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2008 Honda Fit repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 118 repairs.

2008 Honda Fit repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Honda Fit

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Honda Fit in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2013

97700 mi
Turn signal ___dimmer switch 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

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

Honda Fit in Ohio, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2011

30000 mi
AC button would not turn off system - button replaced. 
Honda Fit in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

73000 mi
Plastic splash guard under engine cracked for unknown reason. DIY fixed in place with zip ties. Part not expensive, but installation would be difficult. 
Jun 2014

102000 mi

US $65
Right headlight blew. Replaced both. 
Sep 2014

107000 mi

US $50
BOTH headlights blew on low beam. High beams still worked. 
Dec 2015

131000 mi

US $12
Passenger side low beam lamp replacement 
Jan 2016

132000 mi

US $12
Right front headlamp replaced AGAIN for low beam. 
Apr 2016

137300 mi

US $882
Replaced rear shocks Front axle sheared off close to driver side end. 
Honda Fit in Georgia, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2016
Apr 2011

117000 mi
My First problem! The key Fob broke. Seriously after 117,000 the key fob cracked, thats the only problem with this car. I switched it out with the other key, I'm good for another 100k. This thing drives as good as new!! 
Jan 2013

157000 mi

US $650
Car failed to remain running in the mornings, or after sitting awhile. Dealer replaced coils, but valves needed adjusting, took the dealer 2 days to figure this out. I told them the problem when I went in after searching the Fit forums. 
May 2014

177000 mi

US $150
Car failed to start. Diagnosis indicated battery could be bad. Replaced with a new one and solved problem 
Dec 2014

191000 mi

US $45
Car began to lurch and pulled a code showing rocker arm problem. Independent mechanic reviewed the code and determined that a low quality oil filter cause too low pressure for system.Oil change corrected the problem 1000 miles no problem. 
Honda Fit in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

83000 mi

US $240
all 4 ignition coils failed and replaced with new coils from amazon 
Honda Fit in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2015
Apr 2012

48000 mi

US $400
Front rotors where very warped and car vibrated when pressing on brakes. Pads still had plenty of life, rotors just warped. 
Jul 2014

92000 mi

US $200
Error codes reporting misfire on 2 and 4. Flushed injection and replaced all spark plugs. Plugs where covered in heavy dry black soot. 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

35000 mi
The carpet under the driver and passenger kick panels was coming up. Dealer replaced entire carpet under warranty 
Honda Fit in New York, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2011
Jul 2011

29000 mi
Bent brake plate, replace tires, clean throttle body 
Honda Fit in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Feb 2012

41000 mi

US $110
Battery went dead would not take a charge. Honda OEM dealer replacement battery was cheaper than Autozone and had better warranty. Battery replaced by Honda dealer. 
Apr 2013

59000 mi
TPMS light came one and stayed on. Dealer changed two in the tire pressure sensors, this corrected the problem. Car had extended warranty no cost. 
Honda Fit in Wisconsin, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

54700 mi

US $260
CEL and flashing 'D' drive light: P0847 - Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor / Switch B; Low Circuit. Charges: diagnostic, Changed switch, transmission fluid 'flush', disposal. Read about this being a common problem for 1st Gen Fit 
Mar 2015

70000 mi

US $252
Ends of the control links needed to be replaced. Pothole damaged. Caused some problems with steering response, Made a metalic 'clunk' over bumps; made a grinding noise while turning. Heat Shield base rusted off had to be replaced 
Honda Fit in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

26000 mi
Dome light switch faulty 
Mar 2014

61000 mi

US $75
Battery died and replaced with a group 51R battery, which almost fit the battery tray. I trimmed the left side of the tray and removed the battery cover. This battery has better crank amps and costs way less than the OEM Honda battery. 
Dec 2015

92000 mi

US $330
Piston slap noise reoccurring. Spark plug replacement and valve adjustment helped. Also improved gas mileage. 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2008

2000 mi
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. 
Oct 2008

4000 mi
Driver window would sometimes get stuck. Dealer replaced window switches. Everything Ok. 
Feb 2013

79121 mi

US $454
Check engine light code P0847: Replaced 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch and performed automatic transmission fluid flush. 
Mar 2013

81000 mi
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 California, United States
Nov 2007 - Nov 2014
Jun 2012

59000 mi
Transmission axle gasket leak.. 
Honda Fit in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

5620 mi
Intermittant TPMS light. Dealer checked tire pressure and adjusted same. Problem did not recur. 
Aug 2010

18000 mi
Oil leak from right rear shock. Shock not in stock. Ordered for next day delivery. Right Rear shock absorber replaced. Problem has not reoccured. 
Honda Fit in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Aug 2008

