Honda Recommends Against Repairing with 'Aftermarket, Counterfeit or Gray Market' Parts - BodyShop Business

Honda Recommends Against Repairing with ‘Aftermarket, Counterfeit or Gray Market’ Parts

American Honda has released position statements on Honda and Acura Genuine Parts. The statements say that failing to repair Honda and Acura vehicles with OEM parts could compromise vehicle safety and performance, along with warranties.

The position statements are reprinted below:

HONDA GENUINE PARTS

The original parts used on a Honda automobile are designed and built to work together within their respective systems to provide optimum performance, safety and system integrity.

American Honda recommends that all maintenance and repairs are performed using Honda recommended procedures and Honda Genuine parts, which are designated for use in the specific Honda vehicle.   

Other parts – whether aftermarket, counterfeit or gray market – are not recommended.  The quality, performance and safety of these parts and whether they are compatible with a particular Honda vehicle are unknown. Only by purchasing Honda Genuine parts through an authorized US Honda dealer can you be assured of the replacement part’s authenticity, reliability and compatibility.

American Honda’s new vehicle warranty and replacement parts warranty do not apply to any part which is not purchased from an authorized US Honda dealer. American Honda will not be responsible for any subsequent repair costs associated with vehicle or part failures caused by the use of parts other than Honda Genuine parts purchased from an authorized US Honda dealer.

ACURA GENUINE PARTS

The original parts used on an Acura automobile are designed and built to work together within their respective systems to provide optimum performance, safety and system integrity.

American Honda recommends that all maintenance and repairs are performed using Acura recommended procedures and Acura Genuine parts, which are designated for use in the specific Acura vehicle.

Other parts – whether aftermarket, counterfeit or gray market – are not recommended. The quality, performance and safety of these parts and whether they are compatible with a particular Acura vehicle are unknown. Only by purchasing Acura Genuine parts through an authorized US Acura dealer can you be assured of the replacement part’s authenticity, reliability and compatibility.

American Honda’s new vehicle warranty and replacement parts warranty do not apply to any part which is not purchased from an authorized US Acura dealer. American Honda will not be responsible for any subsequent repair costs associated with vehicle or part failures caused by the use of parts other than Acura Genuine parts purchased from an authorized US Acura dealer.


More information:

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