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I am not certain this is something that is even possible since artboards can be numerous and related to the same object(s).
If you have more than one artboard then tis would definitely be a challenging issue.
So I think perhaps a script might work where you enter the number for the artboard and tell Illustrator to select that art board and select all of the art and then tell Illustrator to fit the art board to the selected object(s).
Even at that I think it is challenging. Keep in mind artboards do not work like ages though they resemble them in some ways.
I think a script would be a better way.
I doubt that you can call this a bug.
I just think, that it's not normal for an application to let me do something without any error msg that will say "unable to do that".
I will look up for a script.
Try the scripting forum they have one for illustrator they are extremely clever professionals and users there that might be able to guide you and might even know of a pre-existing script?