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(Longtime CR-V Hybrid forum folks please excuse me if I'm posting what you already know)
I see some confusion here & there about Honda's warranty coverage of various parts in CR-V Hybrids. This could influence whether you decide to buy the Hybrid CR-V or not -- or influence whether to purchase a costly Extended Warranty from the Honda dealer.

I live in California and own a 2020 CR-V HYBRID. When I signed-in & dug around at https//owners. honda.com I managed to find the Federal & CA warranty document for my 2020 CR-V Hybrid. [See Uploaded PDF file]

What to note ==> if you bought & live in either CA, CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, you'll see the yrs/mileage warranty limits for virtually all parts are HUGELY greater than the advertised 3/36 coverage for most parts. If you live in other US states, you'll see there's often coverage beyond 3/36 on many parts.

So when the finance person at your Honda dealer urges you to be smart and buy that Extended Warranty, you'll now know that it'll largely be redundant with coverage already provided under your state's agreement with Honda USA.

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1. Read the actual contract, not the marketing literature. Amazing what these don't cover. If it isn't explicitly covered, it isn't going to be covered and they get to interpret the meaning of the words in the contract.
2. It is, I'll bet, a Vehicle Service Agreement. Not a warranty like the new car warranty from Honda.
3. Like any casino, a few win big, some break even, most lose and the house always wins.
4. I've experienced a similar with Toyota where there is a deductible and it is waived only if the dealer that does the service is the dealer that sold you the contract for service so buying from a remote dealer does carry some additional risk. Look at the contract.
5. Determine if you must buy when buying the vehicle or can any time it is still under original warranty. Have a friend why sold his car after 4 months becsue his wife couldn't get in easily and since he traded the "warranty" cost would have been wasted. Or your car could be totaled. Risks. Is the contract transferable and under what conditions.

I'm at the 2 months or 4k miles points from having to make the decision for a Toyota I own. Do I buy a warranty, how long a warranty, from the dealer most probably going to do the service or from the cheapest dealer.
 

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Hey everyone. I just purchased a CRV hybrid EXL. During the signing of paperwork, the dealership offered a protection plan beyond the warranty. It was 1800.00$ (US dollars) and I declined it. A friend of mine as a rav 4 hybrid and just suffered a hybrid system failure that is costing 12,000.00$ to fix. Now I regret not getting the extended warranty. Thoughts Are appreciated.
 

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Whats stopping you from buying an extended warranty now?

Merged with existing thread discussion.
 

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Now I regret not getting the extended warranty. Thoughts Are appreciated.
Yeah, assuming we're talking about the HondaCares warranty, you have until your new car warranty expires to buy it. So that means you've got three years or 36K miles to make up your mind. And you can get a better deal than $1800 if you shop around. Like DarkNight said, read the rest of this thread.
 

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Its an investment if you plan to keep your car beyond the 3/36K warranty. :)

As for what happened to your friends Toyota, it has no bearing on the CR-V Hybrid as they are completely different beasts.
 

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I've purchased extended warranties on two prior cars. I usually consider them to be a hole to throw money into, but in both cases I had reasons to expect higher probability of big issues as I used one vehicle to tow and the other to tow behind a motor home. In the cases of the second vehicle, I declined the dealer's high price offer and went to the internet to buy a warranty from an authorized dealer at less than 50% of the selling dealer's price. In both cases I never needed to make a claim and was able to get partial refunds from the warranty companies.

When I bought the CRV Hybrid I had no intention of buying an extended warranty as I consider Honda's as exceptional reliability and consider buying what is essentially an insurance policy as a bad buy. If things go south down the line, I have the financial assets to absorb the cost. Having said that, me from 40 years ago might have considered the warranty as a reasonable protection, However, knowing what I know now, the last place to buy a warranty is from the selling dealing at the time of sale as there are lots of authorized dealers that will sell you the same thing for a fraction of the cost.
 

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Hey everyone. I just purchased a CRV hybrid EXL. During the signing of paperwork, the dealership offered a protection plan beyond the warranty. It was 1800.00$ (US dollars) and I declined it. A friend of mine as a rav 4 hybrid and just suffered a hybrid system failure that is costing 12,000.00$ to fix. Now I regret not getting the extended warranty. Thoughts Are appreciated.
1) you can purchase a HondaCare policy up until the factory warranty expires. The longer you wait, the fewer your options though, so this is something I would do in the first year of ownership, regardless which Honda dealer you purchase from.

2) you can purchase from any Honda dealership, including online in a different state (as long as your state allows purchase from out of state sources, so check on this first). Many have reported great discounts buying from select online dealers that specialize in selling these. HondaCare does not care who the policy is purchased from, only what VIN number is covered and for how long.

DO NOT buy any 3rd party policy, as HondaCare is very competitively priced, and it keeps your entire service and warranty activity under the Honda umbrella so you won't get any cross-finger pointing and refusals of claims.
 

