Acura Care Keeps You Covered – Part by Part

Acura Care® VSCs can cover repairs for virtually every component of your vehicle, after the original factory warranty has expired. If anything should go wrong in the vehicle's drivetrain, the navigation system, even the stereo, Acura Care may cover the repair, potentially saving you thousands of dollars and repairs are made with only Acura authorized replacement parts (the highest quality parts available). That is the peace of mind you can have knowing you are covered. Illustrated are commonly replaced engine components - and what you would pay out of pocket without Acura Care.

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Acura Care Coverage

Listed below is a sample of Acura Care's extensive component coverage. Keep in mind that this is just a sample list. Acura Care provides exclusionary coverage, which means that everything is covered unless the failed part or componant is listed in the not covered list.

Exclusions include, but are not limited to, body parts, tires, maintenance items, glass, upholstery, trim, carpeting and ornamentation.

While every effort has been made to provide a complete listing of covered and non-covered parts, this information is intended to provide an overview of coverages. Actual contract coverages, limitations and exclusions may vary. Actual Acura Care contract coverages, limitations and exclusions may vary. See the Acura Care sample contract for full details. © American Honda Finance Corporation


  • Communication Devices and Accessories
  • Factory-Installed Navigational and Security Systems
  • Acura Genuine Electronic/Audio Accessories

Adaptive Technologies

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

Air Conditioning/Heating

  • A/C Blower Motor
  • Accumulator
  • Blower Motor Resistor
  • Clutch & Pulley
  • Compressor
  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Condenser Fan
  • Evaporator Core
  • Expansion Valve
  • Field Coil
  • Heater Control Cables
  • Heater Core
  • High-Pressure Hoses
  • Idler Pulley Bearing
  • Metal Refrigerant Lines
  • Orifice Tube
  • O-Ring Seals
  • Receiver Drier
  • Temperature Control Unit

Automatic Transmission

  • Flexplate
  • Lockup Control Solenoid
  • Oil Pan
  • Shift Cable
  • Shift Control Solenoid
  • Shift Interlock System
  • Throttle Pressure Control cables
  • Torque Converter
  • Transmission Case
  • Vacuum Modulator
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Transmission Mount(s)
  • Seals/Gaskets

Manual Transmission

  • Clutch Master and Slave Cylinders
  • Flywheel
  • Shift Linkage/Cables
  • Transmission Case
  • Transmission Mount(s)
  • Seals/Gaskets


  • ABS Electronic Control Unit
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Switch
  • ABS Wheel Sensors
  • Backing Plates
  • Brake Accumulator
  • Check Valve
  • Compensating Valve
  • Disc Brake Calipers
  • Dust Shields
  • Hydraulic Brake Hard Lines and Fittings
  • Master Cylinder
  • Parking Brake Lever Assembly
  • Parking Brake Linkage and Cables
  • Self Adjusters
  • Springs
  • Vacuum Assist Booster
  • Wheel Cylinders

Cooling System

  • Coolant Recovery Tank
  • Coolant Temperature Switch
  • Cooling Fan Blade
  • Cooling Fan Clutch
  • Cooling Fan Relay
  • Cooling Fan Shroud
  • Cooling Fan Switch
  • Cooling Fan Timer
  • Radiator
  • Radiator Cooling Fan Motor
  • Thermostat and Housing
  • Seals/Gaskets

Drive Axle System (front and rear)

  • Axle Bearings
  • Axle-Shafts
  • Constant Velocity Joints and Boots
  • Drive Lines
  • Hub Bearings
  • Seals/Gaskets

Fuel Delivery

  • Anti-Detonation Sensors
  • Computerized Mixture Control Unit and Sensors
  • Fuel Delivery Pump
  • Fuel Distributor
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Fuel Tank and Sending Unit
  • Fuel-Injection Pump
  • Metal Fuel Delivery Lines
  • Relay
  • Throttle Body
  • Throttle Cable
  • Seals/Gaskets


  • Alternator
  • Antenna Motor and Mast
  • Computerized Timing Control Unit and Sensors
  • Digital or Analog Instrument Cluster
  • Distributor
  • Electrical Motors and Control Units
  • Electrically Operated Switches
  • Electronic Combination Entry System
  • Factory-Installed Anti-Theft System
  • Front or Rear Windshield Wiper Motor
  • Front or Rear Windshield Wiper Washer Unit
  • Horns
  • Igniter
  • Ignition Coil
  • Manually Operated Switches
  • Mileage Computer
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery
  • Oil Pressure Switch
  • Power Door Lock Actuators
  • Power Seat Motor(s)
  • Power Window Motor and Regulator
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Starter
  • Starter Solenoid
  • Sunroof Motor
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Wiring Harnesses


