de silva | April 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm
Vj, Hi Guys just bought a new CRZ it has a gathers navi system and I can’t fix the clock or the bluetooth to my phone it’s all in Japanese and I heard that it can not be translate to english. do you guys know how to fix the clock and the bluetooth? Please help
Susantha Hettiarachchi | April 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Hi everyone..I’m planing to buy HONDA FIT 2012 mosel.Could you please let me know the petrol consumption of this car?
varuna | April 20, 2014 at 12:33 am
Thick Traffic 12~14 kmpl
Regular Traffic 16-18 kmpl
Long Distance 23~25 kmpl
(This is just my experience. Running on ECO Mode with 95 Octane)
Anu | April 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm
Hi everyone. just wanted to know whether “Stirl*ng Auto” in Kadawatha, is a good place to do a Fit Hybrid car maintenance. I will be soon receiving my car and this place is very close to me. Thanks
ruwindu | April 15, 2014 at 6:57 am
I also asked this question few months ago but still no answer,
shanfari | April 9, 2014 at 12:38 am
hi i have my honda fit hybrid and in the multi information display it shows a smart key battery low symbol, how can i remove the smart key to replace new battery?
and sometymes in the morning the car does not start at once, is it due to this battery low problem?
varuna | April 19, 2014 at 7:20 am
Read the manual for the correct description of the icon.
If you have difficulties in cold start check the recommended methods in User Manual first. If not show the car to agents / proper place.
muthunayake | April 8, 2014 at 9:36 am
I have Honda Fit Hybrid Model , I think there is a issue with CVT gear box. When I drive by u
sing D gear, then break and stop at color light even small hill say at Nugegoda junction. After that when I release the break pedal without accelerator the car go backward, I thing it is strange for Auto gear system. in hill area I want to push accelerator like manual gear and clutch system in Honda FIt, Please be kind enough to tell your expert or general experience of this issue.
I will take call for your advice. Thank you
Duthindara | April 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm
This is normal. “Auto stop” function make strange feeling since there is a fractional delay to start the engine. Push the brake paddle bit hard before releasing to make lesser effect.
ruwindu | April 12, 2014 at 6:55 am
This happens even in engine start condition.
Radiksha R. | April 3, 2014 at 11:17 am
Hi Guys, My honda Inishgt has run about 57,000km’s and a service is coming up. need to do a tuning, AC service. Any recommendations of places?
Also, do i need to do any other things?
Janaka | April 4, 2014 at 10:35 am
Call Dharshana (Works for sttaford) 0719309914 for engine tune up
ruwindu | April 12, 2014 at 6:48 am
Do you feel your Insight going backward even stop at a small hill?
dkasunw | April 13, 2014 at 10:23 am
Yes Ruwindu thats normal
Nalin | April 2, 2014 at 6:55 am
I have a Pioneer Carrozzeria AVIC MRZ05 navigation system in my FIT Hybrid and it is in Japanese. Anyone has this system in your car and do you know how to change the time zone in this navigation system.
Nalin | April 2, 2014 at 6:50 am
Is there a reliable place in Kandy to scan the Hybrid system of my FIT hybrid 2012.
Janaka | April 3, 2014 at 8:57 am
Call Dinanjaya – 0718711444
Robin | April 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm
I got Fit Hybrid 2012 recently and it does not do petrol more than 10km/l in city traffic and outstation 13.5 km/l with eco mode on. is there problem with Fit Hybrid?
Nalin | April 2, 2014 at 6:47 am
Reset the average milage by long pressing the nob coming out from the meter panel.This will reset the average milage to zero and start the calculation again. Then you will see a good average or fill the tank full and run around 100km, then fill the tank full again.Calculate the average milage by your self. Usually I get 18-19 km/l in the city
Robin | April 2, 2014 at 8:26 am
Hi Nalin, I did the reset meter panel and already i have completed 400km. my information panel display 10km/l for city limits how good i drive with green and EV mode. for outstation it does 13.5 km/l. is there wrong with hybrid system?
udaya | March 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm
The japanese manual of fit hybrid recommends 0W-20, but the English Manual recommends 5W-30. This is bit confusing…. what is the suitable for our conditions. What is the Stafford recommendation?
duthindara | April 2, 2014 at 7:58 pm
I tried 0W-20 Toyota mineral for last three consecutive services, and found that oil lost it’s properties. Shifted to 0W-20 Mobil synthetic oil this time. But the cost is 3150/- Rs. per 1 ltr!
fit | April 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm
from where u got 0w20. i was mad of searching it all over and finally went back to motu 0w30.
