Honda Certified Pre-Owned

Honda Certified Used Cars

150-Point Certification Inspection


  • Owner's Manual
  • New Car Warranty Manual
  • Certified Warranty Booklet
  • Vehicle History Report Copy (Title History Check)
  • Copy of HCUC 150-Point Inspection Checklist
  • Radio Security Code
  • Navigation Code (if applicable)


  1. Vehicle VIN plates match engine compartment, door jambs & dash
  2. VIN / FMVSS label on door jamb
  3. Perform VIN Status Inquiry check & perform applicable recall or campaign repairs


    Minimum Replacement Items
  5. Engine oil & filter (with genuine Honda filter)
  6. Air filter if dirty or at service interval
  7. Brake fluid (if dirty/discolored or at service interval)
  8. Floor mats (replace mats, unless in good condition)
  9. Wiper blades (replace unless they wipe windshield clean)
  10. Coolant (replace if dirty or at service interval with genuine Honda fluid)
  11. Tires — minimum tread depth 5/32 across tread width
  12. Disc brake pads — if wear is greater than 50%
  13. Brake shoes — if wear is greater than 50%
  14. Antenna mast — if bent or sticking (if applicable)
  15. Automatic transmission fluid — if discolored or at service interval
  16. Differential fluid — if discolored or at service interval (if equipped)
  17. Rear differential fluid — if discolored or at service interval (if equipped)

  18. Scheduled Maintenance
  19. Nearest scheduled maintenance must be performed if within 3 months or 2500 miles of service interval, or if no record of service exists

  20. Road Test
  21. Starting (cold/hot)
  22. Idle vibration (cold/hot)
  23. Engine noise (cold/hot & high/low speeds)
  24. Acceleration (power)
  25. Engine operating temperature
  26. Drive-ability (smoothness)
  27. AT shift quality /AT shift points
  28. MT shifter operation
  29. MT clutch (smoothness, effort, slippage)
  30. Transmission/transaxle noise (cold/hot)
  31. CV joint/drive axle noise (full lock turn r/l)
  32. Braking (noise, vibration, effort)
  33. Parking brake operation
  34. Steering effort (drifting right or left)
  35. Steering wheel free play/steering wheel centered
  36. Cruise control operation (including resume)
  37. Horn operation
  38. Wind noise/squeaks/rattles
  39. Speedometer/odometer operation
  40. Heater/defroster operation
  41. A/C cooling performance/vent outlet temperature
  42. Tire or steering wheel vibration
  43. Body/suspension (performance/noise/rough road test)

  44. Under Hood - Check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications
  45. Battery (condition, fluid level, load test)
  46. Alternator (belt condition/tension, charging)
  47. Starter operation
  48. Distributor (cap & rotor condition, shaft looseness)
  49. Ignition system operation
  50. Fuel system operation (connections/leakage)
  51. Fuel filter (replace per maintenance schedule)
  52. Radiator (leaks, road-hazard damage)
  53. A/C condenser (corrosion, road-hazard damage)
  54. Cooling fan operation
  55. Coolant (replace if discolored, insufficient protection)
  56. Coolant hoses (check condition)
  57. Power steering (fluid level, belt condition/tension)
  58. A/C compressor (proper cycling, belt condition/tension)
  59. Heater valve adjustment
  60. Engine valve noise
  61. Engine/transmission mount condition
  62. Engine (remove valve cover, verify adequate maintenance, one valve cover for V-6 engine)
  63. Timing belt condition

  64. Under Vehicle - Check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications
  65. Tires — OEM size, speed and load rating
  66. Tires — matching brand & type
  67. Tires — no road hazard damage/proper tire pressure
  68. Tires — check for uneven wear or sidewall cracking
  69. Wheels/rims — check for damage
  70. Valve stem condition
  71. Wheel lug nuts (all present and properly torqued)
  72. Spare tire (condition/pressure)
  73. Engine — oil leaks, drain plug threads
  74. Transmission leaks
  75. Coolant leaks
  76. CV joint/boots/drive-shaft/universal joint (cracks, leakage)
  77. Brake pad thickness
  78. Brake rotor thickness and surface
  79. Brake caliper free movement
  80. Brake caliper leakage
  81. Rear lining thickness (if applicable)
  82. Rear-wheel cylinder leakage (if applicable)
  83. Rear drum thickness and surface
  84. Hydraulic hose/line leakage
  85. Suspension (springs, proper ride height)
  86. McPherson strut/shock absorber leakage
  87. Bushing condition
  88. Ball joint tightness
  89. Tie rod end tightness
  90. Power steering rack leakage
  91. Entire exhaust system (condition, leaks, damage, noise)

  92. Exterior - Check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications
  93. Headlights (high/low operation and headlight aim, cracks, chips, scratches, pitting)
  94. Brake lights
  95. Turn signal lights (operation, cracks, chips, scratches)
  96. Parking lamps
  97. Fog lamps (if applicable)
  98. Running lights (if applicable)
  99. License plate light
  100. Taillights (operation, cracks, chips, scratches, damage)
  101. Back-up lamps
  102. Emergency flasher
  103. Water leaks

  104. Interior - Check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications
  105. Fuel gauge operation
  106. Temperature gauge operation
  107. All warning lights illuminated with ignition "ON"
  108. Dash light operation
  109. Windshield wiper/washer operation
  110. Audio system — radio/CD/cassette, speaker operation (audio steering wheel controls if applicable)
  111. Navigation operation (if applicable)
  112. Clock functions
  113. Steering wheel tilt/lock
  114. Sunroof operation (if applicable)
  115. Headliner condition
  116. Cigarette lighter/power outlets (if equipped)
  117. Alarm/theft system operation (check remote)
  118. SRS airbags (exterior condition/check warning lamp self check)
  119. Outside mirror operation (left & right)
  120. Rearview mirror operation (day/night operation)
  121. Window operation — noise, speed and full travel
  122. Door locks (check manual and/or power operation and child safety function)
  123. Seat belts—condition, proper latching and retraction operation
  124. Seat upholstery/leather condition (front & rear)
  125. Power seat operation (if equipped)
  126. Seat heaters (if equipped)
  127. Headrest movement
  128. Rear defrost operation
  129. Inside mirror/vanity light operation
  130. Interior lights (switch/door operation)
  131. Glove box/glove box light operation
  132. Luggage compartment (jack & tool present)
  133. Truck lid release/trunk lid light operation
  134. Fuel door release
  135. Hood


  137. Under hood (clean engine compartment)
  138. Front bumper (facia, guards, finish)
  139. Grille (headlights, other lights, trim, emblems)
  140. Hood (emblems & finish)
  141. LF fender (finish, trim)
  142. LF door (finish, trim)
  143. LR door (finish, trim)
  144. LR fender (finish, trim)
  145. Trunk lid (finish, trim)
  146. Rear bumper (facia, guards, trim)
  147. RR fender (finish, trim)
  148. RR door (finish, trim)
  149. RF door (finish, trim)
  150. RF fender (finish, trim)
  151. Roof (finish, trim)
  152. Windshield/glass (cracks, chips, scratches, pitting)

  153. Interior
  154. Carpet & mats (condition)
  155. Dash & instrument panels
  156. Console/center arm rest/cup holders
  157. Front doors (controls, trim condition)
  158. Rear doors/quarter trim (controls, trim condition)
  159. Luggage compartment (mat/trim/carpet condition)