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Did you know an Acura extended warranty can save you from unexpected costs even after your original Acura warranty has expired? The first step is learning what your current Acura warranty covers, so you can make an informed decision regarding your protection—and get the most for your money.

Extended Vehicle Protection Plans from CARCHEX protect Acura owners against repair costs. To get a free quote that’s customized to your vehicle and needs, call 866-261-3457.

What Does My Acura Warranty Include?

The New Vehicle Limited Vehicle Warranty, or Acura new car warranty coverage, is for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. This exclusionary coverage is a bumper-to-bumper warranty, and repairs and replacements from parts defective in material or workmanship are covered. The Acura New Vehicle Limited Warranty also protects the 12-volt battery.

Other parts of the 2020 Acura factory warranty include:

  • Powertrain Limited Warranty—This warranty protects your powertrain, which is the engine, transmission, front and rear wheel drive, and related components, for six years or 70,000 miles, whether comes first.
  • Federal Emissions Warranty—Acura’s Emissions-related Defects and Performances Warranties cover items in the emissions control systems.
  • California Emissions Warranty—This is similar to the Federal Emissions Warranty but for vehicles registered in California or other states that follow their emissions regulations.
  • Hybrid Powertrain Warranty—If your new Acura uses a hybrid powertrain, this warranty will apply in addition to the above warranties.
  • High Voltage Battery Capacity Warranty—If your high voltage battery degrades faster than normal, it’s covered for eight years or 100,000 miles.
  • Seat Belt Limited Warranty—If your seat belts don’t work or break, Acura will repair them for the first 15 years or 150,000 miles.
  • Rust Perforation Limited Warranty—This includes repair or replacement for body panel that rusts from the inside out for the first five years (no mileage limit).
  • Accessory Limited Warranty—Depending on time of installation, all Acura accessories are covered for up to four years or 50,000 miles.
  • Replacement/Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty—As long as you purchase them from a dealer, Acura Genuine replacement parts are covered from at least one year, and Acura Genuine Remanufactured Parts are covered up to three years or 36,000 miles.
  • Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty—If you purchase a replacement battery from the Acura dealership, it’s covered for 100 months (eight years and four months). As the battery ages, Acura will cover a smaller percentage of the cost. Also, this warranty excludes the Hybrid Powertrain System battery.
  • Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited Warranty—Mufflers, A-pipes, and B-pipes purchased from an Acura dealer are covered as long as you own the vehicle. Installation is also sometimes included.

It’s important to read your specific car’s warranty, as details could vary between models. After your warranty expires, you will need to pay for any repairs out of your own pocket, unless you buy an extended warranty.

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What’s Included in the Acura Certified-Pre Owned Warranty?

Acura CPO vehicles are covered for two years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, after the original New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires.

Does My Acura Warranty Cover Tires?

The new Acura doesn’t cover tires. Instead, tires are covered by their manufacturer, whether that’s Bridgestone/Firestone, Hankook, Maxxis, Continental, JK, Michelin, Goodyear/Dunlop, or Kendra.

Are Acura Warranties Transferable?

Acura states their warranties are transferable to an unlimited number of owners, as long as it’s within the original warranty terms. The exception is the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, which can’t be transferred. Knowing whether your Acura warranty is transferable to a subsequent owner is important because it can help maintain the car’s value if you decide to sell it.

What’s Not Included in Acura’s Warranty?

Acura has a few guidelines about what types of repairs and replacements aren’t covered in the Acura warranty.


  • Abuse or misuse
  • Low fluid levels or use of the wrong fluids
  • Improper fueling procedures
  • Accidental damage
  • Installing parts that lesser quality than the originals
  • Installing a part that’s not designed for your Acura’s make and model
  • Acts of nature
  • Using the vehicle in a competition or racing
  • An altered odometer
  • Improper installation or maintenance

Some of these instances may even void your warranty, so carefully read your owner’s manual to make sure you don’t accidentally lose your protection.

Keep in mind these Acura limited warranties only cover faulty parts—normal wear and tear isn’t covered. Also, repairs and replacements that your auto insurance would normally cover, such as flood damage or damage after a collision, isn’t under this warranty.