Fit | April 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Available at “Mr. Lube”, my regular service place at Koswatte.
Damien | March 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm
Last weekend, I have done my Fit Hybrid 2012 first service. (6250Km)
from Mahesh Motors, No197/3, Sri Gnanamoli Mw, Makola North.
Changed Oil – 10W-30 4Ltrs. Toyota Oil, Oil filter, Air filter
+ Hybrid System full scan. (Reasonable prize for scanning including check body for accident )
Total cost – Cost 14,000 Rs.
They have done really good job. Also if you having any Hybrid related questions they will help you to understand.
ruwindu | April 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm
Oil should be 0w-20
Damien | April 4, 2014 at 6:40 pm
Hi Ruwindu, As per Hybrid manual, (Page # 254 Maintenance)
Can use 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30.
That page say’s, —Recommended Engine Oil —
Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity.
Always use a premium-grade detergent
oil. It is highly recommended
that you use genuine Honda Motor
Oil in your vehicle for as long as you own it.
You can select the proper SAE
viscosity oil for your vehicle
according to this chart:
Always use a fuel-efficient oil that
says API Service SM or higher grade.
This oil is formulated to help your
engine use less fuel.
0W-30 oil is formulated to help your
engine use less fuel.
Anu | April 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm
thanks Damien for the info.. was looking for a decent place…
varuna | March 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Found the English Manual for Honda Fit Hybrid 2010 ~2013. Await more updates.
varuna | March 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Guys, You may resolve most of your problems reading this.
duthindara | March 24, 2014 at 7:31 pm
Great, Thanks varuna.
Damien | April 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm
Many thanks Varuna. Great job.
varuna | April 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm
Its my pleasure
Anu | April 12, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Thanks for this was looking everywhere.
varuna | March 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm
General Info > If you need to program your key (Honda) you may visit Stafford (agents). They will do it for a reasonable price. A friend of mine has done through agents under Rs. 3k. You need to have the key. Only the programming will cost that amount.
Dilshan kommala | March 25, 2014 at 9:33 am
I have 3 no of keys for my car. if any one need can give a 1 and can forward to a programmer. contact me 0774859356
Thowfeek | March 22, 2014 at 9:03 pm
Could you let me know best place to take the Honda Fit for service in KANDY, please
Niroshan Fonseka | March 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm
hi guys, did anyone have any experience about replacing the hybrid battery ? I just need to know this for my keeps. Thanks/Niroshan.
RD | March 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm
I recently replaced IMA battery on my Civic Hybrid. What info do you need?
duthindara | March 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm
Could you care to share the place and cost of it?
RD | March 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm
I replaced it under warranty from Sterling japan from where I imported the car from. They said it was replaced with a brand new CA3 battery. recently replaced – haven’t had any issues yet.
Shehan Rodrigo | March 19, 2014 at 5:55 pm
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chathura | March 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm
can anyone tell me please how to change the time in honda fit dvd player.
Prasad | March 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Hi friends, Please let me know any good place to check hybrid system 7 battery condition in my car…?
dkasunw | March 20, 2014 at 2:19 am
I did hybrid system check once from Stafford when I was doing my service. It cost me Rs 2000 with out the report printout
Niroshan Fonseka | March 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm
Hello Bro, call to this number who is hybrid Repair Specialist Sri Lanka called Nuwan S Madanayake – 0775 -124747 or 038-5-674768.
Len Wicks | March 17, 2014 at 7:41 pm
I bought a Fit Shuttle 2012. The radio and clock instructions are in Japanese. I want to change the time. Does anyone know how to do this? Or can you recommend some party who can do the change?
varuna | March 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm
You need to change the time zone, its in Japanese. If you go to Stafford they will help on this.
friend | March 17, 2014 at 7:30 am
hi friends. i have honda fit GP1 2012. with japaness navigation system. is it possible to change to our country navigation system? if possiple , how can i do this?
nalin | March 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm
Hi, I have imported brand new Honda Fit Hybrid 2014 (GP5) and hoping to drive it from Hambantota to Kaduwella via southern high way. I have heard that people saying that it is not good for the brand new engine, to drive that far in the highway. Can you please let me know your opinion on this?
varuna | March 13, 2014 at 11:55 am
Recently I did a check up on my GP 1 at Stafford and they said the front battery needs replacing.
