American Honda issued position statements regarding the use of aftermarket parts for collision repair and parts warranties associated with the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.
When collision repairs are necessary, American Honda recommends that any repairs be performed by an experienced professional using Honda and Acura body repair manuals and Honda and Acura Genuine original equipment replacement parts designated for use in the specific Honda and Acura vehicles being repaired, including all mechanical and electrical parts, body panels and structural components. American Honda says this will ensure that the parts and components were designed and built to provide the same fit, function, safety and structural integrity as when the vehicle was initially made.
Following this recommendation, especially with regard to structural components, will help avoid compromises to the structural integrity and safety of the vehicle that might occur when aftermarket or alternative parts are used, according to American Honda.
American Honda’s factory warranty, replacement parts warranty or extended warranties do not apply to aftermarket or alternative parts, and American Honda says it will not be responsible for any subsequent repair costs associated with vehicle or part failures caused by using these parts.