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

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What’s Included in Your 2008 Honda Fit Warranty?

A Factory Warranty, also known as a Manufacturer’s Warranty, came with the 2008 Honda Fit. The Basic Warranty was good for three years or 36,000 miles. The compact car also came with an Emissions warranty and Powertrain Warranty among others. All of these warranties have expired.

If you own a 2008 Honda Fit, you might wonder what repairs or replacements that warranty still covers. Reviewing your warranties in detail can help you understand what is still active and what has expired. This inclusive guide will provide you with everything you need to know about your warranty coverage.

We’ll also list all the recalls that have been issued on the 2008 Honda Fit so you can keep up with important repairs or maintenance. Check out the FAQ section at the bottom to review answers to the most frequently asked questions about 2008 Honda Fit warranty coverage. We’ll also let you know where you can get coverage now.

Factory Warranty

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Each warranty is measured in terms of time and mileage, expiring based on which limit you reach first. Here’s a brief overview of the 2008 Honda Fit’s warranty coverages:

2008 Honda Fit Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years with no mileage limit
Battery Warranty:3 years with no mileage limit
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 Recalls:7

2008 Honda Fit Basic Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered most bumper-to-bumper repairs for the 2008 Honda Fit for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty has now expired. The warranty didn’t cover defective parts from abuse or misuse. 

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty also didn’t cover modified vehicles, odometers, or vehicles used for racing events. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty included wheel alignment and balancing for one year or 12,000 miles, but this has now expired.

2008 Honda Fit Powertrain Warranty

A Powertrain Warranty applied to the 2008 Honda Fit for five years or 60,000 miles. This warranty covered the engine, transmission and transaxle, and front-wheel-drive systems, but is expired now.

The Powertrain Warranty didn’t cover defective parts from abuse or misuse, normal wear and tear, or the replacement of expendable maintenance items.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty covered the replacement of corroded body panels on the 2008 Honda Fit for five years with no mileage limit. This warranty has now expired.

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty didn’t cover surface rust or rusted parts besides the body panels. It also didn’t cover body panels that had been repaired or replaced previously. Rust from road hazards or vehicle immersion in water and paint-matching services weren’t part of the warranty coverage.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The 2008 Honda Fit didn’t come with a separate air conditioning warranty. Some air conditioning parts might have been covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, but this has now expired. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty included air conditioning refrigerant charging for one year.

Paint Warranty

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A separate paint warranty wasn’t available on the 2008 Honda Fit. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty might have covered some paint defects for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty is now expired for the 2008 Honda Fit.

Battery Warranty

The Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty covered the 2008 Honda Fit’s original battery for three years, with no mileage limit. The Battery Warranty replaced a defective battery with a new one, but this coverage has now expired.

Tire Warranty

All 2008 Honda Fit original tires came with a separate manufacturer’s warranty. You can contact your Honda dealership for more information about your tire warranty. The specifications of the tire warranty depended on the manufacturer but included the repair or replacement of defective tires

The following companies held 2008 Honda Fit tire warranties:

Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Warranty covered emissions-related repairs and replacements on the 2008 Honda Fit for three years or 36,000 miles. The warranty covered parts of the emissions system, including the OBD and transmission control systems.

2008 Honda Fit drivers in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont were instead covered under the California Emissions Warranty for three years or 50,000 miles. Some emissions parts might have been covered for seven years or 70,000 miles, but all coverage has now expired.

Additionally, the Clean Air Act requires manufacturers to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles.

2008 Honda Fit Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care was available when you first purchased your 2008 Honda Fit. Honda Care is an extended warranty program with coverage of up to eight years or 120,000 miles. You can no longer buy Honda Care for the 2008 Honda Fit, but you might be able to purchase additional coverage through a third-party policy.

2008 Honda Fit Extended Warranty Available Now

Purchasing an extended warranty for your 2008 Honda Fit can give you additional protection against repairs. Even if you didn’t purchase an extended warranty when you first bought your 2008 Honda Fit, you still have warranty options available today.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2008 Honda Fit, check out 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, all for one low monthly fee.

There are five levels of coverage available to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated on 12/15/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • December 10, 2020 – Drive Shaft May Corrode and Fail
  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • June 24, 2013 – Power Window Switch may Overheat
  • December 15, 2010 – Low Beam Headlight
  • February 2, 2010 – Power Window Switch
  • December 3, 2007 – SRS Harness Occupant Detection System

2008 Honda Fit Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Check out your warranty brochure for more information on coverage and exclusions.

2008 Honda Fit warranty brochure

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2008 Honda Fit’s warranty coverage:

Are Defective 2008 Honda Fit Seat Belts Covered Under Warranty?

The Seat Belt Limited Warranty covers repairing or replacing defective seat belts on the 2008 Honda Fit for 15 years or 150,000 miles. This warranty doesn’t cover the replacement of seat belts for cosmetic purposes or following a collision.

Were 2008 Honda Fit Accessories Covered Under Warranty?

The Accessory Limited Warranty covered all 2008 Honda Fit accessories for three years or 36,000 miles, based on the time of installation. The Replacement Parts Limited Warranty covered Honda replacement parts installed by a Honda dealership for one year or 12,000 miles.

What is the Replacement Battery Limited Warranty?

The Replacement Battery Limited Warranty covers replacement batteries on the 2008 Honda Fit for 100 months. Under this warranty, Honda covered the cost of a battery replacement for the first 36 months. Honda then reimbursed a percentage of the battery replacement from months 37-100.

What Does the Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty Cover?

The Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty covers the replacement of 2008 Honda Fit exhaust parts for the life of the vehicle for the first owner. This warranty covers the A-pipe, B-pipe, and muffler. The Exhaust Warranty doesn’t cover labor or other parts of the exhaust system.

2008 Honda Fit Warranty Conclusion

Now that your Factory Warranty has expired, you may be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, so 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!

Sources

2008 Honda Warranty booklet – U.S. (unlinked). (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL35755.pdf 

Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). EPA. Retrieved December 15, 2022, from https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

Extended service contracts: Honda owners site. Extended Service Contracts | Honda Owners Site. (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/vehicles/care 

Home. NHTSA. (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2022, from https://www.nhtsa.gov/

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