Starting in 2006, Honda models came equipped with a maintenance minder system. This system calculates the life of the engine oil, transmission fluid, air and micron filters, coolant, spark plugs, timing belt (if equipped), and rear differential fluid. Because the computer is calculating the life span of the different items, a scheduled maintenance list based on mileage is no longer used.
The computer determines the life of each item based upon the driving conditions of the vehicle. If the engine runs at higher temperatures and rpm, or at low temperatures during short trips, the oil life will deplete faster than an engine running under normal conditions. It will indicate a percentage of oil life on the vehicles display.
This system is unique in that it has the ability to move up or delay other services so when it’s time to have an oil change it will tell you the other services are needed at the same time to keep the service visits to a minimum.
To learn more about your Honda Maintenance Minder system, and what the codes mean, click HERE