Honda Maintenance Codes

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As you drive your Honda vehicle on the Madison roads, you might see some codes pop up on your dashboard every once in a while. Don’t be alarmed when you see these codes as they just indicate that your Honda vehicle is in need of service or maintenance. Learn about what your Honda Civic maintenance codes mean or what the service codes for any Honda vehicle mean with the service center at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville. Once you learn the meanings of your Honda vehicle’s maintenance codes, rely on Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville for all of your service and maintenance needs. 


Primary Honda Maintenance Codes

For most Honda vehicles, the service codes will be either the letter “A” or “B” followed by the numbers 1-6. To understand the whole code, you’ll need to understand the primary part of the code which is the letter “A” or “B”. Here is what the two letters mean:

  • Replace the engine oil and the oil filter. 

  • Replace the engine oil and the oil filter. 
  • Lubricate and clean the front and rear brakes.
  • Adjust the parking brake. 
  • Inspect the major vehicle components. 

Secondary Honda Maintenance Codes

Now that you know what the two primary letters mean, take a look at what the different numbers indicate:


  • Perform a multi-point vehicle inspection. 

  • Perform a tire rotation. 

  • Replace the cabin and engine air filters. 

  • Replace the transmission fluid.


  • Replace the spark plugs.
  • Replace the timing belt. 
  • Adjust the valves. 


  • Flush the engine coolant. 
  • Replace the engine coolant. 

  • Replace the rear differential fluid.


  • Replace the brake fluid. 

Maintenance Minder Codes on a Honda

On newer Honda models, you’ll find a maintenance feature called the Maintenance Minder. This feature uses sensors to carefully monitor the oil in your vehicle and tell you how much oil you have left in the form of a percentage. When your oil level gets low, you’ll see the following percentages flashing on your dashboard while driving around Athens. Here is what the percentages mean:

15%: Service is required soon, and you should set up an appointment. 

5%: Service is necessary. Bring in your vehicle as soon as possible. 

0%: Service is past due. Bring in your vehicle for immediate service. 

If you see any of the following Maintenance Minder codes during your Owens Crossroads commute, then schedule service with us immediately. 

Honda Maintenance Schedule by Mileage

To ensure that your Honda vehicle continues to run at its best on the Huntsville roads, then you’ll want to keep up with its recommended maintenance schedule. Here is a general overlook of the Honda maintenance schedule by mileage for most Honda models:

7,5000 / 22,500 / 37,500 / 52,500 / 67,500 / 82,5000 Miles

  • Check and replace fluids.
  • Have an oil and filter change.
  • Inspect tire treads.
  • Check tire pressure. 
  • Rotate tires. 
  • Perform a brake inspection.
  • Lubricate throttle linkage. 

15,000 / 45,000 / 75,000 / 105,000 Miles

  • Lubrication of chassis and all hinges. 
  • Replace the oil drain plug. 
  • Replace the oil gasket. 
  • Replace the windshield wipers. 
  • Replace spark plugs as needed. 
  • Rotate and balance wheels. 
  • Inspect the undercarriage. 
  • Inspect shocks and struts 
  • Inspect and adjust the clutch pedal. 
  • Check the air conditioning and heater operation. 
  • Replace the air conditioning filter.
  • Service the transmission. 
  • Inspect the parking brake. 
  • Re-torque the drive shaft. 
  • Check the interior lamps and exterior lamps. 
  • Check the steering systems. 
  • Inspect the steering gearbox. 
  • Check the steering wheel. 
  • Check the fuel systems. 
  • Check the differential oil. 
  • Check the brake linings and hoses.

30,000 / 60,000 / 90,000 / 120,000 Miles

  • Service the PCV valve.
  • Inspect the fuel tank cap gasket.
  • Check the fuel lines and connections.
  • Service the transmission. 
  • Service the battery. 
  • Clean cables.
  • Replace the differential oil.
  • Inspect the transfer case oil.
  • Inspect the air elements.
  • Inspect all exterior and interior lamps.
  • Lubricate the propeller shaft.
  • Lubricate the wheel bearings.
  • Perform a propeller shaft flex coupling inspection.
  • Check the battery and clean terminals.
  • Perform a road test and quality control.

For more information on Honda Civic maintenance codes, Honda maintenance codes in general, or anything else related to the service of your Honda vehicle, reach out to our service team at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville. If you’re more of a hands-on driver and like to tackle service jobs yourself, then visit our parts center to find what you need.

Service Your Honda at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville

Now that you know what the Honda maintenance codes mean, just contact us whenever you see any of the maintenance codes pop up on your dashboard. We’ll get your Honda properly serviced, so you can get back out on the road. 

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