It cannot get the cabin to a reasonable temperature once the mercury outside rises above 28. Further, the seats are uncomfortable for anything more than city driving and short distances. To be fair the boot is a good size and the “magic seats” provide great room for those little larger parcels and there is plenty of legroom both in the front and rear but overall the Jazz is a disappointment and I would not recommend it to anyone, especially if they live in area where the temperature gets above 28 degrees i.e. pretty much anywhere in Australia.
Disappointed with air conditioning which was never fixed
I bought my Honda Jazz Vti-s in 2015. Since I bought I complained in every single inspection in relation to the air conditioning which does not work properly.
Every time I was told there was no any problem. Now when the warranty is finished I was told that there is some problems and parts need to be replaced which will cost me a lot.
It's so sad as since I bought it I had other issues which was never resolved.
Very practical car...but wheres the Apple car play?
We purchased the Jazz to replace a 2018 Hyundai i30 (which was a lemon- full refund- thank you Hyundai). Love the 7 year warranty and 7 year NRMA cover. ....not so keen on the 6 monthly servicing schedule ($250-$290 a service) though.
The dealer (Scotts Honda at Artarmon) was great, the sales staff knew all about the various models etc. The sales guys are on the same floor as the service reception so the show room can appear busy...but nothing is too much trouble and they are eager to please.
We purchased a dealer demo +Sport Limited edition of 240 cars into Australia. Essentially its a VTI-S with some extras thrown in and a +sport badge that must add 5KW right !?
Very roomy, practical car. Magic seats are such a simple but ingenious idea. Huge boot space with rear seats folder flat.
Auto box feels good, quite spritely from the off...although the i-vtec engines like to be revved so the engine can sound a little noisy when you accelerate.
Audio sounds good and its useful that multiple phones can be added. The Sat Nav is ok, not as quick as google maps etc and the auto/robot voice is annoying. I wish the car had an apple car play compatible unit.
Reverse camera is ok...not great at night though.
The car will only be used for the daily commute and to teach a Learner in a couple of years time.
I absolutely love my Honda Jazz! it runs very smooth and is very roomy for a small/medium hatchback, back seats go down also so it can fit a lot in the back! I get my car serviced with Honda every 10,000kms and they are excellent and also give you a loan car for free for the day! I would definitely recommend the beauty of a car and the Honda Jazz 2015 is very nicely shaped. And also pretty good on petrol. And hot mag wheels to match.
Cant see navigation or reverse camera
Purchased the Jazz and everything has been going well. We only have 1 issue.
Ths infotainment system is on such a big angle that catches the slightest sunlight. This makes the navigation and reverse camera useless as you can't see the screen unless its cloudy or night time. This is a massive design issue and one Honda has said they won't fix.
Poor Quality Parts in JAZZ door
We bought a brand new JAZZ through Honda dealer. This JAZZ drives OK. We like the magic seats.
Although we have serviced this car regularly through the Honda Dealer driver side door actuator failed after 60,000 KMs. Took it to the Honda Dealer for repairs. After $326 & three trips to the dealer they fixed it. Very next day the passenger side front door lock started playing up. Sometime it will not open remotely. Similar symptoms to the other side.
Clearly the HONDA quality is gone down. It is sad to see such a reputed manufacturer not see quality as an important issue. No more JAZZEs again.
With a little TLC, a Jazz should keep running forever.
Bought a Jazz brand new in 2005 for my wife. She uses it mainly for commuting, the school run and the occasional road trip. We also use it for those occasions where we need to move bulky items, as it's the largest car either of us owns.
So far, the Jazz only let her down once. This was due to a wear and tear item, being the battery. Other than wear and tear items like brakes, tyres, batteries and the odd rear wheel bearing, the Jazz has been completely reliable.
The car has one issue: reverse gear on the CVT gearbox takes around 15 seconds or so to engage when the car is started on cold mornings. Once the car has warmed up a bit, the gearbox works fine. When we last had the CVT serviced, we asked the Honda dealer about it. Their reply is that the box is probably good for another 100,000km or so before it becomes a major problem. At that stage, we'll probably send it to the wreckers and get another brand new Jazz to replace it.
For the first 12 years, we had the Jazz serviced exclusively at Honda dealers. However, given the car's age, I'm now attending to minor services myself (mainly oil changes). That said, the next time the CVT is due to be serviced, it will be going straight back to the dealer.
I've driven manual Jazzes with over 300,000km on the clock and I am convinced that a manual Jazz is one of the best cars to buy if you want cheap transport and are handy with spanners. Automatic Jazzes ... not so much. But you'll still get 250,000-300,000km out of an automatic Jazz if you get the CVT box serviced every couple of years.
We use our car every day.we have it serviced at Honda and are pleased with the work.We have owned the car for fourteen months and have not noticed any problems.fuel economy is good and power is fine.Really like the room and the high driving position doesn't feel like a small car to drive.Very pleased with the car
BAD REAR DOOR PRESSING RESULTS IN DOORS NOT FITTING FLUSH
You need to look at the pressing of the rear doors on the 2017 Jazz model GF. A lot of the Jazz rear doors do not fit flush, including mine. How these cars get past quality control in Thailand beats me. One would think in this day and age a well fitted door would not be beyond a car manufacturer to produce. The selling dealer can not do much with these doors as that is how they come out from the factory. Badly built and even worse pressing/engineering of these doors. Poor build quality indeed. If I had noticed this problem at purchase or when testing a Jazz I would have spent my money on another brand. No wonder Honda cars have developed a perception of poor quality. So readers be beware of Honda Jazz rear door assembly quality.
