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2012 Honda Civic Warranty — Do You Know What’s Covered?

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What Your 2012 Honda Civic Warranty Covers

Whether you have a 2012 Honda Civic Sedan, Hatchback, or Coupe, it’s important to understand what kind of warranties came with the car. We’ve put together this guide to help you easily navigate what your warranties cover along with their time frames. If other questions about your 2012 Honda Civic warranty arise, you can research our FAQs section at the bottom of the article.

Recalls are different from warranties, and they must be performed by a dealership even if the vehicle is out of warranty. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls to search for recall information on any car using the 17-digit VIN or year/make/model data.

                           2012 Honda Civic Factory Warranty Coverage

New vehicle limited warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain limited warranty5 years or 60,000 miles
Replacement parts limited warranty1 year
Seat belt limited warranty15 years or 150,000 miles
Full Replacement battery limited warranty3 years or 36,000 miles

2012 Honda New Vehicle Limited Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic comes with a new vehicle limited warranty (also called a “basic” or “bumper-to-bumper” warranty) that covers most repairs, parts, and labor for 3 years or 36,000 miles. This warranty begins on the day that you put the vehicle to use, including its delivery to the Honda dealership or when leased.

What Isn’t Covered in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty?

While your new vehicle limited warranty covers many repairs and labors, it doesn’t cover the following:

  • Adding fluids unless they are part of a warranty repair
  • Normal wear and deterioration of a part
  • Broken, chipped, or scratched glass unless the glass was defective or had poor workmanship
  • Air conditioning refrigerant after 12 months unless it’s needed after a warranty repair
  • Cosmetic flaws unless they’re from a defect
  • Normal maintenance
  • Wheel balancing and wheel alignment after 12 months or 12,000 miles unless needed during a repair under warranty

2012 Honda Civic Powertrain Limited Warranty

Your 2012 Honda Civic has a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty that begins on the same date as your new vehicle limited warranty. This warranty will cover overall powertrain parts as well as specific parts related to the type of Honda Civic model or trim you have.

The Powertrain Has Lots of Parts, Which Ones Are Covered in This Warranty?

The powertrain consists of the engine, transmission, and drivetrain. Here’s what’s covered in the engine portion of this warranty:

  • Cylinder block, head, and internal parts
  • Timing gears and gaskets
  • Timing chain/belt and cover
  • Flywheel
  • Valve cover
  • Oil pan and oil pump
  • Intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Engine mounts
  • Fuel pump
  • Seals and gaskets
  • Water pump
  • Engine/powertrain control module

For the transmission and transaxle, the warranty covers the following:

  • Torque converter
  • Transfer case and internal parts
  • Transmission case and parts
  • Seals and gaskets
  • Transmission/powertrain control module

The 2012 Honda Civic comes front-wheel drive, so parts covered for this type of system include:

  • Final drive housing and parts
  • Constant velocity joints
  • Seals and gaskets
  • Half shafts
  • Front hubs and bearings

2012 Honda Civic Federal Emissions Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic has a federal emissions warranty that covers your car for three years or 36,000 miles. Each state may have additional or retracted parts that are covered under this warranty. Check your state’s emission policy for specifics on their parts or systems coverage.

What Systems Does the Federal Emissions Warranty Cover?

This broad warranty covers emissions systems that include:

  • Crankcase control system
  • Evaporative and refueling emissions control system
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System
  • Exhaust system
  • Ignition system
  • Fuel injection system
  • OBD system
  • Transmission control system
  • Intake air system
  • Valve control system
  • Integrated Motor Assist System (IMA)

2012 Honda Civic Seat Belt Limited Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic has a 15-year or 150,000-mile seat belt limited warranty. Honda will cover parts and labor costs for any defects of seat belt components that fail to operate normally at no cost. Honda will decide whether to replace or repair the parts upon examination.

I Know My Seat Belt Keeps Me Safe, but What Doesn’t This Warranty Cover?

Honda covers defects of parts or workmanship with normal seat belt usage. However, it doesn’t cover repairs, replacement, or labor for the following:

  • Replacing the seat belt for comfort or cosmetic purposes
  • If the seat belt has been altered or misused
  • It malfunctions from a collision
  • The Components of the Supplemental Restrain System (this is covered under the new vehicle limited warranty)

2012 Honda Civic Rust Perforation Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic’s rust perforation limited warranty is for five years with unlimited mileage. This warranty only covers body panels damaged by rust perforation or rusting caused by a defect in the material or workmanship of the Honda’s body panels.

Does This Warranty Cover Rust Perforation for the Underbody of My 2012 Honda Civic?

