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

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What Your 2012 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Covers

If you drive a 2012 Honda Ridgeline, you may wonder what type of warranty coverage you have. Honda offers a warranty with all of its vehicles, often called a Basic or Manufacturer’s Warranty, but the details can vary. This guide will help you understand your 2012 Honda Ridgeline warranty so you know what to expect.

2012 Honda Ridgeline 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:4

Please note that all warranty durations are listed in time or mileage, whichever comes first. If you have any additional questions, review the FAQ section at the bottom of the text.

Factory Warranty

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2012 Honda Ridgeline Basic Warranty

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline had a three-year, 36,000-mile Manufacturer’s Warranty, also called the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, with coverage starting on the original date of leasing or delivery. As of 2022, this coverage is expired.

The Basic Warranty covered all parts from bumper to bumper, excluding the paint, glass, and tires.

2012 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Warranty

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline had a five-year, 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty that covered key powertrain components like the engine, transmission, drivetrain system, and transaxle. As of 2022, this is expired.

This warranty included coverage for all the various components within the powertrain, including but not limited to:

  • Engine cylinder block, head, and all internal parts
  • Timing chain or belt and cover
  • Oil pump and pan
  • Engine mounts
  • Water pump
  • Seals and gaskets
  • Timing gaskets and gears
  • Flywheel
  • Valve covers
  • Exhaust and intake manifolds
  • Engine and powertrain control module
  • Fuel pump
  • Torque converter
  • Transfer case and internal parts
  • Transmission control module
  • Front and rear hubs and bearings
  • Propeller shafts
  • Universal joints
  • Driveshafts
  • Constant velocity joints

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline had a five-year, unlimited mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that covered any body panels that completely rusted from the inside out. This coverage has expired.

The Corrosion Perforation Warranty did not transfer between owners. Its coverage only applied to the truck’s original owner.

Air Conditioning Warranty

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The air conditioning system fell under the original Basic Warranty offered by Honda for three years or 36,000 miles. It has expired and excluded coverage for an air conditioner refrigerant charge after the first year of ownership unless required as part of a warranty repair.

Paint Warranty

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty on the 2012 Honda Ridgeline did not cover paint, with the exception of flaws noted upon delivery. These flaws would typically have been corrected by the dealership prior to transferring ownership.

Honda’s Corrosion Perforation Warranty did not cover rust caused by damage to the paint, nor did it include coverage for paint matching.

Battery Warranty

Unlike previous years, the 12-volt battery did not have a separate warranty in 2012. Instead, it qualified for coverage under the Basic Warranty, which lasted for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty has expired.

Tire Warranty

The tires on the 2012 Honda Ridgeline qualified for warranty coverage issued by the tire manufacturer, not the vehicle manufacturer. You would need to contact the tire manufacturer directly to determine whether any warranty coverage remains in effect.

Honda obtained tires from the following original equipment manufacturers for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline:

The dealership that sold the 2012 Honda Ridgeline may be able to assist you with getting in contact with the manufacturer. 

Emissions Warranty

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranties protected the emissions system for three years or 36,000 miles. Ridgelines sold in California and states following its stricter emission standards were covered for three years or 50,000 miles, with specific parts covered for seven years or 70,000 miles. All of this coverage has expired.

In addition to California, drivers in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington were covered under the California Emissions Warranty rather than the Federal Emissions Warranty.

In accordance with the Clean Air Act, Honda also offered coverage for the onboard diagnostic system, catalytic converter, and engine computer for eight years or 80,000 miles. If the Ridgeline failed an EPA-approved emissions test during the coverage period, Honda agreed to make the repairs needed to ensure the truck would comply with emissions standards. However, 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 Ridgeline Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care plans were available on 2012 Honda Ridgeline models that were within the three-year, 36,000-mile Basic Warranty. This plan paid for repairs and part replacements, including the engine, electronics, air conditioning system, axles, and transmission, for up to eight years or 120,000 miles.

This type of extended warranty did transfer to future owners, but it has now expired.

2012 Honda Ridgeline Extended Warranty Available Now

Since the Basic Warranty has expired on your 2012 Honda Ridgeline, the vehicle no longer qualifies for Honda Care or other manufacturer-issued extended warranties. However, third-party warranties are still available for this make and model.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2012 Honda Ridgeline, explore the FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. Through a partnership with CARCHEX, the industry leader in extended vehicle warranties, we cover everything from the engine and other powertrain components to the electrical and air conditioning systems. This coverage is available for a low monthly fee, with five levels of coverage offered to fit any need and budget. Contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.


Last updated on 12/05/2022. See NHTSA.gov for the latest information on recalls.

  • June 16, 2022 – Frame Corrosion May Cause Fuel Leak
  • October 10, 2019 – Accelerator Pedal May Bind/FMVSS 124
  • June 27, 2019 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • June 27, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • March 6, 2019 – Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
  • 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
  • January 10, 2017 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • February 3, 2016 – Driver’s Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture
  • September 5, 2012 – Passenger Air Bag Indicator/FMVSS 208
  • January 26, 2012 – Spare Tire/FMVSS 110

2012 Honda Ridgeline Warranty Brochure/Brooklet

Find out more about the warranty coverage included on your 2012 Honda Ridgeline by downloading the brochure.


Review answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2012 Honda Ridgeline warranty:

Honda offers the same warranty coverage on all 2012 Honda Ridgeline models, regardless of trim level. The aforementioned coverage limits applied whether you own an RT, Sport, RTS, RTL, or RTL w/Navi.

A separate Replacement Battery Limited Warranty covered batteries replaced by authorized Honda dealers. It lasted for 100 months.

Failure to maintain the 2012 Honda Ridgeline could void the warranty. Additionally, parts that sustain damage due to abuse, normal wear and tear, or misuse were not covered under the Powertrain or Basic Warranties.

Since the warranty on your 2012 Honda Ridgeline has expired, it’s worth looking into the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan to help you reduce out-of-pocket expenses. You should always keep up with all recommended maintenance on the vehicle and address any repair needs as soon as they arise. With the FIXD Sensor and free app, you can get insights into what your truck may need, along with maintenance alerts and assistance finding repair shops.


2012 Honda Warranty Basebook [PDF]. (2012). American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from  https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL45311.pdf

Autobytel. 2012 Honda Ridgeline Warranty, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://www.autobytel.com/honda/ridgeline/2012/warranty/

Carchex. What’s Included in a Honda Warranty (2022). Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://www.carchex.com/content/honda-warranty/

United States Department of Transportation. Safety Issues & Recalls, 2022. Retrived December 5, 2022 from https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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