  • Cam Bearings
  • Cam Shaft(s)
  • Connecting Rods and Caps
  • Crankshaft
  • Cylinder Block
  • Cylinder Head(s)
  • Engine Mounts
  • Exhaust Manifolds
  • Followers
  • Intake and Exhaust Valves
  • Intake Manifold
  • Lifters
  • Main Bearings
  • Main Caps
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump
  • Piston Rings
  • Pistons and Pins
  • Pushrods
  • Rocker Arms and Adjusting Screws
  • Rocker Bushings
  • Rocker Shafts
  • Rod Bearings
  • Serpentine Belt Tensioner
  • Timing Belt Tensioners and Bearings
  • Timing Belt Cover
  • Timing Gears
  • Timing/Balance Shaft Belts
  • Valve Cover(s)
  • Valve Guides and Seals
  • Valve Retainers
  • Valve Springs
  • Water Pump and Pulley
  • Seals/Gaskets

Manual Components

  • Door Latch Assembly
  • Lock Cylinders
  • Seat Tracks
  • Window Regulators
  • Window Run Channels

Rear Differential

  • Axle Bearings
  • Differential Housing
  • Seals/Gaskets

SRS System

  • Airbag Sensors
  • Airbags
  • SRS Cable Reel
  • SRS Control Unit


  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends
  • Power Steering Pump & Pulley
  • Rack & Pinion Housing
  • Steering Columnparts
  • Steering Gear Box
  • Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeves
  • Seals/Gaskets

Suspension System (front and rear)

  • Upper and Lower Control Arms
  • Upper and Lower Control Arms
  • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
  • Upper and Lower Ball Joints
  • Stabilizer Bar, Links and Bushings
  • Coil Springs
  • Spindles
  • MacPherson Strut Cartridge, Strut Bearing, Spring, Spring Seat and Spring Mount
  • Shock Absorbers

Enhanced Coverage For contracts purchased on or after October 1, 2019

  • Cargo/Sunshade Cover Retractor Mechanisms
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Headlamps, Tail Lamps, Turn Signal, all Light Bulbs, LEDs, LCDs (except for breakage)


YOUR VEHICLE is comprised of thousands of parts, many of which are mechanical in nature, and, therefore, eligible for coverage. The following is a listing of non-mechanical and non-electrical parts and common maintenance items, which are specifically excluded from coverage. Any part(s) not excluded below are eligible for coverage in the event they experience a covered MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN as defined in the contract.

Any parts or accessories other than genuine Acura or AMERICAN HONDA authorized parts.

Any communication, navigational or audio/video entertainment systems that become unusable or unable to function as intended due to changes in content, technology or wireless service. Damage from improper repair or update to covered components.

Frame, body mount bushings, sub frame(s), sub frame mounting bushings, primary body structure/welded assemblies, body sub seals, weather strip, or any seal preventing water intrusion, core support, header panel, grille, hood, fenders, inner fenders, doors, rear hatch, trunk lid, tailgate, spoilers, fascia, air dams, composite panels, bumpers, bumper covers, soft or hard convertible tops, all window glass, sun roof/moon roof glass, all mirror glass (except for electronic failure of the auto-dimming mirror), all rear or side view mirror housings/frames (except for heated mirror glass failure), and brackets, outside ornamentation, emblems, garnish, moldings, roof ditch moldings, bright metal, chrome trim, stainless trim, paint (except for covered hinges painted to match the original vehicle color), headlamp housings, taillight housings, side marker lamp housings, lenses, and bezels, non-LED lighting assemblies, cosmetic failure on vehicle body or structural damage.

Steering wheel, dash panel, dash pad, glove box door, floor or overhead consoles (except dome light failure), door and other interior panels, armrests, seat upholstery, seat padding, headliner, cargo covers/sun shades (except for failure of the retractor mechanism), sun visors (except for the sun visor support and vanity mirror), carpet, floor mats, any sound deadener, underlayment, insulation or water shields, in-vehicle vacuum system filters, canister bags, hoses, and attachments/accessories, door handles, window handles, buttons, knobs, boots, cup holders, gas, brake, and clutch pedal pads.

Exhaust system head pipes, mufflers, resonators, tailpipes, hangers, heat shields, gaskets (except for exhaust manifold to cylinder head gasket), and related fastening hardware.

All fuel, lubricants, coolants or other fluids, or air conditioning refrigerant unless required as part of a covered MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN.

Fuses, wiper blades, fuel hoses, radiator hoses, heater hoses, vacuum hoses (except for those hoses with crimped fittings), spark plugs, spark plug wires, PCV valve, belts, timing belt when replaced as routine maintenance, all filters, including but not limited to oil filters, air filters, cabin filters, fuel filters, batteries (except for nickel/metal hydride, lithium ion, and polymer lithium ion batteries used in hybrid vehicles), battery cables, clutch disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bushing/bearing, disc brake pads, disc brake rotors, brake drums, brake and parking brake shoes.

All fastening/securing hardware for non-covered parts/ components e.g., straps, nuts, bolts, studs, screws, clips, clamps, pins etc. stripped or cross threaded fasteners, and any stripped or cross threaded drain plugs.

