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2018 Honda Accord Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Not

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What’s Included in Your 2018 Honda Accord Warranty?

If you own a 2018 Honda Accord, you might wonder if it still has a factory warranty. You might also want to know what the warranty covers. If your vehicle needs a repair, you need to know if the manufacturer’s warranty covers it.

We’ll help you figure out what kind of warranty you have, ensure you’re familiar with your coverage, tell you how long it lasts, and whether you’d still be eligible for a repair covered by Honda. Warranty durations listed below are in terms of time or mileage. This means if your warranty is valid for three years or 36,000 miles, it lasts until your vehicle reaches 36,000 miles or until it’s three years old, whichever happens first.

2018 Honda Accord 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
2 years or 24,000 miles (refrigerant)
Battery warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles (full replacement)
64 months and unlimited miles (prorated warranty)
Hybrid System Warranty (including hybrid battery) 100 months
Emissions warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
Total Unique Recalls: 3

The warranty period for the 2018 Honda Accord has expired, but you might still have questions about what was covered. If you want to know more about your coverage, check out our Frequently Asked Questions at the end of the article.

Factory Warranty

The factory warranty, also known as a manufacturer’s warranty, is a guarantee that the manufacturer will repair or replace parts related to a manufacturer’s defect. A factory warranty provides reassurance that the car is safe and reliable.

2018 Honda Accord Basic Warranty

The 2018 Honda Accord came with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which lasted three years or 36,000 miles. Some vehicle parts still have separate coverage under different warranties such as the Powertrain and Perforation/Corrosion Warranties.

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover normal wear and tear of vehicle parts, nor did it cover cleaning, polishing, or adding fluids to the car. It did not cover broken, chipped, or scratched window glass or paint unless related to a manufacturer’s defect. Additionally, maintenance items, such as brake pads and filters, were not covered when the original problem was related to wear or abuse. This warranty provided free repair and replacement for any defects caused by faulty materials or workmanship.

2018 Honda Accord Powertrain Warranty

The 2018 Honda Accord came with a Powertrain Warranty, which lasts five years or 60,000 miles.  This warranty provides free repair and replacement for any defects caused by faulty materials or workmanship. This warranty is likely still active for your 2018 Honda Accord.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The rust perforation limited warranty allows the vehicle’s original owner or lessee to make a claim if any part of the vehicle’s body rusted completely through from the inside out. Coverage is still available because the warranty is valid for five years. 

On the other hand, any rust that does not perforate but is caused by a factory defect was covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which has expired. The corrosion perforation warranty does not cover surface rust on the vehicle’s body or underbody. It doesn’t cover paint matching, body panel rust caused by lack of maintenance, and rust caused by immersion in water.

Air Conditioning Warranty

While there is no specific air conditioning warranty coverage for the 2018 Honda Accord, some coverage was available under the Federal Emissions System Coverage for defective workmanship or parts. Additionally, refrigerant was covered for the first two years or 24,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Paint Warranty

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No specific warranty covers paint for the 2018 Honda Accord. Some components of the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, which lasts five years, might apply to vehicle paint. However, the warranty does not cover paint matching. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which is now out of date, only covered paint damage related to vehicle manufacturing or shipping.

Battery Warranty

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The 12-volt battery was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. This coverage has now expired. There is a Replacement Battery Limited Warranty for the 2018 Honda Accord. These batteries are still covered under the warranty, which lasts 100 months.

During the first 36 months of coverage, defective replacement batteries were replaced at no cost. For the remainder of the warranty period, owners will receive a credit toward a replacement battery they purchase.

Tire Warranty

The 2018 Honda Accord does not come with a Honda warranty. The tires might have individual warranties from their manufacturers. A dealer can provide more information about where the vehicle tires originated.

Emissions Warranty

The 2018 Honda Accord came with an emissions warranty. The Federal Emissions warranty was in addition to the Honda New Vehicle Limited Warranty, but it lasted three years or 36,000 miles. Qualified vehicles were those with emissions issues related to factory defects. Honda covered maintenance, replacement, and repair of emissions control devices. If the vehicle failed an EPA-approved emissions test, Honda would make adjustments, replacements, and repairs when necessary.

