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2012 Honda Fit Warranty – All Coverage & Extensions

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What Your 2012 Honda Fit Warranty Covers

The 2012 Honda Fit came with factory warranties that covered emissions, the powertrain, and corrosion. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty with bumper-to-bumper coverage lasted for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Most of this coverage has expired. 

Car warranties provide valuable protection for your auto investments, but they’re often a real puzzle. We’ve broken down your 2012 Honda Fit warranty into simple terms so you can understand its inclusions and exclusions.

While much of the original Factory Warranty, also called a Manufacturer’s Warranty, has expired, we’ll let you know all of the parts Honda still covers, including seat belts and accessories. Check the FAQs at the bottom of this article for answers to common questions you may have about your 2012 Honda Fit warranties.

Factory Warranty

All warranty durations are listed in terms of time and mileage, expiring based on whichever limit comes first. Here are the terms for the most common vehicle warranties for the 2012 Honda Fit.

2012 Honda Fit Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years and unlimited miles
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 on some parts

Total Unique Recalls:6

2012 Honda Fit Basic Warranty

The 2012 Honda Fit had a three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty that started on the original delivery or lease date and has now expired. Honda repaired or replaced defective parts for free under this warranty. 

An important note is that parts that needed replacing due to wear or tear, collision damage, or neglect weren’t covered.

2012 Honda Fit Powertrain Warranty

Cross-section of a car gearbox. mechanics work in the garage. hand car mechanic in working clothes.

A five-year, 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty extended this system’s coverage beyond the 2012 Honda Fit’s Basic Warranty. While it has now expired, it covered replacement and repairs to faults in the engine, transmission, transaxle, and front-wheel-drive system.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2012 Honda Fit had a five-year, unlimited mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty. Now expired, it saw Honda replacing or repairing any original body panels that rusted through unless neglect, a collision, or the elements caused the damage. It did not cover surface rust.

Air Conditioning Warranty

There was no separate air conditioner warranty for the 2012 Honda Fit. However, the Fit’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles. It only covered refrigerant for the first year of ownership. This warranty has now expired.

Paint Warranty

There also wasn’t a paint warranty for the 2012 Honda Fit. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered any factory paint defects and flaws and damage caused during shipping. You would have needed to bring it to a dealership right away in these cases.

Battery Warranty

The three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the 2012 Honda Fit’s original 12-volt battery. During the warranty period, which has now expired, Honda repaired or replaced any defective batteries for free.

Tire Warranty

Warranties issued by their manufacturer, rather than Honda, covered the 2012 Honda Fit’s tires. A statement left in the glove box detailed the tire warranty. During the warranty period, Honda helped Fit owners diagnose tire defects and connect with the manufacturer.

Emissions Warranty

The 2012 Honda Fit came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty, though this coverage lasted for 50,000 miles in certain states under the California Emissions Warranty. 

To comply with the Clean Air Act, the fuel injection and exhaust systems had an eight-year, 80,000-mile warranty. Other parts also had longer warranties in some states. All emissions coverage has now expired.

2012 Honda Fit Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

In 2012, Honda dealers offered to extend the 2012 Honda Fit’s standard warranty with a Honda Care package. These optional extended warranties had different prices depending on their duration and mileage coverage, with the maximum being eight years or 120,000 miles.

2012 Honda Fit Extended Warranty Available Now

Honda Care plans only lasted a maximum of eight years, so all Honda Care plans for the 2012 Fit have now expired. However, third-party providers still offer extended warranties for this vehicle.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2012 Honda Fit, 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 12/16/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • December 10, 2020 – Drive Shaft May Corrode and Fail
  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • September 27, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • January 9, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Explode
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • February 3, 2016 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture
  • April 24, 2013 – Incorrect Yaw Rate/FMVSS 126

2012 Honda Fit Warranty Brochure/Booklet

While we’ve summarized the warranty for the 2012 Honda Fit, you may want to refer to this complete document to clarify any points.

2012 Honda Fit warranty brochure

FAQs

Does Honda Provide a Warranty for Key Fob Batteries?

Honda covered the original key fob batteries, along with the original remote batteries, for six months under the 2012 Fit’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This unlimited-mileage warranty has now expired.

Is There Any Warranty for the 2012 Honda Fit’s Original Wiper Blade Inserts?

The original equipment wiper insert blades were also covered for six months under the 2012 Honda Fit’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This was another unlimited-mileage warranty that has now expired.

Is There a Seat Belt Warranty for the 2012 Honda Fit?

The 2012 Honda Fit has a 15-year, 150,000-mile Seat Belt Limited Warranty. If the car has not yet traveled 150,000 miles, this warranty is still valid. Honda will replace seat belts that fail to function for free unless neglect, misuse, or accidental damage caused the fault.

Does the 2012 Honda Fit Have an Accessory Warranty?

The 2021 Honda Fit has warranties for accessories installed before and after purchase. While the warranty for accessories installed before sale has expired, you can file a claim for accessories bought from a Honda dealership and installed up to a year ago by the dealer or purchased up to a year ago.

Does the 2012 Honda Fit Warranty Have a Warranty for Audio and Video Components?

Audio and video components purchased from Honda dealerships are also covered by the 2021 Honda Fit’s Accessory Limited Warranty. If your audio and video component fails within a year of installation by a Honda dealer, or a year of purchase if installed by someone else, Honda will cover these parts.

Does the 2012 Honda Fit Have a Replacement Parts Warranty?

Dealer-installed Honda parts have one year of coverage under the 2012 Honda Fit Replacement Parts Limited Warranty. Remanufactured parts bought from Honda dealerships also have a one-year warranty, regardless of who installs them. There is no mileage limit for claims.

Is There a Replacement Battery Warranty For the 2012 Honda Fit?

Replacement batteries purchased from Honda dealers have a 100-month, unlimited-mileage Replacement Battery Limited Warranty. If the replacement battery fails in the first 36 months, Honda replaces it for free. Honda pays 60% to 5%, depending on the time of the claim, for the remaining 64 months.

Does Honda Offer a Replacement Exhaust Components Warranty For the 2012 Honda Fit?

If you are the original owner, you can claim replacement mufflers, A-pipes, and B-pipes under the 2012 Honda Fit’s Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty. This unlimited-mileage warranty covers the cost of parts. If a dealer installs these parts, it also covers labor.

Warranty Conclusion

The majority of the 2012 Honda Fit’s warranties have now expired, but you may still have some coverage, especially if you are the original owner. Read your warranty carefully to maximize your claims and cut your repair bills.

Now that your Factory Warranty has expired, you may be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, 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. 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!

Sources

Warranties – Honda. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL45311.pdf.

Federal and California Emissions Warranties Parts List – Honda. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Partslist/APL46436.pdf.

“Extended Warranty: Do or Don’t?” Unofficial Honda FIT Forums, https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/2nd-generation-ge-08-13/70179-extended-warranty-do-don-t.html.

“Honda Fit.” Honda Care for Honda Fit. Factory Backed Fit Coverage., https://www.curryhondacare.com/fit.cfm.

“2012 Honda Fit 5 HB FWD.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2012/HONDA/FIT/5%252520HB/FWD#recalls.

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