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2008 Honda Ridgeline Warranty – All Coverage & Extensions

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What Your 2008 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Covers

The 2008 Honda Ridgeline warranty covered quite a bit on this truck, but the vast majority of it has long since expired given the age of the vehicle. While your factory warranty likely won’t offer much now, it’s still important to understand the kind of coverage the Ridgeline used to be equipped with as a reference for any potential new warranties you may outfit this truck with.

When it comes to warranties, there are quite a few potentially confusing terms to understand. You need to know how warranty terms are expressed, with limits stated in both years and mileage. Expiration happens when you reach either threshold. 

To better understand the warranty your 2008 Honda Ridgeline was equipped with when it was new, we’ve compiled this handy reference chart below.

2008 Honda Ridgeline Factory Warranty Coverage:
 
Basic Warranty:
3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:
5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:
5 years or unlimited miles
Air Conditioning Warranty:
3 years or 36,000 miles
Paint Warranty:
3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:
3 years or 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 Recalls:
10

You can also refer to the FAQs at the end of this article to answer more specific questions about your vehicle.

Factory Warranty

2008 Honda Ridgeline Basic Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty for the 2008 Honda Ridgeline lasted for three years or 36,000 miles, depending on which came first, and it covered pretty much everything in the vehicle that could have a problem due to a factory defect. If something wasn’t warranted separately, it generally fell into this category.

2008 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Warranty

The Powertrain Limited Warranty for the Ridgeline lasted for five years or 60,000 miles, depending on which came first, and it covered the engine and all its parts along with the drivetrain and transmission. All of this was also included in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, but the Powertrain Limited Warranty ensured additional coverage.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Signs of car corrosion or rust appearing on the bottom of the ca

Corrosion perforation was covered for five years without any mileage limitation. Just keep in mind that if an old body panel was replaced, even by a Honda dealer, only the original Rust Perforation Warranty applied. It never reset.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The air conditioner was covered for three years or 36,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty on the 2008 Ridgeline. Just note that recharging the refrigerant was only covered for a year after purchase unless it was replaced as part of another repair that was covered under warranty.

Paint Warranty

Close up detail of red metallic paint coating car body

The paint was warranted under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and that only extended to factory defects that manifested within the three-year or 36,000-mile limitation. Any damage caused by accidents or paint matching efforts was never covered by warranty.

Battery Warranty

The original equipment battery was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or unlimited miles. As of 2022, this warranty has expired.

Tire Warranty

Tires on the 2008 Ridgeline are warranted separately from the rest of the truck and are issued by the tire manufacturers themselves. The Ridgeline could be equipped with a variety of different tires, so you’ll have to contact the tire manufacturer directly for the details. Your local Honda dealer can help you make contact.

Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Warranty for the 2008 Ridgeline depended on where you live. In 43 states, the general limit was three years or 36,000 miles, but California and the six other states that follow special standards saw coverage for three years or 50,000 miles. Some parts, like the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics, were covered for even longer with a limit of eight years or 80,000 miles, thanks to the Clean Air Act .

2008 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

When the 2008 Ridgeline was first purchased, there was typically the option to opt for an extended warranty. This extended warranty increased the period of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eight years or 120,000 miles, but even that would’ve expired by now.

2008 Honda Ridgeline Extended Warranty Available Now

Considering the age of the 2008 Ridgeline, there really isn’t much left from the factory warranty that’s still active. That’s why so many 2008 Ridgeline owners are opting for new extended warranties they can purchase now to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive coverage.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2008 Honda Ridgeline, 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.

  • June 16, 2022 – Frame Corrosion May Cause Fuel Leak
  • 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
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • February 3, 2016 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • February 5, 2008 – Aftermarket Hitch Style Bike Rack
  • November 21, 2007 – Hood Prop Rod Base

2008 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Brochure/Booklet

To see your warranty in detail, take a look at the 2008 Honda Ridgeline warranty booklet that’s available for free online.

2008 Honda Ridgeline warranty booklet

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2008 Honda Ridgeline warranty.

How Reliable Is the 2008 Ridgeline?

The 2008 Ridgeline is consistently rated among the top trucks most likely to last 200,000 miles, so it’s a good idea to get additional warranty coverage for the vehicle. It’s likely to still last for quite some time.

Is A Replacement Battery Still Covered On My 2008 Honda Ridgeline?

Replacement battery warranties on Honda vehicles, including the 2008 Ridgeline, work on a tiered system, with full coverage for replacement lasting three years. Beginning in month 37, however, coverage drops to 60% and continues to drop by 10% every 10 months or so. Eventually, it expired after 100 months, or eight years and four months.

Which States Abide by California Emissions Rules?

California emissions rules extend coverage of some emissions parts to seven years or 70,000 miles.  California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont use these standards rather than the federal standards.

Are There Any Warranties Still Active?

The Seat Belt Warranty may still be active even if you bought the Ridgeline back in 2008, as its coverage lasts for 15 years or 150,000 miles. Just note that it only applies to problems with normal functionality rather than comfort or cosmetic issues.

With all the benefits of an extended warranty, it’s no surprise that so many 2008 Ridgeline drivers are opting for expanded coverage. When you get extended warranty coverage for a truck that’s served faithfully for so many years, you can continue to drive with confidence and peace of mind.

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, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources: 

“2008 HONDA RIDGELINE 4 DR AWD.” NHTSA, www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2008/HONDA/RIDGELINE/4%2520DR/AWD.

“Compare 4 Trims on the 2008 Honda Ridgeline.” Cars.com, www.cars.com/research/honda-ridgeline-2008/trims.

Honda Warranty Handbook. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL35755.pdf.

Learn all about the 2008 Honda Ridgeline warranty, discover all the coverage this truck used to have, and how it can benefit from new available warranties.

FIXD Research Team

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At FIXD, our mission is to make car ownership as simple, easy, and affordable as possible. Our research team utilizes the latest automotive data and insights to create tools and resources that help drivers get peace of mind and save money over the life of their car.

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