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    • Summary of Coverages A For details, refer to the listed page. Customer Satisfaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 New Car Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 13 Coverage for defects in material and workmanship for 3 years or 36,000 miles. HON D Federal Emissions Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14 California Emissions Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21 Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 30 Coverage extends for 3 years, with 100% coverage for the first 2 years. Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 31 Tires are warranted by their manufacturer. A separate tire warranty statement is in the owner’s packet. Seat Belt Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 32 Seat belts that fail to function properly are covered for the useful life of the vehicle. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 33 Repair or replacement of original body panels rusted through from the inside out is covered for 5 years with no mileage limit. Accessory Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 34 Replacement Parts Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 36 Coverage for defects in materials and workmanship for 1 year or 12,000 miles. Replacement Battery Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 37 Coverage extends for 3 years, with 100% coverage for the first year. Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 38 Coverage for as long as the purchaser owns the vehicle. 1997 Warranty Information
    • IN 7 Southeastern Zone 1500 Morrison Parkway Alpharetta, Georgia 30201 (770) 442-2045 North Central Zone 8 601 Campus Drive, Suite A-9 Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 (847) 870-5600 9 New England Zone 555 Old County Road Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06096 (203) 623-3310 See Zone 5 for: NYC Metro area 1 Western Zone P.O. Box 2260 700 Van Ness Avenue 3 South Central Zone 4529 Royal Lane Irving, Texas 75063 5 Northeastern Zone P.O. Box 337 Eastgate Industrial Park and Fairfield County, CT area Torrance, California (214) 929-5481 115 Gaither Drive 90509-2260 (310) 781-4565 Moorestown, New Jersey 08057 (609) 235-5533 10 West Central Zone 1600 South Abilene Street, Suite D Aurora, Colorado 80012 Central Zone 2 Northwestern Zone P.O. Box 20186 4 101 South Stanfield Road Troy, Ohio 45373 Includes: NYC Metro area and Fairfield County, CT area (303) 696-3935 Puerto Rico and U.S. V.I. 12439 N.E. Airport Way Portland, Oregon 97220 (513) 332-6250 6 Mid-Atlantic Zone 902 Wind River Ln., Suite 200 15 Bella International P.O. Box 190816 (503) 256-0943 Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 San Juan, PR 00919-0816 (also includes (301) 990-2020 (809) 250-8070 Alaska and Hawaii) The above addresses and telephone numbers are subject to change. If you cannot reach your Zone office, ask your Honda dealer for the current information.
    • These warranties are given by Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Customer Satisfaction Some Repairs May Be Covered Beyond the Limited Warranty A Quick Reference to Warranty Coverages Your Warranties in Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 General Warranty Provisions New Car Limited Warranty Federal Emissions Warranties California Emissions Warranties Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty Tires Seat Belt Limited Warranty Rust Perforation Limited Warranty Accessory Limited Warranty Replacement Parts Limited Warranty Replacement Battery Limited Warranty Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty Your Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Operation and Maintenance of Your Honda How to Get Warranty Service Limitations and Disclaimers Honda Automobile Division, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., gives these warranties on behalf of American Honda, 1919 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, California 90501-2746, a California Corporation.  1996 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – All Rights Reserved AWL 17925 (9606) 1
    • Introduction Customer Satisfaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Some Repairs May Be Covered Beyond the Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 A Quick Reference to Warranty Coverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3
    • Customer Satisfaction Your complete satisfaction with your • Year, model, and Vehicle run by the Council of Better Business Honda automobile is our main goal. Identification Number of your Bureaus (BBB). This program is called All personnel at Honda automobile vehicle, and its current mileage. “BBB AUTO LINE.” You may file a dealerships are thoroughly trained to claim at any time by calling the Better provide the best service for your • The name of the dealer who sold Business Bureau, toll-free, at vehicle. If you are not satisfied with you the vehicle. 1-800-955-5100. Your call will be any maintenance or repair work done • The name of the dealer who automatically directed to the BBB in by the dealership, follow these three services your vehicle. your area. steps: • Date, mileage, and reason for each You may also write to: visit to a Honda dealership. Step 1 - Talk over your concerns with BBB AUTO LINE the dealership’s management, such as • Any non-Honda dealership repair Council of Better Business Bureaus the Service Manager or General service for the problem(s). 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800 Manager. In most cases, a satisfactory Arlington, VA 22203-1804 solution is found at this step. • Your daytime and evening telephone numbers. BBB AUTO LINE’s purpose is to Step 2 - We recognize that, on some The staff of the Customer Relations resolve disputes between vehicle occasions, a customer will not be Zone Office is interested in working manufacturers and their customers. totally satisfied with a dealer’s BBB AUTO LINE’s decision makers with you and the dealership to find a decision or actions in Step 1. If this is satisfactory solution. are impartial third parties who will the case, you should call or write the listen to both the customer and the Honda Customer Relations Zone Step 3 - If you disagree with the manufacturer and decide what can be Office. The address and telephone decision reached by the staff of the done to resolve the disagreement. number are on the inside front cover. Honda Customer Relations Zone Please provide the following Office, you may request to have your The BBB AUTO LINE’s decision is information: case reviewed in an independent forum not binding on you unless you agree 4 Introduction
    • Customer Satisfaction to accept it. If you accept the order to file a claim, you need to system. Lawyers are usually not decision, Honda will abide by it. provide your name and address, the involved in the resolution of claims Generally, disputes submitted to BBB Vehicle Identification Number of your through the BBB, although you may AUTO LINE are resolved within 40 vehicle, and a brief statement outlining obtain one at your own expense if days (47 days if you have not first the disagreement. Initially, BBB may you choose. contacted Honda about your try to resolve the disagreement through complaint). mediation. If this is not successful, your complaint will be reviewed by an If you want to go to court, we do not impartial, volunteer arbitrator. You may require you to first file a claim with Honda offers you the opportunity to present the facts of your case to the BBB AUTO LINE. Please note that mediate and arbitrate a disagreement arbitrator at an informal meeting. laws in some states may require that through BBB AUTO LINE because we you file a claim with BBB AUTO want you to feel that you have been We encourage you to use this LINE before you can proceed to a treated fairly. program before, or instead of, going state-operated dispute resolution to court. It is informal, free of charge process or the court system. If you do Eligibility is limited by your vehicle’s to you, and generally resolves not accept the decision of BBB AUTO age, mileage, and other factors. In problems much faster than the court LINE, you can still go to court. Introduction 5
