- Difficulty Level:
Follow the severe maintenance schedule if the customer's vehicle is driven MAINLY under one or more of the following conditions:
Driving less than 8 km (5 miles) per trip or, in freezing temperatures, driving less than 16 km (10 miles) per trip.
Driving in extremely hot over 35 °C (95 °F) conditions.
Extensive idling, or long periods of stop-and-go driving.
Towing trailer, driving with a car-top carrier, or driving in mountainous conditions.
Driving on muddy, dusty, or de-iced roads.
NOTE: If the vehicle is driven OCCASIONALLY under severe conditions, follow the normal maintenance schedule.
Service at the indicated distance or time whichever comes first
x 1,000 km
x 1,000 miles
Replace engine oil
When the notice of Engine Oil Monitor is displayed, or 1 year has passed from the last replacement.
Replace engine oil filter
When the notice of Engine Oil Monitor is displayed, or 2 years have passed from the last replacement.
Replace air cleaner element
Use maintenance schedule for normal condition except in dusty condition.
Every 30,000 km (18,500 miles)
Inspect valve clearance
Every 40,000 km (25,000 miles)
Replace fuel filter
Replace spark plugs
More than 50% of driving time above 200 km/h, replace the spark plugs every 60,000 km (37,500 miles).
Every 120,000 km (75,000 miles)
Inspect drive belt
Look for cracks and damage, then check the position of drive belt auto-tensioner indicator.
Inspect idle speed
Replace engine coolant
We recommend genuine Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2.
At 200,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years, thereafter every 100,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years
Replace manual transmission fluid
We recommend genuine Honda MTF.
Every 60,000 km (37,500 miles) or 4 years
Check front and rear brakes
Check brake pads and disc thickness. Check for damage.
Check calipers for damage, leaks, and tightness.
Every 10,000 km (6,250 miles) or 6 months
Replace brake fluid
Use only Brake Fluid DOT 3 or DOT 4.We recommend genuine Honda Brake Fluid.
Check brake fluid level is between upper and lower marks on reservoir.
Every 3 years
Check parking brake adjustment
Check parking brake operation.
Replace dust and pollen filter
Replace the filter if the vehicle is driven primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air, under dusty conditions, or the air flow from the heating and cooling system/climate control system becomes less than usual.
Check lights alignment
Check the position of headlights.
Test drive (noise, stability, dashboard operation)
Check expiration date for temporary tyre repair kit bottle (if equipped)
Inspect vehicle corrosion: refer to the Body Repair Manual
External Paintwork and Panel Corrosion Check
Under Body Corrosion Check
Visually inspect the following items:
Check for correct installation and position, check for cracks, deterioration, rust, and leaks.
Check tightness of screws, nuts, and joints. If necessary, retighten.
Tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
Check steering linkage.
Check boots for damage and leaking grease.
Every 10,000 km (62,50 miles) or 6 months
Check bolts for tightness.
Check all dust covers for deterioration and damage.
Check boots and boot bands for cracks.
Check boots for leaking grease.
Brake hoses and lines (including VSA lines)
Check master cylinder and VSA modulator-control unit for damage and leakage.
All fluid levels and condition of fluids
Check levels and check for leaks. If necessary, add:
Windshield washer fluid
Check catalytic converter heat shields, exhaust pipe, and muffler for damage, leaks, and tightness.
Fuel lines and connections
Check fuel lines for loose connections, cracks, and deterioration.
Re tighten loose connections and replace any damaged parts.