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2012 Honda CR-Z Warranty – All Coverage & Exceptions

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Learn More About Your 2012 Honda CR-Z Warranty Coverage

All new Honda vehicles come with a Factory Warranty. You might hear this warranty referred to as a Manufacturer’s or Basic Warranty, but all these terms are for the warranty coverage you have when your vehicle is new. Because your 2012 CR-Z is older, you might not remember all everything about the warranty and what it covers. In this guide, you’ll find helpful details that explain the 2012 Honda CR-Z warranty, including parts that were covered, if any coverage remains, and important recall information.

2012 Honda CR-Z Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles 
Powertrain Warranty:5 years or 60,000 miles 
IMA Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles in some states
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 
Emission Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles in some states
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
Total Unique Recalls:2

You’ll see the warranty limitations listed as both time and miles, but your warranty expires when you reach either the time cap or the mileage cap. For example, if your 2012 CR-Z hit the 60,000-mile mark before the five-year time frame ended, the Powertrain Warranty would expire even though you hadn’t reached the five-year limit. If you still have questions about your warranty, read to the end of the article to find answers to common FAQs.

Factory Warranty

2012 Honda CR-Z Basic Warranty

For three years or 36,000 miles, your 2012 Honda CR-Z had a New Vehicle Limited Warranty that covered components that failed due to a defect in materials or workmanship. This warranty started on the day you took possession of the vehicle, but the coverage is now expired. During the first six months, this warranty covered the cost of replacing batteries for key fobs and remotes and also for wiper blade replacements. The warranty didn’t cover:

  • Deterioration from normal wear and tear
  • Broken, scratched, or chipped window glass
  • Adding fluids that weren’t required for other warranty work

2012 Honda CR-Z Powertrain Warranty

On the same day the New Vehicle Limited Warranty started, your Powertrain Limited Warranty went into effect. This warranty covered your engine, transmission, transaxle, and drive system for five years or 60,000 miles. This warranty is no longer in effect. Some powertrain components might have had coverage under other warranties, but the parts included in this warranty were:

  • Timing gears and gaskets
  • Timing chain/belt and cover
  • Intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Oil pan and pump
  • Transfer case and all internal parts
  • Transmission/powertrain control module
  • Final drive housing and all internal parts
  • Front hubs and bearings
  • Seals and gaskets

This list is not exhaustive, as all major parts of the powertrain had coverage under the Powertrain Limited Warranty.

2012 Honda CR-Z IMA Warranty

The 2012 Honda CR-Z is a hybrid electric vehicle, and it features Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid drive system. This coverage lasted for three years or 36,000 miles in Federal Emissions states and three years or 50,000 miles in California Emissions states. See the 2012 CR-Z Emissions Warranty section below for more information.

2012 Honda CR-Z Corrosion Perforation Warranty

If any of the panels on your 2012 Honda CR-Z rusted through completely, and you are the original owner of the car, the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty covered them. This coverage was valid for five years starting on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It’s no longer in effect. Any rust that didn’t perforate but caused damage to panels was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The warranty wouldn’t repair or replace panels that rusted due to:

  • Corrosive gas
  • Industrial fallout
  • Road hazards
  • Road debris
  • Immersion in mud
  • Immersion in sand
  • Immersion in water
  • Misuse or abuse

It also wouldn’t repair or replace rusted underbody panels or rust on any part of the vehicle other than the panels.

2012 Honda CR-Z Air Conditioning Warranty

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The 2012 Honda CR-Z didn’t have a separate warranty for the air conditioning system, but the New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered this system for three years or 36,000 miles. With your New Vehicle Limited Warranty, you could also have the air conditioner coolant recharged for the first year of ownership for your 2012 Honda CR-Z. However, to ensure coverage of the system’s major components, you would have needed an extended warranty from Honda. Both warranties are expired now.

2012 Honda CR-Z Paint Warranty

Anything related to the appearance of your 2012 Honda CR-Z isn’t covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or any other Honda warranty. Paint or body damage on your vehicle that occurred in transport should have been brought to your dealer’s attention right away for repair.