This is how they checked the front battery.
First they disconnected the hybrid battery by a switch placed at the boot. (where the spare wheel comes in normal cars). You need to remove the carpet and a metal cap to find this switch. After disconnecting the hybrid battery, they ignited the car. Then the total power required to start the car will be consumed from front battery, At that point the battery check meter shows the status of the battery goes to “weak” level. So their recommendation was to replace the battery as it might effect the hybrid battery and overall performance too.
Can anyone share any experience or thoughts ?
Lekamwasam | March 13, 2014 at 11:54 am
hi all, this is a horible experiance i faced and thought to shair which is not particular for hybrid,but for any vehical.my new honda was parked under a mango tree for a night and observe a fallen sap like wax at rear door.after few days when i wash the car,dat wax has dried and looked like absorbed to the paint.then i asked some car washing people and they tried with some,but doest go out.i dont know wheather that patch is a colour burnt patch or,still dried sap is attached.if you have any expereiance,pls help me to i get rid of that without going for a paint.
varuna | March 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm
Try using “3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, Aerosol, 08987″
varuna | March 13, 2014 at 4:44 pm
fit | March 14, 2014 at 11:16 am
thanks varuna.have u used it.i am wory about fading the paint by those cleaners.
varuna | March 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Yes I have used the 1st one. It does not harm the paint. The 2nd one specifically made for Auto-motives. You may read the instructions before use.
dkasunw | March 13, 2014 at 12:19 am
What are the recommended type pressure for Alloy wheels (insight LS) for front and rare tires. Is there is significant advantaged in using nitrogen.
As I see from online references it is 33 for front tires and 32 for rare.
varuna | March 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm
The driver door inner panel has a sticker mentioning the recommended Tyre size and pressure. You can follow that.
Donald | March 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm
I have found a way to read the user manual in English with a help of pdf and google translater. so if any of you need a translation of a particular page/paragraph of the 2012 Honda Fit model user manual, do send me an email to email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org. I will glad to help you at my level.
varuna | March 13, 2014 at 11:24 am
Hi Donald, Good to hear this and appreciate your kindness here. I tried copying text from the Japanese user manual but it is a locked pdf. Will you able to share the japanese unlocked PDF ?
Niroshan | March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm
Hello Bro, Why don’t u share the link which we can directly down load the manuals by ourselves ??
Rgds / Niroshan.
Donald | March 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm
well, you can’t directly download the un-protected manual from the web. so let me put here how to do it the other way. but you will need some help from an IT guy.
get the Japanese manual from the website, mentioned in the back of your japanese user manual (hard copy). it will be in pdf and protected.
you need to un-protect it with the help of the required software. i heard it is available free in the internet. since i did the un-protection thing through my friend, i am not sure of the website and the other details, may be your IT friend will know it.
then just copy the content from the un-protected japanease pdf manual and paste it in the following link, to get it google translated;
simple as that. :) but the English translation will not be 100% grammatically correct, so you need to kind of read it in a way you get it understood.
Donald | March 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Hi, below link provides you the Japanese version of the User Manual.
you can also download the related docs from
use a google chrome to browse these pages so that you can get a auto translation of the web page (but not the pdf docs)
follow my instructions in the blog and try to convert the pdf manual in to an English version.
Moses | March 12, 2014 at 7:48 am
I bought a secondhand Honda Fit 2010(Hybrid).Found that the plastic cover under the engine is missing. Where can I buy it. Mob no:0718390031
prasad | March 11, 2014 at 5:45 am
hi all, I have tied a pirithnul(enchanted string) to the steering column. it has gone inside the spiral cable reel & broken. from where shall i buy? Stafford says its not available at them & cost around Rs.40,000/-
Shehan | March 10, 2014 at 11:06 pm
How to change meter language Japanese to English ?
Shehan | March 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Where is the fuse box of Honda insight 2009 model pls advice !!!