Not all parts were covered as part of the emissions warranty. For instance, the warranty didn’t cover malfunctions caused by accidents, misuse, or abuse of the vehicle. Additionally, the warranty didn’t cover the replacement of maintenance items such as filters, hoses, belts, and spark plugs.

Honda Accord owners in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington might have additional coverage under the California Emissions Warranties provided by Honda.

Some parts might still be under warranty. According to the Clean Air Act, manufacturers are required to cover some components, including the engine computer, catalytic converter, and on-board diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles.

2018 Honda Accord Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Drivers who purchased the 2018 Honda Accord from a Honda dealership were eligible to buy an extended warranty under the Honda Care package. This extended warranty covers replacements and repairs that might occur following the three-year or 36,000-month period. Honda Care would extend coverage for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. If you’re uncertain whether you purchased this coverage, you can check MyGarage with your vehicle information. If you’d rather call, you can reach out to 1-800-382-2238 toll-free between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday. You can also contact the Honda dealership for additional information about your extended warranty.

2018 Honda Accord Extended Warranty Available Now

Honda Care protects drivers from expensive repairs and replacements after the factory warranty expires. Honda Accord owners can purchase this service contract from Honda Care for factory-backed extended coverage.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2018 Honda Accord, 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. The five levels of coverage are designed to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated on 11/12/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

2018 HONDA ACCORD 4 DR FWD

  • December 10, 2020 – BCM Software Malfunction/FMVSS 103/111
  • May 28, 2020 – Fuel Pump May Fail
  • September 13, 2018 – Rearview Image Display Failure/FMVSS 111

2018 HONDA ACCORD HYBRID 4 DR FWD

  • December 10, 2020 – BCM Software Malfunction/FMVSS 103/111

2018 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure

The warranty brochure for this vehicle has more information about what the policy does and does not cover. Click here to read the 2018 Honda Accord warranty booklet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can Void a 2018 Honda Accord Warranty?

The 2018 Honda Accord warranty brochure warns against misusing or overloading the sedan. The vehicle’s repairs and replacements were also not covered if the problem was caused by an accident or a natural disaster. A damaged or changed odometer would also void the warranty. Vehicle abuse and misuse or unapproved alterations could also void the warranty. Finally, a salvaged car title means the warranty is no longer applicable.

Does Missing Maintenance Appointments Void the Warranty?

The vehicle owner is responsible for all maintenance listed in the Honda owner’s manual. The Honda warranty brochure recommends keeping receipts related to all maintenance for your 2018 Honda Accord. However, failing to provide maintenance does not necessarily void the warranty.

How Do You Know if Your 2018 Honda Accord Is Still Under Warranty?

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired for the 2018 Honda Accord. Some warranty coverage, including powertrain, corrosion/perforation, and emissions coverage, may still apply. The best way to know if a vehicle is still covered is to check the warranty booklet or contact Honda.

What’s the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

The 2018 Honda Accord powertrain warranty covers the vehicle’s engine, transmission, and drivetrain. On the other hand, a bumper-to-bumper warranty covers most essential components of your vehicle. It does not cover issues related to normal wear and tear.

If you’d like to read more about the distinctions between warranties, please check out our article: The Ultimate Guide to Car Warranties.

The 2018 Honda Accord might have an expired factory warranty, but it does not mean an extended plan is unavailable. Warranty coverage can help cover expenses. If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, check out the CARCHEX+FIXD 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 app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more.

Resources

“2018 Honda Accord 4 Dr FWD.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/HONDA/ACCORD/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls.

“2018 Honda Accord Hybrid 4 Dr FWD.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/HONDA/ACCORD%252520HYBRID/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls.

Honda (2018). 2018 Honda Accord Warranty Handbook, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2018_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_AWL05251_FINAL.pdf

Learn more about your 2018 Honda Accord warranty, including coverage for the powertrain, emissions systems, air conditioner, tires, and corrosion.

FIXD Research Team

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