What Isn’t Covered in the Manufacturer’s Warranty?
When you buy a new car, you get the manufacturer’s warranty along with it for a limited time. It usually covers repairs and replacements to the car in case of any damage. Additionally, you can take advantage of any complimentary warranties offered by the dealer which would cover your car for a longer period of time.
To prevent unexpected expenses due to damage to your car, it is important to keep these exceptions in mind. Below are the types of damages, failures and defects not covered in the manufacturer’s warranty.
1. Misuse of the car: If any damage arises or is discovered during regular use, it can be covered if it meets the conditions. However, if you use it for traveling in rough terrain or for towing, it won’t be covered.
2. Unauthorized modification or installation: Any damage, corrosion or failure occurring due to improper installation, faulty maintenance process, alteration, modification, use of low-level fluids or use of non-Honda approved, incompatible components.
3. Competitive driving: If your car or any of its components are damaged while racing or competitive driving then it is not covered.
4. Consequential loss: It doesn’t cover any incidental or consequential loss occurring from loss of use of the vehicle, inconvenience or commercial loss.
5. Faulty odometer: The warranties are linked to the time of purchase and actual mileage. In case the odometer is found to be tampered or altered, the car is disqualified from warranties.
6. Salvage title issued: Any vehicle that has ever been declared a total loss or sold for salvage by a financial institution or insurer, or that has been issued “salvage” or similar title under any state’s law is not covered.
7. Defaulting on Owner’s Manual guidelines: Any damage that takes place due to failure to operate the car in accordance with the guidelines is not covered.
8. Components not covered: The powertrain warranty covers the engine, transmission and transaxle, front- and rear-wheel drive systems. There are other warranties which cover some other parts like the seatbelt and tires. If any uncovered component develops a fault, it is not covered.
9. Calamities and accidents: In case there is a theft, vandalism, fire, flood, accident or towing involving the car, then any damage arising out of it is not covered.
10. Glass breakage: Glass breakage is covered only when it is due to defects in material or workmanship. In other cases, it is not covered.
11. Aesthetic issues with seat belt: If the seat belt is not functioning properly, it would be repaired or replaced. But cosmetic damages like discoloration, scratches, etc., are not covered. Damages to the seat belt due to an accident or misuse are also not covered.
12. Regular use: Normal wear and tear like dings, dents, chips and scratches and polishing is not covered.
13. Car wash: While a car wash is good for your car, the way it is done can affect its condition. If any damage arises during manual or automatic car wash or the use of a pressure washer, it is not covered.