Dilshan kommala | March 2, 2014 at 9:12 am
My gp 1 Audio set up is stucked & showing a error message in japaneese. Looking for a car audio center for rectifying. Please advice
duthindara | March 2, 2014 at 10:16 pm
Have your car 12V battery disconnected recently? Or even a power break down to audio unit? Petco lanka is a good place to rectify.
Shehan Rodrigo | March 19, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Varuna | February 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm
If you accidentally dropped the Air Filter box Plastic Clip and lost inside the engine bay while you were trying to clean/change the Air Filter, and were unable to find it you can still buy it from Stafford Motors for Rs. 350/- (item code – 17219-P65-000)
varuna | February 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm
My Honda Fit Hybrid does 15~16 kmpl in Colombo (daily driven) heavy traffic after my regular service. I used the oil Toyot* 0w20 (Made in Japan) as genuine mileage was 10,000 km. 4L Oil Can cost 5300/- (this is a mineral oil which needs to change in every 5000km), and Honda oil filter Cost me Rs. 2000/-. Sharing this info for everyone’s knowledge.
Damien | March 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm
Hi Varuna, Will you share which place you have done your service? also where you purchased 0W20 oil?
varuna | March 13, 2014 at 11:20 am
Hi Damien, I got 2 free services from my car importer through Auto Miraj. So I did my service from there for free. Only the labor charge was free. I bought the 0w20 Oil Can from Toyot* Lanka. I recently went to the Stafford Motors for a check up (they did a promotional event last weekend) and got to know that they have Motul oil and also Castrol oil for Hybrids. Not only Synthetic Oil (10k mileage) but also Mineral Oil (5k mileage). Could not check the price individually. You can call them directly and check the cost.
Chamika Sandamal | February 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm
I have a brand New(0km) Honda FIT 2013. Now it is reached 1000km. Do i need to do a any service now? And when i need to do the first full service?
Niroshan F | February 27, 2014 at 11:01 am
download the manual based on below link and see the service detail page .
thanks / Niroshan.
Donald | March 8, 2014 at 10:59 am
the aboove link is for the full fuel model, so nothing about the hybrid features. if you have a link for the Hybrid in English version, pls do share.
Niroshan Fonseka | February 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm
im little confuse about below , appreciate if some one clarify this in detail ,
what is below meaning of US qt ,& Imp qt ???
“Engine oil change Including filter = 3.6 (3.8 US qt , 3.2 Imp qt)”
“Engine oil change without filter = 3.4 (3.6 US qt , 3.0 Imp qt)”
Thanks / NIroshan.
duthindara | February 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm
1 US liquid quart = 0.946352946 litres
1 imperial quart = 1.1365225 litres
Refer, following link for further reading;.
Prasad | February 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm
I have Honda insight car, i need black plastic plate under the fog light and some spares any one knows from were to find this please help me.
Lakmal | March 27, 2014 at 11:53 am
HI Prasad, I found a nice one in a shop in Darley road
ramzan mohamed | February 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm
hi’all, my honda fit hybrid car display indicating HMMF .with key mark.
key mark means not start key,so please advice me what is this problem.
dharshana | February 23, 2014 at 10:40 am
The HMMF indicator comes, because it’s due to change your CVT transmission oil. This alarm normally comes in 40000Km.
There is older posts which discussed this in detail. Including which oil you need to choose.
fit | February 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm
what is the millage interval for transmission oil change in honda fit hybrid?i heard the first change is 35000kms?
Niroshan Fonseka | February 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm
hi, should need to Replace transmission fluid 45,000km intervals if the dash board symbol not indicate before arrive to 45000km.
dharshana | February 19, 2014 at 11:14 am
On my Honda insight it seems Break binding on rear right side wheels. It hurts like crazy comparing with other wheels. Is repairing binding breaks needs an extra attention on hybrids. Or is it the same proceeding as a petrol vehicle. Or is there is any possibility this can affect the electronic system as Stability assist.
Niroshan Fonseka | February 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm
Remove the rear right side wheel together with drum & give a high air pressure to remove the break pad dusts. (do not add the Air pressure with water) If u still have the same issue after giving this treatment u have to call for professional technical assistance. This will not impact for the Stability assist as same treatment will giving while do the regular service.
dimuthu | February 18, 2014 at 12:15 am
Hi all friend ,I plann to buy Honda Fit Hybrid ,pls advise me. how is fuel consruption in fit hybrid and how much honda fit hybrid battery?