Airbags deployed for any reason, seat belts except for the seat belt latch sensor (if YOU believe there is a defect in any of these parts, please contact YOUR ACURA DEALER immediately).

Tires, wheels, valve stems, except for electronically failed TPMS sensors, wheel covers, trim rings, center caps, wheel studs, lug nuts, wheel locks.

Alignments of any kind, wheel balancing, valve adjustments or any other adjustments, calibrations, tightening, updates, or reprogramming of any kind, unless required as part of a covered MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN.


The following is a listing of events and circumstances that are beyond OUR control and, therefore, are not eligible for coverage under this CONTRACT.

Any expense(s) incurred without first receiving PRIOR AUTHORIZATION when PRIOR AUTHORIZATION is required will not be covered.

Covered parts damaged as the result of the failure of a non-covered part are not eligible for coverage.

Continued use of YOUR VEHICLE after a MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN has occurred, when such use leads to consequential damage that could have been prevented by YOU.

Failure to stop driving or protect YOUR VEHICLE from further damage after the oil pressure warning light/gauge or temperature warning light/gauge indicates a problem. YOU are responsible for making sure that the oil warning light/gauge and temperature warning light/gauge are functioning before driving YOUR VEHICLE. In the event a warning light/gauge indicates a problem, safely pull YOUR VEHICLE to the side of the road and contact Roadside Assistance to have YOUR VEHICLE taken to the nearest ACURA DEALER.

Any repairs(s) where the VEHICLE's odometer has been inoperative or altered, so that it is impossible to determine the VEHICLE's actual and true mileage.

Any MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN resulting from engine over rev, overheating, hydro lock, contaminated fluids or lubricants, improper or inadequate maintenance, lack of lubrication, run low fluid or oil condition, varnish, sludge, carbon buildup or deposits, improper programming, improper adjustments, consequential damage resulting from negligence, error, omission, improper installation/repairs, or servicing on the part of any servicing dealer, repair facility, an individual, or YOU.

Improper towing, overloading, snow plowing, wheel spin, misuse, abuse, or using the VEHICLE in any manner not recommended by AMERICAN HONDA.

Racing, competitive driving activities, drifting, modification, alteration, tampering, disconnection, or the installation of aftermarket performance parts including but not limited to: cold air intakes; strut tower braces; headers; exhaust systems; adjustable fuel rails; nitrous oxide (NOS); and/or performance/racing clutches.

Any other aftermarket part or accessory that caused or contributed to a MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN or any structural modification that may have contributed to or caused damage to covered components.

All required or recommended maintenance services/procedures that apply to YOUR VEHICLE. Failure to maintain proper fluid levels or perform maintenance services at the proper intervals, according to the requirements of YOUR VEHICLE Owner's Manual or as otherwise specified by AMERICAN HONDA.

Failure to provide verifiable maintenance receipts/records, showing the date and VEHICLE mileage at the time of service. Receipts/records pertaining to covered parts requiring routine maintenance, and which sustain a MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN, may be requested in order to determine eligibility for coverage.

Damage resulting from low fluid levels, or the use of any fuels, fluids or lubricants other than those specified by AMERICAN HONDA.

Any MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN or accidental damage resulting from environmental or external causes such as: collision; fire (regardless of the cause); theft; vandalism; war; riot; explosion; volcanic eruptions; earthquakes; storms; floods; lightning; windstorm; firestorm; hail; sand; ice; freezing; hurricanes; tornados; tsunamis; seiche waves or other acts of nature; rust; corrosion; water intrusion; water leaks; acid rain; fallout; salt; tree sap; exposure to the elements; or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the parties.

Damage caused by vermin (e.g. mice, rats, squirrels) or any other animal, reptiles (e.g. lizards, snakes), insects, arachnids, arthropods, and fowl.

Rattles, odors, water leaks, air leaks, wind noise, vibration, deterioration, discoloration, distortion, deformation and/or fading.

Any service that is recommended pursuant to recall announcements by AMERICAN HONDA that applies to YOUR VEHICLE. MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN of an otherwise covered part if YOU fail to have the VEHICLE repaired pursuant to a notice of recall, and such repair would have prevented the MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWN.

Any consequential, incidental, or financial damages, including but not limited to: loss of use of the VEHICLE; loss of time; inconvenience; lost revenue; failure to realize expected savings; or any other economic loss of any kind.

Cleaning, polishing, normal wear or deterioration of any part. Any item that concerns your vehicle's general appearance, or repairs to correct cosmetic flaws of any kind.

Any repair, replacement or reimbursement covered by any warranty, limited warranty, dealer or repair facility guarantee, other service contract, or any insurance coverage.

Any VEHICLE that has ever been declared a total loss or sold for salvage by a financial institution or insurer, or that has been issued a "SALVAGE" or "BRANDED TITLE" under any state's law.

If the VEHICLE's FACTORY WARRANTY has been voided.

Any repairs performed outside the UNITED STATES or Canada.

Repairs prohibited by law or governmental authority.