    • Customer Satisfaction Lemon Laws Some states require you to notify the We want you to be satisfied with your Many states have enacted what are manufacturer about the problem(s), Honda automobile. If you have any commonly referred to as “Lemon and some states give the questions, please contact your Honda Laws.” Although the details of these manufacturer, or its representative, a dealer or the Customer Relations laws vary from state to state, their chance to correct the problem(s). A Zone Office. main purpose is to assure you certain state may require you to submit your rights if you have problems with your complaint to a dispute resolution new vehicle. In general terms, these program, such as BBB AUTO LINE, laws usually say that if your vehicle before proceeding to other forums. has a problem that cannot be repaired in several attempts, or has a series of Lemon Laws have many provisions. problems that keep it out of service If you feel your new Honda qualifies for an extended period, you may for consideration under the lemon law qualify for relief under the lemon law in your area, we suggest you check in your state. the laws in your state. 6 Introduction
    • Some Repairs May Be Covered Beyond the Limited Warranty Honda may cover, under a special If your vehicle develops a problem If you are not satisfied with your adjustment program, some or all of you feel should be repaired by Honda Honda dealer’s decision, call or write the cost to repair a problem that is not at no cost, discuss it with your dealer. the Honda Customer Relations Zone covered by your vehicle’s limited Office (the address and telephone warranties. number are on the inside front cover). Please provide this information about your vehicle: year, model, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), mileage, maintenance history, a detailed explanation of the problem, and why you think Honda should be responsible for the repair. Your request will be investigated, and you will be informed of Honda’s decision. Introduction 7
    • A Quick Reference to Warranty Coverages This is a brief summary of the warranties covering your 1997 Honda. Please refer to the listed page for a full description of each warranty’s coverage and limitations. New Car Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Every new Honda is covered, except for tires, for 3 years or 36,000 miles. The tires are warranted separately. Federal Emissions Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Emissions-related Defects and Performance Warranties cover the components that make up your Honda’s emissions control systems for a minimum of 3 years or 36,000 miles. California Emissions Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 The Emissions Control Systems Defects and Performance Warranties cover the emissions components of California-registered Hondas for a minimum of 3 years or 50,000 miles. Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The original battery in your new Honda is fully covered for the first 2 years. For the next year you receive a credit toward the purchase of a new battery. Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The original tires are warranted by their manufacturer. Your Honda dealer will be glad to assist you in contacting a local representative of the tire’s manufacturer, if needed. Seat Belt Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Seat belts that fail to function properly are covered for the useful life of the vehicle. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Honda will repair or replace any body panel on your vehicle that rusts from the inside out. This coverage extends for 5 years with no mileage limit. 8 Introduction
    • A Quick Reference to Warranty Coverages Coverage of Accessories and Replacement Items Accessory Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 All accessories are covered up to 3 years or 36,000 miles, depending on time of installation. Replacement Parts Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Genuine Honda parts, when installed by your Honda dealer, are covered for 1 year or 12,000 miles. Parts purchased from, but not installed by, a Honda dealer are covered for 1 year. Replacement Battery Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 A replacement battery purchased from your Honda dealer is fully covered for the first year, with the coverage prorated for the remaining 2 years. Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 A replacement muffler purchased from your Honda dealer is covered for as long as you own the vehicle. Installation is included if the covered muffler was originally installed by your Honda dealer. Introduction 9
    • Your Warranties in Detail General Warranty Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 New Car Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Federal Emissions Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 California Emissions Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Seat Belt Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Rust Perforation Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Accessory Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Replacement Parts Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Replacement Battery Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 11
    • General Warranty Provisions The warranty coverages in this Honda may use factory- • Any installed part or accessory booklet are offered only to the remanufactured parts rather than new that fails because it was not owner of a 1997 Honda automobile. parts for some warranty repairs. Those designed to fit that year and model To be covered, the vehicle must be parts, like new parts, are covered for of Honda. distributed by American Honda the remainder of the New Car Limited • Any vehicle with an odometer that through the Honda Automobile Warranty (see page 13). has been altered so it is impossible Division, and sold by a Honda to determine the actual mileage. The warranties in this booklet do not automobile dealer in the United • Any vehicle while it is registered cover: States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. or normally driven outside the Virgin Islands. • The failure of any part or United States, Puerto Rico, or the accessory due to: U.S. Virgin Islands. NOTE: American Honda does not distribute the 1997 Passport Sport – Abuse, misuse, accidental • Any failure caused by modifying the Utility Vehicle in Puerto Rico or the damage, or acts of God. vehicle, or installing accessories not U.S. Virgin Islands. Therefore, these – Improper installation or authorized by Honda. warranty coverages do not apply to maintenance. • Any incidental expenses or any 1997 Passport that is registered – A low fluid level or the use of a inconvenience you may suffer due or normally driven in those areas. fluid other than specified by to the loss of use of your vehicle. Honda. • Any vehicle that has ever been Parts replaced under any of the – The installation of any part that declared a total loss or sold for warranties in this booklet become the is not equal to the original in salvage by a financial institution or property of Honda. Honda will make quality of materials or insurer, or that has been issued a the final decision whether to repair workmanship. “salvage” or similar title under any any existing part or assembly or state’s law. This exclusion does not – Use of the vehicle in competition apply to the Emissions Warranties. replace it. or racing events. 12 Your Warranties in Detail
