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Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the 
engine oil, appear on the multi-information display.
You can view them on the engine oil life screen at any time.
1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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2. Press the 

 (Information) button repeatedly until the engine oil life appears 

on the multi-information display.

*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 multi-information display

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Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Based on the engine operating conditions, 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 information display.

Maintenance Service Items P. 497

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

 

Button

Maintenance 
Item Codes

Remaining 
Engine Oil 
Life

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The system message indicator (

) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder message.

Maintenance Minder Messages on the Multi-Information 
Display

Maintenance Message

Oil Life Display

Explanation

Information

Maintenance Due Soon

15 %

The remaining engine oil life is 15 to 
6 percent. Once you switch the 

display by pressing the 

 

(Information) button, this message 
will go off.

The engine oil is approaching the end 
of its service life, and the maintenance 
items should be inspected and serviced 
soon.

Maintenance Due Now

5 %

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

Negative Distance

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

 button to switch to another 

display.

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

Independent of the Maintenance Minder 
information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.

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

*1: If a message Maintenance 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.

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Maintenance Main Items

A

Replace engine oil

*1

B

Replace engine oil

*1

 and oil filter

Inspect front and rear brakes

Check parking brake adjustment

Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots

Inspect suspension components

Inspect driveshaft boots

Inspect brake hoses and lines (Including ABS/VSA)

Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids

Inspect exhaust system

#

Inspect fuel lines and connections

#

*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles (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 15,000 miles (24,000 km).

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Maintenance Sub Items

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Rotate tires

2

Replace air cleaner element

*2

Replace dust and pollen filter

*3

Inspect drive belt

3

Replace transmission fluid

4

Replace spark plugs

Inspect valve clearance

5

Replace engine coolant

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Reset the maintenance minder information display if you have performed the 
maintenance service.

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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2. Press the 

 button to select Maintenance Info., then press the SEL/RESET 

button.

3. Select Reset with the 

 button, then press the SEL/RESET button.

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The displayed maintenance items disappear, and the engine oil life display 
returns to 100%.

To cancel the oil life reset mode, select Cancel, then press the SEL/RESET button.

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

Resetting the Display

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Resetting the Display

NOTICE

Failure to reset the Maintenance Minder

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 display 

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

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display after completing the required maintenance 
service. If someone other than a dealer performs 
maintenance service, reset the Maintenance 
Minder

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 display yourself.

Engine Oil Life

SEL/RESET 
Button

Maintenance Item Codes

 

(Information) 
Button

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Maintenance Under the Hood

Maintenance Items Under the Hood

Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid 

(Black Cap)

Engine Coolant Reserve Tank

Radiator Cap

Washer Fluid 
(Blue Cap)

Engine Oil Dipstick 
(Orange)

Engine Oil Fill Cap

Battery

* Not available on all models

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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 outside corner of the 
dashboard.

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The hood will pop up slightly.

3. Push the hood latch lever (located under 

the front edge of the hood to the center) to 
the side 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 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.

Hood Release Handle

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-16, 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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Oil Check

We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel.
Park the vehicle on level ground.
Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the 
oil.

1. Remove the dipstick (orange).
2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or 

paper towel.

3. Insert the dipstick back all the way into its 

hole.

4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the 

level. It should be between the upper and 
lower marks. Add oil if necessary.

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Oil Check

If the oil level is near or below the lower mark, slowly 
add oil, being careful not to overfill.

Upper Mark

Lower Mark

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Adding Engine Oil

1. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap.
2. Add oil slowly.
3. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and tighten 

it securely.

4. Wait for three minutes and recheck the 

engine oil dipstick.

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Adding Engine Oil

If any oil spills, wipe it away immediately. Spilled oil 
may damage the engine compartment components.

NOTICE

Do not fill the engine oil above the upper mark. 
Overfilling the engine oil can result in leaks and 
engine damage.

Engine Oil Fill Cap

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the 
engine’s lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly.

Change the oil and filter in accordance with the Maintenance Minder message on 
the information display

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1. Run the engine until it reaches normal 

operating temperature, and then turn the 
engine off.

2. Open the hood and remove the engine oil 

fill cap.

3. Remove the bolts and clips on the 

undercarriage and remove the under 
cover.

4. Remove the drain bolt and washer from 

the bottom of the engine, and drain the 
oil into a suitable container.

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

NOTICE

You may damage the environment if you do not 
dispose of the oil in a suitable way. If you are 
changing the oil by yourself, appropriately dispose of 
the used oil. Put the oil in a sealed container and take 
it to a recycling center. Do not throw the oil away 
into a garbage can or onto the ground.

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Bolt

Clip

Washer

Drain Bolt

* Not available on all models

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5. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the 

remaining oil.

6. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to 

the engine contact surface.

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If it is stuck, you must detach it.

7. Wipe away dirt and dust adhering to the 

contact surface of the engine block, and 
install a new oil filter.

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Apply a light coat of new engine oil to 
the oil filter gasket.

8. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then 

reinstall the drain bolt.

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Tightening torque: 
29 lbf∙ft (39 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)

9. Pour the recommended engine oil into the 

engine.

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Engine oil change capacity (including 
filter): 
3.5 US qt (3.3 L)

10. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap securely and 

start the engine.

11. Run the engine for a few minutes, and 

then check that there is no leak from the 
drain bolt or oil filter.

12. Stop the engine, wait for three minutes, 

and then check the oil level on the 
dipstick.

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If necessary, add more engine oil.

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

You will need a special wrench to replace the oil 
filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer.

When installing the new oil filter, follow the 
instructions supplied with the oil filter.

Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The 
low oil pressure indicator should go off within five 
seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check 
your work.

Oil Filter

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Engine Coolant

This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any 
straight antifreeze or water.

We recommend you check the engine coolant level every time you refuel. Check the 
reserve tank first. If it is completely empty, also check the coolant level in the 
radiator. Add the engine coolant accordingly.

1. Make sure the engine and radiator are cool.
2. Check the amount of coolant in the reserve 

tank.

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If the coolant level is below the MIN 
mark, add the specified coolant until it 
reaches the MAX mark.

3. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.

Specified coolant: Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2

Reserve Tank

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Engine Coolant

NOTICE

Genuine Honda engine coolant is a 50/50 mixture of 
antifreeze and water that can withstand freezing at 
temperatures as low as about -31°F (-35°C). If your 
vehicle is consistently subjected to temperatures 
below this, the concentration of antifreeze in the 
coolant should be increased. Consult a dealer for 
details.

If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may 
use another major brand of non-silicate coolant as a 
temporary replacement. Check that it is a high quality 
coolant recommended for aluminum engines. 
Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in 
corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction 
or fail. Have the cooling system flushed and refilled 
with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible.

Do not add rust inhibitors or other additives to your 
vehicle’s cooling system. They may not be compatible 
with the coolant or with the engine components.

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WARNING

Removing the radiator cap while the 
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray 
out, seriously scalding you.

Always let the engine and radiator cool 
down before removing the radiator cap.

Reserve Tank

MAX

MIN

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1. Make sure the engine and radiator are 

cool.

2. Turn the radiator cap 1/8 turn counter-

clockwise and relieve any pressure in the 
cooling system.

3. Push down and turn the radiator cap 

counter-clockwise to remove it.

4. The coolant level should be up to the base 

of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low.

5. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it 

fully.

Radiator

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Radiator

NOTICE

Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill 
any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can 
damage components in the engine compartment.

Radiator Cap

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Transmission Fluid

Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.

Do not attempt to check or change the continuously variable transmission (CVT) 
fluid yourself.

Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.

Do not attempt to check or change the manual transmission fluid yourself. 

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda HCF-2 Transmission Fluid

Manual Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)

Continuously variable transmission models

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Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid

NOTICE

Do not mix HCF-2 with other transmission fluids
Using a transmission fluid other than HCF-2 may 
adversely affect the operation and durability of your 
vehicle's transmission, and damage the transmission. 
Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that 
is not equivalent to HCF-2 is not covered by Honda's 
new vehicle limited warranty.

Manual transmission models

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Manual Transmission Fluid

If Honda MTF is not available, you may use the API 
certificated SAE 0 W-20 or 5 W-20 viscosity motor oil 
as a temporary measure.
Replace with MTF as soon as possible. Motor oil does 
not contain the proper additives for the transmission 
and continued use can cause decreased shifting 
performance and lead to transmission damage.

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Brake/Clutch

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 Fluid

Use the same fluid for both the brakes and clutch.

The fluid level should be between the MIN 
and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir.

The brake fluid reservoir is also used for your 
vehicle’s clutch fluid. As long as you keep the 
brake fluid level as instructed above, there is 
no need for checking the clutch fluid level.

Specified fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3

Checking the Brake Fluid

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Brake/Clutch

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 Fluid

NOTICE

Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your 
vehicle’s braking system and can cause extensive 
damage.

If the specified brake fluid is not available, you should 
use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed 
container as a temporary replacement.

Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion 
and decrease the longevity of the system. Have the 
brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy 
Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark, 
have a dealer inspect the vehicle for leaks or worn 
brake pads as soon as possible.

MIN

MAX

Manual transmission models

* Not available on all models

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Refilling Window Washer Fluid

Check the amount of window washer fluid by 
looking at the reservoir.
If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir.

If the washer fluid is low, the washer level 
indicator

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 appears on the instrument panel or 

a message appears on the multi-information 
display

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Pour the washer fluid carefully. Do not overflow the reservoir.

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Refilling Window Washer Fluid

NOTICE

Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water 
solution in the window washer reservoir.
Antifreeze can damage your vehicle’s paint. A 
vinegar/water solution can damage the window 
washer pump.

Window Washer 
Reservoir

Models without washer level sensor

Models with washer level sensor

* Not available on all models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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