In order to keep your Honda running in optimal shape, and to get the most years out of your vehicle, following the recommended maintenance schedule is a must. Fortunately, there aren’t any mileage-based Honda maintenance intervals to worry about — rather, your Honda will tell you when it needs service thanks to the Honda Maintenance Minder system!
The heart of the Maintenance Minder system is an on-board computer that continuously monitors the functionality of your vehicle’s engine, taking into account factors such as engine temperature, speed, and the way you drive. Based on this date, it determines when maintenance — such as an oil change — is required.
Because of this, there’s no fixed maintenance schedule in your Honda owner’s manual. And because the system displays your vehicle’s oil life as a percentage, you won’t be surprised by the need for this basic maintenance.
Performing the various maintenance items at the recommended time will help prevent problems before they occur, saving you time, money, and hassle. Additionally, following these schedules will help keep your manufacturer’s warranty intact for the life of the warranty, and help maintain a high resale value.
|OIL LIFE %||MESSAGE||WHAT TO DO|
|15%||Service Due Soon||Take your vehicle to your Honda dealer for service soon|
|5%||Service Due Now||Take your vehicle in for service as soon as possible|
|0%||Service Past Due||Your vehicle is overdue for an oil change. Take your vehicle in for service as soon as possible.|
Maintenance Minder does more than just tell you when you’re due for an oil change — it alerts you to the full range of maintenance necessities to keep your Honda running smoothly over the years.
|Main Code||What It Means:|
|A||• Change Engine & Oil Filter • Check & Set Tire Pressure • Check Condition of Fluids (top off as needed) • Check Wipers • Complete Multi-Point Inspection Sheet • Car Wash|
|B||• Everything Included in Minder Code A • Inspect Front & Rear Brake Linings • Lube Locks, Hinges, Latches, and Hood Cable • Check Parking Brake Adjustment • Inspect Tie Rod Ends, Steering Gearbox and Boots • Inspect Brake Hoses & Lines (including ABS/VSA) • Check Exhaust System, Fuel Lines, and all Connections • Perform ED-18 Honda Battery Test|
|Sub-Code||What It Means:|
|1||• Rotate Tires, Check Tire Pressure and Condition|
|2||• Replace Engine Air Filter, Cabin Dust & Pollen Filter • Inspect Drive Belt|
|3||• Replace Transmission Fluid • Replace Transfer Case Oil (if equipped)|
|4||• Replace Spark Plugs and Timing Belt • Inspect Water Pump and Adjust Valve Clearance|
|5||• Change Antifreeze|
|6||• Replace Rear/VTM-4 Differential Fluid|
|7||• Brake Fluid Exchange|
If you have any questions regarding the maintenance intervals, or if you have battery questions, please contact our service advisors online, call us at (425) 827-9600, or visit the dealership at 12420 NE 85th St Kirkland, WA 98033. We look forward to serving you and keeping your Honda on the road for years to come!
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