    • New Car Limited Warranty Time and Mileage Period This Warranty Does Not Cover: • Any item concerning your This warranty begins on the date the • Emissions control systems, vehicle’s general appearance that vehicle is put into use in one of the Accessories, Battery, or Tires. is not due to a defect in material or following ways: (They have their own warranties.) workmanship. • The vehicle is delivered to the first • Normal wear or deterioration of • The replacement of expendable purchaser by a Honda dealer. any part. maintenance items (such as spark plugs, filters, wiper blades, or • The vehicle is leased. • Cleaning and polishing. brake pads/linings) unless they are • The vehicle is used as a • The adding of any fluids, unless defective in material or demonstrator or company vehicle. they are needed as part of a workmanship. warranty repair. • Wheel balancing and wheel Your vehicle is covered for 3 years or alignment after 1 year or 12,000 • Air conditioner refrigerant charge 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. miles, unless required as part of a after the first year, unless required as part of a warranty repair. warranty repair. Warranty Coverage • Broken, chipped, or scratched Honda will repair or replace any part window glass unless it is due to that is defective in material or a defect in material or workmanship under normal use. See workmanship. Proper Operation on page 40. All repairs/replacements made under this warranty are free of charge. The replaced or repaired parts are covered only until this New Car Warranty expires. Your Warranties in Detail 13
    • Federal Emissions Warranties Your Warranty Rights Manager, Vehicle Program and vehicle, or do not have maintenance and Obligations Compliance Division (6405J) records to show that you did. The Federal Emissions-related Environmental Protection Agency However, any part that fails because Defects and Emissions Performance 401 M Street S.W. of abuse or lack of maintenance will warranties are in addition to the Washington, D.C. 20460 not be covered by this warranty. Honda New Car Limited Warranty. (Attention: Warranty Claim) These warranties are given only to Honda recommends that only parts the owner of a 1997 Honda supplied by Honda or equivalent Your Responsibilities distributed by American Honda parts be used to repair your vehicle. To qualify for coverage by the Maintenance, replacement, or through the Honda Automobile Defects and Performance warranties, Division, and sold by an authorized repair of emissions control devices you should operate and maintain your and systems may be done by any Honda dealer in the fifty United 1997 Honda according to the States, the District of Columbia, the automotive repair establishment requirements on page 40 of this or individual. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the warranty booklet, and the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Maintenance Schedule in the Samoa, and the Commonwealth of Under normal circumstances, Honda Owner’s Manual. This schedule is will pay for warranty repairs only the Northern Mariana Islands. designed to keep your vehicle’s when they are performed at an emissions control systems authorized Honda repair facility. If an authorized Honda automobile functioning properly by maintaining dealer cannot repair your vehicle or However, in an emergency situation, your vehicle in peak operating the repair of emissions control devices honor your claim within a reasonable condition. period of time, contact the Honda or systems may be done by any Customer Relations Zone Office for automotive repair establishment or Honda will not deny a claim for individual, or by the owner, using any assistance (see inside front cover), or emissions warranty coverage simply you may write to: replacement part. An emergency because you did not maintain the situation is considered to exist if an 14 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Federal Emissions Warranties authorized Honda repair facility or warranted part, your claim for repair These Warranties Do Not Cover: warranted part is not reasonably to bring your vehicle into compliance • Failures or malfunctions of the available to correct a problem. with applicable standards may be emissions control systems caused denied. If the part in question is not by abuse, alteration, accident, Honda will reimburse you for those related to the reason your vehicle misuse, or the use of leaded emergency repairs that are covered by fails to meet the standards, your gasoline. the Emissions Warranties. Parts claim will not be denied. reimbursement is at the • Replacement of maintenance items manufacturer’s suggested retail price, such as, but not limited to, spark and labor reimbursement is at a plugs, filters, hoses, belts, coolant geographically-appropriate hourly or lubricants beyond their first labor rate for Honda’s recommended required maintenance point. time allowance. For reimbursement, • Consequential damages such as loss present the replaced parts and a copy of time or use of the vehicle. of the paid receipt to any authorized Honda automobile dealer. The use of replacement parts not equivalent to the original parts may impair the effectiveness of your vehicle’s emissions control systems. If a non-equivalent replacement part is used in the maintenance or repair of your vehicle, and if an authorized Honda automobile dealer determines it is defective or causes a failure of a Your Warranties in Detail 15
    • Federal Emissions Warranties Emissions-related Design and Defects Warranty Design and Defects Warranty Time and Mileage Period notify you in writing that your claim Coverage This warranty begins on the date the is being denied, and explain why. Honda warrants that your automobile: vehicle is delivered to the first If this time limit is not met, an 1. is designed, built and equipped to purchaser other than an authorized authorized Honda dealer will perform conform at the time of sale with all Honda dealer, or the date it is first used the required repairs free applicable emissions standards. as a demonstrator, lease, or company of charge. The only exceptions and vehicle, whichever comes first, and allowed are when you, the owner, continues for 3 years or 36,000 miles, request or agree to a delay, or the 2. is free from defects in materials whichever comes first. delay is caused by circumstances and workmanship that would beyond the control of Honda or the cause it to fail to conform with To Get Emissions dealer. applicable emissions requirements during the specified time and Warranty Service If an authorized Honda automobile mileage period. Repairs covered by this warranty will dealer is not able to repair your be performed at no charge for parts, vehicle within 30 days from the time A partial list of the parts covered by this labor, and diagnosis. you take it to the dealer, you may warranty is on pages 18-20. Several An authorized Honda dealer is have your vehicle repaired at any parts in the emissions control systems required, within 30 days of the time repair facility you choose. The only are covered for 8 years or 80,000 miles, you take your vehicle to the dealer exceptions allowed are when you, the whichever comes first. Those parts are for emissions warranty service, to owner, request or agree to a delay, or identified by 8/80 on pages 18-20. either honor your claim for the delay is caused by circumstances adjustment, repair, or replacement, or 16 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Federal Emissions Warranties Emissions Performance Warranty beyond the control of Honda or the This warranty begins on the date the To Get Emissions dealer vehicle is delivered to the first purchaser Warranty Service other than an authorized Honda dealer, If your vehicle fails an EPA-approved If you choose a repair facility that is or the date it is first used as a short test, it should be taken to an not an authorized Honda dealer, demonstrator, lease or company vehicle, authorized Honda automobile dealer. Honda will reimburse you for the whichever comes first. Take along proof of purchase date repair. Parts reimbursement is at the and a copy of the test report. manufacturer’s suggested retail price, Warranty Coverage and labor reimbursement is at a NOTE: The emissions test should be Honda warrants that if your vehicle geographically-appropriate hourly performed with the vehicle at normal fails an EPA-approved emissions rate for Honda’s recommended time operating temperature. Before getting short test, to bring your vehicle into allowance. For reimbursement, a test, drive the vehicle for several compliance with applicable emissions present the replaced part(s) and a miles at 25 MPH or above and test standards Honda will, at no cost to copy of the paid receipt to any the vehicle as soon as possible after you: authorized Honda automobile dealer. driving. • During the first 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, Repairs covered by this warranty will make all adjustments, diagnosis, be performed at no charge for parts, repairs and replacements labor, and diagnosis. necessary, including those parts listed on pages 18-20. Your Warranties in Detail 17
