2012 Honda Fit jerking

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#1

My car ( Honda fit 2012) jerks when I drive. What could be wrong?


#2

Poor clutch control?

I could change my mind with more information.


#3

Thanks for your input. My car has an automatic transmission. So, there is no clutch. I have taken good care of the car. But the jerk could be because of the spark plugs. May be I need to change them.


#4

That is the definition of “having a fit” :slight_smile:

Might be plugs, might be something else. How many miles on the car and if the mileage is high, what maintenance has been done so far.


#5

Thanks for your response. My Fit has 47000 miles. I am based in Austin. Austin is extremely hot these days. I have regular oil change and other maintenance work like changing battery, brake change, fixing AC done at the dealer. Now I am thinking of changing the plugs and struts as preventive measures. I mostly drive my new Toyota Corolla so Honda Fit has now become my back up car.


#6

I jerk when I have a fit.

You need to distinguish a mis-fire from other causes. I’ve had plugs fail twice and recognized it immediately (I carry a spare set and tools so I pulled over immediately and fixed it). I’m no motorhead. I’m surprised you can’t tell. Pull 1 cable, start it, then you’ll know what it’s like and avoid a snipe hunt.


#7

Is it the cycling on and off of the AC compressor? You could try driving a while with the HVAC turned off.