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2011 Honda Ridgeline Warranty – Has Yours Expired?

NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS - July 3, 2016: Honda dealership sign
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What Your 2011 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Covers 

Honda provided a New Vehicle Limited Warranty on the 2011 Ridgeline. This protection helped truck owners pay for certain repairs and replacement parts. If your truck is experiencing mechanical issues, you’re probably wondering if you still have access to this coverage. Use our guide and save time researching online. We’ll share what protection came with your vehicle when it was new and whether the 2011 Honda Ridgeline warranty has lapsed.

2011 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:4

At the bottom of our guide, we’ve also compiled a list of Honda owners’ most frequently asked questions. Head there to learn the expert answers to your questions. Find out below what your 2011 Ridgeline warranty covered, what it didn’t, and what protection is still available.

Factory Warranty

2011 Honda Ridgeline Basic Warranty

Your 2011 Ridgeline had three years or 36,000 miles coverage with Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This coverage included repairs or replacements of any defective part for free. However, this coverage is now expired.

The warranty also offered limited coverage on wiper blade inserts, key fobs, remote batteries (six months), and wheel balancing and alignment (one year or 12,000 miles). Honda’s Factory Warranty didn’t cover everything, though. Honda didn’t pay for general wear and tear, broken glass, body and paint damage, routine maintenance, or cleaning services. 

2011 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Warranty

Honda’s Powertrain Limited Warranty protected your 2011 Ridgeline for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever came first. This warranty coverage has expired.

Under this warranty, Honda would have repaired or replaced defective parts for no charge. This coverage included numerous components within the engine, transmission, transaxle, and front- or all-wheel-drive system.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protected your 2011 Ridgeline’s body panels that have rusted all the way through for five years with no limits on mileage. Unfortunately, this coverage is now expired.

With this corrosion protection policy, Honda would have replaced or repaired any body panels perforated by rust from the inside out. This protection also extended to previously serviced panels repaired under warranty for the balance of the original five-year policy. This warranty was nontransferable, so only the first vehicle owner can file a rust perforation claim with Honda.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Honda’s Basic Warranty covered the components of the 2011 Ridgeline’s air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty only covered the refrigerant for the first two years or 24,000 miles, or longer if another covered repair required this servicing. This coverage has expired.

Paint Warranty

Honda doesn’t cover paint or any other cosmetic damage to the exterior of the 2011 Ridgeline. It also won’t match paint for the entire vehicle after servicing rust-perforated body panels.

Battery Warranty

Check and maintenance the battery in car with yourself. Service and maintenance car or vehicle.

Honda covered your 2011 Ridgeline’s 12-volt battery for three years with no mileage limits. The company would have replaced your original battery for free, including any labor or installation costs during this time frame. This coverage is now expired.

Tire Warranty

The manufacturer’s warranty, rather than Honda’s, covered your 2011 Ridgeline’s original tires. You likely have replaced the original tires on the vehicle since you either purchased it new or used. 

If you want to contact the tire company directly, your local Honda dealership can help you find a regional representative for assistance. In 2011, Honda used the following tire manufacturers to equip the Ridgeline:

  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Continental
  • Goodyear/Dunlap
  • Michelin
  • Yokohama

Emissions Warranty

Pipe exhaust car smoke emission

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty runs a minimum of three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty has expired. The California Emissions Warranty covered these parts for three years or 50,000 miles, with some parts covered for seven years or 70,000 miles, in California and states following their more stringent regulations. While this protection has also expired, these states are:

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

Honda was also required to comply with the Clean Air Act. This program required Honda to warranty your truck’s engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics system for eight years or 80,000 miles. This coverage has also expired.

2011 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

This automaker offers an extended warranty program called Honda Care. However, you must have purchased this policy before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired. You can no longer purchase a Honda Care policy because the 2011 Ridgeline model is more than three years old, even if the vehicle has less than 36,000 miles on the odometer.

2011 Honda Ridgeline Extended Warranty Available Now

Honda Care is no longer available because your 2011 Honda Ridgeline’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty is expired. However, you may be able to purchase a policy from a third-party extended warranty provider.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2011 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 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
  • January 26, 2012 – Spare Tire/FMVSS 110

2011 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Your 2011 Honda Ridgeline warranty brochure will have all the information you need to understand your warranty better.

FAQs

Honda owners come to us for answers, and we deliver. We put together this list of the most common questions other 2011 Ridgeline owners have asked our automotive experts about their truck’s warranty coverage:

What Are the Most Common Warranty Issues With a 2011 Honda Ridgeline?

According to Consumer Reports, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline’s most frequently reported issues include problems with brake calipers, worn bushings, and trouble operating the interior lights.

What Do You Do When Your Warranty Expires?

If you allow your warranty coverage to expire, you’ll have to pay for all mechanical repair and labor costs. Now is an excellent time to search for an extended policy provider.

My Truck Has 100,000 Miles. Can I Get an Extended Warranty?

Some third-party warranty programs offer policies on vehicles with high mileage readings. Even if your 2011 Ridgeline has more than 100,000 miles on the odometer, you should research to find the best deal.

If your factory warranty has expired and you want to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, 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 app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

“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.

2011 Honda Ridgeline Reliability – Consumer Reports, https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/honda/ridgeline/2011/reliability/

2011 Honda Warranty Booklet. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL44809.pdf.

“What to Do When Your Car Warranty Is Coming to a Close.” Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo!, https://finance.yahoo.com/news/car-warranty-coming-close-174738789.html.

Has your 2011 Honda Ridgeline warranty expired? Learn about your coverage details from our automotive experts with this clear and concise warranty guide.

FIXD Research Team

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At FIXD, our mission is to make car ownership as simple, easy, and affordable as possible. Our research team utilizes the latest automotive data and insights to create tools and resources that help drivers get peace of mind and save money over the life of their car.

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