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2008 Honda Fit Problems and Repair Histories

161 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Honda Fit. 52 of these members (32.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 76 repairs to 2008 Honda Fits--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Honda Fit problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Honda Fit problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Honda Fit problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Honda Fit repairs by problem area

24% of the 2008 Honda Fit repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 32% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 20% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 76 repairs.

2008 Honda Fit repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Honda Fit repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 63% between $100 and $499, and 13% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Honda Fit problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 2000    
6000 0 Check engine light came and stayed on - codes indicated this was the result of my not fully tightening the fuel cap. Codes were reset, problem solved. 
40000 133 TPMS light stayed on for several days. Dealer found the sensor was bad and replaced the sensor. 
46000  
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 2000    
2000 0 Driver window will stop at three places when using the auto-down feature. Sometimes will not roll back up and will cause a grinding noise. 
4000 0 Driver window would sometimes get stuck. Dealer replaced window switches. Everything Ok. 
79300 454 Check engine light code P0847: Replaced 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch and performed automatic transmission fluid flush. 
81000 0 Vehicle would misfire. Re-gapped spark plugs to 0.040"; factory spec is 0.044". Solved misfire. Misfire is back. Probably need to replace coil packs and spark plugs. Holding off repairs til it becomes worse. This is a very common problem. 
Honda Fit in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
9000 0 Faulty VTEC oil pressure switch. 
 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Fit in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 30000    
33000 0 Transmission still whines and dealer stated that "they all do that". 
 
Honda Fit in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 5000    
20000 0 Nonfunctioning window motor 
25000 260 Air conditioner condenser was damaged by a rock, dealer refused to fix under warranty. Estimate was $800--I have ordered a new condenser for $260 and will have it installed at an independent shop for $200. 
36000 50 Odd buzzing noise from engine bay at 2200rpm only; shop could replicate, but could not repair. They figured it was the heatshield rattling. Very odd to only have a noise at 2200rpm--it immediately falls off at ~2100 and ~2300. 
 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
7000 0 Rattle in dash. Isolated to passenger air bag area. Replacement passenger air bag assembly ordered and will be installed when it arrives 
9000 0 Dealer installed part (new passenger air bag module). Rattle stopped for a few days and returned. A third trip was needed . This time the dealer said it was a wire harness rattling against the radio and used foam tape to address problem.  
 
Honda Fit in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 12000    
27000 26000 ABS light was on. Dealer ran diagnostic and determined it was the right front speed sensor. They ordered a new part. Rear seat recliner lever had cracked and missing a piece. New part was ordered. Replaced ABS speed sensor. Rear recliner latch repaired. 
 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Fit in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
3000 0 TPMS warning. Checked tire pressures - within spec. Added 2 psi per tire. 10 miles later, TPMS warning light went out. 
 

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