2012 Honda CR-Z Battery Warranty

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The original 12-volt battery in your 2012 Honda CR-Z was covered for three years or 36,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This coverage paid to replace the battery as well as install it. You no longer have this coverage, as it’s expired.

This battery warranty does not include coverage for the CR-Z’s high-voltage hybrid battery, which is covered under the emissions warranty.

2012 Honda CR-Z Tire Warranty

The tires that came on your 2012 Honda CR-Z were warrantied by their manufacturer. You can find the provided warranty statement for the tires in the glove box. Contact your Honda dealer if you need help getting information about your CR-Z’s Tire WarrantyHonda uses the following reputable tire companies to supply tires for its vehicles:

2012 Honda CR-Z Emissions Warranty

The emissions system in your 2012 CR-Z came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty that started the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. In California and select states, this coverage was good for 50,000 miles and, for some parts, lasted seven years or 70,000 miles. Using Clean Air Act standards, Honda also covered some emissions components for eight years or 80,000 miles. All this coverage is now expired. Both the Federal and California Emissions Warranties provided coverage for these major components:

  • Crankcase control system
  • Evaporative and refueling emissions control systems
  • Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
  • Exhaust system
  • Ignition system
  • Fuel injection system
  • OBD system
  • Transmission control system
  • Intake air system
  • Valve control system


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-Z Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired, you had the option to purchase a Honda Care plan. It would have extended the coverage of your Factory Warranty to eight years or 120,000 miles. This warranty encompassed the air conditioning system and also provided roadside assistance. You can check with your Honda dealer to find out if you still have coverage under this warranty extension if you purchased it for your 2012 Honda CR-Z.

2012 Honda CR-Z Extended Warranty Available Now

You no longer have coverage for your 2012 Honda CR-Z under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Fortunately, you can still get an extended warranty from a third-party provider if you want coverage for your car. This can provide peace of mind when you own an aging vehicle.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2012 Honda CR-Z, 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 free quote to see if this coverage is right for you.


Last updated on 12/14/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • February 3, 2016 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Rupture

2012 Honda CR-Z Warranty Brochure/Booklet

You can find all the information you need about the 2021 Honda CR-Z warranty when you download the warranty booklet. Having this information at your fingertips ensures you know all the details found in this important document.

2012 Honda CR-Z Warranty Booklet


You can learn more about the details of your 2012 Honda CR-Z warranty by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions:

Starting on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, your 2012 Honda CR-Z had a Seat Belt Limited Warranty that also went into effect. This seat belt coverage is good for 15 years or 150,000 miles. It will pay to replace seat belts that fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship but not to replace seat belts for their appearance. It also won’t replace seat belts just for comfort reasons. Unless your CR-Z has more than 150,000 miles, this coverage is still valid.

If you have a replacement battery in your 2012 Honda CR-Z, it had a Replacement Battery Limited Warranty that was good for 100 months, or eight years and four months. This warranty paid for the replacement, labor, and installation of a new battery for three years. After three years, it no longer paid for labor or installation but would pay for the replacement battery at a percentage of its cost based on this chart:

  • 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 to100: 5%

As long as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty was in effect, it could be transferred to a new owner. However, because this coverage is no longer valid, warranty coverage isn’t available for the subsequent owner of your 2012 Honda CR-Z.

All the accessories that came installed on your 2012 Honda CR-Z had coverage under the Accessory Limited Warranty, including the audio system. This coverage started on the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and lasted for the same three-year, 36,000-mile time period. Honda would run diagnostics on the stereo to determine if it could fix the issue or if the sound system itself was faulty. This coverage is expired.

With the information in this guide, you should have a better grasp of what your 2012 Honda CR-Z warranty covered. Although most of the coverage Honda provided for your car has expired, you still have options.

If you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan. This extended warranty coverage can help relieve the financial burden that car repairs can create. And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage and prevent costly repairs in the first place is to always 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!


Frequent Questions Regarding Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, EPA, (2022), Retrieved on December 14, 2022, https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

2012 Honda Warranty Booklet, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2011), Retrieved on December 14, 2022, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL45311.pdf

2012 Honda CR-Z Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on December 14, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2012/HONDA/CR-Z/3%252520HB/FWD#recalls

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