What Isn’t Covered in the Manufacturer’s Warranty?
The Honda Warranty coverage includes New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Powertrain Limited Warranty, Federal Emissions Warranties, California Emissions Warranties, Hybrid Powertrain Warranty in case of a hybrid vehicle, Tire Warranty, Seat Belt Limited Warranty, Rust Perforation Limited Warranty and also replacement of certain key components and accessories.
Here is an exhaustive list of the things that are not covered in a Honda Warranty. For more details, be sure to look up the warranty booklet.
1. Tampered odometer: The warranties are linked to the time of purchase and actual mileage. In case the odometer is found to be tampered or altered, the car is disqualified from warranties.
2. Damage due to misuse: Your car is designed to be used for regular travel. But if you use it for traveling in a rough terrain or for towing it would amount to misuse and it won’t be covered.
3. Damage due to improper installation or modification: Any damage, corrosion or failure occurring due to improper installation, faulty maintenance process, alteration, modification, use of low-level fluids or installation of non-Honda approved, incompatible components.
4. Damage due to non-adherence of Owner’s Manual: The manufacturer specifies guidelines for usage of the car in the Owner’s Manual. Any damage that takes place due to failure to operate the car in accordance with the guidelines is not covered.
5. Damages due to racing or competitive driving: If your car or any of its components are damaged while racing or competitive driving, then it is not covered. This is because competitive driving is not the intended use of the car.
6. Incidental loss: It doesn’t cover any incidental or consequential loss occurring from loss of use of the vehicle, inconvenience or commercial loss.
7. Failure of uncovered components: The powertrain warranty covers the engine, transmission and transaxle, front- and rear-wheel drive systems. There are other warranties which cover some other parts like the seatbelt and tires. If any uncovered component develops a fault, it is not covered.
8. Glass breakage: Glass breakage is covered only when it is due to defects in material or workmanship. In other cases, it is not covered.
9. Cosmetic damages to the seat belt: If the seat belt is not functioning properly, it would be repaired or replaced. But cosmetic damages like discoloration, scratches, etc., are not covered. Damages to the seat belt due to an accident or misuse are also not covered.
10. Wear and tear: Normal wear and tear like dings, dents, chips, scratches and polishing is not covered.
11. Damage during car wash: If any damage arises during manual or automatic car wash or the use of a pressure washer, it is not covered.
12. Salvage: Any vehicle that has ever been declared a total loss or sold for salvage by a financial institution or insurer, or that has been issued “salvage” or similar title under any state’s law is not covered.
13. Damage due to theft or unforeseen circumstances: In case there is a theft, vandalism, fire, flood, accident or towing involving the car, then any damage arising out of it is not covered.