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2010 Honda Accord Warranty – All Coverage & Exceptions

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All About Your 2010 Honda Accord Warranty

A 2010 Honda Accord came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Limited Warranty and extended powertrain coverage. However, given the vehicle’s age, all Manufacturer Warranty coverage has expired. An extended warranty could be in effect, or you could purchase one to maintain protection on the car. Learn more about the original Manufacturer Warranty, also known as the Factory Warranty, on the 2010 Honda Accord and what it covered.

2010 Honda Accord Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty
5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
5 years and unlimited miles
Air Conditioning Warranty
3 years or 36,000 miles
Paint Warranty
3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty
3 years
Emissions Warranty
5 years or 50,000 miles (7 years or 70,000 miles in California)
Total Unique Recalls
13

Factory Warranty

2010 Honda Accord Basic Warranty

The 2010 Honda Accord Basic Warranty covered the new vehicle for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever came first). The coverage period started when the owner took possession of the car and included the repair or replacement of defective parts. It has expired. 

The Basic Warranty, also referred to as the New Car Warranty, has limitations and exclusions. You can review what’s excluded in the owner’s manual, linked below. Some of the most common exclusions are normal maintenance, air conditioning refrigerant, parts designed to wear out, and tires.

2010 Honda Accord Powertrain Warranty

The 2010 Honda Accord had a five-year or 60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain, which included vital components such as the engine, axles, and transmission. This warranty has expired.

This warranty did not cover all powertrain components. For example, the spark plugs require replacement regularly, so they fall under the maintenance exclusion.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

A 2010 Honda Accord included a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that lasted five years with no mileage limit. This warranty is now expired.

The Rust Perforation Warranty covered any body panel that rusted from the inside out as the result of corrosion. However, rusted sections of the underbody or other vehicle components did not qualify for coverage. Rust caused by manufacturer or workmanship defects fell under this warranty, even if the corrosion did not go all the way through the body panel.

Air Conditioning Warranty

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The air conditioning system in a 2010 Honda Accord did not include a separate warranty, but it was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty that lasted three years or 36,000 miles. The refrigerant in the system qualified for coverage for the first year. 

If an Accord required new or replacement refrigerant after the first year, it was excluded unless part of a repair that qualified for warranty coverage.

Paint Warranty

The exterior paint didn’t have its own warranty but fell under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years/36,000 miles. 

Paint damage qualified for coverage during this period if its cause was a workmanship or material defect. Accidents or misuse of the vehicle causing paint issues weren’t covered, even during the three-year period or before the car reached 36,000 miles.

Battery Warranty

Honda offered a three-year warranty on the battery in the 2010 Accord. This coverage has expired.

If the battery experienced any manufacturer defects, Honda replaced or repaired it for free. All costs related to diagnosis, installation, and labor were included.

Tire Warranty

The manufacturer of the tires on a 2010 Honda Accord provides warranty coverage separately from Honda’s warranties. The original, factory-installed tires might have come from one of these brands:

  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Goodyear/Dunlop
  • Michelin
  • Yokohama

Emissions Warranty

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The 2010 Honda Accord included emissions-related defects and performance warranties that covered all components in the emissions system for three years or 36,000 miles in most states. California has more stringent emissions regulations, so cars sold and purchased there qualify for extended coverage that lasts seven years or 70,000 miles. 

Other states have adopted similar regulations, so the longer warranty also applied to Accord models in:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

In accordance with the Clean Air Act, Honda offered coverage for the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles.

2010 Honda Accord Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

When the 2010 Honda Accord was new, buyers could purchase an extended warranty plan called Honda Care.

Honda offered two levels of coverage: extended powertrain and bumper-to-bumper. Honda Care could extend protection for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. However, any plan purchased at the time of the sale has since expired.

2010 Honda Accord Extended Warranty Available Now

Although the 2010 Accord is no longer eligible for Honda Care, it might be eligible for an extended warranty through a third-party company.

When you want affordable extended warranty coverage that provides peace of mind, look into the FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. Your 2010 Honda Accord might qualify for one of the five available levels of coverage. We’ve partnered with CARCHEX, the industry leader in extended warranties, to cover everything from the engine and other powertrain elements to air conditioning and electrical systems. Best of all, the coverage is available for one low monthly fee with options to suit all budgets and needs. Contact us for a no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated on 11/16/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

The 2010 Honda Accord has had 13 recalls since its release:

  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • September 27, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • 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 May Rupture
  • May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • February 2, 2016 – Air Bag Control Unit Power Supply Corrosion
  • August 4, 2011 – Automatic Transmission Control Module Software
  • January 6, 2011 – Ignition Circuit Coupler Failure
  • December 16, 2010 – Front Suspension Damper Bolts and Spindle Nuts
  • November 18, 2009 – Nose Mask Accessory

2010 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure/Booklet

If you still have questions about what’s covered, check out the full factory warranty on the 2010 Honda Accord: 2010 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure.

FAQs

Review a few questions you might have about the 2010 Honda Accord warranty.

How long is Honda’s Factory Warranty?

All new Honda models included a three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. Both coverages for the 2010 Accord have since expired.

How long does the Honda Accord warranty last?

The 2010 Honda Accord included a three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty.

Can a Honda Accord warranty transfer to a second owner?

Yes, the 2010 Honda Accord Basic Warranty transferred to a second owner of the vehicle, as long as it was within the three-year/36,000-mile coverage period. However, the Rust Perforation Warranty did not transfer.

If you’re looking for added protection on your 2010 Honda Accord, explore the CARCHEX+FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. You can also reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by following the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Get automated maintenance alerts for your vehicle with the FIXD Sensor and app to stay on top of what your Accord needs.

Sources

Autobytel. 2010 Honda Accord Warranty, 2010. https://www.autobytel.com/honda/accord/2010/warranty/ Accessed 16 November 2022.

U.S. News & World Report. Should I Get an Extended Warranty? https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/advice/should-you-get-an-extended-warranty Accessed 16 November 2022.

Protect My Car. What Does Your Car’s Basic Warranty Cover? 2021. https://blog.protectmycar.com/what-does-your-cars-basic-warranty-cover Accessed 16 November 2022

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2010 Honda Warranty Booklet – U.S. (Unlinked), 2010. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL40976-41388_2010HondaWarrantyBasebook_US(reprint).pdf Accessed 16 November 2022.

Explore what was included in the 2010 Honda Accord warranty and how to extend the protection on your vehicle with coverage from a third-party provider.

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