What Your 2020 Honda Odyssey Warranty Covers
Honda provides every trim in the 2020 Honda Odyssey lineup with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, also called a Factory or Manufacturer’s Warranty. If you’re having mechanical issues with your minivan, from a check engine light to a rusty fender, you’re probably wondering if the repair is covered. With this guide, we’ll help you figure out what coverage you have access to so you can save a few bucks.
Keep in mind that most warranties are in terms of years and mileage, and they expire based on which one occurs first. For example, a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty would expire after three years or if you’ve driven 36,000 miles in less time.
|2020 Honda Odyssey 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:||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Tire Warranty:||See original manufacturer|
|Emissions Warranty:||3 years or 36,000 miles|
3 years or 50,000 miles in some states
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
|Total Unique Recalls:||6|
With our guide, you’ll also learn the answers to the most common questions Honda owners have asked in the FAQ section at the bottom. So, stick around as we delve into the details of your 2020 Honda Odyssey warranty coverage.
2020 Honda Odyssey Basic Warranty
Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty states that the manufacturer will repair or replace any defective part on your 2020 Odyssey for three years or 36,000 miles. There is no charge for this service.
This warranty starts on the day the vehicle was delivered. It also covers the following original components, though this coverage has expired as of 2022:
- Wiper blade inserts (six months)
- Key fob or remote batteries (six months)
- Wheel balancing (one year or 12,000 miles)
- Wheel alignment (one year or 12,000 miles)
Unfortunately, not every component of your 2020 Odyssey is protected under Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It may come with a separate warranty or you may be responsible for the costs out of pocket, like parts that fail due to normal wear and tear. Those items also include:
- Cleaning and polishing
- Cosmetic flaws or minor body and paint damage
- Adding fluids (unless part of a warranty repair)
- Broken, chipped, or scratched window glass (unless defective)
- Maintenance parts (like air filters and brake pads)
2020 Honda Odyssey Powertrain Warranty
Your 2020 Odyssey’s powertrain is protected for five years or 60,000 miles under the Powertrain Limited Warranty. Honda will repair or replace, free of charge, any part deemed defective during normal use.
This warranty also starts on the day you drive off the dealership’s lot, and some powertrain components may have had additional coverages. Honda will pay to repair or replace the internal and external parts of your vehicle’s:
- Front-wheel-drive system
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protects your 2020 Odyssey for five years with no mileage limit. Honda’s corrosion protection policy starts with the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and covers body panels that are perforated by rust from the inside out.
It will also repair previously serviced panels under this warranty, up to the original five-year time frame. However, you can’t transfer the coverage to an insurance company or another person because only the vehicle owner can file a claim. This warranty also has many exclusions, including paint matching, surface rust on the underbody, and corrosion caused by:
- Abuse or misuse
- Lack of maintenance
- Road hazards
- Immersion in water, mud, sand, or other corrosive material
Air Conditioning Warranty
Your 2020 Odyssey’s air conditioning system is protected for three years or 36,000 miles under the Federal Emissions Warranty. Refrigerant, however, is limited to two years or 24,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty unless it needs to be refilled as required by another warrantied repair.
Honda does not offer a paint warranty on the 2020 Odyssey. Any issues with the paint that occurred during shipping or post-manufacturing should have been remedied by the dealership before you took delivery of your new minivan. Otherwise, you’ll pay out of pocket for any damage to the paint.
Honda’s battery coverage also falls under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which is still valid for your 2020 Odyssey. This means that your original 12-volt battery is protected for three years or 36,000 miles.
The original tires that came on your 2020 Odyssey are not warrantied by Honda. The tire manufacturer provides this coverage, including for the spare.
If you believe your tires are still protected, contact your local dealership for assistance or go straight to the manufacturer to learn more about available tire repairs that may be covered. In 2020, Honda used the following tire companies to equip the Odyssey:
Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty covers your 2020 Odyssey for a minimum of three years or 36,000 miles. This coverage extends to 50,000 miles in select states, thanks to the manufacturer’s California Emissions Warranty coverage.
