2008 Honda Fit Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Honda Fit
- I just bought a used 2008 Fit and am having problems with the driver side window
- shifting gears with a big lurch.Started two days ago.Engine light came on today?
- car is having a problem that is a recall from a different year -- what to do?
- On two occasions, I could not unlock the hatchback. What could be the issue?
- What does it means when I step on the gas and the engine jerks?
2008 Honda Fit Problems
One or both front door armrests may crack. Our technicians tell us a revised door panel is available to correct this issue.
The rear washer nozzle may be broken or missing, commonly caused by ice scraper damage. A revised rear washer nozzle is available.
2008 Honda Fit Questions
switch, for which there was a recall. The previous owner did have it addressed, but I notice there was a second recall (13V260000). Should I be able to get the problem corrected again under this recall?
Our car is having the problem from recall 11V101000 recall number is R66. Do we have any recourse from Honda? Is there anything we can do to avoid paying for this almost $2000 repair?
Could the problem be with the remote or with the lock itself. The first time the key would not work but it did the second time.
2008 Honda Fit Recalls
These Honda Fit models are being recalled a second time to correct a concern of water intrusion into the driver's power window switch that was not completely addressed by the first recall. Water entry into the switch can cause switch failure and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect the switch, if damage is found the switch will be replaced. If no damage is found the owner will be asked to return at a later date when more replacement parts are available to have the recalled switch replaced.
Honda is recalling certain 2007-2008 Fit vehicles because the low beam headlights may stop working. This is a result of a poor electrical connection at the connector for the low beam headlights. If low beam headlights stop working, the driver's ability to see and be seen will be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected connector and perform necessary repairs.
Under severe conditions, water may enter through the driver's window and reach the master power window switch, causing overheating and possible failure of the switch. Smoke, melting, and fire could result from the overheating. Dealers will inspect the switch and install a cover around the switch to prevent water entry. The switch will be replaced if damaged and a cover will be installed. The recall began March 19, 2010. The Honda recall number is R28.
2008 Honda Fit Reviews
this car is a lot of fun to drive. i bought the 5 speed. i have 17,500+ miles. cross country interstate @75mph yields 37-38 mpg. around my small town, driving all short trips, i get around 35. driving a very comfortable 60-65mph on two lane roads i get 41-42 mpg. the handling is precise and sporty. my only complaints are: i've got a dreaded dashboard rattle. just above the center a/c ducts some...
Best compact car ever
Having problems with battery...car wouldn't start 2 weeks ago when weather turned cold. Though it was weather related so I took it to honda dealership maintenance where I bought the car (battery is under 3 year warranty). Battery check out okay...was told I needed to drive the car more or further distances (I work for an airline and ttravel on a weekly basis). My car usually sits for no more th...