Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced it will provide extended warranties
on approximately 1.2 million Honda and Acura models equipped with
automatic transmissions due to problems that may result in premature
wear or failure. The extended warranty will cover affected transmissions
for seven years or 100,000 miles.
standard bumper-to-bumper warranty for Honda vehicles is three
years or 36,000 miles, while Acura vehicles are covered for four
years or 50,000 miles.
covered by the extended warranty include:
- 2001 Honda Accord, Odyssey and Prelude
2000 - 2002 and some 2003 Acura 3.2 TL
2001 - 2002 and some 2003 Acura 3.2 CL
only two percent of these vehicles have experienced these transmission
problems, American Honda will provide extended transmission warranties
on all potentially affected vehicles.
"Our priorities are making sure our customers are taken care
of and reassured they can continue to depend on their Honda or
Acura automobile for a long time to come," said Tom Elliott,
executive vice president for American Honda.
is usually plenty of warning to the driver that the transmission
is not operating properly, such as slow or erratic shifting, giving
them ample time to take the vehicle in for service.
Honda will notify all owners of eligible vehicles via mail in
the coming weeks.