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Before Performing Maintenance

Inspection and Maintenance

For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle 
in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient 
brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. 
(Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in 
effect.)

Daily inspections

Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when 
refueling.

Periodic inspections

• Check the brake/clutch

*

 fluid level monthly.

Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid P. 585

• Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 602

• Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.

Replacing Light Bulbs P. 587

• Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 597

Types of Inspection and Maintenance

1

Inspection and Maintenance

Maintenance, replacement, or repair of 
emissions control devices and systems may be 
done by any automotive repair establishment or 
individuals using parts that are “certified” to 
EPA standards.

According to state and federal regulations, failure to 
perform maintenance on the maintenance main 
items marked with # will not void your emissions 
warranties. However, all maintenance services should 
be performed in accordance with the intervals 
indicated by the information display

*

/driver 

information interface

*

.

Maintenance Service Items P. 565, 569

If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks 
that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a 
subscription to the Service Express website at 
www.techinfo.honda.com.

Authorized Manuals P. 688

If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make 
sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first.
After performing maintenance, update the records in 
the separate maintenance booklet.

U.S. models

* Not available on all models

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Safety When Performing Maintenance

Some of the most important safety precautions are given here.
However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in 
performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether you should perform a given 
task.

• To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames 

away from the battery and all fuel related parts.

• Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.

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Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them, causing a fire.

• To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not 

gasoline.

• Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or 

compressed air.

• Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.

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Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.

• The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.

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Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and 
the engine is off.

• Be aware that hot parts can burn you.

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Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before 
touching vehicle parts.

• Be aware that moving parts can injure you.

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Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away 
from moving parts.

Maintenance Safety

Vehicle Safety

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Safety When Performing Maintenance

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WARNING

Improperly maintaining this vehicle or 
failing to correct a problem before driving 
can cause a crash in which you can be 
seriously hurt or killed.

Always follow the inspection and 
maintenance recommendations according 
to the schedules in this owner's manual.

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WARNING

Failure to properly follow maintenance 
instructions and precautions can cause you 
to be seriously hurt or killed.

Always follow the procedures and 
precautions in this owner's manual.

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Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service

The use of Honda genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and 
servicing your vehicle. Honda genuine parts are manufactured according to the 
same high quality standards used in Honda vehicles.

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Maintenance Minder

TM

Select the Maintenance Minder to see maintenance items that are due soon and to 
see the percentage of life remaining in the engine oil.
When the engine oil life is less than 15%, a Maintenance Minder message will 
appear every time you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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*1

, reminding you to bring 

your vehicle to a dealer for service.

To Use Maintenance Minder

TM

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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2. Press the 

 (TRIP) knob repeatedly until 

the engine oil life appears on the 
information display.

The Maintenance Minder indicator (

) stays 

on in the instrument panel after the engine oil 
life becomes 0%. Have the indicated 
maintenance done by a dealer immediately.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Models with information display

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Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Based on the engine operating conditions and oil 
age, the remaining engine oil life is calculated and 
displayed as a percentage.

Displayed Engine Oil 

Life (%)

Calculated Engine Oil 

Life (%)

100

100 to 91

90

90 to 81

80

80 to 71

70

70 to 61

60

60 to 51

50

50 to 41

40

40 to 31

30

30 to 21

20

20 to 16

15

15 to 11

10

10 to 6

5

5 to 1

0

0

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To switch the display, press the 

 (TRIP) knob.

Maintenance Minder Messages on the Information Display

Oil Life Display

Explanation

Information

Maintenance Minder Indicator

When you select the Maintenance 
Minder screen, it displays codes for 
maintenance items due at the next 
engine oil change, along with the 
percentage of engine oil life 
remaining.

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the ignition switch to ON, 
then goes off.

The engine oil life indicator starts 
to appear along with other due-
soon maintenance item codes 
when the remaining oil life drops 
to 15 percent.

The engine oil is approaching the 
end of its service life.

Starts to come on when the 
remaining engine oil life drops to 
15 percent.
It goes off when the display is 
switched.

The remaining engine oil has 
passed its service life, and a 
negative distance appears after 
driving over 10 miles. The negative 
distance on the display blinks.

The engine oil life has passed.
The maintenance items must be 
inspected and serviced 
immediately.

Stays on as a reminder even when 
the display is switched.

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Maintenance Service Items

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Maintenance Service Items

Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if 
they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder Message

Maintenance 
Minder Indicator

Sub Items

Main Item

*1: If a Maintenance Minder indicator does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, 

change the engine oil every year.

# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.

CODE

Maintenance Main Items

A

Replace engine oil

*1

B

Replace engine oil

*1

 and oil filter

Inspect front and rear brakes

Inspect these items:

• Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
• Suspension components
• Driveshaft boots
• Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA)
• All fluid levels and condition of fluids
• Exhaust system

#

• Fuel lines and connections

#

*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles.
*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and 

from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 15,000 miles.

