Maintenance Minder System

Honda Maintenance Schedule

Oil Life

Message

What to Do

15%

Service Due Soon

Plan to take vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.

5%

Service Due Now

Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance.

0%

Service Past Due
(mileage past due is also shown)

Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance.

A or B Main Code  - What It Means

A Code

Replace just the engine oil.

B Code

Replace the engine oil and the oil filter, rotate the tires, inspect the front and rear brakes, check the parking brake adjustment, and inspect several other items listed in the Owner's Manual.

Sub-Codes - What they Mean

These sub-codes can show up in any combination depending on your vehicle's driven miles.

Code 1

Rotate the tires.

Code 2

Replace the air cleaner element, check the drive belt, and replace the dust and pollen filter.

Code 3

Replace the transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).

Code 4

Replace the spark plugs, replace the timing belt (if equipped), inspect the water pump, and inspect valve clearance.

Code 5

Replace the engine coolant.

Code 6

Replace the rear differential fluid (if equipped).

See your Service Advisor for further information.

What does it do?

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 into Classic Honda 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 drivers.

What it does not do!

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 owners 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 per cent service oil life displayed. Also, the 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 that Classic Honda will be pleased to assist with.

Understanding the 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, Classic Honda 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 visit.

For further details on your specific schedule, please speak to a Classic Honda service adviser.

Canadian Maintenance Schedule

Type A Service:

Replace your engine oil. Engine oil cleans, lubricates and cools the engine's moving and stationary parts to protect against wear and friction. Over time, engine oil deteriorates and loses its ability to protect the engine.

Depending on distance driven and past maintenance items preformed, Type A may be accompanied by displayed sub items indicating other maintenance is due.

Type B Service:

The Type B service includes engine oil and filter change, brake service and comprehensive chassis inspections. Depending on distance driven and past maintenance items preformed, it may be accompanied by display sub items indicating other maintenance is due.

Replace engine oil and filter. In addition to replace the engine's oil, the oil filter is also replaced at this interval. The oil filter helps prevent wear and damage by trapping and retaining fine particles that are generated during engine operation.

Brake system inspection and service (including ABS). Brake components operate in a harsh environment where they are exposed to extreme temperatures and severe road and weather conditions. All brake components and friction materials are inspected for wear and deterioration, then serviced to remove accumulation of debris and corrosion and to replenish lubricants that deteriorate with time and use. Where necessary, the parking brake is adjusted and the brake fluid reservoir is topped up.

Chassis inspection: The suspension, steering, brake hydraulic system, driveline, exhaust system and fuel system are inspected for wear, damage, or irregularities that may require attention.

Maintenance Sub-Symbols

Sub Item 1

Tire rotation and inspection. The tires are inspected for damage and abnormal wear that may indicate a need for wheel alignment adjustment or suspension repairs. Rotation is done to maintain even distribution of wear and maximize longevity. Pressures are checked and adjusted if needed.

Sub Item 2

Replace air cleaner element: The air cleaner element prevents foreign materials such as dust and debris from entering the engine and causing internal damage and premature wear, A clogged air filter affects engine performance, can increase fuel consumption and contribute to engine oil contamination.

Replace dust and pollen filter: This filter removes dust, pollen and debris from outside air that enters the passenger cabin through the heating ans air conditioning system. A dirty filter reduces the quality and velocity of air exiting the vents.

Inspect and adjust drive belt: Depending on engine model, external engine drive belts may operate the water pump, alternator, power steering pump, or air condition compressor. Inspection to identify wear, damage, or deterioration is necessary to avoid unexpected belt failure. Some belts require manual tension measurement and adjustment while others may have an automatic tensioning system.

Sub Item 3

Replace transmission fluid: Transmission fluid cools and lubricates internal transmission components. Its properties diminish over time and distance driven. Replacement is necessary to maintain proper operation and protection against wear.

Sub Item 4

Replace spark plugs: The spark plugs ignite the air/fual mixture in the combustion chamber. Replacement is necessary to maintain smooth engine power delivery, fuel efficiency and low exhaust emissions.

Repalce timing belt and inspect water pump (V6 only): The timing belt drives the engine's camshaft to open and close the intake and exhaust valves at the proper time. It also drives the water pump. The timing belt gradually wears and deteriorates and must be replaced to avoid failure and potentially severe engine damage. The water pump is easily accessed during timing belt replacement and should be inspected and if necessary, replaced.

Inspect valve clearance: Valve clearance can change with normal wear and require periodic inspection and adjustment. Improper clearances can effect engine performance and efficiency and may cause abnormal noise.

Sub Item 5

Replace engine coolant: Engine coolant absorbs and transfers heat generated during engine operation, inhibits corrosion, protects against freezing and boiling, and lubricates the water pump. Its properties deteriorate over time, requiring periodic replacement.

Sub Item 6

Replace rear differential fluid: (4WD trucks, S2000) The rear differential transfers and controls power to the rear wheels. Its fluid degrades over time and distance and must be replaced when indicated to prevent wear and damage to internal components.

Additional Required Maintenance

In addition to the maintenance messages shown in the odometer / trip meter display, having these specific services (if applicable) performed at the distance recommended is vital to keeping your Honda in optimum operating condition. Please refer to your Owner's Manual for details.

Recommended km/yr

Specific Additional Required Maintenance

12,000 km

Replace VTM-4 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 to tow a trailer.
- use only Genuine Honda VTM-4 rear differential fluid

Every 24,000 km

Replace air cleaner element if vehicle is regularly driven in dusty conditions.

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 48,000 km

Replace automatic transmission fluid and every 48,000 km thereafter if vehicle is regularly driven in mountainous areas at very low speeds, or if vehicle is frequently used to tow a trailer.
- use only Genuine Honda ATF

Every 100,000 km

Replace timing belt if vehicles regularly driven in very low temperatures (under -29 C, 20F), or towing a trailer.

Every 256,000 km

Inspect idle speed.

Every 3 years

Replace brake fluid.
- use only Genuine Honda heavy-duty brake fluid DOT 3

Important Note:
Check the following vehicle components as indicated to ensure your Honda operates at peak performance.

Check

Timing

Engine oil and coolant level

Each fuel stop

Brake fluid level

Monthly

Automatic transmission fluid level

Monthly

Tire inflation and condition

Monthly

All lights

Monthly

Scheduled maintenance made easy for Honda owners.