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The first generation Honda Jazz was available in the follow models.

On sale since February 2002 (51 plate) until October 2008 (58 plate), with some cars registered in early 2009 due to the economic downturn. Sold as the Honda Fit in some other countries including the United States. All UK market Jazzes were made in Japan until mid-2007 and then in China until end of production in 2008.


1.2 i-DSi petrol, 5-speed manual, 78PS (2004-2008).
1.3 i-DSi petrol, 5-speed manual or CVT, 83PS (2002-2008).


Standard on S specification (2002):

Driver and passenger front airbags
Power steering
Electric front windows and mirrors
Radio/cassette player
2 speakers
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Magic Seats
Driver's seat back pocket
14" steel wheels with wheelcovers

In addition to S specification:

Manual air conditioning
Electric sunroof
Electric rear windows
Heated mirrors
Remote central locking
ABS anti lock braking system
4 speakers
Additional Magic Seat functionality
Height adjustable driver's seat

SE models bring the option of CVT automatic gearbox.

SE Sport
In addition to SE specification:

15" alloy wheels
Radio/CD player (in place of radio/cassette)
Driver and passenger side airbags
Intermittent rear wiper
Passenger seat back pocket

Colours (2002):

Solid: Milano Red, Orchid Yellow.
Metallic: Satin Silver, Mint Opal Green, Ice Blue.
Pearl: Iris Red, Nighthawk Black, Eternal Blue, Clover Green.

2003 changes:

Revised rear suspension settings.
Radio/CD player on S and SE models.

2004 changes:

ABS anti lock braking system on S models
Chrome interior door pulls on SE and SE Sport
Rear disc brakes
Leather steering wheel and front foglights on SE Sport
New style key with integrated remote fob on models with remote central locking.
Vivid Blue Pearl and Storm Silver Metallic colours added.
Clover green discontinued.

2005 changes/facelift (introduced September 2004)

New 1.2 i-DSi engine on S models
Suspension changes
SE models now have 15" alloy wheels and side airbags.
Sport replaces SE Sport with bodykit, automatic climate control and black interior trim
Electric folding door mirrors and steering wheel audio controls on SE and Sport
Electric sunroof now optional on SE and Sport.
Redesigned radio/CD players
New front and rear bumpers
New headlights and LED indicators in door mirrors (SE and Sport)
Alasbaster Silver Metallic, Sirius Blue Metallic, Venus Orange Metallic, Macha Cream and Helios Yellow Pearl colours added.
Iris Red, Ice Blue, Eternal Blue and Mint Opal Green discontinued.

2006 changes

Auxiliary-in for iPod/MP3 player.

2007 changes

Chiffon Green Metallic, Sparkle Grey Pearl, Black Amethyst Pearl and Blaze Orange Metallic introduced (maybe added in 2006?)
Venus Orange and Macha Cream discontinued (maybe in 2006?)
Production moved to China mid-year (VINs on Chinese-made Jazzes start with 'L' instead of 'J')

Common Faults

Owners and prospective buyers should look for the following issues that have been known to effect at least a handful of Mk1 Jazzes. Please note that not all Jazzes suffer from these problems - most are completely trouble free.

Some of these faults maybe covered by an extended warranty offered by Honda, subject to certain criteria. Please read the topics below and contact a Honda dealer or Honda UK if the fault is subject to an extended warranty.

Juddering CVT transmission
Water leaks in boot and footwell.
Jerky running caused by clogged EGR valve
Noisy manual geabox bearings
Ineffective handbrake.
Notchy power steering
Radio goes silent but most of the buttons and the display still work.


All recall work must be carried out by a Honda dealer and will be done so free of charge.

Fault with electric window switch (issued in 2010 and again in 2013)
failure of the low beam headlights (issued in 2011).
Driver/Passenger side airbag may fail to deploy correctly (issued in 2015 for 2006-2008 models).

Visit Honda's recall page to see if your Jazz is affected:
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