What Your 2021 Honda CR-V Warranty Covers
Your 2021 Honda CR-V warranty is designed to help you cover the cost of repairs due to defects in material or workmanship. If your vehicle isn’t running correctly, your warranty might pay to correct the issue. You can use our in-depth guide to determine which components and systems are protected and for how long. This chart gives you a quick overview of the most common warranties Honda offers on the 2021 CR-V:
|2021 Honda CR-V Factory Warranty Coverage|
|Basic Warranty||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|Hybrid Powertrain Warranty||8 years or 100,000 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 (full replacement)|
64 months (prorated)
|Tire Warranty||See tire manufacturer|
|Emissions Warranty||3 years or 36,000 miles or longer|
|Roadside Assistance Coverage||None|
|Total Unique Recalls||1|
In our FAQ section, you’ll also learn the answers to common questions Honda owners ask us. Now, let’s review what your 2021 Honda CR-V warranty covers — and what it doesn’t.
Honda wants to ensure you’re satisfied with your 2021 CR-V. That’s why the company offers an attractive Factory Warranty on all of its automobiles that starts the day you take delivery of your vehicle. You’ll appreciate protection on most systems, including:
2021 Honda CR-V Basic Warranty
Under Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the manufacturer will repair or replace most defective vehicle components on your 2021 CR-V, for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
This limited warranty also covers the following parts and services:
- Wheel balancing (1 year or 12,000 miles)
- Wheel alignment (1 year or 12,000 miles)
- Wiper blade inserts (6 months).
- Remote and key fob batteries (6 months)
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not cover everything on your 2021 Honda CR-V. Some components don’t qualify for coverage or come with a separate policy, including:
- Normal wear or deterioration of any part
- Cleaning and polishing
- Fluids (unless part of a warranty repair)
- Broken window glass (unless defective)
- Cosmetic flaws or minor damage to the body and paint
- Maintenance items such as air filters and brake pads
2021 Honda CR-V Powertrain Warranty
Your 2021 CR-V’s powertrain is warrantied for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Honda will repair or replace covered parts deemed defective during normal use. In addition, some powertrain parts come with supplemental coverage.
This warranty covers the following components:
- Transmission and transaxle
- Front-wheel-drive system
- Rear-wheel-drive system (if applicable)
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Powertrain Warranty
The Honda CR-V Hybrid adds extra powertrain protection for the hybrid components including the high-voltage battery. This Hybrid Powertrain Warranty is good for eight years or 100,000 miles.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protects your 2021 Honda CR-V for five years with no mileage limits. However, only the vehicle’s original owner can file a claim under this warranty because it is nontransferable.
Rust can cause severe damage to your vehicle. Thankfully, Honda’s corrosion warranty starts the same day as your New Vehicle Limited Warranty and covers body panels perforated by rust from the inside out. The manufacturer also repairs previously serviced panels for any remaining term of the original five-year time frame. This warranty has many exclusions, including:
- Surface rust on the underbody
- Rusting of repaired body panels (unless repaired or replaced under warranty)
- Rust caused by abuse, misuse, or lack of maintenance
- Rust caused by road hazards
- Rust caused by water, mud, sand, or corrosive materials
- Paint matching
Air Conditioning Warranty
Your 2021 Honda CR-V’s air conditioning system is covered under the Federal Emissions Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles (three years or 50,000 miles in California). Refrigerant is limited to 2 years or 24,000 miles unless it’s required as part of another warrantied repair.
Honda doesn’t offer a paint warranty on the 2021 CR-V.
With your Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty Replacement from Honda, you get a total of 100 months of warranty coverage. During the first three years or 36,000 miles, Honda will replace a defective 12-volt battery at no cost to you, including parts, labor, and installation, regardless of mileage.
The covered amount declines during the remaining 64 months of the warranty. You’ll still receive a prorated credit toward the purchase price of a replacement battery from an authorized Honda dealer. However, you may be responsible for labor costs. This shrinking credit amount under this battery warranty is:
- 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%
This battery warranty does not include coverage for the CR-V Hybrid’s high-voltage traction battery, which is covered under the 8-year/100,000-mile Hybrid Powertrain Warranty.
The original tires that came on your 2021 Honda are warrantied by their manufacturer. However, if you took steps to make your tires last longer and you believe they’re still covered, contact your local dealership for assistance filing a claim.
In 2021, Honda used the following tire manufacturers to equip its CR-V crossover SUV:
- Hankook Tires
- JK Tyre
- Kenda Tires
- Michelin Tires
- Goodyear/Dunlop Tires
- Continental Tires
- Bridgestone/Firestone Tires
Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty protects the emissions components of your 2021 CR-V for a minimum of three years or 36,000 miles. It covers the major mechanics that make up your vehicle’s smug control systems, and additional warranties might be available.
However, the Clean Air Act regulations cover the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. Additionally, if you live in a state with stringent emission regulations, such as California, and your vehicle fails a smog check, you might be protected for as long as seven years or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first. California Emissions Warranties cover Honda vehicles registered and operated in these additional states:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
Honda’s Federal Emissions System Warranty covers the following components:
- Exhaust System
- Ignition System
- Fuel Injection System
- Crankcase Control System
- Exhaust Gas Recirculation System
- Evaporative and Refueling Emissions Control System
- Intake Air System
- On-Boarding Diagnostics System
- Transmission Control System
- Valve Control System
- Active Grille Shutter
- Active Seat Ventilation
- High-Efficiency LED Light
To qualify for coverage under the emissions warranties, you must have your vehicle serviced according to the specifications in the warranty manual. However, if your vehicle fails an EPA-approved test, take your 2021 CR-V and a copy of the report to an authorized Honda dealer for service. This warranty covers repairs, parts, labor, and diagnosis at no charge.
2021 Honda CR-V Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase
Because the 2021 Honda CR-V is less than three years old, you can purchase an extended warranty through Honda Care before its New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires.
2021 Honda CR-V Extended Warranty Available Now
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2021 Honda CR-V Recalls
There have been some recalls for 2021 Honda CR-V models. This list was last updated on 11/18/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls, including:
2021 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD
- November 18, 2021 – Seat Belt Retractor Malfunction/FMVSS 208
2021 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD
- November 18, 2021 – Seat Belt Retractor Malfunction/FMVSS 208
2021 Honda CR-V Warranty Brochure/Booklet
Download a PDF copy of the 2021 Honda CR-V Warranty guide directly from our website now.
Here are additional questions other 2021 Honda CR-V owners have asked our automotive experts about their warranty coverage:
What Are the Most Common Warranty Issues With a 2021 Honda CR-V
Many people investigate their Honda CRV warranty to see if it covers common malfunctions associated with the vehicle. This model’s most frequently reported issues are dead batteries, spontaneously broken glass, and malfunctioning door locks.
How Do I Find Out if My Honda Is Still Under Warranty?
So long as you’ve remained under the 36,000 mile cap, your New Vehicle Limited Warranty still covers your 2021 Honda CR-V. Visit the manufacturer’s website or call Honda’s customer service department at 1-800-999-1009 if you have questions or need help filing a claim.
Can I Transfer My Honda Warranty to a Second Owner?
If you sell your 2021 Honda CR-V before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, it does transfer to the new owner. However, the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty is not transferrable.
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, repair shop finder, and more!
2021 Honda CR-V Warranty. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2021_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Petrol_Hybrid_PHEV.pdf.
“Recalls.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.
“What’s Wrong with the Honda CR-V?” Honda Problems, 1 June 2021, http://www.hondaproblems.com/models/cr-v/.
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