Staying up to date on routine maintenance is a great way to keep your Honda HR-V running smoothly. Follow the maintenance schedule below to make sure your Honda receives all the care and attention it needs.
If you’re not sure about any of the maintenance items or service intervals outlined in this guide, consult a certified automotive technician or your local Honda dealer. Drivers in the Denver, Centennial, and Aurora, CO, area can contact Mile High Honda for additional information or service.
What Is a Honda HR-V Maintenance Schedule?
Before going into the specific details of the HR-V model’s suggested maintenance, we first need to cover maintenance schedule basics.
What is a maintenance schedule, exactly? Simply put, a maintenance schedule acts as a guideline to the types of services your vehicle should have performed, and how often they should be administered.
Think of it as your car’s version of a physical or dental cleaning. You don’t go to the dentist only when you develop a tooth ache, but rather on a set schedule, regardless of any dental issues. That way if a problem were to arise later on, you and your doctor would be more equipped to address it.
Your car works the same way. Instead of waiting until maintenance is needed, drivers will want to bring their vehicles in for service regularly, as to avoid potential repairs down the line.
Honda HR-V Maintenance Main Items
Here’s a list of the HR-V main maintenance items in accordance with their corresponding codes seen within the Honda Maintenance Minder™.
Main Code A:
- Replace engine oil
Main Code B:
- Replace engine oil and filter
- Inspect front and rear brakes
- Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
- Inspect suspension components
- Inspect driveshaft boots
- Inspect brake hoses and lines
- Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
- Inspect exhaust system
- Inspect fuel lines and connections
Honda HR-V Maintenance Sub Items
Next, we’ll list all the Maintenance sub items as seen within the HR-V Maintenance Minder™ system.
Maintenance Sub Items:
- Sub Code 1: Rotate tires
- Sub Code 2: Replace air cleaner element, replace dust and pollen filter, inspect drive belt
- Sub Code 3: Replace transmission fluid
- Sub Code 4: Replace spark plugs, inspect valve clearance
- Sub Code 5: Replace engine coolant
- Sub Code 6: Replace rear differential fluid
How to Access & Read Honda HR-V Maintenance Minder Messages
Now that you know how Honda categorizes their maintenance procedures, let’s explore how your vehicle displays this information and alerts you when maintenance is due.
On the HR-V, all Maintenance Minder messages will be displayed on the vehicle’s multi-information display. Honda uses your vehicle’s oil life percentage to help gauge when specific services are needed.
You’ll see a box with your oil life percentage, followed by the appropriate maintenance codes. To efficiently manage oil life, Honda breaks its lifespan into three sections:
- Maintenance Due Soon: This message occurs when oil life is between 15 percent and 6 percent. When this happens, your vehicle’s engine oil is reaching the end of its service life. When you see this warning, you’ll want to ensure the corresponding maintenance items are serviced and inspected shortly.
- Maintenance Due Now: When the remaining oil life is at 5 percent or less, the accompanying maintenance items should be taken care of as soon as possible.
- Maintenance Past Due: If you see a negative distance on the oil life display, your engine’s oil has surpassed its service life. Here, it’s very important to have your HR-V inspected and serviced immediately.