Understanding your Honda Maintenance Minder is easy. Each Maintenance Minder has one to three parts: a Message, a Main Item, and a Sub Item. The Message corresponds to your Honda’s remaining oil life, the Main Item relates to the primary service that needs to be performed, and the Sub Item refers to any additional services your Honda needs.

For example if your Honda display reads, SERVICE DUE SOON A 3, then your Honda has 15% oil life remaining and you should plan to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. During your service visit your engine oil will be replaced as well as your transmission fluid and fluid transfer (if equipped).

To understand the Maintenance Minder code on your Honda, simply locate the Message, Main Item, and Sub Item on the Maintenance Minder chart. Once you match the code to the message, you’ll know just what to do.

If you have any questions about the Honda Maintenance Minder, stop by our Honda dealership or give us a call — (877) 475-9329.


Oil LifeMessageWhat to Do
15%SERVICE DUE SOONPlan to take vehicle in for scheduled maintenacnce.
5%SERVICE DUE NOWTake vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance.
0%SERVICE PAST DUE (Mileage past due is also shown)Service is overdue. Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance.

Maintenance Main Items

SymbolWhat it Means
AReplace just engine oil.
BReplace engine oil and oil filter. Also inspect various systems and components (see applicable service manual for details.

Maintenance Sub Items

NumberWhat to Do
1Rotate tires, and check tire pressure and condition.
2Replace air cleaner element, check drive belt, and replace dust and pollen filter.
3Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).
4Replace spark plugs, replace timing belt (if equipped), inspect water pump, and inspect valve clearance.
5Replace engine coolant.
6Replace rear differential fluid (if equipped).
7Replace brake fluid.