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Old 13th February 2015, 14:39   #16
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Is AC gasket covered in extended warranty?

I have Honda Amaze whose AC gasket needs to be replaced due to an accident. Service Center suggested to claim the insurance.
You say it got damaged in an accident. This damage is then definitely not covered under warranty. Warranty is usually for manufacturing defects. Insurance is for accidental damage.
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Old 13th February 2015, 18:13   #17
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This is a welcome move IMHO. Good move from Honda to provide extended warranties for 7 years / 100,000 KMs and also allow folks to avail of this even if the current vehicle does not get covered by an extended warranty.

I for one missed out on taking extended warranty at the time of purchase of my car (Hyundai, i20) and now the regular warranty has run out. It is an extra cost to pocket but offers peace of mind I feel and hence a good idea.

Lesson learnt that next time when I purchase a car, take the extended warranty at time of purchase itself. IIRC, taking it at time of purchase (or within 45 days from purchase) has the lowest prices and post that it keeps on increasing depending on when one takes it.

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I have two issues with this:
1. Who decides if a damage is mechanical wear/tear and on what basis. Especially after 4 years, any damage could be attributed to mechanical wear and tear. It is unlikely that a manufacturing defect surfaces after 4 years. So I am skeptical that any damage could be classified as "mechanical wear and tear" and the warranty claim rejected.
2. Honda has a ludicrous service schedule. Once in three months! I hate to go to them every three months just for a shoddy wash job, and letting them try to push unnecessary jobs (AC cleaning, Engine Protection etc.) on me. I have been taking my car in once in 6 months (though my car runs only 5-6K kms per year). If I do not stick to their "once in 3 months" schedule, they will most probably reject any warranty claim.

My 4 year warranty on the City expires this Aug. I don't plan to renew because of the above two concerns.
You are absolutely right. These are major issues. However, even in the regular warranty, there are grey areas related to normal wear and tear or manufacturing defects.
As a thumb rule, all suspension, brake pads, drive belts, bearings, clutch, filters, bulbs, fuses etc are not covered.
Sensors, Injectors, Automatic transmission, HVAC electronics, other electronics except stereo are covered. Electrical motors, emission control systems, brake valves and other hydraulics, except hoses and pipes are generally covered.

There may be grey areas in some things like blower motors or some other electrical components, but then those have to be fought out.

Regarding the servicing schedule, 3 months interval is just a money minting scam and a waste of time. All they do is wash the vehicle and give it back. They look at kms more closely than the duration.

What I do is that instead of doing it every 5,000 kms, i drag it upto 7.5k kms and then get the next 10K service done. That way i can straddle between 2 services and claim a delay in service in case of dispute, rather than a skipping of service

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I am attaching the list of parts covered in the Honda's Any Time Warranty. According to Honda, the extended warranty is only 1% of the total costs of all the spares.
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Is this still available? I can't seem to find it on the Honda website.
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Today availed Extended warranty for Honda Amaze Petrol SMT for the 4th year. Paid INR 6480/- as it was still under warranty. Today was the last day of warranty, and tomorrow cost would have gone up to @ INR 7300/- So without hesitation availed the extended warranty.

I found it worth the price. Small parts like wheel cylinders and other major parts are covered under the extended warranty. Even ECM and wiring harnesses are covered. According to Honda parts worth INR 5,75000/- are covered under this extended warranty. Also, confirmed that music system change will not void the warranty. Only Music system will not be covered under the warranty which is obvious. 90/100 headlamp bulb upgrade with cutout will only void the warranty of headlight harness. But CNG conversion will void entire extended warranty. As of now no plans for CNG conversion but those who are considering it should make a note this.

Honda dealers have authority to approve the part replacement under INR 20000/- For the higher priced parts approval from Honda is required and service history and records are checked for the same. Honda has availed insurance for high priced components, and insurance guys check service records.

One more interesting thing is Honda does the grading of cars as per service history and service records available to them. The car is regularly serviced at Honda ASC. So all service records are available with Honda. Hence as per Honda, the car is considered as Grade A car.


I think an extended warranty is worth as it offers complete peace of mind and also will add value to resale.
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