If this is from a store/dealer, I wouldn't trust their words at all. Pull a carfax as a consideration factor. Take your time in shopping. There are clean cars out there waiting for the right owner.
I've not heard of Honda fixing any of the snap ring cars. I bought my previous 91' that was in the range at 43k miles. Snap ring broke at ~55k. Luckily there are several qualified shops around SoCal that can do the repair, but still an expensive repair.