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2018 Honda Pilot Warranty – Is It Expired?

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Is Your 2018 Honda Pilot Warranty in Effect? Find Out What’s Expired

Honda has a reputation for building reliable cars that owners drive long after their Factory Warranty expires. This manufacturer’s comprehensive coverage comes with every new vehicle, so you can drive off the dealership’s lot with confidence knowing that you’re protected if your vehicle requires service. But has your 2018 Pilot’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty still in effect? You’ll find the answers to your questions in this guide.

2018 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 with no mileage limits
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:8 years and 4 months
Tire Warranty:Warrantied by tire manufacturer
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles (50,000 miles in some states)
7 years or 70,000 miles in some states
8 years or 80,000 miles for some parts
Total Unique Recalls:3

We’ve put together a list of answers to Honda owners’ most frequently asked warranty questions in our FAQ section. In addition, we’ll highlight the critical details of your 2018 Honda Pilot’s warranty, so you know what coverage is still in effect, what has already lapsed, and what to do next so you stay protected.

Factory Warranty

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2018 Honda Pilot Basic Warranty

Honda’s Basic Warranty (also called the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty) runs for three years or 36,000 miles. However, this coverage has expired.

This warranty started on the day the vehicle first left the dealership new. It also covered original components like wiper blade inserts, key fob batteries, remote batteries for six months, wheel balancing and alignment for one year or 12,000 miles, and air conditioning refrigerant for two years or 24,000 miles. This coverage also expired.

Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty didn’t cover every component of your 2018 Pilot. This policy excluded items and services like normal wear and tear, routine maintenance, cleaning, minor cosmetic flaws, adding fluids, and broken glass.

2018 Honda Pilot Powertrain Warranty

Your 2018 Honda Pilot’s powertrain had protection for five years or 60,000 miles against defective components. This coverage is still valid.

Honda will pay to repair or replace the internal and external parts of your vehicle’s powertrain system completely free, including the engine, transmission, transaxle, and front- or rear-wheel-drive system, as equipped on your model.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protects your 2018 Pilot for five years, and this coverage has no mileage limits. This warranty is also still valid.

Honda’s corrosion protection policy covers only those body panels that rust perforates from the inside out. This coverage also transfers to panels previously serviced under this warranty for the remaining five-year policy period. Only the vehicle owner can file a claim for corrosion protection, and this warranty comes with many exclusions, including paint matching, underbody corrosion, and oxidation caused by:

  • Lack of maintenance
  • Abuse or misuse
  • Immersion in corrosive materials like water
  • Road hazards

Battery Warranty

Your 2018 Honda Pilot’s Basic Warranty covers the original equipment battery for three years or 36,000 miles. As of 2022, this warranty has expired.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Honda covered your 2018 Pilot’s air conditioning system under the Emissions Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles in most states or 50,000 miles in states that recognize California Emissions regulations. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty also covered the refrigerant for two years or 24,000 miles. This warranty protection has expired.

Paint Warranty

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Paint is not covered under any warranties for the 2019 Honda Pilot unless the damage is due to a flaw in workmanship or other defect. Honda requires that owners contact the dealership as soon as possible after purchase to report these issues.

Tire Warranty

Honda does not warranty tires. The original manufacturer provided this coverage. However, it’s unlikely that this original equipment is still on your 2018 Pilot.

Contact your local dealership for assistance if you believe your tires, including the spare, still are under warranty. You can also call the original manufacturer directly and inquire about their warranty policy. Honda used the following tire companies in 2018:

  • Yokohama (800-722-9888)
  • Michelin (800-847-3435) 
  • Goodyear/Dunlap (800-321-2136)
  • Continental (800-847-3349)
  • Bridgestone/Firestone (800-367-3872)

Federal Emissions Warranty

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty protects your 2018Pilot for three years or 36,000 miles, while the California Emissions Warranty (states listed below) is good for three years or 50,000 miles. This coverage has expired, but your Pilot may have other emissions warranty protection.

The Clean Air Act requires Honda to warranty the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. You may also have additional protection if you live in a state that adopted California’s stringent emission regulations. 

In addition to these coverages, the California Emissions Warranty also provides seven years or 70,000 miles of warranty coverage if your vehicle fails an EPA-approved smog test. During this period, the automaker will diagnose, adjust, repair, or replace necessary components to bring your Pilot into compliance. Take your vehicle and a copy of the failed emissions report to an authorized Honda dealer for service. These states include:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

2018 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

You must purchase a Honda Care extended warranty policy before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. Unfortunately, it’s too late to buy this protection for your 2018 Pilot.

2018 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available Now

It’s not too late to purchase an extended warranty from Honda. We recommend shopping around for a budget-friendly policy from a third-party provider.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2018 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.

2018 Honda Pilot Recalls

Last updated on 12/6/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • November 29, 2021 – Hood May Open While Driving
  • April 12, 2019 – Timing Belt Teeth May Separate
  • April 5, 2018 – Rivets that Secure Seats may Fail
  • November 29, 2021 – Hood May Open While Driving
  • April 12, 2019 – Timing Belt Teeth May Separate
  • April 5, 2018 – Rivets that Secure Seats may Fail

2018 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Click here to view the 2018 Honda Pilot warranty booklet. It will have all the necessary information to understand your vehicle’s warranty better.

FAQs

Honda owners know they can come to us for straight answers. That’s why we put together this list of the common questions other 2018 Pilot owners have about their warranty coverage:

Does Honda Have a 100,000-Mile Warranty?

Honda’s Factory Warranty runs for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. The company doesn’t offer a 100,000-mile warranty. However, its Corrosion Perforation Warranty doesn’t have any mileage limits, just its five-year limited time frame.

Does Honda Offer a Replacement Battery Warranty?

Yes. While the basic coverage has lapsed, Honda offers a declining credit toward the purchase of a replacement battery during the remaining 64 months of the warranty. This credit ranges from 60% to 5%, and you’re responsible for the remaining balance, plus installation and labor costs.

What Are Honda’s Basic Warranty Terms and Conditions?

To take advantage of any remaining warranty coverage on your 2018 Pilot, you must adhere to Honda’s warranty terms and conditions. This means you should maintain your vehicle according to the specifications in the warranty manual.

Honda offers a generous New Vehicle Limited Warranty on all its models. However, most of the coverage on your 2018 Pilot has expired. Consider shopping around for an extended warranty policy, so you can relax knowing you’re covered for expensive repairs.

If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to 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!

Sources:

2018 Honda Pilot Warranty Booklet. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2018_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_AWL05251_FINAL.pdf.

“Clean Air Act.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

“NHTSA.gov.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/.

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