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2021 Honda Civic Warranty: Coverage and Exclusions

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What Your 2021 Honda Civic Warranty Covers

Your warranty can help you save money on costly repairs, but it has some exclusions you should know about. This comprehensive 2021 Honda Civic warranty guide can help you determine what coverage you have. For example, does your warranty cover your Civic’s powertrain, air conditioner, or paint? We can help you figure it out, as well as provide information about how long your warranty lasts. Here’s a quick overview of the warranties Honda offers.

Warranty

Basic warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty5 years or 60,000 miles
Corrosion perforation warranty5 years or unlimited miles
Air conditioning warranty2 years or 24,000 miles
Battery warranty8 years, 4 months or unlimited miles
Emissions warranty3 years or 36,000 miles
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
Roadside assistance coverage3 years or 36,000 miles

Please read on for more in-depth information about each warranty. If you have additional questions, check out our FAQ section at the bottom.

2021 Honda Civic Basic Warranty

The 2021 Honda Civic comes with a new vehicle limited warranty that’s valid for the first three years of ownership or the first 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under this warranty, Honda will repair or replace defective parts resulting from material or manufacturing flaws. The new vehicle limited warranty does not cover:

  • Damage caused by everyday wear and tear
  • Car cleaning services
  • Adding fluids, unless they are necessary for a warranted repair
  • Window glass chips, cracks, or scratches
  • Cosmetic flaws and other minor exterior damage
  • Routine maintenance items such as brake pads or air filters
  • Tires

The new vehicle limited warranty also provides this additional coverage:

  • Key fob and remote batteries for the first six months of ownership
  • Wiper blade inserts for the first six months of ownership
  • Wheel balancing and alignment for the first year or first 12,000 miles
  • Air conditioner refrigerant for the first two years or first 24,000 miles

2021 Honda Civic Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

When you bought a 2021 Honda Civic, you could also purchase a Honda Care vehicle service contract (VSC) to extend your warranty coverage. Honda Care offers the following levels of coverage:

  • New vehicle coverage
  • Pre-owned vehicle coverage
  • Certified additional coverage
  • Powertrain coverage (pre-owned vehicles only)

The new vehicle, pre-owned vehicle, and certified additional service contracts cover:

  • Powertrain: Engine, transmission, differential, front and rear axles
  • Electronics: Computers, electronic components, electrical systems
  • Chassis: Suspension, steering, brake systems
  • Heating/Cooling: Air conditioning, heating and cooling systems
  • Honda Genuine Accessories: Audio and communication devices and accessories, navigational and security systems

The powertrain service contract covers:

  • Engine
  • Drive Axle
  • Transmission
  • Seals, Gaskets, Fluids

2021 Honda Civic Extended Warranties Available Now

If you didn’t add a Honda Care service contract to your coverage when you first purchased your 2021 Honda Civic, you can purchase a contract from your local Honda dealership until your original warranty expires. In addition to component coverage, Honda Care offers:

  • Roadside assistance
  • Rental car reimbursement
  • Trip interruption reimbursement
  • Concierge services

Honda offers affordable payment plans when purchasing a Honda Care service contract separate from the vehicle.

Recalls

Last updated: 11/06/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

2021 Honda Civic Powertrain Warranty

The Civic comes with a powertrain limited warranty that starts on the same date as the new vehicle limited warranty. The powertrain limited warranty is valid for the first five years of ownership or 60,000 miles. While under warranty, Honda will replace or repair defective powertrain components resulting from faulty materials or manufacturing. The following components are included:

  • Engine (including the cylinder head, intake and exhaust manifolds, and fuel pump)
  • Transmission and transaxle (including the torque converter, and all internal parts)
  • Front-wheel-drive system (including driveshafts, constant velocity joints, and front hubs and bearings)

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

Original owners can take advantage of a rust perforation limited warranty. This warranty is good for five years and has no mileage limit. Under the rust perforation limited warranty, Honda will repair or replace original body panels perforated by corrosion from the inside out. If defective materials cause rust that doesn’t perforate, the damage is covered under the new vehicle limited warranty. The rust perforation limited warranty does not cover:

