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2005 Honda Element Warranty – Coverage & Recalls

NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS - July 3, 2016: Honda dealership sign
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An Owner’s Guide to the 2007 Honda Element Warranty

If you own a 2007 Honda Element, you may want to know what to expect from its warranty coverage. Because all Honda vehicles come with a Manufacturer’s Warranty, also known as a Factory or Basic Warranty, this SUV had extensive warranty coverage when it was new. Now that it’s showing its years, it can be helpful to review the warranty details so you know what to expect if your Element has any problems. In this guide, you’ll learn about the coverage you had and whether any coverage still remains on the 2007 Honda Element warranty.

2007 Honda Element Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles 
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years with no mileage limit 
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles 
Battery Warranty:3 years with no mileage limit
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles (Federal Emissions)
3 years or 50,000 miles (California Emissions)
8 years or 80,000 miles (Clean Air Act)
Total Unique Recalls:10

Note that all warranty periods are listed as both time and mileage, and the limitation will be for whichever comes first. This means that if you reach the 36,000-mile cap before the three-year period is over, the coverage period has still ended. For more information, you can find the answers to FAQs people commonly ask at the end of the article.

Factory Warranty

2005 Honda Element Basic Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty for the 2005 Honda Element started on the same day you took possession of the vehicle. It was good for three years or 36,000 miles and covered repair or replacement for parts that were defective because of poor workmanship. This coverage is expired. There were some limitations to this warranty coverage, and it wouldn’t pay for normal wear and tear or deterioration of any part. It also didn’t cover:

  • Adding fluids unless part of other warranty work
  • Cleaning or polishing the vehicle
  • Broken, chipped, or scratched window glass
  • Replacing parts that deteriorate over time, such as brake pads or spark plugs

2005 Honda Element Powertrain Warranty

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You didn’t have a separate warranty for the powertrain in your 2005 Honda Element. The parts of this system were covered under either the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or the Federal Emissions Warranty, which are both expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

A Rust Perforation Limited Warranty started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It covered the replacement or repair of panels that completely rusted through on your 2005 Element. This coverage lasted for five years and there was no mileage limit, but the coverage is now expired. It would have paid the cost to repair or replace the damaged panels, but the coverage didn’t pay for rust on underbody panels. Other exclusions included:

  • Rust caused by immersion of panels in mud, sand, or water
  • Rust caused by corrosive gas or industrial fallout
  • Rust from damage caused by road debris and hazards
  • Rust due to misuse or abuse of the panels

Honda also didn’t pay for paint-matching services after repairing or replacing rusted panels.

Air Conditioning Warranty

All parts of the air conditioning system in your 2005 Honda Element were covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This warranty also covered air conditioner refrigerant recharging for the first year of ownership. This coverage has expired. 

Paint Warranty

Your 2005 Honda Element warranty didn’t cover the paint job. Defects in the appearance of your vehicle should have been taken care of before you took possession of it or immediately afterward. Honda doesn’t provide a warranty for appearance-related defects.

Battery Warranty

The battery in your 2005 Honda Element came with a three-year warranty and had no mileage cap. It paid for the battery as well as any labor and installation costs. The Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and is no longer valid.

Tire Warranty

No matter the original equipment tires that came on your 2005 Honda Element, they were warrantied by their manufacturer. You could find a warranty statement for your tires in the glove box. It’s unlikely that your tires are still under warranty. You can contact your Honda dealer or the manufacturer if you need help to determine whether you still have coverage for the tires that came on your 2005 Element.

Emissions Warranty

Starting on the same day as the Basic Warranty, your Federal Emissions Warranty went into effect. This coverage lasted for three years or 36,000 miles, except in California and other select states, where coverage was good for three years or 50,000 miles under the California Emissions Warranty. Some parts were eligible for extended coverage. Even the parts of the emissions system that may have had extra coverage for up to eight years or 80,000 miles under the Clean Air Act will no longer have warranty coverage for the 2005 Honda Element.

2005 Honda Element Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Every new Honda vehicle has the option of adding a Honda Care plan that extends warranty coverage. With this plan, you can get coverage that lasts for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. You must purchase this coverage before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. This means your 2005 Honda Element is no longer eligible for a Honda Care plan.

2005 Honda Element Extended Warranty Available Now

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Since your New Vehicle Limited Warranty is no longer valid, you may want to consider purchasing an extended warranty from a reputable third-party provider. This coverage can help you pay for expensive repairs that can occur as your vehicle ages.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2005 Honda Element, 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. You can choose from five levels of coverage that are designed to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote to find out if this warranty is right for you.

Recalls

Last updated on 12/12/2022. 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
  • January 10, 2017 -Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • August 4, 2011 – Automatic Transmission Control Module Software
  • May 11, 2009 – FMVSS 108/ Replacement headlamps/Amber Reflector
  • April 7, 2009 – FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps
  • May 16, 2005 – Dealer Accessory Trailer Harness Kit

2005 Honda Element Warranty Booklet/Brochure

When you download a copy of the 2005 Honda Element warranty booklet, you’ll have the information you need to understand the details of this document readily available.

2005 Honda Element warranty brochure

FAQs

Below you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions people have about the 2005 Honda Element warranty and its coverage:

Do the Accessories on the 2005 Honda Element Have a Warranty?

If your 2005 Honda Element came with factory-installed accessories, they were under warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. So they’ll no longer have any coverage. Accessories installed by a Honda dealer after you own the vehicle were covered for the time remaining on the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or for one year from the date they were installed. If you had the accessory installed somewhere other than a Honda dealer, they came with a one-year warranty.

Are Replacement Parts for the 2005 Honda Element Covered Under Warranty?

Replacement parts installed on your 2005 Honda Element by a Honda dealer have a one-year, 12,000-mile warranty period. If you purchase your parts from a Honda dealer but have them installed elsewhere, they’re covered for one year. If you get remanufactured parts installed on your Element by a Honda dealer, they come with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. They cover these parts for only three years, and not 36,000 miles, if you have them installed from anyone other than a Honda dealer.

Does a Replacement Battery for the 2005 Honda Warranty Come With a Warranty?

Honda will pay to replace the battery in your 2005 Honda Element, and then they cover the replacement battery for five years. The Replacement Battery Limited Warranty fully pays for a replacement battery for the first two years if it fails, but for the remaining three years, you receive a credit for the cost to replace the battery. For months 25 to 36, they pay 60% of the replacement cost, and for months 37 to 48, they pay 40%. The last months of the warranty will pay only 20%, so you would have to cover any remaining fees yourself.

Will the 2005 Honda Element Muffler Be Covered By the Warranty?

For as long as you own your 2005 Honda Element, the muffler is covered under warranty. If it fails due to a defect in workmanship, Honda will pay to repair or replace it. However, this warranty doesn’t cover the costs associated with repairing or replacing other parts of the exhaust system, such as gaskets or clamps, or the costs of labor for repairing any other parts that need to be repaired or replaced to fix the muffler properly.

Your factory warranty has expired, so you might be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. If you are, be sure to check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan. Keep in mind that the best way to ensure warranty coverage and prevent costly repairs altogether is to always follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Consider getting the FIXD Sensor and free app today so you can receive automated maintenance alerts for your 2005 Honda Element based on its mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

Frequent Questions Related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, EPA, (2022), Retrieved on Dec. 12, 2022, https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer.

2005 Honda Warranty Booklet, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2004), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/awl26998.pdf

2005 Honda Element Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2005/HONDA/ELEMENT/4%252520DR#recalls

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