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

VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 13, 2022: Honda is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturer of automobiles
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What Your 2008 Honda Element Warranty Covers

The 2008 Honda Element had a basic warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Honda’s other factory warranties included coverage for the powertrain, emissions systems, and other parts. Most of the warranty coverage for the 2008 Honda Element has expired. 

While most warranty coverage for the 2008 Honda Element has expired, you might still want to know what Honda covered when the vehicle was under warranty. Keep reading, and we’ll explain the warranties for the 2008 Honda Element.

We’ll also let you know where you can find third-party coverage for warrantied even though most of Honda’s warranties are expired. If you have additional questions about warranty coverage, check out the FAQs at the bottom of the article!

Factory Warranty

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Warranties are listed in terms of time or mileage. For example, a warranty might last two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2008 Honda Element Factory Warranty Coverage:
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years and unlimited miles
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:3 years and unlimited miles
Emissions Warranty:

3 years or 36,000 miles

3 years or 50,000 miles in some states

8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts

Total Unique Recalls9

2008 Honda Element Basic Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty was Honda’s basic warranty package. The warranty covered the vehicle for three years or 36,000 miles. The warranty covered defective vehicle components. It excluded the accessories, emissions systems, batteries, or tires, which were covered under other warranties.

2008 Honda Element Powertrain Warranty

The Powertrain Limited Warranty covered the 2008 Honda Element for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurred first. Powertrain parts might have had additional coverage under other warranties as well.

This warranty covered the engine components including

  • Cylinder block
  • Valve covers
  • Gaskets
  • Fuel pump
  • Water pump
  • Timing belts

The warranty also covered the transmission, including the powertrain control module and gaskets, and the front- and rear-wheel-drive systems.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Honda’s Rust Perforation Warranty covered the 2008 Honda Element for five years with no mileage cap. This warranty was only available to the vehicle’s first owner, and it covered body panels rusted all the way through. It did not cover surface rust or rust caused by vehicle abuse or misuse.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the air conditioner for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty also covered air conditioner refrigerant for the first year of ownership.

Paint Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover cosmetic damage including paint. Honda did not cover cosmetic defects under any warranty. Additionally, Honda did not offer paint matching for fixing issues such as rust damage.

Battery Warranty

The Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty covered the 2008 Honda Element for three years and had no mileage limit. Honda would replace the battery at no cost, including installation and labor.

Tire Warranty

Honda did not cover the tires of the 2008 Honda Element. The original tires received coverage from their manufacturer. Contact the Honda dealership to learn more about tire warranties from the manufacturer.

Emissions Warranty

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The Federal Emissions Warranties covered emissions systems defects and poor workmanship for three years or 36,000 miles. The Emissions Performance Warranty also provided repairs to help the vehicle pass EPA-approved emissions tests at no cost.

The California Emissions Warranties applied to owners in some states, including California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Honda offered this coverage for three years or 50,000 miles. Select components had coverage for seven years or 70,000 miles.

The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to take some steps to protect the emissions systems of the vehicles they produce. According to the Clean Air Act, Honda must cover several emissions components for eight years or 80,000 miles. The parts included the engine computer and catalytic converter. This coverage has since expired.

2008 Honda Element Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Those who purchased the 2008 Honda Element new received an offer for an extended warranty early in vehicle ownership. The vehicle service contract offered through Honda Care would extend coverage up to eight years or 120,000 miles.

Any coverage through Honda Care Extended Service Contracts is expired now. If you aren’t sure if you purchased this contract, you can call a Honda dealership to see if you had coverage. You can also check MyGarage and input your vehicle information to learn more about coverage.

2008 Honda Element Extended Warranty Available Now

Even if you purchased an extended warranty for the 2008 Honda Element, it has now expired. You might still seek out an extended warranty plan via a third party. You might be able to customize your vehicle’s warranty coverage based on your biggest concerns.

If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan.

And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage (and prevent costly repairs in the first place) is to follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Get the FIXD Sensor and app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, repair shop finder, and more!

Recalls

Last updated on 12/11/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • October 10, 2019 – Accelerator Pedal May Bind/FMVSS 124
  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • September 5, 2012 – Accessory Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness
  • August 4, 2011 – AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE
  • June 15, 2010 – 6-WAY POWER SEAT BASE
  • March 16, 2010 – SOFT BRAKE PEDAL/BRAKING PERFORMANCE
  • July 29, 2008 – IMPROPER WELDED SUSPENSION

2008 Honda Element Warranty Brochure

If you aren’t sure what kind of coverage was available for your vehicle, reading the warranty booklet will provide information about specific parts and the circumstances under which Honda would cover them.

2008 Honda Element warranty brochure

FAQs

Did Honda Cover the Ignition System of the 2008 Honda Element?

The 2008 Honda Element Federal Emissions Warranties covered the vehicle’s ignition system for three years or 36,000 miles in most cases. Vehicles in some states might have had longer coverage as a result of the California Emissions Warranty.

Does Honda Cover Accessories for the 2008 Honda Element?

The 2008 Honda Element has an Accessory Limited Warranty. Honda warranties parts for the 2008 Honda Element installed by a Honda dealer for one year or 12,000 miles. If Honda does not install the part, but the part is purchased from Honda, it has coverage for one year after purchase.

Does Honda Have a Replacement Parts Warranty?

If you install replacement parts, Honda will cover them for one year or 12,000 miles. To use this warranty, you must purchase the parts from a Honda dealer. Remanufactured parts installed by the Honda dealer have coverage for three years or 36,000 miles.

Conclusion: Can You Get an Extended Warranty Over 100,000 Miles?

Some third-party warranty providers offer policies for vehicles that have 100,000 miles or more on the odometer. These can help you keep your high-mileage vehicle on the road for years to come.

If your factory warranty has expired and you want to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan.

And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage (and prevent costly repairs in the first place) is to follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Get the FIXD Sensor and app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources

Honda (2008). 2008 Honda Accord Warranty Handbook, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL35755.pdf

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