Used Honda Jazz (Mk3, 2015-2020) review - What should you look out for?

Top notch quality means that the Honda is very unlikely to let you down, but there are some things to keep an eye out for

Honda has a reputation for reliability, so there are very few areas of concern with the Jazz. However, there are some quirks with the specifications of various trim levels that it’s worth bearing in mind when making a purchase.

Common used Honda Jazz Mk3 problems 

Security

Whereas the Jazz SE and the Jazz EX come with an alarm as standard, the base-spec Jazz S features only an immobiliser.

Servicing

Honda offers various transferable pre-paid servicing packages, so look out for cars that come with one to get more for your money. If you can’t find one, we’d recommend taking out a service plan if you’re going to have the car serviced at a main dealer, to prevent unexpected bills.

Spare tyre

The Jazz doesn’t come as standard with a spare wheel, but you can fit a space-saver into the well in the boot floor if you purchase one.

Spec levels

As well as the standard trims, the Jazz was also available in SE Navi and EX Navi editions, which had sat-nav included on them as standard.

Recalls

You can see whether any Honda that you’re thinking of buying is still subject to recall work, by checking its VIN (vehicle identification number) online. However, you won’t need to see whether any Jazz Mk3 is in need of remedial work, because so far there haven’t been any recalls for this generation of the supermini.

All of the Jazz’s predecessors have been the subject of several recalls, though, and for the Mk2 most of these related to airbag glitches; Honda was badly affected by the Takata airbag scandal, in which occupants could be injured by shrapnel projected at high speed in the event of a crash. The most recent Jazz Mk2 caught up in these various campaigns was made in May 2015, so by the time the Mk3 was launched the problem had been fixed.

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