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2006-2013 Honda Civics Will Get Extended Paint Warranty

2013 Honda Civic  -  GOOD in IIHS small overlap frontal test

2013 Honda Civic - GOOD in IIHS small overlap frontal test

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Honda says it will extend the warranty coverage on some of its 2006-2013 Honda Civic sedans and coupes, for problems with chalking and cracking.

The paint warranty of some of the Civic's available paint colors will now be 7 years with no mileage limit. Honda says on affected vehicles, the paint on the roof and leading edge of the front fenders may crack or have a chalky or cloudy appearance. Additionally, the roof, trunk, upper portions of the quarter panel and upper portions of the doors could also display this same chalky or cloudy appearance.

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The colors involved in this paint warranty extension from Honda are as follows:

  • B-92P - Nighthawk Black Pearl
  • B-529P - Fiji Blue Pearl
  • B-536P - Royal Blue Pearl
  • B-537M - Atomic Blue Metallic
  • B-561P - Dyno Blue Pearl
  • NH-701M - Galaxy Gray Metallic
  • NH-731P - Crystal Black Pearl
  • NH-737M - Polished Metal Metallic
  • YR-578M - Urban Titanium Metallic
  • B-586P - Dyno Blue Pearl II (2012 model only)

This bulletin will expire on 9-30-14 for 2006-2008 vehicles.

This warranty extension does not cover any other paint issues like rock chips, scratches, bird droppings, tree sap, acid rain damage, exterior rust, etc. Only factory applied paint is eligible for the warranty extension. Finally, this warranty extension does not apply to a vehicle that has been declared as a total loss or sold for salvage by a financial institution or insurer, or has a branded or similar title under any state's law.

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The fix

On affected vehicles, Honda dealers will inspect the paint and if the condition is observed, will repaint the affected areas entirely.

If a vehicle falls into the model and year category listed, is painted one of the colors outlined, and displays paint cracking, or a chalky or cloudy appearance, it should be inspected by a local dealer for paint condition.

For more info or answers to questions regarding this warranty extension, call Honda direct at 800-999-1009, and reference Campaign # 14-034, entitled: Paint Chalking, Cracking, Clouding Warranty Extension.


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