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2009 Honda Element Warranty – Coverage & Details

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Learn the Answers to Your 2009 Honda Element Warranty Questions

The 2009 Honda Element came with a Factory Warranty when it was new. This warranty is sometimes called a Basic Warranty or a Manufacturer’s Warranty, but these names all refer to the same coverage. This coverage was only good for the first three years or 36,000 miles of ownership.

Have questions about the 2009 Honda Element Warranty? Keep reading because we’ve read the warranty manual and compiled handy answers.

We’ve put together this helpful guide that explains what the 2009 Honda Element warranty covered, what it didn’t, and what you can do for coverage now that the manufacturer’s warranties have expired.

 

Factory Warranty

The warranty for the 2009 Honda Element is a factory warranty that covers defects in manufacturing. Each system is covered under a specific type of warranty for a determined amount of time or mileage. Keep in mind that the warranty restrictions are listed in time and mileage and that the limitation is for whichever one comes first.

Example: If your vehicle reaches 60,000 miles before five years have passed, the coverage is still expired, even though you may still have time left on the five-year period because you’re over the mileage cap.

2007 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 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

5 years or 70,000 miles in some states

8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts

Total Unique Recalls:6

2009 Honda Element Basic Warranty

On the day the first owner took possession of your 2009 Honda Element, your New Vehicle Limited Warranty went into effect. This warranty was good for three years or 36,000 miles. It paid to replace or repair parts that were defective due to poor workmanship. This coverage is no longer valid. 

The warranty excluded the following expenses.

  • Repairing damaged window glass
  • Adding fluids that weren’t related to other warranty work
  • Replacing expendable parts such as

2009 Honda Element Powertrain Warranty

The powertrain components for your 2009 Honda Element had a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty that started the same day as the Basic Warranty. The powertrain warranty covered the repair or replacement of any defective parts of the powertrain caused by poor-quality materials or workmanship. 

This warranty is now expired, but when in effect, the powertrain warranty covered engine components including

  • Cylinder block and head
  • Intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Oil, water, and fuel pumps.
  • The transmission and transaxle
  • Front-wheel-drive system

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

For five years, with no mileage cap, the original owner of the 2009 Honda Element could take advantage of the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty. This coverage took care of replacing or repairing panels on the vehicle that rusted through completely. You can no longer use this warranty. 

Honda doesn’t pay for paint-matching services and would only paint the replaced panel, not the entire car. It did its best to closely match the paint job on your car. This warranty also didn’t pay to replace panels that rusted from:

  • Road debris
  • Road hazards
  • Corrosive gas
  • Industrial fallout
  • Misuse
  • Abuse
  • Immersion in water, sand, or mud

Air Conditioning Warranty

Your air conditioning system components were covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This warranty also paid for recharging the coolant for one year unless it was part of other warranty work. Because this warranty was only valid for three years or 36,000 miles, it’s no longer in effect.

Paint Warranty

The paint job for your 2009 Honda Element didn’t have warranty coverage. Honda doesn’t provide a warranty for anything related to the appearance of its vehicles. If there were flaws in the paint job or on the body of your SUV, they needed to be brought to the attention of the dealer immediately.

Battery Warranty

Beginning on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the battery in your 2009 Honda Element had replacement coverage for three years with no mileage limit. This coverage fully paid for diagnosis, labor, and installation as well. The battery warranty is expired now.

Tire Warranty

New car tires isolated on white background. Tyre service or shop advertising

A Tire Warranty isn’t provided by Honda specifically, but your original tires had a separate warranty from the manufacturer. If you think your tires may still have coverage from the warranty, contact your Honda dealer to get in touch with the manufacturer to find out. 

Your Element may have had tires from one of these manufacturers that Honda uses to provide tires for its vehicles:

Emissions Warranty

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Under the Federal Emissions Warranty, the emissions system components in your 2009 Honda Element had coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, except in California, where coverage lasted for three years or 50,000 miles. The warranty is expired. 

Some parts may have had additional coverage under other warranties, and the Clean Air Act required parts like the catalytic converter to have coverage for eight years or 80,000 miles. Even this additional coverage is expired at this point.

2009 Honda Element Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

The Honda Care plan is a warranty extension offered by Honda, and you had to purchase this plan before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired. If you had this plan, it extended coverage to eight years or 120,000 miles. An extended warranty is also expired.

2009 Honda Element Extended Warranty Available Now

Extended Warranty - policies that extend the warranty period of consumer durable goods beyond what is offered by the manufacturer, text concept on card

You no longer have warranty coverage for your 2009 Honda Element. Fortunately, there are several companies you can look into if you want to purchase an extended warranty from a third party. An extended warranty can give you financial relief if you need expensive repairs done to your SUV.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2009 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. There are five levels of coverage available, making it manageable for any budget. Call now for a free quote to learn more.

Recalls

Last updated on 12/12/2022. 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
  • January 9, 2018 – Passenger 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
  • September 5, 2012 – Accessory Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness

2009 Honda Element Warranty Booklet/Brochure

You can download the 2009 Honda Element warranty booklet for future reference to ensure you have all the information you need about the Element’s warranty coverage.

2009 Honda Element warranty booklet

Other Warranty Options for the 2009 Honda Element

Your Factory Warranty has expired, so you may be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. You should check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan. You can also get the FIXD Sensor and free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on the mileage of your 2009 Honda Element, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more! And remember, always follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule.

FAQs

Read the answers to some frequently asked questions people often have about the 2009 Honda Element warranty and its coverage:

Are the Seat Belts for the 2009 Honda Element Still Under Warranty?

If your 2009 Honda Element has less than 150,000 miles, then the Seat Belt Limited Warranty is still in effect. The seat belt warranty lasts for 15-years or 150,000-miles. It covers ineffective seat belts due to manufacturing defects but won’t replace seat belts for cosmetic or comfort reasons.

Do the Exhaust Components for the 2009 Honda Element Have a Warranty?

Original 2009 Honda Element exhaust components are covered under the Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty. This warranty pays to replace the muffler, A-pipe, and B-pipe if they’re defective. It won’t pay for the muffler accessories such as mounting hardware, clamps, or gaskets.

Will a Replacement Battery for the 2009 Honda Element Come With a Warranty?

A replacement battery for the 2009 Honda Element is covered under the Replacement Battery Limited Warranty. The warranty covers the full replacement cost for the first 36 months of the battery’s life. Reimbursement amounts decrease over time after 36 months, with no coverage after 100 months.

What Will Void a Honda Warranty?

A Honda warranty becomes void if you fail to properly maintain the vehicle. It’s important to only drive the vehicle as intended and to have it serviced regularly if you want to ensure coverage under warranty.

Conclusion: Can You Get an Extended Warranty Over 100,000 Miles?

Some third-party warranty providers offer policies for vehicles that have 100,000 miles or more on the odometer. These can help you keep your high-mileage vehicle on the road for years to come.

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 app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources

2009 Honda Warranty Booklet, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2008), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL38606.pdf

2009 Honda Element Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2009/HONDA/ELEMENT/4%252520DR/AWD%25252FFWD

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

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