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Honda Maintenance Minder Codes in St. Charles, IL

If you’re wondering what your Honda maintenance minder codes mean, let McGrath Honda of St. Charles, IL, put your mind at ease with these message clarifications. A Honda Maintenance Minder lets you know when your Honda vehicle needs a particular service. The code that appears signifies a specific service that is required to keep your Honda model running in peak condition. We’ve provided this handy list of Maintenance Minder Messages, Main Items, Sub Items, and most common codes as well as what each one means.

Most Common Honda Maintenance Minder Codes

When Honda Maintenance Minder Codes appear on your dashboard, you could see one, two, or several at once. We’ve listed some of the most common Honda Maintenance Minder Code combinations below.

  • A Service – Oil change required
  • A-1 Service – Oil change, tire rotation, and tire pressure check required.
  • A-1-2 Service – Oil change, tire rotation, tire pressure check, air cleaner element replacement, drive belt check, and dust and pollen filter replacement required.
  • A-1-2-3 Service – Oil change, tire rotation, tire pressure check, air cleaner element replacement, drive belt check, dust and pollen filter replacement, and transmission fluid and transfer fluid replacement (if equipped) required.
  • A-1-4 Service – Oil change, tire rotation, tire pressure check, spark plugs replacement, timing belt (if equipped) replacement, water pump inspection, and valve clearance inspection required.
  • A-1-7 Service – Oil change, tire rotation, tire pressure check, brake fluid replacement required.
  • B Service – Oil and oil filter change required.
  • B-1 Service – Oil and oil filter change, tire rotation, and tire pressure check required.
  • B-1-2 Service – Oil and oil filter change, tire rotation, tire pressure check required, air cleaner element replacement, drive belt check, and dust and pollen filter replacement required.
  • B-1-2-3 Service – Oil and oil filter change, tire rotation, tire pressure check required, air cleaner element replacement, drive belt check, dust and pollen filter replacement, and transmission fluid and transfer fluid replacement (if equipped) required.
  • B-1-4 Service – Oil and oil filter change, tire rotation, tire pressure check, spark plugs replacement, timing belt (if equipped) replacement, water pump inspection, and valve clearance inspection required.

Honda Maintenance Messages

Oil Life

  • 15% means service is due soon. Plan to take vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
  • 5% Means service is due now. Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance as soon as possible.
  • 0% Means service is past due (Mileage past due is also shown). Service is overdue. Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance.
  • Below is an image of what the oil change percentage display looks like on the dashboard.

Honda Maintenance Main Items

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  • A – Means to replace just engine oil.
  • Means to replace engine oil and oil filter. Also inspect various systems and components (see applicable service manual for details).
  • 0% Means service is past due (Mileage past due is also shown). Service is overdue. Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance.
  • To the right is an image of what the oil change percentage display looks like on the dashboard.

Honda Maintenance Sub Items

  1. Rotate tires, and check tire pressure and condition.
  2. Replace air cleaner element, check drive belt, and replace dust and pollen filter.
  3. Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).
  4. Replace spark plugs, replace timing belt (if equipped), inspect water pump, and inspect valve clearance.
  5. Replace engine coolant
  6. Replace rear differential fluid (if equipped).

To the right is an example of what the maintenance minder looks like on the dashboard. The “A” in the image represents the main maintenance minder, and the “3” represents the sub maintenance minder. This code signifies that the vehicle needs its oil changed and transmission and transfer fluid changed (if equipped).

Be aware that some trim levels and Canadian models have additional maintenance numbers and letters – such as the following examples.

0 – Is for Canadian models and means to replace the Engine oil and filter. This code simply replaces the “B” minder for American models.

7 – Is applicable only to some Honda models and means to replace the brake fluid.

9 – Is also for Canadian models and is letting you know that the front and rear brakes need service.

We’ve also included a quick reference guide that lists all the Honda Maintenance Minders, as well as what they all mean and what to do about them. Don’t forget that it’s important to address the Maintenance Minder Code as soon as possible to keep your Honda vehicle operating as smoothly as it did the day you bought it. You can schedule a service appointment with our Service Department right from our website, or feel free to contact us to set a date and time. We look forward to keeping your vehicle on the road for years to come!

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