Every new Honda comes with a factory warranty to ensure your vehicle is covered in the case of a manufacturer or workmanship error. Factory warranties are broken down into two components: the basic coverage warranty, often referred to as the bumper-to-bumper warranty, and the powertrain warranty. The American Honda Motor Co. offers these two warranties along with several more. The breakdown of Honda’s warranty offering for its new vehicles is as follows.
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
If you’re purchasing a new Honda, you automatically receive a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which covers many components, including the air conditioning unit, battery, audio system, and other electrical components. The coverage is good for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Additional limited coverage includes:
- Key fob and remote batteries—6 months
- Wiper blade inserts—6 months
- Wheel balancing and wheel alignment—1 year or 12,000 miles
- Air conditioner refrigerant—2 years or 24,000 miles
Limited Powertrain Warranty
The powertrain is your car’s powerhouse. The car’s powertrain system includes the following parts:
- Transmission and transaxle
- Restraint system
Powertrain warranties cover everything involving the repair and replacement of these parts and other parts included in the powertrain. Honda’s warranty for your powertrain is good for either five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Honda’s Limited Powertrain Warranty protects the following:
||Engine-related repairs include work on the cylinder block and head and all internal parts; timing gears and gaskets; timing chain/belt and cover; flywheel; valve covers; oil pan and oil pump; intake and exhaust manifolds; engine mounts; engine/powertrain control module; water pump; fuel pump; seals, and gaskets.
|Transmission and Transaxle
||Honda’s transmission and transaxle repairs include case and all internal parts; torque converter; transfer case and all internal parts; transmission/powertrain control module; seals, and gaskets.
|Front-Wheel Drive System
||Honda’s Limited Powertrain Warranty services the following components of the front-wheel drive system: final drive housing and all internal parts; driveshafts; constant velocity joints; front hubs and bearings; seals, and gaskets.
|Rear-Wheel Drive System
||Honda’s Rear-Wheel-Drive System coverage includes the differential housing and all internal parts; propeller shafts; universal joints; driveshafts; constant velocity joints; rear hubs and bearings; seals, and gaskets.
Accessory Limited Warranty
The Honda warranty offers three years, or 36,000 miles of protection for Honda Genuine Accessories installed at the time of the vehicle’s purchase. According to the warranty booklet, in addition to the accessories included in the purchase, Honda also grants warranties to accessories purchased through, but not installed by, Honda dealers. All accessories included at the time of purchase are covered by either the time remaining in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or one year, whichever is longer. Accessories purchased through a Honda dealer are also protected for one year.
Replacement Parts Limited Warranty
Honda provides coverage for its Honda Genuine Parts for one year from the date of purchase of the duration of the New Vehicle Warranty (three years or 36,000 miles), whichever is longer. The Replacement/Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty only covers repair claims that include documented proof of purchase. It only covers parts considered to be normal maintenance items, like spark plugs, filters, and brake pads, if they are defective.
Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, or corrosion warranty, provides protection against rust and deterioration for original body panels. This Honda warranty is good for five years and unlimited mileage. It does not protect against the rusting of body panels that were repaired, replaced, or refinished after the purchase of your vehicle.
Honda offers 24-hour emergency roadside assistance for the first three years or 36,000 miles of your vehicle. Honda’s 24-hour emergency roadside assistance covers the following:
- Jump start
- Fuel delivery
- Flat tire
- Mechanical tow
- Accident tow
Coverage for your tires is separate from your Honda warranty—they’re covered by the tire manufacturer. Look online for your specific tire warranty from Yokohoma, Bridgestone/Firestone, Hankook, Maxxis, Continental, JK, Michelin, Goodyear/Dunlop, or Kenda.
Honda cars less than three years old with fewer than 36,000 miles are eligible for additional coverage with Honda Care® Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) Plans. If your Honda vehicle is less than one year old and has fewer than 12,000 miles, it is eligible for Honda Care Maintenance™. These aftermarket warranties provide prepaid services, rental car reimbursements, and more.