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When you buy a new or certified pre-owned (CPO) Acura, understanding the warranties that come with it is important. That way, you know what coverage you have if a part malfunctions or your vehicle breaks down. Your Acura warranty ensures that certain repair costs will be covered before your vehicle reaches a set year or odometer limit.

In this review, we’ll look at the Acura new-vehicle and CPO-vehicle warranty plans so you can understand how your vehicle is covered. We’ll also explain Acura’s extended warranty to help you decide whether you want to stick with coverage from the manufacturer or shop around for the best extended car warranty from a third-party provider.

In This Review:

    Acura Warranty Overview

    The Acura factory warranty for a new vehicle includes 4 years/50,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and 6 years/70,000 miles of powertrain coverage. Here’s an overview of each part of the Acura warranty:

    Acura WarrantyLength of CoverageType of Coverage
    New Vehicle Limited Warranty4 years/50,000 milesBumper-to-bumper coverage for most repairs and replacements caused by defective parts or workmanship
    Powertrain Limited Warranty6 years/70,000 milesProtects the engine, transmission, transaxle, and front- and rear-wheel-drive systems
    Federal and California Emissions WarrantiesVariesKeep your Acura within standards for vehicle emissions
    Hybrid Powertrain WarrantyVariesPowertrain coverage for hybrid vehicles
    High Voltage Battery Capacity Warranty8 years/100,000Covers the battery if it loses capacity sooner than normal
    Seat Belt Limited Warranty15 years/150,000Repairs or replaces parts that fail under normal use
    Rust Perforation Limited Warranty5 years/unlimited milesRepairs or replaces body panels that rust through
    Accessory Limited WarrantyVariesProtects accessories purchased from Acura dealers
    Replacement/Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty1 year for Acura Genuine replacement parts, 3 years/36,000 miles for Genuine remanufactured partsCovers replacement and remanufactured parts from Acura dealers
    Replacement 12-Volt Battery Limited Warranty100 monthsFree replacement of a defective battery in the first 36 months and credit toward a battery for remaining 64 months
    Replacement Exhaust Components Lifetime Limited WarrantyAs long as you own the vehicleCovers defective parts or workmanship for the exhaust

    What’s Not Covered Under An Acura Warranty

    The Acura New Vehicle Limited Warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear or normal deterioration of parts. Similarly, cleaning and polishing, adding fluids, and correcting cosmetic flaws aren’t covered under your new Acura’s factory warranty. It also doesn’t cover damage caused by factors such as:

    • Improper maintenance
    • Misuse of the vehicle
    • Acts of nature
    • Vehicle modifications
    • Installation of accessories not authorized by Acura

    Is A Used Acura Covered Under Warranty?

    Warranty coverage for Acura CPO vehicles is available in two tiers: Precision Certified, for vehicles that undergo a 182-point inspection, and Precision Used, for vehicles that undergo a 112-point inspection. The table below gives an overview of the limited warranty and other benefits that come with CPO vehicles.

    Precision CertifiedPrecision Used
    Eligible Acura vehicles6 years old and newer with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of delivery10 years old or newer from the original in-service date at the time of sale
    Powertrain coverage7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date6 months/7,500 miles from original in-service date
    Non-powertrain coverage2 years/100,000 miles6 months/7,500 miles
    Roadside assistance2 years/100,000 miles1 year/12,000 miles
    Trip interruption reimbursement2 years/100,000 miles1 year/12,000 miles
    Rental vehicle reimbursementMaximum of $45 per day for up to four days and $180 per breakdown
    Complimentary serviceFirst scheduled maintenanceOne oil change within the first year of ownership
    Concierge services2 years/100,000 miles1 year/12,000 miles

    If you sell your Precision Certified or Precision Used Acura, you can transfer the auto warranty to the new owner. Limited warranty coverage may be available for other used vehicles, but it doesn’t include the perks of CPO warranties.

    Do You Need An Extended Acura Warranty?

    To help you decide if you need an extended warranty from Acura, consider how reliable your car is and how much repairs could cost. RepairPal ranks the luxury brand second for reliability among 32 car brands. However, Acura came in 10th place in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study℠ and fell to 28th place in the 2022 edition of the study.

    Here’s how Acura repairs compare to the industry average, according to RepairPal:

    Acura AverageIndustry Average
    Annual repair cost$501$652
    Frequency of repairs0.4 trips per year0.4 trips per year
    Chance of severe repairs8 percent12 percent

    Acura Extended Warranty

    Acura’s extended warranty, also known as Acura Care®, is available for new and used vehicles. As is standard for manufacturer-backed extended warranties, details vary depending on the Acura dealership. The maximum coverage period for Acura Care® is 8 years/120,000 miles.

    Highlights of Acura Care® include:

    • Component coverage
    • Rental car reimbursement
    • Roadside assistance, including towing
    • Trip-interruption benefit
    • Concierge services

    Acura Care® offers four levels of coverage dependent on where your vehicle is in its life cycle. The only two options available for an extended warranty are pre-owned vehicle coverage and certified additional coverage. This is because only new, CPO, or used Acuras within factory warranty limits are eligible for higher levels of protection.

    ComponentNew VehiclePre-OwnedCertified AdditionalPowertrain
    Electronic components
    Electrical system
    Brake systems
    Air conditioning
    Heating/cooling systems
    Audio/communication devices
    Navigational/security systems
    Seals, gaskets, and fluids

    To find out more about an Acura extended warranty, read our review.

    Acura Coverage From A Third-Party Warranty Company

    While extending your warranty with Acura can provide peace of mind, it’s worth noting the benefits of purchasing an extended warranty from an aftermarket provider. The advantages of third-party plans include:

    • Adding coverage for older vehicles
    • Additional protection after the factory warranty expires
    • Choice of coverage plans
    • Choice of warranty terms

    Unlike most extended warranties from car manufacturers, vehicle service contracts from reputable extended car warranty companies also let you visit nearly any mechanic or repair facility for covered repairs.

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