I am the second owner for Honda civic 2006. Bought the car 8 months back and just noticed that there is a leakage of coolant. Whenever I top off the coolant it holds good for 3 weeks before the engine again gets heated up. Later, my mechanic confirmed that there is a problem in engine block which has a crack in it. But the previous owner has made a temporary fix with a JB weld and epoxy coating for it. Though it worked for a while before giving up. Now I have asked my mechanic for a replacement engine (Original HONDA OEM engine). He had already made the replacement for the engine. I have spent around 3500$ for this replacement. Only then I came to know about HONDA's warranty for cracked engine block problems. Honda care person confirmed that my VIN# is eligible for 10 years/unlimited mile warranty for the cracked engine block. Given these circumstances, what are my options left? Now what should I do to claim a reimbursement (for $3500)towards the engine replacement cost with HONDA? Will HONDA encourage this claim as the old engine had a cracked engine block but there was a temporary fix in place on it?
Engine over heating on my honda civic 2006 with 70k miles on it on 2006 Honda Civic
by Manickx in Philadelphia, PA on July 07, 2014
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ANSWER by pushrod on July 07, 2014
Hang in there, there's a Honda tech here that can answer that for you.... Be patient!... IF your car qualifies, I think you're covered!... Honda tech will know for sure and can advise you as to what you need to do!
COMMENT by Manickx on July 07, 2014
I am awaiting a reply from HONDA tech on this. Please advice as to how to proceed with my warranty claim now that I have already replaced the engine. But I have all the bills with me.