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2020 Honda Fit Warranty – Facts & Details

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2020 Honda Fit Warranty Guide

The 2020 Honda Fit’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty lasts for three years or 36,000 miles. It’s likely this factory warranty has time or miles remaining. Other warranties, like the Powertrain Warranty, are still in effect unless you’ve exceeded the mileage limit.

Although your 2020 Honda Fit isn’t very old, you may still wonder if you have coverage and what that coverage entails. If you have questions about your 2020 Honda Fit warranty, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve created this helpful guide that lays out all the details of the Fit’s warranty to help you understand what’s covered and what isn’t. You can keep reading to the end of the article to find an FAQ section that provides additional information that many people want to know.

Factory Warranty

You’ll see car warranties listed in limits of both time and miles, but these limitations are for whichever cap comes first. So if you reach the mileage limit of 36,000 for the Basic Warranty before the three-year cap, the warranty will still expire at that time.

We created this table to show the warranty terms for the 2020 Honda Fit. We will discuss each warranty in more detail below.

2020 Honda Fit 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 unlimited miles
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Emissions Warranty:

3 years or 36,000 miles

3 years or 50,000 miles in some states

8 years or 80,000 miles for some parts

Total Unique Recalls:0

2020 Honda Fit Basic Warranty

The 2020 Honda Fit New Vehicle Limited Warranty started on the day the first owner took ownership of the vehicle. It’s good for three years or 36,000 miles, so as long as you haven’t hit the 36,000-mile mark, you still have coverage. 

This warranty will pay to repair or replace any parts that are defective due to poor workmanship or low-quality materials. The following repairs are excluded under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty:

  • Repairing window glass that’s chipped, scratched, or broken
  • Cleaning or polishing any part of the vehicle
  • Adding fluids that aren’t part of another repair
  • Replacing expendable items like brake pads, filters, and spark plugs

2020 Honda Fit Powertrain Warranty

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On the same day that your New Vehicle Limited Warranty started, your 2020 Honda Fit Powertrain Limited Warranty went into effect. This coverage is good for five years or 60,000 miles. You still have coverage under this warranty if you haven’t exceeded 60,000 miles.

It will pay for repairs to your engine, transmission, transaxle, and drive system. Parts this warranty may cover on your Fit include

  • Cylinder block and head and all internal parts
  • Oil pan and pump
  • Flywheel
  • Water and fuel pump
  • Torque converter
  • Driveshafts
  • Front hubs and bearings
  • Seals and gaskets

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

For five years with no mileage cap, the original owner can take advantage of the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty for your 2020 Honda Fit. This coverage does not transfer to a different owner. It pays to replace or repair original panels that rust through entirely. 

This warranty won’t cover rusted underbody panels or rust on any part of the vehicle other than the body panels. It also doesn’t pay to replace panels if they rust from

  • Immersion in water
  • Immersion in sand
  • Immersion in mud
  • Road debris damage
  • Road hazards
  • Abuse
  • Misuse
  • Corrosive gas
  • Industrial fallout
  • Lack of maintenance

Air Conditioning Warranty

Your air conditioning system has coverage under the Federal Emissions Warranty. This warranty provides coverage for three years or 36,000 miles and is still in effect as long as your 2020 Honda Fit has less than 36,000 miles. 

Recharging the coolant was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for two years or 24,000 miles. This portion of the coverage is expired for most 2020 Honda Fits.

Paint Warranty

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Any damage you noticed on the body or paint job on your 2020 Honda Fit needed to be brought to the attention of the dealer right away. Honda doesn’t provide a warranty for the paint job or anything related to the appearance of its vehicles.

Battery Warranty

Using the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, you can make a claim for the 12-volt battery of your 2020 Honda Fit if it fails. The Basic Warranty will pay to replace the battery, including any installation or labor fees.

Replacement Battery Warranty

If you had a replacement battery put in your 2020 Honda Fit, the new battery comes with a Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty that covers it for 100 months, or eight years and four months. 

