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By R.E. Fulton
Updated on Jun 1, 2022
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff, Staff Editor.
An original Honda battery is covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you replace your battery with a battery from an authorized Honda dealer, it will be covered by a 100-month battery warranty.
Your car battery is essential to keeping your Honda on the road. But if that battery wears out before it’s meant to, or if defective parts leave you without the power you need to get where you’re going, will you have the coverage you need to get back up to speed?
Figuring out your Honda warranty coverage can be a real headache—just like shopping for car insurance. That’s why Jerry, the only super app for car owners, has created a guide to Honda battery warranties.
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What’s the warranty on a Honda battery?
The Honda battery warranty is included in the Basic Warranty that comes with every new Honda. Under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, your Honda’s original battery will be covered for three years or 36,000 miles—whichever comes first.
During that time, you can get your battery replaced free of charge if it’s found to be defective.
In general, you can expect a Honda battery to last between two and five years, so you may need to replace the battery before the limited warranty expires. If you do purchase a replacement battery from an authorized Honda dealer, it will be covered by a 100-month battery warranty.
Here’s how Honda’s warranties break down:
|Warranty||What it covers||How long it lasts|
|Basic limited warranty||Bumper-to-bumper coverage||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Powertrain warranty||Engine, transmission, and drivetrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|Battery warranty||Replacement battery from an authorized Honda dealer||100 months|
|Rust perforation warranty||Any rust that begins from the inside||5 years, unlimited miles|
|Accessory limited warranty||Defective Honda accessory parts||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Replacement limited warranty||Genuine new replacement parts from a Honda dealer||1 year|
|Remanufactured parts limited warranty||Honda Genuine Remanufactured Parts||3 years or 36,000 miles|
Key Takeaway Your original Honda battery is covered under the Basic Warranty, but you’ll need to get a replacement from an authorized dealer to qualify for the Honda 100-month battery warranty.
Signs your Honda battery needs to be replaced
Not sure if you need a replacement battery or just a jump start? These are some telltale signs of a battery that’s reaching the end of its life.
- Battery light is on: Your car’s designed to let you know when it needs a new battery. If you see that little light on the dashboard lit up, there could be other causes—but it’s worth checking on the strength of your battery.
- No power to lights and horn: A weak horn, flickering dashboard lights, and a finicky audio system could all point to a weak battery. If your car seems to be struggling to stay awake as you drive, it could be time for a battery replacement.
- Engine cranks without starting: This is a classic symptom of a dying battery. There could be other causes, but it’s worth checking your battery system.
- Swollen battery case: If you see the battery case bulging, there’s no question that it’s time to replace the battery. In fact, you shouldn’t even drive the vehicle if you see this, as it could explode.
- Leaking battery: A battery leak is a sure sign that you need to replace your battery.
There’s no single timetable for battery replacement that fits every car, but in general, experts suggest that you should expect to replace the battery every three years. For Honda drivers, replacement time might roll around after just two years, or you may be able to drive on the same battery for up to five years.
How to extend the lifespan of a Honda battery
Following Honda’s recommended maintenance schedule will help to extend your battery’s lifespan. In addition, use these tips to keep your battery chugging as long as possible:
- Avoid frequent short trips. Your battery charges as you drive, so if you’re only driving short distances, it won’t get a chance to make up the power it’s losing.
- Don’t leave your car unused for long periods. On the other hand, leaving your car parked for more than a week can cause it to lose its charge. If you’re going to be out of the car for an extended period, a trickle charger can help avoid this.
- Double check that your lights are off. You’re probably familiar with this tip already, but never leave your lights on when the engine is off, as it can drain the battery.
- Scrub your battery terminals. An old toothbrush dipped in a baking soda solution can fight corrosion and grime buildup on your battery terminals.
- Steer clear of extreme heat. Heat actually damages car batteries more than extreme cold, so do whatever you can to minimize your battery’s exposure to significant heat.
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