    • Federal Emissions Warranties Emissions Parts List An authorized Honda dealer is only exceptions allowed are when Parts Covered for 3 years/ 36,000 required, within 30 days of the time you, the owner, request or agree to a miles (or 8 Years/80,000 miles) by you take your vehicle to the dealer delay, or the delay is caused by the Emissions Warranties for emissions warranty service, to circumstances beyond the control of NOTE: Your vehicle may not be either honor your claim for Honda or the dealer. equipped with all the parts listed. adjustment, repair, or replacement, or Other parts may be covered. Contact notify you in writing that your claim If you choose a repair facility that is an authorized Honda automobile is being denied, and explain why. not an authorized Honda dealer, dealer or the Honda Customer Honda will reimburse you for the Relations Zone Office (see inside If this time limit is not met, an repair, including diagnosis. Parts front cover) for further information. authorized Honda dealer will perform reimbursement is at the the required repairs free of charge. manufacturer’s suggested retail price, All parts in this list are covered for a The only exceptions allowed are and labor reimbursement is at a minimum of 3 years or 36,000 miles, when you, the owner, request or geographically-appropriate hourly whichever comes first. Those items agree to a delay, or the delay is labor rate for Honda’s recommended identified with 8/80 are warranted caused by circumstances beyond the time allowance. For reimbursement, for 8 years or 80,000 miles, control of Honda or the dealer. present the replaced part(s) and a whichever comes first. copy of the paid receipt to any Crankcase Control System If an authorized Honda automobile authorized Honda automobile dealer. • Positive Crankcase Ventilation dealer is unable to repair your vehicle (PCV) valve. within 30 days from the time you • Engine oil fill cap. take your vehicle to the dealer, you • Breather chamber. may have your vehicle repaired at any repair facility you choose. The 18 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Federal Emissions Warranties Evaporative Emissions Exhaust Gas Recirculation Ignition System Control System (EGR) System • Crankshaft and/or cylinder and/or • Evaporative emission control • EGR vacuum control valve. TDC position sensor. canister. • EGR control solenoid valve. • Distributor ignition housing. • Evaporative emission purge control • EGR valve. • Distributor ignition cap and rotor. diaphragm valve. • EGR valve lift sensor. • Ignition coils. • Evaporative emission purge control check & relief valve. • Common chamber & orifice. • Ignition control module. • Evaporative emission purge control • EGR backpressure transducer. • Ignition timing adjuster. vacuum switching valve. • EGR thermal vacuum valve. • Ignition wires. • Fuel tank. • EGR vacuum switching valve. • Power switch. • Fuel fill pipe and cap. • Spark plugs (covered up to the first • Fuel fill neck restrictor. Exhaust System required replacement only; see the • Fuel tank rollover & float valve. • Three-way catalytic converter. 8/80 maintenance schedule in the Owner’s Manual). • Fuel tank evaporative emission • Warm-up three way catalytic valve. converter. 8/80 • Evaporative emission purge control • Exhaust manifold. solenoid valve. • Exhaust pipe (engine to catalytic • Evaporative emission two-way valve. converter). Your Warranties in Detail 19
    • Federal Emissions Warranties Fuel Injection System • Fuel pressure regulator vacuum • Mass air flow sensor. • Engine Control Module (ECM). switching valve. • Air regulator. 8/80 • Idle air control valve (IACV). • Common chamber. • Fuel injectors. • A/T gear position switch. • Throttle body assembly. • Fuel rail. • Lock-up clutch control solenoid valve. • Throttle switch. • MAP sensor. • Shift control solenoid valve. • Intake manifold. • Heated oxygen sensors. • Fuel filter (covered up to the first • Oxygen sensors. replacement only; see the maintenance VTEC System schedule in the Owner’s Manual). • Barometric pressure sensor. • Variable valve timing & valve lift • Intake air temperature sensor. (Fuel filter replacement and flushing of electronic control solenoid valve. the fuel tank to remove contamination • Throttle position sensor. resulting from a defect in material or • Variable valve timing & valve lift electronic control pressure switch. • Engine coolant temperature sensor. workmanship only are covered by the • Knock sensors. warranty. Fuel injection system cleaning is covered.) Miscellaneous Parts • Powertrain control module. 8/80 Hoses, clamps, brackets, piping, bolts • Transmission control module. Intake Air System and gaskets associated with these • Countershaft speed sensor. • Air cleaner element, housing, and systems. • Vehicle speed sensor. cover (covered up to the first required replacement only; see the • Fuel pressure regulator. maintenance schedule in the Owner’s Manual). 20 Your Warranties in Detail
    • California Emissions Warranties Your Warranty Rights Where a warrantable condition exists, For 7 years or 70,000 miles and Obligations Honda will repair your vehicle at no (whichever first occurs): The California Air Resources Board cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor. If an emissions-related part listed in and Honda are pleased to explain the this warranty booklet specially noted emission control systems warranty on with coverage for 7 years or 70,000 your 1997 vehicle. In California, new Manufacturer’s Warranty miles is defective, the part will be motor vehicles must be designed, built Coverage repaired or replaced by Honda. This is and equipped to meet the State’s For 3 years or 50,000 miles your long-term emissions control stringent anti-smog standards. Honda (whichever first occurs): systems DEFECTS WARRANTY. must warrant the emission control • If your vehicle fails a Smog Check system on your vehicle for the periods inspection, all necessary repairs and of time listed below provided there has adjustments will be made by Honda been no abuse, neglect or improper to ensure that your vehicle passes maintenance of your vehicle. the inspection. This is your Your emission control system may emissions control systems include parts such as the carburetor PERFORMANCE WARRANTY. or fuel injection system, the ignition • If any emissions-related part on your system, catalytic converter, and vehicle is defective, the part will be engine computer. Also included may repaired or replaced by Honda. This be hoses, belts, connectors and other is your short-term emissions control emissions-related assemblies. systems DEFECTS WARRANTY. Your Warranties in Detail 21
