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2010 Honda CR-Z Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Not

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What’s Included in Your 2010 Honda CR-Z Warranty?

Your 2010 CR-Z came with a Factory Warranty (also called a Manufacturer’s Warranty) that protected many of the vehicle’s components. If your car is experiencing mechanical issues, you’re probably wondering if it’s still under warranty. Use our guide to save time combing the internet for answers. We’ll help you figure out what coverage, if any, you still have and what to do if your coverage has expired.

2010 Honda CR-Z 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 limits
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:3 years with no mileage limits
Tire Warranty:See original manufacturer
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles (or longer)
Total Unique Recalls: 0

We’ve also included a Q&A section at the bottom of this guide. With it, you’ll learn the answers to some common questions Honda owners ask our automotive experts. But first, let’s review what your 2010 Honda CR-Z warranty covered, what it didn’t, and what’s still protected today.

Factory Warranty

2010 Honda CR-Z Basic Warranty

With the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Honda would have repaired or replaced any defective part on your 2010 CR-Z for three years or 36,000 miles for free. Unfortunately, this warranty is expired.

This Factory Warranty didn’t cover every component of your CR-Z. A separate warranty might have covered some parts and systems. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty’s exclusions included:

  • Normal wear and tear
  • Cleaning the interior
  • Polishing exterior surfaces
  • Adding fluids (unless part of a covered repair)
  • Broken window glass
  • Cosmetic flaws
  • Damage to the body or paint
  • Routine maintenance items

2010 Honda CR-Z Powertrain Warranty

Your 2010 CR-Z’s powertrain was covered for five years or 60,000 miles. Honda would have repaired or replaced the engine, transmission, transaxle, and drive system if the components failed because of a manufacturing defect. This warranty is also expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Fragment of a car with rust. The car body element is corroded. Concept: corrosion resistance, car body repair, rust protection.

Honda offers a five-year Rust Perforation Limited Warranty. This protection comes without mileage limits. However, this coverage has also expired for your 2010 CR-Z.

With this corrosion protection policy, Honda would have replaced or repaired any body panels that were perforated by rust from the inside out. This nontransferable coverage also extended to previously serviced panels as long as they were fixed during the original five-year policy.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Your 2010 Honda CR-Z’s air conditioning system was warrantied for three years or 36,000 miles. The refrigerant was also covered for two years or 24,000 miles, unless filling it was necessary as part of another warrantied repair. This coverage is now expired.

Paint Warranty

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Honda doesn’t offer a paint warranty on any of its vehicles, including the 2010 Honda CR-Z. Repairing cosmetic flaws or damage to the body and paint is your financial responsibility.

Battery Warranty

Honda offered a three-year Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty on your 2010 CR-Z’s battery. This coverage had no mileage limits, and it paid for all parts, labor, and installation. This policy is also expired.

Tire Warranty

The original tires on your 2010 Honda were warrantied by their manufacturer. However, if you need a tire repair or replacement and believe yours are still covered, contact your local dealership for help filing a claim.

In 2010, Honda used the following tire manufacturers to equip the CR-Z:

Emissions Warranty

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty protected your 2010 CR-Z’s emissions system for a minimum of three years or 36,000 miles. However, some components might have had more extensive coverage. This warranty is expired. However, you can still get help passing your state’s emissions inspection.

If your CR-Z failed a federally approved smog test, the Clean Air Act might have helped cover the repairs of your car’s engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for up to eight years or 80,000 miles. Additionally, the factory warranty might be extended in states that have adopted stringent anti-smog regulations. For example, the California Emissions Warranty states that all emissions-related parts are covered for three years or 50,000, while some high-cost components received seven years or 70,000 miles of protection. While this coverage is also expired, California Emissions Warranty states include:

  1. California
  2. Connecticut
  3. Maine
  4. Maryland
  5. Massachusetts
  6. New Jersey
  7. New Mexico
  8. Oregon
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Rhode Island
  11. Vermont
  12. Washington

2010 Honda CR-Z Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care is the manufacturer’s extended warranty program. However, your opportunity to purchase this policy to protect your 2010 CR-Z hybrid sports coupe has lapsed.

Honda owners must purchase a Honda Care extended warranty before their New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. This is no longer an option because your 2010 Honda CR-Z is more than three years old.

2010 Honda CR-Z Extended Warranty Available Now

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty on your 2010 Honda CR-Z expired years ago. However, you might be able to purchase an extended warranty from a third-party provider.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2010 Honda CR-Z, 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 to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2010 Honda CR-Z as of 12/13/22. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

2010 Honda CR-Z Warranty Brochure/Booklet

The 2010 Honda CR-Z warranty brochure will have all the information you need to understand your car’s coverage.

Download the 2010 Honda CR-Z warranty brochure here.

FAQs

Here are additional questions other 2010 Honda CR-Z owners have asked our automotive experts about their warranty coverage:

Are Any Warranties Still in Effect for a 2010 Honda CR-Z?

Honda covers seat belts that don’t function properly for 15 years or 150,000 miles. This coverage might still be in effect if your odometer reading hasn’t exceeded the mileage limits.

Can You Get an Extended Warranty After 100,000 Miles?

Some third-party warranty programs offer policies on vehicles that have reached 100,000 miles or more. Do your research and get quotes from more than one provider to find the best deal.

Why Did Honda Discontinue the CR-Z Sport Coupe?

Honda discontinued the CR-Z in 2016 to make room for other eco-friendly vehicles that better fit the market niche, including the Clarity and Accord Hybrid.

Honda offers a New Vehicle Limited Warranty on all its models, including the 2010 CR-Z. However, that coverage lapsed years ago.

If you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan. But 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:

“California Air Resources Board.” California Vehicle and Emissions Warranty Periods | California Air Resources Board, https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-sheets/california-vehicle-and-emissions-warranty-periods.

Warranties – Honda. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL44809.pdf.

Smith, Benjamin. “Why Was the Honda CR-Z Discontinued?” Money Inc, 30 Sept. 2021, https://moneyinc.com/why-was-the-honda-cr-z-discontinued/.

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