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2020 Honda Accord Warranty – All Coverage & Exceptions

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All About Your 2020 Honda Accord Warranty

Understanding a car warranty can be difficult. If you’re trying to decipher your 2020 Honda Accord warranty, we’re here to help you learn what’s covered and what’s not. We’ll explain what the Factory Warranty (also called a Manufacturer’s Warranty) covers as well as how long it lasts, and we’ll tell you whether your warranty covers parts like tires, paint, batteries, and air conditioning. If you have further questions, check out the FAQs at the bottom of the article to learn more.

2020 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
Battery Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles (12-volt)
8 years or 100,000 miles (high-voltage hybrid)
Emissions Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
Roadside Assistance Coverage:3 years or 36,000 miles
Total Unique Recalls:3

Factory Warranty

2020 Honda Accord Basic Warranty

The 2020 Honda Accord comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile Manufacturer’s Warranty, also called the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Basic Warranty. The warranty date began on the date of vehicle delivery or leasing. This warranty covers free repairs and replacements for parts that are defective during normal vehicle use. Normal wear and tear is excluded.

This New Vehicle Limited Warranty also covered key fobs and remotes for six months. It covered wiper blades for six months and wheel alignment for the first year or 12,000 miles. As of 2022, this portion of the Basic Warranty has expired.

2020 Honda Accord Powertrain Warranty

The 2020 Honda Accord has a five-year, 60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty. This warranty covers components of the powertrain, including the engine, transmission, and front-wheel-drive system. Within the engine itself, Honda will cover defective cylinder blocks, valve trains, oil pumps, fuel injectors, and more.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2020 Honda Accord comes with a five-year Rust or Corrosion Perforation Warranty with unlimited miles. This warranty covers the repair and replacement of body panels rusted completely from the inside out for the vehicle’s original owner.

This warranty does not cover paint matching, surface rust on other parts of the vehicle, rust caused by abuse or lack of maintenance, or rust caused by water immersion.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Honda does not provide a specific Air Conditioning Warranty, but the New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers air conditioner refrigerant for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some components of the air conditioner may also be covered as part of the Emissions Warranty.

Paint Warranty

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The 2020 Honda Accord Basic Warranty doesn’t cover most paint-related issues. Vehicle owners who notice flaws or defects in the paint upon delivery should contact the dealer immediately. While the Rust Perforation Warranty may cover rusted body panels, it does not guarantee paint matching.

Battery Warranty

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Honda’s Factory Warranty covers the 12-volt battery under the Basic Warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles. Hybrid models include a high-voltage hybrid battery, which is covered by a High Voltage Battery Capacity Warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles.

Hybrid batteries normally degrade slightly over time with use, so just because you experience a loss in range does not mean this warranty will cover a replacement. It is up to your Honda dealer to determine if your high-voltage battery has degraded faster than normal and qualifies for a replacement.

Tire Warranty

No tire warranty is included in the 2020 Honda Accord coverage. However, the tires may come with coverage from the manufacturer of the tires. Vehicle owners can contact the tire manufacturer to learn more about this coverage.

Emissions Warranty

The 2020 Honda Accord Federal Emissions Warranty covers the vehicle’s emissions systems for three years or 36,000 miles. If a vehicle fails an EPA-approved emissions test during this time period, Honda will provide a free repair to help it comply. 

Honda will not decline repairs or replacements for vehicles without general maintenance during this time, but the warranty may be void for vehicles with unapproved modifications or that have been abused. According to the Clean Air Act, Honda must also cover the onboard diagnostic system, engine computer, and catalytic converter for eight years or 80,000 miles.

2020 Honda Accord Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Drivers who purchased a new 2020 Honda Accord had access to a Honda Care plan from the dealership. This extended warranty is valid after the basic warranty expires. This extended warranty through Honda Care would cover the engine, axles, air conditioning, transmission, and other components for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. This warranty can transfer to a new owner. If you’re uncertain if your vehicle has an extended warranty, contact a Honda dealer.

2020 Honda Accord Extended Warranty Available Now

Honda Care coverage is available only through a Honda dealer. If you purchased your vehicle in 2020, you may still be eligible to purchase an extended warranty through the manufacturer. You also have the option to purchase an extended warranty through a third party.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2020 Honda Accord, check out the FIXD+CARCHEX 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 11/14/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • March 25, 2021 – Fuel Pump May Fail
  • December 10, 2020 – BCM Software Malfunction/FMVSS 103/111
  • December 17, 2020 – Loss of Drive Power from DC-DC Converter Shutdown
  • December 10, 2020 – BCM Software Malfunction/FMVSS 103/111

2020 Honda Accord Warranty Brochure

You’ll find more information about your vehicle’s specific factory warranty in the booklet. Click here to view the 2020 Honda Accord warranty brochure.

FAQs

Here are the answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the 2020 Honda Accord warranty:

What Repairs Are Not Covered by the Factory Warranty?

Only components damaged by factory defects or defective workmanship are covered. The warranty doesn’t cover normal deterioration, wear and tear, cleaning, or fluids. The Honda Manufacturer’s Warranty will not cover repairs related to abuse, misuse, or improper maintenance. Additionally, maintenance items like brake pads and filters may not be covered when they’re replaced due to regular wear and tear.

Does the Honda Warranty Cover the Catalytic Converter?

For warrantable conditions, Honda will repair and replace catalytic converters as part of the Federal Emissions Warranty coverage. The catalytic converter is part of the emission control system, which also includes the ignition system and fuel injection system.

How Long Does Honda’s Engine Warranty Last?

The engine is part of the vehicle’s powertrain. Honda’s Powertrain Warranty lasts five years or 60,000 miles. Individual engine components included in the warranty include timing gears, timing belts, valve covers, engine mounts, fuel pumps, water pumps, and more. The warranty also includes the drivetrain and transmission for the same length of time.

Does the Honda Warranty Cover Parts and Labor?

For all warrantable conditions, Honda will cover replacement parts and repairs at the Honda dealer. The warranty covers parts and labor, which means owners don’t have to pay for any part of the repair.

Does the 2020 Honda Accord Come With a Seat Belt Warranty?

There is a Seat Belt Limited Warranty for the 2020 Honda Accord. A seat belt that fails to function properly will be covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles.

Will Honda Cover Accessories?

If you purchase Honda accessories with your vehicle, they will be covered by your Honda Accessory Limited Warranty for up to three years or 36,000 miles. The warranty date depends on the initial time of installation. This warranty does not cover Honda accessories designed for a different model or model year, nor does it cover accessories that are improperly installed.

Learning more about your vehicle’s warranty can help you get the repairs your vehicle needs. Make sure that your vehicle is still under warranty and contact the dealership to learn more about your warranty. You might also consider getting an extended warranty through a third party to expand your coverage.

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

2020 Honda Warranty Basebook [PDF]. (2020). American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Retrieved November 14, 2022, from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.pdf

Learn more about the details of your 2020 Honda Accord warranties and see which repairs and replacements are covered under your Factory Warranty.

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