11223 mi
a/c hose had small leak replaced under warrenty 
Jul 2014

218000 mi

US $2128
Finely had a code #4 misfire. Earlier dealer couldn't do anything without a code. Found two bent valves and that a fuel valve needed cleaning. Head sent to National Heads for complete remanufacturing, $430 of total. Also includes timing belt change. 
Oct 2014

222500 mi
engine code for catalytic converter replaced w/ walker cat. reset. ok 
Honda Fit in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $400
bad engine coils 
Dec 2015

104000 mi

US $200
throttle cleaned and valve clearances adjusted 
Honda Fit in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

55300 mi

US $180
Alternator stopped charging the battery. Bought a new alternator and installed myself. 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2009

6000 mi
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. 
Apr 2013

40000 mi

US $133
TPMS light stayed on for several days. Dealer found the sensor was bad and replaced the sensor. 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

66000 mi

US $500
Transmission was sticking and a valve had to be replaced. Shifting was sticking and check engine light was on. Per forums, seems to be an ongoing problem. 
Honda Fit in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

30300 mi

US $400
Warped rotor, worn pads 
Honda Fit in New York, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2008
Oct 2008

9000 mi
Faulty VTEC oil pressure switch. 
Honda Fit in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

105000 mi

US $49
Replacement of transmission's third gear sensor (CEL code P0847). 
Honda Fit in Kansas, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

500 mi
Broken Fog Light, 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

87000 mi

US $260
Both rear wheel bearing assemblies replaced. One was very bad - lots of rolling noise - the other just starting to make noise. 
Honda Fit in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2013
Jan 2009

31000 mi
Replaced passenger air bag sensor under warranty ($700 part) 
Honda Fit in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

87420 mi

C $300
AC was not blowing cold enough 
Honda Fit in Mississippi, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

110000 mi

US $400
The rod connecting the passenger front wheel to steering broke where it joins wheel. 
Jun 2013

125000 mi

US $550
Had to replace ignition and keys for ignition. 
Honda Fit in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

22320 mi
CD stuck in factory head unit. Will not play or eject. Radio and Bluetooth work fine. 
Honda Fit in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

91300 mi

US $90
Engine didn't seem to running as smoothly as it use to. Replaced spark plugs and checked valve clearances. A couple valves were out of spec. Honda recommends both these items as part of the 105K maintenance - I did them a little early. 
Nov 2014

103000 mi

US $300
The front brake rotors rusted around the edges such that only about 75% of the of the friction surface was still in use. Pads still had about 20% life left, but replaced then along with the rotors. 
May 2015

121000 mi

US $380
Brakes were staying applied even with foot fully off pedal. Master cylinder found to not be releasing pressure and was replaced. Something other brake fluid was found in MC reservoir and its speculated that a wrong oil caused the failure. 
Honda Fit in Colorado, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

55000 mi
Button turning on AC stuck down ("on") so that AC is on whenever fan is on. Honda wanted $95 to "diagnose" the problem, and I declined to have them do that. 
Honda Fit in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

80700 mi

US $212
Replaced Ignition Coils at $53/each 
Honda Fit in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

70000 mi
Vtec solenoid for the timing advance. 
Honda Fit in South Dakota, United States
Jul 2008 - May 2016
May 2016

70000 mi

US $900
Clutch replacement 
Honda Fit in Kansas, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

80000 mi

US $350
Roughness and very occasional stalling. Valve clearances adjusted. All good since. 
Jun 2015

150000 mi

US $300
Warning code. Replaced oil pressure sending switch. 
Honda Fit in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2012

95000 mi

US $150
wire to harness for back up lights broke. repaired wire by soldering and shrink wrap repair area. 
Dec 2015

173000 mi

US $45
Replaced both headlight bulbs 
Honda Fit in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

20000 mi
Nonfunctioning window motor 
Aug 2009

25000 mi

US $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. 
May 2010

36000 mi

US $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 Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2010

37000 mi

US $235
Air bag dash light on, intermittantly at first, then solid after a few days. Problem was a loose connection, Warranty repair. Cost listed was for 32,000 mile servicing. 
Honda Fit in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Jul 2009

32000 mi
parking brake trim broke brake judder: rotors turned under warranty  
Jan 2014

147700 mi

US $225
MIL with code PA200 for O2B1S1 performance/range. Replaced air fuel ratio sensor, cleared code, has not returned. TSB exists for this item, with replacement the only prescribed action. 
Honda Fit in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Oct 2009

12400 mi

C $25
Piece of interior carpet had come loose at near the clutch pedal. Dealer reseated the fabric. 
May 2010