This Emissions Warranty protects the components that make up your minivan’s smog control systems, including the exhaust, ignition, and fuel injection parts. To qualify for coverage under Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty, you must maintain your vehicle according to the specifications in the warranty manual. However, the company won’t deny your claim solely because you didn’t take care of your vehicle. This warranty also covers the following emissions-related components:
- Crankcase control system
- Exhaust gas recirculation system
- Evaporative and refueling emissions control system
- Intake air system
- Onboard diagnostics system
- Transmission control system
- Secondary air injection system
- Valve control system
The Clean Air Act requires Honda to cover the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. Additionally, if you live in one of the 13 states with stringent emission regulations and your 2020 Odyssey fails a smog check, some components may be protected for as long as seven years or 70,000 miles under the California Emissions Warranty. Take your vehicle and a copy of the report to an authorized Honda dealer for repair. These states include:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
Honda will not pay to repair or replace any emissions component with damage that was caused by abuse, misuse, alteration, accident, or the use of nonapproved gasoline. It also doesn’t cover replacement maintenance items, like spark plugs, hoses, coolant, or lubricants.
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 Odyssey Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase
You can purchase an extended warranty for your 2020 Odyssey through Honda Care. Make sure you do so before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, or you won’t be eligible for coverage.
2020 Honda Odyssey Extended Warranty Available Now
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty on your 2020 Honda Odyssey is still valid. That means your window to purchase a Honda Care policy is still open. You can also purchase an extended warranty from a third party if you prefer.
If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2020 Honda Odyssey, 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 12/15/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.
- January 14, 2021 – Fuel Tank May Overfill Into Charcoal Canister
- July 28, 2020 – Distorted or Inoperative Rearview Camera/FMVSS 111
- July 28, 2020 – Instrument Panel Software Incorrect/FMVSS 101/111
- July 28, 2020 – Delayed or Inoperative Rearview Camera/FMVSS 111
- July 28, 2020 – Power Sliding Doors May Open While Moving
- February 6, 2020 – Accessory Power Outlet Harness May Short Circuit
2020 Honda Odyssey Warranty Brochure/Booklet
Your Honda Odyssey’s warranty brochure has all the information you need to better understand your coverage.
Here are some frequently asked questions about your warranty coverage that other 2020 Honda Odyssey owners have brought to our attention:
Honda’s warranty coverage is very comprehensive. However, it doesn’t cover everything, including regular maintenance and damages caused by collisions, vandalism, theft, or weather. Normal wear and tear parts are also excluded.
Honda provides a Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty that runs for up to eight years and four months. During the first three years of this warranty, Honda will replace a defective battery at no cost, including parts, labor, and installation, regardless of the vehicle’s mileage.
The amount of coverage declines periodically during the remaining 64 months of this warranty. You’ll receive a credit toward the purchase price of a replacement battery from an authorized Honda dealer. However, you’ll have to pay the balance, plus installation and labor costs. This credit is based on the current retail price and runs from 60% during months 37 to 45, down to 5% for months 96 to 100.
Honda offers additional warranties, including a 15-year or 150,000-mile policy on its seat belts, a Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty, and an Accessory Limited Warranty that runs for three years or 36,000 miles.
Your 2020 Odyssey came with a generous warranty package from Honda. If you plan to keep it after the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, don’t wait to look for an extended policy.
Since your Factory Warranty is soon expiring, you may be looking for new ways to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, so 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!
“2020 Honda Odyssey Van Fwd.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/HONDA/ODYSSEY/VAN/FWD.
Honda 2020 Odyssey Warranty Booklet. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.pdf.
“What Does the Honda Warranty Cover? (2022 Full Guide).” MarketWatch, 30 June 2022, https://www.marketwatch.com/picks/guides/finance/auto-warranty/honda-warranty/.
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