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2003 Honda Odyssey Warranty – All Coverage & Exceptions

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All About Your 2003 Honda Odyssey Warranty

When new, the 2003 Honda Odyssey included an extensive Factory or Manufacturer’s Warranty that covered its key components. All warranty coverage on this model has expired, but below we cover the details of what it included and how to extend protection with a third-party warranty.

2003 Honda Odyssey Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:
3 years or 36,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:
5 years with no mileage limit
Battery Warranty:
3 years with no mileage limit
Emissions Warranty:
3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls:
4

All warranties outlined include time and mileage durations, and the coverage ended on whichever milestone occurred first. If you have more questions about the 2003 Honda Odyssey warranty, review the FAQ section at the bottom of the article.

Factory Warranty

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2003 Honda Odyssey Basic Warranty

The 2003 Honda Odyssey included a New Vehicle Limited Warranty with coverage that lasted for three years or 36,000 miles. This Basic Warranty covered most components except the tires, battery, and glass. This warranty has expired.

The warranty period began on the lease or delivery date and covered any defective parts in workmanship or material.

2003 Honda Odyssey Powertrain Warranty

The 2003 Honda Odyssey did not have a specific powertrain warranty, but the New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the engine and cylinder head, transmission, and other key powertrain components for three years or 36,000 miles. This coverage has expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2003 Honda Odyssey included a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that lasted for five years with unlimited miles. It covered body panels that experienced corrosion, causing them to rust from the inside out. This warranty has expired.

The Corrosion Perforation Warranty only applied to the original owner of the Honda Odyssey. Honda also imposed the following exclusions:

  • Rust caused by immersion of the body panel in water, sand, or mud
  • Lack of maintenance, abuse, or misuse
  • Surface rust on the underbody or any other components (only panels qualified for coverage)
  • Paint matching
  • Rust caused by debris, stones, and other road hazards

Air Conditioning Warranty

The air conditioning system on the 2003 Honda Odyssey qualified for coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles, with no separate warranty in place. This warranty has expired.

The air conditioning system’s refrigerant was excluded from coverage after the first year, unless replacing it was necessary as part of a warranty repair service.

Paint Warranty

Only workmanship and material defects in the exterior paint qualified for coverage under the 2003 Honda Odyssey New Vehicle Limited Warranty. However, that warranty has expired.

Cosmetic issues with the paint didn’t qualify for coverage, but any damage that occurred during transport was typically resolved by the dealership prior to delivery.

Battery Warranty

The original battery included on the 2003 Honda Odyssey was covered under the Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty, which started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and lasted for three years with no mileage limit. This warranty has expired.

While this warranty was active, Honda would have replaced a defective battery for the first two years at no cost to you, including labor and installation. For the final year of the warranty, you would have gotten a 50% credit toward your new battery purchase.

Tire Warranty

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The 2003 Honda Odyssey’s factory-installed tires qualified for warranty coverage from the tire manufacturer, not from Honda. It is unlikely that any 20-year-old car still has its original tires, and if it does, the tires should be replaced.

Honda installed tires from the following manufacturers on the Odyssey:

Emissions Warranty

The 2003 Honda Odyssey included Federal Emissions-Related Defects and Emissions Performance Warranties, which covered all components related to the emissions system for three years or 36,000 miles. Vehicles sold in California and states that follow their stricter emission standards were covered for three years or 50,000 miles, with some parts covered for seven years or 70,000 miles. These states include California, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Additionally, the Clean Air Act requires coverage on the engine computer, onboard diagnostics, and catalytic converter for eight years or 80,000 miles. All of this coverage has now expired.

The following components and systems qualified for coverage under the Federal Emissions-Related Defects and Emissions Performance Warranties:

  • Catalytic converter
  • Engine computer
  • OBD system
  • Crankcase control system
  • Valve control system
  • Exhaust system
  • Transmission control system
  • Ignition system
  • Evaporative and refueling emissions control systems
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system
  • Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system
  • Fuel injection system
  • Intake air system

2003 Honda Odyssey Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

While covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, a new or pre-owned Honda Odyssey was eligible for Honda Care, the manufacturer’s extended warranty plan. The coverage levels varied, with options lasting for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. This extended warranty has expired.

2003 Honda Odyssey Extended Warranty Available Now

Since the 2003 Honda Odyssey has no remaining warranty coverage, you may want to consider a third-party extended warranty for added protection on repairs or other issues.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2003 Honda Odyssey, 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 five levels of coverage available to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated on 12/08/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls. 

  • 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
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • September 4, 2015 – Vehicles were Built with Incorrect Air Bags
  • June 15, 2015 – Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • January 28, 2015 – Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment
  • November 4, 2014 – Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • June 20, 2014 – Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • September 19, 2013 – Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment
  • December 11, 2012 – Ignition Interlock may Deform Allowing Rollaway
  • April 15, 2004 – HONDA/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • January 16, 2003 – HONDA/FUEL TANK LEAKAGE

2003 Honda Odyssey Warranty Brochure/Brooklet

Review the 2003 Honda Odyssey warranty booklet for specific details about coverage. Click here to download the 2003 Honda Odyssey warranty brochure.

FAQ

Review some frequently asked questions to find answers to questions you might have about your 2003 Honda Odyssey’s warranty:

Is There an Accessory Warranty?

Any accessories installed by a qualified Honda dealer on a 2003 Honda Odyssey qualify for an Accessory Limited Warranty. For accessories installed before you purchased your car, they would have been covered under the warranty for three years or 36,000 miles from the date of installation. This has since expired. For accessories installed by the dealer after you’ve purchased your car, the warranty begins on the date the accessory is installed and lasts for one year or 12,000 miles.

Do Replacement Batteries Include Separate Warranty Coverage?

A battery purchased from and installed by an authorized Honda dealer qualified for a Replacement Battery Limited Warranty, which covered the battery for five years. The battery was replaced at no cost for the first two years, and for the other three years, you received a 50% credit toward the purchase of your replacement battery.

Does the 2003 Honda Odyssey Include a Seat Belt Warranty?

The seat belts in the 2003 Honda Odyssey are covered under the Seat Belt Limited Warranty for the useful life of the vehicle if they stop functioning properly. This coverage does not apply for comfort or cosmetic purposes or if the failure is caused by misuse, alteration, abuse, or damage due to a collision.

Now that your Factory Warranty has expired, you might be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Protect yourself from costly repairs on your 2003 Honda Odyssey with an extended warranty like the  FIXD+CARCHEX 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!

Sources:

2003 Honda Warranty Basebook [PDF]. (2003). American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/Y0645.pdf

Autobytel. 2003 Honda Ridgeline Warranty, 2003. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://www.autobytel.com/honda/odyssey/2003/warranty/

Carchex. What’s Included in a Honda Warranty (2022). Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://www.carchex.com/content/honda-warranty/

United States Department of Transportation. Safety Issues & Recalls, 2022. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

Since the Basic Warranty coverage has expired on your 2003 Honda Odyssey, learn why it’s worth looking into an extended warranty to protect your investment.

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