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2008 Honda Accord Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Not

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What Your 2008 Honda Accord Warranty Covers

All new vehicles come with a factory warranty from the manufacturer that provides valuable protection if anything goes wrong. But knowing what your warranty covers and how long the coverage lasts is essential if you experience an issue with your vehicle. We have all the details about the 2008 Honda Accord warranty, and this article can help you figure out if the repair you need qualifies for warranty coverage. You can understand what warranty you have, including whether it covers the powertrain, paint job, or anything else on the vehicle.

2008 Honda Accord Factory Warranty Coverage: 
New Vehicle Limited Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty5 years of 60,000 miles
Rust Perforation Limited Warranty5 years and unlimited miles
Replacement Battery Limited Warranty3 years
Federal Emissions Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles (50,000 miles in California)
Total Unique Recalls9

Learn more about what components qualify for coverage under the warranty. You can also check out the FAQ section at the bottom to get answers to more specific questions.

Factory Warranty

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2008 Honda Accord New Vehicle Limited Warranty

The 2008 Honda Accord included a New Vehicle Limited Warranty that covered the vehicle for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever came first. This has now expired. Coverage started when the vehicle was delivered to the original purchaser or leased to the lessee.  

Also known as the Factory Warranty, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered most of the vehicle’s components, such as the electrical system and audio and tech components. Additionally, any components covered under other warranties would not qualify for coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Normal wear and tear or deterioration of any component did not qualify for coverage under this warranty.

2008 Honda Accord Powertrain Limited Warranty

The 2008 Honda Accord included a Powertrain Limited Warranty that lasted for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever came first. This coverage has now expired.

The Powertrain Limited Warranty covered components of the vehicle’s powertrain, or the elements that allow it to run properly. These parts include the engine, transmission, front- or rear-wheel drive systems, and all related internal components. Each of these key components does come with several exclusions.

Engine exclusions:

  • Starter motor
  • Engine radiator
  • Oxygen sensor
  • Connectors
  • Mass air flow sensor
  • Ignition coils
  • Spark plugs
  • Coolant hoses and heater core
  • Pressurized fuel system
  • Module programming and control module
  • Wiring

Transmission exclusions:

  • Cooling lines
  • Radiator
  • Wiring
  • Sensors
  • Hoses
  • Clutch and pressure plate
  • Module programming
  • Electrical connectors

Drive system exclusions:

  • Locking hubs
  • Radiator
  • Wiring
  • Sensors
  • Hoses
  • Lines
  • Cooling system
  • Drive control and programming
  • CV joints
  • Struts

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

The 2008 Honda Accord included a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that lasted for five years with no mileage limit. This warranty has now expired.

The warranty covered body panels that sustained corrosion perforations, or rust that went completely from the outside to the inside. All body panels repaired or replaced under the rust perforation warranty could maintain coverage for the remainder of the five-year warranty period.

Exclusions included:

  • Surface rust on any part of the vehicle but the body panels, including the underbody
  • Rust caused by misuse, poor maintenance, or abuse
  • Rust caused by road hazards, including debris or stones
  • Rust caused by immersion of the panel in sand, mud, or water or exposure to corrosive gases or industrial fallout
  • Paint matching services

Air Conditioning Warranty

The air conditioning system didn’t have its own separate warranty, but you could have the coolant recharged for the first year of ownership unless it was required for other warranty services. This has now expired.

Paint Warranty

The exterior paint on a 2008 Honda Accord did not have warranty coverage. However, paint issues may have qualified for repair service if the damage was caused by a defect in workmanship or material. This would have needed to be addressed immediately.

Battery Warranty

Honda also included a separate Replacement Battery Limited Warranty on the 2008 Accord that started on the same date as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and included three years of coverage for a defective battery. 

Honda covered the diagnosis, labor, installation, and cost of the new battery for any defective battery within an Accord during the first three years of ownership. After the three-year period, Honda would pay a percentage of the replacement cost of the battery for 64 more months. This coverage didn’t include the labor or installation costs.

Tire Warranty

A tire warranty was provided by the tire manufacturer for the 2008 Honda Accord. The warranty duration depends on the type of tire and the manufacturer’s specifications.

Your Accord may have been equipped with tires from one of the following brands:

  • Yokohama
  • Goodyear/Dunlop
  • Michelin
  • Bridgestone/Firestone

Tire warranties vary in mileage and time. It’s important to keep all records of tire services, including rotation and balancing, replacement, and repair. These records can serve as proof of installation and maintenance for warranty coverage in the future.

Federal Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Warranty covered the 2008 Honda Accord for three years or 36,000 miles for vehicles that failed smog check inspections or had defective emissions-related parts. This coverage has now expired. 

