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2020 Honda HR-V Warranty – Coverages, Extensions, and More

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2020 Honda HR-V Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Not

When you buy a new Honda vehicle, it comes with a Factory Warranty. This warranty is also called a Manufacturer’s Warranty or a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, but all these terms refer to the same coverage. Having a warranty for your HR-V can give you peace of mind, but it’s important that you understand the terms and conditions of the warranty as well as what it will and will not cover. In this article, we’ll go over all the details of your 2020 Honda HR-V warranty so you understand everything you need to know about its coverage.

2020 Honda HR-V Factory Warranty Coverage: 
New Vehicle Limited Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Limited Warranty:5 years or 60,000 miles 
Rust Perforation Limited Warranty:5 years with no mileage limit 
Battery Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Tire Warranty:Warranted by the tire manufacturer
Federal 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

If you still have unanswered questions, refer to the frequently asked questions section at the end of the article for more information.

Factory Warranty

2020 Honda HR-V New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Whether you bought or leased your 2020 Honda HR-V, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty went into effect when you took delivery of the vehicle. This coverage is good for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. It will pay to repair or replace defective parts caused by poor workmanship. As long as your HR-V has fewer than 36,000 miles, this warranty is still valid. It only covered batteries for key fobs and remotes and wiper blade replacements for the first six months. Coverage not included in this warranty includes:

  • Normal wear and tear
  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Adding fluids
  • Damaged window glass
  • Expendable parts such as brake pads and filters

2020 Honda HR-V Powertrain Limited Warranty

Under the Powertrain Limited Warranty, your 2020 Honda HR-V has coverage for the engine, transmission, transaxle, and drive system for five years or 60,000 miles. Honda will pay to repair or replace parts of these systems that are damaged due to poor quality or workmanship. Some parts might have additional coverage under other warranties. Unless your HR-V has more than 60,000 miles, this coverage is still good. If you have a front-wheel-drive system, the warranty covers these parts:

  • Final drive housing
  • Driveshafts
  • Constant velocity joints
  • Front hubs and bearings
  • Seals and gaskets

If you have a rear-wheel-drive system, the warranty pays to replace these parts:

  • Differential housing
  • Propeller shafts
  • Universal joints
  • Driveshafts
  • Constant velocity joints
  • Rear hubs and bearings
  • Seals and gaskets

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty went into effect the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Only the 2020 HR-V’s original owner can make a claim using this warranty, but it’s good for five years and has no mileage limit. This coverage is still valid. If any of the panels on your SUV rust through completely, Honda will pay to repair or replace them. This warranty only covers the new panels until the original five-year period ends and won’t pay to repair or replace panels that rust from:

  • Abuse or misuse
  • Road hazards like rocks and debris
  • Immersion in sand, mud, or water
  • Corrosive gas or industrial fallout 

Air Conditioning Warranty

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Your air conditioning system falls under coverage from the Federal Emissions Warranty or California Emissions Warranty. Honda will pay to repair your air conditioner if it stops working due to faulty parts from the manufacturer for three years or 36,000 miles. Coolant recharging is covered for two years or 24,000 miles. The coolant recharging portion of the warranty is about to expire or already has if your HR-V has more than 24,000 miles on it, but the air conditioner is still under warranty.

Paint Warranty

The 2020 Honda HR-V warranty won’t pay for anything related to the appearance of your vehicle. Unless noted when taking possession of the vehicle, flaws in the paint job or the body of the vehicle are the owner’s responsibility.

Battery Warranty

The 2020 Honda HR-V’s original 12-volt battery is covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. This warranty is still in effect as of 2022.

Tire Warranty

All tires on Honda vehicles are warrantied by their manufacturer. These warranties typically have mileage caps and time limits. You can check Honda’s website to find a statement about tire warranties or contact your dealer if you need assistance with your tire warranty.

