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2010 Honda Ridgeline Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Expired

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Find Out What Your 2010 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Covered

Your 2010 Ridgeline came with the protection of Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, also called a Factory or Manufacturer’s Warranty. If your truck has mechanical issues, whether it’s your transmission or window glass, you may be wondering if it’s still protected. Use our guide and save time researching. We’ll help you figure out what coverage you still have access to, if any, and what to do if your coverage has expired.

2010 Honda Ridgeline 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:3

We’ve also put together a frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this guide. With it, you’ll learn the answers to some common questions Honda owners ask. But first, let’s review what your 2010 Honda Ridgeline warranty covered, what it didn’t, and what’s still protected today — if anything.

Factory Warranty

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2010 Honda Ridgeline Basic Warranty

With the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Honda would have repaired or replaced any defective part on your 2010 Ridgeline for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever came first, free of charge. However, this coverage is now expired.

This warranty also covered wiper blade inserts and key fob and remote batteries for the first six months as well as wheel balancing and alignment for one year or 12,000 miles. Honda’s Basic Warranty doesn’t cover everything. These included:

  • Normal wear and tear
  • Cleaning or polishing
  • Adding fluids
  • Broken window glass
  • Cosmetic flaws
  • Damage to the body or paint
  • Routine maintenance items
  • Items covered by a separate warranty, such as the powertrain or battery

2010 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Warranty

Your 2010 Ridgeline’s powertrain was protected for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever came first. Honda would have repaired or replaced defects in the engine, transmission, transaxle, and drive system free of charge. This policy is expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protection provided by Honda runs for five years with no mileage limits. Unfortunately, this coverage has also expired for your 2010 Ridgeline.

With this corrosion protection policy, Honda would have covered body panels that were perforated by rust from the inside out as well as previously serviced panels for the remainder of the original five-year policy. However, this coverage was nontransferable.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Your 2010 Honda Ridgeline’s air conditioning system did not come with its own warranty. The Basic Warranty also covered the air conditioning system. The refrigerant was only covered for the first year unless it was required as part of another warrantied repair. This coverage is now expired.

Paint Warranty

Unfortunately, Honda doesn’t offer a paint warranty on any of its vehicles, including the 2010 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. Any cosmetic flaws or damage to the body or paint are your financial responsibility.

Battery Warranty 

Honda offered a three-year Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty on your 2010 Ridgeline’s original battery. There were no mileage limits for this coverage, and it paid for all parts, labor, and installation. This warranty is expired.

Tire Warranty

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

In 2010, Honda used the following tire manufacturers to equip the Ridgeline:

Emissions Warranty

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty protected your 2010 Ridgeline’s emissions system for a minimum of three years or 36,000 miles, which has expired. If you live in California or a state that follows their more stringent emission regulations, California Emissions Warranty extended coverage to three years or 50,000 miles, with some parts covered for seven years or 70,000 miles. While this protection is also expired, these states included:

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

The Clean Air Act also required Honda to cover the costs to repair the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles if the vehicle failed a federally approved smog test. This coverage has also expired.

2010 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care is an extended warranty program provided by your 2010 Ridgeline’s manufacturer. Warranties were available for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. Honda owners must have purchased a Honda Care extended warranty before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. Unfortunately, this is no longer an option since the 2010 Honda Ridgeline is more than three years old, regardless of its mileage.

2010 Honda Ridgeline Extended Warranty Available Now

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty on your 2010 Honda Ridgeline is expired, so you can no longer purchase Honda Care. However, you may 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 Ridgeline, 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

Last updated on 12/02/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • June 16, 2022 – Frame Corrosion May Cause Fuel Leak
  • 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
  • September 27, 2018 – Passenger 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
  • February 3, 2016 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

2010 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Check out your 2010 Ridgeline’s warranty booklet for all the information you need to understand your coverage.

FAQs

Here are some additional questions that other 2010 Honda Ridgeline owners have asked our automotive experts about their warranty coverage:

What Are the Most Common Warranty Issues With a 2010 Honda Ridgeline?

Honda has a reputation for quality. However, you may wonder what the most common 2010 Ridgeline problems are. This model’s most frequently reported issues involve the brake system, loose exterior trim, and electrical system.

What Voids a Honda Warranty?

Misusing the truck by racing, off-road driving, or overloading its capability can void your Honda warranty. Other things, like altering the odometer reading, could have cost you your protection as well.

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 on the odometer. Do your research and get quotes from more than one provider so you know you’re getting the best deal.

Since your factory warranty has expired, you may be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, so 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, repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

2010 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Booklet. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL40976-41388_2010HondaWarrantyBasebook_US(reprint).pdf

“2010 Honda Ridgeline 4 Dr AWD.”NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2010/HONDA/RIDGELINE/4%252520DR/AWD#recalls.

2010 Honda Ridgeline Reliability – Consumer Reports, https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/honda/ridgeline/2010/reliability/.

“EPA FAQs.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer.

Find out if your 2010 Honda Ridgeline warranty is still in effect. We have the expert warranty information you’re searching for in this easy-to-use guide.

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