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2006 Honda Element Warranty: What’s Covered and What’s Not

VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 13, 2022: Honda is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturer of automobiles
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What Your 2006 Honda Element Warranty Covers

The 2006 Honda Element’s warranties have expired. When new, the basic warranty was good for 3 years or 36,000 miles. The longest-lasting warranty terms called Honda Care Extended Service Contracts would have lasted up to 8 years or 120,000 miles. 

Would you like to know the difference between a Basic, Factory, Manufacturer’s, Bumper-to-Bumper, or New Vehicle Limited Warranty? Keep reading to get that sorted! Do you wonder if you have specific warranties for the seat belt, air conditioner, or battery? We’ll help you figure that out.

Have you asked yourself how long the powertrain warranty is and what it covers? We’ll let you know. At the bottom of this article, you can look through the FAQs section to read about questions other 2006 Honda Element owners may ask.

Factory Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element included warranties on various components. Each system or component covered by warranty had a specified coverage period or distance and limited application. We’ll look at each warranty more closely.

2006 Honda Element Factory Warranty Coverage:
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years with unlimited mileage
Battery Warranty:3 years with unlimited mileage
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles 
3 years or 50,000 in some states
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
Total Unique Recalls: 8

2006 Honda Element Basic Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element had a three-year or 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty that has expired for the 2006 Element. Often called a bumper-to-bumper warranty, this warranty covered the costs of repairs and replacement parts for most of the Element’s parts, components, and systems.

Honda only covered repairs and parts that were bad or broken due to defects in materials or poor workmanship. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not have coverage due to normal wear and tear or if the parts were misused or altered.

2006 Honda Element Powertrain Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element came with a Powertrain Limited Warranty valid for five years or 60,000 miles. This warranty has expired. The Powertrain Limited Warranty would have covered the cost to make repairs and replace parts of the powertrain systems due to defects in the material or poor workmanship.

Under this warranty, Honda would have fixed parts in the following systems or components:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Transaxle
  • Front-wheel-drive system.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element had a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty of five years with unlimited mileage which has expired for your 2006 Element. You may hear this warranty referred to as a Corrosion Perforation Warranty.

When this warranty was valid, Honda would have paid for repairs or replacement body panels damaged by rust from the inside. The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty did not cover rust damage on the underbody of the Element or damage caused by the vehicle’s immersion in sand, water, or mud.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Driver hand tuning air ventilation grille, fresh air is coming out

The 2006 Honda Element didn’t come with a specific air conditioning warranty. Honda would have made repairs or replaced parts for the air conditioning system under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of three years or 36,000 miles. This factory warranty covering the air conditioning system has expired.

Paint Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element does not have a specific paint warranty. It was important for original buyers to contact their Honda dealership about repairs to the paint right away if they felt the damage was due to poor workmanship or defects in the paint material.

Battery Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element had an Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty of three years with unlimited mileage, which is now expired. Honda would have replaced the original equipment battery at no cost if it was defective or improperly installed.

Once this battery warranty expired, your 2006 Element had a Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty of 100 months. This warranty is also expired. You can read more about the latter warranty in the FAQs section below.

Tire Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element does not have a tire warranty. The tires that originally came with your 2006 Element are warranted by the tire manufacturer. Each manufacturer will have specific mileage or time frames for their tire warranty.

You can find contact information for your tire manufacturer in the tire warranty section of the warranty brochure or by contacting your Honda dealership.

Emissions Warranty

The 2006 Honda Element had a three-year or 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty that is now expired. When this warranty was valid, it covered repairs or replacement parts for several emissions systems damaged or broken by defects in materials or poor workmanship.

In addition, your 2006 Element had an eight-year or 80,000-mile warranty required under the Clean Air Act’s standards. This has also expired.

2006 Honda Element Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

When the New Vehicle Limited Warranty was valid, you had the option to purchase an extended warranty called Honda Care Extended Service Contracts. This warranty would have given you eight years or 120,000 miles of coverage, but it’s no longer valid for your 2006 Honda Element.

2006 Honda Element Extended Warranty Available Now

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The New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired for your 2006 Honda Element. In addition, any extended warranties through Honda are expired as well. However, you can still get top-notch vehicle protection plans from reputable third-party sources to help offset the cost of repairs or replacement parts.

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.

Recalls

Last updated on 12/13/2022. 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
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 –  Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver’s 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
  • June 26, 2006 – Owner’s Manual Hotline Information Incorrect

2006 Honda Element Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Learn more about the 2006 Honda Element’s warranties by downloading the 2006 Honda Element warranty brochure.

2006 Honda Element warranty brochure

FAQs

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2006 Honda Element warranty.

Does My 2006 Honda Element Have Any Warranties That Aren’t Expired?

The Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty lasts the life of the 2006 Element as long as the owner bought the replacement muffler from an authorized Honda dealer and the purchaser still owns the vehicle.

I’ve Heard That Honda Has a Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty. Is This Warranty Still Valid for My 2006 Element?

Honda does have a Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty good for eight years and four months. This warranty has expired for your 2006 Element. Under this warranty, Honda would have given you credit toward a replacement battery based on how many months old the battery was.

Do I Have a Seat Belt Warranty for My 2006 Honda Element?

Honda covers the cost of repairs and replacement parts of the seat belt components if they fail to function due to defects or poor workmanship. This warranty lasts for the useful lifetime of your 2006 Honda Element. It does not cover cosmetic or comfort of the seatbelt, nor does it cover misuse.

What’s the Best Way to Find Details About My 2006 Honda Element?

You can find all the details when you review the 2006 Honda warranty brochure. You can also look up your specific 2006 Element on the Honda website. Another option is to contact your local Honda Dealership and provide them with the year, make, model, and VIN for your Honda.

Do I Still Need Quality Car Insurance for My 2006 Honda Element?

Absolutely, you do need car insurance. Even though your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired after three years or 36,000 miles, you still need quality auto insurance. We recommend having full coverage including liability insurance, collision insurance, and comprehensive auto insurance.

2006 Honda Element Warranty Conclusion

While most of the 2006 Honda Element’s warranties have expired, you may still have coverage for some parts. Understanding your warranty protection can slash your repair bills. 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 app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

2006 Honda Warranty Basebook [PDF]. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Retrieved December 13, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL33423.pdf

Frequent Questions related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved December 13, 2022, from https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation

Honda Care. Honda Financial Services. Retrieved December 13, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/vehicles/care

2006 Honda Warranty Information. Honda Media Newsroom. September 1, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2022, from https://hondanews.com/en-US/honda-automobiles/releases/release-5d6244d436d3af06f2c0dc004c34c042-2006-honda-warranty-information

VIN Decoder. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Retrieved December 13, 2022, from https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/

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