*4:

 Driving in mountainous areas at very low 

vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures. This requires transmission fluid changes 
more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle 
under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed every 25,000 miles.

*5: If a Maintenance Minder Indicator does not appear more than 36 months after the display for item 7 is 

reset, change the brake fluid every 3 years.

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Maintenance Sub Items

1

Rotate tires

2

Replace air cleaner element

*2

Replace dust and pollen filter

*3

Inspect drive belt

3

Replace transmission fluid

*4

4

Replace spark plugs

Inspect valve clearance

5

Replace engine coolant

7

Replace brake fluid

*5

Continuously variable transmission models

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Reset the Maintenance Minder display if you have performed the maintenance 
service.

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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the vehicle at a complete stop.

2. Display the Maintenance Minder by 

repeatedly pressing the 

 (TRIP) knob.

3. Press and hold the 

 knob for ten seconds 

or more.

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The display will blink to show it is in reset 
mode.

4. Rotate the 

 knob to select the item you 

wish to reset.

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Reset the selected item by pushing the 

 knob for five seconds or more.

Resetting the Display

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Resetting the Display

NOTICE

Failure to reset the relevant item(s) after a 
maintenance service results in the system showing 
incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to 
serious mechanical problems.

The dealer will reset the Maintenance Minder display 
after completing the required maintenance service. If 
someone other than a dealer performs maintenance 
service, reset the relevant maintenance item(s) 
yourself.

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To Use Maintenance Minder

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Certain maintenance items due soon, along with the estimated remaining oil life, 
appear on the driver information interface.
You can view them on the Maintenance Minder screen at any time.
1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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.

2. Press the 

 (Display/Information) button several times until 

 is displayed.

3. Press ENTER button to go to the Maintenance Minder screen. The engine oil 

life appears on the driver information interface along with maintenance items due 
soon.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Models with driver information interface

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Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Based on the engine operating conditions and oil 
age, the remaining engine oil life is calculated and 
displayed as a percentage.

There is a list of maintenance main and sub items you 
can view on the driver information interface.

Maintenance Service Items P. 569

Displayed Engine Oil 

Life (%)

Calculated Engine Oil 

Life (%)

100

100 to 91

90

90 to 81

80

80 to 71

70

70 to 61

60

60 to 51

50

50 to 41

40

40 to 31

30

30 to 21

20

20 to 16

15

15 to 11

10

10 to 6

5

5 to 1

0

0

Sub Item

Engine Oil Life

Main Item

ENTER Button

 (Display/Information) Button

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The system message indicator (

) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder message.

Maintenance Minder Messages on the Driver Information 
Interface

Maintenance Message

Oil Life Display

Explanation

Information

Normal

When you select the Maintenance 
Minder screen, it displays codes for 
maintenance items due at the next 
engine oil change, along with the 
percentage of engine oil life remaining.

Maintenance Due Soon

The engine oil life indicator starts to 
appear along with other due-soon 
maintenance item codes when the 
remaining oil life drops to 15 percent.

The engine oil is approaching the 
end of its service life.

Maintenance Due Now

The remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 
percent. Press the 

 button to 

switch to another display.

The engine oil has almost reached 
the end of its service life, and the 
maintenance items should be 
inspected and serviced as soon as 
possible.

Maintenance Past Due

The engine oil has passed its service life, 
and a negative distance appears after 
driving over 10 miles (U.S. models) or 
10 km (Canadian models). The negative 
distance on the display blinks.

The engine oil life has passed.
The maintenance items must be 
inspected and serviced immediately.

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Maintenance Service Items

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Maintenance Service Items

Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if 
they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder Message

System Message 
Indicator

Sub Items

Main Item

U.S. models

*1: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, 

change the engine oil every year.

# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.

*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles.

CODE

Maintenance Main Items

A

Replace engine oil

*1

B

Replace engine oil

*1

 and oil filter

Inspect front and rear brakes

Check expiration date for Temporary Tire Repair kit 
bottle (If equipped)

Inspect these items:

• Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
• Suspension components
• Driveshaft boots
• Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA)
• All fluid levels and condition of fluids
• Exhaust system

#

• Fuel lines and connections

#

*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and 

from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 15,000 miles.

*4:

 Driving in mountainous areas at very low 

vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures. This requires transmission fluid changes 
more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle 
under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed every 25,000 miles.

*5: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 36 months after the display for item 7 is 

reset, change the brake fluid every 3 years.

