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The warranty will vary based on where you are and the year of the vehicle. When I looked at the information I could find I found this chart, but it is for 2015 you may need to find what was in effect in 2011. At this point just replace the fan as @PeterPerkins suggested.
If you fall under the warranty, it will be difficult to get it applied.

Your vehicle is 11 years old. Since you are in CA, it may fall under the 15/150 IMA warranty, but you need to find out what document was in effect when the car was sold. The one attached is from 2015. Talk to the dealer, but I would not be surprised if they do not know anything about the warranty. You may need to contact Honda America or whatever part of the Federal government handles warranties on vehicles (US Department of Transportation?).

PS the car is registered in CA where I’ve lived for the past 4.5 years but was bought in IL in Chicagoland where I’m from- is it true there’s a manufacturers warranty? I think I’ve read 10/150 and 15/150 in different places- Is this true and will it matter that I haven’t purchased the car in CA?
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Fight for it to be covered by warranty. If that fails, we found Rockauto has a replacement IMA fan for less, and you could replace it yourself. See IMA Warning Light, CEL, Code 1634 and 1448 for that part number(PM9503). $136.79 shipped to you.

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It sounds like somewhere someone looked up the wrong part.

IMO it's part of the IMA and should be covered!

I did mention it might be hard to have warranty applied. I am so sorry I was correct.

Fight for what should be an easy warranty claim.

I hope they come to their senses and do the right thing!

Long shot, talk to another dealer, but the customer service department you mentioned is the next logical step. Dealership management is also a place to contact.

Thanks for the input everyone. Sorry for messing up the format I’m a little tech illiterate. We scheduled a diagnostic with the local Honda dealer and ended up dropping it off this morning.
Before we took it in, I called the parts department and explained the situation and brought up the P1448 issue. The parts guy ran my vin # and I asked him to run the part I think I’ll need (I J810-RTW-003) to see if in fact it was covered for 15yr/150K. He assured me it was covered for my car and vin and as long as the Honda diagnostic came back with the same issue that auto zone did, it would be taken care of under warranty.
Fast forward to the phone call from the tech. He tells me it’s the hybrid battery blower motor fan and it’s not covered by the warranty…. What??? I explain to him what I spoke to the parts guy about the day before and that he told me it was covered. He says no it’s a different part # and not the same thing and won’t be covered.
So I ask him for the part number he thinks I need - IJ816-RMX 003 (look familiar?)
I google the part and the same blower motor pops up just for a Honda Insight not a CRZ which is what I own. I gave them IJ810-RTW 003 and it’s covered and they give me IJ816-RMX-003 and suddenly it’s 550$

Am I missing something? Again I’m not a mechanic and not the biggest car guy but I’ve been reading endless conversations online and this forum for the past 3 days straight and I’m pretty confident they’re the same part and this dude is trying to fuck me. Am I wrong? Please explain to me the difference if I am because his explanation wasn’t satisfactory.

I’m planning on contacting Hondas head Customer service department early Friday as I don’t see any reasoning w this tech.
Am I wrong on this? Thanks for the time everyone sorry for the novel
 

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Interesting that IMA IPU Cooling Unit - 2011 Honda CR-Z 3 Door EX KA 6MT shows both part numbers, but both are unavailable

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I searched by 2011 CR-Z.

Maybe since a fan is available at RockAuto you can work a deal where you obtain it, and they install it under warranty?

I still say if they prove fan failure it should be covered by the warranty, and they should be able to get a replacement though their parts supply chain. No matter which one they get, they can transplant the new motor into your existing housing.
 

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Update: I called the service manager at the dealership. He straightened out the problem and essentially said the tech didn’t know what he was talking about and that the part is covered and will be replaced free of charge per the warranty.
Score one for the little guy!
Thank you all for your opinions and insights! Had I not gotten the information this forum provided we would’ve paid 550$ for part and labor. Me and my lady truly appreciate you all!
Keep fighting the good fight!
Which part did it end up being? Not that it matters as it was taken care of.
 
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