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Honda Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Many people have a Honda bumper-to-bumper warranty without understanding exactly what they’re getting. Does the warranty truly cover everything between the front and back bumpers? Knowing the basics of the car warranty options available to you can help you make the best decision for your Honda and your budget.

The Honda Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: What You Get

What does the Honda bumper-to-bumper warranty cover? In addition to a 5-year / 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty (which covers the major parts that power the vehicle, like the engine and transmission), all new Honda vehicles come with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, or what’s more commonly referred to as a bumper-to-bumper warranty. These are also known as exclusionary warranties, because they cover most car systems and parts with a short list of exceptions.

For three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, Honda bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage includes:

  • Repair or replacement for any part that’s defective in material or workmanship
  • Repair or replacement of a faulty 12-volt battery
  • Replacement batteries for key fobs and remotes (but only for the first 6 months)
  • Repair or replacement of faulty wiper blade inserts (but only for the first 6 months)
  • Wheel balancing and tire alignment (but only for the first 12 months or 12,000 miles)
  • Air conditioner refrigerant (but only for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles)

Certified Pre-Owned Honda Warranty

For certified pre-owned (CPO) Honda vehicles, the Honda dealership usually offers a certified pre-owned warranty. CPO warranties are available only for vehicles purchased at a Honda dealership. This warranty provides:

  • 12 months / 12,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage
  • 7 years / 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage

Honda Bumper-to-Bumper Exclusions

Needless to say, neither the new or CPO warranty options are exactly comprehensive. The bumper-to-bumper warranty doesn’t begin to cover all of the parts between the bumpers.

Here’s what your Honda Bumper-to-Bumper warranty doesn’t cover:

  • Normal wear and tear (repairs or replacements that result from regular use)
  • Repairs and replacements that are caused by improper maintenance (defined in your owner’s manual)
  • Issues caused by accidents or collisions
  • Broken, chipped, or scratched window glass
  • Fluids, unless they’re part of a covered warranty repair
  • Polishing or cleaning
  • Maintenance items such as brake pads or filters
  • Tires (warrantied by the tire manufacturer)

Honda Powertrain vs. Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Your Honda new car warranty also includes a different type of warranty coverage, called a Limited Powertrain Warranty. It’s different from the bumper-to-bumper warranty in that it only covers the powertrain and related parts, and the coverage period is longer.

The Honda powertrain warranty last 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. It covers your car’s engine, transmission and transaxle, front-wheel-drive systems, and rear-wheel-drive systems.

This is important because the parts of a powertrain can be expensive to fix. Take a look at these replacement costs:

Additional Honda Warranties

Along with the New Vehicle Limited warranty and Powertrain Limited Warranty, Honda includes the following warranties:

  • Federal Emissions Warranties
  • California Emissions Warranties
  • Hybrid Powertrain Warranty
  • High Voltage Battery Capacity Warranty
  • Seat Belt Limited Warranty
  • Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
  • Accessory Limited Warranty
  • Replacement/Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty
  • Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty
  • Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty

But what happens when your Honda warranty coverage period ends? Covering the complete costs of all repairs and replacements is left to you. For this reason, Honda sells Honda Care extended warranties, and CARCHEX provides alternative coverage options.

The Honda Bumper-to-Bumper Extended Warranty: What You Get

Honda Care is a type of extended warranty available from Honda, and it’s a popular choice for drivers who want coverage for their vehicle components.

