2008 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Honda Civic
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2008 Honda Civic ProblemsPower Window Switch May Fail
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
The shift control solenoid externally mounted on the automatic transmission (non CVT) can fail and causes a harsh 1-2 shift. Replacing the shift solenoid and flushing the transmission with genuine Honda automatic transmission fluid may eliminate harsh shifting characteristics. A broken internal spring can cause the same issue. If the shift control solenoid does not repair the problem, the transmission will have to be replaced.
The airbag warning light (SRS) may illuminate due to a defective occupant position sensor. Honda has a recall campaign to replace defective sensors on affected cars.
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2008 Honda Civic RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
Honda recalled a low volume of 2008-2009 Civic sedans for a possible missing nut on the fuel hose connector bracket. In the event of an accident, the bracket could become loose, causing damage to the fuel hose connector, which could cause a fuel leak. Dealers will install the missing nut on the affected units.