Oil Life 15% – Service is due soon. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment with Honda East for scheduled maintenance services.
Oil Life 5% – Service is due now. As soon as possible, you should take your vehicle to Honda East for scheduled maintenance.
Oil Life 0% – Service is past due. You will also see a mileage readout which indicates how far overdue you are for service. To avoid harmful wear or damage, take your vehicle in for service now.
A – Indicates engine oil should be replaced.
B – Indicates engine oil and filter should be replaced. Inspections of various systems and components should also be done. See your owner’s manual for additional details.
1 – Rotate tires, verify correct tire pressure and condition.
2 – Replace air cleaner element, inspect drive belt, and replace dust and pollen filter.
3 – Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).
4 – Replace spark plugs, timing belt (if equipped), inspect water pump, and inspect valve clearance.
5 – Replace engine coolant.
6 – Replace rear differential fluid (if equipped).
Now that we’ve covered exactly what the Messages, Main Items, and Sub Items mean — here’s an example of how to decode the entire system message.
For example, your Honda Maintenance Minder Message displays an illuminated orange wrench followed by the code “A3”. “A” is a Main Item which would indicate that your engine oil should be replaced. “3” is a Sub Item which suggests that it’s time to replace your vehicle’s transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).
It’s also important to note that while there will always be a Main Item displayed in the message, Sub Items are only periodically displayed since they are based on a time and mileage schedule. There is also a possibility for the message to display multiple Sub Items (example – A129). Each additional Sub Item simply represents another indicated service. In this example, you would need Sub Items 1, 2, and 9.
This helpful link allows you to look up the maintenance schedule for your exact Honda vehicle.
Since the Maintenance Minder is far from just an oil change indicator, following the suggested services provides numerous benefits which both you and your vehicle will appreciate.
Using the Maintenance Minder for completing oil changes ensures that your engine continues to provide the performance you’ve come to expect. Taking the guesswork out of oil change intervals, the system also eliminates unnecessary waste from changing your oil too frequently. As a bonus, you’ll drive with peace of mind from knowing you’re also helping our environment.
Simply put, we know Hondas! Our factory-trained and award-winning service technicians have all of the resources and knowledge to get your Honda vehicle back on the road. Whether you’re in need of recommended maintenance or a need for an unexpected repair, we pride ourselves on providing the very best Honda service!
If you still have any questions regarding the maintenance schedule of your Honda, our team of knowledgeable Honda Service Advisors are standing by to answer them. We make it simple and convenient to keep your Honda running like the day it was new.