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2003 Honda Pilot Warranty – All Coverage & Exceptions

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What’s Included in Your 2003 Honda Pilot Warranty?

Honda provides a factory warranty, also known as a manufacturer’s warranty, for all new vehicles, including the 2003 Honda Pilot. Automotive warranties can be confusing, which is why we’ve created this guide to help you determine if you still have coverage for your Pilot and if your warranty covers items like paint, tires, and batteries.

Please note that the warranty durations included in this guide are listed in time or mileage, whichever comes first. For example, a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty will expire in three years or when you hit 36,000 miles in less than three years. Here is a brief overview of Honda warranties:

2003 Honda Pilot Factory Warranty Coverage 
Basic Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty5 years and unlimited miles
Air Conditioning Warranty1 year and unlimited miles
Battery Warranty3 years and unlimited miles (5 years and unlimited miles for replacement batteries)
Emissions Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles (8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts) 
Total Unique Recalls14

Please read on for more details about each warranty. If you have additional questions, check out our FAQ section at the bottom.

Factory Warranty

2003 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot had a three-year, 36,000-mile Basic Warranty that covered repair and replacement for most components that were defective under normal use. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired.

This warranty started on the original date of delivery or leasing and did not cover the wear items or maintenance services. Additional exclusions applied to damage from everyday wear and tear, cleaning services, and most window glass damage.

2003 Honda Pilot Powertrain Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot’s original Factory Warranty covered the Pilot’s powertrain for three years or 36,000 miles. As of 2022, this coverage has now expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

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The 2003 Honda Pilot had a five-year unlimited mileage Corrosion Perforation Warranty that covered repair and replacement for any body panels rusted from the inside out. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot’s Manufacturer’s Warranty covered air conditioner refrigerant for one year with unlimited mileage. As of 2022, this coverage has now expired.

Paint Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot’s Factory Warranty did not cover paint. The Corrosion Perforation Warranty did not cover rust caused by paint damage from road debris. This warranty also excluded paint matching.

Battery Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot came had a three-year unlimited mileage Original Equipment Battery Warranty that covered the repair and replacement of the Pilot’s original battery if it was defective under normal use. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. The 2003 Pilot’s five-year unlimited mileage Replacement Battery Warranty has also expired, and this included a two-year full-replacement period followed by a prorated replacement for the subsequent three years.

Tire Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot’s Manufacturer’s Warranty did not cover the tires. The tires that came as original equipment on your Pilot are warranted by their manufacturer in a separate warranty statement provided by the dealership.

Emissions Warranty

The 2003 Honda Pilot had a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty that covered emissions components that were defective under normal use. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. Under the Clean Air Act, Honda was required to cover the Pilot’s catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. This coverage has also expired.

20003 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda dealerships offered Honda Care warranty extensions for the 2003 Honda Pilot if purchased before the original Factory Warranty expired. These extensions covered components like the engine, air conditioning, and electrical systems for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. While Honda Care plans are transferable to subsequent owners, the transfer period for the 2003 Honda Pilot has expired.

2003 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available

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Since the 2003 Honda Pilot’s Manufacturer’s Warranty has already expired, you can no longer purchase a Honda Care extension. However, third-party providers still offer warranty extensions. 

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2003 Honda Pilot, 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 11/18/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • June 15, 2015 – Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • November 4, 2014 – Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • June 20, 2014 – Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • December 11, 2012 – Ignition Interlock May Deform Allowing Rollaway
  • March 30, 2012 – Low Beam Headlight
  • February 5, 2008 – Aftermarket Hitch Style Bike Rack
  • April 15, 2004 – Honda/Automatic Transmission
  • August 28, 2002 – Honda/Timing Belt/Water Pump

2003 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure Booklet

For more information about Honda’s warranty programs, download a copy of the 2003 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure. Click here to view the 2003 Honda Pilot warranty brochure.

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about the 2003 Honda Pilot warranty:

Are the 2003 Honda Pilot’s Seat Belts Under Warranty?

The 2003 Honda Pilot’s seat belts are under warranty for the life of the vehicle. Honda will cover the repair and replacement of your Pilot’s seat belts if they are defective under normal use.

What Coverage Is Available for the 2003 Honda Pilot’s Accessories?

The 2003 Honda Pilot came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Accessory Limited Warranty. As of 2022, this warranty has now expired. If you purchase additional accessories for your Pilot from an authorized Honda dealership, Honda will provide a one-year, 12,000-mile warranty.

Does the 2003 Honda Pilot Have an IMA Warranty?

The 2003 Honda Pilot did not come with an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) Warranty. In 2003, Honda only offered an IMA Warranty for the Insight and Civic Hybrid models.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you better understand your 2003 Honda Pilot warranty. For more information about your 2003 Honda Pilot, check out our maintenance and insurance resources.

If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out 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 Warranties. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 4 June 2002, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/Y0645.pdf.

“Honda Extended Warranty: Coverage, Cost & Plans (2022).” Motor 1, 12 Oct. 2022, https://www.motor1.com/products-services/auto-warranty/honda-extended-warranty/.

“2003 Honda Pilot 4 DR.” NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2003/HONDA/PILOT/4%252520DR#recalls.   

Use this comprehensive 2003 Honda Pilot Warranty guide to determine if you still have warranty coverage and what parts your warranty covers.

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