    • California Emissions Warranties Owner’s Warranty As the vehicle owner, you should If an authorized Honda automobile Responsibilities also be aware that Honda may deny dealer cannot repair your vehicle or As the vehicle owner, you are you warranty coverage if your honor your claim within a reasonable responsible for the performance of the vehicle or a part has failed due to period of time, contact the Honda required maintenance listed in your abuse, neglect, improper maintenance Customer Relations Zone Office for owner’s manual. Honda recommends or unapproved modifications. assistance (see inside front cover). If that you retain all receipts covering you are not satisfied with the way in If you have any questions regarding which a claim was resolved by maintenance on your vehicle, but your warranty rights and Honda cannot deny warranty solely Honda, you may write directly to: responsibilities, you should contact for the lack of receipts or for your the Honda Customer Relations Zone California Air Resources Board failure to ensure the performance of Office (see inside front cover) or the 9528 Telstar Avenue all scheduled maintenance. California Air Resources Board at El Monte, CA 91731 You are responsible for presenting 9528 Telstar Ave., El Monte, CA your vehicle to a Honda dealer as 91731. soon as a problem exists. The The California Emissions Control warranty repairs should be completed System Defects and Emissions in a reasonable amount of time, not to Performance warranties are in exceed 30 days. addition to the Honda New Car Limited Warranty. These warranties are given only to the owner of a 1997 model year Honda automobile distributed by American Honda through the Honda Automobile Division, for a vehicle registered and operated in California. 22 Your Warranties in Detail
    • California Emissions Warranties Your Responsibilities Honda recommends that only parts An emergency situation is considered To qualify for coverage under the supplied by Honda or equivalent to exist if an authorized Honda repair defects and performance warranties, parts be used to repair your vehicle. facility is not reasonably available, or you should operate and maintain your Maintenance, replacement, or when a warranted part is not available 1997 Honda automobile according to repair of emissions control devices within 30 days, or when an authorized the requirements on page 40 of this and systems may be done by any Honda repair facility is unable to Warranty booklet, and the automotive repair establishment or complete a repair within Maintenance Schedule in the individual. 30 days. Owner’s Manual. This schedule is designed to keep your vehicle’s Under normal circumstances, Honda Honda will reimburse you for those emissions control systems will pay for warranty repairs only emergency repairs, including diagnosis, functioning properly by maintaining when they are performed at an covered by the Emissions Warranties. your vehicle in peak operating authorized Honda repair facility. Parts reimbursement is at the condition. However, in an emergency situation, manufacturer’s suggested retail price, the repair of emissions control and labor reimbursement is at a Honda will not deny a claim for devices or systems may be done by geographically-appropriate hourly labor emissions warranty coverage simply any automotive repair establishment rate for Honda’s recommended time because you did not maintain the or individual, or by the owner, using allowance. For reimbursement, present vehicle, or do not have maintenance any replacement part. the replaced parts and a copy of the records to show that you did. However, paid receipt to any authorized Honda any part that fails because of abuse or dealer. lack of required maintenance will not be covered by this warranty. Your Warranties in Detail 23
    • California Emissions Warranties The use of replacement parts not These Warranties Do Not Cover: equivalent to the original parts may • Failures or malfunctions of the impair the effectiveness of your emissions control systems caused vehicle’s emissions control systems. by abuse, alteration, accident, If a non-equivalent replacement part misuse, or the use of leaded is used in the maintenance or repair gasoline. of your vehicle, and if an authorized Honda automobile dealer determines • Replacement of maintenance items it is defective or causes damage to a such as, but not limited to, spark warranted part, your claim for repair plugs, filters, hoses, belts, coolant to bring your vehicle into compliance or lubricants beyond their first with applicable standards may be scheduled maintenance. denied. If the part in question is not • Consequential damages such as loss related to the reason your vehicle of time or use of the vehicle. fails to meet the standards, your claim will not be denied. 24 Your Warranties in Detail
    • California Emissions Warranties Emissions Control Systems Defects Warranty Warranty Coverage Honda dealer, or the date it is first take your vehicle to the dealer, then Honda warrants to the owner of any used as a demonstrator, lease, or this situation will be treated as an 1997 California model that the company vehicle, whichever comes emergency and you may have your automobile: first, and continues for 3 years or vehicle repaired at any repair facility 1. Is designed, built and equipped to 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. you choose. conform at the time of sale with all Several parts of the emissions control applicable emissions standards systems are covered for 7 years or If you choose a repair facility that is and 70,000 miles, whichever comes first. not an authorized Honda dealer, Those parts are identified with 7/70 Honda will reimburse you for the 2. Is free from defects in materials on pages 27-29. repair, including diagnosis. Parts and workmanship which would reimbursement is at the cause it to fail to conform with applicable requirements during To Get Emissions manufacturer’s suggested retail price, Warranty Service and labor reimbursement is at a the specified time and mileage geographically-appropriate hourly periods. Repairs covered by this warranty will be performed at no charge for parts, labor rate for Honda’s recommended A warranted part is defined as any labor, and diagnosis. Any authorized time allowance. For reimbursement, part that can affect emissions. A Honda automobile dealer will present the replaced part(s) and a partial list of the parts covered by this perform the adjustment, repair, or copy of the paid receipt to any warranty is on pages 27-29. replacement within 30 days from the authorized Honda automobile dealer. time you take your vehicle to the dealer. Time and Mileage Period This warranty begins on the date the If an authorized Honda automobile vehicle is delivered to the first dealer is unable to repair your vehicle purchaser other than an authorized within 30 days from the time you Your Warranties in Detail 25
    • California Emissions Warranties Emissions Performance Warranty This warranty begins on the date the To Get Emissions honor or deny your claim for vehicle is delivered to the first Warranty Service adjustment, repair, or replacement, or purchaser other than an authorized If your vehicle fails a Smog Check notify you in writing that your claim Honda dealer, or the date it is first test (or an EPA-approved short test), is being denied, and explain why. used as a demonstrator, lease or it should be taken to an authorized company vehicle, whichever comes Honda automobile dealer. Take along If this time limit is not met, an first. a copy of the Smog Check test report. authorized Honda dealer will perform the required repairs free of charge. NOTE: The emissions test should be The only exceptions allowed are Warranty Coverage performed with the vehicle at normal Honda warrants to the owner of any when you, the owner, request or operating temperature. Before getting agree to a delay, or the delay is 1997 model year Honda that if your a test, drive the vehicle for several vehicle fails a Smog Check test (or an caused by circumstances beyond the miles at 25 MPH or above and test control of Honda or the dealer. EPA-approved short test) Honda will, the vehicle as soon as possible after at no cost to you: driving. If an authorized Honda automobile During the first 3 years or 50,000 dealer is not able to repair your Repairs covered by this warranty will vehicle within 30 days from the time miles, whichever comes first, make be performed at no charge for parts, all adjustments, diagnosis, repairs you take it to the dealer, you may labor, and diagnosis. have your vehicle repaired at any and replacements necessary to make your vehicle pass the test, including repair facility you choose. The only those parts listed on pages 27-29. An authorized Honda dealer is required, within 30 days of the time you take your vehicle to the dealer for emissions warranty service, to either 26 Your Warranties in Detail