19220 mi
Rubber outer layer of shift knob tore away from inner plastic. Honda replaced the shift knob under warranty. 
Dec 2013

76880 mi
MIL lamp was lit. Apparently there's an issue with the catalytic converter. Honda covered it under a TSB. 
Jun 2014

78740 mi
Button 4 on the radio presets didn't respond when the car was cold, or would erroneously trigger the audio settings function. 
Honda Fit in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2009

11000 mi
Rubber on shift knob detaching from knob. Entire knob replaced. 
Honda Fit in Colorado, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2009

23000 mi
AC button broke, preventing me from turning the AC completely off as it was stuck in the "on" position. So even if I ran the heater, the a/c would be on, affecting my mileage. They replaced the button, and now the AC turns off. Fixed.  
Sep 2010

44000 mi

US $10
Clip that holds sunvisor in place broke. I ordered the part and plan to fix it myself once it arrives.  
Jan 2014

107700 mi
Clutch failed. But I also took it in for recall on two switches. 
Honda Fit in Connecticut, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

33000 mi
Transmission still whines and dealer stated that "they all do that". 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2011
Oct 2010

35000 mi
12v power supply burnt out during use. New socket was ordered. 
Nov 2010

35000 mi
Replacement 12v socket was installed. It works. 
Honda Fit in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Dec 2010

34000 mi
low air pressure sensor battery died. no way to replace just the battery. dealer replaced right rear sensor. problem fixed. fresh air vent stuck in closed position. mechanic lubed it, which fixed the problem. mechanic said blower housing was cracked, ordered a new one. Installed new blower housing. 
Jan 2012

41700 mi
fresh air/heat door lever mechanism stuck 
Jul 2013

52500 mi
The little spring mounted metal overflow plate inside of the filler pipe, disappeared. I hope it does not get stuck in the filler pipe and block fuel flowing to the tank. 
Honda Fit in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2011 - Nov 2011
May 2011

21000 mi
Engine light came on for OBD codes: P0453,P1454,P2422. Was told it is not an urgent problem but needs to be taken care of soon. I plan to take it to the dealer and address two recall issues at that time as well. Window and headlamp. 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

7000 mi
Rattle in dash. Isolated to passenger air bag area. Replacement passenger air bag assembly ordered and will be installed when it arrives 
Jan 2009

9000 mi
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2011
May 2011

54000 mi

US $90
Temp sensor 
Honda Fit in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

26000 mi
A recall for the replacement of something that affects low-beam headlights--before recall, low beams could suddenly stop lighting. Recall fixed problem. 
Dec 2014

58000 mi

US $300
Both front discs replaced, resurfacing, rear drum brake lubrication 
Honda Fit in Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2015
Mar 2011

35000 mi
Leak in the right rear hatch repaired. 
Mar 2015

77000 mi

US $400
Ignition coils were bad. It started wit a single cylinder miss-fire and quickly propagated to three cylinders. I replaced all 4 ignition coils and all 4 spark plugs at the same time. 
Honda Fit in California, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2009

27000 mi

US $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. 
Honda Fit in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

12000 mi
Over a very cold winter, a small piece of in-console trim attached to the hand brake snapped, allowing you to see into the console interior when the brake was fully engaged. Waited until next oil change to report it, at which point they ordered the part. Replaced hand brake assembly with broken trim with new part. The part arrived within a day or two of the original trip. 

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2008 Honda Fit 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Fit in Maryland, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2008

3000 mi
TPMS warning. Checked tire pressures - within spec. Added 2 psi per tire. 10 miles later, TPMS warning light went out. 
Honda Fit in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
Feb 2010

22700 mi

US $55
Replaced blown driver side speaker 
Nov 2013

78000 mi

US $60
Replaced the VTEC oil pressure switch per OBD-2 code. This switch causes the intake valves to allow more air/fuel in at higher RPM. 
Honda Fit in Missouri, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

52000 mi

US $160
Master cylinder failed. New unit installed.  
Honda Fit in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2011

54000 mi

US $100
Bad passenger front rotor 
Honda Fit in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

83040 mi
THE LOWER LINK SEALED BALL-JOINT TO SWAY BAR BECAME NOISY AND SLIGHTLY WORN. 
Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2010

18700 mi
Car would not start. Tried everything. Safe towed for dealer service. Found a bad key (transponder) and low battery (FIXED under warranty!) 
Honda Fit in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

38440 mi

C $620
Check Engine Light on diagnosed to be a faulty oxygen sensor requiring replacement 
Honda Fit in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

117180 mi

C $80
lights for the license plate failed because of wiring that was broken 
Jun 2015

120900 mi

C $290
Spark plug and ignition coil had to be replaced on one cylinder. 

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