The good thing about the Honda Care extended warranty is that it does cover a number of vehicle components—like brakes, transmission, cooling systems, suspension, fuel delivery systems, and more—but there are a number of restrictions to this type of dealer warranty:

  • Honda Care is available only for vehicles that are less than three years old and have fewer than 36,000 miles.
    • This means that if your Civic has 37,000 miles on it or is four years old, you won’t be eligible for a Honda Care plan.
  • You are covered by this Honda extended warranty only if you take your vehicle to specific authorized dealer repair shops.
    • This means that you don’t get to choose the repair shop your trust most—it’s a Honda dealership or you’re not covered.
  • Honda Care does not cover you for any part of the car that is not original to the vehicle or is not an American Honda authorized part.
    • This means that if you’ve had a part replaced at your local garage, it’s not supported under this warranty coverage.
  • Honda Care does not cover every item between your bumpers.
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Third-Party Bumper-to-Bumper Warranties

For many, the terms of the Honda manufacturer warranties aren’t exactly ideal. That’s why many drivers who wish to make the most of their vehicle investment and preserve their safety on the road choose extended bumper-to-bumper warranties from third-party companies like CARCHEX. Aftermarket warranty providers often offer more flexible terms and coverage lengths than dealers do.

Choosing a third-party warranty provider can benefit you in a number of ways:

Save Money

A strong third-party provider will work with you to find a coverage plan and price that comfortably fits into your budget. Most provide affordable monthly payment plans, and oftentimes claims are paid by the provider to the repair shop directly, so you don’t have to pay the bill and wait for reimbursement. Third-party companies are also not restricted by working through a dealer that controls prices from above.

Customize Your Coverage

Most third-party warranty companies will tailor their plans to your needs, driving habits, and budget.

Use a Mechanic You Trust

Unlike dealer bumper-to-bumper warranties that require you to use only their authorized repair shops, a good third-party company will let you stay with a mechanic you know and trust.

Money Back Guarantees

Find a warranty that makes allowances for a money back guarantee, which most dealers will not offer.

Coverage for Service Bill Repairs

Honda warranties, in many cases, do not cover Honda’s own service bulletins or diagnostic fees. Many third-party warranty companies will.

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Comprehensive Coverage with CARCHEX

If you want to make sure your Honda gets the most comprehensive coverage possible, choose a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan for your Honda bumper-to-bumper warranty needs.

Our warranty specialists will work with you to determine the coverage you need and then customize a plan that suits your needs and budget. We offer five coverage of levels (Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze) with several plan options under each tier. You can select coverage as comprehensive as a 10-year bumper-to-bumper plan or choose to just protect your powertrain for up to five years.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Why Choose CARCHEX?

Not only do our plans provide plenty of flexibility, but there are many additional benefits to choosing CARCHEX to provide extended protection for your Honda vehicle:

  • Your free quote is completely customized to your budget, driving habits, vehicle, and preferences.
  • We offer low monthly payment plan options and require no money down to get started.
  • Claims are paid directly to repair shops, so you don’t have to wait to be reimbursed.
  • We’re backed by an accreditation from the Better Business Bureau—which has awarded CARCHEX an A+ rating—and backed by our very own customers, who give us a 99.9% satisfaction score.
  • We’re endorsed by many trusted industry partners, including Edmunds.comCARFAX, RepairPal, and more.
  • Our promise to you is Customer Experience Above All—and with our No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™, you don’t have to argue your way to a good deal.
  • Perks like 24/7 roadside assistance, towing, and rental cars are included with every plan.
  • We stand behind our products and services, offering a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

Let the Team at CARCHEX Help You

Now that you’ve compared a Honda car warranty from the dealership to an Extended Vehicle Protection Plan from CARCHEX, you understand why selecting one of our vehicle service contracts is the right choice.

Call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 to get a free quote or speak to a car warranty and insurance expert about our coverage options to protect your Honda. We will gladly answer your questions and find the right plan for you.



Honda: https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL47382.pdf

Honda: https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.pdf

Honda: https://automobiles.honda.com/insight#

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/civic/engine-mount-replacement-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/odyssey/wheel-bearing-replacement-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/pilot/valve-adjustment-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/accord/oil-pump-replacement-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/cr-v/powertrain-control-module-replacement-cost

Auto Service Costs: https://autoservicecosts.com/transmission-repair-cost/

Honda Problems: www.hondaproblems.com/tsbs/

Better Business Bureau: bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

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