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2003 Honda Accord Warranty: What’s Covered & What’s Not

Black coupe Honda Accord in the city street.
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What Your 2003 Honda Accord Warranty Covers

Honda backs its vehicles with a factory warranty that protects the car’s major systems. Knowing what the warranty covers can help you get the repairs you may need. We have all the important information about the 2003 Honda Accord warranties and the different components they cover. Find out what types of warranties your Accord came with.

2003 Honda Accord Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Corrosion perforation warranty:5 years and unlimited miles
Air conditioning warranty:1 year and unlimited miles (refrigerant only)
Battery warranty:3 years and unlimited miles
Emissions warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
Total unique recalls10

Some dealerships also offer added warranties, and we can help you determine what those cover. For additional questions, check out our FAQ section at the bottom of this article.

Factory Warranty

2003 Honda Accord Basic Warranty

The 2003 Honda Accord came with Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This warranty lasted for three years or 36,000 miles and covered any part found defective in material or workmanship as long as the car is operated under normal use. This warranty has now expired.

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers the cost of parts and repairs with no charge to the owner. It does not cover emissions or the battery because these have their own separate warranties.

2003 Honda Accord Powertrain Warranty

The 2003 Honda Accord did not come with a separate powertrain warranty. Instead, the three-year or 36,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty provided powertrain coverage. It is no longer in effect. This warranty covered the engine, transmission, and all mechanical parts responsible for moving your Accord down the road. It did not cover damage from accidents, general maintenance, or normal wear and tear.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Honda offered a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, good for five years and unlimited miles. Only the original owner could make a claim on this warranty. This warranty has now expired.

It only covered body panels that have rusted all the way through. It did not cover surface rust, damage from striking objects or immersion, body panels that have been replaced, or paint matching.

Air Conditioning Warranty

There was no separate air conditioning warranty, but the Honda Accord’s air conditioning was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It covered the air conditioner refrigerant for the first year unless the replacement was required as part of a warranty repair. This has now expired.

Paint Warranty

There was no separate paint warranty, and the Basic Warranty only covered defective factory paint jobs. It did not cover scratches or paint damage due to a collision. If the factory paint job began chipping or peeling, the warranty may have covered a partial or complete repaint job. This has now expired.

Battery Warranty

The original battery in a 2003 Honda Accord was covered under the original New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years and unlimited miles. The first two years were completely covered, and the third year covered 50% of the cost of a replacement battery from a Honda dealer. This has now expired. It protected you against faulty craftsmanship that results in damage to the battery or other components.

Emissions Warranty

The 2003 Honda Accord Federal Emissions Warranty was a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty, starting on the date the vehicle was delivered to the first purchaser. In addition, the Clean Air Act requires manufacturers to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostic system for eight years or 80,000 miles. This coverage has now expired.

California and other specified states have a slightly different emissions warranty, which lasted for three years or 50,000 miles. This, too, has expired.

2003 Honda Accord Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Accord vehicles under three years old were eligible for the Honda Care plans. These were extended service plans offered through Honda. Repairs through Honda Care must have been performed by a Honda dealership or a Honda-certified mechanic.

The Honda Lifetime Warranty protects your vehicle for its entire life. It was offered by some dealerships across the country and covers the vehicle for an unlimited amount of time and unlimited miles.

2003 Honda Accord Extended Warranties Available Now

Extended warranties are available for the 2003 Honda Accord through third-party companies. A third-party extended warranty offers versatile coverage for the components you want.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2003 Honda Accord, check out the FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. We’ve partnered with CARCHEX, the industry leader in extended warranties, to cover everything from the engine and other powertrain parts to air conditioning and electrical systems, all for one low monthly fee. There are 5 levels of coverage available to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

2003 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure/Booklet

The Warranty Brochure provides more in-depth details about what is covered under the different factory warranties.

