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2009 Honda Pilot Warranty: What’s Covered & What’s Not

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What Your 2009 Honda Pilot Warranty Covers

The 2009 Honda Pilot’s Factory Warranty, also called the Manufacturer’s Warranty, covered quite a bit of the vehicle’s general maintenance, but the standard warranties have all since expired. By learning about the warranty coverage, you can not only learn what would’ve been covered when the 2009 Pilot was new but also the benefit of opting for extended warranties now to increase the life span of the ever-enduring Pilot even further.

The details of warranty coverage vary based on the vehicle and model year, so it’s important to get a full understanding of all the different coverages. For example, the air conditioning, emissions, batteries, and tires are often covered differently. These coverages are expressed in terms of years and miles, with the warranty expiring based on whichever comes first. For example, if your vehicle has three-year, 36,000-mile coverage, it will expire based on which milestone occurs first.

Read on to get a better idea of exactly what the warranty on the 2009 Pilot covered, and explore the FAQs at the end if you have additional questions.

2009 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 with unlimited miles
Battery Warranty:3 years with unlimited miles
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls:2

Factory Warranty

The 2009 Pilot’s Factory Warranty was the warranty that Honda offered with every new purchase of the vehicle. Given that these new purchases could’ve only happened more than a decade ago, the warranty has since expired. Here are the details of what it covered.

2009 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty

With the 2009 Honda Pilot’s Basic Warranty, also called the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the vehicle had coverage for three years or 36,000 miles. Essentially, just about anything that had a fault due to a defect or manufacturing error was covered by this warranty. This warranty has now expired. Some of the parts may have had additional coverage, such as the powertrain, but the Basic Warranty covered just about everything except for normal wear and tear, cleaning, the emissions system, and fluids unless they were part of another covered repair.

2009 Honda Pilot Powertrain Warranty

The Powertrain Warranty for the 2009 Pilot lasted for five years or 60,000 miles and is now expired. It specifically covered the engine, transmission, transaxle, and drivetrain for both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles. Note that this coverage only applied if the vehicle was operated properly throughout its life. Plus, the parts that came with any powertrain repairs were covered for the same length as the powertrain itself.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

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Corrosion perforation was warranted under the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty for five years with no mileage limit. It only covered body panels that had rusted all the way through, not surface rust or paint bubbling. This warranty has now expired.

Any body panels that were replaced were only protected for the duration of this warranty. For example, if you got a body panel replaced under this warranty three years into owning the vehicle, the replaced panel would only have had two years of coverage. Considering that this warranty has expired, replaced panels are no longer protected against corrosion perforation.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The air conditioning in the 2009 Pilot was included as part of the Basic Warranty lasting for three years or 36,000 miles. When it comes to the air conditioning refrigerant, however, coverage only lasted for the first year. After that, it was only covered as part of another warranty repair. Given that both warranties have since expired, a 2009 Pilot today wouldn’t be covered for any aspect of its air conditioning from the factory warranty.

Paint Warranty

There was no specific paint warranty for the 2009 Pilot. If there were any paint defects from factory error, you should have addressed them right after purchasing the vehicle. If your paint gets damaged because of an accident or misuse, you’ll have to cover the damage on your own.

Battery Warranty

The Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty lasted for three years with unlimited miles. This has now expired. It covered any defects or premature failures of the battery that came with the car, regardless of mileage.

Tire Warranty

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Tires are covered under different warranties from the rest of the vehicle, as their warranties are issued by the tire manufacturer rather than Honda. The 2009 Pilot could have been equipped with a variety of different tires, so you’ll have to contact the tire manufacturer for details. Any tire manufacturer warranty has likely expired by now. Few 2009 Pilots will still have their original tires at this point, as well.

Emissions Warranty

The 2009 Pilot was covered under the Federal Emissions Warranty, which lasted for three years or 36,000 miles. If you lived in California or certain other states, it would have been covered under the California Emissions Warranty instead, which lasted three years or 50,000 miles. Some components were covered for up to seven years or 70,000 miles. Both warranties have expired by now, but they covered any emissions equipment that malfunctioned due to a defect. The Clean Air Act requires Honda to cover the engine computer, onboard diagnostics, and catalytic converter for eight years or 80,000 miles, which has already expired as well.

2009 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Some dealers offered extended warranties for the 2009 Pilot at the time of purchase, such as the Honda Care plan. To get this extended warranty, you would have needed to purchase it before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired, so it is no longer available.

2009 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available Now

Having a 2009 Honda Pilot these days means that all the original warranties and even most extended warranties from the moment of purchase have since expired. Fortunately, there are ways you can get some extra protection to drive with more peace of mind.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2009 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 the 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 on 11/18/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • January 9, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • January 18, 2013 – Driver’s Air Bag Module May Be Missing Rivets
  • September 9, 2011 – Seatbelt Stitching

2009 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure/Booklet

To see the specific details of the 2009 Pilot warranty, the best source is the warranty booklet that came with the car. Click here to download the online warranty booklet for the 2009 Honda Pilot.

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2009 Honda Pilot warranty:

What Is the Seat Belt Warranty?

The seat belts in the 2009 Pilot are covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles. That means this warranty is potentially still valid for your vehicle even if you bought it new. Just note that seat belt replacement or repair has to be due to function, as changes for cosmetics or comfort are not covered.

Are Accessories Covered?

The Accessory Limited Warranty lasts the same amount of time as the Factory Warranty, offering coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, and that’s for accessories that were installed before the date of sale. After the retail sale, accessories installed by a Honda dealer are either covered for a year or 12,000 miles.

What’s the Warranty for Replacement Parts?

Replacement parts are covered for a year or 12,000 miles if they’re installed by a Honda dealer, while other parts are covered for one year from the date of purchase as long as they’re purchased from, but not necessarily installed by, a Honda dealer. Remanufactured parts, on the other hand, are covered for three years or 36,000 miles from the date of installation.

What Is Proper Operation?

Proper operation is a requirement for a lot of the warranty conditions, and it specifically means that you operated the vehicle within normal expected limits and got the necessary maintenance on time. While failing to abide by these guidelines doesn’t necessarily bar you from a warranty claim for a defective part of the Pilot, you will not be able to take advantage of a warranty for a fault directly caused by your negligence or misuse.

Given how old the 2009 Honda Pilot is, the Factory Warranty is long gone for most aspects of the vehicle, except for certain parts like seat belts. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for no coverage, as there are options for purchasing an extended warranty even after all the years since the 2009 Pilot was new.

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, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

“2009 HONDA PILOT 4 DR AWD.” NHTSA, www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2009/HONDA/PILOT/4%2520DR/AWD%252FFWD.

Honda Warranty Handbook. owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL38606.pdf.NHTSA.gov

Learn about the 2009 Honda Pilot warranty coverage options and discover how you can take advantage of extended warranty protections even after a decade.

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