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2006 Honda Pilot Warranty: What Is and Isn’t Covered

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What Your 2006 Honda Pilot Warranty Covers

The 2006 Honda Pilot warranty is comprehensive, though most of it has expired by 2022. Still, it’s important to understand the limits of its coverage exactly to know what aspects of your 2006 Pilot would benefit from coverage. When you have warranty coverage, the cost of getting covered repairs falls on the warranty provider rather than your own pocket. While the Factory Warranty, also called the Manufacturer’s Warranty, is long gone for the most part, extended warranties tend to work a bit differently.

Discover your warranty coverage for your 2006 Pilot with a comprehensive look into all the standard warranty options for the vehicle and opportunities for extended warranties that can offer coverage to this day. Remember that warranty limits are expressed in terms of time and mileage, such as three years or 36,000 miles, and the warranty will expire based on whichever of those thresholds your vehicle meets first.

The original Factory Warranty coverage for your 2006 Pilot was expansive, and you can view the basics in this convenient table:

2006 Honda Pilot Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 Years or 36,000 Miles
Powertrain Warranty:5 Years or 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 Years and Unlimited Miles
Battery Warranty3 Years and Unlimited Miles
Emissions Warranty:3 Years or 36,000 Miles
3 Years or 50,000 Miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls:4

Factory Warranty

2006 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty

The 2006 Pilot’s Basic Warranty, also called the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covered most aspects of the vehicle and was good for three years or 36,000 miles, depending on which limit you reached first. It has since expired. While additional warranties covered many parts of the vehicle, this is the primary warranty covering most aspects of the Pilot upon a new purchase.

2006 Honda Pilot Powertrain Warranty

With the Powertrain Limited Warranty, you had protection for the engine, the drivetrain system, and the transmission for five years or 60,000 miles. Note that this warranty applied whether your Pilot was front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The warranty is currently expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

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The Pilot’s 2006 Corrosion or Rust Perforation Limited Warranty lasted for five years with no limit on mileage, and it only applied to body panels that rusted all the way through from the inside out. It has since expired. If you got a body panel replaced in the past using this warranty, the counter doesn’t reset for the new panel. It’s still subject to the original limit on the corrosion perforation warranty.

Air Conditioning Warranty

While there was no specific air conditioning warranty for the 2006 Pilot, the air conditioning refrigerant charge was covered under the factory warranty for the first year. After that year, if a recharge was needed, it would not be enough for warranty coverage unless it was recharged as a part of another repair covered by warranty. The factory warranty covered the rest of the air conditioning system.

Paint Warranty

Similar to the AC, there’s no specific paint warranty for the 2006 Pilot. 

Instead, it’s loosely a part of the basic warranty, though it only applies to defects due to manufacturer error. If you suffered damage to the paint in an accident, that was not covered under warranty.

Battery Warranty

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The Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty for the 2006 Pilot provided full coverage for replacing the battery that came with the car for the first three years with no mileage limit. This has now expired.

Tire Warranty

Tires on the 2006 Pilot are covered separately from the rest of the vehicle, with the tire’s manufacturer issuing the warranty rather than Honda itself. Because of this, you’ll need to contact the tire manufacturer for data about your tire warranties. Your local Honda dealer, however, can point you in the right direction.

Emissions Warranty

The Emissions Warranty for your 2006 Pilot varied based on where you were located. In most of the US, this warranty was good for three years or 36,000 miles. If you were in California and other states that adopted their policies, the warranty limit was three years or 50,000 miles. Either way, this coverage has expired. The Clean Air Act requires the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics to be covered by warranty for eight years or 80,000 miles, but that would’ve already passed for a 2006 Pilot as well.

2006 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Upon purchasing the 2006 Pilot, there was often an option for an extended warranty to push coverage to something closer to five or six years. Still, even that would’ve expired by now.

2006 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available Now

Just because the 2006 Pilot is an old vehicle doesn’t mean you can’t still get warranty coverage. The Factory Warranty is long gone, but extended warranties available now can offer the coverage you need to drive with peace of mind. Fortunately, there’s a source of coverage you can count on.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2006 Honda Pilot, check out the FIXD+CARCHEX 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 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 11/18/2022. 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
  • 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
  • February 5, 2008 – Aftermarket Hitch Style Bike Rack
  • July 26, 2006 – Owner’s Manual Hotline Information Incorrect

2006 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure/Booklet

To get a better idea of all the details of your warranty, you can download the 2006 Honda Pilot warranty booklet provided by the manufacturer.

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2006 Honda Pilot warranty:

What’s the Warranty on the Seat Belts?

The Seat Belt Limited Warranty is valid for the usual life of the vehicle. That includes all parts and labor charges. Just note that it’s limited to repairs and replacements for the sake of function. Cosmetic or comfort changes are not covered. Plus, any seat belt repair or replacement must be due to usual wear and tear rather than the result of an accident or misuse.

Is There a Warranty for Replacement Parts?

Replacement parts from a Honda dealer today will be covered by a warranty for one year or 12,000 miles. If they’re remanufactured parts, that increases to three years or 36,000 miles. The counter for these parts begins after the part is installed by a Honda dealer.

Is Towing Covered?

For the most part, a 2006 Pilot would not have towing covered. When your warranty for parts that would make the vehicle unable to be driven was active, towing was paid for by the Honda dealership, but those warranties would have since expired. Still, if you find something that’s covered under warranty causing your car to be immobile, Honda will have someone tow it to a dealer at no charge.

What Is Considered Proper Operation?

Several warranty requirements stated that they’re only valid if you maintained the Pilot using proper operational standards. Essentially, that means that you have provided your Pilot with proper maintenance, driven it regularly, and kept it within normal road speeds throughout its lifetime. Failing to maintain proper operation won’t necessarily void the warranty, but if the problem develops due to improper operation, that would not be covered.

While much of the 2006 Honda Pilot warranty has since expired, it’s important to understand the coverage you once had to give you an idea of what you should get covered now. Fortunately, there is a source to get an extended warranty on a 2006 Pilot that lets you drive with peace of mind.

If your factory warranty has expired and you want to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, 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: 

“2006 HONDA PILOT 4 DR AWD.” NHTSA, www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2006/HONDA/PILOT/4%2520DR/AWD%252FFWD.

Honda Warranty Handbook. owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL33423.pdf.

Learn all about the 2006 Honda Pilot warranty and discover how this mostly expired warranty coverage can inspire a new warranty today.

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