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Maintenance Sub Items

1

Rotate tires

2

Replace air cleaner element

*2

Replace dust and pollen filter

*3

Inspect drive belt

3

Replace transmission fluid

*4

4

Replace spark plugs

Inspect valve clearance

5

Replace engine coolant

7

Replace brake fluid

*5

Continuously variable transmission models

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Maintenance Service Items

Adjust the valves during services A, 0, 9, 1, 2, or 3 
if they are noisy.

Canadian models

*1: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, 

change the engine oil every year.

*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 24,000 km.
*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and 

from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 24,000 km.

*4:

 Driving in mountainous areas at very low 

vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures. This requires transmission fluid changes 
more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle 
under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed every 40,000 km.

*5: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 36 months after the display for item 7 is 

reset, change the brake fluid every 3 years.

# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.

CODE

Maintenance Main Items

A

Replace engine oil

*1

0

Replace engine oil

*1

 and oil filter

Continuously variable transmission models

CODE

Maintenance Sub Items

1

Rotate tires

2

Replace air cleaner element

*2

Replace dust and pollen filter

*3

Inspect drive belt

3

Replace transmission fluid

*4

4

Replace spark plugs

Inspect valve clearance

5

Replace engine coolant

7

Replace brake fluid

*5

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Service front and rear brakes

Check expiration date for Temporary Tire Repair kit 
bottle (If equipped)

Inspect these items:

• Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
• Suspension components
• Driveshaft boots
• Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA)
• All fluid levels and condition of fluids
• Exhaust system

#

• Fuel lines and connections

#

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Reset the Maintenance Minder display if you have performed the maintenance service.

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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2. Press the 

 (display/information) button repeatedly until the 

 appears.

3. Press the ENTER button.
4. Press and hold the ENTER button for about 10 seconds to enter the reset mode.
5. Press 

 / 

 button to select a maintenance item to reset, or to select All Due 

Items (You can also select Cancel to end the process).

6. Press the ENTER button to reset the selected item.
7. Repeat from step 4 for other items you wish to reset.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Resetting the Display

1

Resetting the Display

NOTICE

Failure to reset the relevant item(s) after a 
maintenance service results in the system showing 
incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to 
serious mechanical problems.

The dealer will reset the Maintenance Minder display 
after completing the required maintenance service. If 
someone other than a dealer performs maintenance 
service, reset the relevant maintenance item(s) 
yourself.

You can also reset the Maintenance Minder

TM

 display 

using the customized features on the driver 
information interface.

Customized Features P. 133

You can also reset the Maintenance Minder

TM

 display 

using the audio/information touch screen.

Customized Features P. 348

Models with color audio system

Models with Display Audio

ENTER Button

 (Display/Information) Button

/

Button

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Maintenance Under the Hood

Maintenance Items Under the Hood

1.5 L engine models

Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid 

(Black Cap)

Reserve Tank

Washer Fluid 
(Blue Cap)

Engine Oil Dipstick 
(Orange)

Engine Oil Fill Cap

Battery

Reserve Tank Cap

U.S. models

Washer Fluid 
(Blue Cap)

Canadian models

* Not available on all models

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2.0 L engine models

Washer Fluid 
(Blue Cap)

Reserve Tank

Engine Oil Dipstick 
(Black)

Brake/Clutch Fluid 
(Black Cap)

Reserve Tank Cap

Engine Oil Fill Cap

Battery

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Opening the Hood

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set 

the parking brake.

2. Pull the hood release handle under the 

driver’s side lower corner of the dashboard.

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The hood will pop up slightly.

3. Pull up the hood latch lever (located under 

the front edge of the hood to the center) 
and raise the hood. Once you have raised 
the hood slightly, you can release the lever.

4. Remove the support rod from the clamp 

using the grip. Mount the support rod in 
the hood.

When closing, remove the support rod, and 
stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the 
hood. Remove your hand at a height of 
approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and let the 
hood close.

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Opening the Hood

NOTICE

Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are 
raised: The hood will strike the wipers, resulting in 
possible damage to the hood and/or the wipers.

When closing the hood, check that the hood is 
securely latched.

If the hood latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can 
open the hood without lifting the lever, the latch 
mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.

3

WARNING

The hood support rod can become very hot 
due to heat from the engine.

To ensure against possible burns, do not 
handle the metal section of the rod: Use 
the foam grip instead.

Hood Release Handle

Pull

Lever

Support Rod

Grip

Clamp

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Recommended Engine Oil

Oil is a major contributor to your engine's 
performance and longevity. If you drive the 
vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, 
the engine may fail or be damaged.

This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving 
and that it meets the American Petroleum 
Institute’s latest requirements.

Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another 
commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for 
the ambient temperature as shown.

Synthetic oil

You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal 
and is the specified viscosity grade.

• Genuine Honda Motor Oil
• Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the 

container.

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Recommended Engine Oil

Engine Oil Additives
Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, 
they may adversely affect the engine performance 
and durability.

Ambient Temperature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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