The Federal Emissions Warranty was included in addition to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage. However, it only applied to vehicles sold through the Honda Automobile Division by an authorized Honda dealer in one of the 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Additionally, the Clean Air Act requires manufacturers to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. If a 2008 Honda Accord failed a smog check during the warranty period, Honda offered all necessary adjustments, repairs, diagnoses, and replacements needed to ensure the vehicle could pass the test in the future. However, any abuse, accident, alteration, or misuse voided the warranty.

The following components were included in the Federal Emissions Warranty:

  • Crankcase control system
  • Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
  • Evaporative and refueling emissions control systems
  • Ignition system
  • Exhaust system
  • OBD system
  • Fuel injection system
  • Intake air system
  • Transmission control system
  • Integrated motor assist system (IMA) for vehicles with hybrid powertrains
  • Valve control system

A longer coverage period applied to cars sold in specific states for defective emissions-related parts and lasted for seven years or 70,000 miles. These states included:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

2008 Honda Accord Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

A Honda Care plan for a 2008 Honda Accord was available from a Honda dealership as long as the buyer purchased it before the original warranty expired.

Extended warranty coverage could be transferred to subsequent owners. To find out if you have one on your Accord, contact your local Honda dealer and provide your VIN and current mileage.

2008 Honda Accord Extended Warranty Available Now

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Since the New Vehicle Limited Warranty already expired, your vehicle no longer qualifies for a Honda Care plan. However, you can get affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2008 Honda Accord through the FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan

We’ve partnered with CARCHEX, the industry leader in extended warranties, to cover everything from the engine and other powertrain parts to air conditioning and electrical systems for one low monthly fee. With five levels of coverage available, there’s an option to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated on 10/29/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explore
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • February 2, 2016 – Air Bag Control Unit Power Supply Corrosion
  • August 4, 2011 – Automatic Transmission Control Module Software
  • November 18, 2009 – Nose Mask Accessory
  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explore
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • February 2, 2016 – Air Bag Control Unit Power Supply Corrosion
  • August 4, 2011 – Automatic Transmission Control Module Software
  • November 18, 2009 – Nose Mask Accessory

2008 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure/Booklet

If you still have questions about what’s covered, you can download a copy of the Honda warranty brochure. Click here to view the 2008 Honda Accord warranty brochure.

FAQs

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about the 2008 Honda Accord warranty:

Does Honda Have a 100,000-Mile Warranty?

The 2008 Honda Accord did not include a 100,000-mile warranty. It included a three-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Does a Honda Warranty Apply to the Second Owner?

The Honda warranty transfers to the second owner if the original owner sells the car or transfers ownership. However, the Rust Perforation Warranty does not transfer to subsequent owners.

How Long Do 2008 Honda Accord Engines Last?

With proper maintenance, the engine in a Honda vehicle may last well over 200,000 miles. In fact, According to Consumer Reports, the Accord is one of the most likely vehicles to last for over 200,000 miles.

What Isn’t Covered by the Warranty on a 2008 Honda Accord?

The key exclusions on the warranty of a 2008 Honda Accord include normal wear and tear on parts, damages caused by theft, environmental impacts, vandalism, collisions, and poor maintenance.

An expired warranty doesn’t have to put your car or your finances at risk. Instead, opt for a third-party extended warranty to maintain coverage for costly repairs and replacement services. The CARCHEX+Fixd Vehicle Protection Plan is a competitive option to consider. You can also prolong the lifespan of your 2008 Honda Accord by keeping up with the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Pick up the Fixd Sensor and download the free app to get alerts and recommendations.

Sources:

Autobytel. 2008 Honda Accord Warranty, 2008. https://www.autobytel.com/honda/accord/2008/warranty/ Accessed 15 November 2022.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2008 Honda Warranty Booklet – U.S. (Unlinked), 2008. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL35755.pdf Accessed 15 November 2022.

Protect My Car. What Does Your Car’s Basic Warranty Cover? 2021. https://blog.protectmycar.com/what-does-your-cars-basic-warranty-cover Accessed 15 November 2022.

Consumer Reports. 10 Best Cars to Last 200,000 Miles – Consumer Reports News, 2014. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/03/10-best-cars-to-last-200-000-miles/index.htm Accessed 15 November 2022.

Environmental Protection Agency. Frequent Questions related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, 2022. https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air Accessed 15 November 2022.

United States Department of Transportation. Safety Issues & Recalls, 2022. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls Accessed 15 November 2022.

Learning what’s included in the 2008 Honda Accord warranty can help you determine whether to add extended coverage to protect your car and reduce costs.

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