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Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:30 pm
by redstream79
Hello everyone. I recently acquired a used Fit EV and the previous owner did not return the Honda interactive remote with the vehicle. I was wondering if anyone had one for sale or knew of someone at Honda I could contact to get one. The salesman said the remote was useless and everything could be done with the mobile app, however I found the app to be very unreliable. If anyone could help me that would be great!

Re: Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:12 am
by srl99
I think someone at Honda should be able to replace the remote, although I would not be surprised if your service dept needs to "pair" it to the car. (I don't know, this is just my guess.)

I had the FitEV for 4 1/2 years, and found the remote useful. It was not terrible to live without it, but it was useful.

Yes, the app/server/AT&T wireless connection can do whatever the remote does ... but, there are plenty
of places where the AT&T link doesn't work. And there have been many times when the app/server system was down, unreliable or very slow.

I returned the remote with my FitEV which had over 50K miles. I don't think they re-leased that unit, though
I do see some "used" FitEVs with about 30K miles available.

Did you get a Level 2 (240V) EVSE? (Leviton?) Which model did you get?

Re: Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:21 am
by redstream79
Thanks for the reply Srl99. I finally got a remote from the dealer. They gave me a remote from another lease return that was probably not reissued. I was able to pair it to the vehicle myself with some instructions I found online. Honda did send me a leviton level two wall charger. Though I do not need it. My housing complex offers charging stations already and so does my place of work. Does Honda ask for the charger upon the lease return or can I sell it?

Re: Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:34 am
by srl99
You can sell the level 2. Maybe, even, here :-) ...

Please tell us about the condition of your re-lease (aside from the missing remote) ...

Probably, after your re-lease (2 years ?) your Fit EV will not be sent out again.

Re: Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:20 am
by redstream79
Yes two years. #124. Received with only 22k miles. So far it's been enjoyable. It's a new lifestyle I'm learning dealing with charger hogs.

Re: Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:54 pm
by srl99
Enjoy it. It's a great vehicle. We thoroughly enjoyed ours for over 50K miles, and only returned it because I travel a lot and it sat unused for many many months.

A little witchcraft works wonders on EVSE hogs ... if you find the correct spell it will shrink their (ahem)
so much the plug (or socket) will no longer fit correctly :=) .

Re: Honda Interactive remote for Fit EV

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:17 am
by reecowvee
Does anyone here happen to have the procedure for pairing the remote to the car?