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2020 Honda Passport Warranty – Its Coverage & Exclusions

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - May 31, 2021: The logo for Honda Motor Company (TYO: 7267, NYSE: HMC) on a sign at a car dealership.
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What Your 2020 Honda Passport Warranty Covers and What It Doesn’t

Your 2020 Honda Passport came with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with standard bumper-to-bumper, powertrain, and corrosion coverage that will help you avoid costly repairs and keep your SUV running smoothly. Get more out of your Honda warranty with this guide. We’ll help you figure out which policies are still active, so you can save a few bucks next time your Passport develops mechanical issues.

2020 Honda Passport 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
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles (California)
Total Unique Recalls:3

We’ve also done the research to provide you with the answers you need in our FAQ section at the end of this article. Let’s delve into the details of your 2020 Honda Passport’s Factory Warranty, also known as the Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Factory Warranty

2020 Honda Passport Basic Warranty

Under Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the manufacturer will repair or replace any defective part on your 2020 Passport for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. There is no charge for this service.

This warranty starts on the day you took delivery of the vehicle, and it also covers the following original components:

  • 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)
  • Air conditioning refrigerant (two years or 24,000 miles)

Not every component on your 2020 Passport is protected under this New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Excluded items and services include:

  • Parts that fail due to normal wear and tear
  • Cleaning or polishing
  • Cosmetic or minor flaws on the body or paint
  • Adding fluids (unless part of a covered repair)
  • Broken window glass (unless defective)
  • Routine maintenance parts or services (such as oil changes and air filters)

2020 Honda Passport Powertrain Warranty

Your 2020 Honda Passport’s powertrain is warrantied for five years or 60,000 miles against defective components with normal use. These repairs are free of charge. Some powertrain components might have had additional coverage. Honda will pay to repair or replace the internal and external parts of your vehicle:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Transaxle
  • Front- or all-wheel-drive system (as equipped)

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Rust over the wheel of a silver car

Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protects your 2020 Honda Passport for five years. There are no mileage limits with this coverage, so it’s still in effect.

Honda’s corrosion protection policy begins with the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and covers body panels perforated by rust from the inside out. It will also repair previously serviced panels up to this warranty’s five-year period. However, this coverage is nontransferable, and only the original vehicle owner can file a claim. This policy also has many exclusions, including paint matching, underbody corrosion, and rust caused by:

  • Abuse or misuse
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Road hazards
  • Immersion in corrosive materials such as water, mud, or sand

Air Conditioning Warranty

There is no separate air conditioning warranty, but the Basic Warranty covers your 2020 Passport’s air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles. Refrigerant is also covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, but only for the first two years or 24,000 miles unless the service is required as part of another warrantied repair.

Paint Warranty

The 2020 Honda Passport doesn’t come with a separate paint warranty. Only paint issues that occur as a result of a manufacturing error are eligible for coverage, and these are usually handled at vehicle purchase.

Battery Warranty

Check and maintenance the battery in car with yourself. Service and maintenance car or vehicle.

Honda warranties your 2020 Passport’s 12-volt battery for three years or 36,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. As of 2022, this warranty is still in effect.

Tire Warranty

Honda does not warranty your tires. The tire manufacturer provides this coverage, including for the spare. If your SUV is still equipped with its original tires, contact your local dealership for assistance or call the tire manufacturer directly. 

In 2020, Honda used the following tire companies to outfit the Passport:

Emissions Warranty

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty protects your 2020 Passport for three years or 36,000 miles. Additionally, if you live in one of the many states that have adopted California’s stringent emission regulations, are protected for three years or 50,000 miles, with some components covered for seven years or 70,000 miles. These states include:

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

Emissions coverage protects the components that make up your SUV’s smog control systems, including the exhaust, ignition, and fuel injection parts. This warranty also covers the following emissions-related components:

  • Intake air system
  • Exhaust gas recirculation system
  • Evaporative and refueling emissions control system
  • Secondary air injection system
  • Onboard diagnostics system 
  • Transmission control system
  • Crankcase control system
  • Valve control system

Additionally, the Clean Air Act requires manufacturers to cover the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. 

2020 Honda Passport Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda Care is the manufacturer’s extended warranty program. You can still purchase a policy for your 2020 Passport before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires.

2020 Honda Passport Extended Warranty Available Now

Your 2020 Honda Passport’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty is still valid. However, your expiration date is quickly approaching, so don’t wait. You can still purchase a Honda Care policy or shop around and get one from a third party.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2020 Honda Passport, 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.

2020 Honda Passport Recalls

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

  • March 10, 2021 – Tires
  • July 27, 2020 – Back over prevention: sensing system: camera
  • July 27, 2020 – Back over prevention: sensing system: camera
  • February 5, 2020 – Equipment: Other: Labels

2020 Honda Passport Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Click here to view the 2020 Honda Passport warranty brochure. It has all the information you need to better understand the warranty for your Passport.

FAQs

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions other Honda owners have about the warranty coverage on their 2020 Passport:

Does My Replacement Battery Have a Warranty?

During the first three years, Honda will replace a defective replacement battery for free, including parts, labor, and installation, regardless of the vehicle’s mileage.

This coverage declines significantly during the warranty’s remaining 64 months. While you will receive a credit for a new battery from an authorized Honda dealer, you’ll have to pay the remaining balance, plus installation costs. This credit is based on the current retail price and runs as follows:

  • 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%

What Are Honda’s Warranty Terms and Conditions?

To maximize your warranty coverage, you must adhere to Honda’s warranty terms and conditions. This means you should maintain your 2020 Passport according to the specifications in the warranty manual and don’t misuse, abuse, or alter your vehicle.

Your 2020 Honda Passport came with a generous Factory Warranty. However, if you plan to keep your SUV after the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, don’t wait too long before you look for an extended policy.

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:

“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

2020 Honda Passport Warranty Booklet. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.pdf

“2020 Honda Passport Recalls.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/HONDA/PASSPORT#recalls.

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