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2021 Honda Pilot Warranty – Coverages & Exemptions

NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS - July 3, 2016: Honda dealership sign
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What Your 2021 Honda Pilot Warranty Covers — And What It Doesn’t

Honda has a reputation for building terrific automobiles and offers a comprehensive warranty program to help protect your vehicle. This coverage comes with every new vehicle the company sells, so you know you’re covered if your 2021 Pilot needs to be serviced. Find out what your New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes, what it doesn’t, and more with our guide.

2021 Honda Pilot 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:8 years and 4 months
Tire Warranty:See original manufacturer
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
7 years or 70,000 miles in some states
8 years or 80,000 miles for some parts
Total Unique Recalls:3

We also added a FAQ section at the bottom with answers to the most common warranty questions Honda Pilot owners have about their coverage. So stick with us as we highlight the important details of your Factory Warranty and how to take advantage of this protection.

Factory Warranty

2021 Honda Pilot New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty lasts for three years or 36,000 miles from the date the vehicle first left the dealership. It covers original components like key fob batteries and wiper blades for six months, as well as wheel balancing and alignment for one year or 12,000 miles.

This policy doesn’t protect every component of your 2021 Pilot. Normal wear and tear, routine maintenance, cleaning, minor cosmetic flaws, adding fluids, and broken glass are all excluded from coverage.

2021 Honda Pilot Powertrain Limited Warranty

Honda offers an attractive Powertrain Limited Warranty for your 2021 Pilot. This coverage lasts five years or 60,000 miles and protects you against defective components in your vehicle’s powertrain system.

Honda will pay to repair or replace covered parts completely free of charge, including the engine, transmission, transaxle, and front- or rear-wheel-drive system, as equipped on your model.

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

Rust over the wheel of a silver car

Honda’s Rust Perforation Limited Warranty protects your 2021 Pilot for five years with no mileage limits. It covers body panels that become perforated by rust from the inside out, as well as panels previously serviced under this warranty, but only for the remainder of the five-year term.

This warranty doesn’t transfer to your insurance company, and only the vehicle owner can file a claim for corrosion protection. Unfortunately, this policy also comes with exclusions, including paint matching, underbody corrosion, and rust caused by:

  • Lack of maintenance
  • Abuse or misuse
  • Road hazards, like rocks
  • Immersion in corrosive materials, like water

Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty

Honda’s Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty provides up to three years of protection with no mileage limits. The manufacturer will replace a defective battery for free, including parts, labor, and installation.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Honda provides a three-year or 36,000-mile air conditioning warranty period. If your 2021 Pilot’s air conditioning system needs refrigerant, it’s covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for two years or 24,000 miles.

Paint Warranty

Car paint repair series : Sanding door paint

Honda doesn’t offer a Paint Warranty on any of its models, including the 2021 Pilot. However, if you take advantage of the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, it will attempt to match the original paint color on serviced body panels.

Cosmetic flaws or minor damage to the paint that occurred before you took delivery of the vehicle are excluded. Honda also solely decides how much of the warrantied body panels will be repainted. It won’t refinish the entire vehicle for paint matching or cosmetic purposes.

Tire Warranty

Honda does not warranty the tires that came on your 2021 Pilot. The original manufacturer provides this coverage. If your vehicle is still equipped with the original tires, including the spare, you may be protected.

If your tires need repair and you believe they’re still covered, you can call the original manufacturer directly and inquire about their warranty policy or contact your local Honda dealership for assistance. Honda installed tires from the following companies in 2021:

  • Bridgestone/Firestone (800-367-3872)
  • Continental (800-847-3349)
  • Goodyear/Dunlap (800-321-2136)
  • Hancock (800-426-2625)
  • JK (877-755-8973)
  • Kenda (800-225-4714)
  • Maxxis (800-462-9947) 
  • Michelin (800-847-3435) 

Federal Emissions Warranty

Honda’s Federal Emissions Warranty protects your 2021 Pilot for three years or 36,000 miles. Any qualified technician can do repair work, replacement, or maintenance of any emissions control part or system using certified components. Even after this coverage expires, you may still be protected.

The Clean Air Act requires Honda to warranty the engine computer, catalytic converter, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. You may also be entitled to additional protection if you live in a state that adopted California’s stringent emission regulations. 

In that case, you’ll get seven years or 70,000 miles of coverage if your vehicle fails an EPA-approved smog test. During this period, the automaker will diagnose, adjust, repair, or replace necessary components to bring your Pilot into compliance. These states include:

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

2021 Honda Pilot Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Honda offers its owners an extended warranty program called Honda Care. If you’re interested in this policy, plan to purchase one before your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. Otherwise, you may not qualify.

2021 Honda Pilot Extended Warranty Available Now

Your 2021 Honda Pilot is still under Factory Warranty. However, that coverage won’t last forever. So as you approach its termination date, opt for Honda Care or shop around for a budget-friendly policy from a third-party provider to ensure your vehicle maintenance costs don’t bust your bank account.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2021 Honda Pilot, 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.

2021 Honda Pilot Recalls

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

  • November 20, 2020 – Tire Carcass May Break Causing Sudden Air Loss
  • July 28, 2020 – Instrument Panel Software Incorrect/FMVSS 101 111
  • July 28, 2020 – Delayed or Inoperative Rearview Camera/FMVSS 111
  • November 20, 2020 – Tire Carcass May Break Causing Sudden Air Loss
  • July 28, 2020 – Instrument Panel Software Incorrect/FMVSS 101 111
  • July 28, 2020 – Delayed or Inoperative Rearview Camera/FMVSS 111

2021 Honda Pilot Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Click here to view the 2021 Honda Pilot warranty booklet. It will have all the necessary information to help you understand your vehicle’s warranty better.

FAQs

Honda owners know they can come to us for clear and concise answers to often confusing automotive topics. So here are the most frequently asked questions about the 2021 Pilot’s warranty coverage:

What Other Components Does Honda Warranty?

Your 2021 Pilot also comes with a 15-year or 150,000-mile Seat Belt Limited Warranty as well as a three years or 36,000 miles of coverage for your accessories. You’ll also get a one-year warranty on replacement parts.

What If My 2021 Honda Pilot Fails a Smog Test?

Honda offers a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty on your emissions system, so if you fail a smog inspection, take your vehicle and a copy of the failed emissions report to an authorized Honda dealer for free diagnosis and repair.

Is an Extended Warranty Worth the Cost?

While your 2021 Pilot is still protected by Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, you won’t always have this protection. So once you’re approaching the three-year or 36,000-mile mark, it’s time to shop for an extended warranty. This policy can be a sound financial decision for many car owners.

Honda offers a generous warranty package that covers most of your 2021 Pilot’s systems and parts. Remember to follow the manufacturer’s routine maintenance program so that you don’t void your vehicle’s coverage. When your Factory Warranty coverage expires and you need to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out the CARCHEX+FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. You can also get the FIXD Sensor and free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

2021 Honda Pilot Warranty Booklet. https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2021_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Petrol_Hybrid_PHEV.pdf

“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

“2021 Honda Pilot SUV FWD.” NHTSA, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2021/HONDA/PILOT/SUV/FWD#recalls

Your 2021 Honda Pilot’s Factory Warranty could save you a hefty sum on your next mechanical repair. Find out what’s covered now with our complete guide.

FIXD Research Team

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