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2009 Honda Fit Warranty – Coverage Details

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Everything About the 2009 Honda Fit Warranty

The 2009 Honda Fit came with a Factory Warranty, also known as a Manufacturer’s Warranty, when it was brand new. The Basic Warranty lasted for three years or 36,000 miles. Other major included warranties, like the Powertrain Warranty, have also expired.

However, because your 2009 Honda Fit is now more than 10 years old, you might want to know what coverage is left, if any.

These manufacturer-provided warranties can be challenging to navigate, but it’s important to understand your coverage, especially if expensive repairs arise. To help you learn about the details of your 2009 Honda Fit warranty, we’ve put together this useful guide.

Factory Warranty

Keep in mind that all warranties are limited by either time or miles, depending on which one comes first. This means if your Honda Fit reached the 36,000-mile cap before it hit the three-year mark, the warranty period is over. You can continue to the frequently asked questions section that provides further details about your Fit’s warranty.

2009 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 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 Recalls:7

2009 Honda Fit Basic Warranty

When you first took ownership of your 2009 Honda Fit, it had a three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The coverage encompassed repair and replacement of major parts of your vehicle. This coverage has expired. 

Some parts might have been covered under other warranties. This coverage excluded:

  • Adding fluids that weren’t part of completing other warranty work
  • Replacing parts that degrade under normal use, such as spark plugs and filters
  • Repairing window glass that’s damaged unless from a defect in materials

2009 Honda Fit Powertrain Warranty

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For five years or 60,000 miles, your 2009 Honda Fit had a Powertrain Limited Warranty that started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This coverage would pay to repair or replace parts of the engine, transmission, transaxle, and drive system. It’s now expired. 

Parts of the engine that were covered included:

  • Cylinder block and head and all internal parts
  • Timing gears and gaskets
  • Timing chain/belt and cover
  • Flywheel
  • Valve covers
  • Oil pan
  • Oil pump
  • Intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Engine mounts
  • Engine/powertrain control module
  • Water pump
  • Fuel pump
  • Seals and gaskets

For the transmission and transaxle, you had coverage for these parts:

  • Case and internal parts
  • Torque converter
  • Transfer case and all internal parts
  • Transmission/powertrain control module
  • Seals and gaskets

The Powertrain Limited Warranty covered these parts of the front-wheel-drive system:

  • Final drive housing and all internal parts
  • Drive shafts
  • Constant velocity joints
  • Front hubs and bearings
  • Seals and gaskets

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2009 Honda Fit came with a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that was good for five years, with no mileage limit. This warranty paid to replace any panels on the vehicle that rusted completely through. It started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and is now expired. 

Panels replaced under this warranty had coverage until the original Rust Perforation Limited Warranty expired. It didn’t cover rusted underbody panels or rust on any other part of the vehicle than on the panels. This warranty also didn’t pay to repair or replace panels that rusted because of

  • Road debris or hazards
  • Corrosive gas or industrial fallout
  • Immersion in water, mud, or sand
  • Abuse or misuse

Air Conditioning Warranty

Honda covered the 2009 Honda Fit air conditioning system under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. You could also have the coolant recharged for one year unless it was necessary for other warranty work.

Paint Warranty

The appearance of your 2009 Honda Fit doesn’t fit into any vehicle warranties. This includes the paint job. You must have brought any paint damage issues to the attention of the dealer as soon as you bought the vehicle.

Battery Warranty

Your Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty went into effect on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This coverage was good for three years and had no mileage limit. It would pay to replace your battery and included labor and installation fees. The warranty is expired.

Tire Warranty

The tires that came equipped on your 2009 Honda Fit had a warranty from the manufacturer, not Honda. You could have found the warranty statement in your glove box. If you need help with your Tire Warranty, you can contact your Honda dealer or the tire manufacturer. 

For 2009 year models, Honda used the following tire manufacturers:

Emissions Warranty

A Federal Emissions Warranty for your 2009 Honda Fit went into effect on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and was good for three years or 36,000 miles, except in California and select states, where coverage lasted 50,000 miles. This coverage is now expired. 

The California Emissions Warranty also covered some emissions system parts for seven years or 70,000 miles. Additionally, the Clean Air Act required Honda to cover select parts of the emissions system for eight years or 80,000 miles. All emissions coverage is no longer valid.

2009 Honda Fit Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired, you had the option to purchase a warranty extension through Honda. This coverage would have been good for eight years or 120,000 miles. Even if you had purchased this coverage, it would be expired at this point.

With this plan, you would have coverage for the air conditioner and other parts, as well as roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, and trip interruption coverage.

2009 Honda Fit Extended Warranty Available Now

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Now that your 2009 Honda Fit New Vehicle Limited Warranty and other coverage have expired, it might be beneficial to look into extended warranties from third-party providers. These warranties can help cover the costs of expensive repairs and give you peace of mind about your car problems.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2009 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 12/14/2022. 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
  • June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • January 9, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • February 3, 2016 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • February 17, 2011 – Lost Motion Spring

2009 Honda Fit Warranty Brochure/Booklet

It’s important to have the details of your 2009 Honda Fit warranty on hand. You can download a PDF copy of the warranty booklet to ensure you always have the information you need.

2009 Honda Fit Warranty Brochure

FAQs

These are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2009 Honda Fit warranty:

Will the 2009 Honda Fit Replacement Battery Be Covered Under Warranty?

A replacement battery for your 2009 Honda Fit comes with a 100-month warranty. This coverage pays to replace the battery, including installation and labor, for the first three years. After the three-year period is up, the warranty covers the cost of a new battery at a percentage of its cost.

Are Exhaust Components Covered Under the 2009 Honda Fit Warranty?

For the original owner, the exhaust components that came on the 2009 Honda Fit are covered under the Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty. This covers the muffler, A-pipe, and B-pipe. The warranty doesn’t pay for other parts and labor associated with replacing exhaust components.

Do the 2009 Honda Fit Accessories Come With a Warranty?

Any accessories installed after the retail sale of the 2009 Honda Fit were under warranty for the remainder of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or for one year or 12,000 miles. To take advantage of this warranty, you had to provide proof of purchase for the accessory in question.

Does the Warranty for the 2009 Honda Fit Transfer to Subsequent Owners?

When in effect, you could have transferred most of the 2009 Honda Fit warranties to a new owner. Because this coverage has expired, no warranty will transfer to a new owner if you sell the vehicle.

2009 Honda Fit Warranty Conclusion

You can use this guide to better understand the details about your 2009 Honda Fit Warranty. This information should prepare you for what to expect if your Honda Fit has any issues with its major systems or components.

Your Factory Warranty has expired, so you might be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. If you are, be sure to check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan.

And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage and to 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

Frequent Questions Regarding Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, EPA, (2022), Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

2009 Honda Warranty Booklet, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2008), Retrieved from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL38606.pdf

2009 Honda Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2009/HONDA/FIT/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls

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