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2013 Honda Civic Warranty – What You Need to Know

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What’s Included in Your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty

If you own or are thinking of purchasing a pre-owned 2013 Honda Civic, then this article is for you. It contains all the information you need to know about the 2013 Honda Civic warranty coverage.

Many emissions coverages depend on which state you purchased and used the car in. We break down the coverage you are eligible for state by state. We also answer any questions you may have about what is still covered by your warranty when it comes to rust, tires, batteries, seat belts, emissions, and more.

2013 Honda Civic Factory Warranty Coverage:

New Vehicle Limited Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 5 years or 60,000 miles
IMA WarrantyMinimum 8 years or 100,000 miles
Seat Belt Limited Warranty15 years or 150,000 miles
Rust Perforation Limited Warranty5 years with no mileage limit
Accessory Limited Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Replacement Parts Limited Warranty1 year
Replacement Battery Limited Warranty3 year (full replacement) 
Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited WarrantyLifetime of Vehicle

2013 Honda Civic Manufacturer’s Warranty

The longest manufacturer warranty coverage available for the 2013 Civic is the 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, which means that all factory warranty coverage has expired on this car. Check your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook for exact warranty information. It is still possible that your extended warranty is still in effect, or you can purchase a new extended warranty or service contract.

2013 Honda Civic Powertrain Warranty

The 2013 Honda Civic Powertrain Warranty covers the engine, transmission, and drivetrain components of the vehicle for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. This warranty does not cover wear and tear or other damage not caused by a manufacturing defect.

The powertrain warranty covers the:

  • Cylinder block and head
  • Timing gears and gaskets
  • Timing chain/belt and cover
  • Flywheel
  • Valve covers
  • Oil pan
  • Oil pump
  • Intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Engine mounts
  • Engine/powertrain control module
  • Water pump
  • Fuel pump
  • Seals and gaskets
  • Transmission and transaxle
  • Front- and rear-wheel drive systems

The new vehicle warranty and powertrain warranty for your 2013 Honda Civic have probably expired by now unless you purchased a warranty extension when you first bought the car, or acquired an additional extended warranty since.

2013 Honda Civic Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care is an extended warranty service provided by Honda. It covers repairs and maintenance for your Honda vehicle beyond the standard warranty period. It is available for new and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles. 

Some benefits begin right when you purchase the contract, while repair coverage begins right after your limited warranty expires. Honda Care plans are transferable to subsequent owners, which can add resale value to your vehicle.

2013 Honda Civic Extended Warranties Available Now

Because Honda Care is offered for pre-owned Honda vehicles, you can still purchase it now. If you’re buying a preowned car, this is a very wise decision, especially if you plan to keep the car for a long time. 

Beyond the vehicle service contracts offered through Honda Care, there are many other extended warranties offered by third parties to consider.


Last updated: 11/04/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls

Air Conditioning Warranty

The 2013 Honda Civic Warranty covers your air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, except for air conditioner refrigerant which is limited to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first, unless required as part of a warranty repair.

If you’ve had your air conditioning system replaced, it is covered for one year from when you purchased it from a Honda dealership. You can read more about a/c coverage on page 30 of your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

If you are the vehicle’s original owner and a body panel rusts completely through, Honda will repair or replace it, even if it was repaired or replaced before under this warranty. 

Rusting can be caused by things like road hazards, submersion in water or sand, exposure to corrosive gas, or industrial fallout. Honda reserves the right to decide how much paint needs to be replaced. For all details about this warranty, check out page 29 of your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.

Battery Warranty

If your 2013 Honda Civic’s battery dies within the first 36 months (3 years) of purchasing it, you will get a free replacement battery, including labor and installation. For the remaining 64 months, you will receive a prorated credit that you can put towards the purchase of a new battery. 

The amount of the credit is based on the current retail price of the battery and decreases over time. The details of this decrease are on page 33 of your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.

After 100 months, the 2013 Honda Civic Replacement Battery Limited Warranty is void.

Seat Belt Warranty

For 15 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first, your Honda seat belts are covered against any manufacturing defects that might cause them to fail during normal use. 

The warranty does not cover seat belt assembly replacement solely for cosmetic purposes or reasons of comfort. Failure caused by abuse, alteration, accidental damage, misuse, or malfunction resulting from a collision is not covered either. The full details about your seat belt limited warranty are on page 28 of your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.

Tire Warranty

If you have a problem with the tires on your Honda, check the warranty statement in the glove box. The tires that come as original equipment on your new Honda are warranted by their manufacturer, including the compact spare tire. 

