While assisting one of its viewers with her vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, ABC 7’s “7 On Your Side” found an interesting conundrum.
Honda Motor Co. had previously acknowledged transmission failures for some of its vehicles and provided extended warranties on such models. These vehicles included the 2000-2003 Acura RL and TL; 2000-2001 Honda Accord; and the 2000-2001 Honda Odyssey.

But here’s the kicker: the warranty only applies to vehicles bought by dealerships within the U.S. Thus, though the viewer had purchased her van from a franchised U.S. Honda dealership, it had originally come from a Canadian dealership and was not covered by the automaker.

According to the "On Your Side" report, Honda is trying to stop its dealers from importing from their neighbors to the north.

At the time of this writing, the policy seems unique to Honda. Other manufactures such as Ford, GM, Mitsubishi, and Toyota honor warranties on vehicles imported from the Great White North.


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