    • California Emissions Warranties Emissions Parts List exceptions allowed are when you, the Parts Covered for 3 years/50,000 Evaporative Emissions owner, request or agree to a delay, or miles (or 7 years/70,000 miles) by Control System the delay is caused by circumstances the Emissions Warranties • Evaporative emission control beyond the control of Honda or the NOTE: Your vehicle may not be canister. dealer. equipped with all the parts listed. • Evaporative emission purge control Other parts may be covered. Contact diaphragm valve. If you choose a repair facility that is an authorized Honda automobile • Evaporative emission purge control not an authorized Honda dealer, dealer or the Honda Customer check & relief valve. Honda will reimburse you for the Relations Zone Office (see inside • Evaporative emission purge control repair, including diagnosis. Parts front cover) for further information. vacuum switching valve. reimbursement is at the • Fuel tank. 7/70 (All except Civic, manufacturer’s suggested retail price, All parts on this list are covered for a minimum of 3 years or 50,000 miles, Prelude) and labor reimbursement is at a whichever comes first. Those items • Fuel fill pipe and cap. geographically-appropriate hourly labor rate for Honda’s recommended identified with 7/70 are warranted for • Fuel fill neck restrictor. time allowance. For reimbursement, 7 years or 70,000 miles, whichever • Fuel tank rollover & float valve. present the replaced part(s) and a comes first. • Fuel tank evaporative emission copy of the paid receipt to any valve. Crankcase Control System authorized Honda automobile dealer. • Positive Crankcase Ventilation • Evaporative emission purge control (PCV) valve. solenoid valve. • Engine oil fill cap. • Evaporative emission two-way valve. • Breather chamber. Your Warranties in Detail 27
    • California Emissions Warranties Exhaust Gas Recirculation Ignition System Fuel Injection System (EGR) System • Crankshaft and/or cylinder and/or • Engine Control Module. 7/70 • EGR vacuum control valve. TDC position sensor. 7/70 (Accord • Fuel injectors. • EGR control solenoid valve. V-6) • Fuel rail. • EGR valve. • Distributor ignition housing. • MAP sensor. 7/70 (Accord 4-cyl) • EGR valve lift sensor. • Distributor ignition cap and rotor. • Heated oxygen sensors. 7/70 (Civic • Common chamber & orifice. • Ignition coils. HX with 5-speed transmission • EGR backpressure transducer. • Ignition control module. only) • EGR thermal vacuum valve. • Ignition timing adjuster. • Oxygen sensors. • EGR vacuum switching valve. • Ignition wires. • Barometric pressure sensor. • Power switch. • Intake air temperature sensor. Exhaust System • Spark plugs (covered up to the first • Throttle position sensor. • Three-way catalytic converter. 7/70 required replacement only; see the • Engine coolant temperature sensor. • Warm-up three way catalytic maintenance schedule in the Owner’s Manual). • Knock sensors. converter. 7/70 • Powertrain control module. 7/70 • Exhaust manifold. 7/70 (Passport, • Transmission control module. 7/70 Prelude) (Prelude) • Exhaust pipe (engine to catalytic • Countershaft speed sensor. converter). • Vehicle speed sensor. • Fuel pressure regulator. 28 Your Warranties in Detail
    • • Fuel pressure regulator vacuum Intake Air System VTEC System switching valve. • Air cleaner element, housing, and • Variable valve timing & valve lift • A/T gear position switch. cover (covered up to the first electronic control solenoid valve. • Lock-up clutch control solenoid valve. required replacement only; see the • Variable valve timing & valve lift • Shift control solenoid valve. maintenance schedule in the electronic control pressure switch. Owner’s Manual). • Idle air control valve (IACV). • Mass air flow sensor. • Fuel filter (covered up to the first Miscellaneous Parts replacement only; see the • Air regulator. Hoses, clamps, brackets, piping, bolts maintenance schedule in the • Common chamber. 7/70 and gaskets associated with these Owner’s Manual). • Throttle body assembly. 7/70 (All systems. except Civic) (Fuel filter replacement and flushing of • Throttle switch. the fuel tank to remove contamination resulting from a defect in material or • Intake manifold. 7/70 workmanship only are covered by the warranty. Fuel injection system cleaning is covered.) Your Warranties in Detail 29
    • Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty Time and Mileage Period Warranty Coverage If the battery fails during the last 12 This warranty’s coverage begins on During the first 2 years, a defective months of this 3 year warranty the same date as the New Car battery will be replaced at no cost to period, you will receive a 50 percent Limited Warranty (see page 13). The you. Diagnosis, labor, installation, and credit towards the purchase of a new original equipment battery is covered battery from your Honda dealer. the cost of the replacement battery are by a limited warranty for 3 years with covered by Honda. no mileage limit. No cash reimbursement will be given. You are responsible for any service or installation charge. 30 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Tires The tires that come as original Original Equipment Tire Bridgestone (USA) Inc. equipment on your new Honda are Manufacturers One Bridgestone Pk. warranted by their manufacturer Nashville, Tennessee 37214 (including the compact spare tire). A Yokohama Tire Corp. (800) 847-3272 separate warranty statement for the 601 South Acacia Avenue tires is in the glove box. Fullerton, California 92631 Uniroyal Goodrich (800) 722-9888 600 S. Main (714) 870-3800 Akron, Ohio 44318 Obtaining Warranty Service (216) 374-3796 Your Honda dealer will be glad to Michelin Tire Corp. help in determining if a problem in One Parkway South Firestone Tire Co. your vehicle is caused by a defective Greenville, South Carolina 29606 1200 Firestone Parkway tire. He can also assist you in locating (800) 432-1682 Akron, Ohio 44317 a local representative of the tire’s (803) 458-5000 (216) 379-7000 manufacturer so you can get warranty service. Goodyear Tire Co. 1144 East Market Street Akron, Ohio 44136 (800) 321-2136 These addresses and phone numbers Dunlop Tire Co. are subject to change. If you have a P.O. Box 1109 problem, contact your Honda dealer Buffalo, New York 14240 for current information. (800) 548-4714 Your Warranties in Detail 31