2003 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure

Recalls

Last updated: 11/04/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

October 10 2019 – Accelerator Pedal May Bind/FMVSS 124

June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag

March 30, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 15, 2015 – Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 28, 2015 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture

November 4, 2014 – Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 20, 2014 – Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 17, 2012 – POWER STEERING HOSE FAILURE DUE TO HEAT

August 5, 2010 – IGNITION INTERLOCK

May 11, 2009 –  FMVSS 108/REPLACEMENT HEADLAMPS/AMBER REFLECTOR

April 7, 2009 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET COMBINATION LAMPS

August 11, 2008 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMPS/MISSING AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

April 11, 2008 – WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR

May 17, 2007 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLES

January 16, 2007 – FMVSS 108/PHOTOMETRIC VARIANCES

July 17, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

May 8, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

April 18, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 21, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 13, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR

April 15, 2004 – HONDA/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

October 10 2019 – Accelerator Pedal May Bind/FMVSS 124

June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag

March 30, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 15, 2015 – Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 28, 2015 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture

November 4, 2014 – Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 20, 2014 – Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 17, 2012 – POWER STEERING HOSE FAILURE DUE TO HEAT

August 5, 2010 – IGNITION INTERLOCK

May 11, 2009 –  FMVSS 108/REPLACEMENT HEADLAMPS/AMBER REFLECTOR

April 7, 2009 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET COMBINATION LAMPS

August 11, 2008 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMPS/MISSING AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

April 11, 2008 – WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR

May 17, 2007 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLES

January 16, 2007 – FMVSS 108/PHOTOMETRIC VARIANCES

July 17, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

May 8, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

April 18, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 21, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 13, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR

April 15, 2004 – HONDA/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

October 10 2019 – Accelerator Pedal May Bind/FMVSS 124

June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag

March 30, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 15, 2015 – Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 28, 2015 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture

November 4, 2014 – Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 20, 2014 – Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 17, 2012 – POWER STEERING HOSE FAILURE DUE TO HEAT

August 5, 2010 – IGNITION INTERLOCK

May 11, 2009 –  FMVSS 108/REPLACEMENT HEADLAMPS/AMBER REFLECTOR

April 7, 2009 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET COMBINATION LAMPS

August 11, 2008 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMPS/MISSING AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

April 11, 2008 – WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR

May 17, 2007 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLES

January 16, 2007 – FMVSS 108/PHOTOMETRIC VARIANCES

July 17, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

May 8, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

April 18, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 21, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 13, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR

April 15, 2004 – HONDA/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

October 10 2019 – Accelerator Pedal May Bind/FMVSS 124

June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag

March 30, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 15, 2015 – Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 28, 2015 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture

November 4, 2014 – Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

June 20, 2014 – Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

May 17, 2012 – POWER STEERING HOSE FAILURE DUE TO HEAT

August 5, 2010 – IGNITION INTERLOCK

May 11, 2009 –  FMVSS 108/REPLACEMENT HEADLAMPS/AMBER REFLECTOR

April 7, 2009 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET COMBINATION LAMPS

August 11, 2008 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMPS/MISSING AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

April 11, 2008 – WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR

May 17, 2007 – FMVSS 108/AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLES

January 16, 2007 – FMVSS 108/PHOTOMETRIC VARIANCES

July 17, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS

May 8, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

April 18, 2006 – FMVSS 108/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 21, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS

March 13, 2006 – FMVSS 108/HEADLAMP/AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR

April 15, 2004 – HONDA/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the 2003 Honda Accord warranty:

How Do You Find Out if Your 2003 Honda Is Still Under Warranty?

All factory warranties have long since expired on the 2003 Accord. The only coverage it might still have would be an extended warranty. You would need to contact your extended warranty provider with your car’s VIN and current mileage to determine if it is still covered or not.

What Didn’t a 2003 Honda Accord Warranty Cover?

At this time, the factory warranty covers nothing, as the car is too old. While the Honda factory warranty was comprehensive, it didn’t cover everything. It excluded regular wear and tear on parts, regular maintenance, damage caused by a collision, and damage caused by theft or vandalism.

Did the 2003 Honda Accord Have an Accessories Warranty?

The original Honda Accord’s factory warranty covered genuine Honda accessories for three years or 36,000 miles that were installed at the time of the original purchase. The warranty also covered accessories purchased through Honda but not installed.

Can I Get Roadside Assistance With a Honda Warranty?

Since 2015, Honda has included free roadside assistance with all vehicles for the first three years or 36,000 miles. However, Honda did not offer roadside assistance in 2003, so owners would have had to find alternate roadside assistance.

Were Brakes Covered Under a 2003 Honda Accord Factory Warranty?

Some brake components, such as pads and rotors, are considered wear items that need to be replaced as part of routine maintenance. These were not covered under the factory warranty. However, other parts like calipers, brake lines, and the master cylinder that are not wear items would have been covered under the basic warranty.

If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out the CARCHEX+FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage (and prevent costly repairs in the first place) is to follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Get the FIXD Sensor and free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, repair shop finder, and more!

Source:

owners.honda.com. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/Y0645.pdf.

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