Acura Certification Process

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Every Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle must pass a rigorously comprehensive 182-point inspection.

Each vehicle is reconditioned, inside and out, to create a certified luxury ownership experience. All vehicles are under six years old with less than 80,000 miles and have a 12-month/12,000 mile Certified Limited Warranty. Each vehicle must also pass an 182-point vehicle inspection and is covered by an extensive Roadside Assistance program.

 

Every vehicle must pass stringent measures before it can become a Certified Pre-Owned Acura. Only well-maintained, late-model Acura vehicles are considered, and each one must pass a comprehensive 182-point inspection and a Vehicle History Report review. Virtually every mechanical system-from the engine to the door locks-is checked and serviced to meet precise specifications, and a thorough appearance inspection scrutinizes fit and finish-inside and out-to ensure that every vehicle upholds the luxury and sophistication of the Acura name. The Acura Dealership technicians also inspect all placements of the Vehicle Identification Number to ensure that the VIN plates match. In addition, the VIN is researched for open service campaigns.

Click on the image for a visual demonstration of the 182-point vehicle certification process. Or take a quick look at the same list that is used on the vehicles themselves.


A Complete Vehicle Dossier in Every Glove Box

Each Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a full set of required manuals and documentation. Our inspection checklist ensures each manual is placed in the glove box or provided at delivery.

  • Owner’s Manual
  • New Car Warranty Manual
  • Certified Warranty booklet
  • Vehicle History Report (full history/title check report)
  • Copy of 182-point inspection checklist (once completed)
  • Radio security code
  • Navigation code (if applicable)
  • Maintenance Journal

How Certified Protects You

Each vehicle is reconditioned, inside and out, to create a certified luxury ownership experience. All vehicles are under six years old with less than 80,000 miles and have a 12-month/12,000-mile Certified Limited Warranty. Each vehicle must also pass a 150-point vehicle inspection and is covered by an extensive Roadside Assistance program.


Warranty Coverage

COVERAGE THAT BRINGS CONFIDENCE

Download Warranty Booklet

A limited warranty and three-day exchange policy (where applicable) provide unparalleled peace of mind with any Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle purchase. Every buyer receives a 12-month / 12,000-mile Limited Warranty plus a 7-year / 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and coverage is honored nationwide at all Acura dealers.

View the Acura Certified Warranty for additional details.

Acura will repair or replace any covered part that is defective in material or workmanship under normal use.

All repairs or replacements under this warranty will be made free of charge with no deductible.
The repaired or replaced parts are covered until the Acura Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty expires.

See dealer for full program details.


Start of Coverage

12-month / 12,000-Mile Limited Warranty extends the new car non-powertrain coverage by 12-month / 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) and starts after new car warranty expires.
The 7-year / 100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty starts from original date of new car warranty registration.


ADDITIONAL WARRANTY BENEFITS

(During the 12 month/12,000 mile limited warranty period)

24-hour toll-free Roadside Assistance (valid in U.S. and Canada)
24-hour emergency towing services
Computerized trip routing map services
Emergency fuel delivery
Emergency lock-out service
24-hour Acura dealer locator
Trip-Interruption Benefits
Acura Concierge service (hotel referrals, trip planning, urgent message relay, etc.)