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2012 Honda CR-V Warranty: What is Covered and What Isn’t

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What Your 2012 Honda CR-V Warranty Covers

Honda has a reputation for being a trustworthy brand and it offers a factory warranty when you buy a new vehicle to back it up. Learning about the vehicle warranty for your 2012 Honda CR-V can help you determine whether your warranty covers the cost of repairs and whether you may be able to qualify for additional coverage. All coverages from the initial factory warranty for this vehicle have expired. Discover more about what your 2012 Honda CR-V warranty originally covered and what recalls may need your attention below.

2012 Honda CR-V 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
Battery Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 50,000 miles
7 years or 70,000 miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls:3

Learn more about your vehicle’s corrosion, paint and battery coverage below. For other questions, refer to the FAQ section at the end of the article.

Factory Warranty 

2012 Honda CR-V Basic Warranty

New Honda CR-Vs came with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty that covered most components for three years or up to 36,000 miles, whichever came first. This warranty has long been expired for the 2012 Honda CR-V.

This warranty began when you first bought, received or leased the vehicle from a Honda dealership. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the cost of repairing or replacing parts with factory defects. It didn’t cover normal wear from vehicle use on any component or any flaws in the vehicle’s appearance that weren’t due to faulty workmanship.

2012 Honda CR-V Powertrain Warranty

The 2012 Honda CR-V had a Powertrain Warranty that lasted for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever came first. However, this warranty has expired.

The Powertrain Warranty began at the same time as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The powertrain warranty covered the replacement or repair of components in the engine, transmission, and front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive system that came with your CR-V.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2012 Honda CR-V had a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty included in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty that lasted five years with no mileage limit. This has since expired.

The coverage also began at the same time as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It covered body panels that needed to be replaced due to extensive rusting on the vehicle from the inside out. This warranty didn’t cover rusting on any panel that was caused by a lack of maintenance or paint damage. The Corrosion Perforation Warranty only covered the car’s original owner.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The air conditioning system was covered for one year under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, rather than being covered under a separate warranty. Coverage on the air conditioning unit has expired. 

Paint Warranty

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The 2012 Honda CR-V was not covered under a separate paint warranty. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered limited instances of paint damage, but this has now expired. 

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered paint damage that occurred as a result of manufacturing issues or shipping damage. In these cases, the vehicle dealership typically performed the paint repairs before the vehicle was sold. No paint damage due to misuse or accidents was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Battery Warranty

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The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the original battery that came with the 2012 Honda CR-V for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever the vehicle reached first. This battery warranty has since expired.

Tire Warranty

The tires that came on your 2012 Honda CR-V were covered under a separate warranty by their manufacturer. The warranty covered the spare tire included with the vehicle as well.

The following brands provided tires for the Honda CR-V:

  • Yokohama
  • Michelin
  • Goodyear
  • Dunlop
  • Continental
  • Bridgestone
  • Firestone

Emissions Warranty

The Emissions Warranty for the Honda CR-V lasted for three years or 36,000 miles. As of 2022, this warranty has expired. The Emissions Warranty only applied to the vehicle’s original owner when they bought it from a certified Honda dealer.

The Clean Air Act requires manufacturers to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and on-board diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. This coverage has also expired.

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

2012 Honda CR-V Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Owners could purchase Honda Care, an extended warranty, for an additional charge when they bought their 2012 Honda CR-V. It was available for purchase for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. This option for the 2012 Honda CR-V is no longer available because it has been more than eight years.

Before it expired, Honda Care offered extended bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranty coverage.

2012 Honda CR-V Extended Warranty Available Now

A Honda extended warranty is no longer available for a 2012 Honda CR-V, but your car might still be able to qualify for third-party extended warranties.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2012 Honda CR-V, 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.


Last updated on 11/27/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up to date information on recalls.

  • April 15, 2013 – Brake Shift Interlock/FMVSS 114
  • October 16, 2012 – Incorrect Safety Certification Label/567
  • July 19, 2012 – Front Door Latches

2012 Honda CR-V Warranty Booklet

Review the 2012 Honda CR-V Warranty Booklet to access this important information.


Here are some common questions about the 2012 Honda CR-V warranty:

J.D. Power rated the 2012 Honda CR-V 82 out of 100 overall. This is an above-average rating and shows the CR-V’s reliability. It maintains its value well, as it scored an 81 out of 100 for resale value. It also has a great rating for quality and reliability, with few electronic issues.

Many recalls are generally in effect for up to 15 years after they’re initiated. There are three recalls that may affect your 2012 Honda CR-V.

The first recall you’ll want to check for is one regarding an issue with the front doors opening unexpectedly. The recall number is 12V338000, and it was issued in July 2012. The second one, issued in April 2013 concerns the shifter possibly moving when the brake is not depressed. The number for this one is 13V143000. A third issued in October 2012 only affects one model but deals with an incorrect tire information label. The misprint can result in improper vehicle loading and tire failure. The recall number is 12V501000.

This comprehensive guide details the warranty coverage for a 2012 Honda CR-V. If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, 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!


2012 Honda Warranty Information Booklet. Honda. (n.d.). Retrieved November 24, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL45311.pdf.

Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Summary of the Clean Air Act. EPA. Retrieved November 24, 2022, from https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-air-act.

Honda care: Cost, Coverage & Provider Comparison (2022). Motor 1. (2022, October 14). Retrieved November 24, 2022, from https://www.motor1.com/products-services/auto-warranty/honda-care/..

“2012 Honda CR-V.” J.D. Power, https://www.jdpower.com/cars/2012/honda/cr-v.

“Recall Check by Vin – Car Recalls Fixed for Free: Repairpal.” RepairPal.com, https://repairpal.com/honda/cr-v/2012/recalls.

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