Value for money - bought two :)
Bought a 2015 model with 48,000km and liked it that much I bought a 2018 model with 7000km on it (both manual transmission both Vti basic model)
*I like things basic in new cars ( less complications ) the Jazz offers that,
*Exceptionally easy to service (I do my own)
*nice to drive, great on fuel, not overly powerful ( but that's not why you buy a Jazz )
*Great Family car, more practical than most larger family sedans
*features like Aircon, great sounding touch screen audio, cruise control, power windows, steering wheel controls, hands free phone connectivity, fuel range gauges etc. all for a great price.
*styling that will age well and look like a new car for longer.
For those who own one or are looking to buy one just remember the low purchase price and compare it to what you get. I paid AUD $11,000 for the first one and $13,000 for the second one and both times I looked at other cars that were 5-7000k dearer and I couldn't see any extras in those vehicles to justify it ( some had slightly larger engines ).
If you're someone who upgrades every two years look at how well older model jazz's have held their value for an entry level car, or if you're someone who holds onto a car for years, service it well, drive it and get your money's worth that way with Honda's great reliability. Cheers.
Absolutely love it
If you are looking for a small car that is comfy, economical,easy to handle and looks cute the JAZZ is what you want.
The seats fold flat to make a very spacious area for luggage or even camping.
The car is very quiet and so zippy and easy to park.
Best small car for everyone especially for bicycle riders
I purchased this second hand for airport run. I am a FIFO worker and I need a reliable second car solely for airport commuting. During a month of ownership, I am very satisfied with this zippy Jazz. I can recommend this to people who want reliable, cheap to maintain, fuel efficient and bicycle loadable car. It is a good highway cruiser too.
Here are more detailed information,
* fairly easy DIY maintenance: engine oil cost $20 (sale from supercheap) filter is $15, spark plugs, cabin filter, air filter, automatic transmission fluid change are all easy DIY jobs. Of course if you do these at shops, they charge , for example, min $200 for auto oil change, but it costs me $55 for HONDA OEM oil.
*good fuel economy: I get around 5l/100km, 20km/litre on highway and 5.2l/100km combined
* great loading size: if you love cycling, this is by far one of the best SMALL car for bike transfortation, thanks to magic seats
*quite few tweaks required to upgrade your speaker and audio unit; stock OEM speaker is rubbish so you want to upgrade with after market ones but to do that you either need an adaptor or modify your speaker bracket.
head unit needs a new fascia and connecting harness to have aftermarket double DIN head unit installed
Thanks for reading.
Honda service looking for gold under the hood.
If Honda service centre in Prahran gets hold of your car they will be sure to suggest many expensive repairs and when you say you can't afford them they will pull the old scare tactic of roadworthiness. They wanted $500 to replace a rubber that insulates the engine vibration from the car body. When I asked to be shown the problem they said they couldn't, it was actually just a prediction of what might happen as the car gets older. How can what might happen later make the car unroadworthy now and since when is vibration grounds for unroadworthiness?
The same thing happened with the shock absorbers. For $700 I could have more rubber replaced to prevent them rattling. Then they wanted to replace the platinum-tipped spark plugs for $95 each and for $85 they would also like to replace the wiper blades. I asked if they too were platinum-tipped. They didn't get my sarcasm and just frowned like I was crazy.
I said NO to everything and now am looking around for an alternative place to maintain my car and any REAL issues it presents. My next service is the 200,000 Km @ $1,200. When I mentioned this price seemed high I was told it was my fault for keeping the car so long. I've spent $16,000 on servicing my Honda Jazz every 6 months or 5,000 km since buying it new in 2003. I asked if it was poor engineering that required such frequent servicing. My friend owns a Toyota and spends $152 every 12 months for a service. When I mentioned this to Honda they explained that Toyota Australia subsidised services to keep them so low. I remarked that Toyota was starting to look good in that case. They just stood there staring at me speechless. Oh, what a feeling!
More info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBpMe36GoW0
2018 Jazz – perfect small van
This is my first car and although I wanted a second hand one, this turned out to be alright. My favourite thing about the Jazz is the space. It is roomy and perfect for traveling. One of the let-down features (for my dad) was how the VTi-S didn't have a CD player. The aircon takes a bit of work to cool the car when it is Summer so that stinks. I like the driving experience, I'm don't know how to describe too well car terminology but it drives smoothly. The noise is minimal, great legroom, even for a short person like me – the seats cater to. Cheap fuel – fuel efficient!
Not worth the money
It drives OK but is really bumpy driving for passengers in the back seat. The suspension isn't all that great. Really good on fuel and I like how the back seats fold up. The trimming on the passenger side window started falling off within 2 weeks that I had it. Honda never got around to fixing it, as they always forgot lol. Went through a puddle one day which ripped the bottom engine splash shield in half. Took it back to Honda who said they would fix it when they only tighed it back on with cable ties. Now the electric window (driver side) only works when it wants to and the radio cuts out every now and then since day 1. I wouldn't buy Honda again.
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