This rust perforation warranty only covers the car’s body panels under certain circumstances. The warranty doesn’t cover:

  • Rusting of body panels that were repaired or replaced after the sale of the car
  • Rusting where paint has chipped caused by road debris
  • Body panel rust caused by lack of maintenance or misuse
  • Rust forming if the car is immersed in water, salt water, mud, or sand
  • Rust caused by corrosive gas or industrial fallout

2012 Honda Civic Accessory Limited Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic has an accessory warranty that’s good for three years or 36,000 miles. Coverage is for accessories distributed by American Honda and purchased at an authorized Honda dealer in the United States and its Commonwealths and islands.

What Isn’t Covered in the Accessory Limited Warranty?

Here is a list of situations where the warranty won’t cover repairs, replacement, or labor:

  • Honda accessories designed to fit on a different model than the one they were made for
  • An accessory that was improperly installed by someone other than an authorized Honda dealer
  • Air refrigerant charge after the first 12 months of use
  • Not having the proof of accessory purchase and installation date or vehicle mileage

2012 Honda Civic Replacement Parts Limited Warranty

Your 2012 Honda Civic comes with a replacement or remanufactured parts warranty that lasts for 12 months regardless of the installation location. When you bring your Honda Civic in for replacement parts, ask the dealer if they use remanufactured parts for the repair.

Are Remanufactured Parts Good?

Honda often uses remanufactured parts as part of the repair process. Common remanufactured parts include:

  • Alternators
  • Starters
  • Brake calipers
  • Power steering racks and pumps
  • ABS modulators
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Driveshafts

2012 Honda Civic Replacement Battery Limited Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic has a replacement battery limited warranty that covers the defective battery replacement for 100  months at no cost. However, after the first 36 months with no cost, Honda gives a discount on the battery replacement and installation.

What Kind of Discount Will I Get After the First 36 Months?

Honda will give you a credit toward the cost of the battery based on the current retail price and how many months you’ve had the battery. The discounts are:

  • Months 37 to 45: 60%
  • Months 46 to 55: 50%
  • Months 56 to 65: 40%
  • Months 66 to 75: 30%
  • Months 76 to 85: 20%
  • Months 86 to 95: 10%
  • Months 96 to 100: 5%

2012 Honda Civic Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty

The 2012 Honda Civic replacement exhaust components’ lifetime limited warranty is valid as long as the purchaser of the parts owns the car. Exhaust components include the muffler, A-pipe, and B-pipe. Honda will exchange and install the parts with proof of purchase at an authorized Honda dealer.

Does This Warranty Cover All Exhaust Components?

It does not cover the following:

  • Parts of the exhaust system like the gaskets, hangers, clamps, and mounting hardware
  • Labor cost for replacement or removal of the defective component if not originally installed by an authorized Honda dealer
  • The cost of parts or labor for additional repairs associated with replacing the defective parts
  • If the exhaust components are still under the new vehicle limited warranty


For more information about Auto Warranties, you can check out this directory containing everything you need to know about Auto Warranties arranged by system


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2012 Honda Civic Warranty Brochure/Booklet

You can better understand the warranties covered for your 2012 Honda Civic by downloading the warranty brochure/booklet. This booklet is available in an easy-to-read PDF file that you can keep on your computer or print to keep with your 2012 Honda Civic files.

2012 Honda Civic Warranty Brochure


Consider these answers to some frequently asked questions about the 2012 Honda Civic warranty:

If you’re trying to contact your dealer about your 2012 Honda Civic warranty, you’ll want to have the make, model, and mileage of the car handy. In addition, you’ll want to have the vehicle identification number (VIN) so the dealership can identify your unique Civic. You can use the Department of Transportation’s website to help you locate where your VIN is in your car.

While Honda does not have a warranty for your tires, they can direct you to the manufacturer of your tire brand. You can ask the tire manufacturer what kind of warranty they have for your set of tires.

An extended warranty can give you peace of mind that it will cover labor and parts replacement costs after your new vehicle limited warranty expires. If you want to get an extended warranty, you should purchase it before your original new vehicle limited warranty expires. Speak with your Honda dealership to see if getting an extended warranty is the right choice for your 2012 Honda Civic.

No, they don’t. However, if you purchase comprehensive insurance for your policy, the insurance carrier will cover damage from natural acts or disasters.

With proper maintenance, not altering your 2012 Honda Civic, and limiting actions that can cause unnecessary damage to your car, your warranties can help you save money on repairs, replacement parts, and labor as needed. It’s important to follow the warranty policies and time frames and understand what’s not covered to benefit the most from your 2012 Honda Civic warranty. If you’d like to know more about Honda Civic car insurance, other warranty information, or vehicle buying tips, you’ll find a wealth of information by searching on our website.


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