What Do Honda Maintenance Minder Codes Mean?

August 29th, 2018 by

Honda CR-V Passengers

You don’t need to travel in time to find a car that talks to you — your Honda already pipes up when something’s amiss, but you need to know the language. As you make your way through Naperville and Chicago roads, your Honda service codes or Honda maintenance minder may be notifying you that it’s time to have your vehicle looked at. Luckily, Honda service codes are an easy language to grasp and Valley Honda is here to break down everything you need to know so you can get your car taken car of and get back on the road in no time.

Main Honda Service Codes

Code What it Means
A Change Oil and Filter
B Replace the engine oil and oil filter. Perform front and rear brake inspection. Adjust parking brake. Inspect other vehicle systems.

Honda Service Sub-Codes

Sub-Code What it Means
1 Tires need a rotation service.
2 Check and potentially replace the air cleaner element, drive belt, dust filter, and pollen filter.
3 If equipped, replace the transmission fluid and transfer fluid .
4 Check and potentially replace spark plugs, timing belt (if equipped), water pump, and valves.
5 The engine coolant is low and/or needs replacing.
6 If equipped, rear differential fluid is low and/or needs replacing.

How Does Honda Maintenance Minder Work?

While you can surely see the value of having your Honda maintenance minder indicate what you need to know about the condition of your vehicle, you may be wondering how it even works in the first place. In addition to monitoring your vehicle’s oil quality, it also measures ambient temperature, engine temperature, speed, time, and vehicle use. Customers don’t have to remember their maintenance schedule from memory as the Honda Maintenance Minder system shows the engine oil life in the information display as a percentage that begins at 100% oil life and you can visually see the quality of your oil over time as you put miles on the vehicle.

Let Valley Honda Service Your Vehicle

You don’t want to suffer tire problems on your way to Naperville or a break down between Aurora and Bolingbrook, so arrange service when these Honda Maintenance Minder codes appear and make sure you follow your maintenance schedule. You can even check out even more helpful features such as how often to rotate your tires, failure to change your oil, or how to check car oil. To learn more, contact us today or schedule a service appointment at our dealership near Bolingbrook and Wheaton!.

Service Specials at Valley Honda

Anti-Freeze/Coolant Check-Up Special
Free with Coupon Present

Includes:
• Inspect Radiator, cap, hoses & belts and check for any leaks
• Check Anti-Freeze/Coolant level and top off as needed

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Wiper Special
Time to Change Your Wipers!

15% off any pair of Wiper Inserts/Free Installation
15% off any pair of Wiper Blades/Free Installation

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Full Synthetic Engine Oil & Filter Change
$46.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $51.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 0W20 Full Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 0W20 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Special
25% OFF + One Day Free Loaner

Don’t Wait! A broken timing belt can damage your engine. Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended replacement.
• Replace timing belt, drive belts and water pump, flush coolant
• Inspect camshaft and crankshaft seals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up. Tensioner additional if needed.

Conventional Engine Oil & Filter Change
$38.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $43.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 5W20/5W30 Semi-Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 5W20/5W30 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Big Savings Service Bonus
Spend MORE and Save MORE

Spend This: | Save This:
$50- $100 -———————————————————$5
$101-$200 ———————————————————$10
$201-$300 ———————————————————$20
$301-$400 ———————————————————$35
$401-$500 ———————————————————$45
$501-or more —————————————————–$60

Valid only at Valley Honda. Coupon applicable only for service repairs and maintenance on Honda vehicles only. “Spend This” amount applies to parts and labor total only (before Hazmat fees and/or taxes are applied). Discount not applicable to tires or batteries, due to already discounted (or special, or reduced) pricing. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used on any detail or body work. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

All Wheel Alignment
$99.95 with purchase of 2 or more tires or any suspension/steering repair

Regular Price: $132.95

Includes:
• Inspect/Adjust caster, camber & toe-in as applicable
• Inspect suspension, steering linkage & steering rack preload
• Inspect wheels and tires for irregular wear
• Adjust tire rods as necessary to center steering wheel
• Road Test

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Battery Check-Up
Free with Coupon Present

• Test Battery with ED18 Battery Tester
• Clean any Acid Corrosion from Battery terminals
• Inspect Alternator Belt
• Apply Battery Corrosion Prevention Spray on Terminals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

B Maintenance Service
2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Regular Price: $147.95 Plus Tax and Hazmat Fee
Our Price: $137.95 Plus Tax & Hazmat Fee

2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Service includes: Replacement of the Oil (with OW20 or 5W20 depending on the model) and Oil Filter, Tire Rotation, Checking and Setting Tire Pressures, Cleaning/Lubrication of Brake Components, Battery Test, Checking and Topping off Fluids as needed, & Multi-Point Inspection

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Mileage may vary depending on model. Check your owner's manual for services needed. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

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