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gdelargy

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56 posts

78 months

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Friday 15th February 2013 quote quote all
Just discovered that for a limited time, the new Civic 1.6 diesel will come with a transferable 10-year, one million kilometre warranty for the engine.

http://en-voiture.blog.leparisien.fr/archive/2013/...

The link's to a French advert, but I've heard the same offer is available in Spain as well. Limited to those cars bought before the end of March, but still not a bad demonstration of faith in their own engineering...

Glosphil

2,251 posts

117 months

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Sunday 17th February 2013 quote quote all
gdelargy said:
Just discovered that for a limited time, the new Civic 1.6 diesel will come with a transferable 10-year, one million kilometre warranty for the engine.

http://en-voiture.blog.leparisien.fr/archive/2013/...

The link's to a French advert, but I've heard the same offer is available in Spain as well. Limited to those cars bought before the end of March, but still not a bad demonstration of faith in their own engineering...
I bet that it doesn't cover problems with the Diesel Particle Filter!

AmitG

1,018 posts

43 months

[news] 
Sunday 17th February 2013 quote quote all
Good move by Honda IMHO. It throws down the gauntlet to other manufacturers, gets people talking about them again, and exploits their reputation for reliability, which is what most people - including former owners - associate them with. Look at the number of comments on this site from people with an old Civic or Accord that just refuses to die.

I think they would get a good reaction if they did this in the UK.

It will be interesting to see what is excluded if anything. According to the press release (sorry for the Google Translate, but I think it's good enough):

Honda press release said:
The press release just fell that puts an end to speculation. Here is the modality of application:

- Engine Warranty 1 million km or 10 years, transferable upon resale.

- This is a commercial guarantee offered by Honda France through its authorized distribution network on the mainland.

- Period: Operation exceptional launch limited time. This offer applies to all new Civic 1.6 i-DTEC registered before 31 March 2013.

- Open to sales individuals and companies, excluding transportation of persons, goods, sales and LLD LCD.

- There's no obsolescence

It covers major engine components:

Engine: All internal parts and organs of the block and the cylinder head as well as: camshaft, piston pins, connecting rods, cylinder blocks, rocker cover, shirts, coussinnets bearings, crankshaft, cylinder head, valve train set, seals and braids internal oil pump and oil recirculation system, exhaust manifold.

Distribution and Accessories: chain, sprockets, rollers, pulleys and belts (excluding replacement at maturity provided for by the manufacturer) 
 
 Cooling: water pump, radiator coolant, engine oil cooler, fan motor (with the excluding hoses and pipes)

Power: The intake manifold, turbo compressor, throttle body, EGR valve and the injection system (pipes rigid rail, injectors, injector seals to the exclusion of the high pressure pump, the hoses and pipes).

Electrical: Starter, injection ECU, coils, sensors and beams engine, power and cooling (with the exception of other sensors and beams)
The only significant omission I can see is the high-pressure fuel pump. I would expect that to be covered. No mention of the DPF. But presumably those bits still get the standard warranty...


Glosphil

2,251 posts

117 months

[news] 
Sunday 17th February 2013 quote quote all
AmitG said:
Good move by Honda IMHO. It throws down the gauntlet to other manufacturers, gets people talking about them again, and exploits their reputation for reliability, which is what most people - including former owners - associate them with. Look at the number of comments on this site from people with an old Civic or Accord that just refuses to die.

I think they would get a good reaction if they did this in the UK.

It will be interesting to see what is excluded if anything. According to the press release (sorry for the Google Translate, but I think it's good enough):

Honda press release said:
The press release just fell that puts an end to speculation. Here is the modality of application:

- Engine Warranty 1 million km or 10 years, transferable upon resale.

- This is a commercial guarantee offered by Honda France through its authorized distribution network on the mainland.

- Period: Operation exceptional launch limited time. This offer applies to all new Civic 1.6 i-DTEC registered before 31 March 2013.

- Open to sales individuals and companies, excluding transportation of persons, goods, sales and LLD LCD.

- There's no obsolescence

It covers major engine components:

Engine: All internal parts and organs of the block and the cylinder head as well as: camshaft, piston pins, connecting rods, cylinder blocks, rocker cover, shirts, coussinnets bearings, crankshaft, cylinder head, valve train set, seals and braids internal oil pump and oil recirculation system, exhaust manifold.

Distribution and Accessories: chain, sprockets, rollers, pulleys and belts (excluding replacement at maturity provided for by the manufacturer) 
 
 Cooling: water pump, radiator coolant, engine oil cooler, fan motor (with the excluding hoses and pipes)

Power: The intake manifold, turbo compressor, throttle body, EGR valve and the injection system (pipes rigid rail, injectors, injector seals to the exclusion of the high pressure pump, the hoses and pipes).

Electrical: Starter, injection ECU, coils, sensors and beams engine, power and cooling (with the exception of other sensors and beams)
The only significant omission I can see is the high-pressure fuel pump. I would expect that to be covered. No mention of the DPF. But presumably those bits still get the standard warranty...
All manufacturer's seem to give the same warranty on DPFs fitted to their diesel cars. If there is a problem with the DPF then obviously the driver hasn't been driving the car correctly so the failure is not covered by the warranty.

Inverness

401 posts

61 months

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Monday 18th February 2013 quote quote all
Are the cars in France and Spain fitted with DPF's?
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Willy Nilly

4,940 posts

50 months

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Monday 18th February 2013 quote quote all
Inverness said:
Are the cars in France and Spain fitted with DPF's?
I think, but will stand corrected, that they are fitted to meet EU regulations, so it would be safe to assume that they are fitted in both france and spain.

b16a2_VTi

261 posts

68 months

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Wednesday 6th March 2013 quote quote all
Great news, ive had a several honda both normal and sports type of the year.
This is a exceptional warranty/ offer.

ecsrobin

1,586 posts

48 months

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Wednesday 6th March 2013 quote quote all
Amazing warranty but the things so ugly no one will actually purchase one!
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