What’s Included in Your 2018 Honda Fit Warranty?
The most comprehensive factory warranty for the 2018 Honda Fit, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, only lasted for three years or 36,000 miles and has expired. Other warranties may have coverage remaining depending on how many miles the car has on it.
As your 2018 Honda Fit ages, it’s important to know what your Factory Warranty — also called a Manufacturer’s Warranty — still covers and what parts have expired. Reading through warranties can be challenging, so we’ve broken this document down to make it more accessible.
Our simple guide explains your various warranties and whether they’re still valid. If you’ve still got questions, check the FAQs at the bottom of the page.
Warranty durations are stated in terms of time and mileage, and they expire based on whichever limit comes first. Here’s an overview of the terms for the 2018 Honda Fit Warranties. We’ll explain each warranty in more detail.
|2018 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 or 36,000 miles|
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:||0|
2018 Honda Fit Basic Warranty
The 2018 Honda Fit came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Basic Warranty, also called the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which started on the original possession date. This warranty has expired. It covered repairs or replacement of parts due to manufacturing defects.
2018 Honda Fit Powertrain Warranty
The 2018 Honda Fit has a five-year, 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. This warranty, which covers the replacement or repair of faulty engines, transmissions, transaxles, and front-wheel-drive systems, might still be valid, depending on when you got the Fit and how far you’ve driven.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
The five-year, unlimited-mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty might also be valid, depending on when you got the 2018 Honda Fit. Honda will replace panels that rust through under this warranty, unless the rust stemmed from a collision, the elements, or neglect. Surface rust isn’t covered.
Air Conditioning Warranty
Honda didn’t issue a separate Air Conditioning Warranty for the 2018 Fit. However, its New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles and the refrigerant for two years or 24,000 miles.
While this coverage has expired, Honda still covers refrigerant needed for warranty repairs.
The 2018 Honda Fit didn’t have a Paint Warranty, although any factory paint defects, flaws, and damage sustained during shipping fell under the Basic Warranty. You would have needed to bring your 2018 Fit to the dealership right away in this case.
The three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the 2018 Honda Fit’s original 12-volt battery. This battery coverage has expired, but while it was active, it covered battery replacements or repairs during this period.
The manufacturer of your 2018 Honda Fit’s tires issued its own warranty. A statement in the glove box detailed this warranty, which covered the repair or replacement of faulty original tires, including the spare. Your warranty might still be valid.
The exhaust and fuel injection systems have an eight-year, 80,000-mile warranty to comply with the Clean Air Act. The 2018 Honda Fit has coverage left under these terms. The 2018 Honda Fit came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty. This warranty has expired.
The warranty for certain parts is longer in some states, and the Honda Fit may still have coverage.
For more information about Auto Warranties, you can check out this directory containing everything you need to know about Auto Warranties arranged by system.
2018 Honda Fit Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase
You have extended your 2018 Honda Fit’s warranty with a Honda Care plan if you purchased this additional coverage before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired. It provides repair and replacement parts and extra services, including roadside assistance, for up to eight years or 120,000 miles.
2018 Honda Fit Extended Warranty Available Now
Since your 2018 Honda Fit’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty is no longer valid, you cannot purchase a Honda Care plan. However, you can still get similar coverage from a third-party provider.
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Last updated on 12/19/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.
So far, there have not been any recalls for the 2018 Honda Fit. There have been 38 complaints, however, according to the NHTSA.
2018 Honda Fit Warranty Brochure/Booklet
While our 2018 Honda Fit warranty summary is a useful reference source, referring to the full document can help you understand its terms before you make a claim. Click the link below to download the brochure to your computer or mobile device.
The original key fob and remote batteries and wiper blade inserts had a shorter coverage of six months. Honda also covered wheel balancing and wheel alignment for one year or 12,000 miles. The refrigerant’s warranty was also shorter than the Basic Warranty term. All of this coverage has expired.
The 2018 Honda Fit has a 15-year, 150,000-mile limited warranty for its seat belts. Under this warranty, Honda will repair or replace seat belts that fail to function. It doesn’t cover seat belts that fail due to a collision, neglect, or accidental damage.
The Basic Warranty covers accessories installed before sale. Honda aftermarket accessories installed by Honda dealers have coverage for the remainder of the Basic Warranty or for one year after installation. Honda accessories installed by others have a parts-only warranty for a year from purchase.
The 2018 Honda Fit’s Accessory Limited Warranty covers audio and video parts distributed by Honda. If these parts fail within a year of installation by Honda or a year of purchase when installed by others, visit the dealer. Honda will organize a replacement if it diagnoses a faulty accessory.
Replacement parts bought from Honda dealers have a one-year warranty, regardless of who installs them. Remanufactured parts installed by Honda dealers have a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. When someone else installs these parts, a three-year parts-only warranty applies from the purchase date.
The 2018 Honda Fit has a 100-month limited warranty on replacement batteries. In the first 36 months, Honda will replace the battery for free. If it fails in the next 64 months, Honda provides a credit of between 60% and 5%, depending on the time of the claim and on the battery cost only.
The 2018 Honda Fit’s Replacement Exhaust Components Limited Lifetime Warranty covers these parts for the life of the vehicle. If you are the Fit’s original owner, Honda will replace faulty replacement mufflers, A-pipes, and B-pipes. Keep your proof of purchase to claim.
2018 Honda Warranty Conclusion
While your 2018 Honda Fit’s Basic Warranty has expired, you can still claim many faulty original and replacement parts. Understanding your coverage can help you file claims for all your warranty entitlements.
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!
In the United States – Honda. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2018_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_AWL05251_FINAL.pdf.
“Honda Warranty Information: Honda Owners Site.” Federal and California Emissions Warranties Parts List, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Partslist/2018_Fit_APL06286_SIS.pdf.
David Straughan Research Warranty Last updated: December 18, 2022. “Should You Get a Honda Extended Warranty? (2022).” Automoblog, 18 Dec. 2022, https://www.automoblog.net/research/warranty/honda-extended-warranty/.
“2018 Honda Fit 5 HB FWD.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/HONDA/FIT/5%252520HB/FWD#recalls.
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