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What is the HondaTrue Certified Vehicle Program?


HondaTrue Certified is the automaker’s primary used-vehicle coverage program, comparable to other automakers’ offerings.

It’s an important distinction because Honda now offers three tiers of used-vehicle coverage. In addition to the HondaTrue Certified program outlined here, there’s HondaTrue Certified+ and HondaTrue Used. HondaTrue Certified+ covers near-new vehicles less than one year or 12,000 miles beyond their original in-service date. HondaTrue Used provides 100 days or 5,000 miles of coverage on vehicles up to 10 years old, based on original purchase date.

The HondaTrue Certified program applies to vehicles no more than five model years old showing no more than 80,000 miles on the odometer. This is only the first step any potentially eligible Honda vehicle must take to qualify for coverage, however.

Added Warranty Coverage

The fear of a major mechanical issue is a primary concern for many used car shoppers. To alleviate some of these worries, HondaTrue Certified includes an extended powertrain warranty of 7 years/100,000 miles.

But the program covers more than just the engine and transmission. If the Honda vehicle is still under its original warranty, the car’s non-powertrain warranty is bumped to 4 years or 48,000 miles (whichever comes first). For HondaTrue Certified vehicles no longer covered by their original warranty, a 1-year/12,000-mile warranty is added. This would most commonly apply to cars toward the older side of the HondaTrue Certified spectrum, such as vehicles from the 2017 or 2018 model years.

Vehicle Inspection and History

A certified Honda technician performs a 182-point inspection whose results are digitized and downloadable by the customer. For comparison, Toyota’s and Nissan’s certified programs include 160- and 167-point inspections, respectively, and Hyundai’s rings in at 173 points.

And whether or not you’re a history buff, chances are good you want to know every detail about the life a used car led before you hand over money for it. Every HondaTrue Certified vehicle comes with a verified Carfax or AutoCheck vehicle history report.

Complimentary Maintenance

You get two free oil changes — within the first year of ownership — included with a HondaTrue Certified car, truck, SUV, or minivan.

Roadside Assistance and Trip Interruption Reimbursement

Few things can ruin a day like car trouble. HondaTrue Certified comes with roadside assistance that can come to the rescue and, in many cases, get you back on your way.

And if you run into trouble more than 100 miles from home, the HondaTrue certified program may reimburse you for up to $300 in related hotel or transportation costs, for instance.

Roadside assistance and reimbursement coverage are good for at least one year or 12,000 miles.

Concierge Service

Also available for at least one year or 12,000 miles from vehicle purchase, the program’s concierge service can help coordinate shipping of medications or documents, or assist with travel arrangements, for instance.

Exchange Policy

If a customer changes their mind after a few days spent behind the wheel of their HondaTrue CPO vehicle, Honda offers a three-day exchange policy. The car has to be exchanged for another Honda product covered by one of the automaker’s CPO programs. It also has to have covered no more than 300 miles.

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