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2008 Honda Pilot Warranty – What It Covers & What It Doesn’t

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Everything You Need to Know About Your 2008 Honda Pilot Warranty

Every new Honda vehicle, including the 2008 Honda Pilot, comes with a factory warranty — also known as a manufacturer’s warranty. We’ve created this guide to help you determine if you still have coverage for your Pilot. This guide will also explain whether your warranty is a dealership warranty, a basic warranty, or a powertrain warranty. Does your warranty cover items like paint, tires, or batteries? This guide covers that too.

Please note that all warranty durations are listed in time or mileage, whichever comes first. For example, a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty expires in five years or when you hit 60,000 miles in less than five years.

2008 Honda Pilot Factory Warranty Coverage 
Basic Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty5 years and unlimited miles
Battery Warranty3 years and unlimited miles
Emissions Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls3

Please read on for more information about the 2008 Honda Pilot Warranty. If you have additional questions, check out our FAQ section at the bottom.

Factory Warranty

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2008 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot had a three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty starting on the date of delivery to the original purchaser or lessee. This warranty covered repair or replacement for most components that were defective under normal use. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. This warranty did not cover the Pilot’s emission controls system, accessories, batteries, or tires, which came with separate warranties. Other exclusions applied, such as damage from everyday wear and tear, cleaning and polishing, and most window glass damage.

2008 Honda Pilot Powertrain Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot had a five-year, 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty that covered the repair and replacement of the engine, transmission, transaxle, front-wheel-drive system, and all-wheel-drive system. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. 

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot had a five-year unlimited mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that covered the repair or replacement of any body panels rusted through from the inside out. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty did not cover rust caused by paint damage from road debris, and it did not cover paint matching.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot had no separate air conditioning warranty. This system was covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, except that air conditioner refrigerant was only covered for one year and unlimited miles. As of 2022, this coverage has now expired.

Paint Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover paint, aside from defects in material or workmanship from the factory.

Battery Warranty

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The 2008 Honda Pilot had a three-year, unlimited mileage Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty that covered the replacement of the vehicle’s original battery. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired.

Tire Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover the vehicle’s tires. The tires that came with your Pilot as original equipment are warranted by their manufacturer in a separate warranty statement provided by your local Honda dealer.

Emissions Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot had a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty that covered repair or replacement of emissions system components that were defective under normal use. Pilots sold in California and states that followed their stricter standards were covered for three years or 50,000 miles, and seven years or 70,000 miles on certain components. Other states following California’s standards include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. As of 2022, all of these warranties have now expired.

Under the Clean Air Act, Honda was required to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. This coverage has also expired.

2008 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

A Honda Care plan was available for the 2008 Honda Pilot if purchased from a Honda dealership before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired. This warranty extension covered most components, including the engine, air conditioning, and electrical systems, for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. While Honda Care plans are transferrable to subsequent owners, the transfer period for the 2008 Pilot has expired.

2008 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available Now

Since the 2008 Honda Pilot’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired, you can no longer purchase a Honda Care plan. However, several third-party providers offer warranty extensions. 

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2008 Honda Pilot, 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 5 levels of coverage available to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated 11/18/2022. 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
  • February 5, 2008 – Aftermarket Hitch Style Bike Rack

2008 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure/Booklet

For more information about Honda’s warranty programs, check out the original warranty booklet.

FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions about the 2008 Honda Pilot warranty:

Are the 2008 Honda Pilot’s Seat Belts Under Warranty?

The 2008 Honda Pilot has a 15-year, 150,000-mile Seat Belt Limited Warranty that covers repair and replacement for seat belt components that are defective under normal use. If you have under 150,000 miles on your Pilot, your warranty may still be valid. Contact your local Honda dealership for more details.

Does the 2008 Honda Pilot Have an Accessories Warranty?

The 2008 Honda Pilot had a three-year, 36,000-mile Accessory Limited Warranty that started the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and covered accessories installed by a Honda dealership. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. If you purchase additional accessories for your Pilot from an authorized dealership, Honda will cover them for one year or 12,000 miles.

Is There a Warranty for the 2008 Honda Pilot’s Exhaust System?

The 2008 Honda Pilot has a Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty that covers the muffler, A-Pipe, and B-Pipe if you have these parts replaced at a Honda dealership.

Hopefully, this guide has addressed any concerns you might have about your 2008 Honda Pilot Warranty. For more information about your Pilot, check out our insurance and maintenance resources.

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 free 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. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 28 Apr. 2008, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL35755.pdf.

“2008 Honda Pilot 4 DR AWD/FWD.” NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2008/HONDA/PILOT/4%252520DR/AWD%25252FFWD#recalls.

Consult this comprehensive 2008 Honda Pilot Warranty guide to determine if you still have warranty coverage for your vehicle and to find out what parts are covered.

FIXD Research Team

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