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2008 Honda Fit repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 106 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 4dr Hatch

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

Honda Fit in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2015
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
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 New York, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2008
Oct 2008

9000 mi
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
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

33000 mi
Transmission still whines and dealer stated that "they all do that". 
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 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 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. 

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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. 

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2008 Honda Fit Repair Histories

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