Acura’s Reliability and Repair Costs

No car owner wants to find himself stuck with surprise repair costs. If your Acura warranty doesn’t cover a repair or replacement, or if your warranty expires, it’s up to you to foot the bill. Your car’s reliability becomes more important as it ages.

Is Acura known to be reliable? According to the 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Acura placed last among 24 surveyed automakers and saw an 8% decrease from its 2015 ACSI score. In Consumer Reports’ comparison, Acura went up six spots in 2019 but then dropped eight spots in 2020. That means you should do research on your specific Acura model to get a good idea of reliability.

That said, it’s normal for cars to have maintenance costs and the occasional repair. These are some common Acura repairs for a variety of models:


Repair or Replacement


Acura SLX

Axle shaft replacement


Acura MDX

Seat heater switch replacement


Acura RLX

Brake caliper replacement


Acura TL

Transmission failure


Acura RDX

Turbo failure


Why Should I Consider an Extended Warranty?

If these Acura repair prices make you nervous, consider purchasing an extended Acura warranty to offset the costs. An extended warranty is a type of service contract where instead of paying for a complete repair, you can pay either a manageable annual or monthly payment.

Extended warranties are available from both the Acura dealer—called Acura Care—and third-party companies like CARCHEX.

Acura Care

An Acura’s extended warranty from the dealer is available through four different coverage levels:

  • New Vehicle Coverage (bumper-to-bumper)
  • Pre-Owned Vehicle Coverage
  • Certified Additional Coverage
  • Powertrain Coverage (pre-owned vehicles only)


  • Electronics (computers, electronic components, and electrical system)
  • Drivetrain (engine, transmission, differential, and axles)
  • Roadside assistance benefits (rental car, trip interruption, etc.)
  • Chassis (suspension, steering, and brake system)
  • Acura Genuine Accessories (navigational system, security system, and audio and communication devices and accessories)
  • Heating/cooling (air conditioning, heating and cooling system)

Let CARCHEX Provide Extended Acura Protection

When CARCHEX is your provider for an extended vehicle warranty, you’re not tied down to using the Acura dealership and their technicians and parts for repairs. You can choose from any licensed repair facility across the country, whether that’s a local mechanic, a chair, or the dealer.

In addition to this flexibility, CARCHEX has more options when it comes to selecting coverage. We offer five tiers with several plans within each level—all back by trusted industry brands. Coverage ranges from bumper-to-bumper to powertrain, with several mid-level options. We also cover vehicles with high mileage.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Other CARCHEX Perks

At CARCHEX, we value Customer Experience Above All, and it shows through our various benefits and brand guarantees, including:

  • Affordability—Sign up for either an annual or monthly payment plan, whichever is easier on your budget.
  • Customer service— We promise a No-Haggle, Low-Cost Everyday Guarantee™, and our knowledgeable experts can answer all of your questions.
  • Reliability—You know you can trust CARCHEX because we’re endorsed by many industry leaders, including Kelley Blue Book, CARFAX, Edmunds.com, and more. We have also maintain accreditation from the Better Business Bureau since 2009.
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee—We back our product with a full refund if you decide to cancel within 30 days.
  • Direct payments—We make Acura repair payments directly to your choice of auto shop, so you don’t have to foot the bill up front and wait to be reimbursed.
  • Roadside assistance—Our vehicle service contracts include 24/7 roadside assistance, including towing, rental cars, gas delivery, trip interruption services, and more.

Get a Free, Customized Quote

With over  20 years in the business, CARCHEX makes buying an extended warranty easy. Our protection specialists will work with you to find an Acura warranty from our Extended Vehicle Protection Plans that best fits your needs and budget. That’s why we have an A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Getting an extended warranty quote from CARCHEX is free, fast, and easy. Call us toll free at 866-261-3427.



  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • California Emissions Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles (some items covered up to 7 years or 70,000 miles)
  • Accessory Limited Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 6 years or 70,000 miles
  • Seat Belt Limited Warranty: 15 years or 150,000 miles
  • Replacement/Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Federal Emissions Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Rust Perforation Limited Warranty: 5 years or unlimited miles
  • Other inclusions: Hybrid powertrain, high voltage battery, 12-volt battery, exhaust components
  • Transferable: Yes (except Rust Perforation Warranty)


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