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2011 Honda Element Warranty – Get All the Facts

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An Owners Guide to the 2011 Honda Element Warranty Coverage

Honda’s 2011 Element came with a basic warranty that lasted for 3 years or 36,000 miles. This warranty, along with most of the warranties, have expired. Owners who need or want extended warranties will need to purchase one from a third party.

When you own a Honda vehicle, it’s a good idea to go over your warranty coverage so you know what to expect if your car has any issues. You may wonder whether you still have warranty coverage for any parts of your SUV. We’re here to provide all the details about the Element’s warranty.

As a bonus, we will also point readers to third-party coverage to replace the expired coverage through Honda. You can also refer to the FAQ section at the end of the article if you have more questions about the warranty coverage for this SUV.

Factory Warranty

We created a table for a quick reference of how long the warranties for the 2011 Honda Element lasted. Keep in mind that all warranties are expressed using time and mileage. For example, if a warranty lasts for three years or 36,000 miles, it expires based on whichever limit you reach first.

2011 Honda Element 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 limit
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Emissions Warranty:

3 years or 36,000 miles

3 years or 50,000 miles in some states

8 years or 80,000 miles for some parts

Total Unique Recalls:6

2011 Honda Element Basic Warranty

On the day the first owner took possession of your 2011 Honda Element, a New Vehicle Limited Warranty paid for repairs of any parts that were defective due to low-quality workmanship or materials. This warranty lasted for three years or 36,000 miles and is now expired. 

For six months, this warranty paid for replacement batteries for your key fob and remotes as well as wiper blades. It didn’t cover replacing damaged window glass or adding fluids unless part of other warranty work.

2011 Honda Element Powertrain Warranty

The Powertrain Limited Warranty for the 2011 Honda Element started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and lasted for five years or 60,000 miles. It paid to replace defective parts caused by poor workmanship. It’s now expired. 

The coverage on the powertrain warranty included

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Transaxle
  • Drive system

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

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Only the original owner of the 2011 Honda Element could use the coverage provided by the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, which was good for five years with no mileage cap. This warranty is no longer in effect. 

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty covered the cost of replacing or repairing panels on the vehicle that had rusted through completely. Panels that showed signs of rust but weren’t completely rusted may have been repaired or replaced, but the decision was up to Honda.

The coverage excluded panels that had rusted from abuse, misuse, road hazards, or being immersed in mud, sand, or water.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Any defective parts of the air conditioning system in your 2011 Honda Element had coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, so there’s no longer coverage for these components. The warranty also paid to recharge the coolant for the first year unless it was needed for other warranty work.

Paint Warranty

If there were any flaws in the paint job or body of your 2011 Honda Element when you purchased it, they should have been brought to the attention of the dealer immediately. Honda doesn’t offer warranties related to the appearance of its vehicles.

Battery Warranty

The original 12-volt battery that came with your 2011 Honda Element was covered for three years or 36,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It paid for replacement costs, installation, and labor. The coverage has expired.

Tire Warranty

Honda doesn’t provide a Tire Warranty. The tires on your 2011 Element had a separate warranty directly from the manufacturer. In the glove box, there was a warranty statement for the tires. Your Honda dealer can help you contact the manufacturer if you need help with warranty information.

Emissions Warranty

A Federal Emissions Warranty covered the parts of your emissions system and came with the 2011 Honda Element. This warranty was good for three years or 36,000 miles, or 50,000 miles in California and other select states under the California Emissions Warranty. 

Some parts had additional coverage for seven years or 70,000 miles. This warranty is expired. Under the standards of the Clean Air Act, parts like the catalytic converter and emissions computers had coverage for eight years or 80,000 miles, but this coverage has also lapsed.

2011 Honda Element Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired, you could have purchased a Honda Care extended warranty plan. This would have extended your warranty coverage to eight years or 120,000 miles. Even this coverage would be expired now.

2011 Honda Element Extended Warranty Available Now

Because your New Vehicle Limited Warranty is no longer providing coverage for your 2011 Element, you may want to consider an extended warranty from a third party. This type of warranty can give you the financial relief you need if your vehicle requires expensive repairs.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2011 Honda Element, 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 12/12/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • 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
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • 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
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • September 5, 2012 – Accessory Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness
  • 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
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • 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
  • May 28, 2015 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • September 5, 2012 – Accessory Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness

2011 Honda Element Warranty Booklet/Brochure

Downloading a copy of the warranty booklet for your 2011 Honda Element can help you find all the information you need about the vehicle’s coverage.

2011 Honda Element warranty brochure

FAQs

For more information on your 2011 Honda Element warranty, read the answers to these frequently asked questions:

Will Replacement Parts for the 2011 Honda Element Have a Warranty?

Replacement parts installed on your 2011 Honda Element have a one-year warranty no matter where you have them installed. Remanufactured parts like alternators, starters, and driveshafts also have a one-year warranty that begins on the date of purchase.

Does a Replacement Battery for the 2011 Honda Element Come With a Warranty?

The 2011 Honda Element Replacement Battery Limited Warranty was good for 100 months. During the first three years of this coverage, replacement and installation were covered. For the remaining 64 months, Honda paid a percentage of the battery replacement cost but not for installation or labor.

Do the Seat Belts in the 2011 Honda Element Have Warranty Coverage?

The seat belts have a Seat Belt Limited Warranty that covers defective seat belts in your 2011 Honda Element. This warranty is good for 15 years or 150,000 miles, so you may have coverage left. You can’t have the seat belts replaced for reasons related to appearance or comfort.

Conclusion: What Can I Do Now?

This information should help you navigate all the details of your 2011 Honda Element warranty. Although you don’t have coverage left under your original warranty, you may still have options that can give you peace of mind.

Your Factory Warranty has expired, 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.

Consider getting the FIXD Sensor and free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your 2011 Element’s mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources

Frequent Questions Regarding Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, EPA, (2022), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

2011 Honda Warranty Booklet, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2010), Retrieved on December 12, 2022,

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

2011 Honda Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2011/HONDA/ELEMENT/SUV/FWD#recalls

2011 Honda Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2011/HONDA/ELEMENT/SUV/AWD#recalls

Honda Element Reliability and Common Problems, Carparts.com, (2022), Retrieved on December 12, 2022, https://www.carparts.com/blog/honda-element-reliability-and-common-problems/

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