    • Seat Belt Limited Warranty While seat belts cannot completely Time Period Warranty Coverage remove the possibility of injury, they This warranty continues for the Honda will repair or replace, at its do provide a very significant level of useful life of the vehicle. option, any Honda seat belt protection when used properly. component that fails to function Honda believes the best way to properly during normal use. This enhance your safety is to use your includes all parts and labor charges. seat belt. To encourage their use, the seat belts should always be in good operating condition. This Warranty Does Not Cover: • Replacement of a properly- functioning seat belt assembly strictly for cosmetic or comfort reasons. • Failure caused by abuse, alteration, accidental damage, misuse, or malfunction resulting from a collision. 32 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Rust Perforation Limited Warranty Only the vehicle’s owner can make a workmanship, is covered under the • Rust caused by immersion of the claim under this warranty. Coverage New Car Limited Warranty. You will body panel in water, mud, or sand; cannot be transferred to any other not be charged for any parts, or resulting from exposure to person or institution (such as an material, or labor under this warranty. corrosive gas or industrial fallout. insurance company). The decision to repair, rather than • Paint matching. (Honda reserves replace, any rusted body panel will be the right to decide how much of Time and Mileage Period made by Honda. the repaired or replaced panel, and This warranty’s coverage begins on any adjoining body panels, need to the same date as the New Car This Warranty Does Not Cover: be repainted to match the original Limited Warranty (see page 13), and • Surface rust on the underbody or finish. Honda will not, under any continues for 5 years with no mileage any other part of the vehicle circumstances, authorize painting limit. Any body panels repaired or except body panels. the entire vehicle strictly for the replaced under this warranty are purpose of paint matching.) • Rusting of body panels that were covered only for the time remaining repaired, replaced, or refinished in the original 5 years of coverage. after retail sale of the vehicle, unless those panels were repaired Warranty Coverage or replaced under this warranty. Honda will repair or replace any original body panel that rusts • Body panel rust caused by abuse, completely through from the inside misuse, or lack of maintenance. out (perforated by corrosion). This • Rusting where the paint has been includes panels previously repaired damaged by road hazards such as or replaced under this warranty. Rust stones and debris. that does not perforate, but is caused by a defect in material or Your Warranties in Detail 33
    • Accessory Limited Warranty This warranty applies to any Accessories Installed by the Dealer Warranty Coverage accessory distributed by American After Retail Sale: This warranty Honda will repair or replace any Honda and purchased from a Honda begins on the date the accessory is Honda accessory that is defective in automobile dealer in the United installed on the vehicle. All material or workmanship under States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. accessories are covered for the longer normal use. Honda will decide if an Virgin Islands. of the following two periods: accessory will be repaired rather than 1) The time remaining in the New replaced. If the accessory was Time and Mileage Period Car Limited Warranty, installed by a Honda dealer, all parts Accessories Installed Prior to and labor costs are covered. If the or Retail Sale: This warranty begins on accessory was installed by someone the same date as the New Car 2) 1 year or 12,000 miles, else, the cost of all parts to repair or Limited Warranty (see page 13). All whichever comes first. replace it are covered by Honda, but accessories are covered for the length you must pay the labor costs. of the New Car Limited Warranty: 3 Accessories Not Installed by a years or 36,000 miles, whichever Honda Dealer: This warranty begins comes first. on the date the accessory is purchased from a Honda dealer. All accessories are covered for 1 year. 34 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Accessory Limited Warranty Audio System Component Honda may use factory- This Warranty Does Not Cover: Exchange Program remanufactured audio components • Air conditioner refrigerant charge If the audio system in your Honda rather than new components for some after the first year, unless required develops a problem during this warranty warranty repairs. Those components, as part of a warranty repair. period, telephone the Service like new components, are covered for the remainder of the Accessory Limited • Any accessory installed on a Department at your Honda dealer. Warranty. Honda other than the year or The service person will ask you model it was designed to fit. several questions about your vehicle and the problem. If he decides from • Any accessory that is improperly this conversation that the problem is installed. in one of the system’s major • Any claim presented without proof components (radio, CD player), he of accessory purchase and/or will immediately order a replacement installation date and vehicle component. This will take less than a mileage at time of installation. week. You will then be notified to bring your vehicle to the dealership • The cost of labor to repair or so the audio system can be repaired. replace any accessory that was not Telephoning your dealer about an originally installed by a Honda audio system problem allows him to dealer. serve you more efficiently and can save you an extra trip. Your Warranties in Detail 35
    • Replacement Parts Limited Warranty This warranty applies only to Warranty Coverage This Warranty Does Not Cover: automobile replacement parts Honda will repair or replace any part • Claims which do not include distributed by American Honda covered by this warranty that is documented proof of purchase through the Honda Automobile defective in material or workmanship date, installation date, and vehicle Division, and sold through a Honda under normal use. If the part was mileage at the time of installation. automobile dealer in the United originally installed by a Honda States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. dealer, the repair or replacement will • Parts considered to be normal Virgin Islands. be done with no charge for parts or maintenance items, unless they are labor. If the part was originally defective in material or Time and Mileage Period installed by someone else, the cost of workmanship. Some examples are Parts installed by a Honda dealer are the replacement or repair is covered spark plugs, filters, and brake covered for 1 year or 12,000 miles, by Honda, but you must pay all pads. whichever comes first. Warranted installation costs. • Parts replaced under the New Car parts purchased from a Honda dealer Limited Warranty or parts covered but installed by someone else are by other warranties in this manual. covered for 1 year from the date of purchase. 36 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Replacement Battery Limited Warranty This warranty applies only to Time and Mileage Period Warranty Coverage replacement batteries purchased from Replacement batteries are covered by During the first year of service, a a Honda automobile dealer in the a 3 year limited warranty. defective replacement battery will be United States, Puerto Rico, or the replaced at no cost for the new U.S. Virgin Islands. battery, labor, or installation. After the first year, you will receive a credit toward the purchase of a new battery. This credit is calculated by dividing the current suggested retail price by 36; then multiplying by the number of months left in this warranty coverage. No cash reimbursement will be made. You are responsible for the labor or installation charges. Your Warranties in Detail 37
    • Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty Time and Mileage Period This Warranty Does Not Cover: The Honda automobile replacement • Labor cost for removal and muffler is warranted against defects replacement if the defective in material and workmanship for as muffler was not originally installed long as that muffler’s purchaser owns by a Honda dealer. the vehicle on which it is installed. • Other parts of the exhaust system, If the warranted muffler fails due to a including pipes, gaskets, hangers, defect, Honda will exchange it. You clamps, or other mounting must have proof of purchase for the hardware. failed muffler. If the muffler was • The original equipment muffler, or originally installed by a Honda any muffler installed while the dealer, the cost of labor for removal New Car Limited Warranty is in and replacement is also covered by effect. this warranty. • The cost of parts or labor for any additional repairs associated with replacing the warranted muffler. 38 Your Warranties in Detail