During the first three years of this warranty, you’ll have full coverage on replacing, installing, and labor fees for the battery. In the last 64 months, the warranty only pays a portion of the battery replacement cost, and it won’t cover labor and installation fees. Use this chart to determine how much you’ll have to pay for the new battery:

  • Months 37 to 45: 60% coverage
  • Months 46 to 55: 50% coverage
  • Months 56 to 65: 40% coverage
  • Months 66 to 75: 30% coverage
  • Months 76 to 85: 20% coverage
  • Months 86 to 95: 10% coverage
  • Months 96 to100: 5% coverage

Tire Warranty

Honda doesn’t cover the tires for your 2020 Honda Fit under warranty. The manufacturer provides a separate Tire Warranty. You can find a warranty statement for your tires on the Honda website. 

With the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, you could have your wheels balanced and aligned for the first year or 12,000 miles, but this portion of the coverage is now expired.

Emissions Warranty

The 2020 Honda Fit has a Federal Emissions Warranty that covers the system’s components for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty started on the day you took delivery of your vehicle and is still valid if haven’t exceeded 36,000 miles.

In California and select states, emissions systems are under warranty for three years or 50,000 miles, and some parts have coverage for seven years or 70,000 miles.

Because of the Clean Air Act, you may have coverage for some components, such as the catalytic converter, for eight years or 80,000 miles. These are some of the major components that the Federal Emissions Warranty encompasses:

  • Exhaust system
  • Ignition system
  • Intake air system
  • OBD system
  • Transmission control system
  • Active grille shutter

2020 Honda Fit Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

When you bought your 2020 Honda Fit, you had the option to purchase Honda Care. This extends warranty coverage to eight years or 120,000 miles.  If your New Vehicle Limited Warranty is still valid, you can opt for this warranty extension now. 

The extended warranty through Honda includes additional coverage not in your Factory Warranty, like roadside assistance and trip interruption insurance.

2020 Honda Fit Extended Warranty Available Now

Even if you still have coverage from your New Vehicle Limited Warranty for your 2020 Honda Fit, this coverage will run out soon. You can start researching third-party extended warranties now to make sure you’re still covered when your warranty ends.

When you start looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2020 Honda Fit, 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 for all budgets. Call now for a no-obligation quote that’s completely free to see if this warranty might fit your needs.

Recalls

Last updated on 12/16/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

As of December 2022, there are no recalls for the 2020 Honda Fit. However, there have been eight complaints filed for this vehicle.

2020 Honda Fit Warranty Brochure/Booklet

By downloading a PDF version of the 2020 Honda Fit warranty brochure, you can always have your warranty details at hand. This can help you discover what’s covered if you need any repairs done.

2020 Honda Fit Warranty Booklet

FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the 2020 Honda Fit warranty:

Will the Seat Belts in the 2020 Honda Fit Have a Warranty?

The 2020 Honda Fit seat belts come with a 15-year, 150,000-mile warranty. This coverage will pay to replace seat belts that are defective due to workmanship or materials. The warranty does not cover seatbelts for cosmetic or comfort reasons.

Which Accessories Are Covered Under Warranty for the 2020 Honda Fit?

Any factory-installed accessories on your 2020 Honda Fit before are covered by the Accessory Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. Honda-manufactured replacement parts are also eligible for warranty. Ask the Honda dealer for details.

What Might Void the 2020 Honda Fit Warranty?

There are several things that can void your 2020 Honda Fit Warranty: Not maintaining the factory-recommended maintenance schedule for things like oil changes or driving your vehicle beyond its intended capabilities (such as off-road or above its speed limits).

Conclusion

This guide should help you understand what your 2020 Honda Fit warranty does and doesn’t cover. You can always consult your warranty booklet or talk to your dealer if you need more details on the coverage you still have.

When your Factory Warranty expires, you may be looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan.

And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage and prevent costly repairs is to follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. You can also get the FIXD Sensor and free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources

Frequent Questions related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, (2022), Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

2020 Honda Fit Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/HONDA/FIT/5%252520HB/FWD#complaints

2020 Honda Warranty Booklet, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2019), Retrieved from https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.pdf

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