  • Surface rust on the underbody or any other part of the vehicle except body panels
  • Rust on body panels that have already been repaired or replaced
  • Body panel rust resulting from vehicle misuse or improper maintenance
  • Rust resulting from paint damage
  • Rust resulting from body panels immersed in water, mud, or corrosive chemicals
  • Paint matching for the entire vehicle

Air Conditioning Warranty

The air conditioning refrigerant is covered under the basic warranty for two years or 24,000 miles. The Honda Care vehicle service contract covers other air conditioning components if you purchase it. In some instances, the federal emissions warranty will cover air conditioner repairs.

Paint Warranty

There is no specific warranty for your Civic’s paint. The basic warranty only covers problems resulting from a defect in materials or workmanship. It does not cover damage after the car left the factory, including damage that occurred during shipping.

Battery Warranty

This warranty is valid for 100 months and only applies to replacement batteries purchased from an authorized Honda dealership. For the first 36 months of the warranty, Honda will pay for the replacement battery and installation. After the first 36 months, Honda will issue a pro-rated credit towards the replacement battery purchase, but the owner is responsible for installation costs.

Tire Warranty

The original equipment tires are warranted by the tire manufacturer, not by Honda. If you suspect that faulty tires are causing performance issues, your local Honda dealership can determine if that’s the case. The dealership can also put you in touch with a local tire manufacturer representative so that you can schedule warranty services.

Emissions Warranty

The Civic comes with a federal emissions warranty good for three years or 36,000 miles. In addition, the Clean Air Act requires coverage of the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostic system for eight years or 80,000 miles. If defective parts cause your Honda Civic to fail an EPA-approved emissions test, this warranty covers necessary repairs or replacements. The following parts are covered:

  • Catalytic Converter
  • Engine Computer
  • Crankcase Control System
  • Evaporative and Refueling Emissions Control Systems
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition System
  • Fuel Injection System
  • OBD System
  • Transmission Control System
  • Intake Air System
  • Valve Control System
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Active Grille Shutter
  • Active Seat Ventilation

The warranty does not cover repairs if your Honda Civic fails the emissions test due to:

  • Abuse, alteration, or misuse of the automobile
  • Using leaded or non-approved gasoline
  • Normal wear and tear

2021 Honda Civic Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Learn more about the 2021 Honda Civic warranty programs by downloading a copy of the warranty brochure.

2021 Honda Civic Warranty Brochure

FAQs

Here are some common questions Civic owners ask about the warranty.

How Can I Make Sure My 2021 Honda Civic is Still Under Warranty?

If you are unsure, contact your local Honda dealership to find out which portions of your warranty still apply to your Civic. You will need to provide them with your car’s VIN and its current mileage.

Does the 2021 Honda Civic Warranty Cover Seat Belts?

The Civic comes with a seat belt limited warranty good for 15 years or 150,000 miles. Under warranty, Honda will repair or replace any Honda seat belt that doesn’t function properly during normal use.

Do I Have to Go to a Honda Dealership to Receive Warranty Services?

You don’t have to take your vehicle to a Honda dealership for warranty services if the vehicle isn’t drivable and you’re more than 50 miles away from the nearest Honda dealership. For emergency warranty repairs, contact Honda Customer Service, and a representative will arrange towing services.

The 2021 Honda Civic warranty makes it easy to own and maintain your vehicle. For even more tips on how to get the most out of owning a Civic, check out our insurance and car care resources.

Sources:

“2021 Honda Civic Warranty Handbook.” Honda Warranty Information, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 18 June 2020, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2021_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Petrol_Hybrid_PHEV.pdf.

“Care That Makes a Difference .” Honda Care, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 19 Feb. 2021, https://honda.americanhondafinance.com/resource/1639448944000/AHFC_Protection_Products_Brochures_First/2021_Honda_Care_Honda_Vehicles_Coverage_eBrochure.pdf.

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