    • Your Responsibility Operation and Maintenance of Your Honda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 How to Get Warranty Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Limitations and Disclaimers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 39
    • Operation and Maintenance of Your Honda By keeping your Honda in top • Operate your Honda on reasonable Maintenance condition, you will be rewarded with roads within the legal speed limit. You should check the engine oil and years of trouble-free service at the radiator coolant levels each time you • Drive your Honda regularly over a lowest operating cost. The keys to fill the gas tank. This protects the distance of several miles. Like a keeping your Honda in top condition vital systems of your Honda, and may person, a vehicle functions better are proper operation and regular help you discover potential problems. with regular exercise. maintenance. • Always use an unleaded gasoline Always maintain your 1997 Honda Proper Operation of the proper Octane Number according to the Maintenance Your Honda is designed for use as a (Anti-Knock Index). See your Schedule in your Owner’s Manual. passenger vehicle. You should use it Owner’s Manual for more The time and mileage intervals given to transport people and their luggage information. in this Schedule for inspections and on regular roads and highways. replacements should never be Several things you should do to take exceeded. They are essential to care of your Honda are: trouble-free operation. Parts that fail • Avoid exceeding your vehicle’s load because they did not get proper, limit. This puts excess strain on the timely maintenance are not covered engine, brakes, and several other by warranty. However, if a part fails systems in your vehicle. Refer to the due to a defect in material or Owner’s Manual to find the location workmanship, the warranty claim of the Load Limit label on your will not be denied because of vehicle. improper maintenance or operation. 40 Your Responsibility
    • Operation and Maintenance of Your Honda The people at your Honda dealer are • A Maintenance Record (such as fully trained and equipped to the one in the Owner’s Manual) efficiently perform scheduled showing the odometer mileage and maintenance on your 1997 Honda. date for each service. Each entry in However, service at the dealer is not this Record should be signed by a mandatory for continued warranty person who is qualified to service coverage. You can have scheduled automobiles. maintenance done somewhere other • Copies of repair orders or other than your Honda dealer, or you can receipts that include the odometer do the maintenance yourself. mileage and date that the vehicle was serviced. Each receipt should If you regularly take your vehicle to be signed by a qualified the Honda dealer for scheduled automotive service technician. maintenance, he will know its history if you need to make a warranty claim. • A statement that you completed If someone else has been performing the maintenance yourself, showing the maintenance, the dealer may ask the odometer mileage and date you for evidence that you have properly did the work. Receipts for the maintained the vehicle. This evidence replacement parts (fluids, filters, may consist of one or more of the etc.) should accompany this following: statement. NOTE: As an aid for the next owner, keep all maintenance receipts with the vehicle if it is sold. Your Responsibility 41
    • How to Get Warranty Service You should take your vehicle, along • The repair would normally be For reimbursement, go to any Honda with proof of purchase date, to a covered by one of the warranties automobile dealer. You must show Honda automobile dealer during his in this booklet. a copy of the paid receipt, and the normal service hours. If your replaced part(s). The dealer will warranty claim is for a replacement and reimburse you for the parts at the part or accessory that was originally current manufacturer’s suggested • All Honda dealers within 50 miles installed by a Honda dealer, take retail price; and you will be along proof of the vehicle’s mileage of the break-down were closed at reimbursed for labor at a at the time of installation. the time, or there were no Honda geographically-appropriate labor rate dealers within 50 miles. for Honda’s recommended time If your vehicle cannot be driven, and allowance. contact the Honda automobile dealer nearest to you for towing assistance. If you are ever dissatisfied with a You do not have to pay for towing • The vehicle was immobile, or warranty service or decision from a to the nearest Honda dealer if the attempting to drive the vehicle Honda dealer, please refer to the failure is covered by any of the would cause further damage or be Customer Satisfaction statement on warranties in this book. unsafe. page 4. Emergency Repairs Honda recognizes that your vehicle could develop a serious problem needing immediate repair at a facility other than a Honda dealer. Honda will reimburse you for the repair if: 42 Your Responsibility
    • How to Get Warranty Service Traveling Outside If you plan to export your vehicle to Warranty Coverage the United States another country and register it there, Outside the United States If you are planning to use your we recommend that you contact the The warranties in this booklet cover Honda to travel outside the U.S., vehicle import agency in that country only Hondas purchased and you may want to contact the Honda to determine the requirements. registered in the United States, Puerto Consumer Affairs Office. They can American Honda does not have this Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. give you information on Honda information. Hondas registered and normally distributors in the area you plan to Be advised that modifications to your driven in other countries are not visit. You should also contact the vehicle to meet another country’s covered. tourist bureaus in the areas you will be requirements may be very expensive traveling in to find out about the and, in some cases, impossible to Honda dealers outside the U.S. may availability of unleaded gasoline with perform. Parts to modify a vehicle to not honor these warranties. If you the proper octane rating. meet foreign specifications are not have your U.S.-specification Honda available in the U.S. serviced by a Honda dealer in another Relocating Outside country (while on vacation, for Getting your vehicle serviced in example), and that service would the United States another country may be difficult, Any vehicle purchased from an normally be covered by one of the even if you take it to a Honda dealer. warranties in this booklet, please authorized Honda dealer in this Because that country may have country is manufactured to meet contact American Honda. models with different equipment and U.S. government safety and specifications, the dealer may not emissions specifications. Other have parts that are suitable for your countries not only market different U.S. vehicle. Honda models, they also have their own safety and emissions standards that differ from U.S. requirements. Your Responsibility 43
    • How to Get Warranty Service, Limitations and Disclaimers For further information or assistance, All of the Limited Warranties in These warranties give you specific please contact: This Booklet are Subject to the legal rights, and you may also have Following Limitations and other rights which vary from state American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Disclaimers: to state. Consumer Affairs Honda disclaims any responsibility 1919 Torrance Blvd. for loss of time or use of the parts or Torrance, CA 90501-2746 vehicle in which the parts are (310) 783-3260 installed, transportation or any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this written warranty. The above limitations or exclusions may not apply to your vehicle because some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts; or they may not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. 44 Your Responsibility