Donald | March 8, 2014 at 11:08 am
do check the dash board indicator for the earlier readings, if it reds below 14 or so and the car is less than 10,000 Km reading, better you don’t buy it.
Liyanage | February 13, 2014 at 11:50 am
What’s the reason for the jerk you get in low RPM (specially in low speeds and when you brake and pick up again). Some advice to look at spark plugs/tune up and some say to clean the throttle body. If I’m to do these what’s the best place to get it done.
It’s not petrol. I have tried different places for petrol.
Niroshan Fonseka | February 17, 2014 at 10:44 am
Hello Bro, call to this number who is hybrid Repair Specialist Sri Lanka called Nuwan S Madanayake – 0775 -124747 or 038-5-674768 . You will get the correct answer for this issue. Pls upload the comment to see all of us once u fixed this issue.
Niroshan Fonseka | February 12, 2014 at 10:24 am
Hi guys, One of my cousin sister also own a Honda FIT GP 1 model and I have seen her car dash board illumination dash board light function is not working and its only gives the Blue light longer instead of changing to deferent colors .
So this is usual or appreciate your valuable comments in this regards …
Thanks / NF
varuna | February 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Just a thought. Hope she is not driving in the “S” mode in the gears
Niroshan Fonseka | February 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm
now it has fixed the issue was on the fuse board.
varuna | February 27, 2014 at 12:35 pm
This light change can be stopped using options given in the speedometer panel / small display. You can customize the player black light, green-blue change, cabin light timing etc using that menu. Thing is its in Japanese.
Ajith | February 11, 2014 at 11:43 am
Hi, we just bought a Honda FIT GP1 – 2012. Can any body tell how I can get a user manual downloaded. The Car is factory fitted with a Navigation System. Appreciate if somebody could guide us as to how this system could be used locally in Sri Lanka. Thanks everybody for creating this wonderful page.
Donald | March 8, 2014 at 11:23 am
i think we all have this language problem with the Japan domestic model cars..
go to http://www.honda.co.jp/ownersmanual/HondaMotor/auto/
use the google chrom browser and get the page translated in to English.
select the Fit Honda 2012 model and you will be directed to the available manuals. but all will be in japanese and in pdf version.
there is long way to make them into english.
the easy way will be get it read by a Japanese friend, if you can find one.
Suranga | February 10, 2014 at 7:43 am
Hi, this is to Forum administrator.
I found that the search option does not give results from past posts. If it did, we can easily find valuable knowledge from the long history. Can you please see the possibility enable this.
Dilum Lewis | February 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm
i currently own a Honda insight ze3 which was imported from japan and the multi information display is in Japanese. Is there a way to change the language in it?
I also want to know whether we can change the time in it? thank you :)
Charitha Ekanayake | February 7, 2014 at 9:07 am
Hi Dilum, I am sorry that it is really hard to change the languge on it. but the time setting can be done.
Prabhath Dunuwille | February 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm
I got valuable information by going through the past comments. I bought a Honda fit hybrid and did 1st service at 9815 miles. But the engine oil used was 10W 40M which is not suitable as per past comments. Will I need to get it changed?
Thanks in advance.
Charitha Ekanayake | February 7, 2014 at 9:08 am
well best is 0w-30. but service manual also recormend 5w-30 as well
Suranga | February 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Anybody know what VCD/DVD I can play in Honda Internavi. Yes, I know that it should be Japanese standard. Any information on how to write a VCD/DVD to complying standard. I tried writing NTSC standard disc. But, it only gave “Error”. So, I believe there should be some specific standards. Web search didn’t pop a good enough guide for this.
Suranga | February 10, 2014 at 7:39 am
I got it done. Used ANV “Any Video Converter” and used its default setting “NTSC DVD” as output. You can write directly to DVD from it. I in fact wrote few MP4 videos downloaded from Youtube. It seems to support any format.
It’s a free software, Google it. In Honda DVD player, written DVD plays fine. I get some menu options in Japanese, which I can’t understand. Yet, it shows Title and Chapter prev next in English at least.
FIT10 | March 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm
I use 28 nitrogen for all 4 tires(Honda fit) because most of the times i’m driving alone without any passenger(s).
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