Your Honda dealer can help you determine if a problem with your vehicle is caused by a defective tire and can also assist you in locating a local representative of the tire’s manufacturer to get warranty service.

Replacement Parts Warranty

Although the original warranty for your 2013 Honda Civic may have expired, your replacement parts purchased from a Honda dealer are still covered for one year from the date of purchase.

Honda will repair or replace any part covered under this warranty that is defective in material or workmanship under normal use. If you originally installed the part at a Honda dealer, the repair or replacement will be completed at no charge for parts or labor.  Honda will also cover the repair or replacement of parts installed by someone else. In this case, you must pay all installation costs.

If a part on your Honda is remanufactured, it is under warranty for three years or 36,000 miles from the time of installation by a Honda dealer. If the part was installed by someone else, it is still under warranty for three years from the date of purchase from the dealer. Check with your dealer to determine if a remanufactured part was used to repair your vehicle. Examples of possible remanufactured parts include:

  • Alternators
  • Starters
  • Brake calipers
  • Power steering racks and pumps
  • ABS modulators
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Driveshafts

Review the full Replacement Parts Warranty on page 32 of your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.

Exhaust Warranty

Honda’s automobile replacement exhaust components, the muffler, A-pipe, and B-pipe, have a warranty against defects in material and workmanship for as long as the purchaser owns the vehicle on which they are installed. 

If a warranted exhaust component fails due to a defect, Honda will exchange it. Proof of purchase for the failed exhaust component is required. If you purchased your vehicle from a Honda dealer, the cost of labor for removal and replacement of the exhaust component is also covered under warranty. There is more information about your Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty on page 34 of your 2013 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.

Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Systems Warranty Coverage includes three years or 36,000 miles of basic coverage, with extended coverage on selected components listed on the Federal and California Emissions Warranties Parts List.

If your vehicle fails an EPA-approved emissions short test during the warranty coverage time, Honda will make all necessary adjustments, diagnoses, repairs, and replacements.

California Emissions Warranty

If your Honda is registered and normally driven in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Washington you qualify for the California Emissions Warranty.

The California Emissions Warranty increases the coverage period for covered parts under the Federal Emissions Warranty. Check the parts list to see the exact coverage.

Vehicles with ARB AT PZEV emission certification, located on the under-hood Vehicle Emission Control Information label, that are registered and normally operated in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Vermont are entitled to even more extended coverage. If you have an ARB AT PZEV emission certification, most covered parts will be covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles.

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

2013 Honda Civic Warranty Brochure/Booklet

This Honda Civic Warranty Brochure/Booklet PDF provides detailed information on the 2013 Honda Civic warranty, including coverage for parts and labor.

2013 Honda Civic Warranty Brochure


Listed below are some of the most common questions Honda Civic owners have regarding their warranty.

Take your car to a Honda dealership during service hours, with your proof of purchase date. If the warranty claim is for a replacement part that was originally installed by a Honda dealer, bring proof of the vehicle’s mileage at the time of installation as well.

If the car cannot be driven, the nearest Honda dealership will tow the car free of charge as long as the problem is covered under warranty.

Parts considered to be normal maintenance items, unless they are defective in material or workmanship, are not covered under the Replacement Parts Warranty. Some examples are spark plugs, filters, and brake pads.

Yes, the Honda Civic New Vehicle Limited Warranty is connected to the VIN of the vehicle, so the warranty transfers. However, the Rust Perforation Warranty does not transfer beyond the original owner of the vehicle.

If the accessory was installed by a Honda dealer, all parts and labor costs are covered. If the accessory was installed by someone else, the cost of all parts to repair or replace it is covered by Honda, but you must pay the labor costs.

If you disagree with the warranty decision reached by your dealer, call Honda customer service and provide the following information: year, model, VIN, current mileage, name of dealer, date, mileage, and reason for each visit to a Honda dealership.

If you disagree with the decision reached by customer service, you may submit your case to the National Center for Dispute Settlement, which will decide within 40 days

The 2013 Honda Civic comes with a comprehensive warranty that covers a wide range of repairs and maintenance. This warranty is a great resource for owners of this vehicle, and we also offer a variety of resources on our website that can be useful to Honda owners, including repair costs, repair guides, and more.


Honda. (2013). Honda Civic 2013 Warranty Handbook. Retrieved from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL47382.pdf.

Honda. (2013). Federal and California Emissions Warranties Parts List. Retrieved from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Partslist/APL48365.pdf

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