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2012 Honda Pilot Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Not

BELGRADE, SERBIA - MARCH 28, 2017: Detail of the Honda car in Belgrade, Serbia.
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What’s Included in Your 2012 Honda Pilot Warranty?

The 2012 Honda Pilot was originally sold with a Factory Warranty, otherwise known as a Manufacturer’s Warranty. If you own one, you may have questions about what was included under the warranty. Please note that warranty coverage often appears in year/mileage combinations like “one year or 12,000 miles.” This means that the warranty is in effect for up to a year, but also can expire if you hit 12,000 miles, even if a year hasn’t passed yet. Read on to learn more.

2012 Honda Pilot 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
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls:2

This 2012 Honda Pilot warranty guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about your Basic, Powertrain, Corrosion, Air Conditioning, Battery, Tire, and Emissions Warranties. We’ll also review all the recalls that have been issued on the 2012 Honda Pilot.

Be sure to check out the FAQ at the bottom of the guide for more answers to any other questions you may have about your 2012 Honda Pilot warranty coverage.

Factory Warranty

warranty word written on wood block. warranty text on table, concept.

2012 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty

The 2012 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty or New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered bumper-to-bumper repairs for up to three years or 36,000 miles. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered repairing or replacing any parts due to defective material or workmanship. As of 2022, this warranty has expired.

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty didn’t cover normal wear and tear, fluid changes, broken or chipped windows, or cosmetic damages.

2012 Honda Pilot Powertrain Warranty

The 2012 Honda Pilot came with a Powertrain Warranty that covered mechanical components for up to five years or 60,000 miles. The Powertrain Warranty included the engine, transmission and transaxle, front-wheel-drive system, and all-wheel-drive system. As of 2022, this warranty has expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

corrosion of the car body. Rusty wing close-up

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty covered the repair or replacement of perforated panels of your 2012 Honda Pilot for up to five years with no mileage limit. As of 2022, this warranty has expired.

Only the original owner of the 2012 Honda Pilot could make a Rust Perforation Limited Warranty claim. The warranty didn’t cover surface rust, rust from abuse or misuse, or rust from road hazards. The warranty also excluded rust from the vehicle being immersed in water, mud, or sand and the cost of paint matching services after replacement.

Air Conditioning Warranty

The 2012 Honda Pilot didn’t come with a separate Air Conditioning Warranty. The Basic Warranty also covered the air conditioning system. The cost of recharging the air conditioning refrigerant was only covered for up to one year. This warranty is now expired. 

Paint Warranty

A separate Paint Warranty was not included with the 2012 Honda Pilot, but some paint defects were covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This warranty has now expired.

Battery Warranty

Unlike earlier years, there was no separate battery warranty for the 2012 Pilot. The battery was covered under the Basic Warranty of three years or 36,000 miles. This has now expired.

Tire Warranty

The 2012 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty didn’t include tire coverage. Tires were covered under a separate warranty through the tire manufacturer. You can contact your nearest Honda dealership to find out who holds your Tire Warranty. Keep in mind that any warranty these tires might have had is now likely expired. Most Pilots won’t even have their original tires anymore.

Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Warranty for the 2012 Honda Pilot covered emissions control systems-related repairs for three years or 36,000 miles. Vehicles sold in California and states following their stricter standards were covered for three years or 50,000 miles, with some systems covered for seven years or 70,000 miles. These states include Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

In addition, the Clean Air Act requires all vehicle manufacturers to cover certain components, including the engine computer, onboard diagnostics, and catalytic converter, for eight years or 80,000 miles.

As of 2022, all of these warranties have expired.

2012 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care was available with the purchase of your 2012 Honda Pilot. This extended warranty was available in increments of six, seven, or eight years or up to 120,000 miles.

2012 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available Now

You can no longer buy the Honda Care extended warranty for the 2012 Honda Pilot. Drivers who want additional coverage on their Honda Pilot may be able to purchase an extended policy through a third-party provider.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2012 Honda Pilot, 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 11/18/2022. See NHTSA.org for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • September 27, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • January 9, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • January 18, 2013 – Driver Airbag Module May be Missing Rivets
  • February 17, 2012 – Vent Shut Float Case Separation
  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • May 16, 2019 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag Inflator
  • September 27, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • April 26, 2018 – Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag
  • January 9, 2018 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • August 31, 2017 – Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • January 18, 2013 – Driver Airbag Module May be Missing Rivets
  • February 17, 2012 – Vent Shut Float Case Separation

2012 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure/Booklet

For additional information on warranty coverage, you can always review your original warranty brochure. This guide has all the information you need for each of the covered parts of your 2012 Honda Pilot.

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions related to the 2012 Honda Pilot warranty coverage:

Is the 2012 Honda Pilot Seat Belt Covered Under Warranty?

The Seat Belt Limited Warranty covers 2012 Honda Pilot seat belts for up to 15 years or 150,000 miles. Some 2012 Honda Pilot seat belts may still be covered under warranty if they have less than 150,000 miles. The Seat Belt Limited Warranty doesn’t cover cosmetic defects or defective seat belts from abuse or misuse.

Are Accessories Covered in the 2012 Honda Pilot Warranty?

The Accessory Limited Warranty covered defective Honda accessories for up to three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty also covered replacement accessories after the sale of the vehicle for up to one year.

The Accessory Limited Warranty also included an Audio and Video Component Exchange Program, which replaced a defective audio system. Other Honda accessories, like the key fob and original wiper blade inserts, were covered for up to six months of vehicle ownership. 2012 Honda Pilot accessories are no longer covered under warranty unless you purchased an extended warranty that covers them.

Does Honda Cover the Cost of Replacement Parts for the 2012 Honda Pilot?

The Honda Replacement Parts Limited Warranty covers the cost of defective genuine replacement parts for one year. The warranty required that an authorized Honda dealership install the replacement parts.

Is the 2012 Honda Pilot Exhaust Covered Under Warranty?

The Honda Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty covers the cost of all exhaust components for as long as the original owner owns the vehicle. This warranty covers the replacement of the A-pipe, B-pipe, and muffler.

Knowing how your vehicle’s warranty works can save you lots of money if you need a car repair. If your warranty is no longer active, third-party coverage is something you should definitely consider.

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!

Sources:

California Air Resources Board. California Vehicle and Emissions Warranty Periods | California Air Resources Board, https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-sheets/california-vehicle-and-emissions-warranty-periods

Extended Service Contracts: Honda Owners Site. Extended Service Contracts | Honda Owners Site, https://owners.honda.com/vehicles/care 

Recalls. NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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

Learn what the 2012 Honda Pilot warranty plans included, which parts of your vehicle may still be covered under the warranty and which are expired.

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