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2008 Honda Fit Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 5 official 2008 Honda Fit recalls. Find out if your 2008 Honda Fit needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 13, 2017

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recall repairs on your Honda or Acura must be performed by a Honda or Acura dealership, respectively. American Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 24, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recalls on your Honda or Acura must be performed by a Honda or Acura dealership, respectively. American Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in late June, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 24, 2013

Water can enter the driver's window switch resulting in switch failure and a possible fire. This is the second Honda Fit recall for this problem as the first recall did not sufficiently address this concern.

Honda will notify Fit owners during July 2013. If you are experiencing problems with the driver's window switch, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Honda recall number is JA6.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 15, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on March 19, 2010

Under severe conditions, water may enter through the driver's window and reach the window switch, causing smoke, melting, and fire.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; water may reach the power window switch. Please contact your Honda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.