The Honda Maintenance Minder System:
Helping Honda owners keep maintenance costs in check.
What it does:
The Maintenance Minder
found in Honda vehicles monitors a number of variables to determine when the
time is right for you to bring your Honda in for a Genuine Honda Oil Change.
When the remaining service life of your engine oil reaches 15%, you will be
alerted on your dashboard by a "service due soon" message. Along with this
message, a letter (A or B) indicating the required service type will appear.
Depending on the mileage at the time of your required oil change, additional
required maintenance items indicated by a numeric sub-symbol (1-6) will also
appear. These sub symbols are accumulated between oil change intervals in order
to make it convenient for you to properly maintain your Honda. Under most
driving conditions, you can expect the "service due soon" message to appear
every 8,000 - 12,000kms, which occurs about every 4-8 months for many
What it doesn't
The Maintenance Minder does not monitor the engine oil level
in your Honda. Maintaining proper engine oil level is critical to preserving
engine life and trouble free operation, so ensuring your engine oil is at the
right level by checking it regularly is a good habit to form - please see your
owner's manual for details. If it has been more than 12 months since your last
oil change, Honda requires the engine oil be changed regardless of the % service
oil life displayed. Also, Maintenance Minder does not monitor brake pad
thickness, brake fluid condition or tire tread depth. Ensuring that these
critical items are within specification is important for your safety on the
road. If your brake fluid is more than 3 years old, Honda requires you have it
changed. Determining the condition of any of these items is something your Honda
Dealer will be pleased to assist with.
Understanding Maintenance Minder
and following the recommended Honda Maintenance Schedule is the best way to
ensure a happy and lengthy Honda ownership experience. Every Honda owner has
different driving characteristics, which means each has their own unique service
requirements. To guarantee the job is done right to meet your specific needs,
your Honda Dealer will use only Genuine Honda Parts installed by Honda Factory
Trained Technicians who know your Honda better than anyone else. As the primary
goal of Maintenance Minder is to ensure you're maintaining the car as needed,
your Honda Technician will reset the Maintenance Minder according to the type of
service you have completed on your Honda. Doing so allows the system to clearly
determine the next maintenance items required at your next service
For further details on your specific schedule, please speak to
your Honda Dealer's Service Advisor.
ITEM A Factory Recommended Maintenance Replace engine
MAIN ITEM B/B1 Factory
Recommended Maintenance Replace engine oil* and filter. Service front and
rear brakes. Rotate tires**, inspect for wear and adjust pressure. Inspect
parking brake adjustments. Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box and
boots. Inspect suspension components. Inspect driveshaft boots. Inspect
brake hoses and lines (including ABS). Check all fluid levels, condition of
fluids and check for leaks. Inspect exhaust system. Inspect fuel lines and
SUB-ITEM 1 Factory
Recommended Maintenance Rotate tires,** inspect for wear and adjust
SUB-ITEM 2 Factory
Recommended Maintenance Replace air cleaner element. Replace dust and
pollen filter. Inspect and adjust drive belt.
SUB-ITEM 3 Factory Recommended
Maintenance Replace automatic transmission fluid. Replace transfer case
fluid (4WD only).
SUB-ITEM 6 Factory
Recommended Maintenance Replace rear differential fluid (4WD
only). Notes: *Use only Genuine Honda motor oil with a viscosity specific
to your vehicle. **Tires may require more frequent rotation depending on
driving conditions, alignment and driving habits.
SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL REQUIRED MAINTENANCE (where
Recommended services whichever comes first
100,000 km Replace
timing belt if vehicle is regularly driven in very low temperatures (under
-29°C; -20°F, V6 only).
years Replace brake fluid.
Every 24,000 km Replace dust and pollen
filter if vehicle is regularly driven in urban areas with high concentrations of
emissions from industry and diesel-powered vehicles.
Every 24,000 km Replace air cleaner element
if vehicle is regularly driven in dusty conditions.
12,000 km Replace rear differential fluid
and every 24,000 km thereafter if vehicle is regularly driven in mountainous
areas at very low speeds, or if vehicle is frequently used tow a trailer (4WD
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