Federal Emissions Warranty

A Federal Emissions Warranty covers the emissions system in your 2020 Honda HR-V for three years or 36,000 miles. In California and other select states, this warranty lasts 50,000 miles. Certain parts of this system might be covered for seven years or 70,000 miles. Under the Clean Air Act’s standards, some emissions system parts are under warranty for up to eight years or 80,000 miles. You should still have coverage for your emissions system as long as you aren’t over the mileage cap.

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

2020 Honda HR-V Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

When purchasing a new Honda vehicle, you have the option to get the Honda Care plan to extend your warranty coverage. With this plan, you can get certain parts of your vehicle covered for eight years or 120,000 miles. You must buy this plan before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. You might still have the option to purchase this coveragewhich includes roadside assistance, trip interruption coverage, and rental car assistance. The Factory Warranty doesn’t include these coverage options.

2020 Honda HR-V Extended Warranty Available Now

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While a Honda Care plan might be an option for your 2020 Honda HR-V if it has fewer than 36,000 miles on it, you can also look into third-party extended warranties. There are benefits to these types of warranties that Honda doesn’t offer.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2020 Honda HR-V, 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.


Last updated on 10/24/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

As of November 2022, there are no recalls on the 2020 Honda HR-V. However, there have been nine complaints filed on this SUV.

2020 Honda HR-V Warranty Booklet/Brochure

To learn more about your 2020 Honda HR-V warranty, download the warranty brochure. You can read the 2020 Honda HR-V warranty by clicking this link.


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

To ensure you qualify for all the warranty work you might need for your 2020 Honda HR-V, you must maintain the vehicle according to the schedule provided by the manufacturer. You should also drive your HR-V properly, avoiding being too hard on the engine or causing undue stress to its components. If you notice a problem, take it in for diagnostics right away.

Honda has a Seat Belt Limited Warranty that’s good for 15 years or 150,000 miles. This coverage starts the same day as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It will pay to replace the seat belts in your SUV if they’re damaged due to poor workmanship in materials or parts. However, the warranty won’t replace your seat belts for comfort or cosmetic reasons.

If the accessories in your 2020 Honda HR-V were installed before the vehicle’s retail sale, the Accessory Limited Warranty covers them for the length of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Parts installed after retail sale are under warranty for as long as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty is in effect or for one year after installation by a Honda dealer. Parts installed by someone other than a Honda dealer have a one-year warranty.

Honda will pay to replace the 12-volt battery, including labor and installation, for three years or 36,000 miles. After this time, Honda covers the cost of the battery, but not installation and labor, according to this chart:

  • Months 37 to 45: 60%
  • Months 46 to 55: 50%
  • Months 56 to 65: 40%
  • Months 66 to 75: 30%
  • Months 76 to 85: 20%
  • Months 86 to 95: 10%
  • Months 96 to 100: 5%

According to the terms of Honda’s warranty, you can have warranty work performed by anyone you want. Honda will pay for or reimburse you for the work that’s done under your warranty. You might want to have work done at a Honda dealership, whose technicians are most familiar with your vehicle and who know how to perform common maintenance and repairs.

With this information, you should have a good grasp of the details of your 2020 Honda HR-V warranty. If you want to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan. And remember, the best way to ensure you get 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 if you’d like automated maintenance alerts based on your Honda HR-V’s mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more.


2020 Honda Warranty Basebook, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., (2019), Retrieved on Nov. 23, 2022, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.pdf

2020 Honda Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on Nov. 23, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/HONDA/HR-V/SUV/FWD

2020 Honda Recalls, NHTSA, (2022), Retrieved on Nov. 23, 2022, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/HONDA/HR-V/SUV/AWD

Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, EPA, (2022), Retrieved on Nov. 23, 2022, https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air#:~:text=Specified%20major%20emission,device%20or%20computer

Do You Need to Service Your Car at the Dealership to Keep Your Warranty Valid?, Autotrader, (2021), Retrieved on Nov. 23, 2022, https://www.autotrader.com/car-tips/do-you-need-service-your-car-dealership-keep-your-warranty-valid

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