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2) you can purchase from any Honda dealership, including online in a different state (as long as your state allows purchase from out of state sources, so check on this first).
where/how do I check that?
Particularly would like to know if I can use it in AZ?
(On the online dealer sites, AZ is listed)
(Hope so becuase i just cancelled dealer warranty.)
 

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where/how do I check that?
Particularly would like to know if I can use it in AZ?
(On the online dealer sites, AZ is listed)
(Hope so becuase i just cancelled dealer warranty.)
The on line dealers will not sell you a HondaCare extended warranty if not permitted in your state. You can just ask when you’re requesting your quote. I think you’re fine in AZ, @JB in AZ can probably confirm.
 

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The on line dealers will not sell you a HondaCare extended warranty if not permitted in your state. You can just ask when you’re requesting your quote. I think you’re fine in AZ, @JB in AZ can probably confirm.
Yep...buy your HondaCare online, if you live in AZ.
 

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2) you can purchase from any Honda dealership, including online in a different state (as long as your state allows purchase from out of state sources, so check on this first). ...
I don't see this mentioned in this thread, but the only state that doesn't allow this is Florida. There's a workaround, but it involves registering the vehicle in another state temporarily.
 

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Great info! Thank you!
I just picked up my 22 hybrid touring today (😊🥳🤗) and declined the “at cost better than employee price warranty” and was starting to second guess my decision with all the extra hybrid components. I will for sure check out getting HondaCare online. My dealer never even mentioned HondaCare and this is my second new CRV from them. So thankful for this forum!
 

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Great info! Thank you!
I just picked up my 22 hybrid touring today (😊🥳🤗) and declined the “at cost better than employee price warranty” and was starting to second guess my decision with all the extra hybrid components. I will for sure check out getting HondaCare online. My dealer never even mentioned HondaCare and this is my second new CRV from them. So thankful for this forum!
Just remember the Hybrid components and the Hybrid battery already have a longer warranty then the rest of the car. Let us know what you en up paying for the HondaCare warranty.
 

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We purchased our 8 year/120k mile HondaCare from Hyannis Honda. Super easy process dealing with Sean Rausch and the price was pretty reasonable, considering the term.

In Massachusetts, hybrid components are covered for (IIRC) 10/150k?
 

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We purchased our 8 year/120k mile HondaCare from Hyannis Honda. Super easy process dealing with Sean Rausch and the price was pretty reasonable, considering the term.
Sean Rausch is great!!.. got all the honda information direct from honda.. Don't forget it extends the road side assistance.. so now you don't need to get AAA for 8 years, or you can continue
 

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My dealer offered me an expensive extended warranty. I bought a warranty like that on a prior car, where I was promised to get my money back if I didn’t make any claims, and a month before I was elegible for the refund they sent a letter saying they were bankrupt and couldn’t make any refunds, sorry. So I didn’t want anything to do with a third party contract. On the other hand, my car came with a factory mis-installed part that caused it to conk into limp home mode as soon as I got on the freeway to drive it home, had to leave my brand new car overnight. They fixed it the same day, and everything is under warranty, but it made me nervous. There are still chip shortages and who knows what else is marginal quality. Plus everything on that car is a computer! So the Honda Care warranty seemed like the safest bet. I checked the online price from…Saccucci? Found the link on this site, and got a price quote, called my local dealer and they matched the price on the spot.

I plan to keep this car a long time. I have almost 200,000 miles on an old Prius and it might go to 300. If the radio goes out in one of these cars, it can be a couple grand. There are a lot of electronics, and with the supply chain issues I figure it’s a reasonable gamble. The dealer threw in a lifetime power train warranty, most all power train components for as long as I own the car, but I still think Honda Care will be worth it if even one thing goes wrong. So my advice to anyone considering an extended warranty is make sure it’s Honda Care, get an online price estimate and see if your local dealer will match it, and remember that nothing will be cheaper a year from now.
 

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So my advice to anyone considering an extended warranty is make sure it’s Honda Care, get an online price estimate and see if your local dealer will match it, and remember that nothing will be cheaper a year from now.
Sage advice. (y)

It is always best if you opt for an extended warranty to go with one that is directly provided by the vehicle brand, NOT a 3rd party extended warranty. Some dealers, even Honda dealers seem to push 3rd party warranties and many of them frankly are junk. So.. regardless your brand of vehicle.. go with that brand's native extended warranty program. It also removes the possibility of finger pointing between brand and warranty provider.. because they are essentially one in the same.

In California, most of those extended warranty plan companies that spam your phone, spam advertising on TV and online.... not even legal to operate in California, which means they have failed California's rather tight consumer protection controls over the insurance industry (extended vehicle warranties are classified as insurance policies in California).
 
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