What Your 2011 Honda Accord Warranty Covers
The 2011 Honda Accord Warranty is comprehensive, generous, and, at this point, expired. Even so, it’s useful to understand what the warranty once offered so you know what might have been covered. Plus, you’ll need to know what certain terms mean when used in the context of auto warranties.
Several types of warranties exist, and they can come from a variety of sources. A warranty’s length is measured in terms of time and mileage. For example, you might see a warranty with a limit of three years or 36,000 miles. That means the warranty expires when you reach either the time or mileage limit, whichever comes first.
To help you understand the details of the Factory Warranty (also known as a Manufacturer’s Warranty) and the extent of its coverage, refer to the following handy chart, and review the frequently asked questions at the bottom to learn more.
|2011 Honda Accord Factory Warranty Coverage:|
|Basic Warranty:||3 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:||100 Months and Unlimited Miles|
|Tire Warranty:||Dependent on Tire Manufacturer|
|Emissions Warranty:||3 Years or 36,000 Miles or 3 Years or 50,000 Miles|
|Total Unique Recalls:||9|
The Factory Warranty includes the warranty policies that came with the 2011 Accord as issued by Honda itself. These warranties covered the vehicle from the time of initial purchase until their expiration, which would have been a few years ago for most 2011 Accords.
2011 Honda Accord Basic Warranty
The 2011 Accord’s Basic Warranty is also known as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It lasted for three years or 36,000 miles, depending on which you reached first, and it covered just about everything in the vehicle as long as the fault was because of a manufacturer error. This warranty has since expired. Some parts, including certain engine components, were covered by more than one warranty, while other aspects of the Accord, such as tires, were warrantied separately.
2011 Honda Accord Powertrain Warranty
With the Powertrain Warranty for the 2011 Accord, you had coverage for five years or 60,000 miles. This included nearly every part of the engine, plus the drivetrain and transmission. It is now expired. Keep in mind, this warranty only applied when you maintained proper operation of the vehicle.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
The Corrosion Perforation Warranty, or Rust Warranty, was good for five years without any mileage limits. Even if you put 100,000 miles on the Accord in the first four years, you’d still have a year of coverage until that fifth year was over. This warranty covered the costs of repairing or replacing body panels that rusted from the inside out, and it is now expired.
Air Conditioning Warranty
While Honda doesn’t offer an Air Conditioning Warranty, this system was covered as part of the Basic Factory Warranty, which has since expired. The warranty did not, however, cover air conditioner refrigerant changes after the first year unless as part of another warrantied repair.
The Paint Warranty on the 2011 Accord was part of the Basic Warranty, which as expired, but it only covered manufacturer errors. Damage to the paint because of an accident was not covered. Additionally, the 2011 Accord’s warranty did not cover paint matching.
The Battery Warranty’s coverage worked on a tiered system. It lasted for 100 months, which is eight years and four months, but the amount of coverage decreased over time. For the first three years, Honda covered the entire cost of a battery replacement. Starting on Month 37, however, Honda only covered 60% of the replacement cost, and that amount decreased another 10% every 10 months until Months 96 through 100, which offered 5% coverage. Since it has been longer than 100 months since 2011, the battery is no longer under warranty.
The tires on the 2011 Accord were warrantied separately and issued by the individual tire manufacturers. Get in touch with the tire manufacturer to learn more about your warranty details, or ask your local Honda dealer to point you in the right direction.
The Emissions Warranty varied based on where the vehicle was driven. The standard warranty covered emissions repairs for three years or 36,000 miles in most states. In states that adhere to the California standard, however, that coverage extended to 50,000 miles on most parts and up to seven years or 70,000 miles for certain components. No matter the location, the warranty has expired by this point.
With the Clean Air Act, some parts, such as the catalytic converter, onboard diagnostics, and engine computer, were covered for eight years or 80,000 miles.
For more information about Auto Warranties, you can check out this directory containing everything you need to know about Auto Warranties arranged by system.
2011 Honda Accord Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase
At the time, extended warranties for the 2011 Accord were available from dealerships, but the details varied based on the dealer. For the most part, however, it extended the Basic Warranty to seven years and 100,000 miles, though that would’ve expired by now too.
2011 Honda Accord Extended Warranty Available Now
Considering all the benefits that extended warranty coverage can bring, it’s not uncommon for people with older cars such as the 2011 Accord to purchase a new extended warranty. All you have to do is find a source, and we know just the one.
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Several recalls have been issued for the 2011 Honda Accord over the years, applied equally to the two-door, four-door, and Crosstour models.
Last updated on 11/21/2022. 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
- 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 Inflator May Rupture
- May 24, 2016 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
- December 16, 2010 – Front Suspension Damper Bolts and Spindle Nuts
2011 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure/Booklet
To dive deeper into the 2011 Honda Accord’s warranty, it’s best to go directly to the source. Check out the 2011 Honda Accord warranty booklet for details.
The Seat Belt Warranty is still active, as it lasts 15 years or 150,000 miles. As long as you haven’t gone over the mileage limit, your seat belt repairs are still covered. Just note that all qualifying repairs will be for functionality rather than cosmetic or comfort issues. Plus, the seat belt’s fault must not have been caused by accidental damage or abuse.
Accessories used to be covered by warranty for either a year or the time left on the Basic Warranty, depending on which is longer. Because the car’s Basic Warranty has expired, accessories are warrantied for a year from their date of purchase from a Honda dealer. Accessories purchased outside of a Honda dealer aren’t covered.
Honda will reimburse you for emergency repairs at non-Honda facilities if your situation meets three conditions. First, the repair must be covered under a factory warranty such as the Seat Belt Warranty. Then, Honda dealers within a 50-mile radius of your car’s breakdown must either be closed or nonexistent. Finally, your vehicle must be immobilized or unable to be driven without incurring further damage.
The proper operation requirement listed in many warranty conditions simply means you must have operated the vehicle responsibly. You didn’t push it outside normal speed limits, you got regular maintenance when necessary, and you drove it regularly.
Warranties can be complex, but the coverages they offer can make an emergency repair much easier to deal with. That’s why so many drivers are looking to get new extended warranties, even if their cars are more than a decade old.
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“2011 HONDA ACCORD 4 DR FWD.” NHTSA, www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2011/HONDA/ACCORD/4%2520DR/FWD.
Honda Warranty Handbook. owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL44809.pdf.
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